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  1. E-Book titles - Display "Not Available" phrases in RED LETTERS

    Can you display the "Not Available: No sales rights in your region" phrase in the Title Details tab and the "Not Available" phrase in the title record, in RED LETTERS. Presently they are in black letters and hard to spot. I consider these phrases as a Status or a Cancellation, which you display in red or orange letters.

    38 votes

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  2. Display newer editions of a title when performing an ISBN search

    One of the limitations on OASIS is that it is not immediately obvious whether there is a newer edition of a title available. Performing a title search can be problematic especially when searching for generic titles. It is often easier to search on Amazon as they clearly identify whether a newer edition is available. It would be nice if we had another tab similar to “Alternative formats” which would allow us to check for “Alternative editions”.

    35 votes

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  3. Order Ebook Central upgrades through OASIS

    The ability to order an Ebook Central license upgrade through OASIS. This can then follow the same workflow as any other OASIS order, with the institution being invoiced for the upgrade cost only.

    This is currently working perfectly when upgrading eBook licenses on GOBI.

    32 votes

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  4. Allow Administrators to create new users

    It would simplify things immensely if admins could add new users to their library without having to make the request directly to customer service.

    32 votes

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  5. Talis Integration

    I would like ProQuest to work with Talis to integrate supplier information (book & ebook prices) into the Talis Aspire product. Talis Aspire has become an integral part of our ordering workflow and other book suppliers have already taken the step to integrate using an API. For us, it would create greater efficiency in stock selection as we would not need to login to multiple websites to check for prices and would almost certainly lead to us buying more books and ebooks from ProQuest.

    It would also help massively if prices shown were inclusive of VAT & discounts. This links…

    29 votes

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  6. Allow administrators the ability to create / amend / delete new fund codes etc.

    It would be good to have the ability to create, amend or delete funds or other fields ourselves rather than having to request the amendments each time something changes.

    27 votes

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  7. Vertical Split Screen Option

    A vertical split screen, as opposed to the current horizontal split screen, would better utilize the computer monitor's screen space. I could scroll through my list on the left, while easily viewing the order or title information on the right. Currently, I have barely enough room on the screen to view two titles on the top split and still see the order/title information on the bottom split.

    27 votes

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    started  ·  Kevan McGowan responded

    Hi everyone

    With the recent release of the new checkout experience, we are excited to announce that we will now begin scoping out and implementing a new search browsing experience. This new experience will make much better use of screen real estate and allow you to browse titles in a much more user-friendly manner. We have designed and tested the new concept and received lots of positive feedback from our users.

    This will be a large project and will likely take 5+ months to build. I will keep you posted as we reach milestones.

  8. Hot link author names so a new author search can be conducted with one click

    Author names in records could be hot linked so that a new author search could be conducted with one click.

    11 votes

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  9. Option to exclude self-published titles from search

    There should be an easy way (such as a checkbox) to exclude self-published titles from all searches. We are generally not interested in self-published works, but they often dominate our search results. At the very least, we should be able to exclude certain publishers by default (such as the largest self-publishing imprints, CreateSpace, AuthorHouse, Lulu.com, Nobel Press, etc.). This can currently be done by filtering search results, but it’s not at all practical because it has to be done with every single search, for each individual self-publishing imprint.

    11 votes

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  10. Add an alert when items are moved to 'Authorize orders'

    It would be very useful if some sort of audible alert or 'pop-up' (Dawson's have this functionality) could be added as soon as items are moved to 'Authorize orders'. Currently it is necessary to log in to check. Thanks

    11 votes

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  11. Share lists between librarians

    We would like to be able to work cooperatively on shared lists within our library.

    9 votes

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  12. Option to set default Advanced Search parameters that stick

    The Advanced Search screen should allow you to set default basic search parameters that stay in place as long as you want them to, even after you log out and log back in. I never want to search for ebooks, yet I have to choose "paperback" and "hardcover" for every search in order to avoid them. It would be great if each user could set defaults for binding format, language, price range, currency, publication dates, publishers to exclude, etc., that would stay in effect for every search until they decide to change it.

    8 votes

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  13. View order status all on one page

    We would like to be able to view all order statuses on one page, like you would with Amazon. That way we wouldn't have to click on each title for to see the status. That takes too much time.

    7 votes

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  14. Report an error suggestion

    When we come across entries that have obviously incorrect information, such as a description of a different product, it would be easier and faster to have a button or link to report that directly on the entry rather than having to transfer identifying information about the product to the generic feedback form.

    7 votes

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  15. Provide brief background information about publishers

    It would be great if there was an easy way to get some background information about a publisher, such as a link to a brief description. Often the publishers are not familiar to us, and it can be difficult to discern self-publishing houses and children’s publishers from the rest without leaving OASIS to do a general Internet search.

    7 votes

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  16. Integrate with Choice Reviews

    Like many other libraries, we use Choice Reviews Online for title selection. Any possiblity of having a button with the option of adding the title to our OASIS cart? Right now, only Gobi is integrated with CRO.

    5 votes

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  17. Add a notes field for Lists

    Add a personal or internal notes field for various LIST (rather than titles) so one can keep notes on the purposes / development of the list and continue building the list weeks later, knowing where you left off, etc.

    5 votes

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  18. Add the ability for organizations with multiple ratifiers to work off of the same submission list.

    Currently we have to assign selectors to ratifiers to distribute the work and it often results in unfair distirbution or us needing to forward lists to each other. It would be really nice if we had a shared submissions list that all ratifiers could go to and work off of when placing orders.

    4 votes

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  19. When a selector is ordering a title that duplicates a title already held, add a popup or alert

    Our selectors sometimes don't check to see if a title is already held before placing an order. Having an alert or popup that warns someone about placing an order for a duplicate item would help us manage duplication.

    4 votes

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  20. Multi-Tab Feature

    Multi-Tab Feature would be more efficient that the current single-view option. For instance, if I'm in a list and realize I need to do a search, I leave my list and then have to come back to it. This can happen frequently and if I could just open another tab for searching or referencing another list, it would make things easier. If I add an item from the search tab to a list that is on a tab currently being viewed, a "refresh list" button would be nice.

    4 votes

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