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  1. 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.

    6 votes
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  2. Share lists between librarians

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

    6 votes
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  3. 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.

    5 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Add Boolean language and truncation to search

    All search boxes should support Boolean AND, OR, and NOT, as well as truncation. Currently there is no way to exclude words from a search, or combine synonyms or alternate forms of a word into a single search.

    5 votes
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  6. 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.

    4 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Add search limits for price and currency

    Currently the only way to limit by price or currency is to filter your results after every single search. It would be much more efficient to set your price limits and currency upfront and have them stick through all of your searches. It is quite common for our selectors to accidentally choose items in foreign currencies when there are domestic editions available. Often these foreign titles are difficult or impossible to obtain, and/or take longer to arrive. If we could limit all searches to US dollars we could avoid this problem.

    4 votes
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  9. Make curated lists more accessible

    Curated topic lists are only accessible to OASIS users or LibCentral users. We would like the lists to be available to non-users so that for example, our Academics could access current lists. Can the lists be posted somewhere more accessible? You are likely to get more orders when they are more visible as Academics are more likely to add the titles to reading lists.

    3 votes
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  10. 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.

    3 votes
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. Allow users to exclude publishers in their profiles

    It would be extremely helpful to be able to manually adjust one's profile to exclude publishers one doesn't want directly.

    3 votes
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  13. Alternate Print: list availability

    My primary purpose of viewing "alternate prints" is to check availability. Currently, I can only view the alternate print's availability status after selecting it. It would be helpful if that availability was listed with the rest of the information: ISBN/Publisher/Year/Binding/Price/Currency.

    3 votes
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  14. Add option for "fuzzy" title search when there is no exact match

    When there is no exact match in a title search, it would be helpful if instead of bringing back “No results found”, the system reverted to a fuzzier search and brought back similar results. Something like, “No exact results for your search, but here are some similar titles…”

    3 votes
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  15. Increase Invoicing Options when using API

    Currently the invoicing options presented to us with ALMA/Oasis API integration are title by title (POL Invoicing), Invoice By Shipment, and Invoice by Fund. Our current workflows often mix funds and we normally place multiple orders in a day which has forced us into title by title invoicing. There should be a way for Oasis to limit invoicing to specific orders or other options to prevent a library from having to drastically altering ordering processes to utilize API ordering.

    3 votes
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  16. 3 votes
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  17. Adding the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification in the advanced search

    Could you please add the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification in the advanced search options? Since that classification is already in the records, it could be nice to see it in the classification drop down menu.

    2 votes
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  18. Label all 3rd party publisher content as DRM-free

    Please tag all of the 3rd party publisher content with the DRM-free label, in the same way that DRM-free Ebook Central ebooks are tagged.

    2 votes
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  19. Oclc record delivery

    Currently, if you want OCLC record data, you have to get an amalgamation of what is in the ProQuest database and the OCLC info that database has on hand.

    I would like to get the unaltered OCLC record itself as it exists in OCLC’s worldcat database. It would be fine if the TOC and summary services overlaid their info in the 505 and 520 fields (as well as a customized 845 field for institution specific linking), but we find the ProQuest amalgam record to usually be of lower quality than the matched OCLC record.

    Understandably, we could also use the…

    2 votes
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  20. Please add a field for ebook Format to OASIS (in title details)

    Knowing whether or not an ebook is available at EPUB or PDF or both is a critical data point for us to know before we purchase an ebook. Please include a field for ebook format in the "title details" section.

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