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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    23 votes
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    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.

  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.

    4 votes
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  4. 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.

    1 vote
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  5. Display an Edition column in the results page

    It would be really useful and time-saving to spot at first glance the edition of a book in a column besides 'Action', 'Publisher', 'Copyright year', 'LC classification', 'QTY', 'GBP'. In fact the edition is one of the ESSENTIAL criteria to check when purchasing a title and it would be great to identify this info immediately and have the possibility to compare different editions on the same screen.

    1 vote
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  7. Show VAT and discount in the price for e-books

    Other suppliers clearly show what the cost price, VAT and total price (including discount) are for ebooks. It would be good if OASIS could do the same.

    12 votes
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  8. Fund code tree/sub-directory

    Would like the ability to also assign fund sub-codes to orders. For example, select a faculty as the main fund, then choose from a list of program sub-codes.

    1 vote
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  9. Mobile Version of OASIS

    Are there any plans to create a mobile version of OASIS for other devices but computers/laptops? It is not possible to even update one's shopping cart and send titles to acquisitions via iPhone or similar devices. Would be highly appreciated.

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  10. Search should ignore all punctuation & non-alphabetic characters

    Currently the inclusion of basic punctuation such as colons, apostrophes, semicolons, etc. often cause searches to fail. This is especially true when copying titles from a web page, and is even worse when using the Quick Search box. If the searches just ignored all punctuation and non-alphabetic characters, this would not be a problem.

    8 votes
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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. MARC data: Unique identifier for each copy

    When multiple copies of the same title are ordered (either ordered at the same time, or perhaps a 2nd copy ordered a few months after the 1st), we'd like each copy to have a different unique identification number. Currently, the identifier appears to be on the bib record level, so each copy has the same number. This causes issues when we import MARC records into our system (OCLC WorldShare Management Services) because the system thinks each additional copy is a duplicate/redundant import of the same item and rejects all but the first copy. Having a different identifier for each copy…

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  13. Provide a more robust keyword search.

    I usually use Amazon to "discover" titles then try to find them in Pasis

    10 votes
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