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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. ability to select multiple subject classification ranges

    I would like to add multiple classifications into one search (see screenshot). But it seems like if I add one, then click on "select classification" it just erases the previous selection.

    For example, I'd like to make multiple selections for an ongoing project. (Sort of like I can make multiple selections for Readership Level.)

    For this project, I need to keep up with new books in many related LC subjects:
    T174
    TL581
    TL790
    TL794 (for the TLs, a range would be okay)
    HD9711
    QB500
    KNQ3469

    Is this possible? If so, how do I do that? I know I can create…

    1 vote

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  3. Automatically populate order info fields depending on format

    If a selector picks an ebook, we would like certain order info fields populated in the same way, e.g. Location: Online Resources; Loan Type Reference; and Sequence: Electronic Books. Most print books are also treated the same way, e.g. Location: University Library, so it would be helpful if these fields could be populated automatically. This would reduce work for selectors and reduce user errors and subsequent queries for ProQuest and for Library Procurement staff, e.g. when a selector picks an ebook and says it is for 4 week loan.

    1 vote

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  4. 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.

    23 votes

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  5. 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.

    30 votes

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  6. 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.

    2 votes

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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.

    20 votes

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  8. Fix the Search

    The Quick Search should work as well as the Advanced Search, and both need better ranking of results so that the titles I expect to see are at the top of the page.

    24 votes

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  9. 3 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. Organize items with separated headings for better readability

    Instead of combining all the item information in one long line. Readability would improve by organizing and separating each component with a heading and/or its own line. For example:

    Title:
    Author:
    ISBN:
    Publisher:
    Price List:
    ...etc.

    12 votes

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  12. Curated by Proquest Collections

    I just saw the Curated by ProQuest collections and like the direction this is taking, however would like to see more information and details about the selection process included in Oasis with the collection information. How are titles not only evaluated for inclusion, but what criteria might result in a title not being found in the collection? In addition, who are the selectors evaluating these materials? What expertise or identities might they hold that help curate such a collection? Are there ways for the community to suggest titles to add to these collections?

    1 vote

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  13. Leisure Reading Granularity and Auto Approval for Academic Libraries

    Academic libraries struggle to create leisure reading collections for undergraduate students. We'd like to see more from Oasis in helping us shift these over to auto approval plans that take advantage of the traditional print runs of these materials (particularly graphic novels) and assist in building hands off products that solves these issues.

    1 vote

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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. 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.

    10 votes

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  16. 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.

    7 votes

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  17. 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.

    10 votes

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  18. 9 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 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.

    1 vote

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