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Option to filter harvested or digitised theses
In PQTD Global our institution has both harvested electronically submitted theses and a large collection of theses that have been digitised by PQ from the former print collection. It would be good to be able to differentiate between the two on the Dashboard, to see the impact of the work we've done digitising the collection.4 votes
Add Content Weighting/Percentage of Available Content Harvested to provide context for Usage in ETD Dashboard
A user from a national consortium in Portugal has pointed out that if ProQuest have yet to process and publish non-English ETDs from Portuguese institutions, then the usage captured in ETD Dashboard is obviously only that for part of the full content set; which is an important caveat for users of Dashboard to understand when looking at this usage data1 vote
Include additional Usage Metrics in ETD Dashboard such as number of unique user sessions/average session time
A user from a national consortium in Portugal mentioned that it would also be useful to see other usage metrics in ETD Dashboard, such as number of unique user sessions (in PQDT) and/or average length of each user session (in PQDT), for the content usage that has been tracked. This would be analogous to the metrics offered by IR reporting tools available to institutions.1 vote
Develop a consortium-level and/or country-level account for ETD Dashboard
Feedback from a user from a national consortium in Portugal was that it would be useful to be able to see aggregated usage for all members of a consortium and/or all usage across all research outputs from a nation, rather than separate accounts & usage by individual member institution.1 vote
Automatically apply broadest possible filters for new Users of ETD Dashboard
Feedback from a user in Portugal was that he was confused to see no data/no visualisations when he first logged into ETD Dashboard, and he was only able to see the graphics after playing around with the filters.
It would be helpful to automatically apply the broadest/most open filters possible for new Users, to ensure they are able to at least see something in Dashboard when they log in, to avoid this confusion.1 vote
Localization / Translate Dashboard to Languages other than English
Add support for languages other than English. Please add suggestions as a comment1 vote
Need more granularity (quarterly, monthly) on date selectors
I'd like to be able to refine dates - retrieval period specifically, but publish dates as well. (J Weinberg)4 votes
Popular Subjects - Click to Title List
As an administrator of a graduate school or library, I would like to be able to select the "subject bubble" in the popular subject visualization and have it take me to a list of the titles downloaded in that subject, broken down by frequency of downloads by title so that I can identify those top titles used in a subject area.6 votes
Aggregate and Display Usage for an Institution's historic theses awarded under a previous Institutional Name
PQDT often contains older theses which were awarded under an institution's old/defunct institutional name. The modern incarnation of the institution should be able to see the aggregated usage for their current ETDs as well as older works, under a single ETD Dashboard account. These older works may also be stored on the same IR as a result of previous digitisation projects the university completed.1 vote
Click through to titles from Retrievals by Country map
It would be great to see the number of theses by country when you hover over the map (didn't realise at first there was a table underneath) and then to be able click through to the titles1 vote
Put Published Date Range above Retrieval Period Range
Intuitively, it makes sense to specify the range of years that ETDs were published before specifying the retrieval period. (J. Weinberg)4 votes
Auto-scale Visualizations to fit screen
At the moment, visualizations do not scale to fit the screen dimensions, and using "zoom" feature scales the frame, but not the image in the visualization. This means a user cannot adjust the screen to see the entire visualization at once.4 votesplanned · 0 comments · Admin →
Tracking on number of times their dessertations or Theses being cited by others
Insitutions would like to keep track of on number of times their Dessertations or Theses are being cited by others so incorporating this into Dashboard tracking data will be an advantage to the instituions.2 votes
Report retrieved in CSV- subject is reflected in numeric
1.Report retrieved in CSV- subject is reflected in numeric where as expected result is the subject to be in Text -eg.Marketing, Electrical Engineering etc. So users can do further analysis
2. Information button- is this meant to have more information when mouse over or click on it?"2 votes
Top Retrieval- Year Selection - to have dropdown list
Top Retrieval- Year selection - to have dropdown to chose the years- UX improvement2 votes
Platform does not reponse when click enter from keyboard after selected the filter details
Once you have selected filters and click on enter button from the keyboard, the dashboard does not respond to it, ideally it should as any application works with you click on the enter button from keyboard(UI)1 vote
Explanation Tab on Retrieval Benchmarking looks odd and it can be placed at some other place and a symbol can be enough to show this.1 vote
Create degree program filter or search
Seeing dissertations by school or degree program is either non-existent or not apparent to me. Filtering by subject for something like a School of Agriculture could be across a lot of subjects. It would be nice to have a degree program filter or allow creation of subject groups for specific degree programs like agriculture so I could add animal science, vet science, agronomy, ag econ, ag ed, horticulture, soil possibly natural resources, wildlife management, etc (depending on the school) to a group once, save it, and not have to rerun that filter everytime.1 vote
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