ETD Dashboard

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  1. 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)

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  2. 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)

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  3. Top Retrieval- Year Selection - to have dropdown list

    Top Retrieval- Year selection - to have dropdown to chose the years- UX improvement

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  4. 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 data

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  5. 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.

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  6. Localization / Translate Dashboard to Languages other than English

    Add support for languages other than English. Please add suggestions as a comment

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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 titles

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