Nathaniel Pockras

My feedback

  1. 9 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Ebook Central » User interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Nathaniel Pockras supported this idea  · 
  2. 19 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Ebook Central » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Nathaniel Pockras supported this idea  · 
  3. 13 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Ebook Central » DDA and Profiling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Nathaniel Pockras supported this idea  · 
    An error occurred while saving the comment
    Nathaniel Pockras commented  · 

    We expand our DDA pool manually with Title Match. Periodically weed our pool of items that haven't gotten any spending in X amount of time (normally 18 or 24 months) since they were added. Right now the only way I can ascertain when I added something is if I save the add list for years at a time (it would be nice to trash these lists) or to have cataloguing spend time running a report on MARC 005 data for all the potential weeds. It would be nicer if I could just ascertain from LibCentral when a title was added.

  4. 20 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Ebook Central » Ordering and Invoicing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    An error occurred while saving the comment
    Nathaniel Pockras commented  · 

    This would be appreciated. Some time ago we firm ordered docid=4091378 with 1U, and later upgraded it to 3U because of turnaways. We later bought another 1U copy (not sure why; maybe a mistake?), and when the book kept getting turnaways, we had to pay the price of upgrading the 1U copy, not the price of upgrading the 3U copy.

    I wonder if this would be a problem for publishers, however — let's say you buy two 1U copies for a book that's not sold with another license. Some time later, the publisher starts selling it with 3U, and the price is less than twice that of 1U. Suddenly you can upgrade from 1 copy to 4 for free, even though they didn't cut the price. Nice for library, not nice for publisher.

    Nathaniel Pockras supported this idea  · 
  5. 14 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Ebook Central » DDA and Profiling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Nathaniel Pockras supported this idea  · 
    An error occurred while saving the comment
    Nathaniel Pockras commented  · 

    This might be useful. I wouldn't use academic/nonacademic because of the size of the site (I foresee lots of errors occurring when applying settings to more than 1.3 million ebooks), but whether something's a textbook ought to be easy to ascertain, and I'd like to exclude textbooks.

  6. 12 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  Ebook Central » Ordering and Invoicing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for your feedback on this issue. Is this primarily an issue only with upgrades or also with autopurchases? I’d like to best understand the scope of the problem, and look forward to all additional feedback from those affected. Keep those great ideas and thoughts coming!

    Nathaniel Pockras supported this idea  · 
    An error occurred while saving the comment
    Nathaniel Pockras commented  · 

    I agree. It would make a lot more sense for the upgrade to go to UA, since 3U-to-NL can actually reduce usability if you have sustained usage.

  7. 5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Ebook Central » Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    megan.marion responded

    Thanks for your suggestion. We have a turnaway report available if you contact customer support, but I can see how it would be much more useful to run on demand in LibCentral. While we continue to monitor demand, please feel free to provide more feedback and votes!

    An error occurred while saving the comment
    Nathaniel Pockras commented  · 

    We track turnaways in order to identify priority titles for upgrade. Individual emails help us greatly, but we have to maintain a script to collate everything. If we could get a single daily digest (comparable to what ebrary gave us) with needed information, it would be helpful, and if we could generate a report for a specified time period, it would be wonderful. We can't use COUNTER BR3 because it doesn't provide most needed information and because it includes turnaways for reasons other than concurrent access.

    Nathaniel Pockras supported this idea  · 
  8. 2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Ebook Central » Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    megan.marion responded

    Thanks for your suggestion. We are currently reviewing this request and gathering additional details about this feature.

    In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes!

    Nathaniel Pockras shared this idea  · 
  9. 0 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! We will keep the status updated of the project update here.

    An error occurred while saving the comment
    Nathaniel Pockras commented  · 

    As long as you'd have to choose to opt out, as described here, or if you could toggle a single setting to disable them all at once: I've benefited from turnaway alerts for no-longer-sold books, e.g. finding another book on the same topic, and I wouldn't want to lose them. It would be nice if ProQuest could make these alerts optional for people who don't want them, but disabling them altogether would hurt me, and it would be an inordinate amount of work if I had to re-enable alerts for all no-longer-sold books one at a time.

  10. 5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Ebook Central » Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! We will keep the status updated of the project update here.

    Nathaniel Pockras supported this idea  · 

Feedback and Knowledge Base