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  1. Please add a search box to search the journals (ideally all in one go)

    Also please ensure this search option searches new and old volumes and updates you when articles are published meeting your criteria. This would be great for academics and students alike. Seth

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    • Add a warning for deleting My Articles collections in the app.

      When you delete a collection in BrowZine web, you get this message: Are you sure you want to delete collection "Collection Name"? This will permanently delete this collection and all the articles it contains.

      Can a similar warning be added when you delete a collection from the app? I deleted one today on my iPad and didn't realize I'd lose any articles that weren't associated with another collection. You could also add something to the warning suggesting that users should move/copy articles to other collections if they don't want to lose the articles.

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      • unread

        Toggle for display "All" vs "Unread Only".

        For some journals (e.g. Open Access journals like eLife or the Frontiers journals), the number of articles per issue can get huge, and BrowZine appears to sort them alphabetically by title. This can make finding the unread articles (with a blue dot) time consuming. It would be easier if it were possible to toggle between displaying only unread articles vs all articles.

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        • Add built-in function to close/exit BrowZine on smartphone

          There isn't currently a built-in function to close/exit the BrowZine app on a smartphone. As a work around, I had to restart my device. It is easy to see how such a feature would be very useful.

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          • Would love to see holdings information when browsing so users don't have to load each one at a time to see if they can get full tex

            At the moment you have to open each journal title to find out what access is available to the user. It would be much more intuitive to have this information at the browse page.

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            • 1 vote
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              • 1 vote
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                • Create a bookshelf that can be integrated into libguides, instead of the current practice of building a display from scratch.

                  I am a subject librarian for the School of Engineering. I have 8 subject guides corresponding to 8 disciplines. At the moment, the only way of displaying key journals in BrowZine is to build a table of titles from scratch. Instead, I would like to be able to create a bookshelf for each discipline, and integrate each bookshelf into the corresponding libguide.

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Change system message when there's no match for a title or the title has no ISSN

                      If I search for a title in any of these categories

                      * Not included in our BrowZine instance
                      * Not included in our OCLC A-Z list
                      * Does not have an ISSN

                      I receive this message:

                      "No matches for <title>. Title may not be BrowZine enabled at this time, but still available at your library. Please click here to search for your title again at your library."

                      I would like for it to read:

                      "No matches for <title>. Please click here to search for the title in your library's journals list."

                      Please either change the message globally or allow customization…

                      8 votes
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                      • Add functionality to import search results from e.g. Web of Science

                        This would greatly improve the workflow of going from query to full text article.

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                        • Provide the option for libraries to customize the "help" link.

                          Option to swap the current link to Third Iron support with a link to their own help page.

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                          • Customization options for homepage image

                            Provide options for libraries to select an image of journal titles representative of their holdings / user community. E.g. a medical library could select a stock image reflecting top medical journals while a liberal arts college could select an image reflecting top titles from a variety of disciplines.

                            3 votes
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                            • Add the possibility to open an article from another app (e.g. Feedly) in Android.

                              Case in point: I browse headlines from journals through their rss-feeds on Feedly, and would love to be able to open the full text article in Browzine.

                              The added benefit of this as opposed to opening it in a browser is the reduced loading time, improved readability, and the built in access through my library's proxy that Browzine offers.

                              I see that from Feedly I can 'share' the link to different apps on my tablet, e.g. Gmail, clipboard, etc. It would be great if Browzine could be added to that list, so that the full text could be read from…

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                                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
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                                • F1000Workspace functionality (like Mendeley and Zotero)

                                  F1000Workspace (from F1000.com), which is a citation manager like Zotero and Mendeley. Our users prefer it and would like Browzine to work with it.

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                                  • Provide support for searching for titles by abbreviation

                                    Many users are familiar with standard abbreviations for their titles, so allowing the search to be able to translate these abbreviations into relevant titles would be helpful to them.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Add built-in auto-read feature

                                      It would be wonderful to have an auto-read feature built-in the app. This could be used for those interested in an article but have too small a screen, listening to an article while on the road (or wherever), and for BrowZine accessibility for those with poor to minimal eyesight. I think this support facet could greatly increase ‘everyday’ usage of the app.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Option for "Export all citations"or "export selected citation"

                                        It takes time to manually download every citation, especially when you want to download a whole edition. An "Export all" and "Export selected citations" function would come in handy.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Add alternate Help button on BrowZine Web to go to library instead of Third Iron support

                                          Turn the Help icon into a drop down menu, allowing users a choice of contacting either Third Iron support or the library for support.

                                          6 votes
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