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  1. Saving to My Articles could be more intuitive

    When adding an article to "My Articles" I was given the choice of "General collection" or "Create a new collection" in the pop-up box. I clicked the check-mark next to General Collection and clicked done, and the article didn't save to my articles. Turns out by clicking the checkmark I'd un-checked it meaning there was no collection selected to save it to, so it didn't save. It shouldn't have let me do this and/or should have warned me.

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    • 6 votes
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      • 10 votes
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        • 3 votes
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          • Allow for custom upload of dummies to represent titles the library subscribe to, but are not available yet via Browzine

            While we know that Browzine could link back to the A-Z list if a user searched for title that's not available in Browzine, we are concerned that actual browsing could be misleading, because users might think this is all that's available and not put in a search. We'd like to have a way to represent ALL of our holdings - including titles Browzine does not offer. If there is a way to custom create dummies by uploading a list, that would resolve the problem, even if they are not as pretty and reflect the actual journal cover.

            5 votes
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            • Display ISSN next to the title in BrowZine Web

              Visibility of the ISSN can help distinguish similarly named titles.

              12 votes
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                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
              • Add drag and drop to My Bookshelf within BrowZine on the web

                Add a similar experience that mobile enjoys to the web version of BrowZine to allow users to re-arrange their Bookshelf via a simple drag and drop interface.

                10 votes
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                • Filter Out "Accepted Manuscripts" from BrowZine until there is actual content available

                  Some publishers like Oxford and IEEE sometimes produce an "article in press" which does not lead to full text since the publisher has not yet posted the document. Suppress these items from BrowZine, if possible, so that users being alerted about their existence don't waste time chasing items not yet available.

                  2 votes
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                  • Display not only articles, but also the section they belong to in TOC

                    Many journals have their articles grouped into different types (e.g. Research Article, Book Review, Original Research Article, Review Article etc.). In the original TOC of the journal this is visible and helps the reader to separate the different types of articles. However, in BrowZine this information gets lost. Is the a possibility to retain it? It would be a great help for our users.

                    3 votes
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                    • Browzine-Admin-tool for Library Administrators: with anonymized usage statistics

                      Can you offer an Admin-tool for Library Administrators where the admin can monitor (anonymized) usage statistics (e.g. lenght of usage, download number, journal hitlist, day/time of usage, from which pages the user come from e.g. if the Browzine-API is used mostly or another library page...)

                      22 votes
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                      • Enable addition of chat widget / LibAnswers

                        Add the ability for libraries to include their chat widgets / "Ask a Librarian" within BrowZine, so that users can ask for help locally.

                        7 votes
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                        • 1 vote
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                          • 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

                            21 votes
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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.

                              2 votes
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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.

                                3 votes
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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.

                                  7 votes
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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.

                                      7 votes
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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…

                                        13 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.

                                          1 vote
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