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  1. Add a journal description on the TOC Page

    Add a feature so that, from the TOC view, to tap in order to retrieve information about a journal.

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    • Have the app indicate when I have reviewed a journal

      put the date of the issue in the dropdown box under "Available Issues" of a journal. If I do not remember if a journal is monthly/weekly etc. then I have no idea of Issue 2, for example, is the one I have browsed or not without actually going through it again.

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      • Allow downloading of articles previously saved in Zotero.

        Allow loading of saved articles from my Zotero library and my PC so I can keep all my journal articles on my BrowZine bookshelf.

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        • add the ability to create a placeholder for non-BrowZine journals.

          Add a way for users to add a non-BrowZine compatible journal to their bookshelf and link it to the journal website, library A-to-Z list or other location.

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          • Error alerts/log for library

            If a user encounters an error such as "Full Text Failure - Your institution does not have access to this title. Please see your library for assistance", chances are they won't contact the library. It would be great if there was an option for the library to somehow be able to access a log or alert that these errors are occurring, so then we may properly update our holdings

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            • 10 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.

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                • Show all journals in the library and their number in addition to journals and their number in each category.

                  Users want to see the scope/size of the library. They are asking how many journals are available in total. Subject categories artificially and subjectively segment journals. They may hide some journals from the users especial in the highly interdisciplinary research. Researchers do not want to jump between multiple categories and repeat browse in each.

                  9 votes
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                  • Allow a user to bulk transfer articles saved in the app

                    This would be useful to backup articles found and saved in BrowZine in a service like DropBox, Mendeley or other service.

                    9 votes
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                    • Include PubMed IDs and PubMed Central IDs in data sent to ILL and for bibliographic softwoare

                      Include PubMed IDs and PubMed Central IDs in the metadata that is sent to the ILL form upon integration. In addition, include PMIDs and PMCIDs with other exports, for example, to bibliographic management software.

                      9 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.

                        8 votes
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                        • Add additional bookcases to My Bookshelf

                          64 seems an arbitrarily low number of journals to track--I'd like to be able to keep tabs on more.

                          8 votes
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                          • 8 votes
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                            • 8 votes
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                              • to provide the possibility to make your selection of journals in a bookcase visible to other users of your institution

                                As an instructor or librarian you can for instance show students easily which scientific journals are of interest for a particular course or educational program.

                                8 votes
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                                • 7 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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                                    • 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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                                      • Support multiple sources of access

                                        For several of our journals, we have access to some years through one source and other years through a different source. Right now, BrowZine only supports one source and chooses the one that provides the most access. We would like BrowZine to support multiple sources so we can have our complete access available.

                                        6 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.

                                          6 votes
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