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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 7 votes
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        • add the capability to login via SSO.

          Integrating the ability to login using SSO would make accessing BrowZine much easier.

          7 votes
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          • 6 votes
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            • 5 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.

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                • 5 votes
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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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                    • Please include individual Open Access articles that are published in subscription journals.

                      Many subscription journals include individual articles that are Open Access. These often carry a CC licence or can be Identified using the NISO standard: http://www.niso.org/workrooms/ali/
                      Please include them in the Open Access collection.

                      5 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.

                        4 votes
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                        • Ability to customize button text and links for BrowZine marketing widget

                          This is referring to the "Explore Journals" and "Watch the Video" buttons. Presently the links can be customized for the two buttons on the widget, but the button TEXT cannot. This suggestion is to allow libraries to also customize the button text to fully customize the two buttons.

                          4 votes
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                          • Enable sharing of whole issue

                            Provide a means of sharing a link to an issue.

                            Currently, BrowZine makes it very easy to share individual articles, but in the iPad app, I can't currently see a way to share a link to a whole issue (apologies if I've missed this). This would support a range of a library's current awareness services.

                            4 votes
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                            • Enable marking a whole issue as a favourite

                              Many/most journals release special issues dedicated to specific topics. It would be valuable to be able to mark a whole issue as a favourite, so that I can easily return again and again until I've read or saved all articles of interest (particularly useful for those weekly journals, where it is easy to get behind). I was thinking that enabling a change of colour in the list of issues would be one way of handling this, or enabling the addition of an icon to the list of available issues, but there are probably other/better ideas.

                              4 votes
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                              • 3 votes
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                                • mark issue as read

                                  Duplicate the 'mark issue as read' button at the bottom of the list of articles (web interface), so you don't have to scroll back up to click it.

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                                  • enable multiple holding years to be displayed on Journal titles.

                                    Some titles may have broken holdings years (e.g. 1990-2005, 2011-present) and it would be good to have a way to display this information in BrowZine records.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • 3 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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                                        • 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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