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  1. 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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    • Include dates of coverage for publications

      On the list of covered publications at http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654-what-publishers-do-you-support would you include dates of coverage? If this requires a more comprehensive list of specific titles for each publisher so much the better (but sorry for the extra work :-) )

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      • 6 votes
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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.

          5 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.

            5 votes
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            • Allow users to simultaneously access multiple institutions' resources.

              Our faculty members are affiliated with multiple institutions and find the process of signing in and out cumbersome. They would like to be able to access all of the content they are entitled to access, regardless of which institution provides the access.

              5 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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                • 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.

                  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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                    • 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.

                      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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                        • 4 votes
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                          • Show the number of journals within each subject area.

                            Next to a subject, show in parentheses the number of journals within that subject.

                            3 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.

                              3 votes
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                              • 3 votes
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                                • Include abstracts when sharing article citations via email

                                  Whenever possible, include abstracts when sharing article citations via email; this would make it easier for the recipient to determine if the article is really of interest.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Add support for EasyBib

                                    Add direct export for EasyBib

                                    3 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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                                      • Enable a way to bookmark a spot in a journal

                                        It can sometimes be useful to not necessarily save a particular article but to bookmark my place when scanning through numerous old issues of a journal so that I can easily pick up where I left off later. Creating a function where I can place this marker on an article within an issue which is easily retrievable from the journal level and that would sync across devices would allow me to easily pick up where I left off, regardless of the device I'm using.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Marketing widget between 190 and 400 pixels

                                          Is it possible to get a BrowZine widget that's between the 190 and 400 pixel widths. In LibGuides, the 190 looks good in 25% columns, and the 400 fits within 42% and 50% columns. But for 33% columns, the 190 is too narrow and the 400 runs into the next column.

                                          2 votes
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