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  1. 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.

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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.

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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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        • 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.

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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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            • 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.

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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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                  • 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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                      • 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.

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                        • Primo integration: Add a mouseover to the text View Issue Contents to indicate to users that they are linking to an external system

                          To help to make it clear to users that they are linking to an external system (i.e. leaving Primo), it would be great if a customisable mouseover could be added to the text View Issue Contents.

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                          • Give librarians a list of users at their institution

                            We need a way to track adoption of BrowZine by our users, as well as a way to notifiy them of expected changes to the service. Apparently, this is not currently possible in BrowZine. Yet almost every publisher or database provider can provide librarians with lists of users from their institution.

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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.

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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.

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

                                      This is referring to the "Explore Journals" and "Watch the Video" buttons, and would allow libraries to customize both the URL and the button text.

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                                      • Platform report1 (R4)

                                        We would like to know how often specific platforms are accessed through BrowZine.

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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.

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