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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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.

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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

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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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                        • 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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                          • Add built-in function to close/exit BrowZine on smartphone

                            There isn't currently a built-in function to close/exit the BrowZine app on a smartphone. As a work around, I had to restart my device. It is easy to see how such a feature would be very useful.

                            2 votes
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                            • Add the option to display one, two, three or four shelves in the My Bookshelf bookcases

                              For example, if only two shelves were displayed, then the journal cover images could be enlarged to fill the space.

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                                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                • Platform report1 (R4)

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

                                  2 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow a user to mark an issue unread (the system already marks articles unread when a new issue/article comes out)

                                    It would be useful for a user to mark an issue unread for them to better keep track of issues/articles that they wish to read, whether the issue is new or not. Note that BrowZine already marks new articles/issues unread.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Enable saving articles to Paperpile

                                      Integrate with Paperpile reference manager

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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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                                        • Create Artificial Issues for continuously published titles like the Frontiers series

                                          Doing so would make the titles much easier to browse.

                                          2 votes
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