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  1. 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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        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

          4 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.

            4 votes
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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.

              4 votes
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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.

                4 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.

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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.

                    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, 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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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                          • 3 votes
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                            • Include basic PDF markup capabilities in Browzine

                              It'd be great to be able to do basic markup in the PDF view in Browzine—even just highlighting would be fantastic. A lot of academics like to mark up PDFs while reading and then store the marked-up version in a Zotero or Mendeley library. Browzine is fantastic at retrieving and then uploading to a personal library, but the middle markup step is missing. I used to be able to make it work with Papership or Zotfile, both of which are now defunct. I can export to iAnnotate or some other annotation app, but I can't then get it into Zotero…

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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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                                • Add subject headings to the usage statistics

                                  When viewing the usage statistics for "My Bookshelf", "TOC Views", and "Full Text Downloads" it would be really useful to have the subject headings that each journal is tagged with. This would allow more granular analysis of themes/subject popularity.

                                  3 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                  • 3 votes
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                                    • 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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                                        • Add support for EasyBib

                                          Add direct export for EasyBib

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