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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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              • 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.

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                • Add support for EasyBib

                  Add direct export for EasyBib

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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.

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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.

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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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                        • Rename "My Bookshelf" to something like "Favorites"

                          The tab My Bookshelf is confusing to me. I feel like people will think they can search for our e-books using this platform. Is there way to change the name of that particular tab to something like Favorites or My Favorite Journals?

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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.

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                            • Saving to My Articles could be more intuitive

                              When adding an article to "My Articles" I was given the choice of "General collection" or "Create a new collection" in the pop-up box. I clicked the check-mark next to General Collection and clicked done, and the article didn't save to my articles. Turns out by clicking the checkmark I'd un-checked it meaning there was no collection selected to save it to, so it didn't save. It shouldn't have let me do this and/or should have warned me.

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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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                                • 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.

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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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                                    • 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 →
                                      • 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.

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                                        • Add support for Citavi

                                          Add direct export to Citavi

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