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  1. 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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    • 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.

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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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              • 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.

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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 Yammer to "Social" options in sharing panel

                          Yammer is an enterprise-level Social network tool with Groups functionality. It would be great to be able to share an article found on BrowZine to a group in Yammer, effectively providing a broadcast of an article to an engaged audience. The Yammer icon would ideally be one option in the Social section of the Share window.

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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 →
                            • We'd like this sorting enhancement, please...

                              Using the sorting option, titles with current full text would be displayed first, followed by embargoed content, with unsubscribed titles last.

                              2 votes
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                                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow multiple subjects in Widgets

                                I'm a librarian and have created several subject area widgets for disciplines I work with. Sometimes however your subjects don't match my institution's majors well and I'd love to be able to choose multiple subjects from the list when I make widgets. An example would be I'd like to be able to choose Women's Studies and LGBT Studies together.
                                Thanks for considering.

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                                • implement a filter to highlight unread papers

                                  Hi,

                                  Great app. I use it almost on a daily basis to check for new articles in my field. Some journal issues are quite long and new papers keep on appearing. Would it be possible to add a button to filter out unread articles within an issue? The blue circle helps but it isn’t enough (IMHO).

                                  Thanks
                                  Raul

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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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                                    • Provide the month and page numbers for journal articles. I usually search by month, not issue number.

                                      Please include the month and page numbers for articles in the Available Issues dropdown. It is difficult to search for articles by journal issue number. Most MDs I know refer to an article by the month it was published in a particular journal - eg - "the December issue of JCO." It is tedious opening and closing each issue of a journal to find one particular article that I am look for.
                                      Thanks

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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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                                        • 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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