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  1. 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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    • 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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      • Would love to see holdings information when browsing so users don't have to load each one at a time to see if they can get full tex

        At the moment you have to open each journal title to find out what access is available to the user. It would be much more intuitive to have this information at the browse page.

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

                  Doing so would make the titles much easier to browse.

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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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                    • 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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                      • Integrate with ResearchID by Reuters so that a community is established

                        Integrate with ResearchID by Reuters so that a community is established

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                        • 2 votes
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                          • ... to create an e-mail alert for journals on my shelf, notifying me about a new journal issue (including the TOC)

                            The e-mail with information about a new journal issue would then be sent automatically to my registered e-mail-address. It would be even more comfortable to select all journals on my shelf or just some titles in order to subscribe to this alerting service via e-mail.

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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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                              • It'd be nice to be able to get a url to a widget for posting to social media. The embed code is great for libguides!

                                I would like to do target marketing to departments, so it'd be nice to tweet something to the Art Department about art education journals via browzine with a nice widget/gif displaying

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                                • Start

                                  On the PC, when I go to http://browzine.com, I'd like to start on My Bookshelf - as long as I'm logged in. This is in analogy to how Browzine behaves on the iPad. When not logged in, Browzine would start in the Browzine Library.

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                                  • Add the ability to share without requiring the user to download the paper

                                    When using the iPad app I often I see an article title that I want to send to another colleague that is not related to my research field. It would be great to have a way to share paper with a colleague without first downloading the paper to my device.

                                    On the iPad this could easily be achieved through right swiping the paper title with configurable sharing options available.

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                                    • 1 vote
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                                      • 1 vote
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