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  1. Browzine-Admin-tool for Library Administrators: with anonymized usage statistics

    Can you offer an Admin-tool for Library Administrators where the admin can monitor (anonymized) usage statistics (e.g. lenght of usage, download number, journal hitlist, day/time of usage, from which pages the user come from e.g. if the Browzine-API is used mostly or another library page...)

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    • Please add a search box to search the journals (ideally all in one go)

      Also please ensure this search option searches new and old volumes and updates you when articles are published meeting your criteria. This would be great for academics and students alike. Seth

      9 votes
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      • 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.

        4 votes
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        • Change system message when there's no match for a title or the title has no ISSN

          If I search for a title in any of these categories

          * Not included in our BrowZine instance
          * Not included in our OCLC A-Z list
          * Does not have an ISSN

          I receive this message:

          "No matches for <title>. Title may not be BrowZine enabled at this time, but still available at your library. Please click here to search for your title again at your library."

          I would like for it to read:

          "No matches for <title>. Please click here to search for the title in your library's journals list."

          Please either change the message globally or allow customization…

          11 votes
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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.

            3 votes
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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.

              2 votes
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              • 1 vote
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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.

                  2 votes
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                  • 1 vote
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                    • 1 vote
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                      • Provide support for searching for titles by abbreviation

                        Many users are familiar with standard abbreviations for their titles, so allowing the search to be able to translate these abbreviations into relevant titles would be helpful to them.

                        12 votes
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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                        • Add functionality to import search results from e.g. Web of Science

                          This would greatly improve the workflow of going from query to full text article.

                          1 vote
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                          • 10 votes
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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                            • 3 votes
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                              • Add the possibility to open an article from another app (e.g. Feedly) in Android.

                                Case in point: I browse headlines from journals through their rss-feeds on Feedly, and would love to be able to open the full text article in Browzine.

                                The added benefit of this as opposed to opening it in a browser is the reduced loading time, improved readability, and the built in access through my library's proxy that Browzine offers.

                                I see that from Feedly I can 'share' the link to different apps on my tablet, e.g. Gmail, clipboard, etc. It would be great if Browzine could be added to that list, so that the full text could be read from…

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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                • 11 votes
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                                  • Start with unread

                                    I noticed if I click on a journal with unread articles, I start in the latest table of content, which is often not where unread articles are. These are often in "Articles in Press" and I suggest to be brought to that section.

                                    17 votes
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                                    • Option for "Export all citations"or "export selected citation"

                                      It takes time to manually download every citation, especially when you want to download a whole edition. An "Export all" and "Export selected citations" function would come in handy.

                                      5 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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                                        • F1000Workspace functionality (like Mendeley and Zotero)

                                          F1000Workspace (from F1000.com), which is a citation manager like Zotero and Mendeley. Our users prefer it and would like Browzine to work with it.

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