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  1. 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…

    9 votes
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    • Customization options for homepage image

      Provide options for libraries to select an image of journal titles representative of their holdings / user community. E.g. a medical library could select a stock image reflecting top medical journals while a liberal arts college could select an image reflecting top titles from a variety of disciplines.

      7 votes
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      • 1 vote
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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.

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

            1 vote
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            • Add built-in function to close/exit BrowZine on smartphone

              There isn't currently a built-in function to close/exit the BrowZine app on a smartphone. As a work around, I had to restart my device. It is easy to see how such a feature would be very useful.

              1 vote
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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.

                    10 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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                      • Provide the option for libraries to customize the "help" link.

                        Option to swap the current link to Third Iron support with a link to their own help page.

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                        • 3 votes
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                          • 9 votes
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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                            • 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 →
                              • Add alternate Help button on BrowZine Web to go to library instead of Third Iron support

                                Turn the Help icon into a drop down menu, allowing users a choice of contacting either Third Iron support or the library for support.

                                6 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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                                    • 10 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.

                                          1 vote
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