We've had feedback from users who didn't find what they were looking for in BrowZine because the title search function only works with an exact match.
For example, if I'm looking for American Journal of Dance Therapy I can get to it by searching any of the words in the title in the correct order - so 'of dance' will retrieve the result I want. However if I search the keywords American dance then I get zero results.
Title keywords alongside exact matches would be a welcome addition.6 votes
This is now live. Thank you for the suggestions!
I believe you may already be working on this. Could content beyond an end date of coverage be shown in the same way as embargoed content so users can request articles in these later issues from the library? Posting this to get an update on when this is likely to go live. Thank you.4 votes
This is now complete! If you have a title that you cancelled a few years back so that there is a hard end date, BrowZine will continue to display these articles but will link the user to ILL/Document Delivery to request the full text.
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.8 votes
This is now complete! If you have a custom image you would like us to use instead of the collage, please send us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make this change for you. Thank you!
Option to swap the current link to Third Iron support with a link to their own help page.4 votes
While you cannot customize the “help” link you CAN now add a new custom link to the header which could be used for a “Library Help” button to be added! Please contact email@example.com for assistance!
If a subscriber has a journal title on his/her bookshelf, I suggest the creation of an alert to notify the subscriber when a new issue becomes available.24 votes
Good news! This is now available for iOS and Android devices. Be sure to update to the latest version of the app to use this feature and “accept notifications” from BrowZine when prompted to do so. Enjoy!
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
While you cannot change the BrowZine Help button to go to the library for help. We have added a feature whereby a library can add a new CUSTOM link to the header which could be used to provide a library help option. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get this setup for your library. Thank you for the suggestion!
When a user cannot download an article would it be possible to allow the user to request an ILL from the library via an email1 vote
This feature is now available! If you require this, please contact email@example.com!
The categories are great for our faculties, but for our Digital Library we would like the possibility to show journals from all categories in the widget.2 votes
See rsebek’s solution within the comments of this enhancements. Thanks Robert!
The current widget design is not responsive for viewing on mobile devices.34 votes
Thanks for your patience! The widget has been updated now with a responsive option. Please update your widget code here: http://thirdiron.com/widget if you are interested in the widget on your page being mobile responsive. Thank you!
Is it possible to get a BrowZine widget that's between the 190 and 400 pixel widths. In LibGuides, the 190 looks good in 25% columns, and the 400 fits within 42% and 50% columns. But for 33% columns, the 190 is too narrow and the 400 runs into the next column.2 votes
The marketing widget is now available as “responsive” which should automatically scale to desired widths. Please choose the “100%” responsive view to use this feature. Thank you!
It would be nice to suppress subject areas that appear in BrowZine which are not relevant to a particular library. For example, for hospital libraries to suppress the Arts & Humanities subject area.16 votes
You can now request via firstname.lastname@example.org to suppress any of the top levels of the taxonomy to create a more appropriate view of your collection for your users. Contact us for assistance if this is of interest to you!
Currently if a title search results in a partial match, it will retrieve journals that are not exactly the one wanted. If this happens, the user will not get the link to search outside of Browzine, and no other options are given. Please add the option to search outside of Browzine when partial matches are retrieved.3 votes
This enhancement is considered completed! The solution here was in the ingestion of all holdings data for a library, even those not covered by BrowZine which was released about 4 months after this request was filed in Feb 2016. However, we have rolled out this enhancement over our hundreds of subscribing libraries over a series of months because of the extra configuration involved but can now say this solution has been implemented. Thank you!
I (Leiden Univ) deleted the app from my mobile device and went to browzine.com. The app will be opened but I prefer the mobile website.15 votes
Good news! BrowZine.com is now fully mobile responsive with all features available! Thank you for the suggestion!
Yesterday I had a presentation of Browzine for our institute of computional engineering. They were positive, but it was mentioned that they miss the opportunity to export into Bibtex. Some of them use the program LaTeX for writing instead of MS Word, and Bibtex is used as bibliographic management system in addition to this.1 vote
This is now available for all articles on BrowZine.com!
It is problematic for us as an academic institution to link to vendor videos that are not accessible for our users.2 votes
Thank you for the suggestion! We have added close captions to our main video which we link to on our home page and via the widget. We’ll look to do this for all future user-facing videos as well!
The current widget is not accessible without alternative text for the images.2 votes
We have updated our widget to include alternate text for the images – both buttons and the journal images. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Some categories have a number of titles, so having the widget intelligently select "top journals" would be great to help promote BrowZine.5 votes
The newest widget does do this (and has for some time but forgot to update this feature request!) Thanks for the suggestion!
Our patrons would like to be able to categorize and sort them, maybe even store them in folders.
And they would like to use tags to label them. And have the possibility to search using those tags.8 votes
With the release of My Articles, users can now save articles in one of many collections. They can also sort those articles by the date added or the journal from which they came. While this does not include the supported “tagging” feature, we are not introducing that at this time so will consider this enhancement completed. Thank you for the suggestion and I hope your users find this useful!
Is it possible to make links to the catalogue context sensitive? For example if a user searched for Incite the link that reads:
Please click here to search for your title again outside of BrowZine.
Or for Mining journal:
This was made available a few months ago – but we neglected to update this! Thank you for the suggestion!
Done! Please see the BOLDED items and NEW! indicators on Bentham Science, Bentham Open, World Scientific and Mark Allen Group which was new since the last posting. Thank you!
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