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  1. 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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    • Error alerts/log for library

      If a user encounters an error such as "Full Text Failure - Your institution does not have access to this title. Please see your library for assistance", chances are they won't contact the library. It would be great if there was an option for the library to somehow be able to access a log or alert that these errors are occurring, so then we may properly update our holdings

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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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        • Add support for Citavi

          Add direct export to Citavi

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          • Make access to browzine.com available to mobile devices too

            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.

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            • 9 votes
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              • Add Bibtex as bibliographic system

                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.

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                  We do have plans to include BibTeX citation export in BrowZine web. Due to limitations with native apps, this will not be available there, as there is no one app that is “BibTeX” citation exportation. However, noting that if you use Zotero, you can already export there and then when you’re ready to write your paper, just export an entire list of citations to BibTeX!

                • Please expand usage statistics with an overview of registered users/accounts per institution

                  We would like to know how many persons (staff and students) of our institution downloaded BrowZine and created an account.

                  56 votes
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                  • For "My Bookshelf": alerts for new papers only within selected keywords

                    Only new papers accourding to keywords appear in "My bookshelf", not hole issues.

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                    • Enable marking a whole issue as a favourite

                      Many/most journals release special issues dedicated to specific topics. It would be valuable to be able to mark a whole issue as a favourite, so that I can easily return again and again until I've read or saved all articles of interest (particularly useful for those weekly journals, where it is easy to get behind). I was thinking that enabling a change of colour in the list of issues would be one way of handling this, or enabling the addition of an icon to the list of available issues, but there are probably other/better ideas.

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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • Allow users to simultaneously access multiple institutions' resources.

                            Our faculty members are affiliated with multiple institutions and find the process of signing in and out cumbersome. They would like to be able to access all of the content they are entitled to access, regardless of which institution provides the access.

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                            • Add the possibility to categorize/sort saved articles and tag them.

                              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.

                              6 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                As we move towards the 2nd release of BrowZine Web scheduled for the fall we will be introducing a feature called “Reading Lists” which will at least allow you to categorize and sort these articles and we are considering a tagging option as well, but that is not yet confirmed. Please stay tuned for updates on this release in a few months!

                              • Add punctuation to the Subject line when sharing articles via email

                                To separate "Sharing" from the article title, to have some of the words stand out a bit more, and to have it look less like spam, add a colon (:) after Sharing, and enclose via BrowZine in brackets,
                                eg from this: Sharing A RDF-based approach to metadata crosswalk for semantic interoperability at the data element level via BrowZine
                                to this: Sharing: A RDF-based approach to metadata crosswalk for semantic interoperability at the data element level (via BrowZine)

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                                  planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
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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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                                    • Add a journal description on the TOC Page

                                      Add a feature so that, from the TOC view, to tap in order to retrieve information about a journal.

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                                      • Display Publication Dates on Journal Issues

                                        When possible, display the date of publication on issues.

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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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