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  1. Add drag and drop to My Bookshelf within BrowZine on the web

    Add a similar experience that mobile enjoys to the web version of BrowZine to allow users to re-arrange their Bookshelf via a simple drag and drop interface.

    10 votes
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    • Rename "My Bookshelf" to something like "Favorites"

      The tab My Bookshelf is confusing to me. I feel like people will think they can search for our e-books using this platform. Is there way to change the name of that particular tab to something like Favorites or My Favorite Journals?

      2 votes
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      • Provide the month and page numbers for journal articles. I usually search by month, not issue number.

        Please include the month and page numbers for articles in the Available Issues dropdown. It is difficult to search for articles by journal issue number. Most MDs I know refer to an article by the month it was published in a particular journal - eg - "the December issue of JCO." It is tedious opening and closing each issue of a journal to find one particular article that I am look for.
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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

          21 votes
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          • Include More Detailed Print Availability Information

            Show which issues are available in print form and include notes to indicate their physical location.

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            • 1 vote
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              • 1 vote
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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.

                  5 votes
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                  • 3 votes
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                    • Saving to My Articles could be more intuitive

                      When adding an article to "My Articles" I was given the choice of "General collection" or "Create a new collection" in the pop-up box. I clicked the check-mark next to General Collection and clicked done, and the article didn't save to my articles. Turns out by clicking the checkmark I'd un-checked it meaning there was no collection selected to save it to, so it didn't save. It shouldn't have let me do this and/or should have warned me.

                      2 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.

                        7 votes
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                        • 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.

                          3 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…

                            13 votes
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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.

                              7 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.

                                7 votes
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                                • Filter Out "Accepted Manuscripts" from BrowZine until there is actual content available

                                  Some publishers like Oxford and IEEE sometimes produce an "article in press" which does not lead to full text since the publisher has not yet posted the document. Suppress these items from BrowZine, if possible, so that users being alerted about their existence don't waste time chasing items not yet available.

                                  2 votes
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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.

                                    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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                                        • 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.

                                          15 votes
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