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  1. 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.

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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.

      4 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.

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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.

              14 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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                  • 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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                    • 4 votes
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                      • 12 votes
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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          9 votes
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                          • 16 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 →
                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • Allow libraries to customize messaging that shows up for embargoed journal issues (for ILL/Link Resolver integration)

                                    Allow libraries to customize this to more specifically address ILL or Link Resolver integrations.

                                    Specific features to customize:
                                    1) Messaging in orange highlighted box on TOC page
                                    2) Messaging in interstitial window: "Your library does not have the full text of:" ... "... but we may be able to get it for you!"
                                    3) Wording of button/link text (currently says: "Request this item and/or check additional sources"

                                    15 votes
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                                      planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show all journals in the library and their number in addition to journals and their number in each category.

                                      Users want to see the scope/size of the library. They are asking how many journals are available in total. Subject categories artificially and subjectively segment journals. They may hide some journals from the users especial in the highly interdisciplinary research. Researchers do not want to jump between multiple categories and repeat browse in each.

                                      9 votes
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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add additional bookcases to My Bookshelf

                                        64 seems an arbitrarily low number of journals to track--I'd like to be able to keep tabs on more.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Ability to customize button text and links for BrowZine marketing widget

                                          This is referring to the "Explore Journals" and "Watch the Video" buttons. Presently the links can be customized for the two buttons on the widget, but the button TEXT cannot. This suggestion is to allow libraries to also customize the button text to fully customize the two buttons.

                                          4 votes
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