BrowZine Features

  1. Display ISSN next to the title in BrowZine Web

    Visibility of the ISSN can help distinguish similarly named titles.

    15 votes
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  2. 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.

    22 votes
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  3. 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.

    11 votes
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  4. 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.

    8 votes
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  5. 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.

    3 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. 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.

    15 votes
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  8. 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 of each instance's…

    21 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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…

    2 votes
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  11. 8 votes
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  12. 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.

    21 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    15 votes
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  15. 16 votes
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  16. Allow title page additions to shelves.

    Allow titles to be added to book shelves from the list page, instead of forcing the user to go to the individual journal pages to add the title.

    2 votes
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  17. 20 votes
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  18. 2 votes
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  19. Switch Off Warnings

    Allow user to switch off display of warnings, such as 'Authentication Failed' in the Preferences/User Settings. E.g. I know when I am on the intranet or not and what to expect in both cases, so no warning needed.

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  20. Start

    On the PC, when I go to http://browzine.com, I'd like to start on My Bookshelf - as long as I'm logged in. This is in analogy to how Browzine behaves on the iPad. When not logged in, Browzine would start in the Browzine Library.

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