BrowZine Features

  1. 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.

    4 votes

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  2. Allow a user to mark an issue unread (the system already marks articles unread when a new issue/article comes out)

    It would be useful for a user to mark an issue unread for them to better keep track of issues/articles that they wish to read, whether the issue is new or not. Note that BrowZine already marks new articles/issues unread.

    4 votes

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  3. Enable a way to bookmark a spot in a journal

    It can sometimes be useful to not necessarily save a particular article but to bookmark my place when scanning through numerous old issues of a journal so that I can easily pick up where I left off later. Creating a function where I can place this marker on an article within an issue which is easily retrievable from the journal level and that would sync across devices would allow me to easily pick up where I left off, regardless of the device I'm using.

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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    4 votes

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  6. 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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  7. enlarge the font for "Trouble? ..." text on LibKey format chooser page

    The text on the bottom right of the LibKey.io window that says "Trouble? See all content access options for this article" (displays for articles that are accessible) is quite small. Please either enlarge this font and/or enable ability to do so as an option.

    3 votes

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  8. multiple subject widget

    As an e-resource librarian at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Saudi Arabia, we are using Browzine widgets on our libguide pages. but unfortunately, we can not select more than one subject for a widget. while the subject area covers more than one category.

    I suggest to please make multiple selections possible in the widget.
    Thanks

    3 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    3 votes

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  11. 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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  12. 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…

    3 votes

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  13. Add support for EasyBib

    Add direct export for EasyBib

    3 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Allow the monthly reports format to be CSV

    Allow the monthly reports format to be CSV - we are pulling this data into an automated routine and it works best if it has raw data vs the excel file structure. We are using Power BI as our data visualization tool.

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  17. Indicate the open access status of articles within a journal in the BrowZine interface.

    Indicating which articles are open access within BrowZine (particularly those under embargo) would provide better telegraphing of user experience when an article is clicked.

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  18. Enable UK/Australian English spelling across subject areas

    It would be helpful to enable UK/Australian English spelling for users in those countries. Either automatically assign spelling based on customer location, or allow users to choose which spelling variant they would like to see. That would primarily be for spelling in subject areas e.g., for a medical library, using the US spelling a subject is "pediatrics" whereas in the UK, Australia etc. the spelling is "paediatrics". Thanks for considering this suggestion.

    2 votes

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  19. enable translation/dictionary while reading

    As a non-local English speaker, it's very useful to be allowed to select some text and instantly look up while reading.

    2 votes

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  20. Create a new top level taxonomy link for Language, Literature and Linguistics in the BrowZine Subject Area list

    Create a new top level taxonomy item for Language, Literature and Linguistics instead of putting it under Social Sciences

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