BrowZine Features

  1. Enable "Universal Links" for BrowZine

    I'm suggesting that you enable Universal Links. On a device with the BrowZine app, a BrowZine Web (https) link to an article or journal would open in the app instead of the browser.

    A similar idea was posted and closed a few years ago (https://support.thirdiron.com/forums/181845-browzine-features/suggestions/6675132-create-persistent-links-to-open-within-browzine). But it was not fully implemented.

    More about this here: http://bula.us/SomeLinks.html.

    2 votes

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  2. 10 votes

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  3. Adding an "Notebook" function to "My Articles"

    After reading a paper, I really want to write down some notes about the paper, like "the main purpose of the paper", "the interesting points of the paper", etc. It is very useful for future review. However, under each item (paper), we can only download, export citation or share. It would be much convenient if we could add some notes under each item.

    6 votes

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  4. OpenAthens validation in app

    In the BrowZine app new users at our institution are prompted with OpenAthens login. For some reason wrong username and password combinations are accepted.

    Suggestion 1: validate Openathens credentials. Or even better: Suggestion 2: allow for OpenAthens personalisation:

    https://support.thirdiron.com/forums/181845-browzine-features/suggestions/36781075-single-sign-on-openathens-authentication-for-browz

    2 votes

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  5. Have a simple list of titles as an alternative to the bookshelves which display too little

    The bookshelves for My Library display too few titles - I'd prefer a simple list, which would enable perhaps 25 titles on a screen - the bookshelf display might be suitable for kids but it's not really necessary for Browzine's users.

    8 votes

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  6. Enable support for abstract-only "articles"

    Some publications include links not out to full text but to abstracts, perhaps highlighting presentations at recent conferences or announcing future papers, etc. Currently BrowZine ignores these as "non-articles" but knowing about these could be beneficial to some researchers in the BrowZine environment such as linking to abstracts like this from JCO:

    https://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.2019.37.4_suppl.3

    2 votes

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  7. TOC enhancements

    Visualization of TOC for a journal can be largely improved, at least for the mobile app. I have here some suggestions:
    - possibility to sort in different ways (newest first/last, unread first/last)
    - possibility to hide read articles
    - add gestures to mark as read (swipe)
    - visualize TOC as list of titles (as now) or list of titles with abstract (at least few words of it)

    2 votes

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  8. In addition to BrowZine search results, include further option "None of these? Search your library catalogue"

    If a user performs a search in BrowZine and BrowZine finds no results, the user will be presented with a link saying 'No matches for “XXXXX”. 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.'

    This option to search in your library holdings this option is only presented if BrowZine finds NO matches to the search. If BrowZine finds any matches - either in journals supported by BrowZine, or journals not supported by BrowZine - then the only options are those presented…

    32 votes

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  9. 1 vote

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  10. Add an option to show BibTeX data in .html

    Some users' workflows involve copying and pasting BibTeX information, vs. downloading a .bib file. This is the user experience for Google Scholar.

    Not sure whether changing to just .html would be best, or changing to add another option, e.g.: BibTeX (download) and BibTeX (.html)

    1 vote

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  11. Allow customizable journal title selection for the widget

    It would be useful to be able to select specific titles to be displayed on the widget. This would mean they could be in different subject areas, allow more personalized choices, and avoid embargoed titles.

    2 votes

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  12. Switch the default order of journals in subjects

    At the moment, if a user clicks on a subject the default order is alphabetical which to me does not seem very useful for browsing. If the user had known the title he would have entered it into the search slot (that works very well!) I would prefer having the journals ordered by SJR value instead so I can see more important journals in a field I'm perhaps not very experienced with (as I don't know many journal titles ...)

    5 votes

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  13. Sub-collection

    In My Articles allow me to create a sub-collections under a main collection. For example Under Cystic Fibrosis allow sub-collections for diagnosis, treatment, etc.

    1 vote

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  14. 15 votes

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  15. enable multiple holding years to be displayed on Journal titles.

    Some titles may have broken holdings years (e.g. 1990-2005, 2011-present) and it would be good to have a way to display this information in BrowZine records.

    8 votes

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  16. Export bookshelves and article collections

    It would be very useful to be able to export a complete bookshelf or article collection to a list of URL's and to a libguide table.

    5 votes

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  17. 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.

    23 votes

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  18. Include basic PDF markup capabilities in Browzine

    It'd be great to be able to do basic markup in the PDF view in Browzine—even just highlighting would be fantastic. A lot of academics like to mark up PDFs while reading and then store the marked-up version in a Zotero or Mendeley library. Browzine is fantastic at retrieving and then uploading to a personal library, but the middle markup step is missing. I used to be able to make it work with Papership or Zotfile, both of which are now defunct. I can export to iAnnotate or some other annotation app, but I can't then get it into Zotero…

    6 votes

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  19. 7 votes

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  20. 14 votes

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