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EBSCO Ideas Portal

This Ideas Portal enables you to share any ideas you have for GOBI, ECM or the upcoming new books ordering platform, as well as vote and comment on any submitted ideas.


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Library DDA sent search results need to include DDA platform selected in output

I use the Library DDA Sent search tool, but when I then want to output the result set, even with tab-delimited Full options, there is no column that tells me which platform among the three in our DDA profile is the one we actually got for that tit...
Guest about 1 year ago in Reporting and Analysis 0 Future consideration

LC drop down searching so I don't have to know and enter LC classifications.

I want to be able to see a list of LC classes, click KF to open Law of the United States, scan down the list and click KF2971-3193 to open Intellectual Property Law, etc. Once I've narrowed down my LC class, I should be able to specify that I want...
Ginger Williams over 1 year ago in Selection Workflow 0 Future consideration

Need an "Exclude Fiction" filter

There are a lot of Religious publishers who publish both fiction and non-fiction. Most of the time we are only interested purchasing non-fiction titles. It would be much easier to find titles to purchase if fiction could be filtered out.
Guest 4 months ago in Acquisition Workflow 1 Already exists

Toggle between user accounts

When libraries have multiple acccounts and a user has logins for these mutliple accounts, rather than logging out and logging back in, it would be great to be able to toggle between the accounts.
Guest about 1 year ago in  Administrative and User Account Controls 0 Future consideration

Add subject heading filters to search refinement

In addition to the existing ways to refine a search, adding a section for subject headings would be useful to quickly choose or eliminate items that are and are not relevant to the goal of the search.
Sara Carman about 1 year ago in User Interface 1 Already exists

Gobi use of "subscribed" for OA collection confusing, change to more accurate phrase

Gobi has recently started using the "library activity" link "Subscribed [date]" on ebooks that are not in fact part of a paid subscription but in EBSCO's "OA Ebook Collection", which is free. To see an example, if you have selected that package in...
Guest over 1 year ago in Acquisition Workflow / Content 0 Future consideration

I want to be able to delete our outdated eBooks from "eBooks on EBSCOhost" so I can delete ebooks in OCLC.

We need to be able to delete books from the "eBooks on EBSCOhost" database when we get newer editions of medical books, books with multiple editions, etc. Accred. agencies don't like students to access old, outdated materials.
Jo Shimmin 10 months ago in eBook Management 1 Already exists

Acquisition workflow when ordering print duplicates of ebooks

Lately I have had to order print copies of ebooks that we own. When the print record finds the print isbn in the FOLIO ebook record, it attaches to the ebook record. It is a lot of work to remove the print isbn BEFORE placing the order in GOBI, an...
Guest over 1 year ago in Acquisition Workflow / APIs and Integration 0 Future consideration

Allow customizable invoice filenames

Our accounts payable department requires a very specific file naming structure. If GOBI could deliver the PDFs with a customizable filename, it would save us from having to rename every single file.
Guest 5 months ago in Invoicing 0 Future consideration

Give us an email heads up of e-titles to be removed by publisher before they are removed

ProQuest used to do this. Maybe it is contractually disallowed, but if not libraries may want to add or trigger titles before they go away permanently on the EBSCO platform.
Guest over 1 year ago in Demand-Driven Acquisition 0 Future consideration