Selecting, sorting and grouping Issues



I would like to move current magazine that has volumes even from 1950’s to OJS.
As I can see, there is still no solution for selecting volumes per year, as such feature exists on many other academic publications.
I only found a modification of issueArchive.tpl on this forum, but such solution is really not practical since there are really a lot of publications to look for, not to mentioning pagination problems.
It would be more practical to have a possibility to choose a year or a decade and then year. For example, look at the PAST ISSUES menu
This solution is really convenient for selecting from several decades.
Another very similar solution for magazines that exist only for few years

Is it really such a problem to solve - obviously a lot of people need this? Thanks!