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  1. Email notifications when a digitisation request is assigned to a user

    Would it be possible to get an email notification when a digitisation request is assigned to you?
    We are wanting to let our academics request their own digitisations and then the library can assign the request to the relevant member of staff to deal with, depending on the outcome. At the moment each staff member would need to log in to TADC everyday to check if anything has been assigned to them, whereas getting an email would notify them straight away. This would help with our workflows for getting more digitisations on the system, within a reasonable amount of time.

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    • Withdraw expired digitisations

      Currently expired digitisations can not be withdrawn, but there are situations where this functionality would be useful.

      We have been informed by our RRO that a certain publisher has asked to be excluded from our licence, and as such we need to remove any content from that publisher. We also need to prevent any future user requests from auto-matching with previously digitised material in the vault.
      This would also be useful for quality control purposes, and resolving issues that sometimes only become apparent in reports, after the digitisation has expired.

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        • Add edition and date to item details in request emails

          Currently only the the Book title, Authors/Editors and ISBN(s) are given in TADC emails (success or reject). For users who are requesting on multiple editions/years, it is not easy to work out which exact item the message refers to.

          It would useful if these key bibliographic details could be added to the email to avoid confusion.

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          • Can the ticked chapter box be changed to 'opt in' rather than 'opt out'?

            In relation to the request digitisation form we have noticed that some requests which far exceed the CLA limits are being approved by the concierge due to the 'this is one chapter' box being ticked by default. Would it be possible to make the ticking of the 'this is one chapter' box an opt in choice, rather than have it set to 'on' by default?

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            • Bulk withdrawal of digitisations removed from reading lists

              At the beginning of each semester, lecturers are reviewing their reading lists and removing their digitisations .Library staff are then required to withdraw a large number of digitisations from the Digitised Content. The ability to bulk withdraw these digitisations with a standard notification to the lecturers would be really useful.

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              • LCN reporting in TADC

                It would be really useful if the TADC reports included the Library control number from which the item was digitised. I know reading lists reports can provide the LCN so I was hoping the same could be implemented in TADC. This will help identify items in our library collection that have been digitised and ensure they remain in our collection and are not accidentally weeded.

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                • Filter TADC request list 'All stages' by blank

                  A team of us deal with TADC requests and assign stages e.g. Book on order. We would like the ability to filter the request list to see only the requests which haven't been assigned a status so we do not visit requests unnecessarily.

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                  • Naming of sections of a book when requesting digitisation rather than just having the page numbers

                    Currently we are able to add the name of the chapter when requesting digitisation, but when we are using a section of a book instead there is no option to give it a name, all that is recorded are the page numbers. Sometimes academics give the section a name, or in the past we ourselves have given it a name eg. Extracts from......

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                    • Allowing to attribute a note/hashtag during request input

                      It would be great if while requesting a digitisation for an item, we would be allowed to add a keyword or a hashtag. This way, we could keyword a request with, for example, 'week 1' or 'week 5'. This way, in the All request area, if you could filter/search it by keyword/hashtag it would be quicker to get to more urgent requests (I feel like this would be easier and better used than the need by date). Further, you could use the hashtag for things like 'accessibility' or to connect requests with a particular academic that has certain needs or…

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                      • Worklog Report

                        The purpose of the report is to produce data on reporting Service Level Agreements, as well as finding out averages, etc.

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                        • A TADC API

                          Specifically for usage - prints, downloads and views. We have a project that is monitoring 7 modules - the usage of the items on these modules. We want to automate the gathering of data as much as possible. We can use the Talis linked data API to get the data. For hardcopy books we can use the LCN (which is the bib number in our LMS) to retrieve loans, reservations and renewals automatically, and we would ike to be able to look up TADC data for each request. An API seems the obvious solution.

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                          • Batch digitisation requests for a course instead of individual item requests

                            Our users have suggested that it would more efficient if they could select multiple items on a reading list to be digitisited, using one request form - as a batch. When there is no change to the list each time period, they find it too time-consuming to re-request each reading individually and click through all the Request Form pages. This might be achieved via a tick-able check box that invokes one form with the same date and course fields for multiple items.

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                            • Edit and pre-clear process during rollover

                              Why does no data stay in the fields when you Edit and Preclear a number of requests as it does when editing just one request?

                              It is useful to be able to see all the data and be able to change only what is necessary. This is often only one field such as student numbers or the requester. Whereas currently we have to re-enter all the field data as it opens as empty fields apart from the dates.

                              The process requires looking at one request anyway to see what the fields contain and what might need updating. Then you have…

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                              • Make more user friendly to view scans from reading list

                                We've had feedback that after people click on the item in the reading list, they don't always see the message on the following page saying 'To view the digitised content for this item please log in’ as it is at the bottom of the page and appears quite small. Could this be made more prominent/ user friendly?

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                                • Abiltiy to set the 'Needed anytime' request view as default on our homescreen

                                  The 'Needed by' field in our digitisation request form defaults to the start of our academic year (currently 01/08/2016); however some academics, when placing requests, edit this to the date their course begins, which makes sense if not aware of how the system works behind the scenes. The TADC homepage defaults to showing the first, 'Overdue' requests tab (as 1st August was 6 months ago, everything automatically appears overdue...) so we have been missing these edited requests (even if they were placed longer ago). I only recently noticed this as we are about to start Semester 2 and somebody chased…

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                                  • Expand the TADC vault to all TADC institutions

                                    As TADC cannot re-use the content of the DCS, TALIS should investigate the possibility that the vault content could be opened out to all TADC institutions, as allowed by the CLA’s TPTP licence. This would be a huge boon to both small and large TADC users, as it would reduce duplication, and allow for improved workflows.

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                                    • TADC search and reuse from the DCS

                                      The ability of TADC to search for scans already undertaken as part of the CLA's Digital Content Store would be a huge boon to small institutions especially. Whilst TADC is a great workflow solution, it does not currently hold anything apart from 'our' content in the Vault. If we could source scans from the DCS, that would be hugely useful!

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                                      • Statistics - Views, print & downloads : add the ability to run reports by course time period

                                        Statistics - Views, print & downloads : add the ability to run reports by course time period & have the time period (Semester 1, Semester 1 & 2 Academic year etc) and / or the dates appear in the report.

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                                        • https

                                          Would it be possible for digitised content URLs to be https addresses? Then they could be posted in Canvas without error messages about "insecure content from within a secure site" coming up.

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