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  1. Digitisation download - improved naming convention

    At present, pdf downloads offer an alpha-numeric system generated name for the saved file.

    A different naming convention - including, perhaps, a-bit-of-the-title, module code, time period (and then some unique system identifiers) - would be much more preferable. Human readable naming strings are much more useable for students downloading and saving .pdfs for future reference.

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  2. Customise the messages that are displayed to academics

    We would like the ability to customise the messages that academics see (either displayed on screen on via email) so that we can make them more like our Uni parlance. It would also be good if we could incorporate links to further information so that the academic could access specific help at point of need.

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  3. Workflow tracking

    We would really like to see some kind of workflow tracking (possibly something similar to ‘stages’ in Aspire?) the ‘Copy Pending’ stage can hide a multitude of sins, such a book requested from another site; book requested from BL; Book on order; copy awaiting scan; copy awaiting cleanup; pending reply; etc etc. In many ways, keeping track of where we are at this stage is our largest body of work.

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  4. Report of usage statistics of all live digitisations

    Although I know that it is possible to view usage statistics of digitisations individually, it would be very helpful to be able to generate reports of this sort of information for all live digitisations. I am particularly interested in readings that don't appear to be accessed at all - I do know that there are some but don't have time to look at them all individually. Although this may not necessarily be a reason not to make a reading available the following year (if the lecturer feels that it should be available), it does mean that there would be the…

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  5. Make Date Needed field mandatory

    It would be very helpful in planning our work if we always knew when a tutor needed a request fulfilled so I would like to see an option for this to be a mandatory field.

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  6. Indicate what field(s) are incorrect.....

    When editing a Digitisation Request, I mis-typed an ISBN and got an error message "There were missing or invalid fields in your request” – but no indication as to which fields are missing or invalid.
    Would be useful if the problem fields could be highlighted in some way.

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  7. Populate the page numbers for digitisation requests from the metadata of the reading list

    At the moment the page numbers have to be entered when you request a digitsation AND when you upload content. I would like to see this data get pulled in from the reading list metadata and keep the option to add another page range or edit the page numbers.

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  8. Prevent digitsed content being pulled through when the content from a resource lists is copied onto another module

    We have quite a few instances where academics request that the content from one reading list be copied into another. This results in the digitised content being pulled through onto the second list - but with no record on TADC (so it would not be included on the the CLA report) and the coversheet has the details from the first module. Could the reference be copied over without the digitised document going with it? Or could it pull the digitised content with it, but update TADC and add an appropriate coversheet at the same time?

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This has been completed, digitised items are no longer copied when a list is copied.

  9. Readling list review notification for a requested scan.

    When a reading list is sent for review is it flagged to the reviewer that a scan has been requested for an item? We wouldn’t want to purchase an item that we had just requested as a licensed scan

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  10. Removal of the BL coversheet

    When we receive a scan from the BL it contains a BL coversheet. We have two options at present (neither of which works well for us):

    We leave the coversheet in place and when the TACC coversheet is attached we supply the doc with two coversheets.

    We remove the BL coversheet manually before we upload the doc and the TACC coversheet gets attached.

    What we would like is an option at point of upload to state that we would like the first page (the BL coversheet) removed before the TACC coversheet is attached.

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  11. Article details automatically populated, even if DOI is available

    We've noticed that when we are requesting an article to be digitised, it doesn't pull in any metadata other than the DOI (where available).
    We think academics might think they need to add the other information manually.

    Therefore, we were wondering if it's possible to automatically populate the rest of the fields at request stage. Just to make it clear that this information is being pulled across and they don't need to enter it themselves.

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    Updates to the request form should make this easier for academics to see the information required and be reassured that if a DOI is present all the metadata is behind this.

    If this is still an area you would like to see further enhancements made please do raise again.

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