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  1. Rename the Notes tab in the TADC Request form to be Footnotes, or similar

    This idea suggestion is to rename the "Notes" tab in the TADC request form to be more descriptive of its function. My suggestion is to rename it to be "Footnotes", or "Bibliographies".

    The Notes tab is confusing to our users. Some think it is a section for written notes and comments, while others think it can be used as a page range field when requesting chapters. It's actual purpose is for specifying the page ranges of footnotes and bibliographic pages to be digitised. As the Notes tab can't be disabled per institution the next best option is give it a…

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    With the changes made to the request form in 2017 we have removed the notes tab:

    “We have also listened to feedback regarding page numbers on the “Notes” tab and also for Chapter requests. Previously, additional note pages and bibliographical reference pages were on a separate tab. Often requestors were entering the page numbers of the main digitisation section into this area of the form, not the additional notes and references. In the new request form this information can be entered in the “Reference range” area. All details are available here: https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005426145-Request-Form-Talis-Aspire-Digitised-Content

  2. Adding page numbers to Request Digitisation screen

    Would it be possible to add 'page numbers' on the first tab of the Request Digitisation screen?

    We are getting 90% of requests put through with the chapter/article page references in the Note fields (despite telling people this is not its purpose). This means we have to resubmit the request and edit the biblio.

    This would also help us to select the best copy possible from our shelves. If we have ten copies of the book, but don't know what the pages requested are, we are having to write on the chapter title so we can identify the cleanest/unmarked book,…

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  3. Improved 'date' management in Submit a Digitisation Request

    At present the Start date and End date values in the 'Submit a digitisation request' form (although both mandatory) default to the date of the request, while the Needed by date is optional.

    Two suggestions to improve this -

    * Make it an option for sites to default those dates to values of their own choosing - either for the Aspire customers that want to (and who have this set), to the Start and End dates of the current TimePeriod, or to 'global' Start and End dates input by an Admin. At present, although the data is compulsory, the default…

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    We introduced a change to make the Needed by date on the TADC request form blank and mandatory by default to encourage better planning by academics and fairer workflows to action the requests, back in October 2017. This did not suit all, so following feedback, we have made the mandatory aspect optional. If this change did not suit your university workflows you can now switch this off within the Admin settings of TADC. Details in the following articles: Settings in Talis Aspire Digitised Content (https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000384509-Settings-in-Talis-Aspire-Digitised-Content) and Request Form – Talis Aspire Digitised Content (https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005426145)

  4. Ability to add various page numbers for a request not just start page and end page

    Ability to add various page numbers for a request not just start page and end page

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  5. Allow a PDF to be attached when requesting a digitisation

    When a digitisation is requested it would be great if the requestor could attach a PDF of the item if they have it. This would save time in sourcing items on ILL or scanning from the collection. The request would still need to go through the approval process to ensure quality and copyright compliance but could be uploaded once approved.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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