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  1. Display of chapters

    When we add specific chapters to lists we'd like the title of the book as well as the title of the chapter to be automatically included in the display. We currently manually edit entries to include both, for example.
    The Reformation Parliament, IN: Parliament and politics in Scotland, 1235-1560 - K. M. Brown
    This think would make it easier for students to identify the chapter when browsing a list

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      in beta  ·  12 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Resource Type

      Make the drop down menu for "Resource Type" customizable.
      We have a lot of different resource types that lecturers want to bookmark, such as music score, law report, school resources.
      Some Law and Music lecturers are against using the system because of this.

      58 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We would like to add some additional resource types.

        However, this is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

        Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

      • Display both print and ebook holdings for one bookmark for the same title (an archived Idea for 2013)

        Here at Sussex we're very keen to have this Idea, archived for 2013, available for voting in the 2014 Ideas Forum: http://ideas.talisaspire.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists-ideas-archive/suggestions/4381768-display-both-print-and-ebook-holdings-for-one-book.

        We're increasingly buying ebooks in addition to print copies, and it would be extremely useful, both to Library staff and students, to have a single entry for a specific work in Aspire, but with linkage to alternative editions. This would provide users with a choice of available formats depending on their needs, as well as promoting the Library’s collection.

        54 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We would like to improve the ability to display as much info that we have about a resource even if it is not the specific format that was originally bookmarked.

          A redesign of how we display holdings would probably be required and this is not currently in our short term development focus.

          This idea so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

          Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

        • hide section

          Currently there is no option to hide/unhide sections of lists, we would like to see the option to allow gradual release of lists, and to publish those sections which are ready before a list is complete.

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            15 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Whilst the LTI work has made it easier to include whole lists or sections in the VLE, hiding sections directly in the list not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog while we focus on items in the development focus.

            Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

          • Add a message box on the Request Review screen

            I think it would be benficial to be able to add a note in a box on the request review page. At present you only had to stipulate student numbers.

            At my insitution only one person does the review, the Subject Librarian, and a number of lists are created by the admin team so messages in this box could include:

            "Only one item needs attention as not in stock" (useful on a longer list to speed things up)

            "Same list is also being used on three other modules" (could then duplicate etc)

            Or academics could add a note such as:

            50 votes
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              under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Edit library and student notes within Reviews 2.0

              We'd like to resurrect this idea from 2014 but see it incorporated into Reviews 2.0 http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/5335311-ability-to-edit-note-for-library-from-within-the#{toggle_previous_statuses}

              Our team would be keen to have ability to edit library and student notes within the Reviews 2.0 screen rather than having to revert to the original list which is time consuming.

              We use library notes in our acquisitions workflow as this information is populated in the all list items report and you can see actions taken for books not available in the catalogue (whereas review 2.0 comments aren't visible in this report). The ability to update and edit these notes within the reviews…

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                backlog  ·  11 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Additional reports: list and item usage statistics

                We would like to suggest two additional reports for the Reports menu that would provide list and item usage statistics globally across departments and modules with the aim of demonstrating the value of reading lists and impact on item usage. One report for Page views and one for Item Views.

                Key fields we would like to see included are; page view (main list page), module code, module title, department, the number of students on the course, number of items on a list and for Item Views the item format.

                43 votes
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                • Activity audit (knowing who's done what)

                  We expect a system to be accountable to an extent, and find it hard that there are no Aspire logs accessible. For instance, when a node has been deleted, there's no way of knowing who has deleted it (apparently our only method is to "ask around"). If lists are edited/deleted/archived, an administrator may well need to get the details of when this happened and who did it, if there are questions/audits/complaints/etc. Even if we are ourselves not able to do this, Support should be able to, so that we can get the information that we need. We cannot be fully…

                  37 votes
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                  • Display list in an alternate style

                    Ability to display lists in a specific citation style - Many of our courses use the Harvard style and although lists can be viewed as a bibliography and exported in specific citation styles, our course organisers would like to be able to provide a consistent approach in the way they are presenting their reading lists. They would like the option to present the list itself in the Harvard style, i.e. by Author first not Title.

                    36 votes
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                      17 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Move a number of bookmarks to a list all in one go

                      It would be good if there was a way to move a number of bookmarks to a list all in one go, rather than having to add them individually.

                      36 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

                        Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

                      • Show review history in lists post rollover and in Reviews 2.0

                        At present when lists are rolled over to a new time period or copied manually the 'review history' (in the list review drop down menu) does not rollover- it resets as a new list. Nor is this review history available to view in Reviews 2.0, only the previous review comments and/or alerts attached to bookmarks.

                        The review history information (dates requested/completed/by whom) is very useful to view as part of the workflow and we would like to see the review history details rollover with lists year on year and also appear in Reviews 2.0 detail screen.

                        Thanks

                        35 votes
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                        • Multiple list owners on a readinglist

                          We have many courses where multiple academics are involved in teaching. It would be useful if we could assign more than one list owner so they could work on it collaboratively. Based on feedback from academics this would be very well recieved at our instiution.

                          35 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

                            Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

                          • Compulsory setting of importance field

                            The majority of our academics are not using the 'Set importance' tag for each item on their list. Could this be made a compulsory field when adding the item? This information is required to enable the correct number of items to be purchased and for student information of the books importance.

                            33 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              This is not included in the scope of the reviews refresh but so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

                              Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

                            • Organising 'My Bookmarks'

                              It is becoming really important for our academics to be able to organise their bookmarks. We know tags are the currnet thinking with filters- but some academics have a mental block against this. They are so used to having very structured resources/citations and without the ability to oraganise and sort (things like author- title- date- type- notes/modules ....) the resources within their 'library'

                              32 votes
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                                14 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We are currently refactoring the My Bookmarks screen to work in a way that allows users to sort and filter more effectively. Although this won’t include tagging or sorting yet, it does provide the framework for further options in this area.

                              • A keyword search for e.g. book titles within Talis Aspire

                                The ability to search for book titles within the Talis Aspire tenancy from a search box, thus allowing users to see if books are on other lists.

                                31 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  this has been moved to backlog because while we are still committed to exploring hte introduction of this capability, it is not currently planned due to other developments taking priority

                                • Ability to move multiple items simultaneously

                                  It would be nice to be able to move more than one item at once within a list. Some imported reading lists have a large number of items which currently can only be moved one by one, which is rather laborious.

                                  31 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

                                    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

                                  • Report a problem (with this resource)

                                    When users click on a broken link, they should have the option of reporting the problem. "Report a problem (with this resource)" which, when taken, should include the link and basic metadata for the resource with the option for the user to provide usual name/email/description information.

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                                      6 comments  ·  Help & Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog while we focus on items in the development focus.

                                      Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

                                    • Bulk Archiving

                                      We would like to be able to bulk archive reading lists for a given time period at the end of September each year.

                                      Our policy is to keep the current year's reading lists public in Aspire until the end of September for the benefit of any students that are doing re-sits. However, the only bulk option for archiving lists is only available during the Rollover of lists to a new time-period. We rollover lists at the end of the Summer term (June) so that academics or library staff can start editing the list for the next academic year. So from…

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                                      • Tag items

                                        Is it possible to be able to tag / mark items as 'Electronic Resource' for online journal articles and e-books etc and then be able to re-group the list to display all electronic resources together?

                                        27 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to edit, and check links and notes from same page

                                          It would be useful to have the option to check links and notes at the same time as editing the metadata for a bookmark.

                                          26 votes
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