How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Update (e-)book entries to the latest edition

Unless otherwise specified, we ensure that our online reading lists always point to the latest version of books and e-books we hold in stock. At the moment, it is necessary to manually replace each link with a new one pointing to the catalogue record for the new edition.

It would save a lot of time and effort if when item were added to a list it was possible to opt for it to update to newer editions of the same item when these are added to stock, perhaps by Aspire running an overnight title/author search of the catalogue for all items pointing to catalogue records and identifying new editions based on parsed recognition of the the edition statement (MARC 250 $a field).

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David Bennett shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded  · 

As discussed previously, we will not force the use of the newer editions as there may be a pedagogical requirement to use a specific edition and different institutions. However, the List Dashboard provides edition indicators including those in the library catalogue. We are also currently investigating the exposure of edition indicators in the reviews area

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