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  1. 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.

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      Keji Adedeji responded

      The existing reporting infrastructure cannot report on usage data as it is stored differently. We will be doing some investigation into how usage data can be exposed.

    • Put a Google Analytics tag on the online resource button

      We've been asked to demonstrate whether there is any link between eResource usage and the Reading List System.
      While we can, with some work, demonstrate correlation, the general upward trend in eResource usage means we are ubable to definitively claim causation.
      If the 'online resource' button had a google analytics tag, allowing us to view not only how many times students look at lists but also how many times students are clicking on online resources from the list, we would be better placed to demonstrate value for money to university leadership.

      35 votes
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      • Export dashboard numbers to excel

        Ability to be able to export all of the dashboard numbers into a .csv or excel file. At the moment the only way to access this data that I know of is to individually open each list and click on the dashboard. This is very time consuming and we would like to easily compare dashboard numbers across the lists to see which lists are being used. We can then approach lecturers with low dashboard numbers.

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        • Include top level hierarchy code or name in all list reports

          We already get the hierarchy code that a list is attached to in the All List report. I'd also like the top level hierarchy name or code to appear - for us this is institute. This would allow me to easily extract high level engagement information to pass on to Heads of Institute. At the moment, it's a manual task to go through a report and attach Institute info to each module in order to sort and filter.

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          • Exclude Note field from being included in item count

            We would like the item count at the top of each list to include only actual resources, not the note fields that contain supplementary information.

            11 votes
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              Keji Adedeji responded

              We are investigating this as part of the in progress work to move to live reporting

            • Library Review report - review outcomes

              * Review decisions - for a given date range, an all-List Item report on Review Outcomes (e.g. 'How many "On order" items were created from Review in August 2010')

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              • Report on number of lists linked to higher levels in hierarchy than node list is linked to

                We have a requirement to report on the number of lists linked to a faculty and number of lists linked to a department. Our hierarchy goes faculty>department>module. Lists are directly linked to modules. The Hoerarchy Snapshot Report allows us to report on number of lists attached to amodule but not number of lists attached to a higher level in the hierarchy.

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                  backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                  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.

                • All List Items report to include url from 'is part of' section

                  We often have bookmarks for book chapters where the url to the book as a whole is entered into the 'is part of book' section, without a separate url to the book chapter entered into the chapter section. This is done as it is sometimes not possible to link directly to a chapter. In these cases, we add a student note along the lines of "Please read pages 57-69".

                  In the All List Items report, DOI fields that are present in the 'is part of' section are included (though not in a separate field), but the url present in the…

                  6 votes
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                  • Library Review report - submission to completion

                    Submission to Completion reporting - for a given date range, report on how long library reviews took from the time of academic request of a review of a List to library completion. (Currently the All Reviews screen itself does not timestamp the Completed action; but libraries are likely to want to report on their processing times for submitting lists [perhaps against SLAs, KPIs and the like].)

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                      backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                      The reviews refresh will be ensuring we capture this data but in the first instance will not be providing this report. We will return to this once the new reviews is up and running 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.

                    • All user profiles report to display only current roles

                      The Aspire Role field of the All User Profiles report displays any role that a user has ever been assigned, not just their current roles.

                      We would like to see the report amended so that only currently assigned roles are present in the report. This would assist us greatly in our regular audits of user accounts.

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                      • "Link To" value included in All Items Report

                        Could the Link To value be included in the All Items Report i.e. either blank, DOI, OpenURL or Web Address.

                        This would really simplify our metadata checking, particularly for improperly formed URLs through EZproxy, but also for confirming our preferred linking method is being used by academic staff.

                        An example would be if we moved a journal subscription to a new platform - we could filter the All Items Report CSV on Journal title (or ISSN) and DOI or Web Address (confident that OpenURL would manage the platform change external to Talis)>

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                        • Add an ISSN search field to the 'All List Items' Report

                          Having an ISSN search field in the 'All List Items' report would enable us to quickly and accurately establish whether or not a particular journal is included on any of our active Reading Lists. This evidence is crucial when compiling a business case for either renewing or deselecting a resource.

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                          • Sorted list of time periods when running reports

                            We have a substantial number of academic time periods each year, so we now have a list of 76 time periods for the years 2014 - 2018 and will shortly add another 17 for 2019.

                            When using All Lists or All List Items reports, it's possible to limit the report by time period, but the time periods are not displayed in any discernible order and it's very difficult to use this field as a filter in any practical way.

                            We would like to be able to order the time periods in the drop down list:
                            (a) in the same or…

                            2 votes
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                            • add column to all lists report for 'last updated by'

                              It's really frustrating not being able to tell who last updated a list for erasons of trouble-shooting. For example we have some lists for the last time period that have been updated since rollover and I'd like to trace who has done that to check that they realise they are editing the old list not the new one. It could be one of the lecturers but it could also be a member of library staff. We can't see on the list itself (that would be ideal), but could we have it added to the all list report - it already…

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                              • Report on number of copies in the library

                                A report that shows the number of copies of each title in stock without having to check each title individually. this would be useful for acquisitions if you use a formula. You could see quickly if you had the right ratio of copies for the number of students on the course

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                                  under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                  We will investigate the possibilities around this as part of the reviews work we are doing

                                • New reports - most popular books or resources

                                  We have Aspire linked to our Library catalogue so any book (journal, DVD etc) on a published reading list shows the titles of the modules that book is used on. For the Aquisitions team this is useful to see how the same book may be being used across the University as sometimes it is being used in more than one subject area and, therefore different funds.

                                  I'd like to suggest that it would be useful to list the top (eg) 100 resources so we can see which resources are being used the most and ensure we have sufficient stock.

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                                    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                    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.

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