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  1. 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.

    62 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

      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.

    • 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.

      39 votes
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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. 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.

      • Manual entry - fields appear automatically according to resource type selected

        Would be helpful, when using manual add, if once you had selected the resource type, a standard set of entry fields could appear automatically, as appropriate to the type of resource, e.g. for article, 'author', 'page numbers', 'part of' & for journals, 'volume', 'date' etc.

        23 votes
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          planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a word to .RIS conversion feature to Talis

          Many of our academics comment that they would be more likely to use Talis if they could simply upload their word document and automatically populate a list in the same way they can with Endnote. There are online tools which convert word files into .RIS format. If Talis could develop this functionality it would go a long way in promoting the service to the academics.

          18 votes
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          • Extend the Copy to my bookmarks function

            Enable academics to copy an entire list worth of bookmarks from an existing list to their bookmarks folder.
            Really useful where lists have been created by admin or library staff and then passed on to the academic to manage.

            17 votes
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            • Rename Audio-visual document

              There are various requests for changes to theway Resource types are managed. Until these are resolved could we at least rename
              Audio-visual document to
              Audio-visual

              16 votes
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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.

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

              • Bookmarking on iPads

                Our academic staff are all being given iPads at the start of the 2018/19 session and will be encouraged to use these as much as possible

                It would be really great if a bookmarking tool could be developed for Safari on iPads (or possibly even a list management app?!?) so that we could give our academic engagement a real boost.

                15 votes
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                • Improvement of resource type

                  Some academics suggest to add 'Standard' (it is used as a resource type especially in the major of Science and Engineering) and 'Conference paper' in the item resource type

                  10 votes
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                  • music score

                    Add music score to resource type

                    9 votes
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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.

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

                    • The ability to add two sets of page numbers per entry because books often have the notes at the back of the volume.

                      We would like to ability to add two different sets of page numbers on an entry.

                      Often books will have their notes at the back and when we are scanning chapters and attaching to a bookmark entry we need to register the two different page ranges.

                      Having all the info on the bookmark is vital for the students for referencing and also saves us time when doing CLA returns.

                      7 votes
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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.

                      • An 'edit notes and importance' button to be added within the screen for an individual item

                        Would it be possible for an 'edit notes and importance' button to be added within the screen for an individual item?
                        We are finding that when we are reviewing and re-editing lists that often the individual item needs a note adding to it and we are unable to do this from within the item screen itself and have to open a different page or a new tab in order to enter the note required. I have attached a screenshot of the item screen - what we would like(if possible) is an 'edit notes and importance' button added next to the…

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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. 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.

                        • In-line Box of Broadcast (BoB) materials

                          BoB is a system that is going to be very important in the HE sector in the near future - either from the National BoB or locally implemented. Cambridge Imaging and BUFVC are the external partners to talk to on this.

                          7 votes
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                            backlog  ·  3 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • New editions displayed when bookmarking

                            In reviews 2.0 and dashboard analytics there is an alert which shows that newer editions are available. Would it be possible to display this functionality to academics when they are bookmarking

                            6 votes
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                            • Deleting bookmarks

                              If you create lots of lists, as library staff at Stirling do, then you create hundreds and in some cases thousands of bookmarks. We'd like to be able to bulk delete bookmarks which are no longer required. Currently you have to select per page of 25 and then remove from view from My Bookmarks This is very time consuming.

                              5 votes
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                              • Bookmarking from PubMed and using PMID

                                Our Bioscientists would like you to improve bookmarking from PubMed and to be able to use the pub med id pmid number like DOI.

                                PMID can be used like DOI to retrieve citation information for an article. Both 360 link and SFX openurl resolvers can create a link and a citation using a PMID. Could you please consider adding this functionality to Talis Aspire
                                an example of a couple of records

                                http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1112778/
                                http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23147796

                                5 votes
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                                  under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                  This idea has been moved to the archive forum.It is something we would like to investigate further but is a lower priority than other items at the moment. We will review this again when looking at bookmarking improvements.

                                • Automatically bookmark videos as "Online Resources"

                                  During our pilot phase, we've noticed that when academics add YouTube or BoB videos to their lists, they generally forget to tick the "Online Resource" box - possibly because they are used to it happening automatically when they bookmark, e.g., articles and ebooks.

                                  It would be useful if online videos could be automatically recognised as "Online Resources" by the bookmarking tool.

                                  At present this does not happen because "audio-visual document" resource type can include, e.g., DVDs listed on a Library catalogue (not an online resource). However, could there not be a workaround similar to the one for ebooks (see: http://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/205644351-How-the-Online-Resource-button-works)

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                                  • being able to publish a list when adding an item

                                    It would be really useful when in the 'Create and Add' dialogue box, to be able to publish the change immediately, maybe even ask for a review.

                                    This would potentially make a real impact on the time someone needs to spend updating their list, allowing a lecturer to update very quickly without needing go in to the list at all; rather than adding a resource, which creates a new draft, which then needs to be accessed and published (and reviewed).

                                    4 votes
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                                      backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                      We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey but we’ll review it when we start the planned bookmarking improvements

                                    • Add publication date in bookmarks list

                                      Year of publication is not displayed in the list of bookmarks. This is particularly important to academics as units often use various editions of the text book and need to be able to differentiate between the editions. Is it possible to add a column for Year of Publication in the bookmarks list?

                                      Related to this, in My Lists, the date of publication needs to display in the bookmarks in the right column, to easily differentiate between editions when adding bookmarks to lists.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Creating a bookmark and adding item (direct) to a list

                                        When creating a bookmark and adding item (direct) to a list, enabling either ‘search’ function for the list or list them alphabetically or by most recently used. If you have many lists it can be hard and time-consuming to locate your list.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Differentiation between Chapters and Extracts in Reading lists to enhance integration with TADC requests

                                          We use Chapter/books in reading lists, then when digitisations are requested it is assumed they are complete chapters when we might only want a small section. or sections of the book. We would like the option to add extracts/sections here. At present we can only add one page range and we would also need multiple page ranges to be added
                                          . When we then request a digitisation, the correct section rather than complete chapter would be selected thereby hopefully lessening the number of referrals needed in TADC.

                                          3 votes
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