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  1. 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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    • 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:

      55 votes
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      • 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

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        • Add a request digitisation button in the review screen

          Could there be a 'request digitisation button' in the review process so that they could be requested as you go?

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          • Ability to edit "Note For Library" from within the Reviews screen

            Requesting the ability to edit "Note For Library" from within the
            Reviews screen. Currently, the only way for authenticated Library staff to edit such notes is to go out of the Reviews screen to the originating List, then Edit the list, then select "edit notes and importance", for each bookmarked item. It would be much simpler and quicker to enable the "Note For Library" to be editable from within the Reviews screen, which is the screen Library staff utilise to action and respond to those notes.

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              backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

              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.

            • coutts oasis widget to search on title rather than ISBN

              The coutts oasis widget links on ISBN which limits its effectiveness for searching for later editions, it would be better if it searched on title.

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                investigating  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                We had some discussions with Coutts towards the end of last year about this and they need to do some work. As they are migrating to a new version of their site iPage, they advised that they would make the changes for the new site. We will need to touch base with them again to catch up on their migration and plans for implementing the requested change

              • 'Request review and publish' option

                I’ve been getting feedback from tutors recently who are ‘adamant’ that they’ve published lists, but have then been chased as owners of draft lists. I suspect this is to do with them requesting a review and assuming that publishing happens simultaneously.

                We don’t want to configure our system so that we get sent an automatic review for every single published list, and we want to encourage lecturers to take ownership of their lists, publishing and reviewing appropriately.

                If they had an option to 'Request review & publish' this would really help make clear to them what was happening when they…

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                • Communicate result of Review Outcome to list owner

                  Once a list review has been completed the requester is e-mailed and informed that the review is complete. However s/he cannot see the results of the review, the helpful comments and information that have been added by library staff. Could the link in the message be changed so that it takes the requester to the results of hte review, rather than to the reading list.

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                  • Is it possible to delete the notes added to items in the review section

                    We make extensive use of the note functionality in our processes - collections assistants append notes on decisions to inform librarians and overseas colleagues of purchasing decisions. Some items end up with dozens of notes and when we make a mistake we have to add another note to say ignore the above note. Can we delete them instead?

                    11 votes
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                    • Acquisitions - introduce the idea of 'states'

                      To enable the Acquisitions Library Review process to support more complex workflows, it could be extremely useful to introduce the idea of 'states' (or similar) to lists under Review. Customers could select how many 'states' their workflow necessitates and what labels they wish to attach to 'State 1', 'State 2' and so on (e.g. 'Liaison Librarian review', 'Link checking', 'Acquisitions processing' etc). Lists submitted for review could arrive in 'State 1' and then be moved to 'State 2', 'State 3' as this review process progresses. The view of lists under Review could then be filtered according to State (e.g. 'Show…

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                      • reviews 2.0 overview summary line similar to TADC

                        Would it be possible to have a line at the top of the reviews page with a summary similar to TADC of 'Requested' 'Started' 'Assigned to You' or to default the display to these statuses to help workflow?

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                        • Option to complete a review without notifying tutor / inputter

                          In the "All Reviews" section of Aspire it would be useful to have the option to "mark as completed" without notifying the person (tutor or library staff) who'd requested the review

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                          • Changing text for request review reminder when clicking Publish

                            Where we have the option to ask list editors to request a review when they click publish, it would be useful to be able to control the message as we would want editors to request reviews if they have books they would like to order.

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                            • Change “Request Review” to “Request Library Review”

                              Currently, many academics are confused by the “Request Review” button because the text that explains it (i.e. that a review is something the Library carries out, and that the Library needs to be asked to carry out a review whenever a list is amended) is not very prominent. Hence many academics never send their lists for review. It would help if the wording of the button itself was changed from "Request Review" to “Request Library Review”.

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                              • DOIs in Reviews 2.0

                                We've recently moved to Reviews 2.0, and a colleague spotted that DOIs in article bookmarks do not have hyperlinks in the new review screen (screenshot attached to illustrate). We thought this was a bit strange since elsewhere in Aspire Reading Lists DOIs are hyperlinks (such as clicking on bookmarks) and I believe DOIs were hyperlinks in the old Reviews 1.0 screen.

                                When completing reviews, our staff check all links to electronic resources for functionality, so the inability to follow a DOI through to the article seems to defeat the point of the review. It would be lovely if this could…

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                                • Summary of items removed from list in Reviews

                                  We'd like a summary of items that have been removed from a list in the Reviews module, including details such as its importance level and any notes for library that were next to the item.

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                                  • Making library review outcome comments visable in CSV

                                    We would like to communicate list review outcomes not only to the owner of a list but to our Acquisitions team too, who would rather receive our purchase requests in Excel sheets. So, exporting the outcome to an Excel sheet is quite useful here. But the only problem is Last comment under Review Outcome (in which we plan to convey our requests to our Acquisitions team, such as number of copies to purchase, e-books or print, etc) does not appear when the review is exported to Excel.

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                                    • Option to edit /add institution specific text to the message box for academics when they click 'request review'

                                      Option to edit /add institution specific text to the message box for academics when they click 'request review'

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                                      • copy completed review message to email

                                        When completing a review, it is possible to send a message to the person who started the review. However, once sent, the content of that message is lost to the sender.

                                        It would be useful to copy in ones own email address in on the message so that a record can be kept of the communication.

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                                        • OPAC link in review visible on main list

                                          It would be good to have the option to set a filter or add an extra column in the initial list screen in Review so that you can see the OPAC link. This would allow the reviewer to view existing stock without having to open the title. This would save time where titles are in-stock and copies sufficient

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                                            under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                            We are exploring some ideas around this as part of the reviews work we are doing

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