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  1. Icons for different types of alerts (items with changes) Reviews 2.0

    At present the exclamation mark alert in Reviews in 2.0 can mean a number of things (change of importance/notes/new edition/enrolments etc).

    We would much prefer to have symbols to differentiate between these types of alerts, when reviewing we need to be able to quickly drill down what changes have been made so are concentrating on items of priority. For example if a list has student numbers changed this could cause alerts for all items but it's not clear which of those have new edition flags unless you check each one which isn't an efficient use of time.

    I haven't found…

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    • Set review outcome (2.0) for multiple items

      We'd benefit from option of being able to select multiple resources in a review (e.g. check box by each item/line) and set the review outcome. For example if we have bulk checked a number of weblinks would like to select all in one go and set review outcome rather than click though each item and do this individually, would be a good time saver for us.

      It was also referred to in this idea dating back to 2012 when the system was much different. http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/3291742-set-review-outcome-via-drop-down

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      Kristy

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        2 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Pairing Identical Physical & Digital Items

        Many lists show a physical copy of a book or journal with a digital version of the same document directly above or below.
        It would be greatly beneficial to users to immediately notice that the two entries are the same item, one physical and one digital.
        A simple pairing/linking feature of adjacent entries would do this.
        This could also solve the issue of copy/pasting the Student Note from one to the other, by immediately copying the Student Note to the paired entry.

        8 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show digitisation rejected

          In the list edit view mode, it would be great if where it says digitisation live and pending, it would also show when a digitisation has been rejected. This would help limit duplicate requests, and provide a quick answer to why there isn't a digitisation without having to check TADC separately.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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            • View Online button to be made more noticable on new student interface

              Hello,
              We recently changed our branding at Northumbria, at the same time we moved to the new student view.
              Our brand is black and white, which unfortunately makes our View Online button not very noticable on the page, the button is based on the theme colour of the tenancy.
              We would like to explore ways to make the button more evident to users, for instance a black line around the button or go back to the blue online button.
              We have had instances where students have thought that we don't have an ebook, only print,as it just blends into the…

              2 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make "View later edition" alert in Reviews screen dependent on edition statements not publication dates

                The "View later edition" alert in the Reviews screen is currently very unreliable. It appears to be triggered by publication dates rather than edition statements and so picks up paperback reprints, e-book releases, etc - none of which are "new editions" in the academic sense of the word. Nine times out of ten when we look at it we find there isn't in fact a new edition, which is leading staff to ignore it. Is there any way it could be refined so that it only actually picks up 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc edition statements?

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                • Method to lock\freeze lists while still being visible to students during and after roll over.

                  We need the status of the list adding to the API, and therefore making it possible to retrieve archived, draft and published lists. Also the block plugin used in Moodle should be able to return archived lists. Currently the plugin loses access to the list.

                  Currently for the reasons below the roll over process is problematic, we believe this would solve those problems:

                  • Due to the process of resits and non-standard module dates it also means the archiving process cannot happen until after the start of the following year, meaning lists cannot be “frozen” at the correct time for…

                  30 votes
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                    We are currently reviewing this idea as this is an interesting concept and one we would like to explore further. If anyone would like to add their use case to this ticket it would be helpful to understand all scenarios.

                  • Customise Aspire with Javascript

                    Add the ability for customers to insert Javascript into Aspire. This would enable us to make small customisations and improvements to the interface.

                    Aspire is extremely limited in its customisable options. We are unable to make even small tweaks to the interface. The ability to add Javascript could allow us to make small improvements and local customisations which would remove some of the frustration of waiting for changes to be made through the development cycle.

                    4 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Config & Customisation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Digitisation status as filter in Reviews

                      Could you add a filter in Reviews for "item has a Digitisation"? We roll over our digitisations when the list is published and comes through for review. It would be handy if we could see which items have digitisations by a filter. It would also be useful if there was also an alert that the digitisation status had changed since the last review e.g. was now Expired. I would also like to see the TADC number in reviews which I can see is another idea in the forum (http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/17410534-tadc-number-in-reviews)

                      6 votes
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                      • Link to Library Catalogue in Reviews to open in new tab/window

                        We would like for the link to our Library Catalogue from within the availability section of Talis Reviews (see image attached) to open in a new window or tab, similar to the links to suppliers' websites.

                        This ability to open in a new tab/widow makes the links within Reviews consistent, instead of having to continually use the right-click button for the only link in Reviews that opens in the same window.

                        6 votes
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                        • LTI custom parameter for message when no list available.

                          This year Griffith has moved from using the Talis building block in Blackboard to using the LTI. This is set up by default to use "best guess" to display a reading list for a course site using the custom parameters node_code_regex and time_period_regex. The Readings LTI link is present in the Blackboard course template, so is present for every course site that is created. Not all courses have reading lists; when this is the case, academics have to make this link not available to students or delete it. If this is not done and students click on the Readings LTI…

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                          • 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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                            • Create new resource format "Article without Authentication"

                              We would like a new resource format “Article without Authentication” to be made available.
                              This would be used as a resource format for bookmarking free journal articles from the web but would not add in article authentication.
                              Since more and more journals/articles are available from open access sources it removes the issue of having to continually update EZ Proxy authentication.
                              This would also get around the problem that EZ Proxy authentication is added in after the Reviews stage, and that authentication issues may only be visible from the student view.
                              There are certain courses such as journalism that use huge…

                              2 votes
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                              • Expand list of academic disciplines and/or make the list customizable

                                Expand list of academic disciplines and/or make the list customizable.

                                We have received a request to add Built Environment to the list as there is no equivalent discipline available

                                4 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Users & Roles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Removing past dates from drop-down lists in Create New List and List Copy

                                    We have quite a few years’ worth of dates in the drop-down list when we create or copy a list. We would like to see all past dates removed from this list – why would you want to put a past date on a new list?
                                    Not having to scroll through to the bottom would save a lot of time in our workflows. Also when showing academics how to do a list themselves, it’s important that it doesn’t take too long or appear complicated.
                                    If this is not possible, can you at least order this drop-down list in reverse so…

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                                    • Add article authentication at Reviews stage so errors can be picked up at this point

                                      We would like authentication to be added at the Reviews stage so full checking can be carried out at this point.
                                      Currently because ez proxy authentication is added to links after the Review, the student link can give authentication errors that were not visible at Reviews. So if a lecturer bookmarks an article from a free e-journal, the link will work from Reviews but possibly not from the actual list page. As more and more articles are made open access this is a growing issue. (I am also going to suggest separately an article format that does not include authentication).

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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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                                        • Search tool on new list view to include ability to search text in notes

                                          On classic list view it was possible to search a resourcelist for a piece of text in a note using your browser's 'Find' tool/Ctrl + F. On new list view you can search for authors and titles using the search box, but the way pages load means it's not possible to use Ctrl + F to find the text in notes.

                                          We often use notes as place-holders on lists we're working on (e.g. for a book not in stock in the Library that needs to be ordered) and it would be useful if some equivalent find tool could be put…

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