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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.

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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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      • 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.

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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…

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          • 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.

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            • TARL report to indicate type of online resource link (DOI, open url,web address)

              We would like to easily identify which online resource links point to doi, web address and open url in TARL within the reports menu, there is no current functionality to do this but would be a beneficial feature to us.

              12 votes
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              • add a 'back to top' link in a reading list.

                To help with long lists instead of a cumbersome long scroll back up.

                8 votes
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                • Change LTI search box from grey to white

                  Several academic staff have commented that the LTI search box for linking lists in Canvas (possibly Blackboard/Moodle?) is greyed out. This made them think it could not be edited/typed in. By convention grey is often used to indicate disabled content.

                  Currently the background colour of the search box is a fixed parameter and is not customisable. I suggest changing it to a white background will help reduce the confusion, as this matches the other options available in LTI (list section). Alternatively it could be customised as part of the tenancy branding.

                  3 votes
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                  • Links to Worldcat in item view - instead of a bookstore

                    We'd like to have the option of replacing the bookstore in the item view with a link to Worldcat.

                    At the moment, several bookstore options exist (see: https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/209262049-What-bookstores-are-supported-in-the-item-view-). However, in response to feedback from our academics, we would like to see the possibility of linking to a vendor-neutral external catalogue instead.

                    21 votes
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                    • Make the publish button more visible

                      A lecturer has said that it would be useful to have the publish button more visible on the list (when not editing). Could we have a separate button for publishing rather than going to edit and publish?

                      3 votes
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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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                        • Reviews - time and date of outcomes to be visible on .csv report

                          It would be helpful if the date and time of comments/amendments made via a review could also be exported to the .csv file, when you export the review. Can this be done at all ? The excel spreadsheet includes a column for review outcome, and these are visible, (which was activated as a result of a previous idea), but does not have the time the comment/outcome was made. Adding this feature would help with our workflows as we could see at a glance how work was progressing on a particular review.

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                          • Please could an alert for review automatically go though when student numbers are changed.

                            The hierarchy and student numbers can be opened out of the edit field. List writers can just change the student numbers press save and close down the list and no one is any the wiser.

                            2 votes
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                            • Include item availability when printing lists

                              Many students print their reading lists and go to the library service desks to ask for help finding items. It would be helpful if, when they printed a list, physical items showed item availability information such as shelfmark and location.

                              This would help the student find the items they need quickly and also reduce the amount of time staff take helping students find this information.

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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.

                                2 votes
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                                • Update Lists using this resource when item linked via LCN

                                  When a title is linked to our catalogue during the Review stage, the Review doesn’t update the breakdown information of Lists using this resource, so we have to check the All items report to see if the item is on any other lists. This information should refresh automatically when the item has been linked.

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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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                                    • Adding a bookmarked item to multiple lists

                                      It would be really useful to be able to add a bookmark to several lists at once. For example a new edition is being added to a list but they still need to keep the old edition as well, being able to add the bookmark to several lists at once (and publish the changes) would be wonderful.

                                      This was an idea someone else submitted back in 2014, but we've had requests from academics and also as part of some changes to our acquisitions processes that have meant i'd like it to be reconsidered.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • OpenURL should include Source ID for Talis

                                        Every OpenURL created by Talis should include a source ID name/value pair so that
                                        a) Our link resolver stats clearly indicate the volume of OpenURL requests from Talis
                                        b) We can identify the source of the problem URL when our clients use the auto problem report form on our link resolver (which includes the problem OpenURL

                                        This is standard across OpenURL sources. Might I suggest appending this string to every Talis OpenURL?:

                                        &rft.sid=talis

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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.

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