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  1. Return to same point on list after editing bookmark in new list view

    Previously (i.e. on classic list view) when editing a list, the 'Edit metadata' option for individual bookmarks allowed you to make changes to a bookmark and then to return to the same point on the list when you clicked Save. This was useful if you needed to work through a list (e.g. to upgrade the quality of the metadata in bookmarks).

    In new list view the 'Edit metadata' option returns you to the top of the list when you click Save, rather than to the point on the list you were working on.

    Particularly when working through long lists, it…

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      1 comment  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • Number of items count to (new) list view

        The old list view had a count of the number of items appearing on the reading list in the top left hand corner of the list. This was a useful feature and we note it is not available in the new list view. Could it be returned?

        3 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  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.

          37 votes
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          • 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?

            15 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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              • 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…

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                  1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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…

                  7 votes
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                  • Student numbers to reflect published or draft list status

                    The student numbers section within a list review reflects the total number of students using the item and breaks this down into the relevant lists but should also indicate whether the lists that the items is on are published or unpublished. We roll all our lists over to draft each year so this can be a particular issue for us, e.g. a book showing as on three lists totals 135 students with 120 of those having 'essential' status but we find that only one of the lists is published so the total is 69 students. This could mean the difference…

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                    • Add Browzine's PDF download links

                      Browzines LibKey functionality allows you to add direct PDF download links into discovery systems such as Summon and Primo. This is a really useful feature as it provides seemless 1-click downloads for subscribed article content.

                      Integrating the Browzine links into Aspire would help make accessing articles as quick and simple as possible.

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                      • journal jackets

                        Add Journal jackets automatically to lists.
                        Here at the University of Birmingham we use Browzine for journal TOCs and for lists that link to mostly journals the icons are the same and the list looks pretty dull. Students love the book jackets, so it would be great to have similar for journals - the visual cue really does encourage students to follow the link.

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                          • Notes for students in new list view

                            Although accompanied by a mortar board icon to indicate that there is a note for the student, as the font of the text is similar to that above many students are not spotting the note.
                            It would be helpful if this was in bold, a different font, or colour. Maybe even giving academics and library staff the ability to select a font option to make these notes more noticeable.

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                            • Show editor details in reviews screen

                              In the reviews screen the editor of an item is not detailed. This makes it more time consuming to review an item, particularly if there are several different items on a list that have the same title but editors rather than authors.
                              It would be very helpful if the records of items that have an editor display the same level of bibliographic data as those for items that have authors.

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                              • Customisable text and labels

                                All text in Aspire should be customisable. This is a standard feature of our other systems (e.g. Summon and LibGuides). Aspire uses terms such as 'digital article' which are not meaningful to our users as we do not use these terms in any of our other systems or communications.

                                Customisable text would allow us to:
                                1. Use langauge that is meaningful to our users
                                2. Conform with our university and library style guides
                                3. Use consistent language across all of our systems and websites

                                We put a lot of effort into using consistent terminology in our websites and avoiding difficult…

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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.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    To be able to find and replace all instances across lists is something we are considering within our continuous improvements. We are keen to understand the importance of such a feature across the user group so encourage others to consider this idea and support if it is something that they feel strongly will have a positive impact.

                                  • 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.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Reporting/requesting option for missing book jacket images in New List View

                                      Given the increased prominence of book jacket images in New List View, could we please have a means of requesting jacket images be sourced when they are missing? We have a number of instances of books where we do have a jacket image in our library catalogue, but it doesn't appear in New List View because those images are sourced elsewhere (Nielsen Book Data apparently). We'd like to be able to request missing ones.

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                                      • Reviewing reading lists with draft changes

                                        When reviewing a published list with unpublished changes it would be helpful if there could be some indication of which items are unpublished additions. Otherwise you can have something on the review list which you can't find on the published version, which can get confusing for reviewers.
                                        The notification could say something similar to a list with unpublished changes e.g. 'this item is an unpublished change on a draft version of the list"

                                        6 votes
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                                        • TADC number in reviews

                                          Currently in reviews beta the status of any digitisation requests appears (live, referred, rejected etc.) but it would be useful if the TADC number could be displayed. It would be even better if this number could be linked to the TADC request page to enable quick access to the request info.

                                          4 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We think this is of value and would like to explore further as part of the next work we do in the Reviews area of TARL so will raise this for consideration then.

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