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  1. Option to switch off Google Book Previews at item or list level 2

    I would like to re-raise the idea originally raised back in 2014 to have the option to switch off Google Book previews at list level.
    Since the New List View, we have received feedback from academics that students are mistaking the Google Book Preview for their course reading. On the one hand, I can see that the academic could advise students if they wanted them to avoid Google Previews. On the other hand, I think the placement of the Google Preview is confusing as it appears in the same place as the View Online button.
    We are currently considering whether…

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    • Identify whether latest edition in use, in bulk

      Run a report that covers an entire teaching period (or more), that can be exported from TALIS Reading Lists identifying:

      - resources that have a later edition
      - whether that later edition is owned by the library or not
      - resources that are not linked to a library copy

      Currently, in the latest NEW LIST VIEW, the only option is to send each Reading List for Review and go through each individual resource to gather this information.

      The option to run a report with this data would save days/weeks of copy/pasting and enable us to:

      - offer our lecturers this…

      11 votes
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      • Improve editing items as 'essential'

        Many of our academics create a section (or multiple sections, week by week) for Essential and Recommended readings. Having put all 'essential' items into the 'essential' section, they do not then mark each individual item as essential. This strikes them as extra work and unnecessary.

        We would like the system to allow for all items in an 'essential' section to be marked as essential, or some other way to batch update multiple items as essential. The current process takes 3 clicks for each item, so for a list of 100 items or more is a lot of additional effort.

        7 votes
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        • Change/hide the Copy List button

          Since we moved to the new Student Interface we are experiencing a surge of numbers of academic staff creating copies of their lists. Previously we didn't have too many instances of this but since the wording of "Copy" has been changed to "Copy List" and lines have been inserted into the dropdown to break up pthe list, they seem to have gone a bit mad!
          It is much more evident in the list now and we really would like it removed/hidden or changed back to Copy as previously.
          This is creating a bit of a headache for us now and…

          8 votes
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          • We need to be able to see a complete list of items removed from lists within a given period, with full details

            We can currently see changes made in the last few days, or search by list and then see changes, but the details are very sketchy. We need full detials of items that have been removed

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            • Show importance in item view

              It would be really helpful if you could see the importance of an item in a reading list when viewing the individual item. For example from the screen showing in the attachedf screenshot. This would be especially helpful when going from TADC using the "view item in reading list" option.

              6 votes
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              • 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…

                15 votes
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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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                  • 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…

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                    • Assign items to a team with filtering capabilities

                      We currently use Reviews to assign items to teams via outcomes. Our workflow starts with an acquisition team member ordering books and checking links to online resources. While reviewing, the team assigns work via outcomes to scanning and collections teams.

                      However, as many universities who use Reviews, this issue has proved very difficult and undependable because outcomes can get overwritten by another member of staff. We would like to be able to assign one item to a team member and include a filter for that. The list item first can be assigned to a default team and in our case…

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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?

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                          We have had further feedback from other users on this and as a result we will be investigating how best to display this going forward. As this develops we will keep you informed.

                        • Allow for more than one LCN and display report on these

                          Can we add two LCN numbers in a record and they both display holdings in the expanded list view. This would mainly be when we have two records one for print and one for e . We usually bookmark one record and either add the print LCN to show print holdings or e LCN to show electronic. We would prefer just to allow both LCN's in the one record. When reports are run, all the LCN's would then be identified, not just the print LCN We need to be able to identify by the list item view if we have…

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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.

                            8 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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                              • Being able to archive a draft list

                                It would be useful to be able to archive draft lists rather than just delete them. This is useful when you want to be able to tidy up what lists are available but you don't want to mess up the stats of how many lists were published in a certain year.

                                This idea was raised before (http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/3921255-have-all-list-action-options-for-draft-lists-as-we) and says it has been completed but you still can't archive a draft list as far as I am aware.

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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

                                  25 votes
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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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                                      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.

                                    • 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.

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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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                                        • 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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