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  1. 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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    • 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?

      7 votes
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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.

      • 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…

          11 votes
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          • Export List in list format with selected citation styles

            We have noticed that there are two options to export a list as PDF. As bibliography and as list view. The List view exports each resource retaining the format from the list (great) but it doesn’t enable the export to retain the preferred citation style. Ideally we would like to see an exported PDF which retains both the list format and has the correct citation style.

            Bibliography export does allow export of each in citation, but the list format is not retained and only an alpha list is provided.

            Thanks

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              • Make lists available only to those registered on the module

                We have some lecturers who are concerned about some sensitive content on their reading lists. They state that they are happy to upload material to our VLE as this is restricted only to students registered on the module, who they have been able to give a "warning" about the sensitivity, but they are concerned about other members of the University being able to view the material out of context. We would therefore like it to be possible for reading lists to be restricted only those registered on a module.

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                • Add multiple book vendors to item records

                  We currently have a link to Amazon for our item records but we also have an agreement with John Smith booksellers to provide texts to First Years as a part of a bursary arrangement.

                  It would be extremely useful to be able to show a second link to another bookseller to make it easy for the First Years to click through to the point of acquisition from the reading list.

                  2 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.

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

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

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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.

                          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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                              This idea is under review. We would be interested to know if you feel having information like this would cause confusion to students as to whether the library holds the items or not. If you do have feedback then please do add your comments as we would like to understand this more.

                            • Removal of duplicates from bibliography

                              When you view list as bibliography it duplicates references where there are multiple bookmarks for the same item. It would be good to remove these duplicates so that if necessary academics can quickly produce a bibliography if necessary without having to edit it.

                              7 votes
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                              • Export bibliography in list order (not alphabetical)

                                We would like to be able to export a reading list in a bibliographic citation format but keeping the list structure, e.g. week one, week two etc. The current export options are 'export to PDF' which only lists title/author and doesn't contain the full bibliogaphic detail, or the 'view bibliography' button which lists everything alphabetically by author.

                                Our academics need to add reading list content to their printed course outlines so we need to be able to export reading lists from Aspire into the course outline, with a 'week by week' structure where appropriate. Many academics are understandably extremely reluctant…

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                                • Improve options to link in LTI (open in new tab)

                                  In the LTI for Moodle we only have access to the two options - in line display or open on seperate page. Can we please have open in new tab as well.

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                                  • Lists will automatically be added to the list owner's "My Lists" tab

                                    Many of my academics are forgetting/not realising that they need to add lists into "My Lists". This is especially an issue after rollover when they are attempting to edit lists from previous years instead of the current one. They expect the lists that they own to automatically appear in "My Lists", which I probably would if I were them too! Is there any chance this could be possible? It would make my academics' lives a lot easier and avoid some frustrations and confusions with the system.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Improve usability of list searches from the Aspire homepage

                                      This idea comprises:
                                      • Ability to filter or refine list searches
                                      • Changes the behaviour of pagination in list search results
                                      • The option to change the terminology on links which appear in the course of searching
                                      • ‘Back to the school of XYZ’
                                      • ‘Others’ label in the search result

                                      *Ability to filter or refine list searches

                                      If you’re not searching for a specific list, a search may bring back many results. With the page limited to displaying 10 results you may have to page through several screens.

                                      Can filters be introduced to help refine this? For example bringing…

                                      2 votes
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                                        The search facility is an area we would like to review further. Some great examples of how search could be used and would be great to see other use cases added to this idea.

                                      • Misleading messages...

                                        When there's a connection problem between the catalogue and Aspire, the message in Aspire reads "This item is not available" - a little misleading. Would it be better to read something like "Information on this item is not available, please check the catalogue for more details"?

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                                        • View items alphabetically

                                          I would like to view items alphabetically by author

                                          3 votes
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