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  1. Make it easier for students to find items they have made personal notes on

    As suggested- a comment made on another idea. It would be good if in the personalised areas there was a filter to lists/items with personal notes 'attached'.

    This would fit into the student revision workflow. At high stress and time poor periods students will want a quick way to get back to resources they found helpful.

    I think a feature like this would encourage them to put notes on in the first place. At the moment there is not a great incentive to use the notes area.

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  2. Tracking academic involvment

    It would be really helpful (for unmediated services) to be able to track the activities of academics. Things like:-

    When they were registered
    Did they accept the invitation
    When they first created/edited a list
    How often they are in 'edit' mode on the lists

    Matt has provided us a text-file of the email adresses that invites have gone out to- but that was a 'one-off' request and while helpful- it cannot really help with the engagement and 'user ed' work my subject librarian friends want to do.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We have delivered this through the user activity console – please email Ian Corns to gain access

  3. ISBN Look Up when Bookmarkleting

    A Look Up feature- similar to the DOI one would be useful to populate the bookmarklet form if the author / title details are not imported. Possibly a 'look up' using the ISBN to search COPAC?

    Annette

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  4. When reviewing lists, show user manifestations that may be equivalent to the current resource

    For each purchase recommendation it would be good if Aspire could automatically make use of something like x-ISBN to find all possible 'manifestations' of the item requested- and then run each version against the LMS to determin allready in stock. It should also be used to search across the tenancy to see if any other lists are pointing to a different 'version' of the item

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    we are investigating the surfacing of the edition checking capability introduced in Quick Add within the reviews area

  5. Displaying items by week required

    Ideas from student focus group:

    One of the key comments from all participants was to be able to view their resource list readings by week required.

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  6. Removing lists from 'my lists'

    Academic staff don't always teach the same courses year on year so they would need to be able to remove from their 'my lists' area- the ones for which they are no longer responsible.

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    This has been completed and delivered to product.

  7. Share experiences on engaging with academics

    I think it would be useful to have somewhere where customers could share successes (and failures) in engaging academics with Aspire. This could be simple tips and 'funny' stories- to detailed strategies and approaches you have applied with assessments on the outcome.

    I'm not sure what form this community would be delivered in- but would be keen to know if people thought it would be valuable.

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  8. Add bookmark directly to a list

    It would be useful to be able to 'refresh' My Bookmarks list from within the Edit List view as there may be an item that you want to add to a list but that you haven't yet bookmarkleted. If you move away from the list and Bookmarklet the resource- at the moment it is necessary to Save and close the list you are working on and go back into Edit List in order for the new Bookmark item to appear in the list in Edit view.

    Ideally- from the library perspective it would be very useful to be able to…

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  9. Status of New Resource Lists and Acquisitions

    When a new list is created and saved- it is instantly live. In order to allow the list creator to decide when the list is finished and ready to be made public or ready for the library to acquire resources for the course- other options for status of a list are needed.

    Suggestions: Draft- Finished- Published- Archived

    Idea: A status 'Finished' could automatically generate a report to the library so that they can acquire the necessary resources for the course. This kind of report would need to include course information as well as some indication around the importance of each…

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  10. Managing 'My Lists'

    Could My Lists view be developed to include managing lists- showing status of lists and maybe to be able to filter lists by status or by department?

    Regardless of the extent to which the library or academics are involved in the creation of lists- someone- somewhere will need to see an overview and be able to provide statistics.

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  11. Improving sorting of bookmarks

    From one of our academics ...

    Improved sorting of bookmarks in MyBookmarks area.

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  12. Recommendations rejection update

    Reasons why a recommendation is rejected should be given - selected from a pull-down list. Reasons could include:

    Insufficient funds
    Out of print
    Unavailble to the University
    Already in stock

    I'm sure there are others

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  13. Bookmark search

    Our academics have assumed that the search bookmark searched all fields. This does not seem to be the case. We would like to see searches covering the 'bib' detail of the contents of the bookmark including:-

    Author
    Serial Title
    Date

    As well as searching any notes they have added to the bookmark

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  14. Sorting MyLists table

    From an acdademic ...

    It would be really useful if- on the

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    The My Lists table can now be sorted by clicking on the column headings.

  15. Moving resources from list to bookmarks

    From an academic

    (working on transferred lists- so not bookmarked via Aspire bookmarklet tool)

    it would be useful sometimes to be able to move items from the reading llist back to the bookmark list - curently existing lists need completing again ...

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    Users can now add any item already on a list to their bookmarks – on the item detail page, click Copy to My Bookmarks

  16. Alert when date format is incorrect

    Can the required date format/s be shown along side the date field when you Bookmark an item?

    Also can you implement a warning message if the date is wrong so that there is an opportunity to edit the date before adding to the list?

    At the moment- an article with a date in the format 2003-6-2 can be added to a list and you don't that there is an error until you check through the list and see the 'Unknown Error' message in place of any metadata.

    Annette

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    We removed the date format requirement from Aspire as what users were actually trying to convey was a date or time period string – sometimes a date, sometimes an approximation (~1900) sometimes a range (1901-1910)

  17. New Talis Forum discussion group for Aspire

    As new universities are now coming on board with Aspire- could you set up a new Talis Forum discussion group for libraries to discuss day-to-day experiences of using Aspire?

    I think this would be useful as we are all likely to be at different stages of implementation and we could learn from each other's experiences. The Idea Scale is more for new ideas and suggestions- the Aspire Blog serves the purpose of keeping up-to-date with new releases - so it would be useful to have more of a discussion forum that Aspire customers could use.

    Annette

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    The JISC mailing list LIS-TALIS-ASPIRE is currently being used for this purpose.

  18. Order of display results

    What isn't clear to me is why the reading lists and the modules they belong to don't appear together in the list of results displayed following a search. For example, if we search for 'Early childhood', we get a page of links in which 'International Comparisons in Early Childhood Care/Education appears as a List, and then further down the page we see U70171 - International Comparisons in Early Childhood Care/Education appearing separately. I can see that if you go into either the list or the module, you get to the same thing eventually, but I would have thought they should…

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    Search has been refactored and the different types of results grouped

  19. Share local marketing collateral

    Related to my idea on 'sharing experiences engaging with academics'- I've also been thinking about how Aspire is marketed to academics and students before- during and post-launch. Customers will be producing local marketing material- and Talis are also looking at generating material that customers could use. Would a place where all of this material could be gathered and shared be of interest?

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  20. Use an API to let users provide feedback/ideas around the Talis Aspire site

    Would be great if this ideascale could be pulled into an existing products microsite (such as http://www.talis.com/aspire) using some sort of API- either at sever or client level.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Aspire ideas is now fully integrated into our website and new support site.

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