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  1. All list report to include web address for chapters

    When you download an All List Items Report the web address for a Chapter only appears if the URL is in the chapter section not the book section of the bookmark.

    Would it be possible for the Web Address field to pull through any URLs from the bookmark as a whole instead of just looking at the Item type tab first?

    We quite often have eBooks on reading lists where the academic has specified a chapter to read. When they do this, the eBook is bookmarked and then the chapter added as 'has part...'. This keeps the URL in the…

    10 votes
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  2. Filter by no importance set in list view

    In list view it's now possible to filter by importance (e.g. core text). Is it possible to include the option to filter by items with no importance set? That gives academics/librarians looking through a list a quick way to check if any items are missing an importance setting and need to be updated.

    1 vote
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  3. Adding the identifier (MMS ID / LCN) to the 'All List Items' report

    Rather than having to search for titles/ISBNs, it would be beneficial to us if an MMS ID /LCN search field was added to the all list items report. An example workflow where this would benefit us is if a record has been deleted from our catalogue, and needs to be updated with the replacement record e.g. now using a community zone record.

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  4. Add podcast to the list of resource types

    Our lecturers would like to more effectively highlight different resources to make students more likely to click on them.

    One of the resource types that would be helpful would be podcast.

    1 vote
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  5. Reviews screen - move the Vendor information below previous review outcomes/decisions

    With several vendors now integrated into the Vendor section in the Review screen - and a lot of information in particular often coming from Askews & Holts - this section has now pushed the display of previous outcomes and comments for a given item off the bottom of the screen.

    This is unhelpful as library staff usually need to see previous outcomes/comments before deciding whether further purchasing is required - so in effect this information is in the wrong order.

    Could the vendor information please be moved below the outcomes/comments section?

    18 votes
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  6. Student note formatting in New List View

    In New List View student notes it would be helpful to have some formatting ability. At the moment all the text is all clumped together and you cannot add spaces or dot points. With some formatting features it would make student notes clearer to read.

    13 votes
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  7. Increased Privacy Options for Lists

    We've recently been looking into providing access to accessible formats via resource lists (prompted by Natalia from Leeds Beckett and their recent work), but are unable to come up with a way to supply publisher provided accessible formats whilst locking down access to individuals as the publisher requests.

    What would be useful would be for Admin users to be able to lock down a list to individual groups or even single readers, allowing us to provide more tailored resource lists in these instances.

    3 votes
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  8. Ability to edit the wording on the display of the Time period message for upcoming time periods

    The time period displayed on the message for an upcoming troimester can be misleading as we open the lists up a couple of weeks before the trimester, but the message says the trimester starts on the date that we have opened it. this can be misleading for students. can we either edit that message or turn it off.

    eg Message is This list relates to the term Trimester Three 2019/20 which does not start until 28/10/2019

    But this is the date we open the lists, the actual trimester starts on 4/11/2019

    Confusing

    6 votes
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  9. "View and Export" in List View/Edit 2.0

    In the first screenshot from Broadminster University, the Talis demo tenancy,, it looks as if you have the option to "View and Export" from the list when you are in edit mode. See my first attached screenshot.

    But all that I can see when I am editing is a "View" drop down. If I want to see my export options,

    I have to click View > As Student, and it's only then I am presented with options to export to PDF, CSV, etc. (see second attached screenshot)

    This idea is to enable the "View & Export" button for all those…

    11 votes
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  10. Customise how on loan items are displayed in reading lists

    We would like to be able to customise how on loan items are displayed in Talis. Currently a due date is displayed, but as we have automatic unlimited renewals, most items will be renewed significantly beyond the due date displayed.

    Where all copies of an item are on load, we would like to change what is displayed in Talis to say "All items on loan - please request this item" or a similar message.

    2 votes
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  11. Exporting a List in Word or Rich Text Format

    Add Word or Rich Text format to the options to Export.

    Some of our lecturers like to hand our paper copies of the reading list to students and the current export is very bulky and quite difficult to format as a PDF and because of the extra images tends to actually be quite long.

    Ideally they would like a stripped down version that would just have the core details (i.e. the text without hyperlinks and images) presented as formatted text (ideally in a selected citation style).

    6 votes
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  12. Inclusive reading lists

    We are working on making our reading lists more inclusive and representative of our students – it would be really helpful if we could include (and source) photographs of authors so a student can identify texts written by BAME authors. Colleagues in many other universities are also working on this so we think this is a development request which would be of general interest. Please can we add this feature as a development request

    5 votes
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  13. Bulk assign list publishers to lists

    We need the ability to bulk assign list publishers to more then one list.

    For example, we have departments within the university where the populating of material within reading lists is done by one team within the department, rather than the individual module leader. When new members of staff start with this team, we are often asked that they be assigned as a list publisher to around 100 lists at a time. There is no current option to do this other than go through each list manually. This is time consuming at a particularly busy period for us.

    6 votes
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  14. Be able to filter to new edition alerts in reviews

    It would be useful if you could filter to the items that have an alert for a new edition rather than just alerts in general. This would help to identify new editions without having to go through every item in the list.

    10 votes
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  15. Creating a Harvard reference for a website

    One of our academics has asked the question Can the necessary fields needed for creating a Harvard reference for a website be added to the Resource type – Webpage bookmarking page? They don’t have to be compulsory fields, but they would act as a prompt to add in details like the author and date.

    2 votes
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  16. Prioritising editing window size for smaller devices

    At present on smaller devices the editing window only accounts for about a quarter of the screen height only.

    In an example I received only two of the editable fields are visible, making working on them difficult - while the tenancy header and Item title take up the majority of the screen.

    It would be great for future development in this area to bring the editing window to the fore

    7 votes
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  17. Review Screen: Pin Important Notes to the top of the screen OR free text field at the top

    [Screenshot attached of idea]
    In order to aid communication between reviewers and enhancing our ability to quickly following up where we left off, please can we have the option to pin an important review note to the top of the screen? (e.g. how much stock was ordered, or what eBook licence the eBook has)

    This would enhance our ability to see at a glance where we are with the item. We would still have the option of scrolling down to see the extended work log below.

    Failing that, a free text field where we can add important information at the…

    7 votes
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  18. Ability to delete previous outcomes in review

    In the review section there is a trial of all outcomes for an item across all the different lists. This can be very useful to see how the item has been dealt with elsewhere by different people. For example the first outcome may be stock sufficient but later when added to a new list it was then set to be ordered. Having this trail of outcomes if very good. However, there may be occasions where an outcome is set in error or someone hasn't understand the process correctly. In these instances we would like the ability to delete the previous…

    16 votes
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  19. compulsary heirarchy code/customisable text

    When creating a new list, it would be helpful if the hierarchy code select was mandatory. Academics often create lists in addition to the lists we have rolled over for them, and don't attach these lists to hierarchy codes. This creates issues with linking to the learning management system, with future rolling over of lists, and when they submit digitisation requests. They will add a course codes when submitting their digitisation request that doesn't necessarily match the format of our hierarchy codes i.e. LIBTEST 101 vs LIBTEST101. This can result in duplicate digitisations and inaccurate reporting. This might be mitigated…

    6 votes
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  20. Review jobs

    After utilising the rollover function in the Create lists, targeting a time period for a large number of lists the Review Jobs screen displays the numbers of lists that were completed or failed. For us to identify which lists failed (so we can fix the issue) it would be useful if we could click on the numbers and see a listing of the Title and/or Hierarchy code of those papers. Thanks.

    4 votes
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