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  1. Changes to student numbers visible in review history

    As lists are now being resubmitted for the next academic year, student numbers on modules are changing, and that means we may need to purchase more copies of books. At the moment we can't see if student numbers have gone up from within Talis - we have to log each reading list in a spreadsheet and check this every time. If changes to student numbers were visible in the review history, this would make our workflow much more streamlined and we wouldn't need the spreadsheet workaround.

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  2. Have a "global" or "select multiple" option for completing reading lists.

    We are currently set for receiving lists for review every time changes are saved. As our copyright team are working through, we have 500 lists coming into our review screen all of which need to be completed for rollover, but that we don't need to actually do any work on. If we could select these and "complete all selected" this would be much faster - at the moment we're going into each one individually, which is taking a lot of time.

    2 votes
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  3. Don't limit bookmarks search to first 250 items

    In list edit, if you use the search function to find a bookmark it will only search within the first 250 boomarks. If you have many hundreds of bookmarks your need to scroll through many pages of bookmarks to find the one you need. This is very time consuming for people with hundreds or thousands of items bookmarked.

    The search function should search ALL your bookmarks not just the first 250.

    6 votes
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    We declined this idea back in 2015 but as part of the New List Edit refresh we have been able to tackle this by the adding of the Quick Add feature into the list itself and the bookmark results are not limited by 250 anymore.

    If you’ve not yet seen the New List Edit or the Quick Add feature do raise a support ticket.

  4. Bulk assign a set of reviews to a reviewer

    There is no way to bulk assign a set of reviews to a reviewer. For example if you add 12 ebooks to different modules and publish the lists, you will then need to assign all these lists for review so you can review the item and close the review. This will flag that the list does not need attention. At the moment you need to filter by requested review and unassign then assign the book to yourself for each book.

    This takes time. It would be better if there was a check box on the screen so you could select…

    5 votes
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  5. Include the author in All List Items reports

    We would find it really useful to include the author in the All List Items report. Not all items on the current report include an ISBN which means it can be difficult to work out which item is required for books with common titles and without having to constantly check back to the original record on Aspire.

    3 votes
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  6. All List Items Report to include Student Notes

    We would find it useful for the All List Items Report to include Student Notes, just like it includes Library Notes.
    With a Library managed list building model, we would like to use this as an overall quality control including checks for typos and consistency of message and to check on bookmarks created for chapters which we weren't able to scan due to copyright restrictions (as we include a Student Note to direct the student to the chapter in this instance).
    At the moment, it's only possible to see this information list by list.

    Cheers,

    SvG

    Stacey van Groll
    Learning…

    4 votes
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  7. Don't make users create a profile when signing in to view a digitisation

    At the moment, if you "sign in" from a reading list item page to view a digitisation, you have to create a profile first.

    Most users who sign in to view a digitisation are students, who have little to gain from creating a profile on Talis Aspire.

    In our experience, any step which delays access to full text will deter users.

    I would like the profile creation to be skipped or deferred for users who are "only" signing in to view a digitisation.

    23 votes
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  8. Automatic Send for review on publishing or updating a list

    It would be very helpful if Send for review happened automatically when a list is published or updated- ideally to a group email address or Aspire group we set the permissions for.

    5 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The ability to configure the system to force a review request when a publish happens has been completed. (See this release notice: http://support.talisaspire.com/entries/26390701-Talis-Aspire-Reading-Lists-Release-13th-February-2014)

    Please raise a support ticket to specify your configuration preference. The ability to configure review notifications to go to a group email address or to a role that has the receive review notification already exists, please contact support if you need assistance with that

  9. Unit codeshown in review screen

    Colleagues new to reviewing taking advantage of the direct link to ordering would like a visual cue for this it would simplify the ordering process.

    1 vote
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  10. Display order of items on review screen

    Items are currently displayed on the review screen sorted by their date added. The most recently added item appears at the top which means in many cases items for review appear in reverse order from the list view. We would like to suggest that when reviewing a list items should display in the same order as they appear on the actual list. We would also like to see section titles included on the review screen.

    9 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The changes we are making in the review refresh theme will include section information but will not change the display order due to new indicators and item grouping

  11. Report on number of copies in the library

    A report that shows the number of copies of each title in stock without having to check each title individually. this would be useful for acquisitions if you use a formula. You could see quickly if you had the right ratio of copies for the number of students on the course

    1 vote
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    We have reviewed this item and due to availability being a live feed and constantly changing it is not possible to report on the number of copies you have in stock in a report format.

    We have though as part of the reviews refresh displayed the library stock in the reviews screen so when making purchasing decisions you can quickly see how many items you have and the format they are available in, this also provides you with the current availability of those items. You can then use this information in line with your formulas if you use them as part of your ordering process.

  12. Reviewing draft list - difficult to read text with a grey background

    When reviewing a list the item area is greyed out if the review is for a draft list. It's not easy to read the text with a grey background. The only way to stop a draft list from being a draft is to publish it but we don't want to publish a list until a review is completed. If it’s necessary to warn staff that the list being reviewed is a draft list, we would like this information to be displayed in some other way.

    4 votes
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  13. Adding the Publisher as a field to the 'All List Items Report'

    This would allow us to sort all of our essential texts by publisher which would help us to target e-book negotiations with publishers where we know that we require a large number of texts

    2 votes
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  14. Sorting Reports by Date Created and Last Edited

    Hi.
    We'd find it usefull if you could sort the "All Lists" report by Date.

    1 vote
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  15. Filters in review remain set

    It would be useful if the filters a reviewer applies were saved to their profile or at least existed for the session while they were performing the review.
    Currently the filters reset if the reviewer makes changes to a resource requiring filters to be reset to their preference each time.

    15 votes
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  16. Prepare for RDA

    We notice that RDA records (Resource Description and Access), which are now beginning to appear, are not being bookmarked fully with publication details into Aspire. This is because RDA uses MARC field 264 instead of 260, and Aspire doesn't yet 'recognise' 264. Please could Aspire be made 'RDA-ready' for when we, and no doubt many other customers, move to RDA.

    We haven't yet implemented RDA but plan to do so soon, and we are already accepting records for downloading that are in RDA MARC format.

    19 votes
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  17. Make deleting safer

    The delete function was brought in without its own permission, so anyone who can archive a list can also delete a list. This means a lot of staff here now have the delete option, because they need the archive option.
    If a list is deleted, there is no trace of it whatsoever, even to sysadmins and Support, and there is no way of having any notifications when lists are deleted. This introduces substantial risk.
    We would prefer not to have to remove archive permission from most users, therefore we request that:
    - the delete permission is a separate permission so…

    3 votes
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  18. Give the option to switch off the "list bibliography" option

    While we appreciate it is still in beta mode we would like there to be an option to switch off the "list bibliography" feature. The version of Harvard used here does not match the approved style for RGU and therefore it could cause problems for students by misleading them. Until we have chance to speak to academic staff and ask them to weight the pros and cons we would like to have it turned off.

    16 votes
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  19. Previous review data for items which appear on live lists

    It would be useful to view previous review data for items which appear on live lists (i.e. list(s) it is on and the review outcome). This would allow acquisitions staff to quickly gauge whether there is sufficient stock for the total number of students or if an item has already been ordered for another course.

    13 votes
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  20. Issue with chapters “Part of” / “Is part of” at review stage.

    We have found a problem with the use of the “Part of” / “Is part of” function particularly at the review stage. Resources bookmarked and then amended to provide the details of a particular chapter show in the review stage as a chapter and it is the chapter information which is displayed to the reviewer rather than the resource it is part of.

    This is problematic because multiple chapters from the same book can appear on a list in this format but it is not immediately clear that they are all part of the same resource and therefore have to…

    21 votes
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