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  1. 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
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    4 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. 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.

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  5. 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

  6. ability to filter by library notes

    We have a number of long lists and academics tend to add notes to lists such as 'please buy new edition' which on a 300+ item list is hard to find - could the reviews screen be updated to allow you to filter by library notes or at least sort the table by the library notes column?

    29 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We are investigating the possibility of this capability in the reviews refresh theme

  7. 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

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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.

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Automatic request review

    Currently, a list can be published without a review being requested. Our preferred option would be for an 'automatic' review to be sent whenever a list was published for the first time, or indeed updated. Ideally, we want Aspire to force a review to library staff whenever a list is created/edited and published so that the library is aware of new list content.

    24 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is now done, please contact support if you would like this option enabled

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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    4 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We’ve begun some work to allow you to specify the styles you would like to appear in the citations drop-down. In the interim, it is possible to place a configurabe message above the bibliography to indicate that it is a BETA feature and may not contain the relevant styles. Please contact support if you want to display some messaging.

  16. 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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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We are exploring some ideas around this as part of the reviews work we are doing

  17. 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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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We are exploring some ideas around improving this this as part of the reviews work we are doing

  18. Have all list action options for draft lists as well as published (delete, archive, copy, etc)

    When a list is in draft status, you are missing a lot of list editing options. We would like all options possible for published lists to be possible for draft lists as they could all be useful.

    6 votes
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  19. A keyword search for e.g. book titles within Talis Aspire

    The ability to search for book titles within the Talis Aspire tenancy from a search box, thus allowing users to see if books are on other lists.

    38 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have added in functionality to the All List Items report to allow you to search by title and ISBN allowing you to identify where book titles are being used across your tenancy.

  20. "Library notes" in report

    It would be useful to be able to produce a report showing "library notes" alongside item information (ideally a column in the All List Items report). This would make it easier for us to identify new / changed library notes, regardless of whether the list had been submitted for review.

    2 votes
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