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  1. Bookmarking on iPads

    Our academic staff are all being given iPads at the start of the 2018/19 session and will be encouraged to use these as much as possible

    It would be really great if a bookmarking tool could be developed for Safari on iPads (or possibly even a list management app?!?) so that we could give our academic engagement a real boost.

    22 votes
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    We are working on bookmarking functionality alongside our List Edit improvements, this will reduce the reliance on the bookmarklet feature and enable more resources to be accessible in the List Edit context. When this feature is released, we will revisit this idea to understand if it still has relevance.

  2. 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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  3. Prevent academics contacting individuals through "Review Completed" emails

    When a review is completed, the review requester (in our case this is usually an academic) receives a "review completed" email. This email is sent to them from noreply@talisaspire.com - However, if the academic replies to this email it is sent to the individual who processed the review. Our team has a general email account for reading list queries and encourage academics to contact us in this way. Is there any way for the "noreply@talisaspire.com" email address to actually prevent people from replying to personal staff accounts?

    2 votes
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  4. Adding a bookmarked item to multiple lists

    It would be really useful to be able to add a bookmark to several lists at once. For example a new edition is being added to a list but they still need to keep the old edition as well, being able to add the bookmark to several lists at once (and publish the changes) would be wonderful.

    This was an idea someone else submitted back in 2014, but we've had requests from academics and also as part of some changes to our acquisitions processes that have meant i'd like it to be reconsidered.

    9 votes
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    To be able to find and replace all instances across lists is something we are considering within our continuous improvements. We are keen to understand the importance of such a feature across the user group so encourage others to consider this idea and support if it is something that they feel strongly will have a positive impact.

  5. Allow us to edit the default subject line of "review is complete" message

    Currently we have to use the automated "review is complete" email even when sending a review back to academics to ask that they add student numbers/importances before we can review it. We would like to be able to edit the subject line of this email ourselves to say something like "Requiring Action – additional information required for Resource List review" Otherwise, the academics just think their review has been completed, with no further action required.

    1 vote
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  6. 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.

    4 votes
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  7. Include comments in Export Review CSV

    We will have a number of different workflows for ordering of books needed for reading lists. In the case of those people who review reading lists but do not place orders it would be useful if they could add a review comment about the number of copies to be ordered, budget etc. and then have this included when they export the review. The CSV file could then be sent to the staff who do the ordering.

    1 vote
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  8. Include hierarchy in review interface

    We would like the review interface to make searching for the hierarchy/module code possible.

    1 vote
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  9. 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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  10. Make the publish button more visible

    A lecturer has said that it would be useful to have the publish button more visible on the list (when not editing). Could we have a separate button for publishing rather than going to edit and publish?

    4 votes
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  11. Please could an alert for review automatically go though when student numbers are changed.

    The hierarchy and student numbers can be opened out of the edit field. List writers can just change the student numbers press save and close down the list and no one is any the wiser.

    3 votes
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  12. Add a request digitisation button in the review screen

    Could there be a 'request digitisation button' in the review process so that they could be requested as you go?

    40 votes
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  13. Show review history in lists post rollover and in Reviews 2.0

    At present when lists are rolled over to a new time period or copied manually the 'review history' (in the list review drop down menu) does not rollover- it resets as a new list. Nor is this review history available to view in Reviews 2.0, only the previous review comments and/or alerts attached to bookmarks.

    The review history information (dates requested/completed/by whom) is very useful to view as part of the workflow and we would like to see the review history details rollover with lists year on year and also appear in Reviews 2.0 detail screen.

    Thanks

    43 votes
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  14. tick box to allow us to change the priority of multiple items.

    We often have lecturers wanting to change the priority from Core to Recommended. The ability to select specific multiple items and change them in one go would be VERY helpful.

    5 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Reviewing reading lists with draft changes

    When reviewing a published list with unpublished changes it would be helpful if there could be some indication of which items are unpublished additions. Otherwise you can have something on the review list which you can't find on the published version, which can get confusing for reviewers.
    The notification could say something similar to a list with unpublished changes e.g. 'this item is an unpublished change on a draft version of the list"

    8 votes
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  17. Automatic email to an Academic when a review is requested

    Following feedback from one of our academics, regarding a lack of response from the system when a review is requested. I would like to suggest that an automated message, acknowledging when they have requested a review should be built into the system.
    It would be a good idea for each Library to be able to configure their own standard message, e.g. thanking them for submitting a review so that they have a record of when the review was submitted.
    Ideally we would like to add information about how they publish their lists and attach information as to how they attach…

    34 votes
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  18. Is it possible to delete the notes added to items in the review section

    We make extensive use of the note functionality in our processes - collections assistants append notes on decisions to inform librarians and overseas colleagues of purchasing decisions. Some items end up with dozens of notes and when we make a mistake we have to add another note to say ignore the above note. Can we delete them instead?

    14 votes
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  19. Change “Request Review” to “Request Library Review”

    Currently, many academics are confused by the “Request Review” button because the text that explains it (i.e. that a review is something the Library carries out, and that the Library needs to be asked to carry out a review whenever a list is amended) is not very prominent. Hence many academics never send their lists for review. It would help if the wording of the button itself was changed from "Request Review" to “Request Library Review”.

    9 votes
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  20. Edit library and student notes within Reviews 2.0

    We'd like to resurrect this idea from 2014 but see it incorporated into Reviews 2.0 http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/5335311-ability-to-edit-note-for-library-from-within-the#{toggle_previous_statuses}

    Our team would be keen to have ability to edit library and student notes within the Reviews 2.0 screen rather than having to revert to the original list which is time consuming.

    We use library notes in our acquisitions workflow as this information is populated in the all list items report and you can see actions taken for books not available in the catalogue (whereas review 2.0 comments aren't visible in this report). The ability to update and edit these notes within the reviews…

    91 votes
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