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  1. Add new edition alert to library view

    At TAUG (02/2013) a new alert was shown that will tell academics creating a list if they're adding an item for which a newer edition exists.

    We feel it's librarians who will want this more than academics, and it would be very useful as an addition to the library view of the list - probably in the reviews screen. Please can it be added there?

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  2. "Back to list" in item should go to back to where user has come from in list

    Some of our lists are quite long. From the user's point of view if they click into an item to view it and then "Go back to list" they are always taken back to the very top of the list. It would be much better if they could be returned to the point in the list they left ... or at least to the section they left. Going back to the very top of a long list is quite annoying for users.

    4 votes
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  3. Add report for seeing usage (logins etc) by academics

    There is still no way we can see who is using Aspire and how often. This was discussed as a key area of reports way back at the MIS day and is essential for supporting academic engagement strategies. We need to know which academics have logged in to Aspire, when they last logged in, how often they log in, which academics haven't logged in, all over user-selected date ranges.

    5 votes
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  4. csv option in Roles and Invites

    we would like a csv export option in Roles and Invites so we can view all users in one document that we can manipuate

    2 votes
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  5. Archived Lists report should show who archived the list

    Simple common sense request. Useful information in the system should be accessible in general, but this is a specific one that I was advised to add as an Idea by Support..

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This report was not included in the new live reports, but this functionality has been provided in the All lists report

  6. New Report - Published Lists that have not yet been sent for Review

    Our set up allows academics to publish their own lists, but we are aware of occasions when some lists where the a Request a Review has not been sent. Could a report be set up to identify published lists that have not been sent for review showing the date published.

    9 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will be including a last review date into the all list report. We will also be investigating some possibilities around identifying items on published lists that haven’t been reviewed as part of the reviews work we are doing

  7. Easier way to remove completed lists from the Review screen

    We have a large number of lists in the Reviews screen in the acquisitions area. We want to reduce it because the list takes so long to load.
    However, whenever we set a list to "Remove From View" the whole screen reloads. Therefore removing half a dozen lists can soemtimes take half an hour of staff time.
    Additionally, we have a large team of staff adding lists. therefore, in the time it takes to remove lists, more have been added, meaning that we are unable to get on top of this issue.
    We would like the paged changed, so that…

    12 votes
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  8. Make the "no lists added box" empty

    When choosing a list to add to a module in the hierarchy the default should be that the box is blank and not showing the title of the first list of your My Lists.

    In the attached example you can see Behaviour Change appears in the box because it is first in My Lists - however it is not attached - and quite misleading.

    1 vote
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We released some changes to how lists are linked to the hierarchy node. It now utilises a search box, which also allows you to link draft lists.

  9. Removal of duplicates during the review stage

    When reviewing a list every instance of the bookmarked resource appears. Sorting the resources by title groups them together for the most part (this misses out instances where a chapter in the work has been added under the chapter title). It would be good if Aspire could display resources once only regardless of the number of times it appears on the list.

    10 votes
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  10. To be able to assign/change time periods from the 'edit' drop down tab

    I am currently going through a big batch of lists that need a time period for the rollover. At present I have to open the edit screen to change or this.

    It would be great if this was an opion under the 'Edit' button along with 'Assign List Owner' and 'Link to Hierarchy'

    1 vote
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  11. Add ability to batch publish (etc) lists

    We need to be able to search/select lists, tick the ones we want to carry out a batch function on, and batch publish them.

    Other batch functions are also required, such as unpublish, add note, assign list publisher, assign list owner... [Um, I already put batch assign list owner in a separate idea, maybe this should all just be one?]

    6 votes
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  12. Online buttons on the main list page to be managed by list editor rather than resource type

    by adding a check box field in the record for any resource. Checking this box would display an online resource image on the list main page which would link to the web link in the record. This would also allow users to manage situations where for example an 856 link does not actually go to the full text, as they could uncheck the box.

    We have many digitised resources which are book chapters or articles, this would enable us to give them the correct resource type and still have them showing up as online resources in the list.

    A further…

    31 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    With apologies for the delay in getting this implemented, the ability to manually set the online resource button has been implemented with the ability to set which link the button will send the user to.

  13. Create a filter for Aspire role in All User Profiles report

    The All User Profiles report would be improved with a filter for Aspire role. There's no way of knowing who has what role unless you export the spreadsheet and filter it that way, or look at individual users

    2 votes
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  14. 8 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will be looking into addressing this a part of the work we are doing on reviews

  15. Allow customisation of the display of citation fields

    We would prefer to be able to customise the way citation fields are displayed on a reading list. Currently, the title is listed first, then the author(s) and date. A cleaner display (especially if had an alphabetical list arranged by author) would be to have the author(s) first, then the title.

    9 votes
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  16. Reporting from live data

    I doubt this will be possible given your current architecture but we would really like to be able to report on live data. All our other systems can handle reports running on live data and it is especially important in certain situations, e.g. after roll over or any other batch functions (when they become possible) so we immediately know what happened and can continue working - or request an undo if we spot that we've messed something up!

    (It would also be useful given that recent problems in transferring the data to the system that we report from haven't always…

    2 votes
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  17. Pop-up reminder... to request review/publish

    It might help staff to have a reminder to request review/publish when they are making changes to their lists. We have a large number of lists where there are either unpublished changes or staff have forgotten to request review to start up the acquisitions process. A po-up could help draw their attention to further action needed, thank you.
    Min Allen
    University of Roehampton

    10 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

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

  18. Context for Feedback messages

    Feedback messages submitted by Aspire have no context.
    When a user submits a feedback message to us, it would be helpful if we knew from what page within our Aspire tenancy they were coming or commenting upon.

    For example, some users have reported broken links for specific items, e.g.

    <p>Broken link - "Human resources professionals torn between global processes and local loyalties" - please remove.&nbsp; Thanks</p>

    but we have no way of knowing from the feedback message to which list this resources applies.

    Could the Aspire feedback form have some pre-populated fields or some other way of helping libraries work…

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This was included in the last release, the source URL is included in the email now.

  19. Ability swich off the automated 'new review' emails

    We would like the ability to switch off the automated emails that go to all Library Acquisitions users when a list is submitted for review.
    They are clogging up the inboxes of a large number of staff members and causing a lot of confusion!
    (Yes, we can set up Outlook rules to filter them but that has to be done by every individual and it would be much more time efficient to do this centrally.)
    We would want to retain the emails where a list is ASSIGNED to a particular user.

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We have just released the ability to override the automated review notifications by specifying an email address to which notifciations will go to

  20. Have the Table of Contents for long lists open by default

    Have the Table of Contents for long lists open by default (without having to use the [show] link). Perhaps there could be two links:

    [show] [show always]

    (or when open)

    [hide] [hide always]

    This could describe the default open/close status of the list, as set by the list publisher.

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Whilst not addressing this particular suggestion i.e. opening by default, the ToC improvements should alleviate the issues underlying this suggestion. The ToC is now clearer, stays docked and will can remain open and visible while scrolling through a list

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