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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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…

    92 votes
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  5. Automatically bookmark videos as "Online Resources"

    During our pilot phase, we've noticed that when academics add YouTube or BoB videos to their lists, they generally forget to tick the "Online Resource" box - possibly because they are used to it happening automatically when they bookmark, e.g., articles and ebooks.

    It would be useful if online videos could be automatically recognised as "Online Resources" by the bookmarking tool.

    At present this does not happen because "audio-visual document" resource type can include, e.g., DVDs listed on a Library catalogue (not an online resource). However, could there not be a workaround similar to the one for ebooks (see: http://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/205644351-How-the-Online-Resource-button-works)

    11 votes
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  6. Preset metadata fields for 'Has Part/Part Of'

    Would it be possible to have a number of preset fields that were automatically generated after selecting resource type?

    For example, after selecting chapter or article, could Aspire automatically generate fields for author, pages, date, web address? And then adding volume and issue when selecting article.

    And also have a different set of preset fields for book, journal etc in 'Is Part Of' if creating a bookmark from scratch.

    It would be a great time saving feature for our team here if it was possible. It would also encourage accurate and complete metadata on every bookmark.

    7 votes
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  7. TADC number in reviews

    Currently in reviews beta the status of any digitisation requests appears (live, referred, rejected etc.) but it would be useful if the TADC number could be displayed. It would be even better if this number could be linked to the TADC request page to enable quick access to the request info.

    5 votes
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  8. All Lists Items report - additional column: Hierarchy column

    I would like to request that the HIerarchy column , which is in the All Lists report be added to the All List Items report.

    I was asked to supply information on the publishing dates of books in reading lists by college. To do this I had to run a report of books in all published lists. This amounted to over 59,000. I then had to manually find which college a list was in and sort it. This was a massively time consuming job. If the HIerarchy column was available I would have been able to sort and find the…

    15 votes
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  9. Option of Student Numbers defaulting to hierarchy not list

    We have student numbers for our modules stored in our student administration system. We want to be able to upload this information through the hierarchy into Aspire, and this be the definitive student number for the lists. Academics editing the list however, are able to add their own numbers, and this is the number which is shown in Reviews 2.0 i.e. list numbers have precedence over hierarchy upload numbers. We would like to be able to choose which number is set as the default – hierarchy or list number

    11 votes
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  10. Undo button

    It would be useful to have an "undo" button, like in other programs, when editing reading lists. This has been suggested by academics as well as other library staff, as of course would be useful if you made a error and needed to "undo" it.

    9 votes
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  11. New editions displayed when bookmarking

    In reviews 2.0 and dashboard analytics there is an alert which shows that newer editions are available. Would it be possible to display this functionality to academics when they are bookmarking

    12 votes
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  12. Book Metadata Refresh: list the items that were linked

    When the Book Metadata Refresh notification email comes, it gives a figure for the number of items that were linked to the library catalogue. It would be useful to be able to see which items have been linked by Admin>Review Jobs>Show Details. That way we could compile a monthly list which library staff could use to spot
    a) titles where Note For Student / Not for Library can be removed
    b) alternative bookmark suggestions for List Owners (eg substituting new editions that have arrived)

    29 votes
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  13. Pairing Identical Physical & Digital Items

    Many lists show a physical copy of a book or journal with a digital version of the same document directly above or below.
    It would be greatly beneficial to users to immediately notice that the two entries are the same item, one physical and one digital.
    A simple pairing/linking feature of adjacent entries would do this.
    This could also solve the issue of copy/pasting the Student Note from one to the other, by immediately copying the Student Note to the paired entry.

    8 votes
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  14. Link to Library Catalogue in Reviews to open in new tab/window

    We would like for the link to our Library Catalogue from within the availability section of Talis Reviews (see image attached) to open in a new window or tab, similar to the links to suppliers' websites.

    This ability to open in a new tab/widow makes the links within Reviews consistent, instead of having to continually use the right-click button for the only link in Reviews that opens in the same window.

    7 votes
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  15. Customise Aspire with Javascript

    Add the ability for customers to insert Javascript into Aspire. This would enable us to make small customisations and improvements to the interface.

    Aspire is extremely limited in its customisable options. We are unable to make even small tweaks to the interface. The ability to add Javascript could allow us to make small improvements and local customisations which would remove some of the frustration of waiting for changes to be made through the development cycle.

    4 votes
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  16. Add a message box on the Request Review screen

    I think it would be benficial to be able to add a note in a box on the request review page. At present you only had to stipulate student numbers.

    At my insitution only one person does the review, the Subject Librarian, and a number of lists are created by the admin team so messages in this box could include:

    "Only one item needs attention as not in stock" (useful on a longer list to speed things up)

    "Same list is also being used on three other modules" (could then duplicate etc)

    Or academics could add a note such as:

    59 votes
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  17. Digitisation status as filter in Reviews

    Could you add a filter in Reviews for "item has a Digitisation"? We roll over our digitisations when the list is published and comes through for review. It would be handy if we could see which items have digitisations by a filter. It would also be useful if there was also an alert that the digitisation status had changed since the last review e.g. was now Expired. I would also like to see the TADC number in reviews which I can see is another idea in the forum (http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/17410534-tadc-number-in-reviews)

    6 votes
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  18. Export dashboard numbers to excel

    Ability to be able to export all of the dashboard numbers into a .csv or excel file. At the moment the only way to access this data that I know of is to individually open each list and click on the dashboard. This is very time consuming and we would like to easily compare dashboard numbers across the lists to see which lists are being used. We can then approach lecturers with low dashboard numbers.

    32 votes
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  19. Add article authentication at Reviews stage so errors can be picked up at this point

    We would like authentication to be added at the Reviews stage so full checking can be carried out at this point.
    Currently because ez proxy authentication is added to links after the Review, the student link can give authentication errors that were not visible at Reviews. So if a lecturer bookmarks an article from a free e-journal, the link will work from Reviews but possibly not from the actual list page. As more and more articles are made open access this is a growing issue. (I am also going to suggest separately an article format that does not include authentication).

    1 vote
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  20. Library note for a list

    It would be useful to be able to have notes on lists that cannot be read by public users, but which include admin information for system admins. E.g. if a list does not have a hierarchy node, it would be useful to be able to note the changes on the list rather than having to keep that information in a separate system outside the software.

    In fact, an admin area for systems notes would be useful overall.

    14 votes
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