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  1. Bookmarking with Multiple URLs

    It would be useful if we could add multiple URLs to a bookmark, whereas currently we're restricted to just one.

    In instances where we have the same title electronically from different suppliers, it could reduce turnaways due to running out of credit. It could also allow for instances where a single bookmark requires separate URLs for different volumes.

    3 votes
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  2. Deleting bookmarks

    If you create lots of lists, as library staff at Stirling do, then you create hundreds and in some cases thousands of bookmarks. We'd like to be able to bulk delete bookmarks which are no longer required. Currently you have to select per page of 25 and then remove from view from My Bookmarks This is very time consuming.

    8 votes
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    Keji Adedeji responded

    We may be able to do this as part of planned enhancements to bookmarking

  3. TARL report to indicate type of online resource link (DOI, open url,web address)

    We would like to easily identify which online resource links point to doi, web address and open url in TARL within the reports menu, there is no current functionality to do this but would be a beneficial feature to us.

    14 votes
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  4. Change LTI search box from grey to white

    Several academic staff have commented that the LTI search box for linking lists in Canvas (possibly Blackboard/Moodle?) is greyed out. This made them think it could not be edited/typed in. By convention grey is often used to indicate disabled content.

    Currently the background colour of the search box is a fixed parameter and is not customisable. I suggest changing it to a white background will help reduce the confusion, as this matches the other options available in LTI (list section). Alternatively it could be customised as part of the tenancy branding.

    5 votes
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  5. Exception List when bookmarking

    We would like a resource exception list so, when bookmarking from specified resources, TARL does not check the local LMS or OpenLibrary for metadata.

    We have a resource called Safari Online, it contains lots of IT books. Sometimes, when trying to bookmark to the title level or chapter level, if the item is found in our LMS or in openlibrary, the metadata from these systems will be used instead of the Safari resource. The main fustrating thing about this, is that the URL to the item is not added to the bookmark. The academics adding items ot the list, need…

    2 votes
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  6. add a 'back to top' link in a reading list.

    To help with long lists instead of a cumbersome long scroll back up.

    10 votes
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  7. Improvement of resource type

    Some academics suggest to add 'Standard' (it is used as a resource type especially in the major of Science and Engineering) and 'Conference paper' in the item resource type

    12 votes
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    under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Change 'review complete' notification recipient

    Many of our lists are added and sent for review by library staff or temps. When we complete the review the notification goes back to them rather than the relevant academic even when the correct list owner has been assigned. It would be useful if there was an option for staff to alter the recipient at this stage by pasting in the correct email address.

    19 votes
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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  9. Browse hierarchy - move +Add List button closer

    When no list is attached to a module can the +Add List button be moved closer so there is less white space on the screen between module code/name and the button. We think some lecturers look at this quickly and do not spot the button.

    1 vote
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  10. Add class/shelf number to exported reading list

    When exporting reading lists to pdf we feel it would be useful to include class/shelf number of books within the reading list. After a meeting on the implications of the Disabled Students Allowance we were asked to investigate how reading lists handouts that give library class/shelf number could help our student's. Talis Aspire reading lists were flagged as an area where this could happen and we thought this could help promote the reading lists software.

    7 votes
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  11. Reviews - time and date of outcomes to be visible on .csv report

    It would be helpful if the date and time of comments/amendments made via a review could also be exported to the .csv file, when you export the review. Can this be done at all ? The excel spreadsheet includes a column for review outcome, and these are visible, (which was activated as a result of a previous idea), but does not have the time the comment/outcome was made. Adding this feature would help with our workflows as we could see at a glance how work was progressing on a particular review.

    2 votes
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  12. Links to Worldcat in item view - instead of a bookstore

    We'd like to have the option of replacing the bookstore in the item view with a link to Worldcat.

    At the moment, several bookstore options exist (see: https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/209262049-What-bookstores-are-supported-in-the-item-view-). However, in response to feedback from our academics, we would like to see the possibility of linking to a vendor-neutral external catalogue instead.

    21 votes
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    This idea is under review. We would be interested to know if you feel having information like this would cause confusion to students as to whether the library holds the items or not. If you do have feedback then please do add your comments as we would like to understand this more.

  13. Scoping of list creator role to an individual list

    I would like to suggest the scoping of the list creator role to an individual list only. Currently, the list creator role is a 'system-wide permission' which allows list creators to edit any lists.

    1 vote
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  14. OpenURL should include Source ID for Talis

    Every OpenURL created by Talis should include a source ID name/value pair so that
    a) Our link resolver stats clearly indicate the volume of OpenURL requests from Talis
    b) We can identify the source of the problem URL when our clients use the auto problem report form on our link resolver (which includes the problem OpenURL

    This is standard across OpenURL sources. Might I suggest appending this string to every Talis OpenURL?:

    &rft.sid=talis

    1 vote
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  15. Add an ISSN search field to the 'All List Items' Report

    Having an ISSN search field in the 'All List Items' report would enable us to quickly and accurately establish whether or not a particular journal is included on any of our active Reading Lists. This evidence is crucial when compiling a business case for either renewing or deselecting a resource.

    3 votes
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  16. Update Lists using this resource when item linked via LCN

    When a title is linked to our catalogue during the Review stage, the Review doesn’t update the breakdown information of Lists using this resource, so we have to check the All items report to see if the item is on any other lists. This information should refresh automatically when the item has been linked.

    2 votes
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  17. Saving bookmarks before deleting items in new list view

    It would be useful to have the 'add to my bookmarks' function on the edit view, so that you can save the bookmark in case of later need on that view before deleting an item from the list.

    Currently, to save the bookmark you need to be in the published view and then switch to the edit view to delete the item. It would be useful to have this all available in edit when working on lists which have been added without bookmarks already in place.

    2 votes
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  18. Multiple list owners on a readinglist

    We have many courses where multiple academics are involved in teaching. It would be useful if we could assign more than one list owner so they could work on it collaboratively. Based on feedback from academics this would be very well recieved at our instiution.

    56 votes
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  19. Add time period information within bookmark item

    Add the time period information within a bookmark item, for example within 'This item appears on' section.

    We get feedback from students claiming they are unable to access a particular reading. This is because they are accessing an archived/previous version of a reading list, and a digitisation has expired. This is possibly caused by academics directly linking to these specific bookmarked readings from within the VLE. From a student perspective, they will see their course code listed in the 'This item appears on' and not think anything further.

    Adding the semester information would provide a cue for them that a…

    1 vote
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  20. Allow all bookmarks under the 'bookmarks' tab to be exported to excel/word/other formats beyond just ris to allow for greater flexibility

    Allow all bookmarks under the 'bookmarks' tab to be exported to excel/word/other formats beyond just ris to allow for greater flexibility

    2 votes
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    We would be interested to understand the use case for this, so what will enabling more exports allow the user to do that they can’t do today? Is that a benefit for library staff, academic or student. If you can update this idea with your thoughts and we can then review.

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