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  1. 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.

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    • 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.

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      • Icons for different types of alerts (items with changes) Reviews 2.0

        At present the exclamation mark alert in Reviews in 2.0 can mean a number of things (change of importance/notes/new edition/enrolments etc).

        We would much prefer to have symbols to differentiate between these types of alerts, when reviewing we need to be able to quickly drill down what changes have been made so are concentrating on items of priority. For example if a list has student numbers changed this could cause alerts for all items but it's not clear which of those have new edition flags unless you check each one which isn't an efficient use of time.

        I haven't found…

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        • Set review outcome (2.0) for multiple items

          We'd benefit from option of being able to select multiple resources in a review (e.g. check box by each item/line) and set the review outcome. For example if we have bulk checked a number of weblinks would like to select all in one go and set review outcome rather than click though each item and do this individually, would be a good time saver for us.

          It was also referred to in this idea dating back to 2012 when the system was much different. http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/3291742-set-review-outcome-via-drop-down

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          Kristy

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          • 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.

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            • 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.

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              • 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?

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                • "Link To" value included in All Items Report

                  Could the Link To value be included in the All Items Report i.e. either blank, DOI, OpenURL or Web Address.

                  This would really simplify our metadata checking, particularly for improperly formed URLs through EZproxy, but also for confirming our preferred linking method is being used by academic staff.

                  An example would be if we moved a journal subscription to a new platform - we could filter the All Items Report CSV on Journal title (or ISSN) and DOI or Web Address (confident that OpenURL would manage the platform change external to Talis)>

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                  • 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

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                    • add a 'back to top' link in a reading list.

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

                      8 votes
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                      • 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.

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                        • 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.

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                          • 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…

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                            • 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.

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                              • 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.

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                                • Put a Google Analytics tag on the online resource button

                                  We've been asked to demonstrate whether there is any link between eResource usage and the Reading List System.
                                  While we can, with some work, demonstrate correlation, the general upward trend in eResource usage means we are ubable to definitively claim causation.
                                  If the 'online resource' button had a google analytics tag, allowing us to view not only how many times students look at lists but also how many times students are clicking on online resources from the list, we would be better placed to demonstrate value for money to university leadership.

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                                  • 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.

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                                    • 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.

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                                      • Method to lock\freeze lists while still being visible to students during and after roll over.

                                        We need the status of the list adding to the API, and therefore making it possible to retrieve archived, draft and published lists. Also the block plugin used in Moodle should be able to return archived lists. Currently the plugin loses access to the list.

                                        Currently for the reasons below the roll over process is problematic, we believe this would solve those problems:

                                        • Due to the process of resits and non-standard module dates it also means the archiving process cannot happen until after the start of the following year, meaning lists cannot be “frozen” at the correct time for…

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                                        • 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.

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