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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.

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    • 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.

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      • Sorting into groups

        Divided into categories, classified into small groups to people outside look at what they need to know and the owners know the exact purpose in learning

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        • Display of tutor notes

          Would it be possible to improve/increase the flexibility of the formatting of the tutor notes field? It is difficult to make the presentation of the Student Notes Field look good with it often looking quite cluttered if you want to raise a number of different points, or list a number of different chapters, within a note. It isn't, for example, possible to put these on separate lines.

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          • 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

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            • 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.

              19 votes
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              • Emphasising fonts

                Display of font

                It would be great if there was an option to italicise/display in bold data entered into the Student Notes section (or anywhere on the list really). The font would still be consistent for the institution but this would allow greater ability for list creators to add emphasis where required.

                7 votes
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                • Making library review outcome comments visable in CSV

                  We would like to communicate list review outcomes not only to the owner of a list but to our Acquisitions team too, who would rather receive our purchase requests in Excel sheets. So, exporting the outcome to an Excel sheet is quite useful here. But the only problem is Last comment under Review Outcome (in which we plan to convey our requests to our Acquisitions team, such as number of copies to purchase, e-books or print, etc) does not appear when the review is exported to Excel.

                  4 votes
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                  • Enhance the LTI tools to grant access to lists

                    Extend the LTI integration so that an academic can click through from a module in their learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, etc) to Aspire and be granted appropriate access to the list in Aspire. This would be a much more effective way to grant academics List Publisher access to their lists than the clumsy email invitation system.

                    This functionality is available in other systems such as Echo360 Lecture Capture so it has the additional advantage of being familiar to academics who are already using this.

                    2 votes
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                    • Include edition field in item reports

                      The all items report includes most of the metadata that belongs to an item, but does not include the edition statement. Doing so would make it possible to see at a glance what items are added to lists and how they are formatted - identify edition statements in words, for example, which have implications for reference formatting. The editions functionality in reviews does something different, and does not allow you to create reports like this. Given how few fields there are in item records, we should be able to report on all of them.

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                      • Option to edit /add institution specific text to the message box for academics when they click 'request review'

                        Option to edit /add institution specific text to the message box for academics when they click 'request review'

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                        • Short Loan - tick box

                          At the moment, if academics want an item to be put on short loan they write this request in the library note field. Is it possible to have a tick box for academics to select items for short loan?

                          3 votes
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                            • Importing RIS files into existing lists

                              We would like to be able to import bookmarks created from RIS into existing lists rather than just new lists

                              3 votes
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                              • add column to all lists report for 'last updated by'

                                It's really frustrating not being able to tell who last updated a list for erasons of trouble-shooting. For example we have some lists for the last time period that have been updated since rollover and I'd like to trace who has done that to check that they realise they are editing the old list not the new one. It could be one of the lecturers but it could also be a member of library staff. We can't see on the list itself (that would be ideal), but could we have it added to the all list report - it already…

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                                • 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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                                  • Ability to delete comments made in error

                                    It is annoying that you can't delete a comment that is made in error on the review stage - or be able to edit a comment after it has been made

                                    17 votes
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                                    • 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?

                                      34 votes
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                                      • Facilitate use of ReadSpeaker in Talis reading lists

                                        Southern Cross University has selected ReadSpeaker (http://www.readspeaker.com/) as our text to speech provider. The ReadSpeaker building block in our LMS (BlackBoard) provides text to speech functionality for all students accessing content in the LMS. This is regarded as an important tool for equity and access. We would like Talis to add ReadSpeaker text to speech technology to the LTI content. We are aware that other institutions also use ReadSpeaker and seek your support for this important function that enables equity.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • 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"

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