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  1. 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.

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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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                              • 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.

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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.

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