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  1. New filter in All lists or All items by hierarchy level

    As a new user to TARL I have been starting to use the reports module and I was surprised that amongst the other filters there is not an option in All Lists and All List items to filter by where the list is in the hierarchy (e.g. module / course or programme).
    We use the lists attached to modules and those attached to courses very differently. The former are aimed at current students and the latter at prospective students, so I wish to consider the data generated by these two types of lists separately.
    I have come up with a…

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    • Enable users to be given publishing roles for all list under a particular subject/department

      Enable users to be given publishing roles for all list under a particular department or subject area. This would be really useful for administrative staff who assist with maintaining lists in their department. Users could have roles for each list in the English department, for example.

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      • Ability to delete previous outcomes in review

        In the review section there is a trial of all outcomes for an item across all the different lists. This can be very useful to see how the item has been dealt with elsewhere by different people. For example the first outcome may be stock sufficient but later when added to a new list it was then set to be ordered. Having this trail of outcomes if very good. However, there may be occasions where an outcome is set in error or someone hasn't understand the process correctly. In these instances we would like the ability to delete the previous…

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        • Notes appearing in reviews

          This has been raised before but a while ago so I'm going to raise it again.

          We would like notes to appear in the review section. When we don't have a book in stock we bookmark the Blackwell's page for it. However, sometimes we can't find the book online or in the case of some journals, there isn't a website for it. In these cases we add a note to say which journal it is. When we then come to review we don't see the items that aren't in stock and are notes so we are having to view the…

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          • Show importance in item view

            It would be really helpful if you could see the importance of an item in a reading list when viewing the individual item. For example from the screen showing in the attachedf screenshot. This would be especially helpful when going from TADC using the "view item in reading list" option.

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            • Ability to turn off prompt to update metadata in all occurrences of a bookmark when this is formatted as a Chapter

              Quite often a reading list will feature several instances of the same book, but with different chapters to be read in different weeks. Usually in this case the book is bookmarked once and this is then dragged and dropped into each part of the list, then each instance is edited to 'Has Part - Chapter' and the appropriate details filled in.

              When saving this or making any future edits, we get the prompt 'You have added this bookmark in multiple places - in total it appears X times on X list(s)' ... Do you want the changes you have made…

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              • Improve navigation of lists within Reviews

                We are currently dealing with a large number of lists being reviewed and are finding navigation to reviews is time-consuming.

                Firstly, when you click on the "back" link it takes you back to the start of the reviews, instead of where your last list was located.

                Secondly, we would like more than 5 pages available at the bottom of the screen- perhaps the option to increase to 10 pages?

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                • Add date(s) /review statuses to the 'review requested' message visible on published reading list

                  Add the date to the Review requested message that appears on a published reading list when a review is requested :
                  Review requested dd/mm/yy.
                  Also, could the message be updated to show Review started dd/mm/yy, Review completed etc ?

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                  • Assign items to a team with filtering capabilities

                    We currently use Reviews to assign items to teams via outcomes. Our workflow starts with an acquisition team member ordering books and checking links to online resources. While reviewing, the team assigns work via outcomes to scanning and collections teams.

                    However, as many universities who use Reviews, this issue has proved very difficult and undependable because outcomes can get overwritten by another member of staff. We would like to be able to assign one item to a team member and include a filter for that. The list item first can be assigned to a default team and in our case…

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                    • Improve editing items as 'essential'

                      Many of our academics create a section (or multiple sections, week by week) for Essential and Recommended readings. Having put all 'essential' items into the 'essential' section, they do not then mark each individual item as essential. This strikes them as extra work and unnecessary.

                      We would like the system to allow for all items in an 'essential' section to be marked as essential, or some other way to batch update multiple items as essential. The current process takes 3 clicks for each item, so for a list of 100 items or more is a lot of additional effort.

                      7 votes
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                      • We need to be able to see a complete list of items removed from lists within a given period, with full details

                        We can currently see changes made in the last few days, or search by list and then see changes, but the details are very sketchy. We need full detials of items that have been removed

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                        • Allow for more than one LCN and display report on these

                          Can we add two LCN numbers in a record and they both display holdings in the expanded list view. This would mainly be when we have two records one for print and one for e . We usually bookmark one record and either add the print LCN to show print holdings or e LCN to show electronic. We would prefer just to allow both LCN's in the one record. When reports are run, all the LCN's would then be identified, not just the print LCN We need to be able to identify by the list item view if we have…

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                          • Option to switch off Google Book Previews at item or list level 2

                            I would like to re-raise the idea originally raised back in 2014 to have the option to switch off Google Book previews at list level.
                            Since the New List View, we have received feedback from academics that students are mistaking the Google Book Preview for their course reading. On the one hand, I can see that the academic could advise students if they wanted them to avoid Google Previews. On the other hand, I think the placement of the Google Preview is confusing as it appears in the same place as the View Online button.
                            We are currently considering whether…

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                            • Identify whether latest edition in use, in bulk

                              Run a report that covers an entire teaching period (or more), that can be exported from TALIS Reading Lists identifying:

                              - resources that have a later edition
                              - whether that later edition is owned by the library or not
                              - resources that are not linked to a library copy

                              Currently, in the latest NEW LIST VIEW, the only option is to send each Reading List for Review and go through each individual resource to gather this information.

                              The option to run a report with this data would save days/weeks of copy/pasting and enable us to:

                              - offer our lecturers this…

                              11 votes
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                              • Add a search function to the Create & Add to List form

                                When adding an item direct into a list it is often difficult to search for the list required in the Add to list drop down menu. For most of our staff there are dozens of lists to search through. It would make it easier if there was a search function or the facility to type part of the list name to reduce the number of options.

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                                • Change/hide the Copy List button

                                  Since we moved to the new Student Interface we are experiencing a surge of numbers of academic staff creating copies of their lists. Previously we didn't have too many instances of this but since the wording of "Copy" has been changed to "Copy List" and lines have been inserted into the dropdown to break up pthe list, they seem to have gone a bit mad!
                                  It is much more evident in the list now and we really would like it removed/hidden or changed back to Copy as previously.
                                  This is creating a bit of a headache for us now and…

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Make lists available only to those registered on the module

                                    We have some lecturers who are concerned about some sensitive content on their reading lists. They state that they are happy to upload material to our VLE as this is restricted only to students registered on the module, who they have been able to give a "warning" about the sensitivity, but they are concerned about other members of the University being able to view the material out of context. We would therefore like it to be possible for reading lists to be restricted only those registered on a module.

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                                    • section titles

                                      It would be really useful for us to have the section title included in the All Items Report. I've managed to link the column 'Has Container' with the section URL found in Google Analytics, however a lot of the time, our academics want to know how students are interacting with each section when using LTI with Moodle. If the All Items Report included the section title it would be a lot easier to feed back to them on this.

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                                      • Export List in list format with selected citation styles

                                        We have noticed that there are two options to export a list as PDF. As bibliography and as list view. The List view exports each resource retaining the format from the list (great) but it doesn’t enable the export to retain the preferred citation style. Ideally we would like to see an exported PDF which retains both the list format and has the correct citation style.

                                        Bibliography export does allow export of each in citation, but the list format is not retained and only an alpha list is provided.

                                        Thanks

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Being able to archive a draft list

                                          It would be useful to be able to archive draft lists rather than just delete them. This is useful when you want to be able to tidy up what lists are available but you don't want to mess up the stats of how many lists were published in a certain year.

                                          This idea was raised before (http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/3921255-have-all-list-action-options-for-draft-lists-as-we) and says it has been completed but you still can't archive a draft list as far as I am aware.

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