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  1. Search for list

    Rather than just allow direct URL links or browse an ever changing structure of the Uni it would be good if Aspire offered a search within our tenancy for specific lists.

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  2. Acquisitions Reporting

    An essential part of Aspire will be the Acquisitions Reporting. Although- hopefully not a 'new idea' as such (Sussex and I expect other universities have discussed ideas around the Acquisitions Reporting with the development team) I thought it would be useful to open this idea out for discussion here to get an idea of how this part of Aspire will be developed.

    How do you see the Acquisitions Reporting working? Is tagging individual resources an option? Would academics have the option to indicate how many copies to buy? Can 'not in stock' items be highlighted in some way on the…

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    There is now an Acquisitions review report where users can query by date added, item type and importance. Data can also be exported to CSV for offline processing.

  3. ISBN Look Up when Bookmarkleting

    A Look Up feature- similar to the DOI one would be useful to populate the bookmarklet form if the author / title details are not imported. Possibly a 'look up' using the ISBN to search COPAC?

    Annette

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  4. Edit bookmarks

    from two of our academics ...

    Ability to edit bookmarks (including adding additional inforamtion) once in My Bookmarks

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Users can now edit bookmarks by clicking “Preview” and then “Edit resource”

  5. Improving sorting of bookmarks

    From one of our academics ...

    Improved sorting of bookmarks in MyBookmarks area.

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  6. Importing citataions

    From one of our academics ...

    Being able to import bookmark items from Delicious (others would want endnote).

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    This feature is complete but we are beta testing it with a small group of academics before making it generally available. This is so we can ensure the import is working for a wide range of situations.

  7. Export file

    Any interim export file needs to have the following fields (more may follow)

    ISBN/ISSN/DOI ...
    Title
    Journal title
    Auther
    Publisher
    Pub year
    Vol/Part/page
    Edition
    Recommended number of copies
    Date of projected use
    On other Aspire lists?
    Expected number of students
    Already in stock Y/N
    Indicitive price
    Academics name
    Academics email
    Notes

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    You can now do a CSV export of a list from the list outline page

  8. Recommendations management page

    It would be good if there was an Aspire page which could be accessed by all those with the authourity to approve a recommendation. This page would have Approveed or Rejected.

    Standard emails; pulling information from the requesteer's details and the details of the requested items would then be automatically sent. Those approving or rejecting would be able to edit the email.

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  9. Recommendations rejection update

    Reasons why a recommendation is rejected should be given - selected from a pull-down list. Reasons could include:

    Insufficient funds
    Out of print
    Unavailble to the University
    Already in stock

    I'm sure there are others

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  10. When reviewing lists, show user manifestations that may be equivalent to the current resource

    For each purchase recommendation it would be good if Aspire could automatically make use of something like x-ISBN to find all possible 'manifestations' of the item requested- and then run each version against the LMS to determin allready in stock. It should also be used to search across the tenancy to see if any other lists are pointing to a different 'version' of the item

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    we are investigating the surfacing of the edition checking capability introduced in Quick Add within the reviews area

  11. Availabilty check

    Use API technology to search against key possible supplierse (in our case Coutts- Dawsons- SWETS- Amazon) to find current availbility- including price. This to be appended to the request information

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    We’ve implemented a feature to look up in Coutts Oasis/Abe Books via a widget in the acquisitions review area. We’re in discussion with Dawson about a similar lookup to DawsonEra.

  12. Save and publish

    it is important to remember that there are academics who want to maintain a 'dynamic link' as well as those who will want to work on a draft and publish later. I think the 'save and publish' and 'Save draft' way forward may make sense.

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  13. Purchase suggestion choices

    Here at Plymouth we think our list would be:

    Essential
    Recommended
    Background / Optional
    Suggested student purchase

    (I'm guessing it will change- but for now that is the general concensus)

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    This is now complete – customers can opt to choose custom states (contact us and we will configure it for you) or accept the defaults (which are as described in the idea)

  14. Have you read this? - Tagging

    Responses from a recent Aspire focus group with undergraduates showed that although they felt the 'Have you read this' tagging was a useful feature- most would only use it if they could display a list of items tagged as 'planning to read' or 'have read'. Other suggestions were to indicate the 'read' status in the main resource list view.

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  15. Displaying items by week required

    Ideas from student focus group:

    One of the key comments from all participants was to be able to view their resource list readings by week required.

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  16. Make it easier for students to find items they have made personal notes on

    As suggested- a comment made on another idea. It would be good if in the personalised areas there was a filter to lists/items with personal notes 'attached'.

    This would fit into the student revision workflow. At high stress and time poor periods students will want a quick way to get back to resources they found helpful.

    I think a feature like this would encourage them to put notes on in the first place. At the moment there is not a great incentive to use the notes area.

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  17. Reviewing a List View

    In the Publishing & Acquisitions Workflow Preview- the Title column gives the brief view of an entries metadata. We would like to be able to work online from this page and it would be really helpful to show the ISBN for an item. This will make it quicker to identify the correct item on our supplier database for ordering and hopefully provide a means for automatic linking to items that are not in stock once an order has been created on our LMS.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    This is complete (see http://blogs.talis.com/aspire/2010/02/04/aspire-release-4th-february/) and will includes an identifiers column, which will display ISBN, ISSN, DOI as well as a LCN (Local Control Number). If present, the LCN will link into the library catalog. Seeing an item has an ISBN but no LCN might indicate:
    a) It isn’t in the library catalog
    b) The record isn’t linked to an item in the library catalog

  18. Tracking academic involvment

    It would be really helpful (for unmediated services) to be able to track the activities of academics. Things like:-

    When they were registered
    Did they accept the invitation
    When they first created/edited a list
    How often they are in 'edit' mode on the lists

    Matt has provided us a text-file of the email adresses that invites have gone out to- but that was a 'one-off' request and while helpful- it cannot really help with the engagement and 'user ed' work my subject librarian friends want to do.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We have delivered this through the user activity console – please email Ian Corns to gain access

  19. Delete a list

    To assist final data conversion it would be good to be able to delete an Aspire list in full. It would certainly help us now- but might also be useful in managing the tenancy longer-term as academics leave or courses are discontinued- being able to kill unwanted lists completly may be in order????

    Another benefit is that it allows us to get rid of test lists that we are not 'proud' of. With Aspire exposed to search engines it kind of makes sense to allow 'play' and then taking back to base level to keep standards high????

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We have released “Archive List” to live, which is in effect the deletion of a list, as archived lists are not available from the hierarchy or search

  20. Bookmark search

    Our academics have assumed that the search bookmark searched all fields. This does not seem to be the case. We would like to see searches covering the 'bib' detail of the contents of the bookmark including:-

    Author
    Serial Title
    Date

    As well as searching any notes they have added to the bookmark

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