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  1. To be able to assign/change time periods from the 'edit' drop down tab

    I am currently going through a big batch of lists that need a time period for the rollover. At present I have to open the edit screen to change or this.

    It would be great if this was an opion under the 'Edit' button along with 'Assign List Owner' and 'Link to Hierarchy'

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  2. csv option in Roles and Invites

    we would like a csv export option in Roles and Invites so we can view all users in one document that we can manipuate

    2 votes
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  3. Add report for seeing usage (logins etc) by academics

    There is still no way we can see who is using Aspire and how often. This was discussed as a key area of reports way back at the MIS day and is essential for supporting academic engagement strategies. We need to know which academics have logged in to Aspire, when they last logged in, how often they log in, which academics haven't logged in, all over user-selected date ranges.

    5 votes
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  4. Give the option to switch off the "list bibliography" option

    While we appreciate it is still in beta mode we would like there to be an option to switch off the "list bibliography" feature. The version of Harvard used here does not match the approved style for RGU and therefore it could cause problems for students by misleading them. Until we have chance to speak to academic staff and ask them to weight the pros and cons we would like to have it turned off.

    16 votes
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  5. Automatic request review

    Currently, a list can be published without a review being requested. Our preferred option would be for an 'automatic' review to be sent whenever a list was published for the first time, or indeed updated. Ideally, we want Aspire to force a review to library staff whenever a list is created/edited and published so that the library is aware of new list content.

    23 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is now done, please contact support if you would like this option enabled

  6. Prepare for RDA

    We notice that RDA records (Resource Description and Access), which are now beginning to appear, are not being bookmarked fully with publication details into Aspire. This is because RDA uses MARC field 264 instead of 260, and Aspire doesn't yet 'recognise' 264. Please could Aspire be made 'RDA-ready' for when we, and no doubt many other customers, move to RDA.

    We haven't yet implemented RDA but plan to do so soon, and we are already accepting records for downloading that are in RDA MARC format.

    19 votes
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  7. Issue with chapters “Part of” / “Is part of” at review stage.

    We have found a problem with the use of the “Part of” / “Is part of” function particularly at the review stage. Resources bookmarked and then amended to provide the details of a particular chapter show in the review stage as a chapter and it is the chapter information which is displayed to the reviewer rather than the resource it is part of.

    This is problematic because multiple chapters from the same book can appear on a list in this format but it is not immediately clear that they are all part of the same resource and therefore have to…

    21 votes
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  8. Add new edition alert to library view

    At TAUG (02/2013) a new alert was shown that will tell academics creating a list if they're adding an item for which a newer edition exists.

    We feel it's librarians who will want this more than academics, and it would be very useful as an addition to the library view of the list - probably in the reviews screen. Please can it be added there?

    14 votes
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  9. Create a filter for Aspire role in All User Profiles report

    The All User Profiles report would be improved with a filter for Aspire role. There's no way of knowing who has what role unless you export the spreadsheet and filter it that way, or look at individual users

    2 votes
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  10. Add ability to batch publish (etc) lists

    We need to be able to search/select lists, tick the ones we want to carry out a batch function on, and batch publish them.

    Other batch functions are also required, such as unpublish, add note, assign list publisher, assign list owner... [Um, I already put batch assign list owner in a separate idea, maybe this should all just be one?]

    6 votes
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  11. New Report - Published Lists that have not yet been sent for Review

    Our set up allows academics to publish their own lists, but we are aware of occasions when some lists where the a Request a Review has not been sent. Could a report be set up to identify published lists that have not been sent for review showing the date published.

    9 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will be including a last review date into the all list report. We will also be investigating some possibilities around identifying items on published lists that haven’t been reviewed as part of the reviews work we are doing

  12. Reporting from live data

    I doubt this will be possible given your current architecture but we would really like to be able to report on live data. All our other systems can handle reports running on live data and it is especially important in certain situations, e.g. after roll over or any other batch functions (when they become possible) so we immediately know what happened and can continue working - or request an undo if we spot that we've messed something up!

    (It would also be useful given that recent problems in transferring the data to the system that we report from haven't always…

    2 votes
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  13. Removal of duplicates during the review stage

    When reviewing a list every instance of the bookmarked resource appears. Sorting the resources by title groups them together for the most part (this misses out instances where a chapter in the work has been added under the chapter title). It would be good if Aspire could display resources once only regardless of the number of times it appears on the list.

    10 votes
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  14. Easier way to remove completed lists from the Review screen

    We have a large number of lists in the Reviews screen in the acquisitions area. We want to reduce it because the list takes so long to load.
    However, whenever we set a list to "Remove From View" the whole screen reloads. Therefore removing half a dozen lists can soemtimes take half an hour of staff time.
    Additionally, we have a large team of staff adding lists. therefore, in the time it takes to remove lists, more have been added, meaning that we are unable to get on top of this issue.
    We would like the paged changed, so that…

    12 votes
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  15. A keyword search for e.g. book titles within Talis Aspire

    The ability to search for book titles within the Talis Aspire tenancy from a search box, thus allowing users to see if books are on other lists.

    38 votes
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  16. 8 votes
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  17. Allow customisation of the display of citation fields

    We would prefer to be able to customise the way citation fields are displayed on a reading list. Currently, the title is listed first, then the author(s) and date. A cleaner display (especially if had an alphabetical list arranged by author) would be to have the author(s) first, then the title.

    8 votes
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  18. Context for Feedback messages

    Feedback messages submitted by Aspire have no context.
    When a user submits a feedback message to us, it would be helpful if we knew from what page within our Aspire tenancy they were coming or commenting upon.

    For example, some users have reported broken links for specific items, e.g.

    <p>Broken link - "Human resources professionals torn between global processes and local loyalties" - please remove.&nbsp; Thanks</p>

    but we have no way of knowing from the feedback message to which list this resources applies.

    Could the Aspire feedback form have some pre-populated fields or some other way of helping libraries work…

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This was included in the last release, the source URL is included in the email now.

  19. Reviews screen - load dynamic action buttons on list selection

    A significant overhead on the loading of the Library Review screen is the dynamic calculation of the relevant Action button items. As the page loads, this calculations are made iteratively for each and every list under review. As it is not possible for an individual to open multiple lists for review, only one of those actions will be initiated for one list at any one time. That means that all but one of the calculations of appropriate actions are loaded unnecessary in a 'just in case' fashion. It would be preferable if the list of lists loaded without the action…

    1 vote
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  20. Have the Table of Contents for long lists open by default

    Have the Table of Contents for long lists open by default (without having to use the [show] link). Perhaps there could be two links:

    [show] [show always]

    (or when open)

    [hide] [hide always]

    This could describe the default open/close status of the list, as set by the list publisher.

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Whilst not addressing this particular suggestion i.e. opening by default, the ToC improvements should alleviate the issues underlying this suggestion. The ToC is now clearer, stays docked and will can remain open and visible while scrolling through a list

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