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  1. Sorting Reports by Date Created and Last Edited

    Hi.
    We'd find it usefull if you could sort the "All Lists" report by Date.

    1 vote
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  2. Don't make users create a profile when signing in to view a digitisation

    At the moment, if you "sign in" from a reading list item page to view a digitisation, you have to create a profile first.

    Most users who sign in to view a digitisation are students, who have little to gain from creating a profile on Talis Aspire.

    In our experience, any step which delays access to full text will deter users.

    I would like the profile creation to be skipped or deferred for users who are "only" signing in to view a digitisation.

    22 votes
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  3. Adding the Publisher as a field to the 'All List Items Report'

    This would allow us to sort all of our essential texts by publisher which would help us to target e-book negotiations with publishers where we know that we require a large number of texts

    2 votes
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  4. Make deleting safer

    The delete function was brought in without its own permission, so anyone who can archive a list can also delete a list. This means a lot of staff here now have the delete option, because they need the archive option.
    If a list is deleted, there is no trace of it whatsoever, even to sysadmins and Support, and there is no way of having any notifications when lists are deleted. This introduces substantial risk.
    We would prefer not to have to remove archive permission from most users, therefore we request that:
    - the delete permission is a separate permission so…

    2 votes
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  5. Display order of items on review screen

    Items are currently displayed on the review screen sorted by their date added. The most recently added item appears at the top which means in many cases items for review appear in reverse order from the list view. We would like to suggest that when reviewing a list items should display in the same order as they appear on the actual list. We would also like to see section titles included on the review screen.

    9 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The changes we are making in the review refresh theme will include section information but will not change the display order due to new indicators and item grouping

  6. Reviewing draft list - difficult to read text with a grey background

    When reviewing a list the item area is greyed out if the review is for a draft list. It's not easy to read the text with a grey background. The only way to stop a draft list from being a draft is to publish it but we don't want to publish a list until a review is completed. If it’s necessary to warn staff that the list being reviewed is a draft list, we would like this information to be displayed in some other way.

    4 votes
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  7. "Library notes" in report

    It would be useful to be able to produce a report showing "library notes" alongside item information (ideally a column in the All List Items report). This would make it easier for us to identify new / changed library notes, regardless of whether the list had been submitted for review.

    2 votes
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  8. Populating user registration fileds.

    When a user loggs in for the First Time, we know who they are.
    We can send their name and email address to prepopulate the Registration Fieds in the form.
    Please can this functionality be developped for Shibboleth Users.

    17 votes
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  9. Archived Lists report should show who archived the list

    Simple common sense request. Useful information in the system should be accessible in general, but this is a specific one that I was advised to add as an Idea by Support..

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This report was not included in the new live reports, but this functionality has been provided in the All lists report

  10. ability to filter by library notes

    We have a number of long lists and academics tend to add notes to lists such as 'please buy new edition' which on a 300+ item list is hard to find - could the reviews screen be updated to allow you to filter by library notes or at least sort the table by the library notes column?

    28 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We are investigating the possibility of this capability in the reviews refresh theme

  11. Have all list action options for draft lists as well as published (delete, archive, copy, etc)

    When a list is in draft status, you are missing a lot of list editing options. We would like all options possible for published lists to be possible for draft lists as they could all be useful.

    6 votes
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  12. Filters in review remain set

    It would be useful if the filters a reviewer applies were saved to their profile or at least existed for the session while they were performing the review.
    Currently the filters reset if the reviewer makes changes to a resource requiring filters to be reset to their preference each time.

    15 votes
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  13. Previous review data for items which appear on live lists

    It would be useful to view previous review data for items which appear on live lists (i.e. list(s) it is on and the review outcome). This would allow acquisitions staff to quickly gauge whether there is sufficient stock for the total number of students or if an item has already been ordered for another course.

    13 votes
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  14. "Back to list" in item should go to back to where user has come from in list

    Some of our lists are quite long. From the user's point of view if they click into an item to view it and then "Go back to list" they are always taken back to the very top of the list. It would be much better if they could be returned to the point in the list they left ... or at least to the section they left. Going back to the very top of a long list is quite annoying for users.

    3 votes
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  15. 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'

    1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

  20. 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.

    17 votes
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