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  1. Automatic Edition Update on Lists

    To have a way of checking the books edition in a list, in comparison to the catalogue. If there were any new editions available in the library by clicking a button you would be able to automatically update the books on your list to the latest edition available in the library.

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      1 comment  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

      This is similar to the request in this idea: http://ideas.talisaspire.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists-ideas-archive/suggestions/1235711-update-e-book-entries-to-the-latest-edition

      As discussed in that idea, we will not force the use of the newer editions as there may be a pedagogical requirement to use a specific edition and different institutions. However, the List Dashboard provides edition indicators including those in the library catalogue. We are also currently investigating the exposure of edition indicators in the reviews area

    • More Suppliers Options in Request Review

      Currently we have 'Find in Coutts Oasis' and 'Check price at Abebooks' available as sources of information under the Identifiers column in list Review.

      Is it possible to either add to this list or have suppliers of local choice?

      Dawson Enter is our source of choice for acquisitions checks, followed by Amazon.

      6 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow searching and sorting across the whole report

        It would be much more efficient if we could search and sort across the whole report, not just the displayed screen

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          0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

          The filters on the new reports apply to the whole report. We still have an issue with sorting but this will be resolved once we have completed the database reacrchitecture.

        • Export whole report

          Currently, only the displayed screen is exported, not the whole report. It would be much easier and time efficient to export the whole report at once

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          • Reports with more fields

            Could we please have some fields within reports as standard. If reporting about items I would like a a baseline to see the ISBN/ISSN/LCN number for stock held in the Library and ISBN/ISSN for items not held. Also, any reports that show titles should also conatin the code so that it is easy to match.

            2 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

              I’m closing this as most of the suggestions have been addressed in the newer reports. The exceptions are: The acquisitions report was retired some time ago. We are currently unable to report on user activity (log-in information), whilst we are unable to ‘nest’ the hierarchy report at this point.

            • Add archive options at rollover

              We want to be able to pick by school or department whether or not we want to automatically archive the previous time period's lists at the point of rollover.
              (We've not done a rollover yet so haven't seen the screen in order to add further details/requests, but I understand from Support this isn't possible.)
              Thanks.

              5 votes
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                11 comments  ·  Rollover  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • customisation of the reference management software used in the export button

                Currently, clicking the export button in a reading list defaults to either saving an RIS file, or opening in EndNote.

                I suggest that the functionality of the button should be customisable to reflect the preferred institutional reference management software.

                27 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                  I’m closing this idea as we have now enabled Refworks direct export from a reading list as well as “My Bookmarks”. We will not be investigating Endnote support unless there is a demand for it. We will however, look at addresssing the capability to turn off the export to refworks option where not applicable

                • Linking Aspire to Alto

                  This suggestion has come from one of our Subject Librarians who wondered if it possible to connect Alto and Aspire so that items that appear on an Aspire reading list are noted as such in Alto? This would be useful when withdrawing items/updating editions.

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                    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Delete a list rather than archive it

                    It would be useful to have the option to delete a list in addition to the archive option. While archiving can be very useful as a historical record and to be able to copy the content, there are lists that academic staff do not want any record of i.e. they could decide that a list is so out of date that it would be bad for anyone to see it. And there are training lists / examples for advertising it would be useful to get rid of as they have no purpose beyond their initial set up.

                    7 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability for a tenancy to add their own messages to Aspire users on the Home page

                      It would be very useful for an individual tenancy to customise an area on the Home page of Aspire - I kind of news feed area, possibly scrolling text. We could keep users informed of any down time or alert users to new developments on Aspire.

                      Annette

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                        2 comments  ·  Config & Customisation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • prevent academics from publishing list before sending for review

                        Academics with list publishing rights can publish their amendments without sending their list for review. This by-passing of library staff in the workflow process can cause problems for users: not linking to the latest edition, not enough copies, poor metadata etc. It would even help library staff with an acquistions role if they were alerted every time a list attched to an academic was amended and published

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add 'archived by' to Archived Lists report

                          The Archived Lists report would be more useful with additional information, namely "archived by" and hierarchical information (being able to sort/filter it by school/department lists would be beneficial).

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                            completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support time periods in the item API so we can only see links to current lists in our OPAC

                            We would like the users of our OPAC to see the current academic period lists first. From the item screen, they see a maxium of 6 lists and these are not necessarily for the current year, and are not in any order. Also thinking ahead, it would be good to have some control over what appears and how. So maybe all the lists for the current year appear first, alphabetically, then the previous academic year lists?? If there is no flexibility - then just to have the current academic year lists appearing would be preferable.

                            9 votes
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                              completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Widgets & APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • When in editing return to where you last were

                              When editing a list and you open ‘Edit metadata’ it would be great if closing the box took you back to where you last were rather than the top of the list. More of an issue when you are working on a huge long list.

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                                0 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                We have now resolved this issue. When you finish editing, you are no longer returned to the top of the list. Instead the item you were editing is at the top

                              • Resource Type - Film

                                We have a large film collection and also subscribe to BoB.

                                It would be great to have a resource Type for Audio-Visual materials as book can be misleading as we may have a film and book of the same title.

                                If can it also default to appropriate fields then that would be even more efficient.

                                2 votes
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                                  completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Additional field 'Editor' in bookmarklet

                                  Sometimes monographs have authors of individual chapters but an overall editor. It is misleading to add their names as authors of the book in the 'Is Part of' tab when citing digitised chapters. Including 'Editor' as an optional additional field would improve these citations.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improved VLE integration with IMS LTI

                                    Story: As a University integration developer, I would like Talis Aspire to use IMS LTI to integrate with the VLE, so that we can create and view lists without leaving VLE, providing a seamless experience for our users and minimising administrative actions.

                                    Background: IMS Global Learning Consortium has developed the LTI standard to offer standardised integration for service providers across multiple types of VLE. BasicLTI, a precursor to LTI, is supported by all major VLEs. In short, both standards prescribe a launch packet that holds contextual information about the approach, i.e. who, what role and where from. This allows the…

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                                      completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Rollout  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Supress 'no copies held' on e books

                                      Under the Library Availability banner when we have an Electronic book, we would like to suppress "no copies held" - we think that it will confuse our students

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                                        0 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                        We have made some changes to the library availability display. Where an eBook is detected, we display an appropriate message instead of the availability information. This was in our last release

                                      • Screen design for license

                                        At the top of every list we have a large prominent diaply for the license consisting of both the logo, including the conditions, and then another spelling out of the conditions again. This is both heavy on the eye (why repeat it twice?) and an incitement for academic staff to quibble. Could we just have the logo without spelling it out twice?

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                                          2 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • All items report - additional values

                                          One of the most obvious uses for the All Items report in the Reports section is to profile resources in a Tenancy by Type. Can the report be extended to include - Type (to enable a report on the spread of Types) and by a value which would distinguish electronic from non-electronic resource (such as the inclusion of a DOI or Web address), so that the split between electronic and non-electronic items can easily be calculated.

                                          5 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                            This report has already been improved to include type and the DOI. Web address has now been included in the CSV export also

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