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  1. Remove 'Article'; remove 'chapter'

    Could you include the option to 'Remove 'Article' / 'Chapter'' in the same way we have the option to Remove ..'Is part of'.

    Once you add 'Is part of' as a field, you can easily create your article or chapter title. If you change your mind and want to remove 'Is part of ..', you can, which is great, but youare left with the article title, which you can't remove.

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      0 comments  ·  Config & Customisation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability swich off the automated 'new review' emails

      We would like the ability to switch off the automated emails that go to all Library Acquisitions users when a list is submitted for review.
      They are clogging up the inboxes of a large number of staff members and causing a lot of confusion!
      (Yes, we can set up Outlook rules to filter them but that has to be done by every individual and it would be much more time efficient to do this centrally.)
      We would want to retain the emails where a list is ASSIGNED to a particular user.

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        2 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

        We have just released the ability to override the automated review notifications by specifying an email address to which notifciations will go to

      • Including Time Period in list name

        Now we have rolled over I have been handed a few queries around the problem of having 2 lists of the same name in the My Lists page. When using the 'Create and Add to list' function and the dropdown to attach a list to a node, it simply lists the modules by name, no indication of which year the list is for, making it hard to tell which list you are adding things to.

        I think that in these situations (i'm sure there are more but these are the two I have come across) the timestamp should be tacked…

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          2 comments  ·  Rollover  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

          I agree, time period is currently visible in the My Lists page. However, it would be useful to display it elsewhere e.g. ’Create & Add to List" and User Profile page. I added this to our backlog sometime ago and we just have to work through our priorities to get to it, but it is in the backlog of things to get done

        • suppress googlebooks preview icon if the equivalent e-book is in stock

          We have a pretty healthy collection of (paid-for) e-books - and these show in the list as they should. But if there is also a googlebook for the same title, the googlebook preview icon also shows. Not only is this confusing for the student, but it diverts them from the paid-for resource

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

            Since the introduction of the Online Resource button (whose appearance will also be improved – see top idea), where a resource is an ebook, the google preview is now suppressed.

          • Order of display results

            What isn't clear to me is why the reading lists and the modules they belong to don't appear together in the list of results displayed following a search. For example, if we search for 'Early childhood', we get a page of links in which 'International Comparisons in Early Childhood Care/Education appears as a List, and then further down the page we see U70171 - International Comparisons in Early Childhood Care/Education appearing separately. I can see that if you go into either the list or the module, you get to the same thing eventually, but I would have thought they should…

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

              Search has been refactored and the different types of results grouped

            • Convert / export items into popular referencing formats (Harvard etc)

              This is done by many resources - Summon for example. The formatted record can be copied or e-mailed.

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

                The list bibliography view which has been introduced converts a list into a citation style which can be copied.

              • 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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                              • 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

                                  5 votes
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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

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                                    • 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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                                      • 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

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