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  1. 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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  2. In Chapter and Article records, set the "Search the library for other formats/editions" option to use the metadata for the book etc.

    The bookmark for a book chapter or journal article currently searches the library for other formats/editions based on the first name of the author of the article or chapter, which is unlikely to fulfil the point of the search. It would be better if the bookmarks for chapters and articles used the metadata for the book or journal they are part of to search the library catalogue as this is more likely to bring up relevant results.

    23 votes
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    We have completed this so that when searching using the “View other formats/editions” the search now uses the metadata for the book/journal rather than searching by chapter/article.

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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…

    11 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Create a manual bookmark from the editing page

    It would be useful to have the option to create a new bookmark from the editing page, rather than having to go to My Bookmarks to select this.

    12 votes
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  12. 8 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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.

  15. 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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  16. 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

  17. Online buttons on the main list page to be managed by list editor rather than resource type

    by adding a check box field in the record for any resource. Checking this box would display an online resource image on the list main page which would link to the web link in the record. This would also allow users to manage situations where for example an 856 link does not actually go to the full text, as they could uncheck the box.

    We have many digitised resources which are book chapters or articles, this would enable us to give them the correct resource type and still have them showing up as online resources in the list.

    A further…

    31 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    With apologies for the delay in getting this implemented, the ability to manually set the online resource button has been implemented with the ability to set which link the button will send the user to.

  18. Pop-up reminder... to request review/publish

    It might help staff to have a reminder to request review/publish when they are making changes to their lists. We have a large number of lists where there are either unpublished changes or staff have forgotten to request review to start up the acquisitions process. A po-up could help draw their attention to further action needed, thank you.
    Min Allen
    University of Roehampton

    10 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

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

  19. 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.

    1 vote
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  20. 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.

    3 votes
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    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

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