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  1. 8 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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…

    3 votes
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  11. 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

    1 vote
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    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.

  12. 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…

    0 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Search has been refactored and the different types of results grouped

  13. 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.

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

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

  14. 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.

    3 votes
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    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

  15. 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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  16. More control over the presentation of bonus content

    Currently, Aspire takes anything in the 856 field and identifies the item as an electronic resource. We use the 856 field to include bonus content, such as a link to Table of Contents or links to publisher's websites. This is very confusing for students who click on the resource, thinking it is an e-book, only to find it is a hard copy

    5 votes
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    We have made some changes to the way that the information from the 856 is pulled across when bookmarking to exclude the bonus content. This will improve the student experience when accessing resources.

  17. 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

    1 vote
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  18. 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

    1 vote
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  19. 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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    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.

  20. 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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