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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

    9 votes
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    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

  3. 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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  4. 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.

    5 votes
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  5. 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…

    3 votes
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  6. 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

    4 votes
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    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

  7. 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?

    2 votes
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  8. 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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    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

  9. Need ability to link module to multiple departments

    In our hierarchy we have some modules which are taken across various departments within a school. We can currently only create a new module under one department, we can't link it to multiple departments. We need this ability.

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  10. Show course code and department in 'List Length' report results

    Would it be possible to show the course code and department in the results of the List Length report?

    1 vote
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The List Length report is has now been retired and has been replaced by what is currently called the All Lists report. This includes the list length information and also now includes the linked hierarchy node(s) codes for each list in the report. It is also possible to filter the report by the required hierarchy node code.

  11. Reports function - Departments with no lists attached

    In the new Reports function, there are options to show 'Modules without lists' and 'units without lists' - is it possible to have the same for 'Courses' as at Sussex we link the reading list to the Course title in the hierarchy. It would be very useful to identify which courses did not have a reading list attached.

    Annette

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    I’ve added a “Courses with no lists” report – let me know how you get on. I wasn’t sure from the Idea whether you meant courses or departments – but guessed you meant courses. Let me know how you get on.

  12. Display the 'Term' of lists in the Reports results

    Is it possible to show the 'Term' for a list in the new Reports function results? For management statistics we are often comparing one year to another and we have recently decided that we will keep the current year and the previous 2 years of lists on Aspire before archiving a list.

    5 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Time period is now one of the columns and filters in teh All Lists BETA report

  13. Improve Delete Warning when removing a list section

    Various people have mentioned nodes and sections of lists being deleted by they-know-not-who. Hopefully these deletions have been made accidentally. Would it be possible to install a warning button "Are you sure you wish to delete...?"

    6 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This has not yet been scheduled but we plan to address this by improving the warning to: “Deleting this section will also remove all the resources in it from your list. Are you sure you want to remove this section and all the items in it?”

  14. Invite List Publisher in draft status

    We have been working with academics over the Summer and have needed to 'invite list publisher' when a list is still in draft status. However, the 'Invite list publisher' link only shows when a list has been published. Is it possible to add this function to draft status?

    16 votes
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  15. New legal and law resources types

    We bookmark a lot of law cases and reports. But currently there does not seem to be a suitable description for them under Resource Type. Is it possible to have Resource Types 'LegalCaseDocument ' and 'Legislation'? This will make much more sense to users instead of bookmarking a law report as a web page or an article. Thank you.

    14 votes
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  16. Making library review outcome comments visible in CSV

    We would like to communicate list review outcomes not only to the owner of a list but to our Acquisitions team too, who would rather receive our purchase requests in Excel sheets than go and look them up in the Talis screen. So, exporting the outcome to an Excel sheet is quite useful here. But the only problem is Last comment under Review Outcome (in which we plan to convey our requests to our Acquisitions team) does not appear when the review is exported to Excel. Is there anything that can be done to make it appear? Thank you.

    3 votes
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  17. Don't delete review logs

    Both subject and acquisition librarians review stock each year for items on reading lists, and decide on purchases based on various data. In Aspire, there is a very helpful log for notes, but we'd like two improvements:
    a) it should be exported along with the review outcome and item data
    b) it should never be deleted. If a second review takes place, all of the work done and notes made in the first review is lost. Review history should always be kept.

    10 votes
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  18. retaining student numbers

    We've just discovered that the student numbers data is removed when a review on a list is completed. We need this information to be retained, it's no use having it there just for a review and then when looking back for alterations etc it's no longer there. It should be retained and displayed on the list page for the appropriate logged in users (i.e. those with list publishing rights over that list/the tenancy).

    2 votes
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  20. allowing attaching lists to modules without using My Lists

    Library staff need to attach all the loaded lists to modules and need to attach academics' lists to modules currently too. At the moment they have to go to the list, Add to My Lists, go to the module, choose that list, go back to My Lists and remove it again. Could there be a 'list search' box for the library staff role so that they can search for the list and attach it to the module without having to add it to their My Lists and then remove it again? Thanks.

    2 votes
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