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  1. 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

  2. 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.

    2 votes
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  3. 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the content, there are lists that academic staff do not want any record of i.e. they could decide that a list is so out of date that it would be bad for anyone to see it.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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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).

    1 vote
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  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

  13. 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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  14. 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

  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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?”

  20. 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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