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  1. Allow students to rate resources within a list.

    Students can already note whether they have read an item or not but it would also be useful for academics and library staff to see how they evaluated individual items on a list.

    3 votes
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    This information is now reflected in the dashboard providing academics and library staff with feedback on how a student is interacting with the list via reading intentions and notes they are making.

  2. 13 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Following phase 3 of the database re-architecture, it is now possible to select multiple lists and remove from My Lists

  3. Move existing node to be child of another

    If you have an existing node (e.g. Module A) associated as a child to another node (e.g Faculty Y) which you want to move beneath another node (e.g. Faculty Z), it is not possible to do with current functionality.

    This is something that can occur at times, and the only way to achieve this currently is (using the above example) to delete module X after disassociating any lists, and recreate it under Faculty Z.

    1 vote
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  4. Search and reactivate archived lists

    From the user group (Anselm, Annette & Graham) - it should be possible to search for and reactivate archived lists. Perhaps users have to specifically indicate they are searching for archived lists (maybe by checking a tickbox).

    At the moment, it's not clear on how useful archived lists can be, as they cannot be usefully retrieved and reactivated at a later date.

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    There is now a management report to help you locate archived lists. From here, the archived list can be copied and thus revived.

  5. Author entries on bookmarks

    When author details are brought in from catalogue or other source the format is surname, first name. However when you manually add this information to a bookmark the order is first name, surname. This results in author entries being inconsistent when viewed in a list and could confuse students when they are citing an item

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We made some changes to ensure that when bookmarking they are put into the relevant fields which do display as first name, surname. However, Author names are displayed in format Surname, First name on the list and in the bookmark. The only instance where this does not occur is where we have not been able to match the resource in the catalogue and we bring in the format taken from the source site.

  6. Ability to search on time period as well as

    In some cases we have several instances of a course (same course code and title) but for different time periods. Now that we are assigning a list to a time period, when you search by title is difficult to select the correct year. Previously we added 'Spring 2010' etc after the list title and course code.

    When using the search box, users need to be able to select academic year / term.

    Annette
    University of Sussex

    3 votes
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  7. Managing Invites

    I would like a management tool to see who invites have been sent to, if they have been successfully accepted and what roles have been assigned to them

    2 votes
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  8. check which lists and nodes exist on a tenancy from within the system

    We would like to able to check what lists and what nodes exist on our tenancy from within the system

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  9. Update an item record from DOI, ISBN or LCN

    At present, Aspire offers the ability to populate a blank Bookmark from a DOI. Once a Bookmark has been Saved, the populate-from-DOI option disappears.

    There are several use cases in which the ability to update (effectively to overwrite) an Item/Bookmark record from a DOI (and also an ISBN or local LCN) look-up could be very useful.

    Case 1: An academic has created a poor quality Bookmark from a journal web site not supported by the Bookmarklet. The relevant DOI is identified, and this is added by a librarian (or other reviewer) to an 'Update' value field. Full metadata is extracted…

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  10. Library Availability - 'not yet available' statuses

    Many resource lists will trigger new Acquisitions activities, but at present the Library Availability display in the Item record is premised on items already being in stock. If items are *on their way* to being in stock, the Availability look-up fails. It would be good if the Availability display could cope with a range of 'in process' statuses (which customers could assign on a Tenancy by Tenancy basis). In our case, those statuses would include 'On order', 'In processing', and 'In Cataloguing'

    2 votes
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  11. Search draft lists

    Would like to have the ability to search for lists that are 'Draft'. Would not like this to be available publically, but for library staff who are currently managing the set up of lists at implementation, to be able to search for lists that are in progress.

    8 votes
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  12. Enabling lists to be sorted by importance

    Allow a student to be able to see resources on a list grouped by their assigned importance i.e. all the essential reading, all the recommended etc

    5 votes
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  13. Move "other formats" link outside availability box

    We have a lot of items where the availability section is not displaying for a record (mostly due to data, we don't use 001s and I think that's required for it to display).

    In these cases, the "search for other formats/editions" link would be really useful as a title search on the catalogue will often find something, but because this link is within the availability box, it doesn't appear either.

    Would it be beneficial to be moved outside? It seems so to us at the moment, but there are probably downsides/complications in doing this, so what do others think?

    Thanks.

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    The recent enhancements to the library availability area implemented this improvement.

  14. 10 votes
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  15. Extend item-on-lists API to include ISSN

    For the developments that we're working on locally, building utilities to support the Acquisitions process, it would be really helpful if the items-on-lists API could be extended to include ISSNs values (as well as the current ISBN, DOI and LCN values), to support requests with the following syntax
    http://[tenancyurl]/issn/09552359/lists

    As with the other item value look-ups, an ISSN look-up should match against 'Is part of' metadata as well.

    1 vote
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  16. list creators (and Aspire administrators) to be able to gain stats on usage of their resources.

    list creators (and Aspire administrators) to be able to gain stats on usage of their resources.

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  17. Additional metadata fields in the Acquisitions Review screen

    Our Liaison Librarian team have requested that additional metadata fields be added to the Library Review Acquisitions report (namely Author(s), Publisher and Date of Publication) "to help differentiate between items with the same title". As this has an impact on screen real-estate, perhaps a basic item citation could be formatted in a single cell?

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    You can now click through to an overlay screen on the acquisitions review screen to show the item metadata. Unfortunately there just isn’t enough room to show all these fields on the display table.

  18. Default to preference when "create and add to list"

    Create and add to list : always default to list currently being worked on, and section

    14 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Lists are now presented in the order of the most recently worked on.

  19. Change the display of journal article details

    The current display of issue, page end, page start, volume is not helpful to our users who would prefer: volume, issue, page start, page end

    12 votes
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  20. Library availability - search alternatives link

    Increase text size/create button for links to both of the following...

    * View in library catalogue
    * Search the library catalogue for other formats/editions

    At the moment these links are too discrete.

    2 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This has been done as part of the Phase 4 improvements to the item view

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