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  1. Warning re. live digitisations when deleting a list

    Would it be possible to warn a user that there are live digitisations attached to a reading list they are about to delete?
    We have had a few instances where people have created a copy list and deleted the original (accidentally or purposefully), without realising that there are live digitisations on the list.
    It looks from the TACC side that everything is fine (the module code, title, year etc are correct and the digitisations are live) but its only when we receive a complaint about lack of access that we uncover what has happened.

    31 votes
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  2. View Online button to be made more noticable on new student interface

    Hello,
    We recently changed our branding at Northumbria, at the same time we moved to the new student view.
    Our brand is black and white, which unfortunately makes our View Online button not very noticable on the page, the button is based on the theme colour of the tenancy.
    We would like to explore ways to make the button more evident to users, for instance a black line around the button or go back to the blue online button.
    We have had instances where students have thought that we don't have an ebook, only print,as it just blends into the…

    10 votes
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  3. Put a Google Analytics tag on the online resource button

    We've been asked to demonstrate whether there is any link between eResource usage and the Reading List System.
    While we can, with some work, demonstrate correlation, the general upward trend in eResource usage means we are ubable to definitively claim causation.
    If the 'online resource' button had a google analytics tag, allowing us to view not only how many times students look at lists but also how many times students are clicking on online resources from the list, we would be better placed to demonstrate value for money to university leadership.

    45 votes
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  4. Method to lock\freeze lists while still being visible to students during and after roll over.

    We need the status of the list adding to the API, and therefore making it possible to retrieve archived, draft and published lists. Also the block plugin used in Moodle should be able to return archived lists. Currently the plugin loses access to the list.

    Currently for the reasons below the roll over process is problematic, we believe this would solve those problems:

    • Due to the process of resits and non-standard module dates it also means the archiving process cannot happen until after the start of the following year, meaning lists cannot be “frozen” at the correct time for…

    40 votes
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    We are currently reviewing this idea as this is an interesting concept and one we would like to explore further. If anyone would like to add their use case to this ticket it would be helpful to understand all scenarios.

  5. Bookmarking on iPads

    Our academic staff are all being given iPads at the start of the 2018/19 session and will be encouraged to use these as much as possible

    It would be really great if a bookmarking tool could be developed for Safari on iPads (or possibly even a list management app?!?) so that we could give our academic engagement a real boost.

    23 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are working on bookmarking functionality alongside our List Edit improvements, this will reduce the reliance on the bookmarklet feature and enable more resources to be accessible in the List Edit context. When this feature is released, we will revisit this idea to understand if it still has relevance.

  6. tick box to allow us to change the priority of multiple items.

    We often have lecturers wanting to change the priority from Core to Recommended. The ability to select specific multiple items and change them in one go would be VERY helpful.

    6 votes
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  7. Links to Worldcat in item view - instead of a bookstore

    We'd like to have the option of replacing the bookstore in the item view with a link to Worldcat.

    At the moment, several bookstore options exist (see: https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/209262049-What-bookstores-are-supported-in-the-item-view-). However, in response to feedback from our academics, we would like to see the possibility of linking to a vendor-neutral external catalogue instead.

    21 votes
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    This idea is under review. We would be interested to know if you feel having information like this would cause confusion to students as to whether the library holds the items or not. If you do have feedback then please do add your comments as we would like to understand this more.

  8. Enhance the LTI tools to grant access to lists

    Extend the LTI integration so that an academic can click through from a module in their learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, etc) to Aspire and be granted appropriate access to the list in Aspire. This would be a much more effective way to grant academics List Publisher access to their lists than the clumsy email invitation system.

    This functionality is available in other systems such as Echo360 Lecture Capture so it has the additional advantage of being familiar to academics who are already using this.

    3 votes
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  9. Importing RIS files into existing lists

    We would like to be able to import bookmarks created from RIS into existing lists rather than just new lists

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are working on bookmarking functionality alongside our List Edit improvements, this will reduce the reliance on the bookmarklet feature and enable more resources to be accessible in the List Edit context. When this feature is released, we will revisit this idea to understand if it still has relevance.

  10. Removal of duplicates from bibliography

    When you view list as bibliography it duplicates references where there are multiple bookmarks for the same item. It would be good to remove these duplicates so that if necessary academics can quickly produce a bibliography if necessary without having to edit it.

    7 votes
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  11. Add a request digitisation button in the review screen

    Could there be a 'request digitisation button' in the review process so that they could be requested as you go?

    47 votes
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  12. Reviewing reading lists with draft changes

    When reviewing a published list with unpublished changes it would be helpful if there could be some indication of which items are unpublished additions. Otherwise you can have something on the review list which you can't find on the published version, which can get confusing for reviewers.
    The notification could say something similar to a list with unpublished changes e.g. 'this item is an unpublished change on a draft version of the list"

    9 votes
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  13. Show review history in lists post rollover and in Reviews 2.0

    At present when lists are rolled over to a new time period or copied manually the 'review history' (in the list review drop down menu) does not rollover- it resets as a new list. Nor is this review history available to view in Reviews 2.0, only the previous review comments and/or alerts attached to bookmarks.

    The review history information (dates requested/completed/by whom) is very useful to view as part of the workflow and we would like to see the review history details rollover with lists year on year and also appear in Reviews 2.0 detail screen.

    Thanks

    45 votes
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  14. reviews 2.0 overview summary line similar to TADC

    Would it be possible to have a line at the top of the reviews page with a summary similar to TADC of 'Requested' 'Started' 'Assigned to You' or to default the display to these statuses to help workflow?

    11 votes
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  15. Change “Request Review” to “Request Library Review”

    Currently, many academics are confused by the “Request Review” button because the text that explains it (i.e. that a review is something the Library carries out, and that the Library needs to be asked to carry out a review whenever a list is amended) is not very prominent. Hence many academics never send their lists for review. It would help if the wording of the button itself was changed from "Request Review" to “Request Library Review”.

    10 votes
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  16. Creating a bookmark and adding item (direct) to a list

    When creating a bookmark and adding item (direct) to a list, enabling either ‘search’ function for the list or list them alphabetically or by most recently used. If you have many lists it can be hard and time-consuming to locate your list.

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are working on bookmarking functionality alongside our List Edit improvements, this will reduce the reliance on the bookmarklet feature and enable more resources to be accessible in the List Edit context. When this feature is released, we will revisit this idea to understand if it still has relevance.

  17. Is it possible to delete the notes added to items in the review section

    We make extensive use of the note functionality in our processes - collections assistants append notes on decisions to inform librarians and overseas colleagues of purchasing decisions. Some items end up with dozens of notes and when we make a mistake we have to add another note to say ignore the above note. Can we delete them instead?

    15 votes
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  18. Preset metadata fields for 'Has Part/Part Of'

    Would it be possible to have a number of preset fields that were automatically generated after selecting resource type?

    For example, after selecting chapter or article, could Aspire automatically generate fields for author, pages, date, web address? And then adding volume and issue when selecting article.

    And also have a different set of preset fields for book, journal etc in 'Is Part Of' if creating a bookmark from scratch.

    It would be a great time saving feature for our team here if it was possible. It would also encourage accurate and complete metadata on every bookmark.

    8 votes
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  19. Option to create a new blank list on the module screen

    When you create a new module you see the screen where you can link an existing list. It would be very handy at this point to have a button that says 'create a new list' that contains a hotlink to the new list page.
    (At present I have 'Create a new list' saved as a frequently used bookmark but this would be useful if using a different computer)

    2 votes
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  20. TADC number in reviews

    Currently in reviews beta the status of any digitisation requests appears (live, referred, rejected etc.) but it would be useful if the TADC number could be displayed. It would be even better if this number could be linked to the TADC request page to enable quick access to the request info.

    6 votes
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