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  1. Date item added to the reading list to be visible in Reviews 2.0

    While this is not crucial to our workflows, we have regularly found the date within the “added column” useful information. We realise that the list within 2.0 automatically sorts with the most recent items at the top, but the date added has in the past provided useful contextual information.

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    • Reviews 2 - Make "All instances of this item" the default view in the item pane

      “All instances of this item” should be made the default view, when looking at the review history notes within each item in Reviews 2.

      This cross-list functionality where the Acquisitions team can see each other’s review notes is one of the improved aspects of Reviews 2.

      Being able to view notes on "All Instances of this item" saves time, particularly with multiple lists submitted for review by the same owner, where there is considerable crossover of the same texts appearing on different lists, and the Acquisitions decision has already been made.

      Having it as the default view, instead of just…

      16 votes
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      • Print View Facility

        Some of our staff find it very helpful to print lists to use while they review them. This is particularly useful on very long lists when the review cant be completed in one sitting - it gives staff an immediate view of where they got to. Can this please be added to 2.0?

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        • Ability to set default link for Online Resource button

          At present when bookmarking electronic material the default order for links used for the Online Resource button is:

          1. Open URL
          2. DOI
          3. Web Address

          It would be useful if this could be configured for individual tenancies, as some customers may wish to have a different default order.

          13 votes
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          • Improved RIS support for import and export of citations to other reference manager software

            Currently, Talis allows mapping of RIS data in and out of Talis as detailed here: http://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/206848335-Mapping-RIS-fields-to-Talis-Aspire
            We would like "editor" and authors of chapters to be included in this to allow greater specificity for importing and exporting citations from other systems such as zotero.

            3 votes
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            • Show on the Review screen when list was last reviewed, or which are new items

              At the moment in the Review screen for any individual list, there is nothing to indicate when a list was last previously reviewed, or which items have been added since the last review. (You can obviously see items in the order they have been added; but in order to know which are new since the last review, you need to know the previous review date, and that doesn't display - you have to remember to go and search for it in Reviews before starting to review the list.)

              Obviously if all your staff are using the Log when they review…

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              • We would like to be able to see the academic year in the list drop-down when adding a bookmark using the "add to list" option.

                At present we have several year's worth of lists visible within Talis Aspire. Academics can not tell which list is the current year list when adding new items to their lists using the "add to list" option while editing. It would improve their ease of use if they could see which list is for which academic year.

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                • Include further bibliographic info in All List Items report - specifically book publisher

                  We are using report data to trigger ordering and identify high demand text books across thousands of reading lists. Having publisher information in the report would make our workflow substantially more efficient. I'm hoping this may be included as part of the work to improve Reviews.

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                  • Reporting: adding web address data when exporting from a reading list

                    When viewing a list in 'My Lists', there is an option to "Export". This provides a table with the following columns: Date Added, Title, Type, Item Link, Local Control Number, ISBN10, ISBN13, ISSN, EISSN, DOI, Importance, Note for Student, and Note for Library.

                    At Monash, we would like to have the web address included in the fields that are exported. It could sit adjacent to the 'DOI' column. This will be advantageous to us because we have to suppress and unsuppress our links to digitised items for copyright reasons and we would be able to identify the digitised items using…

                    8 votes
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                    • Allow Google to crawl reading lists

                      Google is currently blocked by Talis from crawling reading lists, however other search engines are not. Google is currently the most popular search engine and allowing it to crawl and index reading lists would enhance discoverability.

                      2 votes
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                      • Automatic Online Resource if item has DOI

                        Would it be possible to have the Online Resource box automatically ticked if the item has a DOI? The box is checked for eBooks and websites so just wondered if this could be replicated for journal articles.

                        3 votes
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                          completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                          We have implemented this as optional behaviour, raise a support ticket if you would like this behaviour enabled

                        • Changes to student numbers visible in review history

                          As lists are now being resubmitted for the next academic year, student numbers on modules are changing, and that means we may need to purchase more copies of books. At the moment we can't see if student numbers have gone up from within Talis - we have to log each reading list in a spreadsheet and check this every time. If changes to student numbers were visible in the review history, this would make our workflow much more streamlined and we wouldn't need the spreadsheet workaround.

                          2 votes
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                          • Have a "global" or "select multiple" option for completing reading lists.

                            We are currently set for receiving lists for review every time changes are saved. As our copyright team are working through, we have 500 lists coming into our review screen all of which need to be completed for rollover, but that we don't need to actually do any work on. If we could select these and "complete all selected" this would be much faster - at the moment we're going into each one individually, which is taking a lot of time.

                            2 votes
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                            • Pending Digitised Content Requests to display in Review list

                              While a list is been reviewed it will be good to have an extra column in Review lists, where the pending digitisation requests could display. This will make the reviewer aware that there is a pending digitisation request instead of placing the book in a Reserve Collection.

                              4 votes
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                              • Ability to filter on 'Lists Reviewed' within the All Lists report

                                As we are beginning to start planning for 2014/15 reading lists, we are trying to establish an effective method for tracking whether a list has been Reviewed or not.

                                The All Lists report has all the other fields required for such a report - is it possible for you to add:
                                'List Reviewed' = Yes / No as a filter on this report, Show the 'Review Status' as well show the 'Last Reviewed date' in the report so that we could manage Reviews more effectively?

                                Annette Moore
                                University of Sussex

                                6 votes
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                                  completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                  The All lists report is the next one we are picking up to report directly from the database. ‘Last review date’ and ‘Reviewed by’ are additional columns I have asked to be included when we do this, including a filter for review status.

                                • Ability to archive multiple completed reviews

                                  In "All Reviews" the option to archive multiple completed reviews rather than, at present, one at a time

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Include the author in All List Items reports

                                    We would find it really useful to include the author in the All List Items report. Not all items on the current report include an ISBN which means it can be difficult to work out which item is required for books with common titles and without having to constantly check back to the original record on Aspire.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Unit codeshown in review screen

                                      Colleagues new to reviewing taking advantage of the direct link to ordering would like a visual cue for this it would simplify the ordering process.

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                                      • Make the OpenURL link for articles optional

                                        The OpenURL link will only work successfully for articles which are found in your electronic journal subscriptions. For articles which are in open access journals or in your print collection, the OpenURL link will always fail, which may lead your students to believe they cannot access the article.

                                        Make the display of the OpenURL link for articles optional so it can be suppressed for open access, print or other articles which will not be found via your link resolver.

                                        22 votes
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                                        • Bulk assign a set of reviews to a reviewer

                                          There is no way to bulk assign a set of reviews to a reviewer. For example if you add 12 ebooks to different modules and publish the lists, you will then need to assign all these lists for review so you can review the item and close the review. This will flag that the list does not need attention. At the moment you need to filter by requested review and unassign then assign the book to yourself for each book.

                                          This takes time. It would be better if there was a check box on the screen so you could select…

                                          5 votes
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