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  1. Bookmark search

    Our academics have assumed that the search bookmark searched all fields. This does not seem to be the case. We would like to see searches covering the 'bib' detail of the contents of the bookmark including:-

    Author
    Serial Title
    Date

    As well as searching any notes they have added to the bookmark

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    • Sorting MyLists table

      From an acdademic ...

      It would be really useful if- on the

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        completed  ·  chrisc responded

        The My Lists table can now be sorted by clicking on the column headings.

      • Removing lists from 'my lists'

        Academic staff don't always teach the same courses year on year so they would need to be able to remove from their 'my lists' area- the ones for which they are no longer responsible.

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          This has been completed and delivered to product.

        • Alert when date format is incorrect

          Can the required date format/s be shown along side the date field when you Bookmark an item?

          Also can you implement a warning message if the date is wrong so that there is an opportunity to edit the date before adding to the list?

          At the moment- an article with a date in the format 2003-6-2 can be added to a list and you don't that there is an error until you check through the list and see the 'Unknown Error' message in place of any metadata.

          Annette

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            completed  ·  chrisc responded

            We removed the date format requirement from Aspire as what users were actually trying to convey was a date or time period string – sometimes a date, sometimes an approximation (~1900) sometimes a range (1901-1910)

          • New Talis Forum discussion group for Aspire

            As new universities are now coming on board with Aspire- could you set up a new Talis Forum discussion group for libraries to discuss day-to-day experiences of using Aspire?

            I think this would be useful as we are all likely to be at different stages of implementation and we could learn from each other's experiences. The Idea Scale is more for new ideas and suggestions- the Aspire Blog serves the purpose of keeping up-to-date with new releases - so it would be useful to have more of a discussion forum that Aspire customers could use.

            Annette

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              completed  ·  chrisc responded

              The JISC mailing list LIS-TALIS-ASPIRE is currently being used for this purpose.

            • Order of display results

              What isn't clear to me is why the reading lists and the modules they belong to don't appear together in the list of results displayed following a search. For example, if we search for 'Early childhood', we get a page of links in which 'International Comparisons in Early Childhood Care/Education appears as a List, and then further down the page we see U70171 - International Comparisons in Early Childhood Care/Education appearing separately. I can see that if you go into either the list or the module, you get to the same thing eventually, but I would have thought they should…

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                completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                Search has been refactored and the different types of results grouped

              • Share local marketing collateral

                Related to my idea on 'sharing experiences engaging with academics'- I've also been thinking about how Aspire is marketed to academics and students before- during and post-launch. Customers will be producing local marketing material- and Talis are also looking at generating material that customers could use. Would a place where all of this material could be gathered and shared be of interest?

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                • Use an API to let users provide feedback/ideas around the Talis Aspire site

                  Would be great if this ideascale could be pulled into an existing products microsite (such as http://www.talis.com/aspire) using some sort of API- either at sever or client level.

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                    Aspire ideas is now fully integrated into our website and new support site.

                  • Add a resource directly to a list without adding to My Bookmarks

                    My Bookmarks is an excellent feature for developing a store of resources for future use but when you know that you want to add 5 specific items from the catalogue- for example- you may not want or need to store these resources in My bookmarks. Using the same Bookmarkleting tool- would it be possible to have the choice of either adding directly to the list OR storing within My Bookmarks?

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                    • Adding a manual entry to a list

                      Although most published material can be found on a catalogue or database and imported using the Bookmarklet tool- there are some occasions when an item can't be found in this way- for example- an article from an obscure journal or unpublished material. In Edit View there is a the option to add a 'New Section' to the list - it would be useful to have a similar option to add a 'New Resource' to the list.

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                      • Ability to use Bookmarlet tool from AquaBrowser

                        We're currently using the AquaBrowser search and discovery platform as our Beta Catalogue and considering using as the default catalogue from the beginning of the new academic year. So knowing that we would be able to bookmark from AquaBrowser and link through to resources from within this interface is an important considerations.

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                        • Search for list

                          Rather than just allow direct URL links or browse an ever changing structure of the Uni it would be good if Aspire offered a search within our tenancy for specific lists.

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                          • Acquisitions Reporting

                            An essential part of Aspire will be the Acquisitions Reporting. Although- hopefully not a 'new idea' as such (Sussex and I expect other universities have discussed ideas around the Acquisitions Reporting with the development team) I thought it would be useful to open this idea out for discussion here to get an idea of how this part of Aspire will be developed.

                            How do you see the Acquisitions Reporting working? Is tagging individual resources an option? Would academics have the option to indicate how many copies to buy? Can 'not in stock' items be highlighted in some way on the…

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                              There is now an Acquisitions review report where users can query by date added, item type and importance. Data can also be exported to CSV for offline processing.

                            • Edit bookmarks

                              from two of our academics ...

                              Ability to edit bookmarks (including adding additional inforamtion) once in My Bookmarks

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                                Users can now edit bookmarks by clicking “Preview” and then “Edit resource”

                              • Export file

                                Any interim export file needs to have the following fields (more may follow)

                                ISBN/ISSN/DOI ...
                                Title
                                Journal title
                                Auther
                                Publisher
                                Pub year
                                Vol/Part/page
                                Edition
                                Recommended number of copies
                                Date of projected use
                                On other Aspire lists?
                                Expected number of students
                                Already in stock Y/N
                                Indicitive price
                                Academics name
                                Academics email
                                Notes

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                                  You can now do a CSV export of a list from the list outline page

                                • Recommendations management page

                                  It would be good if there was an Aspire page which could be accessed by all those with the authourity to approve a recommendation. This page would have Approveed or Rejected.

                                  Standard emails; pulling information from the requesteer's details and the details of the requested items would then be automatically sent. Those approving or rejecting would be able to edit the email.

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                                  • Save and publish

                                    it is important to remember that there are academics who want to maintain a 'dynamic link' as well as those who will want to work on a draft and publish later. I think the 'save and publish' and 'Save draft' way forward may make sense.

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                                    • Purchase suggestion choices

                                      Here at Plymouth we think our list would be:

                                      Essential
                                      Recommended
                                      Background / Optional
                                      Suggested student purchase

                                      (I'm guessing it will change- but for now that is the general concensus)

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                                        This is now complete – customers can opt to choose custom states (contact us and we will configure it for you) or accept the defaults (which are as described in the idea)

                                      • Reviewing a List View

                                        In the Publishing & Acquisitions Workflow Preview- the Title column gives the brief view of an entries metadata. We would like to be able to work online from this page and it would be really helpful to show the ISBN for an item. This will make it quicker to identify the correct item on our supplier database for ordering and hopefully provide a means for automatic linking to items that are not in stock once an order has been created on our LMS.

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                                          This is complete (see http://blogs.talis.com/aspire/2010/02/04/aspire-release-4th-february/) and will includes an identifiers column, which will display ISBN, ISSN, DOI as well as a LCN (Local Control Number). If present, the LCN will link into the library catalog. Seeing an item has an ISBN but no LCN might indicate:
                                          a) It isn’t in the library catalog
                                          b) The record isn’t linked to an item in the library catalog

                                        • Inform bookstore of changes to all lists

                                          Our campus bookshop would like to be notified everytime a list is modified. Ideally they would like to be emailed. (Apologies for posting this in the wrong place the last time- but it was my first post!)

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                                            The bookstore can subscribe to the “Changes to all lists” RSS feed from the home page of every Aspire tenancy.

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