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  1. Improving sorting of bookmarks

    From one of our academics ...

    Improved sorting of bookmarks in MyBookmarks area.

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    • Recommendations rejection update

      Reasons why a recommendation is rejected should be given - selected from a pull-down list. Reasons could include:

      Insufficient funds
      Out of print
      Unavailble to the University
      Already in stock

      I'm sure there are others

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      • 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

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          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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              completed  ·  chrisc responded

              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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                        completed  ·  chrisc responded

                        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)

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