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  1. Hide page header / footer when Aspire is embedded e.g. within VLE

    Allow secitons of the page (i.e. header and potentially footer) to be hidden when the Aspire page is embedded within another page e.g. inside the VLE

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  2. "Borrow this" - change to "Find this"

    At least one user has interpreted the "Borrow this" button in the Availability applet to mean "Reserve this". Could this be clarified by rewording it to "Find this" instead?

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  3. Free text within lists

    Could we have the facility to add free text between items in a list. This might be used eg when a listowner wants to comment on a few books without creating a section for them.

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  4. Print formatted list directly from browser

    To enable academics and students to print out appropriately formatted Resource Lists for physical reference and annotation, additional print CSS configurations should be added to the appropriate Aspire page views to support a correctly formatted print presentation, rather than a simple print-out of the fully rendered web page.

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  5. Library Availability and electronic content

    When electronic material records are pulled from the Library Catalogue, the $856 URL is extracted to become the URL of the resource in Talis. In the absence of Holdings data for these items, the Library Availability look-up is reported as unavailable. It might be preferable if the look-up script checked (against a set of rules) the presence of certain values in the Aspire record for the resource (such as a Web address or electronic resource format) and then not attempt the look-up, but instead present the end user a message such as: "This electronic material is available online. Access it…

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  6. Combining Edit Functions

    At the moment there are two edit buttons with separate functions. The first (when in edit mode for the whole list) allows you to add a "Note for Student" and choose from the "Importance" drop-down menu. The second appears once an item has been selected and appears as "Edit this Resource" allowing you to add / correct fields such as Author, Title, etc. If it were possible it would be easier for users if these two edit functions were combined.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    It’s now possible to edit the item metadata right from within the list editor

  7. Share experiences on engaging with academics

    I think it would be useful to have somewhere where customers could share successes (and failures) in engaging academics with Aspire. This could be simple tips and 'funny' stories- to detailed strategies and approaches you have applied with assessments on the outcome.

    I'm not sure what form this community would be delivered in- but would be keen to know if people thought it would be valuable.

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  8. Add bookmark directly to a list

    It would be useful to be able to 'refresh' My Bookmarks list from within the Edit List view as there may be an item that you want to add to a list but that you haven't yet bookmarkleted. If you move away from the list and Bookmarklet the resource- at the moment it is necessary to Save and close the list you are working on and go back into Edit List in order for the new Bookmark item to appear in the list in Edit view.

    Ideally- from the library perspective it would be very useful to be able to…

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  9. Status of New Resource Lists and Acquisitions

    When a new list is created and saved- it is instantly live. In order to allow the list creator to decide when the list is finished and ready to be made public or ready for the library to acquire resources for the course- other options for status of a list are needed.

    Suggestions: Draft- Finished- Published- Archived

    Idea: A status 'Finished' could automatically generate a report to the library so that they can acquire the necessary resources for the course. This kind of report would need to include course information as well as some indication around the importance of each…

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  10. Managing 'My Lists'

    Could My Lists view be developed to include managing lists- showing status of lists and maybe to be able to filter lists by status or by department?

    Regardless of the extent to which the library or academics are involved in the creation of lists- someone- somewhere will need to see an overview and be able to provide statistics.

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  11. Improving sorting of bookmarks

    From one of our academics ...

    Improved sorting of bookmarks in MyBookmarks area.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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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    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)

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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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  20. 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.

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