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  1. Switch off forced reviews for library staff editing lists

    Only acadmic staff need the force review tool and not library/admin staff. Library staff edit numerous lists - we now have to start and complete reviews for our editing.

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    • Filters in review remain set

      It would be useful if the filters a reviewer applies were saved to their profile or at least existed for the session while they were performing the review.
      Currently the filters reset if the reviewer makes changes to a resource requiring filters to be reset to their preference each time.

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      • Add new edition alert to library view

        At TAUG (02/2013) a new alert was shown that will tell academics creating a list if they're adding an item for which a newer edition exists.

        We feel it's librarians who will want this more than academics, and it would be very useful as an addition to the library view of the list - probably in the reviews screen. Please can it be added there?

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        • New legal and law resources types

          We bookmark a lot of law cases and reports. But currently there does not seem to be a suitable description for them under Resource Type. Is it possible to have Resource Types 'LegalCaseDocument ' and 'Legislation'? This will make much more sense to users instead of bookmarking a law report as a web page or an article. Thank you.

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            completed  ·  4 comments  ·  Resource Types  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Default to preference when "create and add to list"

            Create and add to list : always default to list currently being worked on, and section

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              3 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

              Lists are now presented in the order of the most recently worked on.

            • Search by list owner

              It would be helpful as sometimes the only information we have is the lecturer's name and subject area

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                2 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Extending the Bookmarklet's coverage

                The extension of the number of publishers, platforms and online services with which the Bookmarklet is compatible will be a key requisite for widespread academic adoption, and I've a number of suggestions:

                1) Customers should be able to view a domain level report, filterable by time span, of the 'most popular' domain sources of Bookmarked items in their tenancy

                2) Customers should try to agree a priority list of publishers and platforms to assist Talis in identifying the priorities for the expansion of the Bookmark's coverage

                3) Talis should publish (for customers) a guide indicating how the Bookmark works on…

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                  2 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                  Although we have not implemted the exact specification that Richard describes here, have released the dynamic bookmarklet which has considerably extended the coverage of the bookmarklet and more importantly, we are now able to include new sites much easier and quicker. The Bookmarking Recognisers Suggestions forum will be used going forward to collect suggestions for new sites to include in the coverage.

                • Only cross-reference Books in "View Breakdown" Reviews 2 - or display the Material Type

                  The “View Breakdown” figures should only cross-reference Books that appear on other lists.
                  It should not cross-reference resources that have been created as Chapters.

                  From an acquisitions perspective, books are treated very differently to chapters.

                  If only a chapter is needed, it can be scanned and the digitised reading provided to the students at a low cost.

                  If the entire book is needed, we will purchase the required number of copies.

                  The View Breakdown tool cross-references books that appear on other lists AND chapters (with the same ‘parent’ ISBN) – without making any visible distinction between the two. This means…

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                    0 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    We have added Resource type(s) to the ‘Student no.:’ – ‘View Breakdown’ screen within Reviews as a consultancy request from London School of Economics. It was felt others may find this a useful addition so has been enabled for all tenancies.

                  • 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.

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                      completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Delete list in draft

                      We'd like to be able to delete draft lists without first having to publish them

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                        completed  ·  1 comment  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Previous review data for items which appear on live lists

                        It would be useful to view previous review data for items which appear on live lists (i.e. list(s) it is on and the review outcome). This would allow acquisitions staff to quickly gauge whether there is sufficient stock for the total number of students or if an item has already been ordered for another course.

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                          2 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                          We are exploring some ideas around this as part of the reviews work we are doing

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                            3 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                            Following phase 3 of the database re-architecture, it is now possible to select multiple lists and remove from My Lists

                          • Move the Library availability applet

                            At the moment the Library Availability applet is on the bottom right of the screen. But it is arguably one of the most important things for a student. How about moving it to top right - or giving us the ability to customise this?

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                              0 comments  ·  Widgets & APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              completed  ·  chrisc responded

                              We’ve now moved this applet further towards the top of the screen, just under the “This item appears on…” area.

                            • Importing citataions

                              From one of our academics ...

                              Being able to import bookmark items from Delicious (others would want endnote).

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                                6 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                completed  ·  chrisc responded

                                This feature is complete but we are beta testing it with a small group of academics before making it generally available. This is so we can ensure the import is working for a wide range of situations.

                              • Easier way to remove completed lists from the Review screen

                                We have a large number of lists in the Reviews screen in the acquisitions area. We want to reduce it because the list takes so long to load.
                                However, whenever we set a list to "Remove From View" the whole screen reloads. Therefore removing half a dozen lists can soemtimes take half an hour of staff time.
                                Additionally, we have a large team of staff adding lists. therefore, in the time it takes to remove lists, more have been added, meaning that we are unable to get on top of this issue.
                                We would like the paged changed, so that…

                                12 votes
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                                • Change the display of journal article details

                                  The current display of issue, page end, page start, volume is not helpful to our users who would prefer: volume, issue, page start, page end

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                                    0 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow the images of book covers to appear in the actual reading list

                                    In the detailed display there is a small image of the book. One of our student reps is asking for this to be displayed in the actual list as a visual prompt to the book they should be reading. Given we have dyslexic students and many in design related subjects who are visual learners, the more visual the lists could be the better.

                                    11 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Search by title in reports module

                                      We'd like to be able to search by title in the Reports module, rather than having to export all to csv and search from there.

                                      This would be particularly useful for us when ebook contracts end, so we can quickly and easily search which list(s) have those items.

                                      10 votes
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                                        We have introduced three new filters on the All List items report which should make it easier to search for and report on specific works, Title, ISBN-10 and ISBN-13.

                                      • Removal of duplicates during the review stage

                                        When reviewing a list every instance of the bookmarked resource appears. Sorting the resources by title groups them together for the most part (this misses out instances where a chapter in the work has been added under the chapter title). It would be good if Aspire could display resources once only regardless of the number of times it appears on the list.

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                                        • Pop-up reminder... to request review/publish

                                          It might help staff to have a reminder to request review/publish when they are making changes to their lists. We have a large number of lists where there are either unpublished changes or staff have forgotten to request review to start up the acquisitions process. A po-up could help draw their attention to further action needed, thank you.
                                          Min Allen
                                          University of Roehampton

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                                            2 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                            This is now done, please contact support if you would like this option enabled

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