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  1. Search draft lists

    Would like to have the ability to search for lists that are 'Draft'. Would not like this to be available publically, but for library staff who are currently managing the set up of lists at implementation, to be able to search for lists that are in progress.

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  2. Viewing additional metadata in the Review screen

    We are currently looking at the workflow for ordering books on Coutts OASIS database and piloting working directly from the Review screen list in Aspire. However, a title search often results in too many hits and an ISBN in a direct hit but does not show other available edition (in particular the availability of a later edition or an e-book). It would be useful to have an 'overlay' in the title field showing additional metadata for the item (author, publisher, year etc) so that library staff could easily do an author/title search of our supplier database without having to click…

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  3. Profiles for Permissions

    Now that we are allocating different permissions to both library staff and academics- it would be useful to be able to see user profiles with their various permission levels. Are there any planned developments around this issue?

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    This profile element of this feature has now been released – soon, we’ll add the user’s permissions to this profile (viewable only by role admins).

  4. Search by item

    It would be really useful for librarians doing stock work to be able to search Aspire by item to see if an item they are reviewing is on a reading list.

    Such a search feature may also be useful to academics wanting to check they have a particular item on any of their lists without having to search each list.

    7 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.

    If this is still something you feel would benefit academics than please do raise a new idea.

  5. Ability to select lists for rollover

    Add the ability to rollover selected lists rather than all lists in a teaching period. We frequently have units for example which run in semester one in one year, and then semester two in the next. Hence, we need to be able to rollover semester one units to different teaching periods.

    7 votes
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  6. Delete a list rather than archive it

    It would be useful to have the option to delete a list in addition to the archive option. While archiving can be very useful as a historical record and to be able to copy the content, there are lists that academic staff do not want any record of i.e. they could decide that a list is so out of date that it would be bad for anyone to see it. And there are training lists / examples for advertising it would be useful to get rid of as they have no purpose beyond their initial set up.

    7 votes
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  7. Adding a 'has part' facility - for book chapters and journal articles

    A Liaison Librarian member of our Resource List project group is finding the management of book chapters (and by implication journal articles) through the Bookmarking tool vexing.

    The scenario is this: a List Publisher wants to add an entry for a book chapter for a print book held in the library. Using the browser plug-in, they bookmark the book from the library catalogue, but in the Bookmark preview screen there is only the option to indicate that this item is 'Part of...' something else, whereas what the Publisher of the List wants to do is indicate that this item 'Has…

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  8. Adding a Cancel button to the Bookmark item preview screen

    In the Bookmark Item preview screen ('Add this item to your bookmarks') a third 'Cancel' button needs to be added alongside the 'Create and 'Create & Add' buttons. Clicking on this would return the browser to the source screen. Once at the preview screen, there is no option within Aspire not to proceed with Bookmarking the Item - while, of course, a List editor may have (a) changed their mind; (b) selected the wrong thing; or perhaps more commonly (c) be disappointed by the quality of the extracted metadata (Title, URL, 'Web Page' type) for non-supported platforms and not want…

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  9. Have you read this? - Tagging

    Responses from a recent Aspire focus group with undergraduates showed that although they felt the 'Have you read this' tagging was a useful feature- most would only use it if they could display a list of items tagged as 'planning to read' or 'have read'. Other suggestions were to indicate the 'read' status in the main resource list view.

    7 votes
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  10. digitisations

    Can we change the wording in reading lists for digitised readings to 'PDF' rather than 'digitisation" and 'click here to get pdf' rather than
    'To view the digitised content for this item please log in'.
    I dont think some people understand the word digitisation and that they have to click on that to see the reading. Today I had an academic who also wanted this information higher up in the page because she didnt even see it

    6 votes
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    The new list view has allowed us to review the wording and how a digitisation is linked to, to make this more inline with the other item information in the list. This should resolve the issue of students not being able to spot the link to the digitisation.

  11. 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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  12. Don't limit bookmarks search to first 250 items

    In list edit, if you use the search function to find a bookmark it will only search within the first 250 boomarks. If you have many hundreds of bookmarks your need to scroll through many pages of bookmarks to find the one you need. This is very time consuming for people with hundreds or thousands of items bookmarked.

    The search function should search ALL your bookmarks not just the first 250.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We declined this idea back in 2015 but as part of the New List Edit refresh we have been able to tackle this by the adding of the Quick Add feature into the list itself and the bookmark results are not limited by 250 anymore.

    If you’ve not yet seen the New List Edit or the Quick Add feature do raise a support ticket.

  13. Have all list action options for draft lists as well as published (delete, archive, copy, etc)

    When a list is in draft status, you are missing a lot of list editing options. We would like all options possible for published lists to be possible for draft lists as they could all be useful.

    6 votes
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  14. Add ability to batch publish (etc) lists

    We need to be able to search/select lists, tick the ones we want to carry out a batch function on, and batch publish them.

    Other batch functions are also required, such as unpublish, add note, assign list publisher, assign list owner... [Um, I already put batch assign list owner in a separate idea, maybe this should all just be one?]

    6 votes
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  15. More Suppliers Options in Request Review

    Currently we have 'Find in Coutts Oasis' and 'Check price at Abebooks' available as sources of information under the Identifiers column in list Review.

    Is it possible to either add to this list or have suppliers of local choice?

    Dawson Enter is our source of choice for acquisitions checks, followed by Amazon.

    6 votes
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  16. Improve Delete Warning when removing a list section

    Various people have mentioned nodes and sections of lists being deleted by they-know-not-who. Hopefully these deletions have been made accidentally. Would it be possible to install a warning button "Are you sure you wish to delete...?"

    6 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This has not yet been scheduled but we plan to address this by improving the warning to: “Deleting this section will also remove all the resources in it from your list. Are you sure you want to remove this section and all the items in it?”

  17. Allow an administrator to bulk rollover lists to a new time period

    An administrator specifies a "from" period and a "to" period, and then asks the system to perform a bulk rollover.

    The system finds all lists that are currently assigned to the specified "from" period that haven't already been copied manually and assigned to the specified "to" period. For all given matches, the system creates a copy of these lists and automatically assigns them to the "to" period.

    For example, the following lists exist before rollover (list name/time period shown):

    "Financial Accounting and reporting", "Autumn Term 08/09"
    "Advanced Financial Accounting and reporting", "Autumn Term 08/09"
    "Advanced Financial Accounting and reporting", "Spring…

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  18. Selective export to Bibliographic Management Software (RefWorks, EndNote)

    Students should be able to:

    Flag, tag, tick or basket selected items in a Resource List (or Lists) and then export them to one of the standard Bibliographic Management applications, such as RefWorks or Endnote.

    For RefWorks, and other systems, a direct export facility should be offered; with a RIS formatted indirect export as a fallback.

    Aspire is not a Bibliographic Management application, but needs to integrate as easily as possible with applications which are. Students who are being encouraged to consult materials in their studies will want to be able to cite and refer to those materials in their…

    6 votes
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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    I’m marking this idea as completed. We’ve got some more enhancements to do here, including selective export of citations (which we’re planning to implement from the My Bookmarks screen) but the spirit of this idea is now delivered to the application. For enhancements, please raise new ideas or email LIS-ASPIRE where there is an active thread discussing this feature.

  19. Bookmark tool for Safari

    We are now starting to get uptake from some of our Arts and Technology types and their prefered browser is Safari; getting a bookmarlet tool for that would be helpful - or is there a work-around?

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  20. 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.

    5 votes
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