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  1. 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.

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  2. Bulk assign a set of reviews to a reviewer

    There is no way to bulk assign a set of reviews to a reviewer. For example if you add 12 ebooks to different modules and publish the lists, you will then need to assign all these lists for review so you can review the item and close the review. This will flag that the list does not need attention. At the moment you need to filter by requested review and unassign then assign the book to yourself for each book.

    This takes time. It would be better if there was a check box on the screen so you could select…

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  3. Automatic Send for review on publishing or updating a list

    It would be very helpful if Send for review happened automatically when a list is published or updated- ideally to a group email address or Aspire group we set the permissions for.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The ability to configure the system to force a review request when a publish happens has been completed. (See this release notice: http://support.talisaspire.com/entries/26390701-Talis-Aspire-Reading-Lists-Release-13th-February-2014)

    Please raise a support ticket to specify your configuration preference. The ability to configure review notifications to go to a group email address or to a role that has the receive review notification already exists, please contact support if you need assistance with that

  4. Add report for seeing usage (logins etc) by academics

    There is still no way we can see who is using Aspire and how often. This was discussed as a key area of reports way back at the MIS day and is essential for supporting academic engagement strategies. We need to know which academics have logged in to Aspire, when they last logged in, how often they log in, which academics haven't logged in, all over user-selected date ranges.

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  5. More control over the presentation of bonus content

    Currently, Aspire takes anything in the 856 field and identifies the item as an electronic resource. We use the 856 field to include bonus content, such as a link to Table of Contents or links to publisher's websites. This is very confusing for students who click on the resource, thinking it is an e-book, only to find it is a hard copy

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    We have made some changes to the way that the information from the 856 is pulled across when bookmarking to exclude the bonus content. This will improve the student experience when accessing resources.

  6. Add archive options at rollover

    We want to be able to pick by school or department whether or not we want to automatically archive the previous time period's lists at the point of rollover.
    (We've not done a rollover yet so haven't seen the screen in order to add further details/requests, but I understand from Support this isn't possible.)
    Thanks.

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  7. Ability for a tenancy to add their own messages to Aspire users on the Home page

    It would be very useful for an individual tenancy to customise an area on the Home page of Aspire - I kind of news feed area, possibly scrolling text. We could keep users informed of any down time or alert users to new developments on Aspire.

    Annette

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  8. Additional field 'Editor' in bookmarklet

    Sometimes monographs have authors of individual chapters but an overall editor. It is misleading to add their names as authors of the book in the 'Is Part of' tab when citing digitised chapters. Including 'Editor' as an optional additional field would improve these citations.

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  9. All items report - additional values

    One of the most obvious uses for the All Items report in the Reports section is to profile resources in a Tenancy by Type. Can the report be extended to include - Type (to enable a report on the spread of Types) and by a value which would distinguish electronic from non-electronic resource (such as the inclusion of a DOI or Web address), so that the split between electronic and non-electronic items can easily be calculated.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This report has already been improved to include type and the DOI. Web address has now been included in the CSV export also

  10. Display the 'Term' of lists in the Reports results

    Is it possible to show the 'Term' for a list in the new Reports function results? For management statistics we are often comparing one year to another and we have recently decided that we will keep the current year and the previous 2 years of lists on Aspire before archiving a list.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Time period is now one of the columns and filters in teh All Lists BETA report

  11. Enabling lists to be sorted by importance

    Allow a student to be able to see resources on a list grouped by their assigned importance i.e. all the essential reading, all the recommended etc

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  12. Tenancy level custom 404 pages

    Where a deep-link to a location in a Tenancy is malformed and produces a 404 error (such as http://resourcelists.ntu.ac.uk/modules/snbx/lists) Aspire you not present a generic 404 dead-end but a custom 404 capture page - including navigation options and links and the ability to report the error.

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  13. Allow administrators to manually create or edit hierarchy nodes (schools, modules, courses)

    Users with the node administrator permission will be able to create new or edit existing nodes (schools, courses, modules) in the hierarchy (i.e. the node name, code, description and parent).

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  14. Implement devolved permissions

    On completion of this story, users would be assigned roles on login according to what is sent across in the SAML Response. These roles would be sourced from a central authority outside of Aspire.

    Running in this mode, Aspire would no longer have control or responsibility over how roles are assigned to users, and would be merely taking a lead from information passed in the response. The process for a user assuming a role would occur outside the system boundary.

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  15. Alternative authority catalogue for physical stock items not held by local library

    We're thinking through how the Bookmark tool could better support academic creation of a list where an academic wants to add items not yet held by the library (which may be subsequently purchased). To ensure that the library gets a good quality Bibliographic record from which to work, is it possible that alternative catalogues, such as COPAC (http://copac.ac.uk/) or the BL catalogue (http://catalogue.bl.uk/) could be configured to work with the bookmarking tool. We could then clearly advise academics: "If you don't find it in the library catalogue, try COPAC or the BL." I'm not currently clear…

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We’re currently assessing the best way to implement this. We’ve been in contact with COPAC and are looking at Open Library. A solution closer to home would be to utilise the union catalog held in Talis Base.
    My initial investigations show that coverage could be extended to WorldCat (and others) by making use of COINS metadata to pass the identifiers to Aspire, whereby Aspire would then look up those in your local catalog first, and then a union (if there was no local record).
    We plan to implement this feature during September.

  16. Making setting the importance of an item for Acquisition more obvious

    Marking the importance of items on a list is essential information in order for the Library to ensure additional copies and new titles are ordered when resourcing a course. I would like to see the 'importance' drop-down list and 'note to library field' having a higher visibility . I think this needs to be done at the point of adding an item to a list - - currently a tutor would need to go back into each item they have added to a list to mark the 'importance'. When you Create and Add an Item directly to a list- a…

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  17. Expand list of academic disciplines and/or make the list customizable

    Expand list of academic disciplines and/or make the list customizable.

    We have received a request to add Built Environment to the list as there is no equivalent discipline available

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    Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) – Profile screen in Talis Aspire Reading Lists no longer asks for ‘Main Discipline’, this was based on feedback, that it didn’t cover enough variation or localisation on subjects. As it wasn’t mandatory, no meaningful trends could be gleamed from the data available so we decided this was no longer adding value and have therefore removed. We will keep an open watch on this to see the feedback that we get from this being removed.

  18. Pending Digitised Content Requests to display in Review list

    While a list is been reviewed it will be good to have an extra column in Review lists, where the pending digitisation requests could display. This will make the reviewer aware that there is a pending digitisation request instead of placing the book in a Reserve Collection.

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  19. All List Items Report to include Student Notes

    We would find it useful for the All List Items Report to include Student Notes, just like it includes Library Notes.
    With a Library managed list building model, we would like to use this as an overall quality control including checks for typos and consistency of message and to check on bookmarks created for chapters which we weren't able to scan due to copyright restrictions (as we include a Student Note to direct the student to the chapter in this instance).
    At the moment, it's only possible to see this information list by list.

    Cheers,

    SvG

    Stacey van Groll
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  20. Reviewing draft list - difficult to read text with a grey background

    When reviewing a list the item area is greyed out if the review is for a draft list. It's not easy to read the text with a grey background. The only way to stop a draft list from being a draft is to publish it but we don't want to publish a list until a review is completed. If it’s necessary to warn staff that the list being reviewed is a draft list, we would like this information to be displayed in some other way.

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