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  1. Extend search and indexing for My Bookmarks

    The search facility in My Bookmarks appears only to pull back the Title index. At a minimum it would be useful to add some other key fields (notably Author) to that search. It would be good to offer an Advanced search option too, with field specific selection choices

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  2. Download Current Hierarchy

    In order automate the management of the Hierarchy, it would be useful to know what items are currently on the system. Bonus points for the facility to download which have lists attached. My preverence would be to download a simple csv, in the same structure used to upload the initial list

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Hi, it’s now possible to download the hierarchy in CSV format from the new All nodes report. Also, there are a suite of reports to cover the ‘empty nodes’ requirement discussed in Ian’s comment.

  3. Book chapter as resource type

    'Book chapter' is currently unavailable as a resource type, we would like to see this made available to use when referring to a specific book chapter, or range of chapters within a book

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  4. 'Back to top' / 'Back to TOC' link in long lists

    The TOC functionality allows downwards/forward navigation in long lists, but there is no equivalent upwards/backwards link. Could such a link be defaulted (premised on a business rule about list item length, perhaps)?

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Improved ToC functionality now includes a docking ToC which is always visible as you scroll through a list and allows you to jump to any section

  5. Tracking academic involvment

    It would be really helpful (for unmediated services) to be able to track the activities of academics. Things like:-

    When they were registered
    Did they accept the invitation
    When they first created/edited a list
    How often they are in 'edit' mode on the lists

    Matt has provided us a text-file of the email adresses that invites have gone out to- but that was a 'one-off' request and while helpful- it cannot really help with the engagement and 'user ed' work my subject librarian friends want to do.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We have delivered this through the user activity console – please email Ian Corns to gain access

  6. Include edition field in item reports

    The all items report includes most of the metadata that belongs to an item, but does not include the edition statement. Doing so would make it possible to see at a glance what items are added to lists and how they are formatted - identify edition statements in words, for example, which have implications for reference formatting. The editions functionality in reviews does something different, and does not allow you to create reports like this. Given how few fields there are in item records, we should be able to report on all of them.

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    We have released a change to the All List items report export, you can now view the following data:

    Edition

    This will help you identifying editions used in reading lists across your tenancy.

  7. Allow Google to crawl reading lists

    Google is currently blocked by Talis from crawling reading lists, however other search engines are not. Google is currently the most popular search engine and allowing it to crawl and index reading lists would enhance discoverability.

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  8. Changes to student numbers visible in review history

    As lists are now being resubmitted for the next academic year, student numbers on modules are changing, and that means we may need to purchase more copies of books. At the moment we can't see if student numbers have gone up from within Talis - we have to log each reading list in a spreadsheet and check this every time. If changes to student numbers were visible in the review history, this would make our workflow much more streamlined and we wouldn't need the spreadsheet workaround.

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  9. Have a "global" or "select multiple" option for completing reading lists.

    We are currently set for receiving lists for review every time changes are saved. As our copyright team are working through, we have 500 lists coming into our review screen all of which need to be completed for rollover, but that we don't need to actually do any work on. If we could select these and "complete all selected" this would be much faster - at the moment we're going into each one individually, which is taking a lot of time.

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  10. Adding the Publisher as a field to the 'All List Items Report'

    This would allow us to sort all of our essential texts by publisher which would help us to target e-book negotiations with publishers where we know that we require a large number of texts

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  11. "Library notes" in report

    It would be useful to be able to produce a report showing "library notes" alongside item information (ideally a column in the All List Items report). This would make it easier for us to identify new / changed library notes, regardless of whether the list had been submitted for review.

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  12. Archived Lists report should show who archived the list

    Simple common sense request. Useful information in the system should be accessible in general, but this is a specific one that I was advised to add as an Idea by Support..

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This report was not included in the new live reports, but this functionality has been provided in the All lists report

  13. csv option in Roles and Invites

    we would like a csv export option in Roles and Invites so we can view all users in one document that we can manipuate

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  14. Create a filter for Aspire role in All User Profiles report

    The All User Profiles report would be improved with a filter for Aspire role. There's no way of knowing who has what role unless you export the spreadsheet and filter it that way, or look at individual users

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  15. Reporting from live data

    I doubt this will be possible given your current architecture but we would really like to be able to report on live data. All our other systems can handle reports running on live data and it is especially important in certain situations, e.g. after roll over or any other batch functions (when they become possible) so we immediately know what happened and can continue working - or request an undo if we spot that we've messed something up!

    (It would also be useful given that recent problems in transferring the data to the system that we report from haven't always…

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  16. Have the Table of Contents for long lists open by default

    Have the Table of Contents for long lists open by default (without having to use the [show] link). Perhaps there could be two links:

    [show] [show always]

    (or when open)

    [hide] [hide always]

    This could describe the default open/close status of the list, as set by the list publisher.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Whilst not addressing this particular suggestion i.e. opening by default, the ToC improvements should alleviate the issues underlying this suggestion. The ToC is now clearer, stays docked and will can remain open and visible while scrolling through a list

  17. Convert / export items into popular referencing formats (Harvard etc)

    This is done by many resources - Summon for example. The formatted record can be copied or e-mailed.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The list bibliography view which has been introduced converts a list into a citation style which can be copied.

  18. Reports with more fields

    Could we please have some fields within reports as standard. If reporting about items I would like a a baseline to see the ISBN/ISSN/LCN number for stock held in the Library and ISBN/ISSN for items not held. Also, any reports that show titles should also conatin the code so that it is easy to match.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    I’m closing this as most of the suggestions have been addressed in the newer reports. The exceptions are: The acquisitions report was retired some time ago. We are currently unable to report on user activity (log-in information), whilst we are unable to ‘nest’ the hierarchy report at this point.

  19. Linking Aspire to Alto

    This suggestion has come from one of our Subject Librarians who wondered if it possible to connect Alto and Aspire so that items that appear on an Aspire reading list are noted as such in Alto? This would be useful when withdrawing items/updating editions.

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  20. Resource Type - Film

    We have a large film collection and also subscribe to BoB.

    It would be great to have a resource Type for Audio-Visual materials as book can be misleading as we may have a film and book of the same title.

    If can it also default to appropriate fields then that would be even more efficient.

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