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  1. Screen design for license

    At the top of every list we have a large prominent diaply for the license consisting of both the logo, including the conditions, and then another spelling out of the conditions again. This is both heavy on the eye (why repeat it twice?) and an incitement for academic staff to quibble. Could we just have the logo without spelling it out twice?

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  2. Need ability to link module to multiple departments

    In our hierarchy we have some modules which are taken across various departments within a school. We can currently only create a new module under one department, we can't link it to multiple departments. We need this ability.

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  3. retaining student numbers

    We've just discovered that the student numbers data is removed when a review on a list is completed. We need this information to be retained, it's no use having it there just for a review and then when looking back for alterations etc it's no longer there. It should be retained and displayed on the list page for the appropriate logged in users (i.e. those with list publishing rights over that list/the tenancy).

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  5. allowing attaching lists to modules without using My Lists

    Library staff need to attach all the loaded lists to modules and need to attach academics' lists to modules currently too. At the moment they have to go to the list, Add to My Lists, go to the module, choose that list, go back to My Lists and remove it again. Could there be a 'list search' box for the library staff role so that they can search for the list and attach it to the module without having to add it to their My Lists and then remove it again? Thanks.

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  6. Managing Invites

    I would like a management tool to see who invites have been sent to, if they have been successfully accepted and what roles have been assigned to them

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Hi Martin,

    It just so happens that this is already a planned feature!

    Thanks,

    Chris

  7. Update an item record from DOI, ISBN or LCN

    At present, Aspire offers the ability to populate a blank Bookmark from a DOI. Once a Bookmark has been Saved, the populate-from-DOI option disappears.

    There are several use cases in which the ability to update (effectively to overwrite) an Item/Bookmark record from a DOI (and also an ISBN or local LCN) look-up could be very useful.

    Case 1: An academic has created a poor quality Bookmark from a journal web site not supported by the Bookmarklet. The relevant DOI is identified, and this is added by a librarian (or other reviewer) to an 'Update' value field. Full metadata is extracted…

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  8. Library Availability - 'not yet available' statuses

    Many resource lists will trigger new Acquisitions activities, but at present the Library Availability display in the Item record is premised on items already being in stock. If items are *on their way* to being in stock, the Availability look-up fails. It would be good if the Availability display could cope with a range of 'in process' statuses (which customers could assign on a Tenancy by Tenancy basis). In our case, those statuses would include 'On order', 'In processing', and 'In Cataloguing'

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Hi Richard,

    We’re incorporating this into the improvements we’re making for the Aleph parser. I’d be interested to hear from other customers with other LMS systems that can support this kind of functionality.

    Chris

  9. Move "other formats" link outside availability box

    We have a lot of items where the availability section is not displaying for a record (mostly due to data, we don't use 001s and I think that's required for it to display).

    In these cases, the "search for other formats/editions" link would be really useful as a title search on the catalogue will often find something, but because this link is within the availability box, it doesn't appear either.

    Would it be beneficial to be moved outside? It seems so to us at the moment, but there are probably downsides/complications in doing this, so what do others think?

    Thanks.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    The recent enhancements to the library availability area implemented this improvement.

  10. Additional metadata fields in the Acquisitions Review screen

    Our Liaison Librarian team have requested that additional metadata fields be added to the Library Review Acquisitions report (namely Author(s), Publisher and Date of Publication) "to help differentiate between items with the same title". As this has an impact on screen real-estate, perhaps a basic item citation could be formatted in a single cell?

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    You can now click through to an overlay screen on the acquisitions review screen to show the item metadata. Unfortunately there just isn’t enough room to show all these fields on the display table.

  11. Library availability - search alternatives link

    Increase text size/create button for links to both of the following...

    * View in library catalogue
    * Search the library catalogue for other formats/editions

    At the moment these links are too discrete.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This has been done as part of the Phase 4 improvements to the item view

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Hi Hazel,

    The good news is that uou can already edit module titles if you have the node-administrator permission. Users with that permission will see an Edit link on the module page. Clicking on this link will allow you to edit the module name and description.

    If you do not see this link then you probably do not have the correct permission – in this case, you need to contact the project team at Manchester.

    Thanks,

    Chris

  13. Draft - Published Lists: workflow options

    It should be possible to have a functional/permissions combination which allows academics only to 'Submit for Library Review' and *not* to 'Publish' - enabling sites that wanted to initiate library review ahead of publication.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We have started work on this functionality. It will allow academics to request a review of a draft list without having to publish it first. This will allow you to rescind the publish list permission from academics if you so wish.

  14. 'Website' as a resource type

    'Website' is not currently available as a resource type. We would like to see this made available as academics will often refer their students to review an entire site rather than just one specific web page.

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  15. 'Add new field' values in Edit

    In the manual Edit of an item, it is not currently possible to add a 'Place of Publication' - could this be added?

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  16. Allow a user to rollover a single list to a new time period

    A list editor can manually elect to rollover a single list to a new time period.

    This is in essence an optimisation of the copy functionality - a copy of the source list is taken with the option for the user to select a new time period.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    This will now be possible from the Copy List view which will allow you to make a copy of a list and migrate it to a new time period

  17. Record and allow reporting on empty lists, course or modules, or missing parts of the hierarchy

    This will allow customers to detect dead ends for users and take action outside the system boundary to rectify.

    Later we could think about what activities could occur within the system boundary, e.g. request a list, email notification etc.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We have now created a new tenancy stats prototype, and we’ll be demoing it at the user group meeting on the 4th March. We have included the ability to report on empty nodes/modules, empty lists and also orphaned lists (i.e. those not attached to a module). There is also some basic stats reporting such as the amount of total lists in the system and the spread of resource types across the system.

  18. Improving 'no image available'

    Instead of the generic 'no image available' icon (and not conflicting with the idea previously logged of having an upload/snapshot image tool), could Aspire support the idea of Tenancy specific generic icons which were resource type sensitive. So the workflow would be: 'This is a journal article; I have no image to accompany this; retrieve and display the Tenancy specific journal article icon'.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We’ve not gone for a tenancy specific option here, but we have iremoved the “no image available” display when no image is available.

  19. Open access and Creative Commons licences

    It seems essential for rollout to have the ability to add a Creative Commons licence to a list. In the same way as you can to photos in flickr. It needs to be simple, obvious and explanatory.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    This is something we plan to implement, along with other access control to lock down the visibility of lists to logged in users only.

  20. Automatic Save when Creating / Editing a list

    Several times when creating a list- we have lost changes due to not saving the list before leaving the page to add further resources to My Bookmarks. Different resources open up pages in a new window and it is easy to move away from a list you are editing.

    Is it feasible to have changes to the list save automatically as you add an item or remove one?

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    This is part of the publish workflow where saves will be automatically persisted without a user having to click “Save”. There will be a new publish button that the user clicks to make all their automatically saved progress available to the world. Due for release during Feb.

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