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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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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