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  1. RSS changes to lists

    Academics- particually those that share edit rights; or where the academics are editing the lists dynamically; it is important to allow an easy 'watch this list' type funtion. RSS seems the obvious way but there may be others ...

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Users can now subscribe to an RSS feed per list or one covering changes for the whole tenancy

  2. ISBN Look Up when Bookmarkleting

    A Look Up feature- similar to the DOI one would be useful to populate the bookmarklet form if the author / title details are not imported. Possibly a 'look up' using the ISBN to search COPAC?

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  3. When reviewing lists, show user manifestations that may be equivalent to the current resource

    For each purchase recommendation it would be good if Aspire could automatically make use of something like x-ISBN to find all possible 'manifestations' of the item requested- and then run each version against the LMS to determin allready in stock. It should also be used to search across the tenancy to see if any other lists are pointing to a different 'version' of the item

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    1 comment  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    we are investigating the surfacing of the edition checking capability introduced in Quick Add within the reviews area

  4. Displaying items by week required

    Ideas from student focus group:

    One of the key comments from all participants was to be able to view their resource list readings by week required.

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    1 comment  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With changes in the list view a student can now view their reading list by sections and weekly reviews and digest by section in the enhanced integration with the VLE/LMS.

  5. Make it easier for students to find items they have made personal notes on

    As suggested- a comment made on another idea. It would be good if in the personalised areas there was a filter to lists/items with personal notes 'attached'.

    This would fit into the student revision workflow. At high stress and time poor periods students will want a quick way to get back to resources they found helpful.

    I think a feature like this would encourage them to put notes on in the first place. At the moment there is not a great incentive to use the notes area.

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  6. Moving resources from list to bookmarks

    From an academic

    (working on transferred lists- so not bookmarked via Aspire bookmarklet tool)

    it would be useful sometimes to be able to move items from the reading llist back to the bookmark list - curently existing lists need completing again ...

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Users can now add any item already on a list to their bookmarks – on the item detail page, click Copy to My Bookmarks

  7. User hits dead end when browsing the hierarchy and discovers a course with no linked lists

    If a user is browsing the hierarchy and there is no list linked to a course- when they click on the course title- the page is blank below the course title. Can there be a standard message displayed along the lines of - 'there are currently no lists linked to this course'.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    This has now been completed and released to live

  8. Add customisation to "Library Availability" section

    The Library Availability section of the item details page has fixed headers. (Collection, Shelf Mark, Availability.) We would find it very useful to be able to customise these headers to match our in-house terminology to give a consistent user experience. Specifically, we'd like to be able to use the term "Classmark" rather than "Shelf Mark".

    More generally, this may be useful to match terminology to different LMSs, so that institutional terminology can kept consistent across systems.

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    0 comments  ·  Config & Customisation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In the new list view we have removed the terminology related to shelf mark and only the availability shows. This will help with the idea that you have raised.

  9. Display of journal information

    Similar to the 'display of chapters' idea, which is due to be implemented, we have received feedback that academics would like the journal information to be shown in the reading list display i.e. without the student having to click through to the article title.

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  10. Print View Facility

    Some of our staff find it very helpful to print lists to use while they review them. This is particularly useful on very long lists when the review cant be completed in one sitting - it gives staff an immediate view of where they got to. Can this please be added to 2.0?

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  11. Ability to report on number of reviews against a list during a specific time period

    To run a report of all lists which generates the number of reviews carried out on the list. Ability to refine this report to specific time frames.

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    0 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The All Reviews report allows you to download reviews data that contains each review that has been completed on a list. Using the download you can filter by time period and then list title to get a figure for how many times a list has been reviewed in a given time. This should meet the requirements of this idea but please do raise a new idea or a support ticket if you would like to discuss in more detail.

  12. Show on the Review screen when list was last reviewed, or which are new items

    At the moment in the Review screen for any individual list, there is nothing to indicate when a list was last previously reviewed, or which items have been added since the last review. (You can obviously see items in the order they have been added; but in order to know which are new since the last review, you need to know the previous review date, and that doesn't display - you have to remember to go and search for it in Reviews before starting to review the list.)

    Obviously if all your staff are using the Log when they review…

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  13. Include further bibliographic info in All List Items report - specifically book publisher

    We are using report data to trigger ordering and identify high demand text books across thousands of reading lists. Having publisher information in the report would make our workflow substantially more efficient. I'm hoping this may be included as part of the work to improve Reviews.

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  14. Unit codeshown in review screen

    Colleagues new to reviewing taking advantage of the direct link to ordering would like a visual cue for this it would simplify the ordering process.

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  15. Report on number of copies in the library

    A report that shows the number of copies of each title in stock without having to check each title individually. this would be useful for acquisitions if you use a formula. You could see quickly if you had the right ratio of copies for the number of students on the course

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    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have reviewed this item and due to availability being a live feed and constantly changing it is not possible to report on the number of copies you have in stock in a report format.

    We have though as part of the reviews refresh displayed the library stock in the reviews screen so when making purchasing decisions you can quickly see how many items you have and the format they are available in, this also provides you with the current availability of those items. You can then use this information in line with your formulas if you use them as part of your ordering process.

  16. Sorting Reports by Date Created and Last Edited

    Hi.
    We'd find it usefull if you could sort the "All Lists" report by Date.

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  17. Make the "no lists added box" empty

    When choosing a list to add to a module in the hierarchy the default should be that the box is blank and not showing the title of the first list of your My Lists.

    In the attached example you can see Behaviour Change appears in the box because it is first in My Lists - however it is not attached - and quite misleading.

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    0 comments  ·  Hierarchy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We released some changes to how lists are linked to the hierarchy node. It now utilises a search box, which also allows you to link draft lists.

  18. To be able to assign/change time periods from the 'edit' drop down tab

    I am currently going through a big batch of lists that need a time period for the rollover. At present I have to open the edit screen to change or this.

    It would be great if this was an opion under the 'Edit' button along with 'Assign List Owner' and 'Link to Hierarchy'

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  19. Reviews screen - load dynamic action buttons on list selection

    A significant overhead on the loading of the Library Review screen is the dynamic calculation of the relevant Action button items. As the page loads, this calculations are made iteratively for each and every list under review. As it is not possible for an individual to open multiple lists for review, only one of those actions will be initiated for one list at any one time. That means that all but one of the calculations of appropriate actions are loaded unnecessary in a 'just in case' fashion. It would be preferable if the list of lists loaded without the action…

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  20. Remove 'Article'; remove 'chapter'

    Could you include the option to 'Remove 'Article' / 'Chapter'' in the same way we have the option to Remove ..'Is part of'.

    Once you add 'Is part of' as a field, you can easily create your article or chapter title. If you change your mind and want to remove 'Is part of ..', you can, which is great, but youare left with the article title, which you can't remove.

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