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  1. 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

  3. 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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  4. '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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  5. '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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

  12. 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?

    Annette

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  13. 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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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

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

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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