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  1. Add a message box on the Request Review screen

    I think it would be benficial to be able to add a note in a box on the request review page. At present you only had to stipulate student numbers.

    At my insitution only one person does the review, the Subject Librarian, and a number of lists are created by the admin team so messages in this box could include:

    "Only one item needs attention as not in stock" (useful on a longer list to speed things up)

    "Same list is also being used on three other modules" (could then duplicate etc)

    Or academics could add a note such as:

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    • Add a request digitisation button in the review screen

      Could there be a 'request digitisation button' in the review process so that they could be requested as you go?

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      • Put a Google Analytics tag on the online resource button

        We've been asked to demonstrate whether there is any link between eResource usage and the Reading List System.
        While we can, with some work, demonstrate correlation, the general upward trend in eResource usage means we are ubable to definitively claim causation.
        If the 'online resource' button had a google analytics tag, allowing us to view not only how many times students look at lists but also how many times students are clicking on online resources from the list, we would be better placed to demonstrate value for money to university leadership.

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        • Method to lock\freeze lists while still being visible to students during and after roll over.

          We need the status of the list adding to the API, and therefore making it possible to retrieve archived, draft and published lists. Also the block plugin used in Moodle should be able to return archived lists. Currently the plugin loses access to the list.

          Currently for the reasons below the roll over process is problematic, we believe this would solve those problems:

          • Due to the process of resits and non-standard module dates it also means the archiving process cannot happen until after the start of the following year, meaning lists cannot be “frozen” at the correct time for…

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            We are currently reviewing this idea as this is an interesting concept and one we would like to explore further. If anyone would like to add their use case to this ticket it would be helpful to understand all scenarios.

          • 'Request review and publish' option

            I’ve been getting feedback from tutors recently who are ‘adamant’ that they’ve published lists, but have then been chased as owners of draft lists. I suspect this is to do with them requesting a review and assuming that publishing happens simultaneously.

            We don’t want to configure our system so that we get sent an automatic review for every single published list, and we want to encourage lecturers to take ownership of their lists, publishing and reviewing appropriately.

            If they had an option to 'Request review & publish' this would really help make clear to them what was happening when they…

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            • Bookmarking on iPads

              Our academic staff are all being given iPads at the start of the 2018/19 session and will be encouraged to use these as much as possible

              It would be really great if a bookmarking tool could be developed for Safari on iPads (or possibly even a list management app?!?) so that we could give our academic engagement a real boost.

              21 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We are working on bookmarking functionality alongside our List Edit improvements, this will reduce the reliance on the bookmarklet feature and enable more resources to be accessible in the List Edit context. When this feature is released, we will revisit this idea to understand if it still has relevance.

              • Include top level hierarchy code or name in all list reports

                We already get the hierarchy code that a list is attached to in the All List report. I'd also like the top level hierarchy name or code to appear - for us this is institute. This would allow me to easily extract high level engagement information to pass on to Heads of Institute. At the moment, it's a manual task to go through a report and attach Institute info to each module in order to sort and filter.

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                • Populating user registration fileds.

                  When a user loggs in for the First Time, we know who they are.
                  We can send their name and email address to prepopulate the Registration Fieds in the form.
                  Please can this functionality be developped for Shibboleth Users.

                  17 votes
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                  • Copy one list into another with losing notes etc.

                    List creators here have asked to be able to copy content from one list into another. Currently it is only possible to export/import records e.g. from someone else's list, from one list to My Bookmarks and then drag them into another list. This is quite time consuming and notes to library/students are lost.

                    15 votes
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                    • Is it possible to delete the notes added to items in the review section

                      We make extensive use of the note functionality in our processes - collections assistants append notes on decisions to inform librarians and overseas colleagues of purchasing decisions. Some items end up with dozens of notes and when we make a mistake we have to add another note to say ignore the above note. Can we delete them instead?

                      13 votes
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                      • List Owner view of invited publishers and ability to revoke access

                        A number of List Owners have multiple publishers they've invited to help with the management of their list. At this time they are unable to see who has and has not accepted their invites. Visibility on who has access rights to a list would be incredibly useful, particularly if this could also include the ability to revoke access to a list when for example that employee has moved on or is no longer associated with the course.

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                        • Lists will automatically be added to the list owner's "My Lists" tab

                          Many of my academics are forgetting/not realising that they need to add lists into "My Lists". This is especially an issue after rollover when they are attempting to edit lists from previous years instead of the current one. They expect the lists that they own to automatically appear in "My Lists", which I probably would if I were them too! Is there any chance this could be possible? It would make my academics' lives a lot easier and avoid some frustrations and confusions with the system.

                          12 votes
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                          • Display the total number of students associated with a work across all current Reading Lists

                            The calculated total across all courses will better inform the acquisitions decision. For instance the library may have a guideline to provision 1 book per 50 students. Book ABC is then added to Course X which has 100 students. The Librarian sees that we have 1 book in stock so orders a second copy. A little later Book ABC is added to Course Y which also has 100 students. The Librarian sees that we have two copies which covers the Course Y students, and ignorant of the Course X requirements does not acquire any more copies. The end result is…

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                              under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                              We’ve introduced this capability in the new reviews area and we will review how it can be exposed elsewhere in the system

                            • Improvement of resource type

                              Some academics suggest to add 'Standard' (it is used as a resource type especially in the major of Science and Engineering) and 'Conference paper' in the item resource type

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                                under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Library note for a list

                                It would be useful to be able to have notes on lists that cannot be read by public users, but which include admin information for system admins. E.g. if a list does not have a hierarchy node, it would be useful to be able to note the changes on the list rather than having to keep that information in a separate system outside the software.

                                In fact, an admin area for systems notes would be useful overall.

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                                • Students sharing notes about reesources

                                  One of our academics has suggested that it would be useful for some of his students to collaborate with each other when going through their reading lists. He thought that it would be helpful for students to be able to share comments they have made about resources or to add comments to the reading list itself. Students have access to collaborative tools in the VLE but this would be specifically readings-based.

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                                  • Automatically bookmark videos as "Online Resources"

                                    During our pilot phase, we've noticed that when academics add YouTube or BoB videos to their lists, they generally forget to tick the "Online Resource" box - possibly because they are used to it happening automatically when they bookmark, e.g., articles and ebooks.

                                    It would be useful if online videos could be automatically recognised as "Online Resources" by the bookmarking tool.

                                    At present this does not happen because "audio-visual document" resource type can include, e.g., DVDs listed on a Library catalogue (not an online resource). However, could there not be a workaround similar to the one for ebooks (see: http://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/205644351-How-the-Online-Resource-button-works)

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                                    • New editions displayed when bookmarking

                                      In reviews 2.0 and dashboard analytics there is an alert which shows that newer editions are available. Would it be possible to display this functionality to academics when they are bookmarking

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                                      • Add class/shelf number to exported reading list

                                        When exporting reading lists to pdf we feel it would be useful to include class/shelf number of books within the reading list. After a meeting on the implications of the Disabled Students Allowance we were asked to investigate how reading lists handouts that give library class/shelf number could help our student's. Talis Aspire reading lists were flagged as an area where this could happen and we thought this could help promote the reading lists software.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Importing RIS files into existing lists

                                          We would like to be able to import bookmarks created from RIS into existing lists rather than just new lists

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                                            1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We are working on bookmarking functionality alongside our List Edit improvements, this will reduce the reliance on the bookmarklet feature and enable more resources to be accessible in the List Edit context. When this feature is released, we will revisit this idea to understand if it still has relevance.

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