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  1. hide section

    Currently there is no option to hide/unhide sections of lists, we would like to see the option to allow gradual release of lists, and to publish those sections which are ready before a list is complete.

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    23 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have been reviewing this idea following on from the list edit work that has been taking place and would like to now explore this piece further.

    This is an example of how an idea may be declined at a point in time but as we explore and develop new areas we do review all ideas past and present and consider them all.

  2. 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:

    59 votes
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  3. Show review history in lists post rollover and in Reviews 2.0

    At present when lists are rolled over to a new time period or copied manually the 'review history' (in the list review drop down menu) does not rollover- it resets as a new list. Nor is this review history available to view in Reviews 2.0, only the previous review comments and/or alerts attached to bookmarks.

    The review history information (dates requested/completed/by whom) is very useful to view as part of the workflow and we would like to see the review history details rollover with lists year on year and also appear in Reviews 2.0 detail screen.

    Thanks

    44 votes
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  4. 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.

    43 votes
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  5. 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?

    41 votes
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  6. 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…

    39 votes
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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.

  7. Automatic email to an Academic when a review is requested

    Following feedback from one of our academics, regarding a lack of response from the system when a review is requested. I would like to suggest that an automated message, acknowledging when they have requested a review should be built into the system.
    It would be a good idea for each Library to be able to configure their own standard message, e.g. thanking them for submitting a review so that they have a record of when the review was submitted.

    Ideally we would like to add information about how they publish their lists and attach information as to how they attach…

    34 votes
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  8. 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.

    22 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.

  9. 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.

    22 votes
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  10. Links to Worldcat in item view - instead of a bookstore

    We'd like to have the option of replacing the bookstore in the item view with a link to Worldcat.

    At the moment, several bookstore options exist (see: https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/209262049-What-bookstores-are-supported-in-the-item-view-). However, in response to feedback from our academics, we would like to see the possibility of linking to a vendor-neutral external catalogue instead.

    21 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This idea is under review. We would be interested to know if you feel having information like this would cause confusion to students as to whether the library holds the items or not. If you do have feedback then please do add your comments as we would like to understand this more.

  11. Option to switch off Google Book previews at item or list level

    Recent feedback from academics has been that using Aspire would contradict what they tell students- ie don't read/avoid Google Book previews. Could List creators have the option to 'switch off; Google book previews at list and/or item level?

    19 votes
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  12. 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.

    19 votes
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  13. 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.

    16 votes
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  14. All Lists Items report - additional column: Hierarchy column

    I would like to request that the HIerarchy column , which is in the All Lists report be added to the All List Items report.

    I was asked to supply information on the publishing dates of books in reading lists by college. To do this I had to run a report of books in all published lists. This amounted to over 59,000. I then had to manually find which college a list was in and sort it. This was a massively time consuming job. If the HIerarchy column was available I would have been able to sort and find the…

    15 votes
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  15. 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.

    15 votes
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  16. 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?

    14 votes
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  17. 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.

    13 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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…

    12 votes
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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

  20. 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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