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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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    • '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…

      23 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.

        14 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.

          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

            • 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.

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              • 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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                • 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.

                  9 votes
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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.

                    7 votes
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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.

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                        • Extending the Bookmarking API to recognise Chapter Author

                          Extending the Bookmarking API to recognise Chapter Author.

                          Currently the Bookmarking API does not recognise Chapter Author, so that any author included in the API is considered to be the Book Author.
                          It would be useful if a Chapter author could be included which would appear in the Chapter part of the record and therefore also be displayed on the full list.

                          5 votes
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                            under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                            this idea remains under review as we are about to start investigating and prioritising API use cases

                          • Bookmarking from PubMed and using PMID

                            Our Bioscientists would like you to improve bookmarking from PubMed and to be able to use the pub med id pmid number like DOI.

                            PMID can be used like DOI to retrieve citation information for an article. Both 360 link and SFX openurl resolvers can create a link and a citation using a PMID. Could you please consider adding this functionality to Talis Aspire
                            an example of a couple of records

                            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1112778/
                            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23147796

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                              under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                              This idea has been moved to the archive forum.It is something we would like to investigate further but is a lower priority than other items at the moment. We will review this again when looking at bookmarking improvements.

                            • 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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                              • OPAC link in review visible on main list

                                It would be good to have the option to set a filter or add an extra column in the initial list screen in Review so that you can see the OPAC link. This would allow the reviewer to view existing stock without having to open the title. This would save time where titles are in-stock and copies sufficient

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                                  under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                  We are exploring some ideas around this as part of the reviews work we are doing

                                • Add publication date in bookmarks list

                                  Year of publication is not displayed in the list of bookmarks. This is particularly important to academics as units often use various editions of the text book and need to be able to differentiate between the editions. Is it possible to add a column for Year of Publication in the bookmarks list?

                                  Related to this, in My Lists, the date of publication needs to display in the bookmarks in the right column, to easily differentiate between editions when adding bookmarks to lists.

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                                  • Ability to select lists for rollover

                                    Add the ability to rollover selected lists rather than all lists in a teaching period. We frequently have units for example which run in semester one in one year, and then semester two in the next. Hence, we need to be able to rollover semester one units to different teaching periods.

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                                    • Differentiation between Chapters and Extracts in Reading lists to enhance integration with TADC requests

                                      We use Chapter/books in reading lists, then when digitisations are requested it is assumed they are complete chapters when we might only want a small section. or sections of the book. We would like the option to add extracts/sections here. At present we can only add one page range and we would also need multiple page ranges to be added
                                      . When we then request a digitisation, the correct section rather than complete chapter would be selected thereby hopefully lessening the number of referrals needed in TADC.

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                                      • Edit dropdown menu for teaching periods when creating a new list

                                        When a new list is created, the options to select the teaching period are arranged in chronological order from oldest to newest. Given the large number of teaching periods that we currently have in the Monash tenancy, this makes it a slow task to find the latest, relevant teaching period.

                                        At Monash, our preference is to be given edit rights to add and remove the teaching periods from this drop down menu at will rather than submitting a Support Task; which is easy to forget to do.

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                                        • Extend ISBN API

                                          Two extensions to the ISBN look-up API would significantly extend its utility -

                                          1. For each matching list return the numeric value of the priority status of the item (1, 2, 3)

                                          -- It would be very useful to be able to display importance alongside occurence

                                          2. Support 'OR' requests (allowing multiple ISBNs to be added to a single call)

                                          -- With a JSON [or other] string for each ISBN match

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