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Manual entry - fields appear automatically according to resource type selected

Would be helpful, when using manual add, if once you had selected the resource type, a standard set of entry fields could appear automatically, as appropriate to the type of resource, e.g. for article, 'author', 'page numbers', 'part of' & for journals, 'volume', 'date' etc.

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    Olivia Walsby shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • AdminKeji Adedeji (Product Manager, Talis) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Additional comments by Michael Fake @ LSE

        It would be incredibly useful to have the most commonly used fields ready for data entry when creating or editing a bookmark.

        e.g. when entering an Article manually, or editing an existing article, I almost always need to add:
        - Journal tab (with Journal title and ISSN)
        - Article title
        - Author
        - Volume
        - Issue
        - Date
        - Page numbers

        For books I mostly need to add:
        - Title
        - Author
        - Date
        - Publisher

        At the moment I have to select and add each of these fields in turn, which is fiddly and time-consuming, especially when I'm adding multiple resources. It would be much more helpful if the system had these fields ready and waiting for me to enter the data when I choose the relevant item type.

      • Linda Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would also help academics supply better information if they could see expected fields. Whilst Aspire is not a referencing/ciation tool most academics want to try and model best practice for their students so just adopting the standard fields for books, chapters, articles would be really useful.

      • MMU commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As we are still in the stage of library staff creating lists, and adding a vast number of bookmarks linking to electronic articles for some of our subjects, a standard set of entry fields would speed the process up!

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