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Edit library and student notes within Reviews 2.0

We'd like to resurrect this idea from 2014 but see it incorporated into Reviews 2.0 http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/5335311-ability-to-edit-note-for-library-from-within-the#{toggle_previous_statuses}

Our team would be keen to have ability to edit library and student notes within the Reviews 2.0 screen rather than having to revert to the original list which is time consuming.

We use library notes in our acquisitions workflow as this information is populated in the all list items report and you can see actions taken for books not available in the catalogue (whereas review 2.0 comments aren't visible in this report). The ability to update and edit these notes within the reviews system would be invaluable and makes sense to be able to do that within one screen.

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      • Dean Brown commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Has there been any progress on this development? This is something our library is also very interested in having. Not just to communicate with academics, but it also makes it easier to remove notes to our team that have subsequently been actioned.

      • Kristy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are still very keen to see this implemented, editing notes is a key part of our review and acquisitions process and having to go out out of Reviews to complete this step is not efficient. Is there news on this feature?

      • Sarah Chinery commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a great idea and many of our subject librarians would be very happy if this could be implemented soon. It would also be good if we could edit the Importance status of the items as well. This would save time and improve workflows.

      • Kristy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We at Worcester still really want to see this implemented soon. The suggestion of automated dates by Catherine is a good one. Our team date and initial our library notes but we have no way of knowing when these are added by other staff/requestors as to when the request was actually made or by whom.

      • Valerie Wells commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        With Reviews 2.0 now out of Beta we'd really like this idea reconsidered.

        Valerie Wells, University of Stirling.

      • Catherine Riches commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If Reviews 2.0 could also automatically log the date the library note was written (in the same way it does for notes added when setting an outcome), that would be really useful too. We have odd library notes that can date back several years (due to not having been deleted); if staff have not initialled or dated these, we have no way of knowing if the notes are current or need action taken.

      • Philip Barraclough commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree with all earlier comments. This would streamline our own workflows and improve communications between colleagues in other teams (e.g. scanning and collections management).

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with earlier comments. We are just about to implement Reviews and one of the main drivers is to streamline workflows and ensure that we are easily able to action library notes (for purchasing new items and placing core resources on short loan

      • Kevin O'Donovan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thumbs up for this. Frustrating having to exit Reviews 2 and then go into List Edit mode to edit the student or library note.

      • R Bramley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This definitely makes a lot of sense - at the reviewing stage, we'd like to be able to do everything without coming out of the screen if possible. I think it would be a good thing to try to incorporate at this Beta stage.

      • Linda Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The lack of detailed communication around individual items at begining and end of review process and on the start of a second review is a major bugbear.

      • David Bedford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be extremely useful, as it would ensure that library notes which have been attended to get cleared from the review for future.

      • Maureen Cook commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We also would like to add 'Note for Library' from the Review screen for the same reasons as stated in the original request. We have only found out recently that the Academics cannot see what notes we have added on the review outcome.
        Also any previous comments on the review seem to disappear and there is no archive or history of what has been visited previously.

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

        I've got a question about this, are you using this field as a means of communicating with the academic?

        If so, is this because there is no way for the academic to see the review outcome of the individual item?

      • Philip Testa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Requesting the ability to edit "Note For Library" from within the
        Reviews screen. Currently, the only way for authenticated Library staff to edit such notes is to go out of the Reviews screen to the originating List, then Edit the list, then select "edit notes and importance", for each bookmarked item. It would be much simpler and quicker to enable the "Note For Library" to be editable from within the Reviews screen, which is the screen Library staff utilise to action and respond to those notes.

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