How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Only cross-reference Books in "View Breakdown" Reviews 2 - or display the Material Type

The “View Breakdown” figures should only cross-reference Books that appear on other lists.
It should not cross-reference resources that have been created as Chapters.

From an acquisitions perspective, books are treated very differently to chapters.

If only a chapter is needed, it can be scanned and the digitised reading provided to the students at a low cost.

If the entire book is needed, we will purchase the required number of copies.

The View Breakdown tool cross-references books that appear on other lists AND chapters (with the same ‘parent’ ISBN) – without making any visible distinction between the two. This means that the acquisitions team members are being prompted into buying additional copies of texts when they are not needed.

This diminishes the usefulness of the View Breakdown tool considerably.

If only cross-referencing Books is not technically possible, then the Material Type of the cross-referenced resource should be displayed in the View Breakdown figures.

The attached PDF shows examples of what I am talking about, and a suggested feature request for Reviews 2.

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Kevin O'Donovan shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
completed  ·  AdminLaura Unwin (Services Manager, Talis) responded  · 

We have added Resource type(s) to the ‘Student no.:’ – ‘View Breakdown’ screen within Reviews as a consultancy request from London School of Economics. It was felt others may find this a useful addition so has been enabled for all tenancies.


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