prevent academics from publishing list before sending for review
Academics with list publishing rights can publish their amendments without sending their list for review. This by-passing of library staff in the workflow process can cause problems for users: not linking to the latest edition, not enough copies, poor metadata etc. It would even help library staff with an acquistions role if they were alerted every time a list attched to an academic was amended and published
Please see this release notice: http://support.talisaspire.com/entries/26390701-Talis-Aspire-Reading-Lists-Release-13th-February-2014. This is now completed. You can now configure your tenancy to force a review request everyt ime a list is published or remove the option to publish entirely. Please contact support to indicate your preferred workflow for publish / review request
AdminIan Corns (Talis) (Admin, Talis) commented
My one concern with this idea - the basis of which I agree has value - is that in many cases the library does not want to be notified the academic has amended their list. They could be adding an annotation to a resources, moving resources to a new section, correcting a spelling mistake. This goes as far as addign resources - would the library need to be notified if the academic added a website (say, the BBC ) to their list.
One alternative suggestion i've heard many times (but don't believe has been raised y customers) is the idea to prompt the academic when they click publish if they would also like to notify the library (provide a checkbox on the 'Do you wish to publish this list' warning box along the lines of 'Would you like to submit the list to the library for review as well'.
I think this approach avoids many of the scenarios mentioned initially, but captures the spirit ofthe idea. Feel free to disagree though!
Also, I would highlight another useful idea - http://ideas.talisaspire.com/forums/32805-campus-edition-ideas/suggestions/2462591-being-able-to-publish-a-list-when-adding-an-item - which allows academic to publish their list when adding an item (especially useful for the 'Create and Add to List' workflow).