quick links to resources?
The details page for a resource is sometimes great (e.g. when there is a google books preview, inline viewer, or a student wants to annotate the list, plus the clear statement of library holdings...) but sometimes it's just an unnecessary click e.g. linking to a website.
Also, nothing opens in a new window so it can (sometimes) be a pain to get back into aspire again once you've followed a link to an external resource.
What are your thoughts on a lightbox to view details pages for resources?
Or perhaps a new window could be opened when you leave talis and go to the resource itself?
We are looking to bring the list and list item view together which should alleviate this issue.
As discussed in http://ideas.talisaspire.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-ideas/suggestions/406844-linking-and-new-window-option, there are alternatives to opening in a new window. The user can make the concious choice to right-click and open in new window/tab, or you can actually navigate through a list from the resource detail view.
I agree, it would be great to have one click access to the items on a reading list. (go directly to the catalogue record, database article, website etc…)
Users could click on a “view details” link under each item in the reading list to display more information if they wish.