How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Pairing Identical Physical & Digital Items

Many lists show a physical copy of a book or journal with a digital version of the same document directly above or below.
It would be greatly beneficial to users to immediately notice that the two entries are the same item, one physical and one digital.
A simple pairing/linking feature of adjacent entries would do this.
This could also solve the issue of copy/pasting the Student Note from one to the other, by immediately copying the Student Note to the paired entry.

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  • Lucy Clifford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a good idea. Ideally the system would allow for a dual print/ebook item but I can see this would be difficult to programme given the variety of methods there are of cataloguing print and e.

  • Hannah Groom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be useful although we now just add in the web address of the ebook into the print book bookmark so that there is only one entry. We also add in the local control number of the ebook so that we know this is on a reading list.

  • Colin Bovaird commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any solution for this issue would be welcome, e.g. an easy way to create a combined bookmark for the physical and digital versions of an item

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