How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

In Chapter and Article records, set the "Search the library for other formats/editions" option to use the metadata for the book etc.

The bookmark for a book chapter or journal article currently searches the library for other formats/editions based on the first name of the author of the article or chapter, which is unlikely to fulfil the point of the search. It would be better if the bookmarks for chapters and articles used the metadata for the book or journal they are part of to search the library catalogue as this is more likely to bring up relevant results.

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Stuart Bentley shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded  · 

This idea has been moved to the archive forum. I have also changed its category to Viewing lists & items so we pick it up when we are reviewing ideas and improvements in that area.

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  • David Stephenson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would definitely be a useful addition. We get quite a number of resources as chapters, and it is a shame users aren't able to easily search other formats as with other items.

  • Liz Blacker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are also having issues with this. One of our academics has asked for the bibliographic details of the book or journal article to appear in the same line as the chapter/article title in the list (as it used to in Talislist) rather than be hidden until the user clicks on an item. The students are struggling to find the article/chapters he is referring them to. This is also an issue for us when we have new editions of books and are looking to update lists as we have no easy way of searching when only the chapter title is showing. Would it be possible to show more fields in the list view to help with this? And we also agree that the library search should recognise the book or journal that the chapter or article is from.

  • MMU commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has caused some confusion for us. It seems to make no sense for the 'view in library catalogue' to use the journal title,which is what the users expect and works well. However as the 'search for other formats' uses the article/chapter level - it is confusing for the user. The search for other formats is good functionality, and it would be useful for users to see if the main title was held in other formats. It would be extremely unlikely for us to hold the article/ chapter in other formats.

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