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Issue with chapters “Part of” / “Is part of” at review stage.

We have found a problem with the use of the “Part of” / “Is part of” function particularly at the review stage. Resources bookmarked and then amended to provide the details of a particular chapter show in the review stage as a chapter and it is the chapter information which is displayed to the reviewer rather than the resource it is part of.

This is problematic because multiple chapters from the same book can appear on a list in this format but it is not immediately clear that they are all part of the same resource and therefore have to be checked multiple times, extending the time it takes to perform the review.

This can be resolved by using “Part of” – in so much as it resolves the problem at the review stage but it only provides the chapter information once the bookmark on the list has been clicked. This information is not displayed at the top level on the list and the “Part of” information in the bookmark is potentially confusing as it is essentially the reverse of what is intended (see attached image).

The proposed idea would be that data about the main resource is displayed during review. So, for example, if an academic uses “Is part of” for a book chapter it is the book rather than the chapter which appears at review and the “Is part of” data is effectively hidden at this stage.

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    Robbie Ireland shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded  · 

    We are exploring some ideas around improving this this as part of the reviews work we are doing

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      • Annushka commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm always forgetting which is which and having to restart my book mark. This could be clearer.

      • Michael Fake commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd add that this problem also occurs in the reports (e.g. 'All List Items') where only the chapter information, not the book information, is displayed. I'd like to see both pieces of information available.

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