How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Give the option to switch off the "list bibliography" option

While we appreciate it is still in beta mode we would like there to be an option to switch off the "list bibliography" feature. The version of Harvard used here does not match the approved style for RGU and therefore it could cause problems for students by misleading them. Until we have chance to speak to academic staff and ask them to weight the pros and cons we would like to have it turned off.

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    Victoria Farmer shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded  · 

    We’ve begun some work to allow you to specify the styles you would like to appear in the citations drop-down. In the interim, it is possible to place a configurabe message above the bibliography to indicate that it is a BETA feature and may not contain the relevant styles. Please contact support if you want to display some messaging.

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      • Adam Edwards commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Totally suport this. Bibliography simply too poor to be fit for use. I have a reading list with only 1/28 references showing correctly and yet students get marked on them in their coursework. Really bad and not doing Talis any favours persisting with this.

      • Sandra Cockburn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The problem with View Bibliography as it currently stands for us is that it's so inaccurate. We couldn't recommend it to our academic staff. For example, everything without an author, including edited books and journal titles, displays with the author "Anon", which is unusable, as far as we're concerned.

        Once it works properly, academic staff concerns may be soothed to some extent, but we think it would be better if we could customise our own display of the list 'proper' to our approved version of Harvard.

      • Paul Stainthorp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. This bibliography option is proving harmful to the reputation of Aspire amongst our academics. We are working hard on citation style consistency and we'd like to turn this option off.

      • Linda Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It could be useful to turn off selectively as well none of the systems offered cover English law adequately

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