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Organising 'My Bookmarks'

It is becoming really important for our academics to be able to organise their bookmarks. We know tags are the currnet thinking with filters- but some academics have a mental block against this. They are so used to having very structured resources/citations and without the ability to oraganise and sort (things like author- title- date- type- notes/modules ....) the resources within their 'library'

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Ian Corns (Talis) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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We are currently refactoring the My Bookmarks screen to work in a way that allows users to sort and filter more effectively. Although this won’t include tagging or sorting yet, it does provide the framework for further options in this area.


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  • Samantha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have had academics mention during implementation training that they would like to be able to organise their bookmarks in some way, outside of lists.

  • Natalia Gordon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have also just recently implemented Talis and have received feedback from academics who would like to be able to organise their bookmarks by topics or themes.

  • Michael Stringer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are just implementing Talis, but can already see the value in being able to manage bookmarks as the current format soon leads to long lists within My Bookmarks. Tagging each bookmark with a module code is helpful, but it does not seem possible to subsequently add in a further code or codes if needed.

  • David Peacock commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have also had a request for this from an academic staff member. He sees it as very Important for him to manage a large number of bookmarks

  • Francesca Cornick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, being able to organise your bookmarks in some way would be of great benefit. For example, the ability to organise your bookmarks into groups or folders.

  • Ann Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be good if the system identified duplicate bookmarks, so that all the lists an item was added to would show on a single bookmark. Sorting may help this but maybe some alert on importing?

  • Peter Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We would also like to see bookmarks management improvements. users would like to see which bookmarks they have already added into a list and which they have not.
    Thanks, Pete

  • Hazel Ingrey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    One of our academics has also asked if items could have tags, but visible to students so they could sort a list by tags - e.g. by topic or country. I wonder if this use of tags could be encompassed into this existing idea?
    Thanks, Hazel

  • Helen Bronleigh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Add the ability to tag items when bookmarking, to flag items for particular units/modules or other reasons. Tags need to be searchable in the bookmarks list, so that academic staff can quickly identify items, particularly when they have a long list of bookmarks. While it is possible to add a note at the time of bookmarking, this is a student note, not a private note for the owner of the bookmark list.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Looking at the comments here a folder mechanism would make organising sources easier but I would also like to be able to list them a to z by author, especially as this conforms to basic referencing standards across most universities.

  • Alison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would like to vote for this enhancement (organising 'My Bookmarks'), but voting has closed!

  • Kirsty Wallis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have now had a comment from an academic regarding the bookmarks bar that appears when populating a list, they asked whether they could sort of filter this bar in any way - as they were collecting bookmarks for their list organically and it was quite hard to find when developing a structure for the list.

  • Jenny Brine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would find it very useful tohave a folder system. I support several different departments and could keep reources for each separately.

  • Kirsty Wallis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with Annette, especially in the suggestion of folders, a number of our academics have a large quantity of lists with a large quantity of items etc etc, its going to get quite confusing quite quickly!

  • Annette Moore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A system for tagging bookmarks would be really helpful. Feedback from academics with a over 200 bookmarks is that further sorting mechanisms are required to make finding items they may have bookmarked a while ago easier.

  • Annette Moore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our academics have asked for folders rather than filtering so that they can store all bookmarks for a particular course or subject together.

  • AdminIan Corns (Talis) (Admin, Talis) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    12/06/2009 07:48:25 [nicola.tricker]
    This is feedback that is becoming more common now that academics are beginning to use it.

    06/08/2009 05:59:18 [Ian Corns (Talis)]
    Status Changed from Active to Under Review.

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