How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Export bibliography in list order (not alphabetical)

We would like to be able to export a reading list in a bibliographic citation format but keeping the list structure, e.g. week one, week two etc. The current export options are 'export to PDF' which only lists title/author and doesn't contain the full bibliogaphic detail, or the 'view bibliography' button which lists everything alphabetically by author.

Our academics need to add reading list content to their printed course outlines so we need to be able to export reading lists from Aspire into the course outline, with a 'week by week' structure where appropriate. Many academics are understandably extremely reluctant to create a list in Aspire and a second version of the list elsewhere to be used in printed material.

Aspire needs to be able to fulfill all our requirements around producing and maintaining course reading list, which includes the ability to export data into other formats and places.

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      • Natalia Gordon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would also like to support this feature as it would be helpful for our academics and their internal procedures.

      • R Bramley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm going to raise this as feedback on List View Beta - the display is better, as it keeps the sections and changes citations to the chosen bibliographic style on screen, but it doesn't export in this style.
        In order to 'sell' Aspire to tutors, the successful export of a reading list in sections AND in the correct style would be a winner. They could create a reading list in Aspire and then export it and stick it in their handbooks, which would save them a job, and is something that we're trying very hard to convince them to do.

      • Ed Chamberlain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would welcome this functionality at UEA as it helps our academics export information to administrative and compliance documentation regarding course content.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        That's a great idea, anything that makes academic staff more likely to use Talis. At the moment, librarians and students like it, academics don't, becausei t causes them extra work.

      • sandra celada commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree.
        Exporting bibliographies in list order would be extremely benficial in encouraging academics to use Aspire in the first instance when creating their reading lists.

        At present many of our academics still create reading lists either in their course materials or VLE first and only afterwards is it duplicated to Apsire, usually by librarians. Enabling academics to export a reading list from Aspire directly into other formats would save time all around.

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