Extending the Bookmarklet's coverage
The extension of the number of publishers, platforms and online services with which the Bookmarklet is compatible will be a key requisite for widespread academic adoption, and I've a number of suggestions:
1) Customers should be able to view a domain level report, filterable by time span, of the 'most popular' domain sources of Bookmarked items in their tenancy
2) Customers should try to agree a priority list of publishers and platforms to assist Talis in identifying the priorities for the expansion of the Bookmark's coverage
3) Talis should publish (for customers) a guide indicating how the Bookmark works on different publisher platforms (e.g. what identifiers does it extract; where does it look for them; etc), to help customers understand the processes involved
4) In the future, Talis should consider customer contributions to extending the Bookmarklet's coverage
Although we have not implemted the exact specification that Richard describes here, have released the dynamic bookmarklet which has considerably extended the coverage of the bookmarklet and more importantly, we are now able to include new sites much easier and quicker. The Bookmarking Recognisers Suggestions forum will be used going forward to collect suggestions for new sites to include in the coverage.
We are keen to be able to link to smaller publishers, much used by our own academics.
Emma Walton commented
I think collaborating on a list of publishers/suppliers would definately make this tool more attractive to others nd useful to current customers.