How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Resource Type

Make the drop down menu for "Resource Type" customizable.
We have a lot of different resource types that lecturers want to bookmark, such as music score, law report, school resources.
Some Law and Music lecturers are against using the system because of this.

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Christina Harbour shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded  · 

We would like to add some additional resource types.

However, this is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.


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  • Tom Dale commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As an academic music librarian, many of the lists we need to create contain scores. The first comment I received from an academic on showing them an example list was 'why are the scores listed as books?'

    I echo Christina's comment that Music lecturers are less likely to take to the system because of this.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We would find adding 'selected pages' pages to the 'resource type' drop down box very useful. It would provide a more accurate record when requesting digitisation for selected pages. At the moment it is incorrectly being recorded as chapter, when it is in fact selected pages being requested.

  • Hazel Ingrey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We don't have any great need for the resource types to be customisable locally, however it would be good to have some additions to the list. I have recently had requests from departments for the additions: Dataset, Database, Newspaper.

  • Kevin O'Donovan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd like to add the resource "Extract". Academics ask for scanned readings that are not necessarily whole chapters.

  • Beth Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yes other resource types have been requested such as ebook, conference paper so whether customizable or extended standard list it would make it easier for staff to use.

  • Joy Cadwallader commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We would also like to customize our Resource Type menu. Right now there is nothing suitable for Book Series. Many thanks.

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