Streamline route through to online books, journals etc.
Clicking on a title of an item takes users to a page about that resource rather than the resource itself. For online items this is a pain and I've seen staff and students be completely put off by this (especially when most of the list contains online items). They don't notice the 'online resource' button to the right of the screen. They think it's an icon not the shortcut link they're looking for. I would much prefer the 'view in library catalogue'/ability to add notes etc. page to be the secondary link. This type of info should open in a lightbox and the item title should link through to the resource as users expect it to.
We have some ideas about a new approach to display of list item details which may address this.
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.
kate russell commented
Similarly for TADC, digitised content does not open straight away - there is no option to set the 'online resource' to point to the digitised .pdf. Instead, the link opens to the aspire item record page where there is also a link to the OpenURL (dead end) and other options e.g. 'have you read this' - the students are very confused by this page and can't see how to open the .pdf immediately. Are there any updates on when there will be improvements to the user interface? Thank you.