How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Multiple list owners on a readinglist

We have many courses where multiple academics are involved in teaching. It would be useful if we could assign more than one list owner so they could work on it collaboratively. Based on feedback from academics this would be very well recieved at our instiution.

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    Maria O'Hara shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded  · 

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

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

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      • Sarah Chinery commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have had some librarians asking about this only this week. This would be really useful for part-time staff who share the teaching of a module.

      • Lucy Clifford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A comment from a lecturer who has been requesting the ability to show module co-owners on their reading lists: "Where you see lecturers doing 5h each it means the module is co-shared and you need to put both lecturer's names down rather than only one, as one only might confuse students"

      • Maria O'Hara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey Mel, yes we're already using this workaround, the academics themselves are just unhappy with the appearance of one person as more responsible

      • Mel Chivers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The Reading List description field is searchable so if you add co-teachers in this field and students search by a secondary teacher the list will still show in their search results.
        I know this isn't ideal but it's a useful workaround to know about.

      • Hilary Skoyles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At Northumbria we do this via a work around by adding the additional Academic names to the heading within the edit screen and we do have a number of collaborations in place already but making it possible to display multiple names via the system itself would be a big improvement to the appearance of this information within the lists.

      • Victoria Parkinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As reading lists can be searched by list owner name, this would help increase their visibility to students, and may also help academics take ownership of lists that they are co-teaching.

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