How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Display the total number of students associated with a work across all current Reading Lists

The calculated total across all courses will better inform the acquisitions decision. For instance the library may have a guideline to provision 1 book per 50 students. Book ABC is then added to Course X which has 100 students. The Librarian sees that we have 1 book in stock so orders a second copy. A little later Book ABC is added to Course Y which also has 100 students. The Librarian sees that we have two copies which covers the Course Y students, and ignorant of the Course X requirements does not acquire any more copies. The end result is 2 copies for 200 students. If the librarian knew the total number of students attached to this work then 2 further copies would have been ordered.

The same applies for e-book where the licences would have been increased to 4 rather than remaining at 2.

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under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded  · 

We’ve introduced this capability in the new reviews area and we will review how it can be exposed elsewhere in the system

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