Library note for a list
It would be useful to be able to have notes on lists that cannot be read by public users, but which include admin information for system admins. E.g. if a list does not have a hierarchy node, it would be useful to be able to note the changes on the list rather than having to keep that information in a separate system outside the software.
In fact, an admin area for systems notes would be useful overall.
Theresa Lowe commented
This would be an incredibly useful addition. There are so many notes that would be useful to add at list level - whether it was a validation list, whether the module was being discontinued, whether we wanted to prioritise e or print for this specific list for example. It appears to have been under review for some time - is there any update?
Catherine Riches commented
I'd also like to echo Hannah's point that any list-level notes would be useful to see in Reviews - ideally on the listreviews homepage so they're visible at a glance without having to click through to check.
Catherine Riches commented
We can see how this would be useful for odd lists that have something noteworthy about them - although for efficiency, we try to keep lists as much as possible within set policies, so for this reason we'd want to avoid academic staff being able to enter notes (eg with special requests!), just librarians.
We would ideally want this to log date and user details automatically so we can keep track.
If the library admin note field at list level was included in the All Lists report that could be filtered on, this would be helpful too. (eg we currently use the List Description field to state in which semester a course is running, which is purely for the benefit of library staff, and would be better in an admin-only note and where we could filter for analytics)
Hannah Groom commented
This would be very useful at Essex, particularly where lists do not have any essential items on the list. Currently, we email academics where this is the case to get them set importances, but if there are no essential items we want to put a note on the list so that we don't email the academic each time.
It would be useful if this was clearly visible in reviews.
Robin Farndon commented
We have a sizeable number of lists that require notes on the whole list rather than individual items. Being able to include these notes within the TARL system rather than relying on external emails would make it much easier to keep track of these issues.
Valerie Wells commented
We would support this at University of Stirling. It would be very useful to have a space where library staff could add a note about the overall list not items.
There are instances where you may deviate from normal procedure in list naming or structure and it would be helpful to have somewhere to share that.