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  1. Resource type: database

    There is an entry for this under 'Bookmarking', but we would like to have Database as a Resource Type. Academics often want to refe students to resources at the Database level (Westlaw, Land of Lost Content, British Standards)

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      1 comment  ·  Resource Types  ·  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.

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

    • Poem, short story, extract as resource types

      For our humanities academics these resource types would be a useful addition.

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        backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

        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.

      • Add 'report' as a resource type

        Could you add 'report' as a another resource type when adding resources please?

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          backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

          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.

        • Standards as a resource type

          Could we have Standards as a resource type?

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            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.

          • Resource Type - 'Newspaper' (or similar)

            We're conscious of the risk of mixing up format and type, but both for the purposes of distinguishes materials within a list (and for citing those materials correctly) we'd like to see a Type which describes 'articles' which are not peer-reviewed academic journal articles, but news stories or discussion pieces in newspapers, magazines and professional or trade publications.

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              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.

            • New 'Conference Paper' Resource Type

              Our Academic Liaison Team have requested that a new item type of 'Conference Paper' be added to the Item drop-down menu.

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                backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                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.

              • Resource type: DVD

                Could DVD (and maybe other audio-visual resource formats such as CD-ROM) be added to the list of resource types?
                Our health and sports science academics often include them on reading lists and would like them to be clearly differentiated from books.

                I think this would be much more meaningful for students using the lists than 'audio-visual document'.

                Although you can specify 'dvd' in the format field, this isn't very prominent on the page.

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                  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.

                • Resource type: Other

                  However extensive the resource type taxonomy becomes, there will always be fringe cases, exceptions and oddities. At present, the only options in such cases are to select the least worst match or the unfathomable 'Generic document'. An 'Other' category would be a more preferrable means to classify non-standard materials (and could be used for reporting/review to identify the types of material not being fully accounted for)

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                    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.

                  • Resource Type - 'Social media' (or similar)

                    We've not been able to identify a better label for this, but are open to suggestions. The intention is to distinguish blog, forum, social media and web 2.0 type content from 'traditional' Web Site and Web Page types. It's the difference between referencing material on the BBC News site and referencing a debate on an internet forum, or the discussion which follows a blog post

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                      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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                        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.

                      • New resource type - Scores

                        Our music lists need to a resource type for adding scores

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                          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.

                        • Resource Type - Event

                          We're seeing academics add materials to resource lists which are effectively temporal 'events' of some kind which students are expected to attend (physically or virtually) as part of their research.

                          'Events' could incorporate Exhibitions, live Webinars, Lectures, Screenings, Seminars, Conferences, Plays, Training sessions, et al

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                            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.

                          • Resource Type - Review

                            Academics quite regularly add Reviews and review articles (from academic journals, professional publications and newspapers) for students to critically evaluate.

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

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