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  1. Student Number column in the All Lists reports

    It would be incredibly useful for an additional column to be provided in the All Lists reports for 'Student Number' in the way that we currently have 'Item Count'.

    This would mean we could view how many students were being catered for by the Talis Lists in varying time periods / schools / etc.

    Currently the only way to gain a snapshot of student numbers for a defined set of lists is to go in to each list manually and pull the information out one at a time.

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    • New Report - Published Lists that have not yet been sent for Review

      Our set up allows academics to publish their own lists, but we are aware of occasions when some lists where the a Request a Review has not been sent. Could a report be set up to identify published lists that have not been sent for review showing the date published.

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        completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

        We will be including a last review date into the all list report. We will also be investigating some possibilities around identifying items on published lists that haven’t been reviewed as part of the reviews work we are doing

      • All Lists report to flag TADC digitisations

        The All Lists report should include a column showing the TADC digitisation availability in some way - bundle URL or TADC record number would be useful. I noticed this absence when using the All Lists report to check on chapters which might require digitisation/purchase as ebooks across our tenancy.

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          We have released a change to the All List items report export, you can now view the following data:

          Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) Request ID
          TADC Request Status
          TADC Bundle ID

          This resolves the issue raised here on knowing if an item has a digitisation linked to it and how to locate it.

          If there are further changes you would like to see please raise a new idea.

        • Reporting: adding web address data when exporting from a reading list

          When viewing a list in 'My Lists', there is an option to "Export". This provides a table with the following columns: Date Added, Title, Type, Item Link, Local Control Number, ISBN10, ISBN13, ISSN, EISSN, DOI, Importance, Note for Student, and Note for Library.

          At Monash, we would like to have the web address included in the fields that are exported. It could sit adjacent to the 'DOI' column. This will be advantageous to us because we have to suppress and unsuppress our links to digitised items for copyright reasons and we would be able to identify the digitised items using…

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          • Ability to filter on 'Lists Reviewed' within the All Lists report

            As we are beginning to start planning for 2014/15 reading lists, we are trying to establish an effective method for tracking whether a list has been Reviewed or not.

            The All Lists report has all the other fields required for such a report - is it possible for you to add:
            'List Reviewed' = Yes / No as a filter on this report, Show the 'Review Status' as well show the 'Last Reviewed date' in the report so that we could manage Reviews more effectively?

            Annette Moore
            University of Sussex

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              completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

              The All lists report is the next one we are picking up to report directly from the database. ‘Last review date’ and ‘Reviewed by’ are additional columns I have asked to be included when we do this, including a filter for review status.

            • Add report for seeing usage (logins etc) by academics

              There is still no way we can see who is using Aspire and how often. This was discussed as a key area of reports way back at the MIS day and is essential for supporting academic engagement strategies. We need to know which academics have logged in to Aspire, when they last logged in, how often they log in, which academics haven't logged in, all over user-selected date ranges.

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              • All items report - additional values

                One of the most obvious uses for the All Items report in the Reports section is to profile resources in a Tenancy by Type. Can the report be extended to include - Type (to enable a report on the spread of Types) and by a value which would distinguish electronic from non-electronic resource (such as the inclusion of a DOI or Web address), so that the split between electronic and non-electronic items can easily be calculated.

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                  completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                  This report has already been improved to include type and the DOI. Web address has now been included in the CSV export also

                • All List Items Report to include Student Notes

                  We would find it useful for the All List Items Report to include Student Notes, just like it includes Library Notes.
                  With a Library managed list building model, we would like to use this as an overall quality control including checks for typos and consistency of message and to check on bookmarks created for chapters which we weren't able to scan due to copyright restrictions (as we include a Student Note to direct the student to the chapter in this instance).
                  At the moment, it's only possible to see this information list by list.

                  Cheers,

                  SvG

                  Stacey van Groll
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                  • Include the author in All List Items reports

                    We would find it really useful to include the author in the All List Items report. Not all items on the current report include an ISBN which means it can be difficult to work out which item is required for books with common titles and without having to constantly check back to the original record on Aspire.

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                    • Include edition field in item reports

                      The all items report includes most of the metadata that belongs to an item, but does not include the edition statement. Doing so would make it possible to see at a glance what items are added to lists and how they are formatted - identify edition statements in words, for example, which have implications for reference formatting. The editions functionality in reviews does something different, and does not allow you to create reports like this. Given how few fields there are in item records, we should be able to report on all of them.

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                        We have released a change to the All List items report export, you can now view the following data:

                        Edition

                        This will help you identifying editions used in reading lists across your tenancy.

                      • Adding the Publisher as a field to the 'All List Items Report'

                        This would allow us to sort all of our essential texts by publisher which would help us to target e-book negotiations with publishers where we know that we require a large number of texts

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                        • "Library notes" in report

                          It would be useful to be able to produce a report showing "library notes" alongside item information (ideally a column in the All List Items report). This would make it easier for us to identify new / changed library notes, regardless of whether the list had been submitted for review.

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                          • Archived Lists report should show who archived the list

                            Simple common sense request. Useful information in the system should be accessible in general, but this is a specific one that I was advised to add as an Idea by Support..

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                              completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                              This report was not included in the new live reports, but this functionality has been provided in the All lists report

                            • csv option in Roles and Invites

                              we would like a csv export option in Roles and Invites so we can view all users in one document that we can manipuate

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                              • Create a filter for Aspire role in All User Profiles report

                                The All User Profiles report would be improved with a filter for Aspire role. There's no way of knowing who has what role unless you export the spreadsheet and filter it that way, or look at individual users

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                                • Reporting from live data

                                  I doubt this will be possible given your current architecture but we would really like to be able to report on live data. All our other systems can handle reports running on live data and it is especially important in certain situations, e.g. after roll over or any other batch functions (when they become possible) so we immediately know what happened and can continue working - or request an undo if we spot that we've messed something up!

                                  (It would also be useful given that recent problems in transferring the data to the system that we report from haven't always…

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                                  • Reports with more fields

                                    Could we please have some fields within reports as standard. If reporting about items I would like a a baseline to see the ISBN/ISSN/LCN number for stock held in the Library and ISBN/ISSN for items not held. Also, any reports that show titles should also conatin the code so that it is easy to match.

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                                      completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                      I’m closing this as most of the suggestions have been addressed in the newer reports. The exceptions are: The acquisitions report was retired some time ago. We are currently unable to report on user activity (log-in information), whilst we are unable to ‘nest’ the hierarchy report at this point.

                                    • Include further bibliographic info in All List Items report - specifically book publisher

                                      We are using report data to trigger ordering and identify high demand text books across thousands of reading lists. Having publisher information in the report would make our workflow substantially more efficient. I'm hoping this may be included as part of the work to improve Reviews.

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                                      • Sorting Reports by Date Created and Last Edited

                                        Hi.
                                        We'd find it usefull if you could sort the "All Lists" report by Date.

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                                        • Allow searching and sorting across the whole report

                                          It would be much more efficient if we could search and sort across the whole report, not just the displayed screen

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                                            completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                            The filters on the new reports apply to the whole report. We still have an issue with sorting but this will be resolved once we have completed the database reacrchitecture.

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