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  1. ability to filter by library notes

    We have a number of long lists and academics tend to add notes to lists such as 'please buy new edition' which on a 300+ item list is hard to find - could the reviews screen be updated to allow you to filter by library notes or at least sort the table by the library notes column?

    29 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We are investigating the possibility of this capability in the reviews refresh theme

  2. Issue with chapters “Part of” / “Is part of” at review stage.

    We have found a problem with the use of the “Part of” / “Is part of” function particularly at the review stage. Resources bookmarked and then amended to provide the details of a particular chapter show in the review stage as a chapter and it is the chapter information which is displayed to the reviewer rather than the resource it is part of.

    This is problematic because multiple chapters from the same book can appear on a list in this format but it is not immediately clear that they are all part of the same resource and therefore have to…

    21 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We are exploring some ideas around improving this this as part of the reviews work we are doing

  3. Recent Changes Dynamic Link

    At the moment clicking on the "Recent Changes" link to see the changes that a tutor has made to a list leads to a static link with a "Description" (e.g. "3 items added"). Could this link be made dynamic so that we can see which items have been added, etc?

    17 votes
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  4. Reviews 2 - Make "All instances of this item" the default view in the item pane

    “All instances of this item” should be made the default view, when looking at the review history notes within each item in Reviews 2.

    This cross-list functionality where the Acquisitions team can see each other’s review notes is one of the improved aspects of Reviews 2.

    Being able to view notes on "All Instances of this item" saves time, particularly with multiple lists submitted for review by the same owner, where there is considerable crossover of the same texts appearing on different lists, and the Acquisitions decision has already been made.

    Having it as the default view, instead of just…

    16 votes
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  5. Invite List Publisher in draft status

    We have been working with academics over the Summer and have needed to 'invite list publisher' when a list is still in draft status. However, the 'Invite list publisher' link only shows when a list has been published. Is it possible to add this function to draft status?

    16 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Not yet scheduled but we plan to address this. Idea will be updated when it is scheduled

  6. Switch off forced reviews for library staff editing lists

    Only acadmic staff need the force review tool and not library/admin staff. Library staff edit numerous lists - we now have to start and complete reviews for our editing.

    15 votes
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  7. Filters in review remain set

    It would be useful if the filters a reviewer applies were saved to their profile or at least existed for the session while they were performing the review.
    Currently the filters reset if the reviewer makes changes to a resource requiring filters to be reset to their preference each time.

    15 votes
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  8. Add new edition alert to library view

    At TAUG (02/2013) a new alert was shown that will tell academics creating a list if they're adding an item for which a newer edition exists.

    We feel it's librarians who will want this more than academics, and it would be very useful as an addition to the library view of the list - probably in the reviews screen. Please can it be added there?

    14 votes
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  9. Only cross-reference Books in "View Breakdown" Reviews 2 - or display the Material Type

    The “View Breakdown” figures should only cross-reference Books that appear on other lists.
    It should not cross-reference resources that have been created as Chapters.

    From an acquisitions perspective, books are treated very differently to chapters.

    If only a chapter is needed, it can be scanned and the digitised reading provided to the students at a low cost.

    If the entire book is needed, we will purchase the required number of copies.

    The View Breakdown tool cross-references books that appear on other lists AND chapters (with the same ‘parent’ ISBN) – without making any visible distinction between the two. This means…

    13 votes
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    We have added Resource type(s) to the ‘Student no.:’ – ‘View Breakdown’ screen within Reviews as a consultancy request from London School of Economics. It was felt others may find this a useful addition so has been enabled for all tenancies.

  10. Previous review data for items which appear on live lists

    It would be useful to view previous review data for items which appear on live lists (i.e. list(s) it is on and the review outcome). This would allow acquisitions staff to quickly gauge whether there is sufficient stock for the total number of students or if an item has already been ordered for another course.

    13 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We are exploring some ideas around this as part of the reviews work we are doing

  11. Easier way to remove completed lists from the Review screen

    We have a large number of lists in the Reviews screen in the acquisitions area. We want to reduce it because the list takes so long to load.
    However, whenever we set a list to "Remove From View" the whole screen reloads. Therefore removing half a dozen lists can soemtimes take half an hour of staff time.
    Additionally, we have a large team of staff adding lists. therefore, in the time it takes to remove lists, more have been added, meaning that we are unable to get on top of this issue.
    We would like the paged changed, so that…

    12 votes
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  12. Removal of duplicates during the review stage

    When reviewing a list every instance of the bookmarked resource appears. Sorting the resources by title groups them together for the most part (this misses out instances where a chapter in the work has been added under the chapter title). It would be good if Aspire could display resources once only regardless of the number of times it appears on the list.

    10 votes
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  13. Don't delete review logs

    Both subject and acquisition librarians review stock each year for items on reading lists, and decide on purchases based on various data. In Aspire, there is a very helpful log for notes, but we'd like two improvements:
    a) it should be exported along with the review outcome and item data
    b) it should never be deleted. If a second review takes place, all of the work done and notes made in the first review is lost. Review history should always be kept.

    10 votes
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  14. Display order of items on review screen

    Items are currently displayed on the review screen sorted by their date added. The most recently added item appears at the top which means in many cases items for review appear in reverse order from the list view. We would like to suggest that when reviewing a list items should display in the same order as they appear on the actual list. We would also like to see section titles included on the review screen.

    9 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The changes we are making in the review refresh theme will include section information but will not change the display order due to new indicators and item grouping

  15. Ability to archive multiple completed reviews

    In "All Reviews" the option to archive multiple completed reviews rather than, at present, one at a time

    8 votes
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  16. Viewing additional metadata in the Review screen

    We are currently looking at the workflow for ordering books on Coutts OASIS database and piloting working directly from the Review screen list in Aspire. However, a title search often results in too many hits and an ISBN in a direct hit but does not show other available edition (in particular the availability of a later edition or an e-book). It would be useful to have an 'overlay' in the title field showing additional metadata for the item (author, publisher, year etc) so that library staff could easily do an author/title search of our supplier database without having to click…

    8 votes
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  17. More Suppliers Options in Request Review

    Currently we have 'Find in Coutts Oasis' and 'Check price at Abebooks' available as sources of information under the Identifiers column in list Review.

    Is it possible to either add to this list or have suppliers of local choice?

    Dawson Enter is our source of choice for acquisitions checks, followed by Amazon.

    6 votes
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  18. Date item added to the reading list to be visible in Reviews 2.0

    While this is not crucial to our workflows, we have regularly found the date within the “added column” useful information. We realise that the list within 2.0 automatically sorts with the most recent items at the top, but the date added has in the past provided useful contextual information.

    5 votes
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  19. Bulk assign a set of reviews to a reviewer

    There is no way to bulk assign a set of reviews to a reviewer. For example if you add 12 ebooks to different modules and publish the lists, you will then need to assign all these lists for review so you can review the item and close the review. This will flag that the list does not need attention. At the moment you need to filter by requested review and unassign then assign the book to yourself for each book.

    This takes time. It would be better if there was a check box on the screen so you could select…

    5 votes
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  20. Display the 'Term' of lists in the Reports results

    Is it possible to show the 'Term' for a list in the new Reports function results? For management statistics we are often comparing one year to another and we have recently decided that we will keep the current year and the previous 2 years of lists on Aspire before archiving a list.

    5 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Time period is now one of the columns and filters in teh All Lists BETA report

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