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  1. Add date(s) /review statuses to the 'review requested' message visible on published reading list

    Add the date to the Review requested message that appears on a published reading list when a review is requested :
    Review requested dd/mm/yy.
    Also, could the message be updated to show Review started dd/mm/yy, Review completed etc ?

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    • Export List in list format with selected citation styles

      We have noticed that there are two options to export a list as PDF. As bibliography and as list view. The List view exports each resource retaining the format from the list (great) but it doesn’t enable the export to retain the preferred citation style. Ideally we would like to see an exported PDF which retains both the list format and has the correct citation style.

      Bibliography export does allow export of each in citation, but the list format is not retained and only an alpha list is provided.

      Thanks

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        • Add multiple book vendors to item records

          We currently have a link to Amazon for our item records but we also have an agreement with John Smith booksellers to provide texts to First Years as a part of a bursary arrangement.

          It would be extremely useful to be able to show a second link to another bookseller to make it easy for the First Years to click through to the point of acquisition from the reading list.

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          • Prevent academics contacting individuals through "Review Completed" emails

            When a review is completed, the review requester (in our case this is usually an academic) receives a "review completed" email. This email is sent to them from noreply@talisaspire.com - However, if the academic replies to this email it is sent to the individual who processed the review. Our team has a general email account for reading list queries and encourage academics to contact us in this way. Is there any way for the "noreply@talisaspire.com" email address to actually prevent people from replying to personal staff accounts?

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            • Exception List when bookmarking

              We would like a resource exception list so, when bookmarking from specified resources, TARL does not check the local LMS or OpenLibrary for metadata.

              We have a resource called Safari Online, it contains lots of IT books. Sometimes, when trying to bookmark to the title level or chapter level, if the item is found in our LMS or in openlibrary, the metadata from these systems will be used instead of the Safari resource. The main fustrating thing about this, is that the URL to the item is not added to the bookmark. The academics adding items ot the list, need…

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              • Reviews - time and date of outcomes to be visible on .csv report

                It would be helpful if the date and time of comments/amendments made via a review could also be exported to the .csv file, when you export the review. Can this be done at all ? The excel spreadsheet includes a column for review outcome, and these are visible, (which was activated as a result of a previous idea), but does not have the time the comment/outcome was made. Adding this feature would help with our workflows as we could see at a glance how work was progressing on a particular review.

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                • Update Lists using this resource when item linked via LCN

                  When a title is linked to our catalogue during the Review stage, the Review doesn’t update the breakdown information of Lists using this resource, so we have to check the All items report to see if the item is on any other lists. This information should refresh automatically when the item has been linked.

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                  • Saving bookmarks before deleting items in new list view

                    It would be useful to have the 'add to my bookmarks' function on the edit view, so that you can save the bookmark in case of later need on that view before deleting an item from the list.

                    Currently, to save the bookmark you need to be in the published view and then switch to the edit view to delete the item. It would be useful to have this all available in edit when working on lists which have been added without bookmarks already in place.

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                    • Display of tutor notes

                      Would it be possible to improve/increase the flexibility of the formatting of the tutor notes field? It is difficult to make the presentation of the Student Notes Field look good with it often looking quite cluttered if you want to raise a number of different points, or list a number of different chapters, within a note. It isn't, for example, possible to put these on separate lines.

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                      • Allow all bookmarks under the 'bookmarks' tab to be exported to excel/word/other formats beyond just ris to allow for greater flexibility

                        Allow all bookmarks under the 'bookmarks' tab to be exported to excel/word/other formats beyond just ris to allow for greater flexibility

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                          We would be interested to understand the use case for this, so what will enabling more exports allow the user to do that they can’t do today? Is that a benefit for library staff, academic or student. If you can update this idea with your thoughts and we can then review.

                        • Facilitate use of ReadSpeaker in Talis reading lists

                          Southern Cross University has selected ReadSpeaker (http://www.readspeaker.com/) as our text to speech provider. The ReadSpeaker building block in our LMS (BlackBoard) provides text to speech functionality for all students accessing content in the LMS. This is regarded as an important tool for equity and access. We would like Talis to add ReadSpeaker text to speech technology to the LTI content. We are aware that other institutions also use ReadSpeaker and seek your support for this important function that enables equity.

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                          • Option to create a new blank list on the module screen

                            When you create a new module you see the screen where you can link an existing list. It would be very handy at this point to have a button that says 'create a new list' that contains a hotlink to the new list page.
                            (At present I have 'Create a new list' saved as a frequently used bookmark but this would be useful if using a different computer)

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                              0 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We are making changes to how you create a list as part of the list edit work and will consider this as part of that conversation with our UX and Development teams.

                            • Improve usability of list searches from the Aspire homepage

                              This idea comprises:
                              • Ability to filter or refine list searches
                              • Changes the behaviour of pagination in list search results
                              • The option to change the terminology on links which appear in the course of searching
                              • ‘Back to the school of XYZ’
                              • ‘Others’ label in the search result

                              *Ability to filter or refine list searches

                              If you’re not searching for a specific list, a search may bring back many results. With the page limited to displaying 10 results you may have to page through several screens.

                              Can filters be introduced to help refine this? For example bringing…

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                                The search facility is an area we would like to review further. Some great examples of how search could be used and would be great to see other use cases added to this idea.

                              • Misleading messages...

                                When there's a connection problem between the catalogue and Aspire, the message in Aspire reads "This item is not available" - a little misleading. Would it be better to read something like "Information on this item is not available, please check the catalogue for more details"?

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                                • Editing the note on a bookmarked item

                                  At present it is possible to add a note to an item at the point of bookmarking, but it isn't possible to edit or delete that note after the bookmark has been created. It would be useful to be able to do so.

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                                    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                    Whilst we would like to make this improvement, it is currently not in our near term focus, so I’m moved it to the backlog to reflect this. idea has been moved to our backlog Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

                                  • Alternative authentication schemes for APIs

                                    We would like to be able to directly access reports and other authenticated data from scripts without the need to web-scrape through the login process protecting them.

                                    It would be good if the existing APIs implemented an API-key style scheme, e.g. accepting a header "Authorization: api_key <customer-api-key>" with each request.

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                                    • Dashboard - New edition notification opt-in

                                      At the moment there is an option to request an email notification if any alternative resources are located for a specific item within the Dashboard.

                                      One of our Academic Support Librarians suggested it would be useful if course organisers could opt-in to be notified via an email when the Dashboard feature picks up a new edition of any book on that list.

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                                        Keji Adedeji responded

                                        Looking into as part of wider investigations into notifications across the system

                                      • Include the Ability to Add the 'Format' field within a bookmark

                                        Sometimes when bookmarking the 'Format' field will be automatically included in the record. When it is not, there is no option from the drop-down to add it. This must be a simple thing to rectify, and is causing us to use workarounds when listing eBooks where the field is not present.

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                                        • Purchasing links from Reviews

                                          Would it be possible to utilise some of the TADC experience to make it possible to search for other/latest editions in both catalogue and suppliers sites not just the one listed.

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                                            backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                            The capabilities in TADC utilise checks against services such as xISBN to determine latest editions. We are investigating utilising the capabilities which drive the Quick Add and Dashboard 2.0 features (based on data served from NBD) in the reviews refresh we are investigating at the moment. Deeper integrations with suppliers are not currently in scope for the improvements we would like to make, but they are certainly areas of investigation for the future.

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