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  1. Resend invites - remove option when invitation is accepted

    If an invite has been accepted, say, 5 days ago, why do we still see the option to 'Resend invite'? Surely, there would be no need to resend an invite if one had already been accepted. Could the button be removed from invites that have been accepted, please?

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      backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  Users & Roles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Leveraging coverage data for Journals and articles provided for Google Scholar library links

      Libraries provide data on journal and article coverage for the Google Scholar library links program via a weekly file produced by their open url providers

      Could Talis Aspire also utilise this data?
      Possible uses would be
      - indicate on lists and when bookmarking that full text is available
      - produce reports when digitised items are available in subscriptions
      - produce reports when articles on lists are dropped from subscriptions

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        backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

        this is not something we have immediate plans to address, but I would like to investigate this further so it is “under review” for future consideration

      • Alerts of system problems on the screen they affect

        When there are known system problems - e.g. bookmarking isn't working, or list editing will have errors, or My Lists aren't loading, or functionality is unavailable due to maintenance etc - there should be an alert on the relevant screen to inform the user of this.

        It will stop the endless amount of reports to site admins and then to you, all reporting the same thing and duplicating time and effort. It would also be a more positive experience for the user, as they will be assured that a problem is known about and is being investigated, rather than just…

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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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            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 section information to the CSV output of the linked data API

            It would be nice to add two new columns to the CSV output for the linked data API. These two new columns would contain information about the section the item is in and the parent section. This information would be enough to construct the section information from the CSV call and help to surface content in other systems (the VLE for example).

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            • 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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                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 - '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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                  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.

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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.

                  • Ability to know who deleted a node

                    We just discovered that a module had disappeared and Support were only able to tell us that someone had deleted it. It was definitely loaded and viewed in Aspire before. It is disappointing that we can't tell who deleted it when; can this be made possible, either for us or Support?
                    I do realise this Idea partly relates to the "More granular set of edit node permissions required" - if that were implemented, the ability to delete a node could be tied down much more and at least the pool of potential deleters would be more limited!
                    I realise this…

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                    • network file bookmark

                      not sure if I missed something, one of our academics asked if it were possible to bookmark a network file
                      file://server/share/path/reallyUseful.doc

                      naturally it would only be visible inside the university, so a restricted access label would be required

                      I have suggested locating it on a web page or eLearning site, but he would like the option anyway

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                        backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                        We will not be focusing on this now due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey However, we think this is a valuable idea and is something we will wish to investigate in the future, so its on our longer term backlog

                      • Allow invites to be created without sending emails

                        At the moment an email invite is sent for every invite issued - even if the user is already has an active login to Aspire. This can result in multiple emails sitting in a user's inbox.

                        Rather than emailing invites to users, administrators can elect to suppress the email invites.

                        In this circumstance, users are asked to accept invites the next time they log into the system.

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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 while we focus on items in the development focus.

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

                        • New filter in All lists or All items by hierarchy level

                          As a new user to TARL I have been starting to use the reports module and I was surprised that amongst the other filters there is not an option in All Lists and All List items to filter by where the list is in the hierarchy (e.g. module / course or programme).
                          We use the lists attached to modules and those attached to courses very differently. The former are aimed at current students and the latter at prospective students, so I wish to consider the data generated by these two types of lists separately.
                          I have come up with a…

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                          • Ability to delete previous outcomes in review

                            In the review section there is a trial of all outcomes for an item across all the different lists. This can be very useful to see how the item has been dealt with elsewhere by different people. For example the first outcome may be stock sufficient but later when added to a new list it was then set to be ordered. Having this trail of outcomes if very good. However, there may be occasions where an outcome is set in error or someone hasn't understand the process correctly. In these instances we would like the ability to delete the previous…

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                            • Notes appearing in reviews

                              This has been raised before but a while ago so I'm going to raise it again.

                              We would like notes to appear in the review section. When we don't have a book in stock we bookmark the Blackwell's page for it. However, sometimes we can't find the book online or in the case of some journals, there isn't a website for it. In these cases we add a note to say which journal it is. When we then come to review we don't see the items that aren't in stock and are notes so we are having to view the…

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                              • Make lists available only to those registered on the module

                                We have some lecturers who are concerned about some sensitive content on their reading lists. They state that they are happy to upload material to our VLE as this is restricted only to students registered on the module, who they have been able to give a "warning" about the sensitivity, but they are concerned about other members of the University being able to view the material out of context. We would therefore like it to be possible for reading lists to be restricted only those registered on a module.

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                                • section titles

                                  It would be really useful for us to have the section title included in the All Items Report. I've managed to link the column 'Has Container' with the section URL found in Google Analytics, however a lot of the time, our academics want to know how students are interacting with each section when using LTI with Moodle. If the All Items Report included the section title it would be a lot easier to feed back to them on this.

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                                  • Add Browzine's PDF download links

                                    Browzines LibKey functionality allows you to add direct PDF download links into discovery systems such as Summon and Primo. This is a really useful feature as it provides seemless 1-click downloads for subscribed article content.

                                    Integrating the Browzine links into Aspire would help make accessing articles as quick and simple as possible.

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                                    • Add article authentication at Reviews stage so errors can be picked up at this point

                                      We would like authentication to be added at the Reviews stage so full checking can be carried out at this point.
                                      Currently because ez proxy authentication is added to links after the Review, the student link can give authentication errors that were not visible at Reviews. So if a lecturer bookmarks an article from a free e-journal, the link will work from Reviews but possibly not from the actual list page. As more and more articles are made open access this is a growing issue. (I am also going to suggest separately an article format that does not include authentication).

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                                      • Allow us to edit the default subject line of "review is complete" message

                                        Currently we have to use the automated "review is complete" email even when sending a review back to academics to ask that they add student numbers/importances before we can review it. We would like to be able to edit the subject line of this email ourselves to say something like "Requiring Action – additional information required for Resource List review" Otherwise, the academics just think their review has been completed, with no further action required.

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                                        • Include hierarchy in review interface

                                          We would like the review interface to make searching for the hierarchy/module code possible.

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