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  1. Customisable Text in Role Invite

    Rather than be stuck with the set text provided out of the box, it would be good if each site could customize the text and language they would like to use when sending out the Role Invitation email.

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      0 comments  ·  Config & Customisation  ·  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.

    • Rename Audio-visual document

      There are various requests for changes to theway Resource types are managed. Until these are resolved could we at least rename
      Audio-visual document to
      Audio-visual

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        0 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  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.

      • Ability to manage user permissions

        After some discussion we feel it would be useful to have the ability to control user permissions. There may be instances where we would like to give library staff the ability to publish lists but would then like to remove that permission or change their role.

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          2 comments  ·  Users & Roles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

          This is a valuable idea and user management is an area I would like us to investigate further in the future.

          However its not 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.

        • Communicate result of Review Outcome to list owner

          Once a list review has been completed the requester is e-mailed and informed that the review is complete. However s/he cannot see the results of the review, the helpful comments and information that have been added by library staff. Could the link in the message be changed so that it takes the requester to the results of hte review, rather than to the reading list.

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            2 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Keji Adedeji responded

            We are investigating this in the reviews theme

          • Selective copy-and-paste of list items and sections

            With a dynamic course environment, existing lists sometimes need to be merged or disaggregrated to support changes in module or course provision.

            At present, the facility to 'copy to my Bookmarks' enables a Publisher to copy list items one-by-one to their My Bookmarks set and then add them one-by-one to a new destination list using the Edit feature.

            This can be a very laborious and time-consuming process when large scale item replication is required.

            Aspire could include a list View which enabled list Publishers to selectively tick the items in a list (including a one tick option for an entire…

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              12 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  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 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.

            • Copy one list into another with losing notes etc.

              List creators here have asked to be able to copy content from one list into another. Currently it is only possible to export/import records e.g. from someone else's list, from one list to My Bookmarks and then drag them into another list. This is quite time consuming and notes to library/students are lost.

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              • TARL report to indicate type of online resource link (DOI, open url,web address)

                We would like to easily identify which online resource links point to doi, web address and open url in TARL within the reports menu, there is no current functionality to do this but would be a beneficial feature to us.

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                • Is it possible to delete the notes added to items in the review section

                  We make extensive use of the note functionality in our processes - collections assistants append notes on decisions to inform librarians and overseas colleagues of purchasing decisions. Some items end up with dozens of notes and when we make a mistake we have to add another note to say ignore the above note. Can we delete them instead?

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                  • Dropdown menu when editing lists so references can be moved to a particular week rather than needing to be dragged and dropped

                    A few academic staff at our institution have found it frustrating and time consuming to move references from one week to another when editing their reading lists using the existing drag and drop method. It would be helpful if, in edit mode, there was a 'move to' option whereby a reference could, for example, be moved from Week 1 to Week 9 without the need to drag it all the way down to the bottom of the reading list. It would be good if this could work along the same lines as the 'create & add to list' option when…

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                      0 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • List Owner view of invited publishers and ability to revoke access

                      A number of List Owners have multiple publishers they've invited to help with the management of their list. At this time they are unable to see who has and has not accepted their invites. Visibility on who has access rights to a list would be incredibly useful, particularly if this could also include the ability to revoke access to a list when for example that employee has moved on or is no longer associated with the course.

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                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Users & Roles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve Dashboard visibility and exportability

                        The Dashboard contains analytics on usage, editions, metadata, views, etc, which would be very useful if it was more widely available. The current restriction to List Owners or List Publishers prevents other relevant and appropriate interested parties for accessing and assessing this data.

                        In a Library managed model distributed across several campuses, we are not yet at the stage of giving teaching staff List Publisher roles and incorporating Reviews into our workflows. We also rarely have a single teaching member of staff, which makes List Owner not a useful feature either, being restricted to one person who has also created…

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                          2 comments  ·  Users & Roles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                          We would like to review the dashboard can be shared with academics where permissions and roles are not given to them.

                          However, 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.

                        • Lists will automatically be added to the list owner's "My Lists" tab

                          Many of my academics are forgetting/not realising that they need to add lists into "My Lists". This is especially an issue after rollover when they are attempting to edit lists from previous years instead of the current one. They expect the lists that they own to automatically appear in "My Lists", which I probably would if I were them too! Is there any chance this could be possible? It would make my academics' lives a lot easier and avoid some frustrations and confusions with the system.

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                          • Display the total number of students associated with a work across all current Reading Lists

                            The calculated total across all courses will better inform the acquisitions decision. For instance the library may have a guideline to provision 1 book per 50 students. Book ABC is then added to Course X which has 100 students. The Librarian sees that we have 1 book in stock so orders a second copy. A little later Book ABC is added to Course Y which also has 100 students. The Librarian sees that we have two copies which covers the Course Y students, and ignorant of the Course X requirements does not acquire any more copies. The end result is…

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                              under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                              We’ve introduced this capability in the new reviews area and we will review how it can be exposed elsewhere in the system

                            • Create a manual bookmark from the editing page

                              It would be useful to have the option to create a new bookmark from the editing page, rather than having to go to My Bookmarks to select this.

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                              • On 'recent changes' include who published the list

                                At present clicking on 'recent changes' shows the name of the list, the date, what was added. It would be very useful to see the email address of who actually published the list to keep track of activity.

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                                  4 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                  We’ve already started some improvements to expose more information in ‘Recent Changes’ e.g. item added/removed info. To address this idea, we can currently only expose the list publisher where that user has a public profile. We would like to change the meaning of private profiles, to mean private to the institution so that we can display this information to logged in users for all lists. Does anyone have any objection to this?

                                • Make "View later edition" alert in Reviews screen dependent on edition statements not publication dates

                                  The "View later edition" alert in the Reviews screen is currently very unreliable. It appears to be triggered by publication dates rather than edition statements and so picks up paperback reprints, e-book releases, etc - none of which are "new editions" in the academic sense of the word. Nine times out of ten when we look at it we find there isn't in fact a new edition, which is leading staff to ignore it. Is there any way it could be refined so that it only actually picks up 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc edition statements?

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                                  • reviews 2.0 overview summary line similar to TADC

                                    Would it be possible to have a line at the top of the reviews page with a summary similar to TADC of 'Requested' 'Started' 'Assigned to You' or to default the display to these statuses to help workflow?

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                                    • All Lists Items report - additional column: Hierarchy column

                                      I would like to request that the HIerarchy column , which is in the All Lists report be added to the All List Items report.

                                      I was asked to supply information on the publishing dates of books in reading lists by college. To do this I had to run a report of books in all published lists. This amounted to over 59,000. I then had to manually find which college a list was in and sort it. This was a massively time consuming job. If the HIerarchy column was available I would have been able to sort and find the…

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                                      • Include "Editor" in the front screen list view

                                        At the moment, there is no distinction between editors and authors when you bookmark an item - both are labelled as "Author" in the initial metadata. If you edit the metadata to describe an editor as "Editor", that information no longer appears in the front screen list view. We would ideally like the bookmark button to be able to distinguish between the two when bookmarking (as MARC does with the 100/700 field distinction) and we would like Editors to appear in the front screen list view to improve the information available to students in support of good citation practices.

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                                        • Improvement of resource type

                                          Some academics suggest to add 'Standard' (it is used as a resource type especially in the major of Science and Engineering) and 'Conference paper' in the item resource type

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