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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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. Search tool on new list view to include ability to search text in notes

    On classic list view it was possible to search a resourcelist for a piece of text in a note using your browser's 'Find' tool/Ctrl + F. On new list view you can search for authors and titles using the search box, but the way pages load means it's not possible to use Ctrl + F to find the text in notes.

    We often use notes as place-holders on lists we're working on (e.g. for a book not in stock in the Library that needs to be ordered) and it would be useful if some equivalent find tool could be put…

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  5. New editions displayed when bookmarking

    In reviews 2.0 and dashboard analytics there is an alert which shows that newer editions are available. Would it be possible to display this functionality to academics when they are bookmarking

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  6. 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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  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. Changing text for request review reminder when clicking Publish

    Where we have the option to ask list editors to request a review when they click publish, it would be useful to be able to control the message as we would want editors to request reviews if they have books they would like to order.

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  10. Option to complete a review without notifying tutor / inputter

    In the "All Reviews" section of Aspire it would be useful to have the option to "mark as completed" without notifying the person (tutor or library staff) who'd requested the review

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  11. 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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  12. Identify whether latest edition in use, in bulk

    Run a report that covers an entire teaching period (or more), that can be exported from TALIS Reading Lists identifying:

    - resources that have a later edition
    - whether that later edition is owned by the library or not
    - resources that are not linked to a library copy

    Currently, in the latest NEW LIST VIEW, the only option is to send each Reading List for Review and go through each individual resource to gather this information.

    The option to run a report with this data would save days/weeks of copy/pasting and enable us to:

    - offer our lecturers this…

    11 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Automatically bookmark videos as "Online Resources"

    During our pilot phase, we've noticed that when academics add YouTube or BoB videos to their lists, they generally forget to tick the "Online Resource" box - possibly because they are used to it happening automatically when they bookmark, e.g., articles and ebooks.

    It would be useful if online videos could be automatically recognised as "Online Resources" by the bookmarking tool.

    At present this does not happen because "audio-visual document" resource type can include, e.g., DVDs listed on a Library catalogue (not an online resource). However, could there not be a workaround similar to the one for ebooks (see: http://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/205644351-How-the-Online-Resource-button-works)

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  15. Option of Student Numbers defaulting to hierarchy not list

    We have student numbers for our modules stored in our student administration system. We want to be able to upload this information through the hierarchy into Aspire, and this be the definitive student number for the lists. Academics editing the list however, are able to add their own numbers, and this is the number which is shown in Reviews 2.0 i.e. list numbers have precedence over hierarchy upload numbers. We would like to be able to choose which number is set as the default – hierarchy or list number

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  16. Exclude Note field from being included in item count

    We would like the item count at the top of each list to include only actual resources, not the note fields that contain supplementary information.

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  17. Export bibliography in list order (not alphabetical)

    We would like to be able to export a reading list in a bibliographic citation format but keeping the list structure, e.g. week one, week two etc. The current export options are 'export to PDF' which only lists title/author and doesn't contain the full bibliogaphic detail, or the 'view bibliography' button which lists everything alphabetically by author.

    Our academics need to add reading list content to their printed course outlines so we need to be able to export reading lists from Aspire into the course outline, with a 'week by week' structure where appropriate. Many academics are understandably extremely reluctant…

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  18. Acquisitions - introduce the idea of 'states'

    To enable the Acquisitions Library Review process to support more complex workflows, it could be extremely useful to introduce the idea of 'states' (or similar) to lists under Review. Customers could select how many 'states' their workflow necessitates and what labels they wish to attach to 'State 1', 'State 2' and so on (e.g. 'Liaison Librarian review', 'Link checking', 'Acquisitions processing' etc). Lists submitted for review could arrive in 'State 1' and then be moved to 'State 2', 'State 3' as this review process progresses. The view of lists under Review could then be filtered according to State (e.g. 'Show…

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  19. Student note formatting in New List View

    In New List View student notes it would be helpful to have some formatting ability. At the moment all the text is all clumped together and you cannot add spaces or dot points. With some formatting features it would make student notes clearer to read.

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  20. "View and Export" in List View/Edit 2.0

    In the first screenshot from Broadminster University, the Talis demo tenancy,, it looks as if you have the option to "View and Export" from the list when you are in edit mode. See my first attached screenshot.

    But all that I can see when I am editing is a "View" drop down. If I want to see my export options,

    I have to click View > As Student, and it's only then I am presented with options to export to PDF, CSV, etc. (see second attached screenshot)

    This idea is to enable the "View & Export" button for all those…

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