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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Keji Adedeji responded

      We are investigating this as part of the in progress work to move to live reporting

    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • Library Review report - review outcomes

            * Review decisions - for a given date range, an all-List Item report on Review Outcomes (e.g. 'How many "On order" items were created from Review in August 2010')

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            • add a 'back to top' link in a reading list.

              To help with long lists instead of a cumbersome long scroll back up.

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              • 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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                • 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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                  • Library note for a list

                    It would be useful to be able to have notes on lists that cannot be read by public users, but which include admin information for system admins. E.g. if a list does not have a hierarchy node, it would be useful to be able to note the changes on the list rather than having to keep that information in a separate system outside the software.

                    In fact, an admin area for systems notes would be useful overall.

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                    • Students sharing notes about reesources

                      One of our academics has suggested that it would be useful for some of his students to collaborate with each other when going through their reading lists. He thought that it would be helpful for students to be able to share comments they have made about resources or to add comments to the reading list itself. Students have access to collaborative tools in the VLE but this would be specifically readings-based.

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                      • music score

                        Add music score to resource type

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                          1 comment  ·  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.

                        • Pairing Identical Physical & Digital Items

                          Many lists show a physical copy of a book or journal with a digital version of the same document directly above or below.
                          It would be greatly beneficial to users to immediately notice that the two entries are the same item, one physical and one digital.
                          A simple pairing/linking feature of adjacent entries would do this.
                          This could also solve the issue of copy/pasting the Student Note from one to the other, by immediately copying the Student Note to the paired entry.

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                          • Adding our own University structure into the Profile Page

                            I understand this idea has been rejected before but we would like to propose this again.

                            Increasingly our Reading List service is being asked to be able to identify which specific departments academics are based in, so that this information can be used for marketing purposes. Currently it is not possible for us to easily provide this information.

                            It would be very helpful to us to be able to tailor the Profile page to show the specific hierarchy of our University.

                            Aspire would then need to be able to provide this information in the reports, which would enable us to…

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                            • Undo button

                              It would be useful to have an "undo" button, like in other programs, when editing reading lists. This has been suggested by academics as well as other library staff, as of course would be useful if you made a error and needed to "undo" it.

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                              • 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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                                • An 'edit notes and importance' button to be added within the screen for an individual item

                                  Would it be possible for an 'edit notes and importance' button to be added within the screen for an individual item?
                                  We are finding that when we are reviewing and re-editing lists that often the individual item needs a note adding to it and we are unable to do this from within the item screen itself and have to open a different page or a new tab in order to enter the note required. I have attached a screenshot of the item screen - what we would like(if possible) is an 'edit notes and importance' button added next to the…

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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. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

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

                                  • Streamline route through to online books, journals etc.

                                    Clicking on a title of an item takes users to a page about that resource rather than the resource itself. For online items this is a pain and I've seen staff and students be completely put off by this (especially when most of the list contains online items). They don't notice the 'online resource' button to the right of the screen. They think it's an icon not the shortcut link they're looking for. I would much prefer the 'view in library catalogue'/ability to add notes etc. page to be the secondary link. This type of info should open in a…

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

                                      We have some ideas about a new approach to display of list item details which may address this.

                                      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.

                                    • Suggested improvements to My Notes & Reading Intentions

                                      The summary list of "my notes" and "my reading intentions" displayed on one's username profile page do not expire or archive. Further they seem disorganised and are without a date stamp to indicate when a note was left. Instead the lists grow to contain notes and data from every old list. The lists would get very long and disorganised due to intentions and notes left from past reading lists, leading the profile summary page to become of little use to students.

                                      For the My Notes and Reading Intentions sections, I recommend:
                                      1) sorting (e.g. by date);
                                      2) display the date…

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                                        backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                        Improving this for students is something we would like to do, but is likely to need a theme in this area.

                                        This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

                                      • quick links to resources?

                                        The details page for a resource is sometimes great (e.g. when there is a google books preview, inline viewer, or a student wants to annotate the list, plus the clear statement of library holdings...) but sometimes it's just an unnecessary click e.g. linking to a website.
                                        Also, nothing opens in a new window so it can (sometimes) be a pain to get back into aspire again once you've followed a link to an external resource.

                                        What are your thoughts on a lightbox to view details pages for resources?

                                        Or perhaps a new window could be opened when you leave talis…

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

                                          We are looking to bring the list and list item view together which should alleviate this issue.

                                        • Show digitisation rejected

                                          In the list edit view mode, it would be great if where it says digitisation live and pending, it would also show when a digitisation has been rejected. This would help limit duplicate requests, and provide a quick answer to why there isn't a digitisation without having to check TADC separately.

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