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  1. 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…

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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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              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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • journal jackets

                    Add Journal jackets automatically to lists.
                    Here at the University of Birmingham we use Browzine for journal TOCs and for lists that link to mostly journals the icons are the same and the list looks pretty dull. Students love the book jackets, so it would be great to have similar for journals - the visual cue really does encourage students to follow the link.

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                    • View Online button to be made more noticable on new student interface

                      Hello,
                      We recently changed our branding at Northumbria, at the same time we moved to the new student view.
                      Our brand is black and white, which unfortunately makes our View Online button not very noticable on the page, the button is based on the theme colour of the tenancy.
                      We would like to explore ways to make the button more evident to users, for instance a black line around the button or go back to the blue online button.
                      We have had instances where students have thought that we don't have an ebook, only print,as it just blends into the…

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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • music score

                                Add music score to resource type

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                                  2 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.

                                • Adding a bookmarked item to multiple lists

                                  It would be really useful to be able to add a bookmark to several lists at once. For example a new edition is being added to a list but they still need to keep the old edition as well, being able to add the bookmark to several lists at once (and publish the changes) would be wonderful.

                                  This was an idea someone else submitted back in 2014, but we've had requests from academics and also as part of some changes to our acquisitions processes that have meant i'd like it to be reconsidered.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    To be able to find and replace all instances across lists is something we are considering within our continuous improvements. We are keen to understand the importance of such a feature across the user group so encourage others to consider this idea and support if it is something that they feel strongly will have a positive impact.

                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • Change/hide the Copy List button

                                        Since we moved to the new Student Interface we are experiencing a surge of numbers of academic staff creating copies of their lists. Previously we didn't have too many instances of this but since the wording of "Copy" has been changed to "Copy List" and lines have been inserted into the dropdown to break up pthe list, they seem to have gone a bit mad!
                                        It is much more evident in the list now and we really would like it removed/hidden or changed back to Copy as previously.
                                        This is creating a bit of a headache for us now and…

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                                        • Notes for students in new list view

                                          Although accompanied by a mortar board icon to indicate that there is a note for the student, as the font of the text is similar to that above many students are not spotting the note.
                                          It would be helpful if this was in bold, a different font, or colour. Maybe even giving academics and library staff the ability to select a font option to make these notes more noticeable.

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