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  1. Removal of duplicates from bibliography

    When you view list as bibliography it duplicates references where there are multiple bookmarks for the same item. It would be good to remove these duplicates so that if necessary academics can quickly produce a bibliography if necessary without having to edit it.

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      0 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Gravatar + user profiles

      Prompted by comments from academics creating a profile.
      At the moment it is compulsory to use Gravatar in order to add a profile picture. Is it possible to have an alternative option to just upload an image file directly? An image is a friendly personalisation of lists, but the extra steps of joining Gravatar are putting people off!

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

        Low priority as it’s a cosmetic function, and the user can complete the task

      • Deleting bookmarks

        If you create lots of lists, as library staff at Stirling do, then you create hundreds and in some cases thousands of bookmarks. We'd like to be able to bulk delete bookmarks which are no longer required. Currently you have to select per page of 25 and then remove from view from My Bookmarks This is very time consuming.

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          0 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Keji Adedeji responded

          We may be able to do this as part of planned enhancements to bookmarking

        • Editing text in invitations

          When sending invitations to academic staff, we would like the standard text in the message template to be customisable to reflect our tenancy's configuration; without having to modify it each time we send it. For example, we have just asked Talis to add 'View Dashboard' to the role of List Creator. Currently, that does not appear in the list of permissions in the standard message template for that role.

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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.

          • Report on number of lists linked to higher levels in hierarchy than node list is linked to

            We have a requirement to report on the number of lists linked to a faculty and number of lists linked to a department. Our hierarchy goes faculty>department>module. Lists are directly linked to modules. The Hoerarchy Snapshot Report allows us to report on number of lists attached to amodule but not number of lists attached to a higher level in the hierarchy.

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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.

            • The ability to add two sets of page numbers per entry because books often have the notes at the back of the volume.

              We would like to ability to add two different sets of page numbers on an entry.

              Often books will have their notes at the back and when we are scanning chapters and attaching to a bookmark entry we need to register the two different page ranges.

              Having all the info on the bookmark is vital for the students for referencing and also saves us time when doing CLA returns.

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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 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.

              • Show lists linked to units within the hierarchy

                When viewing the hierarchy, it would be useful to quickly see which units have lists attached within a department. Would enable library staff to target units where there were no lists.

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                  1 comment  ·  Hierarchy  ·  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.

                • In-line Box of Broadcast (BoB) materials

                  BoB is a system that is going to be very important in the HE sector in the near future - either from the National BoB or locally implemented. Cambridge Imaging and BUFVC are the external partners to talk to on this.

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                    backlog  ·  3 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Link to Library Catalogue in Reviews to open in new tab/window

                    We would like for the link to our Library Catalogue from within the availability section of Talis Reviews (see image attached) to open in a new window or tab, similar to the links to suppliers' websites.

                    This ability to open in a new tab/widow makes the links within Reviews consistent, instead of having to continually use the right-click button for the only link in Reviews that opens in the same window.

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                    • Digitisation status as filter in Reviews

                      Could you add a filter in Reviews for "item has a Digitisation"? We roll over our digitisations when the list is published and comes through for review. It would be handy if we could see which items have digitisations by a filter. It would also be useful if there was also an alert that the digitisation status had changed since the last review e.g. was now Expired. I would also like to see the TADC number in reviews which I can see is another idea in the forum (http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/17410534-tadc-number-in-reviews)

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                      • All List Items report to include url from 'is part of' section

                        We often have bookmarks for book chapters where the url to the book as a whole is entered into the 'is part of book' section, without a separate url to the book chapter entered into the chapter section. This is done as it is sometimes not possible to link directly to a chapter. In these cases, we add a student note along the lines of "Please read pages 57-69".

                        In the All List Items report, DOI fields that are present in the 'is part of' section are included (though not in a separate field), but the url present in the…

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                        • Change “Request Review” to “Request Library Review”

                          Currently, many academics are confused by the “Request Review” button because the text that explains it (i.e. that a review is something the Library carries out, and that the Library needs to be asked to carry out a review whenever a list is amended) is not very prominent. Hence many academics never send their lists for review. It would help if the wording of the button itself was changed from "Request Review" to “Request Library Review”.

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                          • Preset metadata fields for 'Has Part/Part Of'

                            Would it be possible to have a number of preset fields that were automatically generated after selecting resource type?

                            For example, after selecting chapter or article, could Aspire automatically generate fields for author, pages, date, web address? And then adding volume and issue when selecting article.

                            And also have a different set of preset fields for book, journal etc in 'Is Part Of' if creating a bookmark from scratch.

                            It would be a great time saving feature for our team here if it was possible. It would also encourage accurate and complete metadata on every bookmark.

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                              0 comments  ·  Config & Customisation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We are considering this as part of the bookmarking improvements we hope to make and can see this would be a valuable time saver. We will feed this back to our UX and Product Development teams.

                            • DOIs in Reviews 2.0

                              We've recently moved to Reviews 2.0, and a colleague spotted that DOIs in article bookmarks do not have hyperlinks in the new review screen (screenshot attached to illustrate). We thought this was a bit strange since elsewhere in Aspire Reading Lists DOIs are hyperlinks (such as clicking on bookmarks) and I believe DOIs were hyperlinks in the old Reviews 1.0 screen.

                              When completing reviews, our staff check all links to electronic resources for functionality, so the inability to follow a DOI through to the article seems to defeat the point of the review. It would be lovely if this could…

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                                2 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                This is something that we hope to address. As a temporary work around you could use the Open URL in the review to be checking links.

                              • add individual items through LTI (Blackboard)

                                It would be great to have the ability to add individual items not just all list or a section to be added into Blackboard.

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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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                                  • Add class/shelf number to exported reading list

                                    When exporting reading lists to pdf we feel it would be useful to include class/shelf number of books within the reading list. After a meeting on the implications of the Disabled Students Allowance we were asked to investigate how reading lists handouts that give library class/shelf number could help our student's. Talis Aspire reading lists were flagged as an area where this could happen and we thought this could help promote the reading lists software.

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                                    • Add ability to batch publish (etc) lists

                                      We need to be able to search/select lists, tick the ones we want to carry out a batch function on, and batch publish them.

                                      Other batch functions are also required, such as unpublish, add note, assign list publisher, assign list owner... [Um, I already put batch assign list owner in a separate idea, maybe this should all just be one?]

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                                      • Improved handling of withdrawn items/records

                                        Keeping the academic (for their list) and the library (for Aspire as a whole) informed that copies or the resource itself are no longer in the catalogue, and ensuring students are not presented with a broken link in the Catalogue.

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                                          backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                          This is 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.

                                          Dashboard 2.0 already includes some functionality to inform academics about availability of materials on their list and there are plans to bring this out of BETA soon.

                                        • Customisation of the submit for publishing dialogue box

                                          when submitting a list for publication we would like to customise this message box (see attached) to prompt the list creator to submit the list for review. We would like both to be able to customise the text and for there to be a box to click through to review.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Config & Customisation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                            We do intend to investigate the introduction of a dictionary tool which would enable configuration of local messages. This will be reviewed and prioritised following the completion of the Db re-architecture but is not a current priority

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