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      backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

      We would like to improve the ability to display as much info that we have about a resource even if it is not the specific format that was originally bookmarked.

      A redesign of how we display holdings would probably be required and this is not currently in our short term development focus.

      This idea 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.

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        planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Help & Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Georgina Parsons commented  · 

        Phase 4 is complete and this remains an important need, so just wondering if there's an update on this one? Also can you confirm the flexibility of this - i.e. we can choose which email address(es) the notifications go to? (I presume it will be one global setting, not per school, etc, and won't just go straight to the list owner, but could?) Thanks.

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          6 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

          We think this is a valuable idea and something we will wish to investigate in the future, however its not in our near term development focu so its on our longer term backlog

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          Georgina Parsons commented  · 

          Just to add other recent problems for examples: when a list is published, we need to be able to find out who published it. When a list is copied, we need to know what it was copied from and who copied it. When viewing recent changes for a list, we need to know who made those changes.

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            1 comment  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Reporting  ·  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.

            Georgina Parsons commented  · 

            We also keep saying that we need this data. I am still unsure as to whether we need to raise Ideas for each report enhancement, though, as at TAUG we were advised to comment on the report pages too (e.g. http://support.talisaspire.com/entries/22062327-Hierarchy-Snapshot). Might be worth commenting there as well?

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              0 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Bulk Actions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

              Bulk editing 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.

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                0 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Notifications  ·  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.

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                  8 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » 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.

                  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.

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                    2 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » 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.

                    Georgina Parsons commented  · 

                    Most definitely. It is essential that Aspire administrators are able to manage user permissions - a feature we expect in all systems.

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                      0 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Keji Adedeji responded

                      We had some discussions with Coutts towards the end of last year about this and they need to do some work. As they are migrating to a new version of their site iPage, they advised that they would make the changes for the new site. We will need to touch base with them again to catch up on their migration and plans for implementing the requested change

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                        1 comment  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » 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.

                        Georgina Parsons commented  · 

                        This would be good as long as it included useful list information - it's not much help saying a unit has 2 lists if one of them is archived and one is from a previous time period. I guess multiple additional columns of "number of lists in latest time period (draft)", "number of lists in latest time period (published)", and whatever else is necessary... might solve that aspect? It would actually be necessary to state the time period as we do have an overlap - e.g. if we rollover in Feb, we'd want the info on the two latest time periods as we'll still be adding lists for this academic year while trying to sort out review of lists in the new academic year.
                        (Better still, give us the ability to customise these reports to meet our individual requirements and save the templates that we each need...)

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                          2 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          Keji Adedeji responded

                          We are investigating this in the reviews theme

                          Georgina Parsons commented  · 

                          We definitely have issues with how hidden information is on Aspire and support this - BUT it must be optional and should be customisable at the point of closing the review. In many cases this will be very useful. But, if the list owner is library staff, we should be able to untick sending the review outcome as it may well not be necessary. If Aspire told us who the list owner was, and we could change the email address if necessary, or opt not to send this, it's great.

                          As with all the other auto-emails from Aspire, we also *must* be able to change the from address and the reply-to address and customise the template in case we need to add extra lines in there (if the email looks automated then academics probably won't read it anyway).

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                            2 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Notifications  ·  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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                              backlog  ·  7 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Georgina Parsons commented  · 

                              Thanks for the update and we're very excited about this!

                              Firstly, I'll add my support to Richard's addition of the "assignment" aspect.

                              My other obsession is reports as it's what I spend too much of my time doing! They weren't mentioned, but will the 'states' (and assignments) be added to the All Reviews report in Aspire? Can this report be filterable by these? (Sort is okay, but filter is much easier to handle.)

                              You could then continue that thought process along the line of pre-filtered reports by role, whether or not the idea of assignments and reports by user will work (it's a usual intermediate report for seeing how many lists are with acquisitions and how many are with subject librarians).

                              E.g. Lib Acq staff have a reviews report which shows them everything in their state, and Subject Librarians (if they have their own Role) have a report of everything that needs progressing by them. Of course, by individual user, with alerts when a list is assigned to them, would be amazing too... I'll stop now I'm getting idealistic and mentioning alerts!

                              Oh, but can you remind me about reporting on length of time in process? I thought we'd been advised originally that we could do this with reviewed lists but I can't see how. We'll need to know the average time a list spent in each phase of the review, so we can see which part is the most time-consuming and improve our processes or train more or plan better around that. Will that be reportable on?

                              Thanks :)

                              Georgina Parsons commented  · 

                              Wholelheartedly support this. We're not finding the review process sufficient as we very much have a collaborative approach to lists which is where Aspire is very good but not quite perfect. For example we ask academics to request a review when they've completed a list, and this first needs to be reviewed by the acquisitions team. When they've made the relevant checks/edits/decisions, the subject librarian needs to complete the review to sign off or confirm orders etc. There's no way to do this now:
                              - if the acquisitions team marks the review complete when they've finished their part (so they know not to keep working on that list) the review information is lost (notably student numbers which the SLL needs - separate Idea, please vote!) and the SLL can't edit the log
                              - if the acquisition team just ask the SLL to complete the review, there's no way of flagging that list as 'not to work on' due to the lack of (a) states or (b) a list-level note.
                              - if the acquisition team mark the review complete then request a new review of the list, there's no way of submitting that review to the SLL as the review just goes to the administrator, you can't choose who it goes to.
                              We're open to solutions to this problem, but I think the 'states' idea as well as a list-level review note (and the retention of review information) would work for us.
                              Thanks.

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                                3 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Resource Types  ·  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.

                                Georgina Parsons commented  · 

                                The problem we seem to have with digital readings is that they are articles and go in as an article, but then I'm told Aspire adds additional links to find the article ("check for local subscriptions..."), and it's confusing. Maybe we'll have to start putting them in as documents...

                                Georgina Parsons commented  · 

                                Is it not possible for us to add our own resource types - would this be an option? E.g. we're not fussed about reports but we'd like a "digital reading" type... In the hierarchy it is annoying that we have to see all the options not just the ones we use (school, dept, module), and similarly it would not be too user-friendly if we saw an awful lot of resource types when we only use a limited selection. Customisable resource type lists might be a handy way around this. Just a thought :-)

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                                  3 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Rollout  ·  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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                                  Georgina Parsons commented  · 

                                  Most definitely. It would also be better if we could customise the *full* text of the email - at the moment you can't customise the last two lines, they are not visible in the email invite screen but are added automatically by Aspire. The last one is the link, which is fair enough that it doesn't need customising but it would be useful to see it in order to format the email better. The line before that is ""Click on the link below to accept the invitation." We wanted to write our own message with further information (click the link and login as...) but it's awkward as we can't get rid of this line. If we can customise the text, let us customise all of it! And definitely at tenancy level too as it's hard and time-consuming training every member of staff to cut and paste our instructions into invites. Thanks.

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                                    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

                                    Tagging is something we plan to address and it is in backlog. However, it is not yet scoped or prioritised but we will update this idea as we progress.

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                                    Georgina Parsons commented  · 

                                    Presuming this refers to tagging bookmarks in My Bookmarks, we would also support this assuming that each user could assign their own tags (like in Delicious) as librarians might want to use resource type or school, but academics might want to use subjects or module breakdowns or a personal flag.

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