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    12 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are currently reviewing this idea as this is an interesting concept and one we would like to explore further. If anyone would like to add their use case to this ticket it would be helpful to understand all scenarios.

    R Bramley commented  · 

    As stated last summer: "If we could set the current year's lists to 'read only' (after rollover), we'd be happy."

    Use case: We have a 3 month overlap of time periods during which we're just crossing fingers that tutors go to the right version when editing. Yes, there are remedial steps we can take, if alerted, but "prevention is better than cure"!

    Looking forward to updates on this development.
    Best wishes to all,
    Rachel.

    R Bramley commented  · 

    Not sure about adding list status to the API, as I'm clearly not that technical.
    We do have issues with the overlap of 2 time periods. We roll over in May, to create the next year's lists. We keep the current year's lists until Sept, to cover exams & re-sits. If we could set the current year's lists to 'read only', we'd be happy.

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  2. 21 votes
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    This idea is under review. We would be interested to know if you feel having information like this would cause confusion to students as to whether the library holds the items or not. If you do have feedback then please do add your comments as we would like to understand this more.

    R Bramley commented  · 

    We removed our John Smiths link as it always said 'Out of stock' - that was what led to confusion. I think academics would like a world cat link & they'd be clear about what it meant. Depending on what was visible on screen it may need to be quite explicit to be clear to students too.

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  3. 27 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    R Bramley commented  · 

    Yes - team members don’t really use the alert now because it’s so generic.
    They don’t really pay much attention to the alerts unless it’s the “new” alert, because the exclamation point is such a catch all. However, a flag for new editions wouldn't save me any time because I don't really trust the "new edition" function, so I always check with Amazon/Oasis regardless. I've found this function to be really hit and miss; it sometimes shows the flag even if there isn’t a new edition, or tells you it can’t find any edition information. I’ve seen it get confused with different formats (e/paper/hardback) as well. This'd need to be fixed by Talis (if possible) before I could get any use out of a separate flag.

  4. 25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    R Bramley commented  · 

    Yes. This is something I’ve wished for in my head quite a few times – we do my article/link checking from the list view to check the links work with the proxy added on, and it’s really annoying to then have to click through every item on the review screen to mark it completed.
    It would be really helpful to be able to select multiple items in review and the set the review outcome in bulk and the icons would be a definite improvement.

  5. 41 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    R Bramley commented  · 

    Here at Sussex we're very interested in making more effective use of the 'blue' button' (old list view) or 'View Online' link (new list view) and the potential reporting solutions and analytics data it could provide.

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  6. 11 votes
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    planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    R Bramley commented  · 

    I'm going to raise this as feedback on List View Beta - the display is better, as it keeps the sections and changes citations to the chosen bibliographic style on screen, but it doesn't export in this style.
    In order to 'sell' Aspire to tutors, the successful export of a reading list in sections AND in the correct style would be a winner. They could create a reading list in Aspire and then export it and stick it in their handbooks, which would save them a job, and is something that we're trying very hard to convince them to do.

  7. 27 votes
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    planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  8. 90 votes
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    backlog  ·  20 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    R Bramley commented  · 

    This definitely makes a lot of sense - at the reviewing stage, we'd like to be able to do everything without coming out of the screen if possible. I think it would be a good thing to try to incorporate at this Beta stage.

  9. 23 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    R Bramley commented  · 

    Spent an hour today bookmarking 3 items with a tutor - it didn't help that he had deleted the 'Invitation to publish' email as he thought it had something to do with academic self publishing, as you would.
    Please change this unhelpful subject line to something like: Reading List Editing Rights: “Test List” (name of list to appear in subject line too)

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    R Bramley commented  · 

    This would be really helpful to ensure immediate use of the list.

  10. 28 votes
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    planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Bulk Actions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    R Bramley commented  · 

    Yes, it would be useful to users, and easy for the provider to capture in a report, surely?

  11. 32 votes
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    backlog  ·  7 comments  ·  Talis Aspire Reading Lists » Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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