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  1. More editing options for dictionary entries in TADC

    To have the ability to add additional 'special requirements text' (e.g. %REQUEST_DETAILS%) to the subject line or message of an email, would enable us to fully customise our messages that the Academics receive.
    For example, we are wanting to add the module code to the subject line of the Live Request Email, but this is not possible as the 'special requirements text' for the course details is not in that specific entry.
    Currently you can only move the 'special requirements text' within the existing dictionary entry, not between different entries.

    We are only now looking at the dictionary entries as…

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  2. Request digitisation for resources which have online resource button ticked

    We have had feedback from a number of academics with long readings lists with a mix of online sources and resources which need to be digitised. When they edit their list , every resource as it is digitisable has a request digitisation option, which they find confusing as they want to be able to quickly navigate to those resources which aren't available online to request those only. Often we get requests from academics for digitisations in error as the presence of the request option makes then think that they need to request even though the resource is online.

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  3. Can the ticked chapter box be changed to 'opt in' rather than 'opt out'?

    In relation to the request digitisation form we have noticed that some requests which far exceed the CLA limits are being approved by the concierge due to the 'this is one chapter' box being ticked by default. Would it be possible to make the ticking of the 'this is one chapter' box an opt in choice, rather than have it set to 'on' by default?

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  4. Worklog Report

    The purpose of the report is to produce data on reporting Service Level Agreements, as well as finding out averages, etc.

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    It would be really helpful to have further information on how you see this report working, are you looking for a worklog report for each requests or something at a higher level? More information may allow others to input to the idea and vote on this.

  5. TADC search and reuse from the DCS

    The ability of TADC to search for scans already undertaken as part of the CLA's Digital Content Store would be a huge boon to small institutions especially. Whilst TADC is a great workflow solution, it does not currently hold anything apart from 'our' content in the Vault. If we could source scans from the DCS, that would be hugely useful!

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  6. New status or reason of "Ordered from BLDCS"

    I am wasting a lot of time by reviewing Requests that are at the status of Referred / Copy Pending, when many of these have had orders sent to BLDSC. This is not obvious until you open the Request, and although this info is displayed on the right of the screen, because I am assuming that something needs to be checked / done, I am scrolling down all of the Concierge checks before I realise that we are actually waiting for a file from BL.

    Please can this be added as a reason under Referred

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  7. Making note field searchable (e.g. identifying BL requests for invoicing)

    When we receive invoices for documents supplied to us from the British Library, requests are identified by the order number which the BL allocates. This is usually in this format: 00524015.

    Currently it is not possible to match up requests on our invoice with requests in the DCM. We can input the BL order number in the note field but really this needs to be a searchable field so that when we receive an invoice we can match up items listed with requests in the DCM.

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  8. Vault matches - download and edit

    When possible matches are found in the shared vault, it would be useful to be able to download and edit a PDF which is a close but not exact match, or if the PDF is not OCR ready.

    Examples would be requiring only a part of a chapter, or finding more than one chapter bundled together.

    The CLA's DCS (Digital Content Store) preview of a scan includes a download button, so since TACC is a similar tool could this feature be implemented?

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  9. Addition of 5% statutory exception in concierge override for UK tenancies

    Currently the list of concierge override reasons does not specifically list the use of the 5% copyright exception for educational purposes. Would it be possible to add this as an option? The exception states that no more than 5% of any title can be used across the institution in any 12 month period under this exception. By including this option, would TADC then be able to track these titles on an institutional level rather than module/course code level to allow automated tracking of such digitisations rather than manual tracking outside of the system to ensure compliance? This would be particularly…

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  10. Hi Guys not to be rude but this is genuinely the hardest software to use

    Most reasonably good online book systems actually don't have the book take up the entire screen, so you have to scroll for hours endlessly. Wherewith any other system, it may take me a minute to find the right word this takes forever, Talis give you a content page, but the problem with this is most books sections are hundreds of pages long, and when Talis puts a quarter of 1 page to fill up your screen its futile to scroll through endless information it's like they think we are 300 years old with the eyesight of a mole.

    The search…

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  11. List of new comments since last visit

    I'm using the "class comments" system to let students ask questions about research articles on Talis Elevate. However, after the first few comments it's difficult to track new comments that I haven't read/responded to. It wouldn't necessarily to mark every single new comment - the dashboard shows the number of comments in total, but it would be very useful if it had "number of comments posted since I last opened this document". That would make giving my responses much more efficient.

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  12. Report to identify where digitisation request has originated - RL or webform?

    It would be useful to have the ability to pull data which tells us if a request has come via a Reading List or via the webform - it would help us identify engagement with Reading Lists or the VLE.

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  14. Add edition and date to item details in request emails

    Currently only the the Book title, Authors/Editors and ISBN(s) are given in TADC emails (success or reject). For users who are requesting on multiple editions/years, it is not easy to work out which exact item the message refers to.

    It would useful if these key bibliographic details could be added to the email to avoid confusion.

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  15. Naming of sections of a book when requesting digitisation rather than just having the page numbers

    Currently we are able to add the name of the chapter when requesting digitisation, but when we are using a section of a book instead there is no option to give it a name, all that is recorded are the page numbers. Sometimes academics give the section a name, or in the past we ourselves have given it a name eg. Extracts from......

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  16. A TADC API

    Specifically for usage - prints, downloads and views. We have a project that is monitoring 7 modules - the usage of the items on these modules. We want to automate the gathering of data as much as possible. We can use the Talis linked data API to get the data. For hardcopy books we can use the LCN (which is the bib number in our LMS) to retrieve loans, reservations and renewals automatically, and we would ike to be able to look up TADC data for each request. An API seems the obvious solution.

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  17. Edit and pre-clear process during rollover

    Why does no data stay in the fields when you Edit and Preclear a number of requests as it does when editing just one request?

    It is useful to be able to see all the data and be able to change only what is necessary. This is often only one field such as student numbers or the requester. Whereas currently we have to re-enter all the field data as it opens as empty fields apart from the dates.

    The process requires looking at one request anyway to see what the fields contain and what might need updating. Then you have…

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  18. Option to source from BL when scan has been uploaded

    We would like the option of sourcing a request from BL even when the requestor has uploaded their own scan.We would like this as, where possible, we obtain an EHESS scan from BL. Currently if a copy has been uploaded there is no option to source from BL. It would be much more user friendly to have this option rather than to withdraw the request and ask the lecturer to rerequest it from the reading list.

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    You can change the source of the request now when reviewing a request but we want to see if we can make this so you can raise the request via the BL using the API rather than manually.

  19. Ability to upload jpeg images in TADC - currently can only upload pdfs

    Whilst our scanner can save images in jpeg format, TADC is only able to upload pdfs. In our Art & Design dept lecturers prefer jpegs as the format presents a much clearer detailed image. In order to encourage Art & Design lecturers (under-represented in our stats) to use TARL and TADC we would like to have the facility to upload JPEGs.

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    This is something Talis are working towards. Currently Talis Aspire Digitised Content only enables you to upload materials that require copyright clearance, but the Talis Player will not only enable you to upload material that needs to be copyright cleared, but also other materials.

    Talis have been working with beta partners to develop this, and we will keep you up to date with the wider release of this through the usual updates (webinars, newsletters, events etc).

  20. Integrate TADC User Profiles with existing TARL Profiles

    Many TADC users also have TARL.

    Staff Users register with TARL and are assigned Priviliges.
    Users then setup a separate Profile for TADC which requires exactly the same information that they have already supplied to TARL.

    My Suggestiuon is that the TADC and TARL profiles are Integrated so that users don't separately register for both products.

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We do intend to merge the different profiles but its not in the near term develoopment focus.

    It has been placed into moved to the longer term backlog.
    It will graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned and are ready to implement.

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