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  1. Improving 'no image available'

    Instead of the generic 'no image available' icon (and not conflicting with the idea previously logged of having an upload/snapshot image tool), could Aspire support the idea of Tenancy specific generic icons which were resource type sensitive. So the workflow would be: 'This is a journal article; I have no image to accompany this; retrieve and display the Tenancy specific journal article icon'.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We’ve not gone for a tenancy specific option here, but we have iremoved the “no image available” display when no image is available.

  2. Selective export to Bibliographic Management Software (RefWorks, EndNote)

    Students should be able to:

    Flag, tag, tick or basket selected items in a Resource List (or Lists) and then export them to one of the standard Bibliographic Management applications, such as RefWorks or Endnote.

    For RefWorks, and other systems, a direct export facility should be offered; with a RIS formatted indirect export as a fallback.

    Aspire is not a Bibliographic Management application, but needs to integrate as easily as possible with applications which are. Students who are being encouraged to consult materials in their studies will want to be able to cite and refer to those materials in their…

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    I’m marking this idea as completed. We’ve got some more enhancements to do here, including selective export of citations (which we’re planning to implement from the My Bookmarks screen) but the spirit of this idea is now delivered to the application. For enhancements, please raise new ideas or email LIS-ASPIRE where there is an active thread discussing this feature.

  3. Have you read this? - Tagging

    Responses from a recent Aspire focus group with undergraduates showed that although they felt the 'Have you read this' tagging was a useful feature- most would only use it if they could display a list of items tagged as 'planning to read' or 'have read'. Other suggestions were to indicate the 'read' status in the main resource list view.

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  4. Displaying items by week required

    Ideas from student focus group:

    One of the key comments from all participants was to be able to view their resource list readings by week required.

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  5. Make it easier for students to find items they have made personal notes on

    As suggested- a comment made on another idea. It would be good if in the personalised areas there was a filter to lists/items with personal notes 'attached'.

    This would fit into the student revision workflow. At high stress and time poor periods students will want a quick way to get back to resources they found helpful.

    I think a feature like this would encourage them to put notes on in the first place. At the moment there is not a great incentive to use the notes area.

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  6. Tag items

    Is it possible to be able to tag / mark items as 'Electronic Resource' for online journal articles and e-books etc and then be able to re-group the list to display all electronic resources together?

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  7. Export list as printable document (e.g. txt, rtf, doc, pdf)

    From an academic ...

    At the risk of becoming unpopular...I would like to be able to use the online reading list to populate a module handbook - but this new version does not have an easily copyable format.

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  8. My Bookmarks display in Edit List view

    When recently creating a resource list for a Spanish course- several items bookmarked had the same title- but one was a book and the other an audio-visual item- but look identical in My Bookmarks on the right hand side of the Edit List view as only the information from the title field is visible. Can you show the material type in My Bookmarks in this view?

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The bookmarks displayed in List Edit mode now have the resource type displayed with them.

  9. Linking and 'new window' option

    I'm aware that (a) web accessibility compliance restricts certain linking behaviours and that (b) Talis are looking at the options to iframe more linked content within Aspire- but I would still like to explore the idea of an additional optional 'Open in a new window' button for the key external outbounds links in Aspire. As an end user I would like to have the option to keep my List in view in one window while navigating my way through outcomes (such as a Library Catalogue- online vendor- e-Content provider) in another. I find the experience of 'losing' my List as…

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Please contact support if you wish to enable this behaviour on your tenancy

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