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  1. Display alternative to 'view online' button for physical items in results list

    Problem: If there is no 'view online' button for a resource many students assume we do not have the resource. It does not occur to them to click the title to see if there are print copies. The default behaviour is to scan through the list looking for/clicking the 'view online' button and no button means no access to the resource.

    Solution: For physical resources there should be a button or link on the list in the same place as the 'view online' button so students understand there may be another way to access the resource. Ideally this would be…

    15 votes

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  2. Would it be possible to add in a field so that we can include the details of translators please?

    I think that having a translator option is really important: students otherwise risk referencing their sources incompletely, and the role of the translator is severely diminished if their details are not included. I'd be so grateful if this could be considered.

    Damien McManus, Bristol University Library

    43 votes

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  3. Ability to post messages that appear on every list, not just the homepage.

    With LTI integration, most students bypass the home page. We would like to be able to post messages at significant times with important information about textbooks etc. at the point of need, ie. the list itself.

    3 votes

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  4. Drag and drop sections on lists

    Several of our list owners have fed back that it would be better if list owners/publishers were able to drag and drop sections to move them around within lists. Currently, it's possible to click the double-ended arrow, and hold and drag to move paragraphs and resources up and down a list. For sections though, we have to click on the three dots and choose 'Move Up' or 'Move Down', which is time-consuming especially when moving sections on longer lists.

    6 votes

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  5. Users searching resources across reading lists

    One of our academic liaison librarians encourages their students to use other module reading lists when researching topics for assignments as these are curated lists from academic staff. They would like to make this easier by enabling better search functionality in the home search bar. It would be good if the search bar on the home page could include an advanced search that would keyword search resource titles so that if students wanted to find resources on a subject that could find if there was a reading list with these resources on.

    6 votes

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  6. Blog post as a resource type

    Please could we have 'Blog post' (and 'part of: Blog') as a 'Resource type'? Having to list blogs as 'webpages' isn't quite right.

    3 votes

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  7. Make it easy to rearrange sections in a list, using the drag and drop within the Table of Contents.

    Make it easy to rearrange whole sections in a list, using drag and drop within the Table of Contents. This functionality was in the last version.
    It was much better than the options in the current version and has been requested by a user at my University

    4 votes

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  8. Automated Reporting

    You can currently save a report you have run with the same filters, but it would be great to be able to set daily, monthly reports to run automatically for you- sending them to a regular email account this would help the user build a picture and map items being added or formats being added and even subject areas adding the most lists

    3 votes

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  9. List level notes in Reviews

    It would be very useful if we could include notes in the Reviews interface at a list rather than item level. This is useful where a list may deviate from our standard purchasing rules, or where we need to record list level issues or questions - currently these end up being discussed via email or Teams, and so not recorded for future reviews of the same list.

    4 votes

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  10. Include place of publication in All List Items report

    We'd like to be able to export place of publication as part of the All List Items report to avoid time-consuming cross-checking against the catalogue.

    It looks like this information is gathered when bookmarking, but not included in the report export.

    We've been asked this in relation to reporting on purchasing and availability of resources from non-UK, -Europe, or -North American publishers.

    2 votes

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  11. A Discord server where we can discuss it

    Integrating a Discord server where we can actually talk to people about reading lists and get recommendation would be a fantastic idea in my opinion. This would actually make it easier for us to actually access the lists we actually beleive are good and a community around it would be wonderful to be part of. For refrence, you can see what the Yes Theory YouTube channel has done by making a community discord server here: https://discordserverlists.com/yes-theory-discord/

    Let me know what you think.

    1 vote

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  12. Allow Users to Set a Preferred Name for Their Public Profile

    Create additional field(s) to allow users to set a preferred name in their public user profile whereby a user could choose to replace their 'official' name which currently is auto generated on login via the university SSO identity management system. Highly desirable to aid student recognition of the form of name that their lecturers choose to be known by.

    4 votes

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  13. Give Library staff the ability to view Aspire as another role would see it

    Moodle has a very useful feature whereby staff roles have the option to view Moodle pages as another role would see them (eg Student). While Aspire reading lists have Student View, it would be really helpful if those with the most-permissions roles (eg Library staff) could choose to view as if they only had the permissions of a lesser role (eg List Publisher).

    We often find when attempting to help academic staff with Aspire that there is confusion about what those staff can or can't see on their screen, as Library staff with the Acquisitions role have more permissions and…

    17 votes

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  14. Alert list owners/publishers when library adds new item to their list via automatic email

    When academics order new titles for their resource list, we put an internal note to that effect in our order records and acquisitions add that title to the relevant Talis list once the books have arrived. Please can this action by the library trigger an automatic email to the list owner and list publishers to say that new items have been added to their list by the library and that they should add the necessary details to the new entry as needed? This would save so much time and we wouldn't need to send a separate email to those academics…

    15 votes

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  15. Add Field - Author should provide option to add author as Single Field

    When creating a bookmark which has failed to find metadata for an Author field (eg a web page, or a PDF of a government report), using "Add Field - Author" only brings up the option to add an author in the format "First Name, Surname". There is no option to switch this to "Single Field" - this can only be done by re-editing after saving. Lots of pages and documents found online have corporate authors, which need the Single Field format, and not having this available at the point of creating the bookmark confuses users.

    2 votes

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  16. Add bulk action tools into Aspire itself

    The bulk action tools produced by Joe Munzer at York St John University under the aegis of Talis Developer Network have been absolutely invaluable during the last year - thanks Joe! However, my colleagues and I have had some difficulties getting the tool set up on our work computers because they are Managed Desktop machines and not really intended to run applications like Docker and XAMPP, which are needed to use Joe's bulk tools. Ideally, we would like to see the functionality of bulk tools could be incorporated into Aspire 'Admin' menu or even added as a separate 'Actions' menu…

    36 votes

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  17. Filtered export to reference management software

    It should be possible to export a filtered list to reference management software. For example, a student could filter everything they had marked as Have Read to their preferred reference management file format to easily include their set reading in their bibliography.

    This was marked as completed in 2011 but when I recently raised a support ticket asking how to do this it was confirmed that it hasn't been done.

    3 votes

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  18. Pop-up when saving outcome for item that appears multiple times in a list

    It would be really helpful if there could be a pop-up message that came up when you are saving an outcome note for a book that appears multiple times on a list - "Do you want to apply this outcome to all items in group".

    Members of our collections team have flagged that they sometimes miss the 'Apply to all items in group' tick box and end up posting the same note multiple times against a title.

    1 vote

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  19. New metadata field for online article number to ‘Article’ bookmarks

    Some articles are now only published online, and will have an article number, and in some cases have no pagination information.
    There are times during the bookmarking process in which this article number will be automatically pulled into the start page field in the article bookmark metadata. There is the potential for confusion about what this data means, or if the data should be retained, removed, or where it is missing, added to the pagination field.
    By adding a field for article number, it provides a field to accurately capture this information.

    3 votes

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  20. Ability to set priority level for reviews

    We would like to be able to set a priority level for lists sent for review and then be able to filter/sort the reviews in priority order. Ideally the priority levels could be configurable (e.g. High, Medium, Low or Priority 1, Priority 2) for each institution, similar to review stages.

    Aspire reviews are currently based on a steady stream of reading lists, dealt with in order of the date/time requested, with no other sort options. In practice when there is high demand before the start of semesters, it is important that reviews can be prioritised according to other criteria (e.g.…

    14 votes

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