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  1. Number of items count to (new) list view

    The old list view had a count of the number of items appearing on the reading list in the top left hand corner of the list. This was a useful feature and we note it is not available in the new list view. Could it be returned?

    9 votes
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  2. Display of chapters

    When we add specific chapters to lists we'd like the title of the book as well as the title of the chapter to be automatically included in the display. We currently manually edit entries to include both, for example.
    The Reformation Parliament, IN: Parliament and politics in Scotland, 1235-1560 - K. M. Brown
    This think would make it easier for students to identify the chapter when browsing a list

    75 votes
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  3. Include call number and location of item on one interface for students

    At the moment, the only way to see a call number of a book (if we have it of course) is to click on the item, taking us away from the long list or resources. This addition may encourage more lecturers to use Talis as all the relevant item location information will be available on one interface, making it then suitable for printing. Just a quick idea I had after a reading list meeting.

    3 votes
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  4. Search by item

    It would be really useful for librarians doing stock work to be able to search Aspire by item to see if an item they are reviewing is on a reading list.

    Such a search feature may also be useful to academics wanting to check they have a particular item on any of their lists without having to search each list.

    7 votes
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    We have introduced three new filters on the All List items report which should make it easier to search for and report on specific works, Title, ISBN-10 and ISBN-13.

    If this is still something you feel would benefit academics than please do raise a new idea.

  5. "Back to list" in item should go to back to where user has come from in list

    Some of our lists are quite long. From the user's point of view if they click into an item to view it and then "Go back to list" they are always taken back to the very top of the list. It would be much better if they could be returned to the point in the list they left ... or at least to the section they left. Going back to the very top of a long list is quite annoying for users.

    3 votes
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  6. Include "Editor" in the front screen list view

    At the moment, there is no distinction between editors and authors when you bookmark an item - both are labelled as "Author" in the initial metadata. If you edit the metadata to describe an editor as "Editor", that information no longer appears in the front screen list view. We would ideally like the bookmark button to be able to distinguish between the two when bookmarking (as MARC does with the 100/700 field distinction) and we would like Editors to appear in the front screen list view to improve the information available to students in support of good citation practices.

    12 votes
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  7. Improved RIS support for import and export of citations to other reference manager software

    Currently, Talis allows mapping of RIS data in and out of Talis as detailed here: http://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/206848335-Mapping-RIS-fields-to-Talis-Aspire
    We would like "editor" and authors of chapters to be included in this to allow greater specificity for importing and exporting citations from other systems such as zotero.

    3 votes
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  8. Allow customisation of the display of citation fields

    We would prefer to be able to customise the way citation fields are displayed on a reading list. Currently, the title is listed first, then the author(s) and date. A cleaner display (especially if had an alphabetical list arranged by author) would be to have the author(s) first, then the title.

    8 votes
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  9. Display list in an alternate style

    Ability to display lists in a specific citation style - Many of our courses use the Harvard style and although lists can be viewed as a bibliography and exported in specific citation styles, our course organisers would like to be able to provide a consistent approach in the way they are presenting their reading lists. They would like the option to present the list itself in the Harvard style, i.e. by Author first not Title.

    36 votes
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  10. customisation of the reference management software used in the export button

    Currently, clicking the export button in a reading list defaults to either saving an RIS file, or opening in EndNote.

    I suggest that the functionality of the button should be customisable to reflect the preferred institutional reference management software.

    26 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    I’m closing this idea as we have now enabled Refworks direct export from a reading list as well as “My Bookmarks”. We will not be investigating Endnote support unless there is a demand for it. We will however, look at addresssing the capability to turn off the export to refworks option where not applicable

  11. Display the Edition metadata in the reading list view

    Current the reading list title, author(s) and publication date are displayed in a reading list. The user needs to click on the title to see the remaining metadata information, such as Edition. This is an idea to also display the Edition data (if available) in the reading list view. Exposing the edition data at a glance would be useful to the student, as well as the list owner. It would help to keep the list up to date, and assist with list auditing and quality checking.

    22 votes
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    The new list view now displays the Edition information in the front screen. This resolves the initial idea that was raised.

    For those interested in the Editors showing this is currently in beta and detail can be found in this idea, please do add your votes to this so we can help you keep up to date on this: http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/9766701-include-editor-in-the-front-screen-list-view

  12. Make the OpenURL link for articles optional

    The OpenURL link will only work successfully for articles which are found in your electronic journal subscriptions. For articles which are in open access journals or in your print collection, the OpenURL link will always fail, which may lead your students to believe they cannot access the article.

    Make the display of the OpenURL link for articles optional so it can be suppressed for open access, print or other articles which will not be found via your link resolver.

    22 votes
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  13. 12 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Following phase 3 of the database re-architecture, it is now possible to select multiple lists and remove from My Lists

  14. Allow the images of book covers to appear in the actual reading list

    In the detailed display there is a small image of the book. One of our student reps is asking for this to be displayed in the actual list as a visual prompt to the book they should be reading. Given we have dyslexic students and many in design related subjects who are visual learners, the more visual the lists could be the better.

    11 votes
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  15. Supress 'no copies held' on e books

    Under the Library Availability banner when we have an Electronic book, we would like to suppress "no copies held" - we think that it will confuse our students

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We have made some changes to the library availability display. Where an eBook is detected, we display an appropriate message instead of the availability information. This was in our last release

  16. Allow Google to crawl reading lists

    Google is currently blocked by Talis from crawling reading lists, however other search engines are not. Google is currently the most popular search engine and allowing it to crawl and index reading lists would enhance discoverability.

    2 votes
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  17. Streamline route through to online books, journals etc.

    Clicking on a title of an item takes users to a page about that resource rather than the resource itself. For online items this is a pain and I've seen staff and students be completely put off by this (especially when most of the list contains online items). They don't notice the 'online resource' button to the right of the screen. They think it's an icon not the shortcut link they're looking for. I would much prefer the 'view in library catalogue'/ability to add notes etc. page to be the secondary link. This type of info should open in a…

    8 votes
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  18. Search draft lists

    Would like to have the ability to search for lists that are 'Draft'. Would not like this to be available publically, but for library staff who are currently managing the set up of lists at implementation, to be able to search for lists that are in progress.

    7 votes
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  19. Give the option to switch off the "list bibliography" option

    While we appreciate it is still in beta mode we would like there to be an option to switch off the "list bibliography" feature. The version of Harvard used here does not match the approved style for RGU and therefore it could cause problems for students by misleading them. Until we have chance to speak to academic staff and ask them to weight the pros and cons we would like to have it turned off.

    16 votes
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  20. A keyword search for e.g. book titles within Talis Aspire

    The ability to search for book titles within the Talis Aspire tenancy from a search box, thus allowing users to see if books are on other lists.

    38 votes
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