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  1. Additional supported sites for embedded video

    Youtube and Vimeo are currently supported in Talis to embed videos within the full metadata view of a bookmark.
    We've recently subscribed to EduTV, which is an excellent database of videos and playlists, and would like to have the same embedding for this resource.
    We also have a large collection of streamed media hosted in-house (both off-air and commercial material as is permitted under copyright provisions), and would like these to be similarly embedded within Talis.
    This was originally submitted as a support ticket question but it's been suggested that I raise an idea instead.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    A simple integration in the vein of the YouTube & Vimeo integrations can be dealt with via support as a bookmarking recogniser request. A tighter integration to support authenticated content will require liaising with EduTv to understand the requirements and will need to be planned.

    However, this is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog while we focus on items in the development focus.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  2. Resend invites - remove option when invitation is accepted

    If an invite has been accepted, say, 5 days ago, why do we still see the option to 'Resend invite'? Surely, there would be no need to resend an invite if one had already been accepted. Could the button be removed from invites that have been accepted, please?

    2 votes

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    backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  Users & Roles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Improved reading intentions

    The latest phase 4 release has altered the way a user's reading intentions are displayed. At present the can be set at the list level and reviewed on the user profile screen.

    One problem with this arrangement is that a user needs to go back to the original reading list to change the reading intention or alter the note, even though they can link through to the original item.

    I would like to see the ability to change the reading intentions either from the user profile screen or at the item level, in addition to existing list-level reading intention management.

    3 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    improving the display of reading intentions is something we would like to address, but is currently not planned

  4. OPAC link in review visible on main list

    It would be good to have the option to set a filter or add an extra column in the initial list screen in Review so that you can see the OPAC link. This would allow the reviewer to view existing stock without having to open the title. This would save time where titles are in-stock and copies sufficient

    4 votes

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    under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We are exploring some ideas around this as part of the reviews work we are doing

  5. Ability to manage user permissions

    After some discussion we feel it would be useful to have the ability to control user permissions. There may be instances where we would like to give library staff the ability to publish lists but would then like to remove that permission or change their role.

    16 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Users & Roles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is a valuable idea and user management is an area I would like us to investigate further in the future.

    However its not in our near term development focus, so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  6. Organising 'My Bookmarks'

    It is becoming really important for our academics to be able to organise their bookmarks. We know tags are the currnet thinking with filters- but some academics have a mental block against this. They are so used to having very structured resources/citations and without the ability to oraganise and sort (things like author- title- date- type- notes/modules ....) the resources within their 'library'

    44 votes

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    19 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We are currently refactoring the My Bookmarks screen to work in a way that allows users to sort and filter more effectively. Although this won’t include tagging or sorting yet, it does provide the framework for further options in this area.

  7. Report on number of lists linked to higher levels in hierarchy than node list is linked to

    We have a requirement to report on the number of lists linked to a faculty and number of lists linked to a department. Our hierarchy goes faculty>department>module. Lists are directly linked to modules. The Hoerarchy Snapshot Report allows us to report on number of lists attached to amodule but not number of lists attached to a higher level in the hierarchy.

    7 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog while we focus on items in the development focus.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  8. Allow the default invite text and subject line to be set at tenancy level

    At the moment the default email invite text and subject line are fixed - on completion of this story, they will be configurable at tenancy level.

    7 votes

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  9. Allow users to request roles rather than waiting to be invited

    At the moment an academic has to wait to receive an invite to edit a list from a system administrator. Academics who are proactive and have discovered the system have no way of gaining an entry point.

    On completion of this story they would proactively be able to request various roles. The request is added to a queue and at some future point an administrator can approve or deny the request.

    7 votes

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  10. Publish alerts

    At the moment we have alerts to let us know when a user has requested a review of their list, it would be great if we could have an alert in place for when a list is published. This way we could keep track on what is being published and whether they are being sent for review first.

    3 votes

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    Keji Adedeji responded

    I am setting this idea as Investigation. Whilst we will not be implementing a notification, we will explore how to indicate items on published lists which have not been reviewed as part of the work we will be doing in the reviews refresh. I have changed its category to Acquisitions so it lives with the other ideas we are exploring as part of that theme. It has also been moved to the archive forum.

  11. Allow invites to be created without sending emails

    At the moment an email invite is sent for every invite issued - even if the user is already has an active login to Aspire. This can result in multiple emails sitting in a user's inbox.

    Rather than emailing invites to users, administrators can elect to suppress the email invites.

    In this circumstance, users are asked to accept invites the next time they log into the system.

    3 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog while we focus on items in the development focus.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  12. Bookmarking from PubMed and using PMID

    Our Bioscientists would like you to improve bookmarking from PubMed and to be able to use the pub med id pmid number like DOI.

    PMID can be used like DOI to retrieve citation information for an article. Both 360 link and SFX openurl resolvers can create a link and a citation using a PMID. Could you please consider adding this functionality to Talis Aspire
    an example of a couple of records

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1112778/
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23147796

    5 votes

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    under review  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This idea has been moved to the archive forum.It is something we would like to investigate further but is a lower priority than other items at the moment. We will review this again when looking at bookmarking improvements.

  13. Alerts of system problems on the screen they affect

    When there are known system problems - e.g. bookmarking isn't working, or list editing will have errors, or My Lists aren't loading, or functionality is unavailable due to maintenance etc - there should be an alert on the relevant screen to inform the user of this.

    It will stop the endless amount of reports to site admins and then to you, all reporting the same thing and duplicating time and effort. It would also be a more positive experience for the user, as they will be assured that a problem is known about and is being investigated, rather than just…

    2 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  14. Improved handling of withdrawn items/records

    Keeping the academic (for their list) and the library (for Aspire as a whole) informed that copies or the resource itself are no longer in the catalogue, and ensuring students are not presented with a broken link in the Catalogue.

    6 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not in our near term development focus, so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

    Dashboard 2.0 already includes some functionality to inform academics about availability of materials on their list and there are plans to bring this out of BETA soon.

  15. The ability to add two sets of page numbers per entry because books often have the notes at the back of the volume.

    We would like to ability to add two different sets of page numbers on an entry.

    Often books will have their notes at the back and when we are scanning chapters and attaching to a bookmark entry we need to register the two different page ranges.

    Having all the info on the bookmark is vital for the students for referencing and also saves us time when doing CLA returns.

    7 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog while we focus on items in the development focus.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  16. Making Aspire content searchable/discoverable in Resource Discovery Tools.

    We would like to be able to search Aspire via a Resource Discovery Tool. As we are trying to simplify searching for resources as easy as possible, it makes sense for Aspire to be included in the targets the tool can search.

    3 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Config & Customisation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  17. Improvements to 'Create and Add to List'

    Sometimes when you bookmark a resource, the 'Create and Add to List' function doesn't capture the resource you expect it to. This seems to be a particular problem where the same ISBN appears in more than one record, e.g. an e-book record that contains the ISBN of the print version - invariably, the print version is bookmarked even when the e-book version is displayed in Aspire ready to 'Create and Add to List'. It also happens in some reprinted monograph records where the ISBN of the original is included.

    1 vote

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  18. Add section information to the CSV output of the linked data API

    It would be nice to add two new columns to the CSV output for the linked data API. These two new columns would contain information about the section the item is in and the parent section. This information would be enough to construct the section information from the CSV call and help to surface content in other systems (the VLE for example).

    2 votes

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  19. Selecting permission levels when inviting list publishers

    One of our lecturers is keen to use her list collaboratively with students and staff but is reluctant to invite all the students as list publishers, because they would be given all the permissions. She would just want them to add resources to the list to share. Could a checkbox be added to the list of permissions so a list owner could select which permissions to assign?

    1 vote

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Permissions are tied to roles, so I’m not sure we would expose the permissions. However, it is a good idea to allow the list owner to determine the capabilities given to people they invite to share their list e.g.providing the option to invite publishers or invite list creator (where that role is configured with the correct permissions). This is on the Backlog for now as we would like to look at this, but at a later date

  20. New reports - most popular books or resources

    We have Aspire linked to our Library catalogue so any book (journal, DVD etc) on a published reading list shows the titles of the modules that book is used on. For the Aquisitions team this is useful to see how the same book may be being used across the University as sometimes it is being used in more than one subject area and, therefore different funds.

    I'd like to suggest that it would be useful to list the top (eg) 100 resources so we can see which resources are being used the most and ensure we have sufficient stock.

    1 vote

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog while we focus on items in the development focus.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

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