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  1. Make sections background more colourful (perhaps the same blue as in the classic edit or something to make them stand out more. )

    Since the new list edit it seems harder to spot the sections because the background colour used is not so prominent and it doesn't make it easy to spot sections or to spot where a section ends especially when dragging items to the bottom of a long section. It would be great if the background colour was a little more obvious either more saturated (obviously taking into account accessibility) or a perhaps a different colour to the rest of the list. Thank you.

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    Thank you for all the feedback relating to the sections and the difficulties around defining them. We will be making some changes to these to make them more distinct. We will update as these become available.

  2. Elevate

    Talis Elevate is being piloted at our institution and one piece of feedback from academics is that they would like to export Elevate items to Talis Aspire without too much duplication of work. Could there be an option to export to reading list in Elevate to make this easier for the academics using both systems?

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  3. Report broken link - More visibility for user to submit their details

    "Report Broken link", we had a student mention they've reported a few and never heard back. During the meeting I went in myself to show them and completely missed it myself. Looking back now I can see the 'Request a response and add more details' in black text above the buttons. It's quite camoflagued there as the eyes focus on the buttons.

    We're wondering if Talis would consider:
    (A) Adding a third button - cancel, report anonomously, report with your email address (wording not too worried about)
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    (B) Making the report button capture email details by default.

    I think…

    17 votes

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  4. Retention of the 'cut' feature in the action menu after searching

    When adding structure to sometimes lengthy lists migrated from our previous system, tutors use the search function to find the item they wish to move to one of their sections. However, the 'cut' feature is then absent from the action menu meaning they cannot 'move' the item to the right place in the list; only 'copy' it via 'My Bookmarks'. This either means the original item is still floating in the unstructured portion of the list and has to be found again to be deleted, or the tutor has to remember to open the action menu a second time with…

    2 votes

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  5. Adding an item whilst in search filter

    We sometimes need to add a new edition, or e-book to a list that already contains an item. We've discovered that when you search to find the existing item in the list, you can't then add your new bookmarked item and it's quite frustrating. So, we'd like to be able to add items when in the search filter for a list.

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  6. Search and punctuation

    In the Search box if the user inputs a title with punctuation, e.g. a comma or colon, but it isn't exactly the same as the bookmark's punctuation it is not found. This has come up where a comma was not included in the right spot and also sometimes there is or isn't a space before the : separating the sub-title. It would be good if the search was a little fuzzier to pick up these common typing mistakes.

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  7. can you stop list holders from requesting a digitisation from an e-resource?

    Is it possible to hide the 'request digitisation' link from a resource link entry that is clearly for an e-resource? This can be problematic especially when we don't hold the item in print in our library. Also, as we have the e-resource, surely there's no need for anyone to request a digitisation of it?

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  8. Filter Management Information Dashboards by academic year/time period

    We would like to propose that a filter is added to the MIS dashboards to allow running reports for a single academic year or time period. Currently filtering by academic year is only available on the "Edit Activity" dashboard.

    We had high hopes for the new MIS dashboards, which offer graphical, easy to use reports. However, as things stand, we are unable to use them because many of the dashboards report on all unarchived lists within the system, rather than allowing filtering to the current academic year lists. As it is our current policy to retain the last 4 years…

    5 votes

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  9. Copy sections

    We would like the ability to copy sections from one reading list to another.

    Davis Renfree said there have been similar requests in the past, however, they date from a while back when everyone was using Classic Edit, so it would be useful to raise a new idea. This would also help Talis gauge support for the idea as they continue to develop New List Edit further.

    93 votes

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  10. Integrate Reviews within the Talis list interface visible to users

    By making everything editable from the user interface but with extra options for reviews, you would address the problem with to-ing and fro-ing between the two interfaces and having to check links that don't work in reviews but do work from the user interface, because the link resolver doesn't work and we would also see the list in the order in which it appears so editing it would be much easier and straightforward.

    7 votes

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  11. Distinguish between print and online books in the All List Items report

    I would like to be able to run a report in All List Items of online books only. We have subscribed access to ebook collections where the content is changed by the vendor regularly, sometimes hundreds of titles are removed at once. I need to know if any of those titles are on reading lists as ebooks. Currently I can only refine the All Lists Item reports to books, but the print books are not relevant. The functionality to select 'online resource' as an option would solve the problem and save hours of checking.

    1 vote

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  12. Review list titles to be arranged in the same order as on the list including the list sections if there

    It would be great if, when reviewing list titles for each Talis list, we could see the review list titles in the same order as they appear on the list including the list sections if there.

    36 votes

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  13. Deleting multiple readings

    When editing reading lists, it would be good to have checkboxes to mark to do bulk editing on a list. Similar to the "Actions" menu on the Lists report.

    This would be handy to be able to delete multiple readings and save 3 mouse clicks for each deleted reading. Gets a bit tedious when there are a few and when the list hasn't been sectioned,

    Would be also useful for changing the importance of multiple readings, bulk "add to my bookmarks", etc.

    8 votes

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  14. Add page views data to the 'All Lists' report and add item clicks data to the 'All List Items' report

    We were told that list usage data available under View>Analytics is more reliable than that available from Google Analytics. However, to compare usage across all lists you have to open the Analytics interface individually on every list and copy the data into a spreadsheet. This takes hours and leaves you vulnerable to transcription errors.

    By including page views data in the 'All Lists' report and item clicks data in the 'All List Items' report the same (but always accurate) information could be sourced almost instantaneously.

    1 vote

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  15. The report broken link button should only appear next to items that have the online resource button ticked

    We receive reports from users about a resource's link not working because it is a print rather than electronic copy. If this link could only be attached to an item in a reading list that has the online resource button ticked, it would be better customer experience.

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  16. Add the reading intentions menu button to paragraphs

    Students taking online courses at our university have a core textbook for each module which is supplied by the course provider and not by our library.

    As a result, the details of the core textbooks are kept at the top of their reading lists and in sections, in paragraph notes with a link to the course provider's VLE, rather than as standard bookmarks.

    Students have reported that they would still like to use the reading intentions menu to indicate whether they have read, or are planning to read, their core textbooks, but this doesn't seem to be possible for paragraph…

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  17. Add built-in accessibility checker to Aspire

    We would like to see a feature built into Talis Aspire that would enable the system to run an accessibility check on items as they were being added to a reading list to determine whether the destination platform (e.g. an eBook site or journals database) is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. If that were possible, we could train our list creators to choose accessible resources for their lists. Also, the existence of a tool like this would put some pressure on those resource providers whose platforms are not very accessible to make improvements, or else find their resources making…

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  18. Pin "Unpublished changes!" message to top of New Edit screen

    The fact that the Action Bar (Table of Contents, View, Citation Style, etc) stays pinned to the top of the screen in New List Edit when a user scrolls down a long list is very helpful.

    However, the big yellow "Unpublished changes!" message, which is also really useful, doesn't stay pinned and so disappears as soon as a list editor scrolls down from the top of the list. Given that academics may be making changes anywhere in a list, and that our academic staff are still very prone to forget to Publish, it would be really helpful if the "Unpublished…

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  19. Dashboard view in TARL

    Can we have a dashboard in TARL similar to the one in TACC, to monitor reviews, or to see at a glance how many reviews are in progress?

    8 votes

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  20. Simplify steps to add the Bookmark Button.

    When you click on the link to "Install Bookmark Button" it comes up with a pop-up that describes what it is. For some reason this confuses people. I would recommend that the pop-up goes directly to the second screen.

    In the second screen, some people just click on the "Add to My Bookmarks" button, which then takes them to the manual add a bookmark page (see attached file). It would be good if that wasn't possible and the text read "Drag me to your bookmarks bar."

    Also, I would omit the "Close" button beside "Next. "

    7 votes

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