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  1. 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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  2. Mark/Tag an item as OER

    It would be beneficial to identify all Open Education Resources (OER) items on a Reading List for reporting purposes. This could also be a great selling point for TALIS, as there would be minimal cost for students to utilise those lists with all or majority OER items. If there was some way to tag these items, instead of searching against URL's/ISBN's/Titles in the All list item report, this would be a great time saver.

    4 votes

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  3. Include time periods filter in the Reviews screen

    For the purposes of prioritising reviews it would be very useful to have the ability to view and filter on list time periods in the Reviews screen alongside Stage, Status, Assigned, etc.

    22 votes

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  4. Being able to apply 2 filters in reviews or filter out items

    It would be very useful to be able to group book and chapters together while reviewing a list.

    Being able to filter out articles and other non book-items would be great too!

    3 votes

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  5. Remove Edition statements from compulsory metadata on Analytics

    In the vast majority of referencing styles, "Edition" is only required where an item is a second or later edition.

    However, the Metadata quality rating on reading list Analytics requires an edition statement for all books, whether they are single-edition or not. This is resulting in all single-edition or first edition books having red metadata flags even when their metadata is perfectly good and their Harvard (for example) reference entirely correct. If an academic or librarian inserted "1st edition" metadata into a bookmark, the reference generated would then be incorrect in most styles.

    Unfortunately, since this would apply to so…

    1 vote

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  6. Warning re. live digitisations when deleting a list

    Would it be possible to warn a user that there are live digitisations attached to a reading list they are about to delete?
    We have had a few instances where people have created a copy list and deleted the original (accidentally or purposefully), without realising that there are live digitisations on the list.
    It looks from the TACC side that everything is fine (the module code, title, year etc are correct and the digitisations are live) but its only when we receive a complaint about lack of access that we uncover what has happened.

    30 votes

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  7. Alert for library notes

    It would be useful if there was a way we could be notified whenever a new library note is added to one of the reading lists since there could be notes on there asking for a certain number of copies to be bought or for a title to be purchased in a different format which we do not know about especially when academics do not request reading list reviews. I have stumbled across a few lists with library notes asking similar questions and no-one in our team is aware of them.

    24 votes

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  8. Chapter bookmarks display book author (if no other author)

    When we bookmark a chapter that doesn't have separate author(s), could the book author(s) or editor(s) be displayed in in the 'main' view of the reading list? I think this would help students to find readings, and with alphabetising reading lists.

    4 votes

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  9. Retrieval of deleted lists

    We would like a function to retrieve deleted lists. We know that on some platforms you are able to go back 30 days or something similar to restore items and we would like a similar feature added as we recently found that an incredibly long list with 200+ items were deleted and had taken the lecturer a while to compile it. We believe that even though this is a rarity there should be some sort of fail-safe in place to accommodate the accidental deletion of a reading list.

    18 votes

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  10. search

    In the New List Edit View / Published view you cannot use the browsers built in find function to search through an entire reading list.

    You can only search for items that are in close proximity to where you are on the page.

    In the attached video I am pressing ENTER as I move down the list searching for the item. It only finds and highlights the item when I am close by.

    I use the browsers find feature as part of my workflow to jump around the reading list while I am editing. This way I can quickly find…

    19 votes

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  11. Setting a default reading list style for students

    It would be useful if list publishers could set their own default reading list style and it "sticks" for students. At present list publishers can set a view to a particular style, however that view only lasts during the time they are looking at the list. Any other action on the reading list and the style reverts back to the tenancy default. With users such as the Law Faculty they could set a default citation style and this will be consistently viewed by students rather than having to be manually applied by individuals. We use several citation styles depending on…

    16 votes

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  12. make the publish button persistent

    When editing long lists it's would be helpful to have the publish button always visible on the persistent toolbar so you don't have to scroll back to the top of the list. It would also help people to remember to publish if they can see the button at all times while editing.

    8 votes

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  13. Review level notes and/or assigning reviewer notes

    It would be very useful from the perspective of someone supervising the reviews process to have:

    a top-level review note that anyone who looks at a review can see

    and/or

    a note that can be sent to an assignee when a review is assigned to them

    13 votes

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  14. Warning when removing bookmark with digitisation attached

    Would it be possible for a user to be warned when they are removing a bookmark with a digitisation attached? Or for the Reading List team to receive a notification when someone has removed a bookmark that had a digitisation attached?
    We find that academics remove the bookmarks without telling us that the digitisation is no longer required (they seem to think that removing the bookmark terminates the digitisation) - the digitisation stays live in TADC but is no longer accessible via the list. At the moment the process of doing our monthly stats identifies when there is a discrepancy…

    48 votes

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    With New List Edit the Delete warning is already much stronger, however, this specific request has come up in feedback and we plan to address this with clearer messaging about the impact on Digitisations. This is not currently scheduled but we will update as this moves to the top of our priorities.

  15. Allow list creators to indicate which library branch they want their items to be placed on reserve from a dropdown menu.

    For multi-library systems, it would be useful if a list creator could indicate which library branch they want their print items on reserve. If they could be forced to select from a dropdown menu when creating their list (so part of the basic info of the list, such as title, hierarchy, and student numbers), this would be useful to staff carrying out the review and having to place physical items on reserve.

    2 votes

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  16. In View Edition, move or add the Close button (for closing box) at the top of the box to save scrolling down

    In View Edition move or add the Close button (for closing the View Editions box) at the top of the box to save scrolling down. As most of the time we are looking for new editions (which are at the top of the View Edition box), it would make sense to have the Close box button at the top rather than at the bottom. It would probably be better to add rather than move as it would be useful for those who have to scroll down to have it at the bottom too.

    4 votes

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  17. New Role to View Draft Lists

    I would like to suggest a new role that allows the holder to view draft lists but not publiish or edit them.

    In our university lists are entered several different ways. Some academics ener lists themselves but lists are usually entered by library staff or departmental administrators. However, academics understandably want to have final say on what appears on their lists and so want to see the draft lists before they are published.

    Having to publish lists before the academics can see them mean that students start using the lists before they are really complete. Also if there are major…

    11 votes

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  18. Multiple holdings on one bookmark

    It would be really helpful if we could have multiple holdings, or LCNs against one bookmark.

    Here at RHUL we have a large literature collection, and where an academic has indicated the specific edition is not important, we have a situation whereby we have to have multiple bookmarks for the same title in order to accurately alert students to all the different copies that might be available.

    This ends up not only being time consuming to manage, but looks extremely messy on the list.

    28 votes

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  19. More refined translation of 700 field

    Talis is currently treating the 700 MARC field as follows:

    If 700$e=Author, Talis puts the name found in an Author field
    If 700 $e =Editor or Editor of Compilation, Talis puts the name found in an Editor field

    All fine so far. However, if anything else is found in $e, Talis defaults to using the Author field again.

    We use the 700 field to indicate donors and former owners of donated collections. As per OCLC guidance we indicate that this 'person' is a donor or former owner via the $e field. But these people are not displaying as authors within…

    13 votes

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  20. Add a 'provide feedback on this list' field for students to use

    It would be useful to help take reading lists to the next level to have a box where students can provide feedback on the list, which could be seen by library staff and academics. Constructive feedback might help academics to make improvements, e.g. this list is too long; there are discrepancies between what is on the Talis list and what is held elsewhere; this list is not sufficiently structured

    It would help us (as the library) know what to advocate with academics about!

    6 votes

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