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  1. Ability to set default link for Online Resource button

    At present when bookmarking electronic material the default order for links used for the Online Resource button is:

    1. Open URL
    2. DOI
    3. Web Address

    It would be useful if this could be configured for individual tenancies, as some customers may wish to have a different default order.

    13 votes

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  2. Search by title in reports module

    We'd like to be able to search by title in the Reports module, rather than having to export all to csv and search from there.

    This would be particularly useful for us when ebook contracts end, so we can quickly and easily search which list(s) have those items.

    10 votes

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  3. Display of journal information

    Similar to the 'display of chapters' idea, which is due to be implemented, we have received feedback that academics would like the journal information to be shown in the reading list display i.e. without the student having to click through to the article title.

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  4. Make deleting safer

    The delete function was brought in without its own permission, so anyone who can archive a list can also delete a list. This means a lot of staff here now have the delete option, because they need the archive option.
    If a list is deleted, there is no trace of it whatsoever, even to sysadmins and Support, and there is no way of having any notifications when lists are deleted. This introduces substantial risk.
    We would prefer not to have to remove archive permission from most users, therefore we request that:
    - the delete permission is a separate permission so…

    2 votes

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  5. Print View Facility

    Some of our staff find it very helpful to print lists to use while they review them. This is particularly useful on very long lists when the review cant be completed in one sitting - it gives staff an immediate view of where they got to. Can this please be added to 2.0?

    1 vote

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  6. "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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  7. Easier way to remove completed lists from the Review screen

    We have a large number of lists in the Reviews screen in the acquisitions area. We want to reduce it because the list takes so long to load.
    However, whenever we set a list to "Remove From View" the whole screen reloads. Therefore removing half a dozen lists can soemtimes take half an hour of staff time.
    Additionally, we have a large team of staff adding lists. therefore, in the time it takes to remove lists, more have been added, meaning that we are unable to get on top of this issue.
    We would like the paged changed, so that…

    11 votes

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Ability to report on number of reviews against a list during a specific time period

    To run a report of all lists which generates the number of reviews carried out on the list. Ability to refine this report to specific time frames.

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    The All Reviews report allows you to download reviews data that contains each review that has been completed on a list. Using the download you can filter by time period and then list title to get a figure for how many times a list has been reviewed in a given time. This should meet the requirements of this idea but please do raise a new idea or a support ticket if you would like to discuss in more detail.

  13. 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

  14. Show on the Review screen when list was last reviewed, or which are new items

    At the moment in the Review screen for any individual list, there is nothing to indicate when a list was last previously reviewed, or which items have been added since the last review. (You can obviously see items in the order they have been added; but in order to know which are new since the last review, you need to know the previous review date, and that doesn't display - you have to remember to go and search for it in Reviews before starting to review the list.)

    Obviously if all your staff are using the Log when they review…

    1 vote

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  15. Reporting: adding web address data when exporting from a reading list

    When viewing a list in 'My Lists', there is an option to "Export". This provides a table with the following columns: Date Added, Title, Type, Item Link, Local Control Number, ISBN10, ISBN13, ISSN, EISSN, DOI, Importance, Note for Student, and Note for Library.

    At Monash, we would like to have the web address included in the fields that are exported. It could sit adjacent to the 'DOI' column. This will be advantageous to us because we have to suppress and unsuppress our links to digitised items for copyright reasons and we would be able to identify the digitised items using…

    8 votes

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  16. Including Time Period in list name

    Now we have rolled over I have been handed a few queries around the problem of having 2 lists of the same name in the My Lists page. When using the 'Create and Add to list' function and the dropdown to attach a list to a node, it simply lists the modules by name, no indication of which year the list is for, making it hard to tell which list you are adding things to.

    I think that in these situations (i'm sure there are more but these are the two I have come across) the timestamp should be tacked…

    2 votes

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  17. Include further bibliographic info in All List Items report - specifically book publisher

    We are using report data to trigger ordering and identify high demand text books across thousands of reading lists. Having publisher information in the report would make our workflow substantially more efficient. I'm hoping this may be included as part of the work to improve Reviews.

    1 vote

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  18. 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

  19. Automatic user creation upon first Shibboleth logon.

    It is possible for most Shibboleth IdPs to pass the data that is collected during account creation automatically.
    It would be a nice addition if the user accounts were created automatically rather than the user filling out the new user registration form.

    3 votes

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  20. Automatic Online Resource if item has DOI

    Would it be possible to have the Online Resource box automatically ticked if the item has a DOI? The box is checked for eBooks and websites so just wondered if this could be replicated for journal articles.

    3 votes

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We have implemented this as optional behaviour, raise a support ticket if you would like this behaviour enabled

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