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  1. compulsary heirarchy code/customisable text

    When creating a new list, it would be helpful if the hierarchy code select was mandatory. Academics often create lists in addition to the lists we have rolled over for them, and don't attach these lists to hierarchy codes. This creates issues with linking to the learning management system, with future rolling over of lists, and when they submit digitisation requests. They will add a course codes when submitting their digitisation request that doesn't necessarily match the format of our hierarchy codes i.e. LIBTEST 101 vs LIBTEST101. This can result in duplicate digitisations and inaccurate reporting. This might be mitigated…

    6 votes

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  2. Option to add a chat widget

    We'd like to be able to add a Springshare chat widget to reading lists. We have this available on our website and in our discovery system and it's a great help when students come up against inevitable problems with finding or accessing resources.

    6 votes

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  3. journal jackets

    Add Journal jackets automatically to lists.
    Here at the University of Birmingham we use Browzine for journal TOCs and for lists that link to mostly journals the icons are the same and the list looks pretty dull. Students love the book jackets, so it would be great to have similar for journals - the visual cue really does encourage students to follow the link.

    11 votes

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  4. Identify whether latest edition in use, in bulk

    Run a report that covers an entire teaching period (or more), that can be exported from TALIS Reading Lists identifying:


    • resources that have a later edition

      • whether that later edition is owned by the library or not



    • resources that are not linked to a library copy

    Currently, in the latest NEW LIST VIEW, the only option is to send each Reading List for Review and go through each individual resource to gather this information.

    The option to run a report with this data would save days/weeks of copy/pasting and enable us to:


    • offer our lecturers this data for consideration

    • identify…
    15 votes

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  5. Make the 'Request a new digisation' window draggable

    In List edit we can see a student note to e.g. read certain pages. When the request digisation window opens it obscures the note section of the list. Can you make the window draggable so the note can be referred to and details checked?

    8 votes

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  6. Review jobs

    After utilising the rollover function in the Create lists, targeting a time period for a large number of lists the Review Jobs screen displays the numbers of lists that were completed or failed. For us to identify which lists failed (so we can fix the issue) it would be useful if we could click on the numbers and see a listing of the Title and/or Hierarchy code of those papers. Thanks.

    3 votes

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  7. Include comments in Export Review CSV

    We will have a number of different workflows for ordering of books needed for reading lists. In the case of those people who review reading lists but do not place orders it would be useful if they could add a review comment about the number of copies to be ordered, budget etc. and then have this included when they export the review. The CSV file could then be sent to the staff who do the ordering.

    38 votes

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  8. Return to same point on list after editing bookmark in new list view

    Previously (i.e. on classic list view) when editing a list, the 'Edit metadata' option for individual bookmarks allowed you to make changes to a bookmark and then to return to the same point on the list when you clicked Save. This was useful if you needed to work through a list (e.g. to upgrade the quality of the metadata in bookmarks).

    In new list view the 'Edit metadata' option returns you to the top of the list when you click Save, rather than to the point on the list you were working on.

    Particularly when working through long lists, it…

    25 votes

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  9. New filter in All lists or All items by hierarchy level

    As a new user to TARL I have been starting to use the reports module and I was surprised that amongst the other filters there is not an option in All Lists and All List items to filter by where the list is in the hierarchy (e.g. module / course or programme).
    We use the lists attached to modules and those attached to courses very differently. The former are aimed at current students and the latter at prospective students, so I wish to consider the data generated by these two types of lists separately.
    I have come up with a…

    6 votes

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  10. Improve editing items as 'essential'

    Many of our academics create a section (or multiple sections, week by week) for Essential and Recommended readings. Having put all 'essential' items into the 'essential' section, they do not then mark each individual item as essential. This strikes them as extra work and unnecessary.

    We would like the system to allow for all items in an 'essential' section to be marked as essential, or some other way to batch update multiple items as essential. The current process takes 3 clicks for each item, so for a list of 100 items or more is a lot of additional effort.

    7 votes

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  11. Allow for more than one LCN and display report on these

    Can we add two LCN numbers in a record and they both display holdings in the expanded list view. This would mainly be when we have two records one for print and one for e . We usually bookmark one record and either add the print LCN to show print holdings or e LCN to show electronic. We would prefer just to allow both LCN's in the one record. When reports are run, all the LCN's would then be identified, not just the print LCN We need to be able to identify by the list item view if we have…

    6 votes

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  12. Notes appearing in reviews

    This has been raised before but a while ago so I'm going to raise it again.

    We would like notes to appear in the review section. When we don't have a book in stock we bookmark the Blackwell's page for it. However, sometimes we can't find the book online or in the case of some journals, there isn't a website for it. In these cases we add a note to say which journal it is. When we then come to review we don't see the items that aren't in stock and are notes so we are having to view the…

    6 votes

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  13. Change/hide the Copy List button

    Since we moved to the new Student Interface we are experiencing a surge of numbers of academic staff creating copies of their lists. Previously we didn't have too many instances of this but since the wording of "Copy" has been changed to "Copy List" and lines have been inserted into the dropdown to break up pthe list, they seem to have gone a bit mad!
    It is much more evident in the list now and we really would like it removed/hidden or changed back to Copy as previously.
    This is creating a bit of a headache for us now and…

    8 votes

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  14. Assign items to a team with filtering capabilities

    We currently use Reviews to assign items to teams via outcomes. Our workflow starts with an acquisition team member ordering books and checking links to online resources. While reviewing, the team assigns work via outcomes to scanning and collections teams.

    However, as many universities who use Reviews, this issue has proved very difficult and undependable because outcomes can get overwritten by another member of staff. We would like to be able to assign one item to a team member and include a filter for that. The list item first can be assigned to a default team and in our case…

    7 votes

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  15. We need to be able to see a complete list of items removed from lists within a given period, with full details

    We can currently see changes made in the last few days, or search by list and then see changes, but the details are very sketchy. We need full detials of items that have been removed

    7 votes

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  16. Search tool on new list view to include ability to search text in notes

    On classic list view it was possible to search a resourcelist for a piece of text in a note using your browser's 'Find' tool/Ctrl + F. On new list view you can search for authors and titles using the search box, but the way pages load means it's not possible to use Ctrl + F to find the text in notes.

    We often use notes as place-holders on lists we're working on (e.g. for a book not in stock in the Library that needs to be ordered) and it would be useful if some equivalent find tool could be put…

    15 votes

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  17. Enable users to be given publishing roles for all list under a particular subject/department

    Enable users to be given publishing roles for all list under a particular department or subject area. This would be really useful for administrative staff who assist with maintaining lists in their department. Users could have roles for each list in the English department, for example.

    5 votes

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  18. Show importance in item view

    It would be really helpful if you could see the importance of an item in a reading list when viewing the individual item. For example from the screen showing in the attachedf screenshot. This would be especially helpful when going from TADC using the "view item in reading list" option.

    6 votes

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  19. Icons for different types of alerts (items with changes) Reviews 2.0

    At present the exclamation mark alert in Reviews in 2.0 can mean a number of things (change of importance/notes/new edition/enrolments etc).

    We would much prefer to have symbols to differentiate between these types of alerts, when reviewing we need to be able to quickly drill down what changes have been made so are concentrating on items of priority. For example if a list has student numbers changed this could cause alerts for all items but it's not clear which of those have new edition flags unless you check each one which isn't an efficient use of time.

    I haven't found…

    37 votes

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  20. View Online button to be made more noticable on new student interface

    Hello,
    We recently changed our branding at Northumbria, at the same time we moved to the new student view.
    Our brand is black and white, which unfortunately makes our View Online button not very noticable on the page, the button is based on the theme colour of the tenancy.
    We would like to explore ways to make the button more evident to users, for instance a black line around the button or go back to the blue online button.
    We have had instances where students have thought that we don't have an ebook, only print,as it just blends into the…

    10 votes

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