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  1. Make the OpenURL link for articles optional

    The OpenURL link will only work successfully for articles which are found in your electronic journal subscriptions. For articles which are in open access journals or in your print collection, the OpenURL link will always fail, which may lead your students to believe they cannot access the article.

    Make the display of the OpenURL link for articles optional so it can be suppressed for open access, print or other articles which will not be found via your link resolver.

    22 votes

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  2. 12 votes

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Following phase 3 of the database re-architecture, it is now possible to select multiple lists and remove from My Lists

  3. Supress 'no copies held' on e books

    Under the Library Availability banner when we have an Electronic book, we would like to suppress "no copies held" - we think that it will confuse our students

    3 votes

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We have made some changes to the library availability display. Where an eBook is detected, we display an appropriate message instead of the availability information. This was in our last release

  4. Allow Google to crawl reading lists

    Google is currently blocked by Talis from crawling reading lists, however other search engines are not. Google is currently the most popular search engine and allowing it to crawl and index reading lists would enhance discoverability.

    2 votes

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  5. Pending Digitised Content Requests to display in Review list

    While a list is been reviewed it will be good to have an extra column in Review lists, where the pending digitisation requests could display. This will make the reviewer aware that there is a pending digitisation request instead of placing the book in a Reserve Collection.

    4 votes

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  6. Ability to filter on 'Lists Reviewed' within the All Lists report

    As we are beginning to start planning for 2014/15 reading lists, we are trying to establish an effective method for tracking whether a list has been Reviewed or not.

    The All Lists report has all the other fields required for such a report - is it possible for you to add:
    'List Reviewed' = Yes / No as a filter on this report, Show the 'Review Status' as well show the 'Last Reviewed date' in the report so that we could manage Reviews more effectively?

    Annette Moore
    University of Sussex

    6 votes

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  7. Delete list in draft

    We'd like to be able to delete draft lists without first having to publish them

    13 votes

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  8. Changes to student numbers visible in review history

    As lists are now being resubmitted for the next academic year, student numbers on modules are changing, and that means we may need to purchase more copies of books. At the moment we can't see if student numbers have gone up from within Talis - we have to log each reading list in a spreadsheet and check this every time. If changes to student numbers were visible in the review history, this would make our workflow much more streamlined and we wouldn't need the spreadsheet workaround.

    2 votes

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  9. Have a "global" or "select multiple" option for completing reading lists.

    We are currently set for receiving lists for review every time changes are saved. As our copyright team are working through, we have 500 lists coming into our review screen all of which need to be completed for rollover, but that we don't need to actually do any work on. If we could select these and "complete all selected" this would be much faster - at the moment we're going into each one individually, which is taking a lot of time.

    2 votes

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  10. Search draft lists

    Would like to have the ability to search for lists that are 'Draft'. Would not like this to be available publically, but for library staff who are currently managing the set up of lists at implementation, to be able to search for lists that are in progress.

    7 votes

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  11. Don't limit bookmarks search to first 250 items

    In list edit, if you use the search function to find a bookmark it will only search within the first 250 boomarks. If you have many hundreds of bookmarks your need to scroll through many pages of bookmarks to find the one you need. This is very time consuming for people with hundreds or thousands of items bookmarked.

    The search function should search ALL your bookmarks not just the first 250.

    6 votes

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    We declined this idea back in 2015 but as part of the New List Edit refresh we have been able to tackle this by the adding of the Quick Add feature into the list itself and the bookmark results are not limited by 250 anymore.

    If you’ve not yet seen the New List Edit or the Quick Add feature do raise a support ticket.

  12. Bulk assign a set of reviews to a reviewer

    There is no way to bulk assign a set of reviews to a reviewer. For example if you add 12 ebooks to different modules and publish the lists, you will then need to assign all these lists for review so you can review the item and close the review. This will flag that the list does not need attention. At the moment you need to filter by requested review and unassign then assign the book to yourself for each book.

    This takes time. It would be better if there was a check box on the screen so you could select…

    5 votes

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  13. All List Items Report to include Student Notes

    We would find it useful for the All List Items Report to include Student Notes, just like it includes Library Notes.
    With a Library managed list building model, we would like to use this as an overall quality control including checks for typos and consistency of message and to check on bookmarks created for chapters which we weren't able to scan due to copyright restrictions (as we include a Student Note to direct the student to the chapter in this instance).
    At the moment, it's only possible to see this information list by list.

    Cheers,

    SvG

    Stacey van Groll
    Learning…

    4 votes

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  14. Report a problem (with this resource)

    When users click on a broken link, they should have the option of reporting the problem. "Report a problem (with this resource)" which, when taken, should include the link and basic metadata for the resource with the option for the user to provide usual name/email/description information.

    44 votes

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  15. Automatic Send for review on publishing or updating a list

    It would be very helpful if Send for review happened automatically when a list is published or updated- ideally to a group email address or Aspire group we set the permissions for.

    5 votes

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The ability to configure the system to force a review request when a publish happens has been completed. (See this release notice: http://support.talisaspire.com/entries/26390701-Talis-Aspire-Reading-Lists-Release-13th-February-2014)

    Please raise a support ticket to specify your configuration preference. The ability to configure review notifications to go to a group email address or to a role that has the receive review notification already exists, please contact support if you need assistance with that

  16. Unit codeshown in review screen

    Colleagues new to reviewing taking advantage of the direct link to ordering would like a visual cue for this it would simplify the ordering process.

    1 vote

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  17. Display order of items on review screen

    Items are currently displayed on the review screen sorted by their date added. The most recently added item appears at the top which means in many cases items for review appear in reverse order from the list view. We would like to suggest that when reviewing a list items should display in the same order as they appear on the actual list. We would also like to see section titles included on the review screen.

    9 votes

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The changes we are making in the review refresh theme will include section information but will not change the display order due to new indicators and item grouping

  18. Report on number of copies in the library

    A report that shows the number of copies of each title in stock without having to check each title individually. this would be useful for acquisitions if you use a formula. You could see quickly if you had the right ratio of copies for the number of students on the course

    1 vote

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    We have reviewed this item and due to availability being a live feed and constantly changing it is not possible to report on the number of copies you have in stock in a report format.

    We have though as part of the reviews refresh displayed the library stock in the reviews screen so when making purchasing decisions you can quickly see how many items you have and the format they are available in, this also provides you with the current availability of those items. You can then use this information in line with your formulas if you use them as part of your ordering process.

  19. Move the Library availability applet

    At the moment the Library Availability applet is on the bottom right of the screen. But it is arguably one of the most important things for a student. How about moving it to top right - or giving us the ability to customise this?

    12 votes

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We’ve now moved this applet further towards the top of the screen, just under the “This item appears on…” area.

  20. Reviewing draft list - difficult to read text with a grey background

    When reviewing a list the item area is greyed out if the review is for a draft list. It's not easy to read the text with a grey background. The only way to stop a draft list from being a draft is to publish it but we don't want to publish a list until a review is completed. If it’s necessary to warn staff that the list being reviewed is a draft list, we would like this information to be displayed in some other way.

    4 votes

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