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  1. Make "View later edition" alert in Reviews screen dependent on edition statements not publication dates

    The "View later edition" alert in the Reviews screen is currently very unreliable. It appears to be triggered by publication dates rather than edition statements and so picks up paperback reprints, e-book releases, etc - none of which are "new editions" in the academic sense of the word. Nine times out of ten when we look at it we find there isn't in fact a new edition, which is leading staff to ignore it. Is there any way it could be refined so that it only actually picks up 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc edition statements?

    29 votes

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  2. add bookjackets to 'View & Export' -> 'PDF - List'

    A visually-impaired student wants to print a reading list incl. bookjackets to help identify books on shelf.

    Unfortunately, the attempted workaround of printing the webpage does not help as list items not rendered appear as grey blank boxes.

    Is there anything Talis can do to support this disability further?

    2 votes

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  3. Show digitisation rejected

    In the list edit view mode, it would be great if where it says digitisation live and pending, it would also show when a digitisation has been rejected. This would help limit duplicate requests, and provide a quick answer to why there isn't a digitisation without having to check TADC separately.

    15 votes

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  4. Set review outcome (2.0) for multiple items

    We'd benefit from option of being able to select multiple resources in a review (e.g. check box by each item/line) and set the review outcome. For example if we have bulk checked a number of weblinks would like to select all in one go and set review outcome rather than click though each item and do this individually, would be a good time saver for us.

    It was also referred to in this idea dating back to 2012 when the system was much different. http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/3291742-set-review-outcome-via-drop-down

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    Kristy

    31 votes

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  5. Being able to archive a draft list

    It would be useful to be able to archive draft lists rather than just delete them. This is useful when you want to be able to tidy up what lists are available but you don't want to mess up the stats of how many lists were published in a certain year.

    This idea was raised before (http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/3921255-have-all-list-action-options-for-draft-lists-as-we) and says it has been completed but you still can't archive a draft list as far as I am aware.

    6 votes

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  6. Show editor details in reviews screen

    In the reviews screen the editor of an item is not detailed. This makes it more time consuming to review an item, particularly if there are several different items on a list that have the same title but editors rather than authors.
    It would be very helpful if the records of items that have an editor display the same level of bibliographic data as those for items that have authors.

    7 votes

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  7. Notes for students in new list view

    Although accompanied by a mortar board icon to indicate that there is a note for the student, as the font of the text is similar to that above many students are not spotting the note.
    It would be helpful if this was in bold, a different font, or colour. Maybe even giving academics and library staff the ability to select a font option to make these notes more noticeable.

    8 votes

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  8. Sorted list of time periods when running reports

    We have a substantial number of academic time periods each year, so we now have a list of 76 time periods for the years 2014 - 2018 and will shortly add another 17 for 2019.

    When using All Lists or All List Items reports, it's possible to limit the report by time period, but the time periods are not displayed in any discernible order and it's very difficult to use this field as a filter in any practical way.

    We would like to be able to order the time periods in the drop down list:
    (a) in the same or…

    8 votes

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  9. Add date(s) /review statuses to the 'review requested' message visible on published reading list

    Add the date to the Review requested message that appears on a published reading list when a review is requested :
    Review requested dd/mm/yy.
    Also, could the message be updated to show Review started dd/mm/yy, Review completed etc ?

    4 votes

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  10. 6 votes

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  11. Put a Google Analytics tag on the online resource button

    We've been asked to demonstrate whether there is any link between eResource usage and the Reading List System.
    While we can, with some work, demonstrate correlation, the general upward trend in eResource usage means we are ubable to definitively claim causation.
    If the 'online resource' button had a google analytics tag, allowing us to view not only how many times students look at lists but also how many times students are clicking on online resources from the list, we would be better placed to demonstrate value for money to university leadership.

    46 votes

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  12. Method to lock\freeze lists while still being visible to students during and after roll over.

    We need the status of the list adding to the API, and therefore making it possible to retrieve archived, draft and published lists. Also the block plugin used in Moodle should be able to return archived lists. Currently the plugin loses access to the list.

    Currently for the reasons below the roll over process is problematic, we believe this would solve those problems:

    • Due to the process of resits and non-standard module dates it also means the archiving process cannot happen until after the start of the following year, meaning lists cannot be “frozen” at the correct time for…

    39 votes

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    We are currently reviewing this idea as this is an interesting concept and one we would like to explore further. If anyone would like to add their use case to this ticket it would be helpful to understand all scenarios.

  13. Ability to turn off prompt to update metadata in all occurrences of a bookmark when this is formatted as a Chapter

    Quite often a reading list will feature several instances of the same book, but with different chapters to be read in different weeks. Usually in this case the book is bookmarked once and this is then dragged and dropped into each part of the list, then each instance is edited to 'Has Part - Chapter' and the appropriate details filled in.

    When saving this or making any future edits, we get the prompt 'You have added this bookmark in multiple places - in total it appears X times on X list(s)' ... Do you want the changes you have made…

    3 votes

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  14. Student numbers to reflect published or draft list status

    The student numbers section within a list review reflects the total number of students using the item and breaks this down into the relevant lists but should also indicate whether the lists that the items is on are published or unpublished. We roll all our lists over to draft each year so this can be a particular issue for us, e.g. a book showing as on three lists totals 135 students with 120 of those having 'essential' status but we find that only one of the lists is published so the total is 69 students. This could mean the difference…

    4 votes

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  15. Customisable text and labels

    All text in Aspire should be customisable. This is a standard feature of our other systems (e.g. Summon and LibGuides). Aspire uses terms such as 'digital article' which are not meaningful to our users as we do not use these terms in any of our other systems or communications.

    Customisable text would allow us to:
    1. Use langauge that is meaningful to our users
    2. Conform with our university and library style guides
    3. Use consistent language across all of our systems and websites

    We put a lot of effort into using consistent terminology in our websites and avoiding difficult…

    6 votes

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  16. LTI custom parameter for message when no list available.

    This year Griffith has moved from using the Talis building block in Blackboard to using the LTI. This is set up by default to use "best guess" to display a reading list for a course site using the custom parameters nodecoderegex and timeperiodregex. The Readings LTI link is present in the Blackboard course template, so is present for every course site that is created. Not all courses have reading lists; when this is the case, academics have to make this link not available to students or delete it. If this is not done and students click…

    7 votes

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  17. Improve navigation of lists within Reviews

    We are currently dealing with a large number of lists being reviewed and are finding navigation to reviews is time-consuming.

    Firstly, when you click on the "back" link it takes you back to the start of the reviews, instead of where your last list was located.

    Secondly, we would like more than 5 pages available at the bottom of the screen- perhaps the option to increase to 10 pages?

    2 votes

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  18. Change the way notifications work

    When doing reviews I would like there to be a better notification system. Currently you have to click through items one by one to select outcomes. If only 2 books have be marked as order required for a large list they can get lost. Someone has to go back into the review and click through each item to find the items needing to be ordered and order them and mark them as on order. Once they are ordered someone has to then click through each item one by one to find and update them. Is it possible to put certain…

    0 votes

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  19. Digitisation status as filter in Reviews

    Could you add a filter in Reviews for "item has a Digitisation"? We roll over our digitisations when the list is published and comes through for review. It would be handy if we could see which items have digitisations by a filter. It would also be useful if there was also an alert that the digitisation status had changed since the last review e.g. was now Expired. I would also like to see the TADC number in reviews which I can see is another idea in the forum (http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/17410534-tadc-number-in-reviews)

    7 votes

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  20. Make lists available only to those registered on the module

    We have some lecturers who are concerned about some sensitive content on their reading lists. They state that they are happy to upload material to our VLE as this is restricted only to students registered on the module, who they have been able to give a "warning" about the sensitivity, but they are concerned about other members of the University being able to view the material out of context. We would therefore like it to be possible for reading lists to be restricted only those registered on a module.

    2 votes

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