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  1. Adding the Publisher as a field to the 'All List Items Report'

    This would allow us to sort all of our essential texts by publisher which would help us to target e-book negotiations with publishers where we know that we require a large number of texts

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  2. Sorting Reports by Date Created and Last Edited

    Hi.
    We'd find it usefull if you could sort the "All Lists" report by Date.

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  3. Filters in review remain set

    It would be useful if the filters a reviewer applies were saved to their profile or at least existed for the session while they were performing the review.
    Currently the filters reset if the reviewer makes changes to a resource requiring filters to be reset to their preference each time.

    15 votes

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  4. Give the option to switch off the "list bibliography" option

    While we appreciate it is still in beta mode we would like there to be an option to switch off the "list bibliography" feature. The version of Harvard used here does not match the approved style for RGU and therefore it could cause problems for students by misleading them. Until we have chance to speak to academic staff and ask them to weight the pros and cons we would like to have it turned off.

    16 votes

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  5. Previous review data for items which appear on live lists

    It would be useful to view previous review data for items which appear on live lists (i.e. list(s) it is on and the review outcome). This would allow acquisitions staff to quickly gauge whether there is sufficient stock for the total number of students or if an item has already been ordered for another course.

    13 votes

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  6. Automatic linking to new titles ordered

    I know this idea has been discussed before but can't find it as an 'idea' as it would be a very valuable and time-saving feature for Aspire to recognise when an item bookmarked from Amazon, for example, is ordered and becomes available from the Library or is in fact already in the Library. Academics won't want to go back in to a list and bookmark and add new titles to their list neither will library staff .

    33 votes

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  7. Issue with chapters “Part of” / “Is part of” at review stage.

    We have found a problem with the use of the “Part of” / “Is part of” function particularly at the review stage. Resources bookmarked and then amended to provide the details of a particular chapter show in the review stage as a chapter and it is the chapter information which is displayed to the reviewer rather than the resource it is part of.

    This is problematic because multiple chapters from the same book can appear on a list in this format but it is not immediately clear that they are all part of the same resource and therefore have to…

    21 votes

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  8. Have all list action options for draft lists as well as published (delete, archive, copy, etc)

    When a list is in draft status, you are missing a lot of list editing options. We would like all options possible for published lists to be possible for draft lists as they could all be useful.

    6 votes

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  9. A keyword search for e.g. book titles within Talis Aspire

    The ability to search for book titles within the Talis Aspire tenancy from a search box, thus allowing users to see if books are on other lists.

    38 votes

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  10. "Library notes" in report

    It would be useful to be able to produce a report showing "library notes" alongside item information (ideally a column in the All List Items report). This would make it easier for us to identify new / changed library notes, regardless of whether the list had been submitted for review.

    2 votes

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  11. My Lists - default sort by Title

    A small but helpful tweak - could the My Lists list default to an A-Z Title sort.

    18 votes

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  12. Add new edition alert to library view

    At TAUG (02/2013) a new alert was shown that will tell academics creating a list if they're adding an item for which a newer edition exists.

    We feel it's librarians who will want this more than academics, and it would be very useful as an addition to the library view of the list - probably in the reviews screen. Please can it be added there?

    14 votes

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  13. Add report for seeing usage (logins etc) by academics

    There is still no way we can see who is using Aspire and how often. This was discussed as a key area of reports way back at the MIS day and is essential for supporting academic engagement strategies. We need to know which academics have logged in to Aspire, when they last logged in, how often they log in, which academics haven't logged in, all over user-selected date ranges.

    5 votes

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  14. csv option in Roles and Invites

    we would like a csv export option in Roles and Invites so we can view all users in one document that we can manipuate

    2 votes

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  15. Archived Lists report should show who archived the list

    Simple common sense request. Useful information in the system should be accessible in general, but this is a specific one that I was advised to add as an Idea by Support..

    2 votes

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This report was not included in the new live reports, but this functionality has been provided in the All lists report

  16. New Report - Published Lists that have not yet been sent for Review

    Our set up allows academics to publish their own lists, but we are aware of occasions when some lists where the a Request a Review has not been sent. Could a report be set up to identify published lists that have not been sent for review showing the date published.

    9 votes

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will be including a last review date into the all list report. We will also be investigating some possibilities around identifying items on published lists that haven’t been reviewed as part of the reviews work we are doing

  17. Alternative authority catalogue for physical stock items not held by local library

    We're thinking through how the Bookmark tool could better support academic creation of a list where an academic wants to add items not yet held by the library (which may be subsequently purchased). To ensure that the library gets a good quality Bibliographic record from which to work, is it possible that alternative catalogues, such as COPAC (http://copac.ac.uk/) or the BL catalogue (http://catalogue.bl.uk/) could be configured to work with the bookmarking tool. We could then clearly advise academics: "If you don't find it in the library catalogue, try COPAC or the BL." I'm not currently clear…

    4 votes

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We’re currently assessing the best way to implement this. We’ve been in contact with COPAC and are looking at Open Library. A solution closer to home would be to utilise the union catalog held in Talis Base.
    My initial investigations show that coverage could be extended to WorldCat (and others) by making use of COINS metadata to pass the identifiers to Aspire, whereby Aspire would then look up those in your local catalog first, and then a union (if there was no local record).
    We plan to implement this feature during September.

  18. Removal of duplicates during the review stage

    When reviewing a list every instance of the bookmarked resource appears. Sorting the resources by title groups them together for the most part (this misses out instances where a chapter in the work has been added under the chapter title). It would be good if Aspire could display resources once only regardless of the number of times it appears on the list.

    10 votes

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  19. Create a manual bookmark from the editing page

    It would be useful to have the option to create a new bookmark from the editing page, rather than having to go to My Bookmarks to select this.

    12 votes

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  20. To be able to assign/change time periods from the 'edit' drop down tab

    I am currently going through a big batch of lists that need a time period for the rollover. At present I have to open the edit screen to change or this.

    It would be great if this was an opion under the 'Edit' button along with 'Assign List Owner' and 'Link to Hierarchy'

    1 vote

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