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  1. Integrate Reviews within the Talis list interface visible to users

    By making everything editable from the user interface but with extra options for reviews, you would address the problem with to-ing and fro-ing between the two interfaces and having to check links that don't work in reviews but do work from the user interface, because the link resolver doesn't work and we would also see the list in the order in which it appears so editing it would be much easier and straightforward.

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  2. Not having the chapter title overwritten when performing a LCN/ISBN lookup

    Currently, when updating a chapter bookmark by performing a LCN or ISBN lookup, the chapter title is lost and the book title appears in the chapter title field.

    Surely somebody has raised this issue before?

    Thank you.

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    1 vote
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  4. Report broken link - More visibility for user to submit their details

    "Report Broken link", we had a student mention they've reported a few and never heard back. During the meeting I went in myself to show them and completely missed it myself. Looking back now I can see the 'Request a response and add more details' in black text above the buttons. It's quite camoflagued there as the eyes focus on the buttons.

    We're wondering if Talis would consider:
    (A) Adding a third button - cancel, report anonomously, report with your email address (wording not too worried about)
    OR
    (B) Making the report button capture email details by default.

    I think…

    3 votes
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  5. Mark/Tag an item as OER

    It would be beneficial to identify all Open Education Resources (OER) items on a Reading List for reporting purposes. This could also be a great selling point for TALIS, as there would be minimal cost for students to utilise those lists with all or majority OER items. If there was some way to tag these items, instead of searching against URL's/ISBN's/Titles in the All list item report, this would be a great time saver.

    3 votes
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  6. Deleting multiple readings

    When editing reading lists, it would be good to have checkboxes to mark to do bulk editing on a list. Similar to the "Actions" menu on the Lists report.

    This would be handy to be able to delete multiple readings and save 3 mouse clicks for each deleted reading. Gets a bit tedious when there are a few and when the list hasn't been sectioned,

    Would be also useful for changing the importance of multiple readings, bulk "add to my bookmarks", etc.

    7 votes
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  7. Chapter bookmarks display book author (if no other author)

    When we bookmark a chapter that doesn't have separate author(s), could the book author(s) or editor(s) be displayed in in the 'main' view of the reading list? I think this would help students to find readings, and with alphabetising reading lists.

    4 votes
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  8. Simplify steps to add the Bookmark Button.

    When you click on the link to "Install Bookmark Button" it comes up with a pop-up that describes what it is. For some reason this confuses people. I would recommend that the pop-up goes directly to the second screen.

    In the second screen, some people just click on the "Add to My Bookmarks" button, which then takes them to the manual add a bookmark page (see attached file). It would be good if that wasn't possible and the text read "Drag me to your bookmarks bar."

    Also, I would omit the "Close" button beside "Next. "

    6 votes
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  9. Allow list creators to indicate which library branch they want their items to be placed on reserve from a dropdown menu.

    For multi-library systems, it would be useful if a list creator could indicate which library branch they want their print items on reserve. If they could be forced to select from a dropdown menu when creating their list (so part of the basic info of the list, such as title, hierarchy, and student numbers), this would be useful to staff carrying out the review and having to place physical items on reserve.

    2 votes
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  10. Dashboard view in TARL

    Can we have a dashboard in TARL similar to the one in TACC, to monitor reviews, or to see at a glance how many reviews are in progress?

    7 votes
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  11. Abolish the Publish button!

    What earthly use is the Publish button? It is hugely frustrating (not to say time-consuming) to continually have to search and click this Publish button to see your changes. Combine this with a user-driven option to control rollback to permit restore an earlier iteration from a complete history of changes.

    1 vote
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  12. Make sections background more colourful (perhaps the same blue as in the classic edit or something to make them stand out more. )

    Since the new list edit it seems harder to spot the sections because the background colour used is not so prominent and it doesn't make it easy to spot sections or to spot where a section ends especially when dragging items to the bottom of a long section. It would be great if the background colour was a little more obvious either more saturated (obviously taking into account accessibility) or a perhaps a different colour to the rest of the list. Thank you.

    52 votes
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  13. Filter by no importance set in list view

    In list view it's now possible to filter by importance (e.g. core text). Is it possible to include the option to filter by items with no importance set? That gives academics/librarians looking through a list a quick way to check if any items are missing an importance setting and need to be updated.

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  14. Adding the identifier (MMS ID / LCN) to the 'All List Items' report

    Rather than having to search for titles/ISBNs, it would be beneficial to us if an MMS ID /LCN search field was added to the all list items report. An example workflow where this would benefit us is if a record has been deleted from our catalogue, and needs to be updated with the replacement record e.g. now using a community zone record.

    1 vote
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  15. make the publish button persistent

    When editing long lists it's would be helpful to have the publish button always visible on the persistent toolbar so you don't have to scroll back to the top of the list. It would also help people to remember to publish if they can see the button at all times while editing.

    6 votes
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  16. Add podcast to the list of resource types

    Our lecturers would like to more effectively highlight different resources to make students more likely to click on them.

    One of the resource types that would be helpful would be podcast.

    2 votes
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  17. In View Edition, move or add the Close button (for closing box) at the top of the box to save scrolling down

    In View Edition move or add the Close button (for closing the View Editions box) at the top of the box to save scrolling down. As most of the time we are looking for new editions (which are at the top of the View Edition box), it would make sense to have the Close box button at the top rather than at the bottom. It would probably be better to add rather than move as it would be useful for those who have to scroll down to have it at the bottom too.

    4 votes
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  18. Include time periods filter in the Reviews screen

    For the purposes of prioritising reviews it would be very useful to have the ability to view and filter on list time periods in the Reviews screen alongside Stage, Status, Assigned, etc.

    19 votes
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  19. Review level notes and/or assigning reviewer notes

    It would be very useful from the perspective of someone supervising the reviews process to have:

    a top-level review note that anyone who looks at a review can see

    and/or

    a note that can be sent to an assignee when a review is assigned to them

    6 votes
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  20. Add a 'provide feedback on this list' field for students to use

    It would be useful to help take reading lists to the next level to have a box where students can provide feedback on the list, which could be seen by library staff and academics. Constructive feedback might help academics to make improvements, e.g. this list is too long; there are discrepancies between what is on the Talis list and what is held elsewhere; this list is not sufficiently structured

    It would help us (as the library) know what to advocate with academics about!

    6 votes
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