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  1. Adding an item whilst in search filter

    We sometimes need to add a new edition, or e-book to a list that already contains an item. We've discovered that when you search to find the existing item in the list, you can't then add your new bookmarked item and it's quite frustrating. So, we'd like to be able to add items when in the search filter for a list.

    7 votes

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  2. Filter Management Information Dashboards by academic year/time period

    We would like to propose that a filter is added to the MIS dashboards to allow running reports for a single academic year or time period. Currently filtering by academic year is only available on the "Edit Activity" dashboard.

    We had high hopes for the new MIS dashboards, which offer graphical, easy to use reports. However, as things stand, we are unable to use them because many of the dashboards report on all unarchived lists within the system, rather than allowing filtering to the current academic year lists. As it is our current policy to retain the last 4 years…

    4 votes

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  3. Ability to set priority level for reviews

    We would like to be able to set a priority level for lists sent for review and then be able to filter/sort the reviews in priority order. Ideally the priority levels could be configurable (e.g. High, Medium, Low or Priority 1, Priority 2) for each institution, similar to review stages.

    Aspire reviews are currently based on a steady stream of reading lists, dealt with in order of the date/time requested, with no other sort options. In practice when there is high demand before the start of semesters, it is important that reviews can be prioritised according to other criteria (e.g.…

    14 votes

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  4. Add bulk action tools into Aspire itself

    The bulk action tools produced by Joe Munzer at York St John University under the aegis of Talis Developer Network have been absolutely invaluable during the last year - thanks Joe! However, my colleagues and I have had some difficulties getting the tool set up on our work computers because they are Managed Desktop machines and not really intended to run applications like Docker and XAMPP, which are needed to use Joe's bulk tools. Ideally, we would like to see the functionality of bulk tools could be incorporated into Aspire 'Admin' menu or even added as a separate 'Actions' menu…

    28 votes

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  5. Being able to apply 2 filters in reviews or filter out items

    It would be very useful to be able to group book and chapters together while reviewing a list.

    Being able to filter out articles and other non book-items would be great too!

    3 votes

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  6. 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.

    6 votes

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  7. 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.

    17 votes

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  8. 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…

    17 votes

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  9. 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.

    4 votes

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  10. 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.

    8 votes

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  11. 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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  12. 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. "

    7 votes

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  13. 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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  14. 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?

    8 votes

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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    53 votes

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    Thank you for all the feedback relating to the sections and the difficulties around defining them. We will be making some changes to these to make them more distinct. We will update as these become available.

  17. 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.

    1 vote

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  18. 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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  19. 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.

    8 votes

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  20. 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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