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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    7 votes

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    22 votes

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  7. 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

    13 votes

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  8. Review list titles to be arranged in the same order as on the list including the list sections if there

    It would be great if, when reviewing list titles for each Talis list, we could see the review list titles in the same order as they appear on the list including the list sections if there.

    36 votes

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  9. Review Screen: Pin Important Notes to the top of the screen OR free text field at the top

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    In order to aid communication between reviewers and enhancing our ability to quickly following up where we left off, please can we have the option to pin an important review note to the top of the screen? (e.g. how much stock was ordered, or what eBook licence the eBook has)

    This would enhance our ability to see at a glance where we are with the item. We would still have the option of scrolling down to see the extended work log below.

    Failing that, a free text field where we can add important information at the…

    7 votes

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  10. Reviews screen - move the Vendor information below previous review outcomes/decisions

    With several vendors now integrated into the Vendor section in the Review screen - and a lot of information in particular often coming from Askews & Holts - this section has now pushed the display of previous outcomes and comments for a given item off the bottom of the screen.

    This is unhelpful as library staff usually need to see previous outcomes/comments before deciding whether further purchasing is required - so in effect this information is in the wrong order.

    Could the vendor information please be moved below the outcomes/comments section?

    19 votes

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  11. Be able to filter to new edition alerts in reviews

    It would be useful if you could filter to the items that have an alert for a new edition rather than just alerts in general. This would help to identify new editions without having to go through every item in the list.

    14 votes

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  12. 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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  13. Ability to delete previous outcomes in review

    In the review section there is a trial of all outcomes for an item across all the different lists. This can be very useful to see how the item has been dealt with elsewhere by different people. For example the first outcome may be stock sufficient but later when added to a new list it was then set to be ordered. Having this trail of outcomes if very good. However, there may be occasions where an outcome is set in error or someone hasn't understand the process correctly. In these instances we would like the ability to delete the previous…

    17 votes

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  14. Notes appearing in reviews

    This has been raised before but a while ago so I'm going to raise it again.

    We would like notes to appear in the review section. When we don't have a book in stock we bookmark the Blackwell's page for it. However, sometimes we can't find the book online or in the case of some journals, there isn't a website for it. In these cases we add a note to say which journal it is. When we then come to review we don't see the items that aren't in stock and are notes so we are having to view the…

    6 votes

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  15. 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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  16. Assign items to a team with filtering capabilities

    We currently use Reviews to assign items to teams via outcomes. Our workflow starts with an acquisition team member ordering books and checking links to online resources. While reviewing, the team assigns work via outcomes to scanning and collections teams.

    However, as many universities who use Reviews, this issue has proved very difficult and undependable because outcomes can get overwritten by another member of staff. We would like to be able to assign one item to a team member and include a filter for that. The list item first can be assigned to a default team and in our case…

    7 votes

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  17. We need to be able to see a complete list of items removed from lists within a given period, with full details

    We can currently see changes made in the last few days, or search by list and then see changes, but the details are very sketchy. We need full detials of items that have been removed

    7 votes

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Add article authentication at Reviews stage so errors can be picked up at this point

    We would like authentication to be added at the Reviews stage so full checking can be carried out at this point.
    Currently because ez proxy authentication is added to links after the Review, the student link can give authentication errors that were not visible at Reviews. So if a lecturer bookmarks an article from a free e-journal, the link will work from Reviews but possibly not from the actual list page. As more and more articles are made open access this is a growing issue. (I am also going to suggest separately an article format that does not include authentication).

    3 votes

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