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  1. Ability to set default link for Online Resource button

    At present when bookmarking electronic material the default order for links used for the Online Resource button is:

    1. Open URL
    2. DOI
    3. Web Address

    It would be useful if this could be configured for individual tenancies, as some customers may wish to have a different default order.

    13 votes

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  2. Ability to report on number of reviews against a list during a specific time period

    To run a report of all lists which generates the number of reviews carried out on the list. Ability to refine this report to specific time frames.

    1 vote

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    The All Reviews report allows you to download reviews data that contains each review that has been completed on a list. Using the download you can filter by time period and then list title to get a figure for how many times a list has been reviewed in a given time. This should meet the requirements of this idea but please do raise a new idea or a support ticket if you would like to discuss in more detail.

  3. Ability to select lists for rollover

    Add the ability to rollover selected lists rather than all lists in a teaching period. We frequently have units for example which run in semester one in one year, and then semester two in the next. Hence, we need to be able to rollover semester one units to different teaching periods.

    7 votes

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  4. Improved RIS support for import and export of citations to other reference manager software

    Currently, Talis allows mapping of RIS data in and out of Talis as detailed here: http://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/206848335-Mapping-RIS-fields-to-Talis-Aspire
    We would like "editor" and authors of chapters to be included in this to allow greater specificity for importing and exporting citations from other systems such as zotero.

    3 votes

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  5. New editions displayed when bookmarking

    In reviews 2.0 and dashboard analytics there is an alert which shows that newer editions are available. Would it be possible to display this functionality to academics when they are bookmarking

    12 votes

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  6. Show on the Review screen when list was last reviewed, or which are new items

    At the moment in the Review screen for any individual list, there is nothing to indicate when a list was last previously reviewed, or which items have been added since the last review. (You can obviously see items in the order they have been added; but in order to know which are new since the last review, you need to know the previous review date, and that doesn't display - you have to remember to go and search for it in Reviews before starting to review the list.)

    Obviously if all your staff are using the Log when they review…

    1 vote

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  7. Bulk Archiving

    We would like to be able to bulk archive reading lists for a given time period at the end of September each year.

    Our policy is to keep the current year's reading lists public in Aspire until the end of September for the benefit of any students that are doing re-sits. However, the only bulk option for archiving lists is only available during the Rollover of lists to a new time-period. We rollover lists at the end of the Summer term (June) so that academics or library staff can start editing the list for the next academic year. So from…

    35 votes

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  8. 'Request review and publish' option

    I’ve been getting feedback from tutors recently who are ‘adamant’ that they’ve published lists, but have then been chased as owners of draft lists. I suspect this is to do with them requesting a review and assuming that publishing happens simultaneously.

    We don’t want to configure our system so that we get sent an automatic review for every single published list, and we want to encourage lecturers to take ownership of their lists, publishing and reviewing appropriately.

    If they had an option to 'Request review & publish' this would really help make clear to them what was happening when they…

    22 votes

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  9. Include "Editor" in the front screen list view

    At the moment, there is no distinction between editors and authors when you bookmark an item - both are labelled as "Author" in the initial metadata. If you edit the metadata to describe an editor as "Editor", that information no longer appears in the front screen list view. We would ideally like the bookmark button to be able to distinguish between the two when bookmarking (as MARC does with the 100/700 field distinction) and we would like Editors to appear in the front screen list view to improve the information available to students in support of good citation practices.

    12 votes

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  10. We would like to be able to see the academic year in the list drop-down when adding a bookmark using the "add to list" option.

    At present we have several year's worth of lists visible within Talis Aspire. Academics can not tell which list is the current year list when adding new items to their lists using the "add to list" option while editing. It would improve their ease of use if they could see which list is for which academic year.

    2 votes

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  11. Dropdown menu when editing lists so references can be moved to a particular week rather than needing to be dragged and dropped

    A few academic staff at our institution have found it frustrating and time consuming to move references from one week to another when editing their reading lists using the existing drag and drop method. It would be helpful if, in edit mode, there was a 'move to' option whereby a reference could, for example, be moved from Week 1 to Week 9 without the need to drag it all the way down to the bottom of the reading list. It would be good if this could work along the same lines as the 'create & add to list' option when…

    14 votes

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  12. Include further bibliographic info in All List Items report - specifically book publisher

    We are using report data to trigger ordering and identify high demand text books across thousands of reading lists. Having publisher information in the report would make our workflow substantially more efficient. I'm hoping this may be included as part of the work to improve Reviews.

    1 vote

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  13. Reporting: adding web address data when exporting from a reading list

    When viewing a list in 'My Lists', there is an option to "Export". This provides a table with the following columns: Date Added, Title, Type, Item Link, Local Control Number, ISBN10, ISBN13, ISSN, EISSN, DOI, Importance, Note for Student, and Note for Library.

    At Monash, we would like to have the web address included in the fields that are exported. It could sit adjacent to the 'DOI' column. This will be advantageous to us because we have to suppress and unsuppress our links to digitised items for copyright reasons and we would be able to identify the digitised items using…

    8 votes

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  14. Display list in an alternate style

    Ability to display lists in a specific citation style - Many of our courses use the Harvard style and although lists can be viewed as a bibliography and exported in specific citation styles, our course organisers would like to be able to provide a consistent approach in the way they are presenting their reading lists. They would like the option to present the list itself in the Harvard style, i.e. by Author first not Title.

    36 votes

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  15. Automatic user creation upon first Shibboleth logon.

    It is possible for most Shibboleth IdPs to pass the data that is collected during account creation automatically.
    It would be a nice addition if the user accounts were created automatically rather than the user filling out the new user registration form.

    3 votes

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  16. Allow Google to crawl reading lists

    Google is currently blocked by Talis from crawling reading lists, however other search engines are not. Google is currently the most popular search engine and allowing it to crawl and index reading lists would enhance discoverability.

    2 votes

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  17. Automatic Online Resource if item has DOI

    Would it be possible to have the Online Resource box automatically ticked if the item has a DOI? The box is checked for eBooks and websites so just wondered if this could be replicated for journal articles.

    3 votes

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We have implemented this as optional behaviour, raise a support ticket if you would like this behaviour enabled

  18. Display the Edition metadata in the reading list view

    Current the reading list title, author(s) and publication date are displayed in a reading list. The user needs to click on the title to see the remaining metadata information, such as Edition. This is an idea to also display the Edition data (if available) in the reading list view. Exposing the edition data at a glance would be useful to the student, as well as the list owner. It would help to keep the list up to date, and assist with list auditing and quality checking.

    22 votes

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    The new list view now displays the Edition information in the front screen. This resolves the initial idea that was raised.

    For those interested in the Editors showing this is currently in beta and detail can be found in this idea, please do add your votes to this so we can help you keep up to date on this: http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/9766701-include-editor-in-the-front-screen-list-view

  19. RESTful API

    Allow requests for simple return of list, section and item titles and urls via json.

    Intended to allow finer grain integration with VLE similar to that demoed by Sussex, but without relying on web scraping:

    http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/elearningteam/2013/12/10/integrating-reading-lists-talis-aspire/

    This would get the reading list content out of an iframe and into the html of the page, and allow the VLE theme to take consistent control of the display of the reading list material.

    Also allows for innovation by the VLE maintainers with relation to the adding and viewing of reading lists.

    Acknowledge potential issues with metrics capture Aspire side, but highly value…

    6 votes

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  20. Changes to student numbers visible in review history

    As lists are now being resubmitted for the next academic year, student numbers on modules are changing, and that means we may need to purchase more copies of books. At the moment we can't see if student numbers have gone up from within Talis - we have to log each reading list in a spreadsheet and check this every time. If changes to student numbers were visible in the review history, this would make our workflow much more streamlined and we wouldn't need the spreadsheet workaround.

    2 votes

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