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  1. Adding a bookmarked item to multiple lists

    It would be really useful to be able to add a bookmark to several lists at once. For example a new edition is being added to a list but they still need to keep the old edition as well, being able to add the bookmark to several lists at once (and publish the changes) would be wonderful.

    This was an idea someone else submitted back in 2014, but we've had requests from academics and also as part of some changes to our acquisitions processes that have meant i'd like it to be reconsidered.

    9 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    To be able to find and replace all instances across lists is something we are considering within our continuous improvements. We are keen to understand the importance of such a feature across the user group so encourage others to consider this idea and support if it is something that they feel strongly will have a positive impact.

  2. Edit library and student notes within Reviews 2.0

    We'd like to resurrect this idea from 2014 but see it incorporated into Reviews 2.0 http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/5335311-ability-to-edit-note-for-library-from-within-the#{toggle_previous_statuses}

    Our team would be keen to have ability to edit library and student notes within the Reviews 2.0 screen rather than having to revert to the original list which is time consuming.

    We use library notes in our acquisitions workflow as this information is populated in the all list items report and you can see actions taken for books not available in the catalogue (whereas review 2.0 comments aren't visible in this report). The ability to update and edit these notes within the reviews…

    100 votes

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  3. DOIs in Reviews 2.0

    We've recently moved to Reviews 2.0, and a colleague spotted that DOIs in article bookmarks do not have hyperlinks in the new review screen (screenshot attached to illustrate). We thought this was a bit strange since elsewhere in Aspire Reading Lists DOIs are hyperlinks (such as clicking on bookmarks) and I believe DOIs were hyperlinks in the old Reviews 1.0 screen.

    When completing reviews, our staff check all links to electronic resources for functionality, so the inability to follow a DOI through to the article seems to defeat the point of the review. It would be lovely if this could…

    8 votes

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  4. Editing the note on a bookmarked item

    At present it is possible to add a note to an item at the point of bookmarking, but it isn't possible to edit or delete that note after the bookmark has been created. It would be useful to be able to do so.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Whilst we would like to make this improvement, it is currently not in our near term focus, so I’m moved it to the backlog to reflect this. idea has been moved to our backlog Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  5. Gravatar + user profiles

    Prompted by comments from academics creating a profile.

    At the moment it is compulsory to use Gravatar in order to add a profile picture. Is it possible to have an alternative option to just upload an image file directly? An image is a friendly personalisation of lists, but the extra steps of joining Gravatar are putting people off!

    7 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Low priority as it’s a cosmetic function, and the user can complete the task

  6. Export dashboard numbers to excel

    Ability to be able to export all of the dashboard numbers into a .csv or excel file. At the moment the only way to access this data that I know of is to individually open each list and click on the dashboard. This is very time consuming and we would like to easily compare dashboard numbers across the lists to see which lists are being used. We can then approach lecturers with low dashboard numbers.

    34 votes

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  7. Customisable Text in Role Invite

    Rather than be stuck with the set text provided out of the box, it would be good if each site could customize the text and language they would like to use when sending out the Role Invitation email.

    26 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  8. Change 'review complete' notification recipient

    Many of our lists are added and sent for review by library staff or temps. When we complete the review the notification goes back to them rather than the relevant academic even when the correct list owner has been assigned. It would be useful if there was an option for staff to alter the recipient at this stage by pasting in the correct email address.

    20 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Config & Customisation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  9. Editing text in invitations

    When sending invitations to academic staff, we would like the standard text in the message template to be customisable to reflect our tenancy's configuration; without having to modify it each time we send it. For example, we have just asked Talis to add 'View Dashboard' to the role of List Creator. Currently, that does not appear in the list of permissions in the standard message template for that role.

    8 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  10. Rename Audio-visual document

    There are various requests for changes to theway Resource types are managed. Until these are resolved could we at least rename
    Audio-visual document to
    Audio-visual

    15 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  11. Add a word to .RIS conversion feature to Talis

    Many of our academics comment that they would be more likely to use Talis if they could simply upload their word document and automatically populate a list in the same way they can with Endnote. There are online tools which convert word files into .RIS format. If Talis could develop this functionality it would go a long way in promoting the service to the academics.

    20 votes

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  12. Changing text for request review reminder when clicking Publish

    Where we have the option to ask list editors to request a review when they click publish, it would be useful to be able to control the message as we would want editors to request reviews if they have books they would like to order.

    13 votes

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  13. An 'edit notes and importance' button to be added within the screen for an individual item

    Would it be possible for an 'edit notes and importance' button to be added within the screen for an individual item?
    We are finding that when we are reviewing and re-editing lists that often the individual item needs a note adding to it and we are unable to do this from within the item screen itself and have to open a different page or a new tab in order to enter the note required. I have attached a screenshot of the item screen - what we would like(if possible) is an 'edit notes and importance' button added next to the…

    8 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  14. Option to complete a review without notifying tutor / inputter

    In the "All Reviews" section of Aspire it would be useful to have the option to "mark as completed" without notifying the person (tutor or library staff) who'd requested the review

    12 votes

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  15. Display both print and ebook holdings for one bookmark for the same title (an archived Idea for 2013)

    Here at Sussex we're very keen to have this Idea, archived for 2013, available for voting in the 2014 Ideas Forum: http://ideas.talisaspire.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists-ideas-archive/suggestions/4381768-display-both-print-and-ebook-holdings-for-one-book.

    We're increasingly buying ebooks in addition to print copies, and it would be extremely useful, both to Library staff and students, to have a single entry for a specific work in Aspire, but with linkage to alternative editions. This would provide users with a choice of available formats depending on their needs, as well as promoting the Library’s collection.

    70 votes

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    11 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We would like to improve the ability to display as much info that we have about a resource even if it is not the specific format that was originally bookmarked.

    A redesign of how we display holdings would probably be required and this is not currently in our short term development focus.

    This idea so it has been moved to the longer term backlog. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  16. My Notes - To be able to identify which List the Item is from

    When a student clicks on their profile and looks at 'My notes', the notes are displayed with a link to the item the note was placed on, however when clicking through to the item there is no indication as to what list or lists the item is on.

    This almost defeats the purpose of a number of notes that a student may choose to place on an item if they are then unable to identify which list the item they placed that note on came from.

    1 vote

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    I agree that this could be confusing, especially if a student has used that feature in anger and made a lot of notes.

    However, This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

  17. Purchasing links from Reviews

    Would it be possible to utilise some of the TADC experience to make it possible to search for other/latest editions in both catalogue and suppliers sites not just the one listed.

    2 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The capabilities in TADC utilise checks against services such as xISBN to determine latest editions. We are investigating utilising the capabilities which drive the Quick Add and Dashboard 2.0 features (based on data served from NBD) in the reviews refresh we are investigating at the moment. Deeper integrations with suppliers are not currently in scope for the improvements we would like to make, but they are certainly areas of investigation for the future.

  18. Improve Dashboard visibility and exportability

    The Dashboard contains analytics on usage, editions, metadata, views, etc, which would be very useful if it was more widely available. The current restriction to List Owners or List Publishers prevents other relevant and appropriate interested parties for accessing and assessing this data.

    In a Library managed model distributed across several campuses, we are not yet at the stage of giving teaching staff List Publisher roles and incorporating Reviews into our workflows. We also rarely have a single teaching member of staff, which makes List Owner not a useful feature either, being restricted to one person who has also created…

    15 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We would like to review the dashboard can be shared with academics where permissions and roles are not given to them.

    However, this is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  19. Resource Type

    Make the drop down menu for "Resource Type" customizable.
    We have a lot of different resource types that lecturers want to bookmark, such as music score, law report, school resources.
    Some Law and Music lecturers are against using the system because of this.

    99 votes

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    12 comments  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We would like to add some additional resource types.

    However, this is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  20. Suggested improvements to My Notes & Reading Intentions

    The summary list of "my notes" and "my reading intentions" displayed on one's username profile page do not expire or archive. Further they seem disorganised and are without a date stamp to indicate when a note was left. Instead the lists grow to contain notes and data from every old list. The lists would get very long and disorganised due to intentions and notes left from past reading lists, leading the profile summary page to become of little use to students.

    For the My Notes and Reading Intentions sections, I recommend:
    1) sorting (e.g. by date);
    2) display the date…

    9 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Improving this for students is something we would like to do, but is likely to need a theme in this area.

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

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