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  1. Add hyperlinks and images into the notes field

    This would provide much great flexibility in using the lists and make them more interesting to look at.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey

  2. expand catalogues that can be used with the "search for other formats or editions" feature

    We are unable to use the above feature as our catalogue (VuFind) is not included in those covered. I think that more catalogues should be able to use this feature because, simple as it is, it is very valuable to the student experience in getting them access to ebooks or newer editions that may have yet to be captured by the reading list.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this idea now due to low votes in 2012 Ideas Survey. However, the improvements we are making to the list edit view which include edition checking and its availability in the library will probably be reusable in this context.

  3. a pop-up - to be able to message staff

    It would be useful to be able to communicate with staff e.g. to remind them to publish their lists and also to request reviews. Staff appear to work on a list and intend to continue but then fail to finish off the process. A pop-up might be a useful way to remind them. Maybe a pop-up that we can customise? We wouldn't want it popping up all the time.
    Min Allen
    University of Roehampton

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  4. Linking to union catalogues

    Where recommended items are not in stock, we offered a link through to the a WorldCat record from the specific title in TalisList.

    Would it be possible to automate this in Aspire, by offering linking options to union catalogues, e.g. COPAC, WorldCat alongside the 'Related content', 'Library Availability', 'Buy from' choices.

    The heading may be 'Availability in other libraries'.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey

  5. Thumbnails of images in lists

    It should be possible to add thumbnails of images, videos and other visuals to lists to make them look less boring. Ideally this would look like the news feed in Facebook. If the image is clicked it would then open up the full image onscreen or play the video full screen link to another page.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey

  6. Review Jobs screen should contain information

    After rollover, you get a pop-up saying the results of rollover, e.g. how many new lists were created. When you've okayed this, you still have the line for the completed job in Review Jobs, but all the useful information is gone. Why can't it be retained? Since we can't report properly on lists yet, it's really useful to know how long it took, how many lists rolled over, how many failed, etc. It just seems odd not to keep that outcome in the screen.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Hi Georgina,

    This is a defect, the Review Jobs screen should retain the Show Details link for all job statuses except for Requested. Please raise a support ticket for this, or alternatively if you can wait a while, we will be picking this up as part of the changes we will be making to the Review Jobs screen as part of the Hierarchy API changes

  7. Export list as csv needs flexibility

    We need additional fields in the 'export list as csv' function - e.g. for us it must include the catkey of the item in order to be useful for getting info from the LMS (catkey is the unique identifier, because the LCM/001 does nothing for us).

    More generally it would be better to offer the choice of (all possible) fields for the user to select which are required in the output; it is always best to incorporate flexibility as not everyone would want the same output.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey

  8. Give us control over time periods

    As I understand it, we can't create new time periods ourselves, or edit (rename) time periods, or see and edit the dates that time periods start and end. We can't set time periods to active or inactive ourselves either. We need to be able to do all this ourselves, not have to create new support tickets for all these actions/getting information.

    Time periods are a great new feature except for the lack of flexibility and control we have over it - I don't think these needs should be an Idea, they should have been included from the start, but with…

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This area of functionality is not one that is frequently used so unfortunately is not an area of focus for us at the moment. We may revisit this in the future.

  9. Discovering archived lists

    We would like the ability to search for archived lists at the "Home Page" rather then using the "Reports" tab. It would be easier for staff to search for the unit code or name of the list, rather then scroll through all of the archived lists

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey

  10. Provide short URLs for lists

    We would find it useful to have short URLs for lists as in bit.ly or asp.re

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey

  11. Reports on click throughs to Amazon

    We would be interested in knowing which items have prompted students to click through to Amazon from the Buy from Amazon link.

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  12. Transferring a list to another institution

    It would be good to have a way of transferring one institution’s Talis Aspire reading list to another institution’s Talis Aspire if an academic is moving.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this idea now due to low votes in 2012 Ideas Survey.

  13. The ability to see everyone's list statistics so that comparisons can be made.

    We would find it really useful to be able to make comparisons of statistics with other institutions to find out if our page views are comparable, lower or higher so we can use for advocacy and other marketing campaigns.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Benchmarking analytics is not in our development focus at the moment so it has been moved to the backlog.

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

    We are also able to work with customers via consulting to deliver specific reports and enhancements

  14. "webpage is part of website" to be automated

    There are both "webpage" and "website" as resource types, because a webpage is part of a website. If this is the explanation, can the bookmarklet not automatically add the "is part of website" when webpages are bookmarked? (It might be "part of" not "is part of", I'm still not sure, but you know what I mean.)

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey

  15. Allowing a resource to be passive or hidden

    In Talislist list, once you'd added a resource you could make it visible or passive so it did or didn't show up in a published list.

    This would be very useful for items added to a list by a lecturer which they are hoping we will buy, but perhaps it won't be until the next financial year.

    At present we put 'Currently unavailable' in the student note, but have lists where there may be several like this which makes the library look like it can't deliver the necessary reading.

    It would be helpful to be able to make an entry…

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey, however, I think this may be addressed when we look at making the visibility of list sections time-based

  16. Display "discipline" in "all user profiles" report

    As it says on the tin. The report currently doesn't include discipline. (Although see other idea: we'd rather not have the default list of disciplines, but have the schools set up in our hierarchy, to make this even more valuable information.)

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    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 Ideas Survey

  17. Use our actual "schools" in user profiles

    When a user is asked to choose a department in the profile, this is potentially useful, but could be improved. If the departments to choose from were actually the schools that we have set up in our hierarchy, that would be much more appropriate. (We would perhaps need the option for someone to pick more than one, but this wouldn't be essential if not possible.)

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    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey

  18. Set Licence enhancement

    When you set a licence or choose 'All rights reserved' could the wording on the list say 'Terms of Use' rather than 'Licence'.

    If you are setting a Creative Commons licence then the text includes 'licence' for example, 'Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Licence'.

    If you choose 'all rights reserved', my understanding of this is that 'all rights reserved' doesn't use or need a licence as this is use under the terms of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 - all rights remain with the author, as set out in the Act. Changing 'Licence' to 'Terms of Use' would cover…

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  19. Make 'edit title' button more obvious

    Feedback from academics:

    In Edit view the Edit button to the right of the list title is not very obvious compared to the orange links to 'edit metadata' and 'remove' items on a list. Could this be emphasised in someway and indicate that user can also set the 'Term' and list description from this link.

    http://screencast.com/t/eLVtNH1t

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this idea as this as list editing is being refactored and we are introducing list settings with the improvements, that button won’t exist any more and there will be a new metaphor of going into list settings to edit the list information normally accessible through that button

  20. Student driven resource recommendations

    The ability for authenticated students to recommend learning resources to their lecturer and library

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    We are going to decline this idea due to the low number of votes and the length of time this idea has been open with no further interest.

    If this is still an area you would like to see further enhancements made please do raise again.

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