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  1. RSS feeds needed to show academics/students availability of new items added to their lists in "Recent Changes"

    In "Recent Changes" we can view the changes made to a particular list and this can be accessed via RSS feed. However, currently it does not include exact resources added to/removed from a list; it simply gives some indication of when a list has been edited.
    Please could you include resources in the RSS feed and set this up for the whole site, thanks.
    Min Allen, University of Roehampton

    5 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Viewing Lists & Items  ·  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 while we focus on items in the development focus.

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

  2. Batch assign list ownership

    We should be able to make a user an owner of multiple lists at once, selecting lists by school/department/a search (e.g. MB1* in the module code), with them appearing in a list so we can untick any necessary (i.e. don't just offer us the chance of "all lists in this department" or nothing - we always have to bank on there being exceptions!).

    5 votes

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

    Bulk editing is not 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.

  3. Customisation of the submit for publishing dialogue box

    when submitting a list for publication we would like to customise this message box (see attached) to prompt the list creator to submit the list for review. We would like both to be able to customise the text and for there to be a box to click through to review.

    5 votes

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

    We do intend to investigate the introduction of a dictionary tool which would enable configuration of local messages. This will be reviewed and prioritised following the completion of the Db re-architecture but is not a current priority

  4. Poem, short story, extract as resource types

    For our humanities academics these resource types would be a useful addition.

    5 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Resource Types  ·  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.

  5. Allow invites scoped to multiple points in the hierarchy to be sent in one batch

    At the moment an administrator must send a separate invite email for each list or module they would like a user to have permissions over.

    On completion of this story administrators would be able to send one invite allowing users the same permission over multiple lists or modules.

    5 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Rollout  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    User management is not 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.

  6. Hierarchy - grey out empty lists

    Many libraries have lists of every module, many of which are empty. If empty modules in the hierarchy were greyed out (faded) then it would be very very obvious which are those modules with content. This would then encourage students to pester those staff who have not got with the programme.

    4 votes

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  7. being able to publish a list when adding an item

    It would be really useful when in the 'Create and Add' dialogue box, to be able to publish the change immediately, maybe even ask for a review.

    This would potentially make a real impact on the time someone needs to spend updating their list, allowing a lecturer to update very quickly without needing go in to the list at all; rather than adding a resource, which creates a new draft, which then needs to be accessed and published (and reviewed).

    4 votes

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    backlog  ·  1 comment  ·  Bookmarking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Student reporting lack of copies

    Students should be able to report the inability of accessing materials. This should be passed to central e-mail account (to library not academic)

    4 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Help & Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Improving the feedback mechanism is not 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. Improved reading intentions

    The latest phase 4 release has altered the way a user's reading intentions are displayed. At present the can be set at the list level and reviewed on the user profile screen.

    One problem with this arrangement is that a user needs to go back to the original reading list to change the reading intention or alter the note, even though they can link through to the original item.

    I would like to see the ability to change the reading intentions either from the user profile screen or at the item level, in addition to existing list-level reading intention management.

    3 votes

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

    improving the display of reading intentions is something we would like to address, but is currently not planned

  10. Making Aspire content searchable/discoverable in Resource Discovery Tools.

    We would like to be able to search Aspire via a Resource Discovery Tool. As we are trying to simplify searching for resources as easy as possible, it makes sense for Aspire to be included in the targets the tool can search.

    3 votes

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    2 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.

  11. Resource type: DVD

    Could DVD (and maybe other audio-visual resource formats such as CD-ROM) be added to the list of resource types?
    Our health and sports science academics often include them on reading lists and would like them to be clearly differentiated from books.

    I think this would be much more meaningful for students using the lists than 'audio-visual document'.

    Although you can specify 'dvd' in the format field, this isn't very prominent on the page.

    3 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Resource Types  ·  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.

  12. Resource Type - 'Newspaper' (or similar)

    We're conscious of the risk of mixing up format and type, but both for the purposes of distinguishes materials within a list (and for citing those materials correctly) we'd like to see a Type which describes 'articles' which are not peer-reviewed academic journal articles, but news stories or discussion pieces in newspapers, magazines and professional or trade publications.

    3 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Resource Types  ·  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.

  13. Allowing attachments of PDFs

    ... (subject to copyright) for user created bookmarks. There's no telling where online reports etc get moved to, and uploading to a public dropbox and then pasting the URL seems long-winded.

    3 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We won’t be focusing on this now due to low votes in the 2012 Ideas Survey. However, we do feel that the ability to attach documents to reading lists would be useful, so its in our longer term backlog

  14. Allow invites to be created without sending emails

    At the moment an email invite is sent for every invite issued - even if the user is already has an active login to Aspire. This can result in multiple emails sitting in a user's inbox.

    Rather than emailing invites to users, administrators can elect to suppress the email invites.

    In this circumstance, users are asked to accept invites the next time they log into the system.

    3 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 while we focus on items in the development focus.

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

  15. 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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    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.

  16. 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.

  17. Standards as a resource type

    Could we have Standards as a resource type?

    2 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.

  18. Resend invites - remove option when invitation is accepted

    If an invite has been accepted, say, 5 days ago, why do we still see the option to 'Resend invite'? Surely, there would be no need to resend an invite if one had already been accepted. Could the button be removed from invites that have been accepted, please?

    2 votes

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    backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  Users & Roles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Alerts of system problems on the screen they affect

    When there are known system problems - e.g. bookmarking isn't working, or list editing will have errors, or My Lists aren't loading, or functionality is unavailable due to maintenance etc - there should be an alert on the relevant screen to inform the user of this.

    It will stop the endless amount of reports to site admins and then to you, all reporting the same thing and duplicating time and effort. It would also be a more positive experience for the user, as they will be assured that a problem is known about and is being investigated, rather than just…

    2 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.

  20. Resource type: Other

    However extensive the resource type taxonomy becomes, there will always be fringe cases, exceptions and oddities. At present, the only options in such cases are to select the least worst match or the unfathomable 'Generic document'. An 'Other' category would be a more preferrable means to classify non-standard materials (and could be used for reporting/review to identify the types of material not being fully accounted for)

    2 votes

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    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.

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