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  1. Usability of interface

    We would like to see improvements to the usability of the ASPIRE interface.
    1 Use of keyboard short cuts for common actions, eg edit, review, moving within a list
    2. The ability to search across a list when displayed on screen rather than relying on the search function in the web browser

    5 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  2. Allow administrators to revoke invitations, and batch-change roles

    At the moment, I can revoke roles that have already been accepted, one user at a time.

    However I can't retrieve/revoke an invitation that has been sent in error, if the user has not yet accepted the invitation.

    I would like to be able to:

    (1) Revoke/retrieve an invitation to accept a role, even before the user has accepted the role.

    (2) Remove roles from batches of users, not just one user at a time.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  3. Change the typography size and format

    As we find the current typography i.e. size / format / color of various sections, notes and titles on the lists and items to be off-putting, unwieldy, disproportionate (in places) we would like there to be an option to customize this or change it back to the previous appearance.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  4. Give the option to switch off the "read status" and "add note" buttons

    We would like there to be a way to switch off the "read status" and "add note" buttons from appearing on the list outline page when users are not logged in.

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    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  5. Replace Amazon button with Copac button

    We would be interested in exploring the idea of having a button that links through to a book's copac record.

    At king's we often recommend that students visit other libraries in London to find books we may not necessarily hold ourselves.

    This button could replace the buy from amazon button (which has attracted some criticism at King's) or sit elsewhere on a resource's record.

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    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  6. Let us set up and save report templates

    There are various staff members who repeatedly do different tasks, and in the cases where they can get data they need from an Aspire report, it often involves certain filters/selections, sorting, column removal for extraneous data, and date ranges. It is inefficient and time-consuming to have to make these same changes every time: we need the ability to set up the template we need and save it for that user, so they can run it afresh with one click whenever they need.

    The main points here are:
    - allow saving of report template (selections, sorting, date ranges)
    - allow selection…

    5 votes

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    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  7. Flagging of lists under review

    When a published list is under review, the list should be flagged as such in Aspire, otherwise the user may think it's the official final version. The wording of the "this list is under review" would be configurable by the customer.

    (We often publish the list before reviewing it to keep procedures more accurate and to ensure users can see something in case we have a backlog of reviews. But we really need the flag to be there so users can see that it's the provisional list and they should check before purchasing items, for example.)

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    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  8. Increase flexibility of rollover

    Rollover is very unsatisfactory because there is no flexibility. We need to have control over what gets rolled over and what happens.

    Firstly, we should be able to select lists to be rolled over (filter by time period, status, school, department, and then untick any exceptions that we don't want rolled over).

    Secondly, we should be able to roll some to draft and some to published - this could be solved by the first improvement as we could do it in two stages, as long as there was no risk of rolling over the same list twice (it could be…

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    this idea has been declined and moved to the archive. We will not be focusing on this due to low votes.

  9. publish date

    It'd be very handy to have a report which allows us to see the dates when lists were first published.

    We'd use this information to see how long it took us between receiving the list and publishing the list - so a "last" published date is not accurate enough to reflect this.

    5 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    we will be reviewing the ability to report on time in status/stages as part of reviews refresh

  10. reconfigure the reports menu

    Now that the number of reports has increased, it is getting very difficult to see the reports at the bottom of the list. I therefore suggest changing the reports dropdown to a button and creating a webpage to select reports from.

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    I’m declining this because the old reports are retired at the end of the year so the list will be tidied up then. If we create more reports, we will group them by the function they are trying to achieve so its easier to find

  11. Open URL link

    It is confusing for students to be be presented with 2 links when accessing electronic resources. Currently, the "OpenURL" is listed first, with the "Web address" link listed below. It is not intuitive what the difference is, and as such most students will click on the first link. They then get frustrated, because the link doesn't take them directly to the article. We would prefer the web address to be listed first

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

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

  12. qr code

    If there was a QR code on each list the user could then call up the list on their mobile device once at the library to help find the item/s.

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

  13. Book display

    Our users would find it much more helpful to have Author/Title as the heading of an item rather than just the title.

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

  14. Prominence of URL to students

    Several of our staff have commented that from a students viewpoint they don't feel the URL to articles is prominent enough, and that they will not be familiar with the term DOI. Could article links be more clearly labelled and made more obvious?

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey. The ability to manually indicate an online resource will allow you to specify the relevant link therefore allowing the student to go straight to the resource and the right link from the list page

  15. Short Loan - tick box

    At the moment, if academics want an item to be put on short loan they write this request in the library note field. Is it possible to have a tick box for academics to select items for short loan?

    4 votes

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    Short Loan is a local customisation and we see universities approaching this loan type in different ways. Therefore the interpretation of this and applicability will be varied across universities. The library note field is designed to allow this local practice. This along with the low votes means we are going to decline this idea.

  16. Access to digitised content as subject coordinator before students

    As a list editor and academic teaching staff member, it’s not possible to access digitised readings for approaching semester 2 subject until the 18th of July (which is the same day as the students have access- one week before semester 2 begins).
    It would be useful to be able to access beforehand so that teaching staff/subject coordinators can decide whether they need revising or are still relevant. I understand that it may mean staff access to the TADC database or a request to the Reading List team to intervene on their behalf, them having to send the articles to send…

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    TADC is designed with the academic making the request, they would know the content they are requesting and receive updates on the request progress.

    The digitisation itself is available through the course dates and the view on the reading list is governed by those, to change this would impact the student view as well.

    Library staff can access the preview of a digitisation and provide this to the academic where needed.

    Due to the above we are declining this idea.

  17. Time periods

    Provide a report that shows all existing time periods along with their data: name, slug, start/end time.

    4 votes

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  18. Dashboard access via a publicly accessible button on every reading list

    At Monash, we believe that the Dashboard functionality is so good that it should be accessible to everyone, irrespective of their role(s).

    I suggest that this access be granted by a hyperlinked button at the top of the reading list. Given that the reader has already authenticated to gain access to the list, are there other data protection related reasons for not offering this as an option?

    4 votes

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  19. Automatically email a list owner when the list is published.

    We would like a feature to automatically email a list owner when the list is published. This would provide feedback to the Academic staff from the reading list assistant who keyed in the data for the reading list in Aspire and let them know that the list has been published and they are online.
    A work around would be to run a report on published lists and export to csv file, run a mail merge and update the academic staff, however the email address in not included in the export file?

    4 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  20. Broken link button for readings

    For Online Resources, add a new "Report Broken Link" button to the reading list item page for students to click if the URL doesn't work. See attached mock up to get the idea.

    The "Report Broken Link" button, when clicked, would pre-populate an email with the Author, title, ItemID and URL detail fields, and would send the notification to a predefined admin email address.

    This would enable students to notify about broken links without bothering the academic and speeding up the process to broken fix links as they are found by students.

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    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

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