Blue Online Resource button for - Electronic Articles
When bookmarking, the Online Resource button doesn't appear for all online resource types - e.g. linking to an ejournal article and selecting Article as resource type doesn't enable access via the blue button.
Rather than select Website or Webpage when bookmarking an ejournal article we would like students to be able to see that the link leads to an article (not a digitised text) Please could you add Electronic Article to the drop-down selection, and enable it to show the blue button. Thank you.
Min Allen, University of Roehampton
As discussed with Min, I am declining this idea because I believe a solution to the underlying problem will be addressed when we implement this idea:http://ideas.talisaspire.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-ideas-archive/suggestions/3172829-online-buttons-on-the-main-list-page-to-be-managed
Please see idea comments for further information about the reasons.
This idea suggests we should create a new resource type of Electronic Article which would then automatically display the Online Resource button in the list view.
There are a couple of issues with this. The first is that we feel its important to separate the resource type from delivery mechanism. For example, we don't have a resource type of Electronic book but we have the means to indicate when a book is an eBook. The difficulty with journals is that we cannot definitively identify that a journal article is available electronically. Whilst we have the link resolver capability, we currently cannot determine that an electronic copy is definitely available.
Other customers have raised this issue that a lot of electronically available articles are not being identified as "Online Resources" which may be misleading to students and its been discussed under this idea: http://ideas.talisaspire.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-ideas-archive/suggestions/3172829-online-buttons-on-the-main-list-page-to-be-managed
As a first increment to addressing this, instead of providing an electronic article resource type as suggested here, we will provide the ability to specify a resource as an "Online Resource". Where this option is set, the blue "Online Resource" button will appear on the list. This will be implemented very early this year.