We would like the ability to copy sections from one reading list to another.
Davis Renfree said there have been similar requests in the past, however, they date from a while back when everyone was using Classic Edit, so it would be useful to raise a new idea. This would also help Talis gauge support for the idea as they continue to develop New List Edit further.
Richard Hughes commented
Agree that this would be a useful feature.
Also, copying an entire section into your own bookmarks at once would be useful (perhaps that's a separate idea).
Howe Craig commented
I agree. Because there is often a lot of overlap between different reading lists, this would be extremely useful for Library employees and academics who develop their own lists. It would save us all a lot of time and energy.
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Jill Hazard commented
This is something we've recently been asked about by academics who are delivering part/one session on multiple modules, they are all the same content and session but would have to add the sections manually on each list, being able to copy sections across lists would make the system seem more efficient and useful to those academics who are support but not leading modules.
Kim Coles commented
We are asked this very regularly - and this has just come up again from a School who have a Core Content list which relates to numerous modules. They have created a list of the essential items required for teaching and accreditation, and lecturers across the School will be reusing bookmarks in their individual module lists. In some cases this will be an entire section, and so the ability to copy would really improve their workload and ours.
Clair Sharpe commented
Just been asked about this by a colleague on behalf of an academic, as being a valuable tool.
I think it would be as useful a feature in New List Edit as it appeared to be, according to the number of requests under Classic Edits lifetime.
Natalia Gordon commented
We have had many queries regarding this from our academic support team. We, as an institution, haven't moved yet to List Edit, but know that this would be a feature that academics would want.
I can see how this would be useful for many academics who may want a quick way to move a specific set of resources from one list to another without having to individually book mark them.
Lucy Clifford commented
This is more urgently needed in the new edit as you can no longer drag and drop bookmarks. Colleagues quite often have to create 2 near identical lists, for modues with 2 separate cohorts. By using drag and drop they can reasonably quickly create a section in one list, then replicate the same section in the second list (using drag and drop on the same bookmarks). They are concerned about how much extra time this is going to take in the new edit as each bookmark needs to be searched for.
Pete Bowles Barrett commented
We get asked about this periodically, but not just for sections, also paragraphs and resources along with their importances/student and library notes.
Agree. We are also being asked if sections can be hidden for a year and reinstated the following year. that would also be a good addition.
David Peacock commented
We have been asked for thid
Alli Carroll commented
Agreed. We would like this feature and would also be welcomed by our Academics.
This would be incredibly useful for Library staff and academics who create their own lists as there is often a lot of crossover between different reading lists. It would save us all valuable time and effort
[Deleted User] commented
Yes, anything that would make things quicker & easier for academics -
I've just seen an Education list which had linked to another list in part of one section. People may have a common research methods section, or a section from a more specialised list which would also work on a general list.
If there are any digitisations linked to the list section that's being copied can you prompt them to rerequest them/break the link/auto update dig content?
Would like to have this feature available, would help address requests where academics want to merge lists and have an easier and more user friendly process.
Christian Dobson commented
This would be very useful for us at Falmouth. We often have modules that evolve and merge so being able to copy sections from certain lists would really help
Robin Farndon commented
This feature is frequently requested by our academic users at UEA.