Setting a default reading list style for students
It would be useful if list publishers could set their own default reading list style and it "sticks" for students. At present list publishers can set a view to a particular style, however that view only lasts during the time they are looking at the list. Any other action on the reading list and the style reverts back to the tenancy default. With users such as the Law Faculty they could set a default citation style and this will be consistently viewed by students rather than having to be manually applied by individuals. We use several citation styles depending on the faculty so this would assist where our tenancy default does not suit the list publisher's needs.
Marika Zeimbekis commented
This function would ensure that Talis Aspire reading lists contribute to the pedagogic commitment to support students with accurate referencing. Please give consideration to this really useful feature!
Rosey Crow commented
This would be an incredibly useful feature, especially as insreasingly resource lists extend beyond the "traditional" journal articles and books.
Kathy Sadler commented
Having lists display in the correct citation style (in our case APA7) would really enhance and benefit the user experience. Staff could use the lists as an example/teaching resource. Students would become accustomed to how the style looks and works, and it would also expose them to citation styles for multiple object types, eg book, chapter, article, website... all of which would improve self reliance when writing up their own citations.
Emma Place commented
Reading lists used to be a means of demonstrating good practice in academic referencing to students (using the styles most relevant for their subject of study) but in the switch to Talis this valuable pedagogic function of the lists was lost. Would be great to have it re-instated.
Robin Farndon commented
Several academics have expressed a preference for setting their reading list to a default citation style rather than the standard Talis format, so this would be a very useful enhancement for us.
Hazel Rothera commented
We've been told for years that the ability to set citation display styles in New List View was "coming" and our academics are desperate for it - would really like it bumped up the development queue!
Sue D'Ath commented
I agree. Academics encourage students to use correct referencing. Displaying the reading list in the approved referencing style reinforces student learning and academic expectations.