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.
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.