Alert list owners/publishers when library adds new item to their list via automatic email
When academics order new titles for their resource list, we put an internal note to that effect in our order records and acquisitions add that title to the relevant Talis list once the books have arrived. Please can this action by the library trigger an automatic email to the list owner and list publishers to say that new items have been added to their list by the library and that they should add the necessary details to the new entry as needed? This would save so much time and we wouldn't need to send a separate email to those academics to let them know that items have been added to their Talis list.
Nick Forbes commented
For us it would also be great if the list owner could receive an alert whenever a new item link is added to an existing item. Per our workflow, academics first add items to a reading list, and then the library runs a weekly report of all changes and buys/digitises as required on the basis of this. Having an automated alert for both newly added items AND newly added links would be a great way of notifying the academic that their request had been fulfilled. But just having an alert when a new item is added (per the OP) would be fantastic and save a huge amount of manual emailing.
Helen Garner commented
We have a a different workflow for adding new editions on behalf of academic list owners but this suggestion would be of great benefit to us. At present we add new editions but we don't routinely communicate that have have made changes, as this would add more time on to our work.
Therefore an automated option would be great and generate more engagement with academics with the list.
One important consideration which I meant to mention would be that owners/publishers should be able to turn alerts off if necessary of course.