Make the drop down menu for "Resource Type" customizable.
We have a lot of different resource types that lecturers want to bookmark, such as music score, law report, school resources.
Some Law and Music lecturers are against using the system because of this.
We would like to add some additional resource types.
However, this is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.
Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.
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valenzuela willis commented
We too need the functionality to add different resource types. This includes Scores and reports as mentioned by others, but also technology has moved forward and 'audio visual document' seems a bit ridiculous in this streaming age.
Tom Dale commented
As an academic music librarian, many of the lists we need to create contain scores. The first comment I received from an academic on showing them an example list was 'why are the scores listed as books?'
I echo Christina's comment that Music lecturers are less likely to take to the system because of this.
We would find adding 'selected pages' pages to the 'resource type' drop down box very useful. It would provide a more accurate record when requesting digitisation for selected pages. At the moment it is incorrectly being recorded as chapter, when it is in fact selected pages being requested.
Michael Hart commented
It would be useful for us to have database as a resource type too.
David Peacock commented
We would like a "software" resource type
Hannah Groom commented
We would like database to be included on the resource list
Hazel Ingrey commented
We don't have any great need for the resource types to be customisable locally, however it would be good to have some additions to the list. I have recently had requests from departments for the additions: Dataset, Database, Newspaper.
Kevin O'Donovan commented
I'd like to add the resource "Extract". Academics ask for scanned readings that are not necessarily whole chapters.
Beth Smith commented
yes other resource types have been requested such as ebook, conference paper so whether customizable or extended standard list it would make it easier for staff to use.
Joy Cadwallader commented
We would also like to customize our Resource Type menu. Right now there is nothing suitable for Book Series. Many thanks.