Display the Edition metadata in the reading list view
Current the reading list title, author(s) and publication date are displayed in a reading list. The user needs to click on the title to see the remaining metadata information, such as Edition. This is an idea to also display the Edition data (if available) in the reading list view. Exposing the edition data at a glance would be useful to the student, as well as the list owner. It would help to keep the list up to date, and assist with list auditing and quality checking.
The new list view now displays the Edition information in the front screen. This resolves the initial idea that was raised.
For those interested in the Editors showing this is currently in beta and detail can be found in this idea, please do add your votes to this so we can help you keep up to date on this: http://ideas.talis.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists/suggestions/9766701-include-editor-in-the-front-screen-list-view
Colin Bovaird commented
We had used the same approach as Matthew describes, i.e. listing editors and translators in the Author field (with an 'ed.' or 'trans.' prefix. In the new list view this has become garbled however. It would not only be good to have editors display on the list page but also an option to have a similar field created for translator.
Marie Simmons commented
We are also finding the lack of editors problematic, and it has been suggested I raise it as an idea, but your suggestion is very similar, and would solve our problem as well. A lot of our books are edited, and have very similar titles. Many lecturers would therefore refer to the book by the editors name, which is not displaying on the list view in Talis. The student has to click on every title to find the one they are looking for. Frustrating for them, and for us.
Matthew Smith commented
This would be excellent. Particularly for items where the only person attached to a book is the editor. Currently we're treating these as authors with an (ed.) note to ensure they display on the front page. Can't help but feel that's going to take some clearing up for us at some point.