Automatic linking to new titles ordered
I know this idea has been discussed before but can't find it as an 'idea' as it would be a very valuable and time-saving feature for Aspire to recognise when an item bookmarked from Amazon, for example, is ordered and becomes available from the Library or is in fact already in the Library. Academics won't want to go back in to a list and bookmark and add new titles to their list neither will library staff .
We have now implemented this feature which allows you to refresh the metadata for Books in Aspire: http://support.talisaspire.com/entries/24323813-Aspire-Release-20th-June-2013
Annette Moore commented
For me, 'which is more important' is an unusual way of looking at this, as both serve different purposes; one provides up-to-date accurate information to the Aspire users (students and academics) and the other provides a report to Library staff on items it has not been possible to process probably retrospectively.
Both are important from different perspectives, but the priority has to be to ensure that new titles ordered are bookmarked and linked to the Aspire reading list as soon as possible, so that students know they are available in the Library. Currently, our review team will go back to the list they are reviewing and replace the Amazon records as soon as the on order item appears on the Catalogue. This would definitely be our priority to ensure the reading list is correct and accurately reflects material held in the Library.
Would it be possible to automate this through the Review screen. If you were reviewing a particular list and filtered on Type: Books and 'Not held in the Library Catalogue' and run an automatic update on these items to check the ISBN for Library availability?
Which is more important: information currency on a resource view basis OR a complete update for stock reporting purposes.
We could consider, a periodic batch update which would mean that reporting is accurate but at times the resource information might be inaccurate.
Or we could update this every time a resource is viewed, which means that reporting might be inaccurate as only resources.
Directly email me or comment on this idea with your thoughts please.
Andy Ekins commented
Are there any plans to do something more dynamic than just report on new titles? How hard would it be to implement the second phase of this suggestion and automatically link LCN records to the catalogue (regardless of place of bookmark) and dispense with this manual task? This would speed up the review process dramatically and allow for a much smoother transition from request to review to acquisitions.