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  1. Broken link checker

    The facility to run a report which identified any broken links to external content in bookmarks would help ensure lists were kept up-to-date without the need for a lot of manual checking. Similar tools are a very useful feature of products such as LibGuides.

    31 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We cannot accurately check for broken links as we are not guaranteed to get behind login challenges which will exist for a lot of links.

    We will not be focusing on this idea and it has been declined and moved to the archive.

  2. Report of books with new editions available

    We would like a report that could be run for batches of lists (or all lists) to find where new editions of a title are available in the library.

    The dashboard feature shows this information but you have to view each list in turn to see where there are new editions. A report that showed this information would save a lot of time.

    9 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

    We will looking at including this capability in the reviews area

  3. Books not linked to library catalogue report

    The 'Books not linked to library catalogue - beta' report is very useful, but I think it would be even more useful if it was possible to filter out books that link to an electronic version. These are not linked to the catalogue, so it would be good to filter them out so as to see the print books more easily.

    6 votes

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  4. Let us set up and save report templates

    There are various staff members who repeatedly do different tasks, and in the cases where they can get data they need from an Aspire report, it often involves certain filters/selections, sorting, column removal for extraneous data, and date ranges. It is inefficient and time-consuming to have to make these same changes every time: we need the ability to set up the template we need and save it for that user, so they can run it afresh with one click whenever they need.

    The main points here are:
    - allow saving of report template (selections, sorting, date ranges)
    - allow selection…

    5 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  5. publish date

    It'd be very handy to have a report which allows us to see the dates when lists were first published.

    We'd use this information to see how long it took us between receiving the list and publishing the list - so a "last" published date is not accurate enough to reflect this.

    5 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    we will be reviewing the ability to report on time in status/stages as part of reviews refresh

  6. reconfigure the reports menu

    Now that the number of reports has increased, it is getting very difficult to see the reports at the bottom of the list. I therefore suggest changing the reports dropdown to a button and creating a webpage to select reports from.

    5 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    I’m declining this because the old reports are retired at the end of the year so the list will be tidied up then. If we create more reports, we will group them by the function they are trying to achieve so its easier to find

  7. Dashboard access via a publicly accessible button on every reading list

    At Monash, we believe that the Dashboard functionality is so good that it should be accessible to everyone, irrespective of their role(s).

    I suggest that this access be granted by a hyperlinked button at the top of the reading list. Given that the reader has already authenticated to gain access to the list, are there other data protection related reasons for not offering this as an option?

    4 votes

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  8. Word format output from reading lists

    Add Word format (or even plain text) to the options for outputting from the lists.

    Members of teaching staff are using our lists to cut and past information in to documents and it would be much easier to do this from Word than from PDf or RIS formats.
    If Word is not possible, a txt file would be a good second best.
    Thanks
    Adam

    3 votes

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  9. "URL contains" filter in item report

    The item report would be more useful if it could contain a URL filter, e.g. for us to identify digital readings that are held on our SharePoint site so can be identified by the domain. (In general, filters on all fields should be available in the report, but this one is the most obvious omission that we need resolved.)

    3 votes

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  10. Removal of duplicate user profiles

    We seem to have lots of duplicate user profiles for some reason. We also used to get this in talis list and i would occasionally check that no lists were associated with one of the accounts, and delete that one. I don't think we can delete user profiles in Aspire can we? Would be good to be able to tidy up

    3 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive. The change to reporting off the database will allow us to improve reporting so that we don’t have to report over two lines.

  11. Duplicate notification

    From an academic/subject librarian combo ...

    Where items are duplicated on a list - can we be alerted?

    I think this is to help gauge the number of copies that might be required but Julie is currently on leave so I can't confirm that.

    3 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey. The planned resource demand report may also address this requirement

  12. LCN reporting

    I am resurrecting an old idea that wasn't persued do to lack of votes! It would be useful if we could generate a report which shows all items linked to an LCN number which no longer exists in the library catalogue. We publish more than 2000 lists a year and order items for most. We need a reliable way to check that the LCNs we have linked to are still 'live' as cancelled orders can cause an LCN to exist long enough to be linked to a list. Once the item is cancelled by a supplier the LCN is invalid…

    2 votes

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    We are considering similar workflows in order to look at PDA packages but this may not be implemented exactly as described in your idea.

    For other ideas on how you can approach this task please raise a support ticket and we can discuss those options with you.

  13. Ability to report on LCNs which no longer link to a valid catalogue record

    It would be useful if we could generate a report which shows all items linked to an LCN number which no longer exists in the library catalogue.

    2 votes

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  14. Include all metadata fields when exporting a list to CSV format

    Currently, exporting a list of readings to a CSV file format only contains a subset of the metadata fields that appear for each reading. Things like Author, Volume, Issue, and many other metadata fields do not export. This is a request to enable all metadata fields to be exported as part of the CSV file export process, not just a few.

    2 votes

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  15. Reporting against resource types

    We would quite like to be able to report against the resource types used by academics, so that we can see breakdowns of how many eresources or monographs etc. that they're including across the board.

    2 votes

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  16. Include 'Online Resource' check box status field in "All List Items" report

    The 'Online Resource' check box doesn't always tick itself automatically for online resources. Most of the time, but not always. And our academics can be bad at remembering to check when they're creating their bookmarks. But it is really helpful to students to see the "Online Resource" blue descriptor when they click on a list.

    As and when we get a chance we're trying to make sure all the digital resources have this box checked but it is difficult to track which ones have the tick and which do not.

    Could a new field/column be added to the "All List…

    1 vote

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  17. View linked lists in hierarchy snapshot report

    Where we have modules with different iterations, some sharing reading lists and others with separate lists, it would be helpful to run a report which includes the links to associated lists rather than just the list count. Then we can share this with the academic department for checking if the correct lists are associated with the right modules.

    1 vote

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This can be done in the All lists report by using the hierarchy code filter. By entering the relevant module code and filtering, the report will bring back all of the lists linked to that module

  18. Include description field in all lists report

    Where reading lists are non-standard, the description field can be used to indicate the unique nature of the list and therefore explain any anomalies when auditing lists. It would therefore be useful to have the description field included in the all lists report to allow better data manipulation.

    1 vote

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    We are going to decline this idea due to the low number of votes and the length of time this idea has been open with no further interest.

    If this is still an area you would like to see further enhancements made please do raise again.

  19. Ability to run reports on all items that have been clicked through to. To give better idea of library stock useage.

    We wanted to run reports to show which items were being clicked through on from reading lists. This would be combined with issue statistics to feed into aquisitions and withdrawl procedures

    1 vote

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes. This idea has been declined and moved to the archive.

  20. Export list as csv needs flexibility

    We need additional fields in the 'export list as csv' function - e.g. for us it must include the catkey of the item in order to be useful for getting info from the LMS (catkey is the unique identifier, because the LCM/001 does nothing for us).

    More generally it would be better to offer the choice of (all possible) fields for the user to select which are required in the output; it is always best to incorporate flexibility as not everyone would want the same output.

    1 vote

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    declined  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey

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