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  1. 'Add new field' values in Edit

    In the manual Edit of an item, it is not currently possible to add a 'Place of Publication' - could this be added?

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  2. Allow a user to rollover a single list to a new time period

    A list editor can manually elect to rollover a single list to a new time period.

    This is in essence an optimisation of the copy functionality - a copy of the source list is taken with the option for the user to select a new time period.

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  3. Record and allow reporting on empty lists, course or modules, or missing parts of the hierarchy

    This will allow customers to detect dead ends for users and take action outside the system boundary to rectify.

    Later we could think about what activities could occur within the system boundary, e.g. request a list, email notification etc.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We have now created a new tenancy stats prototype, and we’ll be demoing it at the user group meeting on the 4th March. We have included the ability to report on empty nodes/modules, empty lists and also orphaned lists (i.e. those not attached to a module). There is also some basic stats reporting such as the amount of total lists in the system and the spread of resource types across the system.

  4. Improving 'no image available'

    Instead of the generic 'no image available' icon (and not conflicting with the idea previously logged of having an upload/snapshot image tool), could Aspire support the idea of Tenancy specific generic icons which were resource type sensitive. So the workflow would be: 'This is a journal article; I have no image to accompany this; retrieve and display the Tenancy specific journal article icon'.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We’ve not gone for a tenancy specific option here, but we have iremoved the “no image available” display when no image is available.

  5. Open access and Creative Commons licences

    It seems essential for rollout to have the ability to add a Creative Commons licence to a list. In the same way as you can to photos in flickr. It needs to be simple, obvious and explanatory.

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  6. Automatic Save when Creating / Editing a list

    Several times when creating a list- we have lost changes due to not saving the list before leaving the page to add further resources to My Bookmarks. Different resources open up pages in a new window and it is easy to move away from a list you are editing.

    Is it feasible to have changes to the list save automatically as you add an item or remove one?

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  7. RSS changes to lists

    Academics- particually those that share edit rights; or where the academics are editing the lists dynamically; it is important to allow an easy 'watch this list' type funtion. RSS seems the obvious way but there may be others ...

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Users can now subscribe to an RSS feed per list or one covering changes for the whole tenancy

  8. ISBN Look Up when Bookmarkleting

    A Look Up feature- similar to the DOI one would be useful to populate the bookmarklet form if the author / title details are not imported. Possibly a 'look up' using the ISBN to search COPAC?

    Annette

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  9. When reviewing lists, show user manifestations that may be equivalent to the current resource

    For each purchase recommendation it would be good if Aspire could automatically make use of something like x-ISBN to find all possible 'manifestations' of the item requested- and then run each version against the LMS to determin allready in stock. It should also be used to search across the tenancy to see if any other lists are pointing to a different 'version' of the item

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    we are investigating the surfacing of the edition checking capability introduced in Quick Add within the reviews area

  10. Displaying items by week required

    Ideas from student focus group:

    One of the key comments from all participants was to be able to view their resource list readings by week required.

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  11. Make it easier for students to find items they have made personal notes on

    As suggested- a comment made on another idea. It would be good if in the personalised areas there was a filter to lists/items with personal notes 'attached'.

    This would fit into the student revision workflow. At high stress and time poor periods students will want a quick way to get back to resources they found helpful.

    I think a feature like this would encourage them to put notes on in the first place. At the moment there is not a great incentive to use the notes area.

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  12. Moving resources from list to bookmarks

    From an academic

    (working on transferred lists- so not bookmarked via Aspire bookmarklet tool)

    it would be useful sometimes to be able to move items from the reading llist back to the bookmark list - curently existing lists need completing again ...

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Users can now add any item already on a list to their bookmarks – on the item detail page, click Copy to My Bookmarks

  13. User hits dead end when browsing the hierarchy and discovers a course with no linked lists

    If a user is browsing the hierarchy and there is no list linked to a course- when they click on the course title- the page is blank below the course title. Can there be a standard message displayed along the lines of - 'there are currently no lists linked to this course'.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    This has now been completed and released to live

  14. Add customisation to "Library Availability" section

    The Library Availability section of the item details page has fixed headers. (Collection, Shelf Mark, Availability.) We would find it very useful to be able to customise these headers to match our in-house terminology to give a consistent user experience. Specifically, we'd like to be able to use the term "Classmark" rather than "Shelf Mark".

    More generally, this may be useful to match terminology to different LMSs, so that institutional terminology can kept consistent across systems.

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  15. Display of journal information

    Similar to the 'display of chapters' idea, which is due to be implemented, we have received feedback that academics would like the journal information to be shown in the reading list display i.e. without the student having to click through to the article title.

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  16. Print View Facility

    Some of our staff find it very helpful to print lists to use while they review them. This is particularly useful on very long lists when the review cant be completed in one sitting - it gives staff an immediate view of where they got to. Can this please be added to 2.0?

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  17. Ability to report on number of reviews against a list during a specific time period

    To run a report of all lists which generates the number of reviews carried out on the list. Ability to refine this report to specific time frames.

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    The All Reviews report allows you to download reviews data that contains each review that has been completed on a list. Using the download you can filter by time period and then list title to get a figure for how many times a list has been reviewed in a given time. This should meet the requirements of this idea but please do raise a new idea or a support ticket if you would like to discuss in more detail.

  18. Show on the Review screen when list was last reviewed, or which are new items

    At the moment in the Review screen for any individual list, there is nothing to indicate when a list was last previously reviewed, or which items have been added since the last review. (You can obviously see items in the order they have been added; but in order to know which are new since the last review, you need to know the previous review date, and that doesn't display - you have to remember to go and search for it in Reviews before starting to review the list.)

    Obviously if all your staff are using the Log when they review…

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  19. Include further bibliographic info in All List Items report - specifically book publisher

    We are using report data to trigger ordering and identify high demand text books across thousands of reading lists. Having publisher information in the report would make our workflow substantially more efficient. I'm hoping this may be included as part of the work to improve Reviews.

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  20. Unit codeshown in review screen

    Colleagues new to reviewing taking advantage of the direct link to ordering would like a visual cue for this it would simplify the ordering process.

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