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  1. Automated Reporting

    You can currently save a report you have run with the same filters, but it would be great to be able to set daily, monthly reports to run automatically for you- sending them to a regular email account this would help the user build a picture and map items being added or formats being added and even subject areas adding the most lists

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  2. Make it easy to rearrange sections in a list, using the drag and drop within the Table of Contents.

    Make it easy to rearrange whole sections in a list, using drag and drop within the Table of Contents. This functionality was in the last version.
    It was much better than the options in the current version and has been requested by a user at my University

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  3. List level notes in Reviews

    It would be very useful if we could include notes in the Reviews interface at a list rather than item level. This is useful where a list may deviate from our standard purchasing rules, or where we need to record list level issues or questions - currently these end up being discussed via email or Teams, and so not recorded for future reviews of the same list.

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  4. Add Field - Author should provide option to add author as Single Field

    When creating a bookmark which has failed to find metadata for an Author field (eg a web page, or a PDF of a government report), using "Add Field - Author" only brings up the option to add an author in the format "First Name, Surname". There is no option to switch this to "Single Field" - this can only be done by re-editing after saving. Lots of pages and documents found online have corporate authors, which need the Single Field format, and not having this available at the point of creating the bookmark confuses users.

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  5. Retention of the 'cut' feature in the action menu after searching

    When adding structure to sometimes lengthy lists migrated from our previous system, tutors use the search function to find the item they wish to move to one of their sections. However, the 'cut' feature is then absent from the action menu meaning they cannot 'move' the item to the right place in the list; only 'copy' it via 'My Bookmarks'. This either means the original item is still floating in the unstructured portion of the list and has to be found again to be deleted, or the tutor has to remember to open the action menu a second time with…

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  6. Allow list creators to indicate which library branch they want their items to be placed on reserve from a dropdown menu.

    For multi-library systems, it would be useful if a list creator could indicate which library branch they want their print items on reserve. If they could be forced to select from a dropdown menu when creating their list (so part of the basic info of the list, such as title, hierarchy, and student numbers), this would be useful to staff carrying out the review and having to place physical items on reserve.

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  7. Add podcast to the list of resource types

    Our lecturers would like to more effectively highlight different resources to make students more likely to click on them.

    One of the resource types that would be helpful would be podcast.

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  8. Creating a Harvard reference for a website

    One of our academics has asked the question Can the necessary fields needed for creating a Harvard reference for a website be added to the Resource type – Webpage bookmarking page? They don’t have to be compulsory fields, but they would act as a prompt to add in details like the author and date.

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  9. add bookjackets to 'View & Export' -> 'PDF - List'

    A visually-impaired student wants to print a reading list incl. bookjackets to help identify books on shelf.

    Unfortunately, the attempted workaround of printing the webpage does not help as list items not rendered appear as grey blank boxes.

    Is there anything Talis can do to support this disability further?

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  10. Improve navigation of lists within Reviews

    We are currently dealing with a large number of lists being reviewed and are finding navigation to reviews is time-consuming.

    Firstly, when you click on the "back" link it takes you back to the start of the reviews, instead of where your last list was located.

    Secondly, we would like more than 5 pages available at the bottom of the screen- perhaps the option to increase to 10 pages?

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  11. Make lists available only to those registered on the module

    We have some lecturers who are concerned about some sensitive content on their reading lists. They state that they are happy to upload material to our VLE as this is restricted only to students registered on the module, who they have been able to give a "warning" about the sensitivity, but they are concerned about other members of the University being able to view the material out of context. We would therefore like it to be possible for reading lists to be restricted only those registered on a module.

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  12. Add Browzine's PDF download links

    Browzines LibKey functionality allows you to add direct PDF download links into discovery systems such as Summon and Primo. This is a really useful feature as it provides seemless 1-click downloads for subscribed article content.

    Integrating the Browzine links into Aspire would help make accessing articles as quick and simple as possible.

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  13. Allow us to edit the default subject line of "review is complete" message

    Currently we have to use the automated "review is complete" email even when sending a review back to academics to ask that they add student numbers/importances before we can review it. We would like to be able to edit the subject line of this email ourselves to say something like "Requiring Action – additional information required for Resource List review" Otherwise, the academics just think their review has been completed, with no further action required.

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  14. Add multiple book vendors to item records

    We currently have a link to Amazon for our item records but we also have an agreement with John Smith booksellers to provide texts to First Years as a part of a bursary arrangement.

    It would be extremely useful to be able to show a second link to another bookseller to make it easy for the First Years to click through to the point of acquisition from the reading list.

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  15. Browse hierarchy - move +Add List button closer

    When no list is attached to a module can the +Add List button be moved closer so there is less white space on the screen between module code/name and the button. We think some lecturers look at this quickly and do not spot the button.

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  16. Scoping of list creator role to an individual list

    I would like to suggest the scoping of the list creator role to an individual list only. Currently, the list creator role is a 'system-wide permission' which allows list creators to edit any lists.

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  17. Reviews - time and date of outcomes to be visible on .csv report

    It would be helpful if the date and time of comments/amendments made via a review could also be exported to the .csv file, when you export the review. Can this be done at all ? The excel spreadsheet includes a column for review outcome, and these are visible, (which was activated as a result of a previous idea), but does not have the time the comment/outcome was made. Adding this feature would help with our workflows as we could see at a glance how work was progressing on a particular review.

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  18. Update Lists using this resource when item linked via LCN

    When a title is linked to our catalogue during the Review stage, the Review doesn’t update the breakdown information of Lists using this resource, so we have to check the All items report to see if the item is on any other lists. This information should refresh automatically when the item has been linked.

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  19. Display of tutor notes

    Would it be possible to improve/increase the flexibility of the formatting of the tutor notes field? It is difficult to make the presentation of the Student Notes Field look good with it often looking quite cluttered if you want to raise a number of different points, or list a number of different chapters, within a note. It isn't, for example, possible to put these on separate lines.

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  20. Allow all bookmarks under the 'bookmarks' tab to be exported to excel/word/other formats beyond just ris to allow for greater flexibility

    Allow all bookmarks under the 'bookmarks' tab to be exported to excel/word/other formats beyond just ris to allow for greater flexibility

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    We would be interested to understand the use case for this, so what will enabling more exports allow the user to do that they can’t do today? Is that a benefit for library staff, academic or student. If you can update this idea with your thoughts and we can then review.

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