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  1. Purchasing links from Reviews

    Would it be possible to utilise some of the TADC experience to make it possible to search for other/latest editions in both catalogue and suppliers sites not just the one listed.

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    The capabilities in TADC utilise checks against services such as xISBN to determine latest editions. We are investigating utilising the capabilities which drive the Quick Add and Dashboard 2.0 features (based on data served from NBD) in the reviews refresh we are investigating at the moment. Deeper integrations with suppliers are not currently in scope for the improvements we would like to make, but they are certainly areas of investigation for the future.

  2. Standards as a resource type

    Could we have Standards as a resource type?

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  3. Resend invites - remove option when invitation is accepted

    If an invite has been accepted, say, 5 days ago, why do we still see the option to 'Resend invite'? Surely, there would be no need to resend an invite if one had already been accepted. Could the button be removed from invites that have been accepted, please?

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  4. Alerts of system problems on the screen they affect

    When there are known system problems - e.g. bookmarking isn't working, or list editing will have errors, or My Lists aren't loading, or functionality is unavailable due to maintenance etc - there should be an alert on the relevant screen to inform the user of this.

    It will stop the endless amount of reports to site admins and then to you, all reporting the same thing and duplicating time and effort. It would also be a more positive experience for the user, as they will be assured that a problem is known about and is being investigated, rather than just…

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  5. Add section information to the CSV output of the linked data API

    It would be nice to add two new columns to the CSV output for the linked data API. These two new columns would contain information about the section the item is in and the parent section. This information would be enough to construct the section information from the CSV call and help to surface content in other systems (the VLE for example).

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  6. Resource type: Other

    However extensive the resource type taxonomy becomes, there will always be fringe cases, exceptions and oddities. At present, the only options in such cases are to select the least worst match or the unfathomable 'Generic document'. An 'Other' category would be a more preferrable means to classify non-standard materials (and could be used for reporting/review to identify the types of material not being fully accounted for)

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  7. Ability to know who deleted a node

    We just discovered that a module had disappeared and Support were only able to tell us that someone had deleted it. It was definitely loaded and viewed in Aspire before. It is disappointing that we can't tell who deleted it when; can this be made possible, either for us or Support?
    I do realise this Idea partly relates to the "More granular set of edit node permissions required" - if that were implemented, the ability to delete a node could be tied down much more and at least the pool of potential deleters would be more limited!
    I realise this…

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  8. Adding a favicon

    When we go to our tenancy of Aspire, there is no favicon, however it should be using our Brunel University one.

    Adding this should either be included in implementation, or should be added to the branding console (though it's not the sort of thing you want to change often, more like the main institution logo).

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  9. New 'Conference Paper' Resource Type

    Our Academic Liaison Team have requested that a new item type of 'Conference Paper' be added to the Item drop-down menu.

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is not currently in our near term development focus so it has been moved to the longer term backlog.

    Ideas may be graduated from the backlog as we get through the ones that are planned.

  10. network file bookmark

    not sure if I missed something, one of our academics asked if it were possible to bookmark a network file
    file://server/share/path/reallyUseful.doc

    naturally it would only be visible inside the university, so a restricted access label would be required

    I have suggested locating it on a web page or eLearning site, but he would like the option anyway

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We will not be focusing on this now due to low votes in the 2012 ideas survey However, we think this is a valuable idea and is something we will wish to investigate in the future, so its on our longer term backlog

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  12. Elevate

    Talis Elevate is being piloted at our institution and one piece of feedback from academics is that they would like to export Elevate items to Talis Aspire without too much duplication of work. Could there be an option to export to reading list in Elevate to make this easier for the academics using both systems?

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  13. Search and punctuation

    In the Search box if the user inputs a title with punctuation, e.g. a comma or colon, but it isn't exactly the same as the bookmark's punctuation it is not found. This has come up where a comma was not included in the right spot and also sometimes there is or isn't a space before the : separating the sub-title. It would be good if the search was a little fuzzier to pick up these common typing mistakes.

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  14. can you stop list holders from requesting a digitisation from an e-resource?

    Is it possible to hide the 'request digitisation' link from a resource link entry that is clearly for an e-resource? This can be problematic especially when we don't hold the item in print in our library. Also, as we have the e-resource, surely there's no need for anyone to request a digitisation of it?

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  15. Distinguish between print and online books in the All List Items report

    I would like to be able to run a report in All List Items of online books only. We have subscribed access to ebook collections where the content is changed by the vendor regularly, sometimes hundreds of titles are removed at once. I need to know if any of those titles are on reading lists as ebooks. Currently I can only refine the All Lists Item reports to books, but the print books are not relevant. The functionality to select 'online resource' as an option would solve the problem and save hours of checking.

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  16. Add page views data to the 'All Lists' report and add item clicks data to the 'All List Items' report

    We were told that list usage data available under View>Analytics is more reliable than that available from Google Analytics. However, to compare usage across all lists you have to open the Analytics interface individually on every list and copy the data into a spreadsheet. This takes hours and leaves you vulnerable to transcription errors.

    By including page views data in the 'All Lists' report and item clicks data in the 'All List Items' report the same (but always accurate) information could be sourced almost instantaneously.

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  17. The report broken link button should only appear next to items that have the online resource button ticked

    We receive reports from users about a resource's link not working because it is a print rather than electronic copy. If this link could only be attached to an item in a reading list that has the online resource button ticked, it would be better customer experience.

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  18. Add the reading intentions menu button to paragraphs

    Students taking online courses at our university have a core textbook for each module which is supplied by the course provider and not by our library.

    As a result, the details of the core textbooks are kept at the top of their reading lists and in sections, in paragraph notes with a link to the course provider's VLE, rather than as standard bookmarks.

    Students have reported that they would still like to use the reading intentions menu to indicate whether they have read, or are planning to read, their core textbooks, but this doesn't seem to be possible for paragraph…

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  19. Add built-in accessibility checker to Aspire

    We would like to see a feature built into Talis Aspire that would enable the system to run an accessibility check on items as they were being added to a reading list to determine whether the destination platform (e.g. an eBook site or journals database) is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. If that were possible, we could train our list creators to choose accessible resources for their lists. Also, the existence of a tool like this would put some pressure on those resource providers whose platforms are not very accessible to make improvements, or else find their resources making…

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  20. Remove Edition statements from compulsory metadata on Analytics

    In the vast majority of referencing styles, "Edition" is only required where an item is a second or later edition.

    However, the Metadata quality rating on reading list Analytics requires an edition statement for all books, whether they are single-edition or not. This is resulting in all single-edition or first edition books having red metadata flags even when their metadata is perfectly good and their Harvard (for example) reference entirely correct. If an academic or librarian inserted "1st edition" metadata into a bookmark, the reference generated would then be incorrect in most styles.

    Unfortunately, since this would apply to so…

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