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  1. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Abolish the Publish button!

    What earthly use is the Publish button? It is hugely frustrating (not to say time-consuming) to continually have to search and click this Publish button to see your changes. Combine this with a user-driven option to control rollback to permit restore an earlier iteration from a complete history of changes.

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  15. Filter by no importance set in list view

    In list view it's now possible to filter by importance (e.g. core text). Is it possible to include the option to filter by items with no importance set? That gives academics/librarians looking through a list a quick way to check if any items are missing an importance setting and need to be updated.

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  16. Adding the identifier (MMS ID / LCN) to the 'All List Items' report

    Rather than having to search for titles/ISBNs, it would be beneficial to us if an MMS ID /LCN search field was added to the all list items report. An example workflow where this would benefit us is if a record has been deleted from our catalogue, and needs to be updated with the replacement record e.g. now using a community zone record.

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  17. section titles

    It would be really useful for us to have the section title included in the All Items Report. I've managed to link the column 'Has Container' with the section URL found in Google Analytics, however a lot of the time, our academics want to know how students are interacting with each section when using LTI with Moodle. If the All Items Report included the section title it would be a lot easier to feed back to them on this.

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  18. Include hierarchy in review interface

    We would like the review interface to make searching for the hierarchy/module code possible.

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  19. Prevent academics contacting individuals through "Review Completed" emails

    When a review is completed, the review requester (in our case this is usually an academic) receives a "review completed" email. This email is sent to them from noreply@talisaspire.com - However, if the academic replies to this email it is sent to the individual who processed the review. Our team has a general email account for reading list queries and encourage academics to contact us in this way. Is there any way for the "noreply@talisaspire.com" email address to actually prevent people from replying to personal staff accounts?

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  20. OpenURL should include Source ID for Talis

    Every OpenURL created by Talis should include a source ID name/value pair so that
    a) Our link resolver stats clearly indicate the volume of OpenURL requests from Talis
    b) We can identify the source of the problem URL when our clients use the auto problem report form on our link resolver (which includes the problem OpenURL

    This is standard across OpenURL sources. Might I suggest appending this string to every Talis OpenURL?:

    &rft.sid=talis

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