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  1. Students sharing notes about reesources

    One of our academics has suggested that it would be useful for some of his students to collaborate with each other when going through their reading lists. He thought that it would be helpful for students to be able to share comments they have made about resources or to add comments to the reading list itself. Students have access to collaborative tools in the VLE but this would be specifically readings-based.

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  2. Suggested improvements to My Notes & Reading Intentions

    The summary list of "my notes" and "my reading intentions" displayed on one's username profile page do not expire or archive. Further they seem disorganised and are without a date stamp to indicate when a note was left. Instead the lists grow to contain notes and data from every old list. The lists would get very long and disorganised due to intentions and notes left from past reading lists, leading the profile summary page to become of little use to students.

    For the My Notes and Reading Intentions sections, I recommend:
    1) sorting (e.g. by date);
    2) display the date…

    9 votes

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    backlog  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Improving this for students is something we would like to do, but is likely to need a theme in this area.

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

  3. Adding an item whilst in search filter

    We sometimes need to add a new edition, or e-book to a list that already contains an item. We've discovered that when you search to find the existing item in the list, you can't then add your new bookmarked item and it's quite frustrating. So, we'd like to be able to add items when in the search filter for a list.

    8 votes

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  4. Deleting multiple readings

    When editing reading lists, it would be good to have checkboxes to mark to do bulk editing on a list. Similar to the "Actions" menu on the Lists report.

    This would be handy to be able to delete multiple readings and save 3 mouse clicks for each deleted reading. Gets a bit tedious when there are a few and when the list hasn't been sectioned,

    Would be also useful for changing the importance of multiple readings, bulk "add to my bookmarks", etc.

    8 votes

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  5. Dashboard view in TARL

    Can we have a dashboard in TARL similar to the one in TACC, to monitor reviews, or to see at a glance how many reviews are in progress?

    8 votes

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  6. make the publish button persistent

    When editing long lists it's would be helpful to have the publish button always visible on the persistent toolbar so you don't have to scroll back to the top of the list. It would also help people to remember to publish if they can see the button at all times while editing.

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  7. Prioritising editing window size for smaller devices

    At present on smaller devices the editing window only accounts for about a quarter of the screen height only.

    In an example I received only two of the editable fields are visible, making working on them difficult - while the tenancy header and Item title take up the majority of the screen.

    It would be great for future development in this area to bring the editing window to the fore

    8 votes

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  8. Bulk assign list publishers to lists

    We need the ability to bulk assign list publishers to more then one list.

    For example, we have departments within the university where the populating of material within reading lists is done by one team within the department, rather than the individual module leader. When new members of staff start with this team, we are often asked that they be assigned as a list publisher to around 100 lists at a time. There is no current option to do this other than go through each list manually. This is time consuming at a particularly busy period for us.

    8 votes

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  9. Make the 'Request a new digisation' window draggable

    In List edit we can see a student note to e.g. read certain pages. When the request digisation window opens it obscures the note section of the list. Can you make the window draggable so the note can be referred to and details checked?

    8 votes

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  10. Change/hide the Copy List button

    Since we moved to the new Student Interface we are experiencing a surge of numbers of academic staff creating copies of their lists. Previously we didn't have too many instances of this but since the wording of "Copy" has been changed to "Copy List" and lines have been inserted into the dropdown to break up pthe list, they seem to have gone a bit mad!
    It is much more evident in the list now and we really would like it removed/hidden or changed back to Copy as previously.
    This is creating a bit of a headache for us now and…

    8 votes

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  11. Notes for students in new list view

    Although accompanied by a mortar board icon to indicate that there is a note for the student, as the font of the text is similar to that above many students are not spotting the note.
    It would be helpful if this was in bold, a different font, or colour. Maybe even giving academics and library staff the ability to select a font option to make these notes more noticeable.

    8 votes

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  12. Sorted list of time periods when running reports

    We have a substantial number of academic time periods each year, so we now have a list of 76 time periods for the years 2014 - 2018 and will shortly add another 17 for 2019.

    When using All Lists or All List Items reports, it's possible to limit the report by time period, but the time periods are not displayed in any discernible order and it's very difficult to use this field as a filter in any practical way.

    We would like to be able to order the time periods in the drop down list:
    (a) in the same or…

    8 votes

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  13. Pairing Identical Physical & Digital Items

    Many lists show a physical copy of a book or journal with a digital version of the same document directly above or below.
    It would be greatly beneficial to users to immediately notice that the two entries are the same item, one physical and one digital.
    A simple pairing/linking feature of adjacent entries would do this.
    This could also solve the issue of copy/pasting the Student Note from one to the other, by immediately copying the Student Note to the paired entry.

    8 votes

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  14. Preset metadata fields for 'Has Part/Part Of'

    Would it be possible to have a number of preset fields that were automatically generated after selecting resource type?

    For example, after selecting chapter or article, could Aspire automatically generate fields for author, pages, date, web address? And then adding volume and issue when selecting article.

    And also have a different set of preset fields for book, journal etc in 'Is Part Of' if creating a bookmark from scratch.

    It would be a great time saving feature for our team here if it was possible. It would also encourage accurate and complete metadata on every bookmark.

    8 votes

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  15. DOIs in Reviews 2.0

    We've recently moved to Reviews 2.0, and a colleague spotted that DOIs in article bookmarks do not have hyperlinks in the new review screen (screenshot attached to illustrate). We thought this was a bit strange since elsewhere in Aspire Reading Lists DOIs are hyperlinks (such as clicking on bookmarks) and I believe DOIs were hyperlinks in the old Reviews 1.0 screen.

    When completing reviews, our staff check all links to electronic resources for functionality, so the inability to follow a DOI through to the article seems to defeat the point of the review. It would be lovely if this could…

    8 votes

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  16. Adding our own University structure into the Profile Page

    I understand this idea has been rejected before but we would like to propose this again.

    Increasingly our Reading List service is being asked to be able to identify which specific departments academics are based in, so that this information can be used for marketing purposes. Currently it is not possible for us to easily provide this information.

    It would be very helpful to us to be able to tailor the Profile page to show the specific hierarchy of our University.

    Aspire would then need to be able to provide this information in the reports, which would enable us to…

    8 votes

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  17. Deleting bookmarks

    If you create lots of lists, as library staff at Stirling do, then you create hundreds and in some cases thousands of bookmarks. We'd like to be able to bulk delete bookmarks which are no longer required. Currently you have to select per page of 25 and then remove from view from My Bookmarks This is very time consuming.

    8 votes

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    Keji Adedeji responded

    We may be able to do this as part of planned enhancements to bookmarking

  18. Add class/shelf number to exported reading list

    When exporting reading lists to pdf we feel it would be useful to include class/shelf number of books within the reading list. After a meeting on the implications of the Disabled Students Allowance we were asked to investigate how reading lists handouts that give library class/shelf number could help our student's. Talis Aspire reading lists were flagged as an area where this could happen and we thought this could help promote the reading lists software.

    8 votes

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  19. Editing text in invitations

    When sending invitations to academic staff, we would like the standard text in the message template to be customisable to reflect our tenancy's configuration; without having to modify it each time we send it. For example, we have just asked Talis to add 'View Dashboard' to the role of List Creator. Currently, that does not appear in the list of permissions in the standard message template for that role.

    8 votes

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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. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

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

  20. An 'edit notes and importance' button to be added within the screen for an individual item

    Would it be possible for an 'edit notes and importance' button to be added within the screen for an individual item?
    We are finding that when we are reviewing and re-editing lists that often the individual item needs a note adding to it and we are unable to do this from within the item screen itself and have to open a different page or a new tab in order to enter the note required. I have attached a screenshot of the item screen - what we would like(if possible) is an 'edit notes and importance' button added next to the…

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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. It will be merged with a similar existing idea.

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

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