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  1. Include call number and location of item on one interface for students

    At the moment, the only way to see a call number of a book (if we have it of course) is to click on the item, taking us away from the long list or resources. This addition may encourage more lecturers to use Talis as all the relevant item location information will be available on one interface, making it then suitable for printing. Just a quick idea I had after a reading list meeting.

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  2. Null read status

    We have had student feedback that if they accidentally set a Read Status, the available options (Will read/Reading now/Have read/Won't read) are not always applicable. We would like the option to be able to revert back to a 'null' read status.

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  3. Improved RIS support for import and export of citations to other reference manager software

    Currently, Talis allows mapping of RIS data in and out of Talis as detailed here: http://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/206848335-Mapping-RIS-fields-to-Talis-Aspire
    We would like "editor" and authors of chapters to be included in this to allow greater specificity for importing and exporting citations from other systems such as zotero.

    3 votes

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  4. Automatic user creation upon first Shibboleth logon.

    It is possible for most Shibboleth IdPs to pass the data that is collected during account creation automatically.
    It would be a nice addition if the user accounts were created automatically rather than the user filling out the new user registration form.

    3 votes

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  5. Automatic Online Resource if item has DOI

    Would it be possible to have the Online Resource box automatically ticked if the item has a DOI? The box is checked for eBooks and websites so just wondered if this could be replicated for journal articles.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We have implemented this as optional behaviour, raise a support ticket if you would like this behaviour enabled

  6. "Back to list" in item should go to back to where user has come from in list

    Some of our lists are quite long. From the user's point of view if they click into an item to view it and then "Go back to list" they are always taken back to the very top of the list. It would be much better if they could be returned to the point in the list they left ... or at least to the section they left. Going back to the very top of a long list is quite annoying for users.

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  7. Context for Feedback messages

    Feedback messages submitted by Aspire have no context.
    When a user submits a feedback message to us, it would be helpful if we knew from what page within our Aspire tenancy they were coming or commenting upon.

    For example, some users have reported broken links for specific items, e.g.

    <p>Broken link - "Human resources professionals torn between global processes and local loyalties" - please remove.  Thanks</p>

    but we have no way of knowing from the feedback message to which list this resources applies.

    Could the Aspire feedback form have some pre-populated fields or some other way of helping libraries work…

    3 votes

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This was included in the last release, the source URL is included in the email now.

  8. Ability swich off the automated 'new review' emails

    We would like the ability to switch off the automated emails that go to all Library Acquisitions users when a list is submitted for review.
    They are clogging up the inboxes of a large number of staff members and causing a lot of confusion!
    (Yes, we can set up Outlook rules to filter them but that has to be done by every individual and it would be much more time efficient to do this centrally.)
    We would want to retain the emails where a list is ASSIGNED to a particular user.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We have just released the ability to override the automated review notifications by specifying an email address to which notifciations will go to

  9. Automatic Edition Update on Lists

    To have a way of checking the books edition in a list, in comparison to the catalogue. If there were any new editions available in the library by clicking a button you would be able to automatically update the books on your list to the latest edition available in the library.

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This is similar to the request in this idea: http://ideas.talisaspire.com/forums/32805-talis-aspire-reading-lists-ideas-archive/suggestions/1235711-update-e-book-entries-to-the-latest-edition

    As discussed in that idea, we will not force the use of the newer editions as there may be a pedagogical requirement to use a specific edition and different institutions. However, the List Dashboard provides edition indicators including those in the library catalogue. We are also currently investigating the exposure of edition indicators in the reviews area

  10. New resource type - Scores

    Our music lists need to a resource type for adding scores

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  11. prevent academics from publishing list before sending for review

    Academics with list publishing rights can publish their amendments without sending their list for review. This by-passing of library staff in the workflow process can cause problems for users: not linking to the latest edition, not enough copies, poor metadata etc. It would even help library staff with an acquistions role if they were alerted every time a list attched to an academic was amended and published

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  12. Improved VLE integration with IMS LTI

    Story: As a University integration developer, I would like Talis Aspire to use IMS LTI to integrate with the VLE, so that we can create and view lists without leaving VLE, providing a seamless experience for our users and minimising administrative actions.

    Background: IMS Global Learning Consortium has developed the LTI standard to offer standardised integration for service providers across multiple types of VLE. BasicLTI, a precursor to LTI, is supported by all major VLEs. In short, both standards prescribe a launch packet that holds contextual information about the approach, i.e. who, what role and where from. This allows the…

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  13. Supress 'no copies held' on e books

    Under the Library Availability banner when we have an Electronic book, we would like to suppress "no copies held" - we think that it will confuse our students

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We have made some changes to the library availability display. Where an eBook is detected, we display an appropriate message instead of the availability information. This was in our last release

  14. Making library review outcome comments visible in CSV

    We would like to communicate list review outcomes not only to the owner of a list but to our Acquisitions team too, who would rather receive our purchase requests in Excel sheets than go and look them up in the Talis screen. So, exporting the outcome to an Excel sheet is quite useful here. But the only problem is Last comment under Review Outcome (in which we plan to convey our requests to our Acquisitions team) does not appear when the review is exported to Excel. Is there anything that can be done to make it appear? Thank you.

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  15. Allow students to rate resources within a list.

    Students can already note whether they have read an item or not but it would also be useful for academics and library staff to see how they evaluated individual items on a list.

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    This information is now reflected in the dashboard providing academics and library staff with feedback on how a student is interacting with the list via reading intentions and notes they are making.

  16. Search and reactivate archived lists

    From the user group (Anselm, Annette & Graham) - it should be possible to search for and reactivate archived lists. Perhaps users have to specifically indicate they are searching for archived lists (maybe by checking a tickbox).

    At the moment, it's not clear on how useful archived lists can be, as they cannot be usefully retrieved and reactivated at a later date.

    3 votes

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    There is now a management report to help you locate archived lists. From here, the archived list can be copied and thus revived.

  17. Author entries on bookmarks

    When author details are brought in from catalogue or other source the format is surname, first name. However when you manually add this information to a bookmark the order is first name, surname. This results in author entries being inconsistent when viewed in a list and could confuse students when they are citing an item

    3 votes

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    We made some changes to ensure that when bookmarking they are put into the relevant fields which do display as first name, surname. However, Author names are displayed in format Surname, First name on the list and in the bookmark. The only instance where this does not occur is where we have not been able to match the resource in the catalogue and we bring in the format taken from the source site.

  18. Ability to search on time period as well as

    In some cases we have several instances of a course (same course code and title) but for different time periods. Now that we are assigning a list to a time period, when you search by title is difficult to select the correct year. Previously we added 'Spring 2010' etc after the list title and course code.

    When using the search box, users need to be able to select academic year / term.

    Annette
    University of Sussex

    3 votes

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  19. Library Review report - list summary review

    It could be extremely useful to have a List level summary (both in progress and completed) to give a snapshot view of the review process at the List level. For example:

    List 1234
    Review: Started
    Number of items on list: 24

    Review outcomes:

    On order: 10
    Will not order: 2
    Existing stock sufficient: 10
    Not yet reviewed: 2

    Review started: 01/08/2010
    Last review action: someone@uni.ac.uk - 05/08/2010

    In such a summary, it would be great if those outcome counts were clickable links to filtered views of the matching Items in the List (e.g. 'Show only those Items without a Review…

    3 votes

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We’ve released an acquisitions review filtering widget – please ask support to enable this on your tenancy if you want to use it.

  20. Extend search and indexing for My Bookmarks

    The search facility in My Bookmarks appears only to pull back the Title index. At a minimum it would be useful to add some other key fields (notably Author) to that search. It would be good to offer an Advanced search option too, with field specific selection choices

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