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  1. Download Current Hierarchy

    In order automate the management of the Hierarchy, it would be useful to know what items are currently on the system. Bonus points for the facility to download which have lists attached. My preverence would be to download a simple csv, in the same structure used to upload the initial list

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    Hi, it’s now possible to download the hierarchy in CSV format from the new All nodes report. Also, there are a suite of reports to cover the ‘empty nodes’ requirement discussed in Ian’s comment.

  2. Book chapter as resource type

    'Book chapter' is currently unavailable as a resource type, we would like to see this made available to use when referring to a specific book chapter, or range of chapters within a book

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  3. 'Back to top' / 'Back to TOC' link in long lists

    The TOC functionality allows downwards/forward navigation in long lists, but there is no equivalent upwards/backwards link. Could such a link be defaulted (premised on a business rule about list item length, perhaps)?

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    Improved ToC functionality now includes a docking ToC which is always visible as you scroll through a list and allows you to jump to any section

  4. Option to apply a Citation Style to a resource list

    In the early days of discussion around the development of Talis Aspire- we talked about displaying resources in a list using a choice of Citation Styles.

    Although there is further metadata in the Availability- Buying Options and Notes view of an item- I think it would improve the look of the list and be useful to all users (students- academics or library staff) to see the full reference as a citation.

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    2 comments  ·  List Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    List Bibliography feature allows the contents of an Aspire list to be viewed in a citation style

  5. Tracking academic involvment

    It would be really helpful (for unmediated services) to be able to track the activities of academics. Things like:-

    When they were registered
    Did they accept the invitation
    When they first created/edited a list
    How often they are in 'edit' mode on the lists

    Matt has provided us a text-file of the email adresses that invites have gone out to- but that was a 'one-off' request and while helpful- it cannot really help with the engagement and 'user ed' work my subject librarian friends want to do.

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    completed  ·  chrisc responded

    We have delivered this through the user activity console – please email Ian Corns to gain access

  6. Saving bookmarks before deleting items in new list view

    It would be useful to have the 'add to my bookmarks' function on the edit view, so that you can save the bookmark in case of later need on that view before deleting an item from the list.

    Currently, to save the bookmark you need to be in the published view and then switch to the edit view to delete the item. It would be useful to have this all available in edit when working on lists which have been added without bookmarks already in place.

    2 votes

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  7. Include edition field in item reports

    The all items report includes most of the metadata that belongs to an item, but does not include the edition statement. Doing so would make it possible to see at a glance what items are added to lists and how they are formatted - identify edition statements in words, for example, which have implications for reference formatting. The editions functionality in reviews does something different, and does not allow you to create reports like this. Given how few fields there are in item records, we should be able to report on all of them.

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    We have released a change to the All List items report export, you can now view the following data:

    Edition

    This will help you identifying editions used in reading lists across your tenancy.

  8. We would like to be able to see the academic year in the list drop-down when adding a bookmark using the "add to list" option.

    At present we have several year's worth of lists visible within Talis Aspire. Academics can not tell which list is the current year list when adding new items to their lists using the "add to list" option while editing. It would improve their ease of use if they could see which list is for which academic year.

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  9. Allow Google to crawl reading lists

    Google is currently blocked by Talis from crawling reading lists, however other search engines are not. Google is currently the most popular search engine and allowing it to crawl and index reading lists would enhance discoverability.

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  10. Changes to student numbers visible in review history

    As lists are now being resubmitted for the next academic year, student numbers on modules are changing, and that means we may need to purchase more copies of books. At the moment we can't see if student numbers have gone up from within Talis - we have to log each reading list in a spreadsheet and check this every time. If changes to student numbers were visible in the review history, this would make our workflow much more streamlined and we wouldn't need the spreadsheet workaround.

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  11. Have a "global" or "select multiple" option for completing reading lists.

    We are currently set for receiving lists for review every time changes are saved. As our copyright team are working through, we have 500 lists coming into our review screen all of which need to be completed for rollover, but that we don't need to actually do any work on. If we could select these and "complete all selected" this would be much faster - at the moment we're going into each one individually, which is taking a lot of time.

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  12. Customise options available for bib export

    Maybe not an entirely new idea, but we'd like to be able to customise the drop-down list of export options for lists. Our users do not have access to RefWorks, so that's one option that we would remove.

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  13. Include the author in All List Items reports

    We would find it really useful to include the author in the All List Items report. Not all items on the current report include an ISBN which means it can be difficult to work out which item is required for books with common titles and without having to constantly check back to the original record on Aspire.

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  14. Adding the Publisher as a field to the 'All List Items Report'

    This would allow us to sort all of our essential texts by publisher which would help us to target e-book negotiations with publishers where we know that we require a large number of texts

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  15. Make deleting safer

    The delete function was brought in without its own permission, so anyone who can archive a list can also delete a list. This means a lot of staff here now have the delete option, because they need the archive option.
    If a list is deleted, there is no trace of it whatsoever, even to sysadmins and Support, and there is no way of having any notifications when lists are deleted. This introduces substantial risk.
    We would prefer not to have to remove archive permission from most users, therefore we request that:
    - the delete permission is a separate permission so…

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  16. "Library notes" in report

    It would be useful to be able to produce a report showing "library notes" alongside item information (ideally a column in the All List Items report). This would make it easier for us to identify new / changed library notes, regardless of whether the list had been submitted for review.

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  17. Archived Lists report should show who archived the list

    Simple common sense request. Useful information in the system should be accessible in general, but this is a specific one that I was advised to add as an Idea by Support..

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    completed  ·  Keji Adedeji responded

    This report was not included in the new live reports, but this functionality has been provided in the All lists report

  18. csv option in Roles and Invites

    we would like a csv export option in Roles and Invites so we can view all users in one document that we can manipuate

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  19. Create a filter for Aspire role in All User Profiles report

    The All User Profiles report would be improved with a filter for Aspire role. There's no way of knowing who has what role unless you export the spreadsheet and filter it that way, or look at individual users

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  20. Reporting from live data

    I doubt this will be possible given your current architecture but we would really like to be able to report on live data. All our other systems can handle reports running on live data and it is especially important in certain situations, e.g. after roll over or any other batch functions (when they become possible) so we immediately know what happened and can continue working - or request an undo if we spot that we've messed something up!

    (It would also be useful given that recent problems in transferring the data to the system that we report from haven't always…

    2 votes

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