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Categories Bookmarking
Created by Andrew Manton-Maund
Created on Aug 14, 2023

Hyperlinks in List Paragraphs: ability to include live, embedded hyperlinks in paragraphs on resource lists.

Users can 'add paragraph' to resouce lists, however the formatting options are limited, and you cannot embed hyperlinks into them. In a previous version of lists this was possible, however with the transition to new list edit this functionality was lost, which feels like a step backwards.

Our academic librarians feel that this functionality would make the paragraph feature more useful, especially if you were trying to make the resource list a central home for a course module.

Feedback from our academic librarians:

"One thing I'd love to see brought back to the "paragraph", and which I suspect would encourage use of it, is the ability to include live, embedded hyperlinks. I know we've asked before - I find it hard to believe we're the only ones to want this back. It seems such a backward step, not least for accessibility, to remove this facility."

“Yes - if Talis want to encourage others to emulate their 'resource list of the month' then surely this is something that must be considered? It isn't always going to be appropriate to use bookmarks to link to some of those items discussed in module specifications.”

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    Scott Gibbens
    Oct 3, 2023

    Hi Andrew - we will evaluate the feedback to this release before we decide on future development of this feature. Thanks Scott

  • Admin
    Kate Broadfield
    Sep 15, 2023

    Hi Andrew!

    As mentioned in our product webinar this week, we are looking at bringing back hyperlinks within paragraphs.

    These had originally been removed to encourage people to leverage the bookmarking browser extension, but I understand this may not always be the easiest answer. I have added this to Continuous Improvement of which the bulk of improvements will occur in Q4 2023 after we finish the larger project efforts under way currently.

    Thanks to you and all those who voted for this idea! If any of you have any scenarios where a hyperlink would be more useful than a bookmark, I will capture it for reference. Please drop me a comment here. Thanks!

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