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Status Reviewed - on hold
Created by Nicholas Gates
Created on Oct 11, 2023


I am afraid the new VIEW AVAILABILITY is causing a lot of confusion with our students with multiple reports of broken links associated with print resources where this button is displayed. It’s too similar to the VIEW ONLINE button. I suggest it's amended asap to include the word PRINT – so PRINT AVAILABILITY. This will avoid the ongoing ambiguity.

Many thanks

Nick Gates

University of Southampton Library

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  • Guest
    Oct 18, 2023

    It would be better if all labels in Talis this were configurable by the customer.

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    Kate Broadfield
    Oct 12, 2023

    Thanks Nick and Natalie for your 2 (opposing) perspectives.

    I have added this to the backlog for consideration of all the links (view online, view availability, google) for holistic consideration after our big projects currently underway.

  • Natalie Hull
    Oct 12, 2023

    I agree with the situation being confusing, however we have situations in which we sometimes do not activate the 'View Online' button for electronic resources, so the 'Print Availability' wording would be be misleading in these cases. My understand is the wording 'View Availability' covers the wording used for both sections of the expanded bookmark view ('Library availability' & 'Alternative availability') - Would it be acceptable for alternative wording options for the button, for example 'Alternative availability' ; 'Check availability'? Would it be useful as an alternative or in addition to changing the button wording to differentiate the button from the 'View online' one by using alternative colouring?

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