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Status Reviewed - on hold
Categories Bookmarking
Created by Guest
Created on May 30, 2024

Improve bookmarking to capture all metadata relevant for the Resource Type

Currently, when one of our list owners bookmarks a resource from our library discovery platform (Ex Libris Primo VE) or from a publisher site, not all of the relevant fields are populated in the resource record in Talis Aspire. For example, when journals and articles are bookmarked, it would be extremely useful to capture the ISSN/eISSN, Publisher, and DOI, but this doesn't happen in all cases.

While students might not need the contents of these fields to use and reference the resource, they will under some circumstances. Also, there are various groups of staff for whom comprehensive metadata is essential. As a principle, we need to be able to relate an item on a reading list with the corresponding title in its collection in our library management system (Ex Libris Alma). This is only possible if there are unique identifiers available for every item. In particular, it's essential for us that eISSN/ISSN information is available for each journal and article. Without the eISSN/ISSN, we have no direct, consistent way of making that connection and have to resort to a lot of manual, time-intensive processes instead, introducing greater potential for human error.

Being unable to relate resources in Talis Aspire to titles in our library collections has quite serious negative implications for collections development work. For example, if the URL of a particular publisher's platform changes, it is difficult to be certain that we have identified and fixed all of the links. Likewise, it can be hard to determine how frequently resources drawn from a particular provider appears on reading lists.

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  • Guest
    Jun 6, 2024

    Thank you, Georgia.

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    Georgia Hajipieris
    Jun 6, 2024

    Hello, thanks for taking the time to give us this idea. We will revisit it when we look into our bookmarking theme of work later this year. Thanks, the Product team