Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL)- New List View now displays list status messages for reviews, indicating if a list has a review requested. If the user has the View reviews data permission you can also access the review from the status message.
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We have fixed an issue with the scrolling of a TADC scan on an Android device.
Release update - 12th March 2018
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL)- New List View now displays list status messages for rollover, indicating if a list has a newer version following a rollover so the academic doesn't edit the older version in error.
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We fixed behaviour where the vault was matching to copies with the same Chapter title but a difference in page range, this now refers to Copy Pending.
Release update - 7th March 2018
Talis Aspire Reading Lists - New List View now displays list status messages for time periods, indicating if a time period is in the past or future.
Release update - 6th March 2018
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have addressed an issue where setting/changing the time period of a list from the new list view was appearing not to make the change to the list. The value stored was not in the expected format, we have addressed this and resaved the time periods for affected lists. There is no action required for users time period values are now appearing correctly.
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We have addressed an issue where the 'Needed by' date of a TADC request could be set in the past. The 'Needed by' date can now only be today's date or later or and not earlier than the 'Start date'.
Release update - 5th March 2018
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We have now fixed an error where when the requester selected a newer edition a TADC request, this was creating a new request rather than updating the original request submitted, resulting in two requests for the same item. This has now been resolved and simply updates the original request details.
Release update - 2nd March 2018
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We have now released a fix for a further ISBN identification issue. As you may be aware TADC uses two sources of data combined, Nielsen Book Data (NBD) and XISBN to identify a work and verify the editions, rather than continuing on XISBN data, and then catalogue data. It failed the request when a match wasn't found in NDB. This is now fixed so any request attempts that resulted in 'Error code: HTTP-500 Details: Undefined variable: isbn', please retry these requests.
Release update - 1st March 2018
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We have resolved a couple of issues we were having with invalid ISBNs when searching for works and editions:
Some titles contain ISBNs, we now only match the ISBN data itself example title - Studyguide for Textbook of Medical Physiology by Guyton, ISBN 9780721602400
We now ignore some ISBNs as the status of the edition is, 01 Cancelled, 02 Forthcoming, 03 Postponed indefinitely, therefore not available at the time of the request.
TADC - Copy Request was retaining the link to the original reading list item in error which was not the purpose of the development, this has now been fixed so when using Copy Request you can now link to another Reading List item.
Release update - 27th February 2018
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - When bookmarking from Primo using the disambiguate functionality in TARL, some DOIs were returning incorrect book resources, we have tightened the validation around the lookup in the Library catalogue so this is now resolved.
TARL - We have improved the Open URL we use to look up a resource in your link resolver. We no longer pass the rft.date parameter in the Open URL when the resource type is a Journal. Some link resolvers did not ignore dates for Journals, so we now exclude it from the Open URL parameters even if included in the item metadata. This change only applies to Journals.
Release update - 23rd February 2018
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have released an improvement for the new List View when rendering long lists, which in turn will give a better user experience for List Edit. This has improved the performance times as a student navigates around the list and items on a long list.
Release update - 22nd February 2018
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We have made an improvement to the British Library API integration in TADC. As matching is not exact if the identifier (ISBN/ISSN) is not found, with some reports of High Matches returning unrelated items. We have made an improvement by adding an intermediate screen for you to confirm the right resource has been matched before placing an order, see updated article for details - British Library integration - Matching
Release update - 20th February 2018
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We have released a fix following a report that a course Name wasn't updating using the Edit course details functionality. This was due to the course name containing apostrophes, this will no longer present an error following this release.
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We had investigated an issue where lookups to Crossref for bookmarks with a DOI were failing to populate the metadata when the Type returned from crossref was a Database. We have fixed this behaviour by continuing to populate the bookmark and the user selects an appropriate resource type.
Release update - 19th February 2018
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We had recently resolved issues where the digitisations weren't becoming LIVE in accordance to the Timezone setting in TADC. Following reports that there still seemed to be an issue, we investigated further. The digitisations were LIVE or EXPIRED at the correct time based on the Timezone setting within TADC on the request itself. The player that shows the bundle was still deferring to UTC Timezone setting, we have now resolved this issue and the player adheres to local timezone settings.
Release update - 15th February 2018
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have added Resource type(s) to the 'Student no.:' - 'View Breakdown' screen within Reviews as a consultancy request from London School of Economics. It was felt others may find this a useful addition so has been enabled for all tenancies.
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We have fixed an issue where invalid ISBNs were causing new digitisation requests to error. TADC now ignores the invalid ISBN and continues to submit the request.
Release update - 14th February 2018
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) with further details in the support articles:
Replace Request - To replace a live request, whilst withdrawing the original and retaining links to the item in Talis Aspire Reading Lists, for corrections to data that require a further copyright and copy limit check - Replace request - Talis Aspire Digitised Content
Release update - 31st January 2018
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have fixed an issue where if a hierarchy node was edited and contained a JACS code the JACS code was being lost.
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - New List View - we have fixed an issue where '&' were not encoding correctly in section views of the list.
Release update - 25th January 2018
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have recently fixed an issue with booking from Primo where users that have the disambiguation function enabled after creating the bookmark weren't redirected directly back to the resource. This was due to an encoding issue with the redirect URL, this has now been resolved. If you have a Primo instance and want to know more about the disambiguation functionality, it is discussed in this Webinar (at 30mins in)
Release update - 22nd January 2018
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - All Lists with bulk actions report, currently available only to universities that have the new list view enabled. Giving the universities the ability to rollout the list view in bulk to a filtered set of lists. For full details of the change please see support article: Switching list view with All Lists with bulk actions report
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - There was a workflow issue in when requests were referred for serials coverage undetermined, that meant that requests were stuck in a loop. For any affected requests please retry this action now this has been resolved.
Release update - 8th January 2018
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have fixed an issue where ISBNs with hyphens were not being cleaned up for Metadata Refresh, these now are being cleaned up when we carry out the lookup on the z39.50 as part of this background job.
TARL - Node names within quotation marks could not be deleted this has now been fixed so you no longer need to manually edit the node name first.
Release update - 21st December 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - Within Reviews clicking on 'View later editions' can cause an error modal to pop up for the user if the library catalogue is not responding. Instead of we are unable to get a response or get an error response from the library catalogue we are displaying a ? in the 'In Library' column.
Release update - 20th December 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We identified that if a university had already purchased a Copyright Fee-pay copy from the British Library and a subsequent request was made for the exact same book section or article it was referring as Source to be acquired. We have improved this behaviour so BL Fee Pay copies are checked earlier in the worklog so they can be identified as owned.
TADC (Australian Universities only) - To address feedback received from the TADC users in Australia, we have implemented the following option in order for Universities to have increased flexibility providing digitally copied content to students. The option 'Copy limit per course' sits alongside the previously available options for divisibility. If 'Copy limit per course' is selected this allows the institution to apply the copy limit to individual courses, enabling the additional use of a work in other courses within the institution.
The implementation of the option is at the discretion and control of each individual university and has therefore not been set as the default option. The University's current divisibility behaviour option will be in place until a change is made by a University-based Administrator for TADC.
Whilst Talis has discussed this option with Universities Australia, we would remind all customers that the responsibility for ensuring compliance with copyright law remains with the customer and Talis does not provide a warranty of compliance. For full details of the change please see support article: Divisibility behaviour options - (Australian Universities Only)
We have also made the change to update the coversheet notice to read
This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of Monash University in accordance with section 113P of the Copyright Act 1968 (Act).
The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further reproduction or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection under the Act.
Do not remove this notice
This will apply to all new requests from today. We will then be working to update existing live requests over the coming days with the new coversheet notice. This is a background job and requires each bundle to be repacked with the new coversheet.
Release update - 11th December 2017
We have introduced an improvement to Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) to allow the updating of course details for all requests for an individual course including Live requests. This will allow the updating of the Course Name, Course Code and Student Numbers. See article Edit course details for further information and screenshots of the changes.
Also in TADC we have released the following improvement. There are edge cases in TADC where you may want to override the source of a scan or the format the copy was taken from. You can now do this in TADC at the scan upload point. Making this change will enable you to accurately report the source and format as required for some Reproduction Rights Organisation reports and audit information. See article Overriding Source and format for further information
Release update - 30th November 2017
Within Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) and Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) we have been incrementally releasing changes to support the improvement to be able to request a digitisation from a list that is attached and taught across multiple courses. This final change concludes this key area of development and removes the notice from within TARL that prevented a request being raised in this scenario. For details of this improvement and the specific areas that have changed please do review the information in this support article: Request digitisations - One list multiple courses
As part of this release, we have also fixed two workflow issues around student numbers that were preventing actions being taken:
You can now request a review for a list without student numbers set.
You can now set and edit student numbers on a list when creating or editing a list without needing the permission 'Attach list to node' on a tenancy wide role.
Release update - 23rd November 2017
We have released an improvement to the Talis Aspire Digitised Content Request (TADC) Form - Needed by date field
We had received feedback that the needed by date in TADC was not providing the information users had hoped as the requesters were skipping the completion of the field leaving it to default to the start date of the scan. Once a time period had begun then this date was in the past.
We have made the following improvements:
Added guidance text - When is this resource needed?
Made the 'Needed by' field mandatory
Changed the calendar function to pick the date so that it now default's to today's date or the course start date if this is in the future
We have also updated the text on the link in TADC requests that takes you back to the reading list, previously this said View in Campus Edition and now reads View in reading list.
When bookmarking in Talis Aspire Reading Lists we have fixed an issue where we are pulling volume information from MARC record fields 440$a and 490$a incorrectly, we will now only list volume information from MARC record fields 440$v or 490$v.
Release update - 21st November 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have updated all Crossref DOI links from http://dx.doi.org to the newer format https://doi.org
Release update - 20th November 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have made a change to the behaviour of hierarchy data and associated student numbers.
This improvement is to support:
- Applying list student numbers from hierarchy data level
- Multiple module improvements in Talis Aspire Digitised Content
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC): On the 7th November we updated you to advise we had made an improvement to the TADC request form regarding the workflow of the form and error notifications as you progress with a request We have made a further improvement following user feedback to add the page range fields into a book chapter request so these can be completed if known at that point but a mandatory field so that if unknown you can still progress the request. All the recent changes are documented in this article: Talis Aspire Digitised Content - Request Form
Release update - 13th November 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - if you have a new request that has the same details as another request in TADC you can now copy that request directly within the back end of TADC. This opens up the request form and allows you to amend any details and add the new course details.
Talis Aspire Digitised Content - All digitisations will now expire at midnight and show the time it expired in your own local timezone.
Talis Aspire Reading Lists - when in the Reviews area of Talis Aspire, the width of the filter boxes has been adjusted so the dropdowns show the full line of text, this is particularly important for the "Assigned to" drop down.
Release update - 9th November 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We have released an improvement that allows TADC users to assign requests to other users not just themselves, this will mean greater process management for many universities. This works for from the all requests screen and from within an individual request. Thanks to University of Reading for co-funding this development.
Release update - 7th November 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC): On the 30th October we updated you to advise we had made an improvement to the TADC request form regarding the handling of reference pages. We have made a further improvement to simplify the workflow and errors notification within the request form. All the recent changes are documented in this article: Talis Aspire Digitised Content - Request Form
TADC: We have contacted all TADC users to advise a switch from solely using XISBN to a combined data stream including Nielsen Book Data, please do respond to the support case raised on your behalf to ask further questions or to confirm your decision to switch. This will improve the edition data we are able to surface in TADC in order for checks for additional editions in use and to better identify if newer additions are available in line with your custom preferences.
TADC: We have fixed an issue where when making a request for a digitisation of a book contained Volume information, the request was incorrectly recognised as a journal request.
TADC: We have fixed an issue where uploads replacing a previous scan was not immediately showing in the item view or bundle, these replaced pdfs show immediately after the pdf is uploaded if the start date has been reached in both the bundle and Talis Aspire Reading Lists item view.
Release update - 27th October 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists - when exporting the CSV file from the 'All Reviews Report' the URL for the list is now exported in the data.
Release update - 30th October 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content: (TADC) On the 19th October we updated you to advise we had made an improvement to the TADC request form. We have made a further improvement to change the display of the Notes tab within the request. We listened to feedback on the Notes tab, previously this was a separate tab and often users were adding in the actual page numbers of the main digitisation section and not its intended use which is for additional pages that are referenced in the main section of text. Please see this article for more details and screenshots of the change.
TADC: We have fixed an issue where when rejected requests made were further referred by the requester, but added a reason in Talis Aspire Reading Lists requests, caused data on the request to be incomplete and the request inaccessible. We have now fixed the cause of this issue, though please do report any remaining requests that are inaccessible to Talis Support where we can fix.
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL): We found an issue where using ISBN or LCN lookup to edit a resource for ALMA Primo customers, TARL was not doing a lookup for ebooks additionally in the UResolver. This behaviour differed from a newly created bookmark where this lookup was already happening. The two routes now both additionally lookup data in the UResolver.
Release update - 17th October 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists/Digitsed Content: We have fixed an issue whereby Students were unable to navigate to and view Talis Aspire Digitised Content requests from the reading list which is embedded via LTI, when their IDP has an x-frame-option restricting login via an iframe. These are now linked to the "top frame' allowing students to navigate away and not lose where they were.
Talis Aspire Reading Lists : previously when bookmarking the option to use the resource types of: 'Legal Case Document' and 'Legal Document' were not present in the drop down box, they are now there and can be used.
Release update - 20th October 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists - we have released a fix so that two reviews can no longer be raised on one list preventing the list from being published.
Release update - 19th October 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content - Previously, the options for Book Chapter, Book Section and Article appeared in tabs across the top of the screen. The options will now appear in a drop-down menu, making it clearer what resource type you are digitising from. Please see this article for more details and screenshots of the change.
Release update - 16th October 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content - when requesting a digitisation if the reading list is linked to multiple modules you can now add that detail to the request itself, and this information is carried through to Talis Aspire Digitised Content for reporting purposes.
Release update - 16th October 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content - we have made an improvement so that if an item has been deleted off a reading list when you come to roll over the request, it will be marked as no longer on a list so you can make the decision to withdraw the request.
Talis Aspire Reading Lists - when completing a review the resource types for the Legal resources will now show in the reviews screen.
Talis Aspire Digitised Content - when a user logs into the system the wording in the email no longer refers to 'rejecting' the user.
Release update - 13th October 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists - we have resolved an issue with the 'Preview' button not appearing beside reading list items when viewing the item in the Welsh language.
Release update - 3rd October 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content - ISBN's that include an 'x' or 'X' are both now recognised when ran against your Library Catalogue to correctly identify if you have an item in stock.
Talis Aspire Digitised Content - We have streamlined some of the terminology used in the dictionary messages. In particular, REQUESTER_NAME & COURSE_DESCRIPTION are now applied consistently.
Talis Aspire Digitised Content- we have amended the default wording for the dictionary message linked to: 'Copy limit exceeded', this is in preparation for being able to attach digitisations to multiple modules.
Release update - 26th September 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content - duplicate digitisations from the same module were not being recognised as duplicate if the code was entered once in lower case and another entry in upper case. This has now been fixed so ABC123 will be recognised as a duplicate of abc123.
Release update - 18th September 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) now expires all requests at midnight in the Universities time zone, rather than at 2am UTC.
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) now pulls through all the ISSN's from the request itself to populate the TADC reports with.
Release update - 28th September 2017
Improvement - The Talis Aspire Reading Lists LTI Tool has been updated to support relinking of lists where a link has been selected in error.
In some learning systems, a link can be created to a list or a section of a list, but the learning system does not allow you to delete the link and start over. This would mean that you were stuck with a link that you didn’t want.
Talis have today released an additional workflow to the Talis Aspire Reading Lists LTI Tool to allow people who hold an instructor role to relink a list from the learning system should they need to.
A new banner message will appear to instructors at the very top of the list giving them the option to relink the list or section to a newly chosen list or section.
Here is a video to demonstrate this in improvement in action:
Within the reviews area or Talis Aspire Reading Lists we have made an improvement following customer feedback. For each item within a review, you will now see a field that says 'Date Added'. This will help workflow when existing lists are going through the new interface for the first time. Allowing the reviewer to focus on additions since the last review, due to all items showing as 'New' the first time they are viewed in the new interface.
Release update - 5th September 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - There have been instances in the system whereby a 'double click' has resulted in duplicate jobs being requested, common areas are pre-clearing a set of requests during rollover, rollover and uploading a PDF. We have changed the functionality so that the system will only allow one click, this will reduce the errors you may have been seeing.
Release update - 1st September 2017
We have improved rollover in Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) to enable universities who choose not to rollover in Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) to rollover and link requests back to existing lists. Alongside some validation improvements to help identify date discrepancies and double rollovers. Please see article : Improvements to Talis Aspire Digitised Content Rollover (Sept 2017) for details.
Release update - 1st September 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - we have made a fix so that if you have the 'open in a new window' enabled on your tenancy, all the outward linking links will now take you to a new window. Before the "Access eBook" button was not opening in a new window.
Release update - 30th August 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have fixed an issue where empty lists being sent for review were resulting in an error message. The process has now been changed so that empty lists can be sent for review without being seen as an error.
TARL - Some items when pushed through to reviews were being wrongly grouped together, this was as a result of the items having no ISBN at the time of bookmarking and the field contained an 'x'. We have changed the process so that once an item is updated with the new ISBN they will no longer be grouped.
TARL - We have fixed an issue where reviews that had been requested were not being updated in TARL and causing the review to no longer start. We have improved the 'messaging' between the two platforms so both will update.
Release update - 29th August 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have fixed an issue when sorting your My Lists in TARL, if you were sorting your lists by 'Last Updated' this sorted every list in the queue but if you sorted by 'Title' and then 'Last Updated' this was only ordering those items on the first screen instead of all lists. This has been fixed so you can now sort by 'Title' and then 'Last Updated' and the sorting will be applied to all lists rather than just those on the page at the time.
Release update - 25th August 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We have improved our handling of holdings for Aleph customers, where we don't have a shelfmark. We still display the holdings but leave the shelfmark for that line blank, previously this would fail to display any holdings.
Release update - 9th August 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - We had reports that DOI lookups to Crossref were not returning the full expected metadata, we re-mapped the data we were getting so this should now be working as expected.
Release update - 4th August 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We improved the security around the method to activate or reject a new user in TADC, forcing the administrator to log in and access the 'Admin" area and follow the instructions on the 'Users' page. This is instead of a direct link which with the added security was broken and gave a poor user experience as a result.
Release update - 3rd August 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - We released two fixes that were affecting rollover of digitised content.
The apply to all requests check box was not retaining filters of the first 25 requests selected, this has been corrected and immediate issues resolved for customers affected.
The edit details facility when using 'Edit and Pre-clear' to rollover was not retaining original details forcing users to re-enter all, this was corrected and immediate issues resolved for customers affected.
Release update - 28th July 2017 (edited 7th August)
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - CLA - CCC Electronic rights works. The release we made on the 6th June referred all items under the CCC Electronic rights works, this included any title that were found to be US published. This resulted in many requests being referred that may have previously been accepted. We have now received further guidance from the CLA, allowing us to remove the manual check for those without special restrictions in line with the current behaviour of the CLA Check Permissions API. This means that, if the API does not return a special restriction about the item TADC will accept the request but display a warning if it is a US Published work. If the API has shown there are special restrictions these will still be referred.
Release update - 26th July 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - the option to view referred requests from the TADC homepage was not working and did not take you to the requests. This has now been fixed and you can access your referred requests from the homepage again.
Release update - 19th July 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) All List Items report - In summary, we have been able to identify that this issue is isolated to items that were removed from lists by deleting the whole section the item belonged to. Only sections removed before August 2015 are affected. When a list is rolled over, any items in previously removed sections are automatically deleted. We can also confirm that for most of the institutions affected by this issue, only a small handful of current reading lists are impacted. However, we have identified twelve universities where more lists are affected. We have already started the process of applying the fix to correct the data. We need to work through one customer at a time and are starting with the twelve most affected institutions first. We expect to complete the process for all customers within the next fortnight, with some already completed. If your data has been significantly affected, a member of the Talis Services team will be in touch individually to confirm this and that the fix has been applied. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please raise a support ticket.
Following a user report for TARL, we investigated and fixed an issue where the homepage message highlighting option 'Yellow highlighting, good for warning messages' did not work as it was just appearing grey. This is now working as expected.
Release update - 11th July 2017
Users had reported that when using Talis Aspire Digitised Content rollover they were experiencing a high number of Duplicate Requests, this was tracked down to the Pre-clear only route when no dates were entered. We released a fix to the process and also amended all affected requests. Please note Edit and Pre-clear routes and Pre-clear only where dates had been entered were unaffected by this issue.
Release update - 3rd July 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) wasn't displaying worklog events in the local timezone, this has now been fixed.
In TADC the Courses report page had developed a bug that was preventing the report from displaying, this was fixed and the Courses report is now displaying as intended.
In Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) when a user invited a List Owner whose profile was private the List Owner is encouraged to change to a public profile, the link provided in the instructions on how to do this was broken, this has now been corrected.
Release update - 29th June 2017
With Talis Aspire Digitised Content if an Article request had an array of ISSNs, for example, 1064-2684/1527-937, this was causing the link resolver look up in some circumstances to fail and the request to error, we have now corrected this behaviour to use the first ISSN for the look up when presented in this way.
Release update - 27th June 2017
Within Talis Aspire Digitised Content we have now updated the request process so that it sends the section author, as well as the book author when both are available in the request detail from Talis Aspire Reading Lists.
Release update - 23rd June 2017
Within Talis Aspire Reading List we had identified a misleading message following a user report, the message suggested that if you changed a time period on a draft list that the list would be published as a result. This was not the case and the message has been removed.
Release update - 22nd June 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - When trying to raise a digitisation request some users were getting an "Undefined offset" error. This happened when you were trying to raise a request with multiple page ranges, where one of the page ranges is a single page (eg. '1-2,3-3'). We have now fixed this issue and all requests are going through now with the single page ranges being accepted.
TADC - 'When using the Amend page ranges' button (for CLA tenancies) we were looking for a start and end page for each item, for some requests there was not an end page which resulted in the single page appearing numerous times. We have changed the setup so that partial page ranges can be included.
Release update - 14th June 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - Following customer reports that link resolvers were falsely identifying electronic copies as titles matched where titles were very common, for example, Social Psychology. In order to ensure we look at all editions in this check, we are unable to search by the identifier, such as the ISBN. We have improved the matching by ensuring the Creator or Editor is always included in that search.
Release update - 6th June 2017
Talis Aspire Reading Lists (TARL) - Lists were displaying a message saying this list relates to a time period that ended on <date> as the start of the end date, we have fixed this to only appear at the end of the time period end date.
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - we have fixed an issue with dates expiring on digitisations before the end of the UK day and stopping the scan being viewed. All digitisations now expire at 3am UTC.
TADC - When users were being asked to confirm a vault copy, this was triggering a download of the PDF, rather than displaying to view in the browser. We have corrected this behaviour so it only displays in the browser.
Release update - 6th June 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) - If you have enabled the functionality to allow an academic to upload their own copy of the scan into TADC, the academic will have now have to enter the page numbers before the scan can be accepted.
TADC - The CLA advises that if a title is clearly published in the USA, licensees should use Check Permissions in conjunction with the list of International Mandating Publishers (IMPs) on their International Territories page. If it is published in the USA and the publisher does not appear on the list of IMPs, then it is a CCC Electronic Rights work. We have made some changes to TADC to reflect this advice. More details
Release update - 19th May 2017
If you have already started looking at your Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) - Digital Record Form for UK universities within Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC). This year you may have noticed some scans appearing that were included in last year's report. We have now changed this so the report only shows scans for the current year.
Release update - 19th May 2017
Some Talis Aspire Digitised Content requests were generating "invalid" errors, this was due to the interpretation of some ISSN values. This has been fixed and all ISSN's should be recognised.
Release update - 19th May 2017
If you are a user of Talis Aspire Digitised Content and use the CAL as your copyright licence agency you will be pleased to know that the CAL report now includes withdrawn items.
Release update - 19th May 2017
You may have noticed that when some invites were being accepted they were giving you dates in the future rather than the actual date. This was currently a Known Defect but has now been fixed and released across all tenancies.
Release update - 8th May 2017
We have made some changes to the CLA Digital Record Form for those continuing to report manually this year. The changes have been made to reflect the most recent specification of the CLA (DRF) which can be found on the CLA's Higher Education Licence Documents page(https://cla.co.uk/higher-education-licence-docs). The Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) changes allow you to indicate which reporting group your university is in. It also populates the report with the relevant text indicating whether you are submitting new digitisations only or a full report
We have fixed the display of the TADC reports, as these were being limited to 25 requests in the web view of the TADC reports.
Release update - 2nd May 2017
We have made a few small tweaks to the Vault Matching in Talis Aspire Digitised Content, for details please view the Vault Matching article.
Release update - 20th April 2017
Talis Aspire Digitised Content - Request identification and edition checking We have decided to remove the TADC dependency on xISBN. We are doing so in two phases: Demarcating the xISBN request identification step from the rest of the copyright checks Introducing a new data source as an alternative to xISBN. This information covers the first phase with follow-up work planned shortly to address the second phase. Talis Aspire Digitised Content - Request identification and edition checking
Release update - 12th April 2017
Reviews export option - For those using Reviews 2.0 when you are reviewing a list you will now see an option to export the data, this includes the outcome of the item and the library and student notes. See this article for more detail.
Release update - 10th April 2017
All Reviews report - We have released the new All Reviews report, this will allow you to report on the status of the reviews in your tenancy and how long a review takes to complete. This will be turned on as we move people over to the new reviews interface.
Release update - 23rd March 2017
Following customer feedback we have added a new editable field to the Dictionary in Talis Aspire Digitised Content. The message is sent to the academic when an item is withdrawn by the library. You can customise this under Settings - Dictionary
Release update - 17th March 2017
Following examples from customers and discussions with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), we have made some improvements to Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) to ensure that the reason for an outcome is clearly communicated to a user so that any perceived disparities between actual results of the CLA Check Permissions API and the TADC concierge result are clearly explained - Changes to Talis Aspire Digitised Content - Concierge Results
Release update - 7th March 2017
Following customer feedback we have made an improvement to the the Concierge within Talis Aspire Digitised Content (TADC) so that even when the CLA approves a request, you may have full permission from another source, an example being that the Academic is the author or rights holder and wishes to use the full work. For more details please see: Alternative Copyright Source
Release update - 21st February 2017
We have now improved Quick Add so it directly links held items to the catalogue and displays availability, previously this was only linked following a book metadata refresh.
When adding or editing page numbers in the edit metadata screen we have now corrected the display to show Page start and Page end in a logical order, previously defaulted to alphabetic display.
Release update - 6th February 2017
We have released a change that should fix the behaviour you were seeing when links were reverting to DOI when editing bookmarks preferred Online Resource link. This was actually fixed as part of a larger piece of work.
Customers can now choose which link is preferred when there are multiple link types in an Article. You can choose from Web Address, DOI and Open URL, in any order. For example, if you want web addresses to be preferred and never DOIs, then a preference order of "Web Address, Open URL" can be configured. The default order is DOI, Web Address and Open URL. Would you like us to set a specific order? Please raise a support request
Release update - 19th January 2017
During a rollover, it is possible to select that lists in the old time period can be archived. Where those lists are under review, it causes problems if someone tries to access a review for an archived list. Archived lists are now treated like deleted lists in the review area i.e. they will be indicated as (Archived) against the list name in the reviews area and the review will no longer be accessible.
Release update - 18th January 2017
We recently released a change to the rollover process to exclude published lists undergoing review from the rollover process. After feedback from customers and further review from us, we have decided to reverse this change as a number of customers may have a significant number of lists under review when performing their rollover and would cause additional effort in the workflow.
Release update - 17th January 2017
We made a fix to an issue that was causing the UResolver lookup to Alma to fail because the institution code was not capitalised.
Release update - 16th January 2016
The action buttons on the rollover queue pages were affecting all queues and not the specific queue selected. This has been fixed.
When a list is removed from a hierarchy node on the Hierarchy node page, it previously advised that the node would be deleted. We have fixed this so that the correct message will now be displayed.
Release update - 12th January 2017
We added some additional information to the CLNZ reports for our New Zealand customers. The main and out of print (OOP) sheets in the report now include columns which will indicate where an override has occurred and the override comment, where a request has been manually overridden or where the OOP override has been used despite the availability of a later edition
We fixed an issue which was preventing comments and outcomes being set on the last review item in a filtered set in Reviews 2.0
Release update - 11th January 2017
We fixed a bug we introduced which was stopping the "Assign to me" option from appearing on the Assign action in Reviews 2.0
Release update - 5th January 2017
We made some improvements to Reviews 2.0 to help you get back to where you were in a review. It will now not only remember your position in a review but also any filters you have set. The filter set takes precedence though i.e. if you were looking at an item within a filter set which then falls out of the filter set because you've made changes to the item, it will return you the the 1st item in the filter set and not the item you just changed. Reviews 2.0 will remember your position and filters even if you leave a review and come back later
Release update - 4th January 2017
It is now possible to filter a review by the presence of library or student notes.
Release update - 3rd January 2017
Happy New Year everyone! We've started 2017 off by releasing some improvements to Reviews 2.0
We've resolved an issue which meant that chapters did not alert correctly for later editions in the left-hand column of a review. This is now resolved and you can now see alerts when a chapter belongs to a book that has a later edition
Release update - 19th December 2016
We made an improvement to the rollover process to exclude published lists undergoing review from the rollover process. This prevents an issue we encountered which was allowing lists in review to be archived as part of the rollover process
We fixed an issue which intermittently caused an error when adding a review outcome
Release update - 16th December 2016
Talis Aspire Reading Lists now supports Koha catalogue and can display holdings and availability.
Release update - 14th December 2016
When multiple reviews are assigned to a user, the view will now update immediately to reflect this
Release update - 12th December 2016
Alma & Primo bookmarking: We have made an improvement to how we bookmark from Primo for Alma users. This was specifically to address the issue preventing the population of the eBook URL for community records which did not have the URL in the 856 field which is our primary mechanism doing this. We have improved the Primo bookmarking process to using uResolver to extract the very same openURL link provided within Primo. This is in addition to first checking for an 856 for all records.
Distinction in Reviews 2.0 alerts: We've made some improvements to how alerts are displayed. We fixed some reported issues and have introduced a new alert type (indicated with a question mark in a grey pill) to identify lists and items we know have previously been reviewed in the old reviews area, but for which we are unable to determine whether there have been any changes. We are unable to determine changes because we are unable to provide difference reporting the first time a list is seen in Reviews 2.0.
This new alert makes it clearer when a review is definitely a new review, when a review definitely has some changes and when the system cannot tell.
Release update - 9th December 20016
We fixed an issue that causes any action attempt, where the action has already been performed in reviews due to multiple tabs being open from causing errors. e.g. if there were two tabs open for the same review and it was completed in one tab and then you subsequently tried to complete it in the 2nd tab, this would previously cause an error.
Release update - 7th December 2016
We fixed an issue that was causing list reviews to get stuck in "Started" status despite being "Completed" in Reviews 2.0
We fixed an issue that caused an error when trying to push a list review to Reviews 2.0 where the list had been deleted prior to the review being pushed to Reviews 2.0
Release update - 6th December 2016
We fixed an issue that generated an error where an attempt was made to submit for review a list which had already been deleted. This typically happens where a list is open in multiple tabs in which a review can be requested in one and the list deleted in the other. We have fixed this so it recognises the 1st action and does not generate an error.
Release update - 5th December 2016
Force review workflow option - we have made an improvement to this workflow option. Both "Publish" and "Request review" options are available but on publish, a review request is sent to the library unless the user has the "View reviews data" permission, in which case, it doesn't force review. This means a review request is not created every time someone from the library publishes a list but only when an academic publishes a list.
We fixed an issue that causes any action attempt, where the action has already been performed in reviews due to multiple tabs being open from causing errors. e.g. if there were two tabs open for the same review and it was completed in one tab and then you subsequently tried to complete it in the 2nd tab, this would previously cause an error.
We fixed an issue which was preventing the status of a review being updated to the rest of Reading Lists.
Release update - 2nd December 2016
We've been working on further improvements and fixes to enable us to bring Reviews 2.0 out of beta. Fixes
You will now be returned to the correct item and position in the single list review page after you have edited a list item from the review.
Chapters will now be correctly filtered when trying to determine whether the book is available in the catalogue or not.
Release update - 29th November 2016
We made an improvement to display the comments and outcomes for all instances of an item as the default in Reviews 2.0. You can still select the "This list" tab if you want to view comments and outcomes from this list only.
Release update - 25th November 2016
We have been working on some elements to bring Reviews 2.0 out of beta. Whilst not yet available to customers, we have been working on and released functionality allowing the lists to be sent directly to Reviews 2.0 when an academic requests a review. This means that the processing of the list occurs at this point rather than when the library wants to work on the list.
We fixed an issue preventing edits made to a list from being updated to the list review, for those reviews in requested state.
Release update - 22nd November 2016
We have been working on some elements to bring Reviews 2.0 out of beta. Whilst not yet available to customers, we have been working on and released the ability for the Reviews 2.0 area to support the requested state.
We fixed an issue that meant that it was possible to raise more than one review request through multiple clicks on the request review button. This is no longer possible.
Release update - 17th November 2016
We improved the display of user names so that they are displayed exactly as entered in order to stop the incorrect capitalisation of some names.
Release update - 15th November 2016
We fixed an issue causing an error when trying to enter a comment or an outcome on an item which has been removed on the same review, in a different tab.
Release update - 11th November 2016
General improvements to how users are handled in Reviews 2.0
We fixed an issue which was causing updates made to a list from being processed in an existing review
We have pointed the hierarchy data format link in the hierarchy update page to point at the support page
Release update - 8th November 2016
We fixed an issue that was causing login problems for some users in Reviews 2.0
Release update - 4th November 2016
Following discussion with the University of Auckland and CLNZ, we removed the limitation preventing the Out of Print (OOP) workflow option from appearing from digitisation requests on which a later edition has been detected. The option will now always appear on all requests which have exceeded the copy limit
We made some improvements to support the changes to the Capita LDS availability service
We fixed an issue which was causing users to be logged out of Reviews 2.0 after exactly 1 hour regardless of whether they were active or inactive.
Release update - 20th October 2016
We made some improvements to the process that allows us to migrate historic review comments when migrating a tenancy to use Reviews 2.0. This is one of the improvements that will enable us to continue the migration process for customers waiting to move over to Reviews 2.0
We made some performance improvements to how we process queries in TADC. This should result in a general performance improvement in TADC.
We fixed an issue that was causing the incidental artwork option to intermittently disappear for our Australian TADC users.
Release update - 19th October 2016
We fixed an issue which was preventing the digitisation request form from appearing when the "Request digitisation" button was clicked on an item with multiple ISBNs
Release update - 17th October 2016
Improvements We have been doing some performance improvements to allow us to enable historic comment migrations in Reviews 2.0 for those customers who have not yet had their comments migrated. We made the first of a few improvements in this area.
Release update - 13th October 2016
Fixes We fixed the following in Talis Aspire Digitised Content:
Where British Library orders are available for download, we have changed the settings in our call to the British Library API, so that users will now be notified with the download link by email.
We fixed the link resolver link on the request form when users are notified of existing electronic versions so that they are directed to the correct results page on the link resolver
Release update -11th October 20016
Fixes We fixed the following in the Reviews 2.0 area:
Display both eBook link and digitisation status: both of these things will now appear when both are present, previously it would only display the digitisation request.
Student numbers modal size: we've improved this so that it will expand to the size of the content
Release update - 7th October 2016
We released a fix to reporting in the CLL report which was not calculating the amount copied where the page ranges are in roman numerals
Release update - 5th October 2016
New features We have now completed the final elements of the support for the CLNZ licence in TADC. The outstanding elements were to support the capture of the transactional copy licence and out of print workflows and the subsequent reporting requirements.
In earlier releases, we introduced support for the capture for both the transactional copy licence and out of print options by introducing options to capture this when a request exceeds the copy limit and these workflows occur outside of TADC.
They appear as options in the “Copyright obtained” menu. Selecting either of the options will also require the entry of the relevant reference number which will have been provided by CLNZ as part of your workflow. The only instance where the out of print option is not available is when TADC has detected that there is a later edition, as it is stated in the licence that this will be rejected by CLNZ.
Each workflow is reported in a separate tab of the report of the audit report according to the specification agreed between the University of Auckland and CLNZ. These tabs contain exactly the same information about the requests as the main tab, with the addition of a column which will be populated with the reference number.
We appreciate that you have been managing these workflows and recording them outside of TADC. If you can provide us with a CSV file with the following 3 columns, in the following sequence and format, we can update the requests in TADC for you and ensure that those historic requests can be reflected in your reporting.
TADC Request Number
Transactional licence reference number
Out of print reference number
Each row should either have column 1 and 2 populated OR column 1 and 3 populated depending on which type of request it is. All 3 columns cannot be populated. Please submit a support ticket with a request to do this and a CSV or spreadsheet file with the requests you would like amended.
List bibliography export - we have solved the issue that was stripping out spaces from the reading list bibliography PDF export.
Release update - 3rd October 2016
Transactional copying reporting for CLL ruleset:Following on from our recent release to enable our TADC customers in New Zealand to indicate when they have done transactional copying for digitisations over the copy limit, any such digitisations are reported in a separate "Transactional copying" tab of the CLL audit report.
Out of print workflow for CLL ruleset:Our TADC customers in New Zealand are now able to indicate when they have used the out of print workflow for digitisations over the copy limit.
Release update - 30th September 2016
Availability for items without an ISBN in Reviews 2.0:where a tenancy had no acquisitions supplier enabled, there was an issue preventing the display of availability for items without ISBNs. This has been resolved and availability for such items is now visible.
Release update - 29th September 2016
We fixed an issue that was generating an error if an incorrect URL was entered for a review in Reviews 2.0. The system will now redirect you to the All Reviews page if it detects an invalid review instead of generating an error
Release Update - 27th September 2016
Support for Web Bridge resolver:Talis Aspire Digitised Content is now integrated with the Web Bridge link resolver. Customers with this resolver are now able to successfully process digitisation requests for journal articles.
Transactional copying for CLL ruleset:Our TADC customers in New Zealand are now able to indicate when they have done transactional copying for digitisations over the copy limit
Release Update - 23rd September 2016
Becoming a list owner adds list to "My Lists" area: We made an improvement which now adds a list to a user's "My List" area when they are assigned as the list owner.
Release update - 19th September 2016
Fixes We fixed an issue that was causing the date fields in the digitisation form to remain editable, despite the "protect dates" option being set. This is resolved and dates are protected again
Release update - 13th September 2016
We made an improvement to the worklog display for CLA customers using Talis Aspire Digitised Content. When we check permissions with the the CLA TitleSearch API, the identifier (i.e. ISBN or ISSN) is now displayed against the response received. This is useful when there are multiple identifiers (e.g. ISBNs or ISSNs) on a request which generate different responses. It is now easier to tell which response from the permissions check belongs to which identifier.
We made some further fixes to the behaviour of EBSCO Fulltext Finder in Talis Aspire Digitised Content so that certain responses for journal articles do not result in an error, and it is possible to submit the digitisation request.
Release Update - 12th September 2016
Fix - We released a fix in Talis Aspire Reading Lists to the character encoding issue affecting the display of ampersands in the list section title and notes when viewing a list. They were previously appearing as "& amp", but now you will get the proper display for an ampersand (&).
Release update - 8th September 2016
We fixed an issue which was causing intermittent errors when trying to view a digitisation bundle. If for any reason the service which helps us to serve up the digitisation bundle images very quickly was uncontactable, we were failing to use our backup correctly. This has been fixed now so that an error is no longer generated in this scenario and users can always access their digitisations.
Release update - 2nd September 2016
We improved the EBSCO Fulltext Finder resolver yo support its non-standard treatment of dates, which was causing unexpected and incorrect results in both in Reading Lists when checking the resolver and in Digitised Content when raising a digitisation request.
We fixed an error that was being generated in the Reviews 2.0 area of Reading Lists when it is unable to connect to the library catalogue. It will no longer generate an error but interpret the response correctly and let the user know that it is unable to connect to the catalogue.
Release update - 31st August 2016
We fixed an issue where time was being displayed in hours and seconds (HH:SS) instead of hours and minutes (HH:MM). Time has been properly restored in Reviews 2.0