It’s that time of year where we do our annual ideas review. The ideas have been raised and they’ve had time to grow support (or not). At this point we review the ideas from last year’s forum as well as the archive and make some decisions about which of them we think we can address.
Voting gives us a good indicator of what is important to customers. Although don’t be fooled by high votes, sometimes lots of people at an institution may have voted for an idea because it’s so important to them. We always go by the number of institutions that have voted for an item.
Please see below of a summary of the ideas forums following the review. To find out more about how our ideas process works, please see this article on our support site.
Below is a summary of the outcomes of the review of the 2015 forum. The 2015 forum had 51 ideas which can be broken down as follows:
- Completed: 3
- In beta: 1
- Planned: 10
- Investigation: 3
- Under review: 19
- Backlog: 7
- Declined: 8
The ideas in the former ideas archive (now the main forum) have also been updated to reflect those ideas which fall under the major areas of our development focus. With the inclusion of the 2015 ideas, our performance to date in the Ideas forum can be seen below, with 29% of all ideas that have ever been raised being completed. The ideas forum will be continue to be reviewed periodically as we continue to assess areas for development focus for major themes and the delivery of continuous improvement.
The Digitised Content ideas forum remains open, with 25 new ideas raised in 2015. Below is a summary of the total status of all ideas raised in that forum.
- Completed: 14
- In beta: 1
- Planned: 11
- Investigating: 3
- Backlog: 18
- Under review: 14
- Declined: 27
Our performance to date in the Digitised Content forum can be seen below, with 15% of all ideas that have ever been raised being completed. The forum will be reviewed periodically as we continue to assess areas for development focus for major themes and the delivery of continuous improvement.
Often we see ideas in the same area and this can indicate that a theme of work is emerging in that area. We have completed the review for 2015 ideas as well as reviewed ideas from the ideas archive to identify those ideas we can address as part of our development focus.
We are also making a change to the forum this year to remove limited voting. Our forum provider has introduced this capability so we will be taking advantage of it. This means a return to a single forum, by merging the the main ideas forum and the archive forum. With no voting limits, we will no longer perform an annual refresh of the forum to reset votes as this is now unnecessary.
We’re excited to discuss the underlying problems and find solutions so we can to get to work on some of the ideas you have made in 2016.