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  1. Improve Web Proxy Automatic Capabilities

    The current behavior makes it too easy to create bad links. Instructors don't know if ProxyDefault is set to Yes and it will automatically break links to non-proxied URLS without the knowledge of the instructor. The actual link doesn't display on the Show Item screen and if the default functionality of letting WebLinks go straight to available is turned on, there's nothing to stop the broken links from immediately going live.

    Also, if there's a value in the WebProxy key, even if UseProxy is set to No, it will prepend the value if you click the checkbox and actually add…

    1 vote

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  2. Add a Copyright "Fair Use" check box to Ares web forms and functionality

    Add in a check box to Ares web forms so that requests (instructors/faculty) can indicate they are using an eReserve item under fair use. Possibly route items that are not a fair use to a queue for mediation. I hear Leganto has something like this.

    6 votes

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  3. Upload Video Files to Ares - allow for streaming

    This has being coming up a lot of us recently where faculty are actively asking for streaming versions of things. The problem we face is that we don’t have a great place to host streaming files at the moment. We are mostly using licensed streaming content from Swank or Kanopy, but we have run into issues with things we need to host locally. We have used Avalon and Panopto as solutions for hosting streamable content, but neither solution are ideal for us at the moment. It would be great if we could upload streaming content to Ares directly, much like…

    13 votes

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  4. Breakdown Clone Item Notes Options to allow by Type

    Clone Item Notes currently is YesNo and applies to Copyright notes, User Notes, and Staff Notes. Would like the ability to toggle per note type.

    2 votes

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  5. Set end date for full proxies.

    Many faculty only need a particular full proxy for one academic year, but there's no way in Ares to indicate when their access to the instructor's material should end. This is problematic for copyright and also because Ares addresses all emails to instructors AND their full proxies, which means proxies may get emails about all sorts of irrelevant courses after their work with the faculty member has ended. Having the option to set an end date (or end semester) would be very helpful. The full proxies could either be purged on that date or simply flagged for review.

    1 vote

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  6. Make <#DLL> tag more restrictive so won't output querystring parameters if the action was the exit/logoff action (action=99).

    UOttawa uses a language toggle JS button we put on their pages. If a user logs out and logs back in, the 99 form number is retained in the URL. If the user then goes to change the language, the JS will reload the page, within a separate web folder that houses the alternate language pages. Since the URL still has the 99 action, the user is logged off.

    1 vote

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  7. Add Routing button to the Shared List Item form's ribbon

    Add a Routing button to the Shared List Item form's ribbon. That way if a request is processed from this form, it can be fully processed and made available right from here. The idea is that if this is for a physical item, and a book is on reserve, then the books for all those individual shared list items would also be at the same status. Or if it was a link to a PDF or a website, then again, all of them would be at the same status.

    2 votes

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  8. Cloned items should inherit pickup location of new course, not pickup location of original item

    Cloned items currently inherit the Pickup location of the original item, not the pickup location of the new course. Most of the time this is fine, but when the location has changed it is inconvenient and easy to miss.

    1 vote

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  9. Ability to add additional information during LTI LMS course creation

    Particularly course department - when creating course and selecting semester dropdown, also offer other dropdown options. Please give us use cases!

    6 votes

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  10. Keep all tabs open when moving between processing sites

    We use multiple processing sites. If I have a search or an item record open, they automatically close when I switch to the other site. It would be great if that search or item record stayed active despite what site I'm on.

    1 vote

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  11. Accessibility for the client

    Would like ability to tab through options in staff client and customization manager and possibly accommodate a screen reader.

    5 votes

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  12. Review web interface for compliance with WCAG 2.

    Within the last year our institution (Towson University) reviewed the Ares web interface for accessibility prior to procurement. We did customizations independently and with Atlas Systems to improve the accessibility of the web interface, and suggest accessibility be part of the product plan. A report of our findings are available by request - jcaffrey@towson.edu

    14 votes

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  13. Being able to add individual items to multiple courses at one time, including instructor uploads

    Instructors would like to be able to add an item to multiple courses at the point they fill in the request form. For example, many of our faculty teach two or more sections of a course. Mid-semester they may add an additional article. After filling in the article form, it would be great if they could check off other current classes they'd like it added to at the same time. That way they do not have to go back and clone the item into each section.

    10 votes

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  14. Make Static Alerts on the GLogon pages editable from within the client.

    GLogon.html and GLogon2.html have spaces available for including static alerts that can be seen without logging in. Instead of editing the html of those pages to change those static alerts, it would be nice if it were editable in the client interface.

    1 vote

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  15. Ability to import citations from an Excel or Word document

    Submitted by ALA attendee: Many instructors drop off or email their syllabi. It would be nice if Ares could import the citations automatically from either Excel or by doing a screen scrape of a Word document, the way that Zotera does. This would save staff time on having to create requests from scratch.

    9 votes

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  16. Enhance Custom Search / Grid Batch Options: Email, Tags, & Flags

    Staff users should be able to send batch emails from custom search results and other search result/appropriate grid lists. Staff users need to be able to remind large numbers of users about retrieving inactive reserve items and responding to unfilled "I will supply" items. These should be sent to the instructor and proxies designated with the course that owns the item record.

    Staff users should be able to batch assign and remove tags in these same grids and custom search results.

    When staff users assign custom flags to multiple items and then look at a result list in Custom Search,…

    4 votes

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  17. Ares main menu auto updates

    Have the main menu update either when something changes or at time intervals such as every minute.

    1 vote

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  18. Course and user information comes from the load (overwrites Ares data)

    Course and user loads - changes to the user and course information loaded would overwrite the user and course information in the Ares database. There would be an option to prevent web users from editing their own user info and course info. Course and user info could be edited (overridden) in the staff client, but subsequent edits of the course and user info would not carry over after the client edits were made.

    14 votes

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  19. Remove tabindex=0 on elements that do not need focus

    the tabindex=0 should be removed from any elements that do not explicitly need to be focusable via tab. Screen readers users will be able to reach the text regardless whether it is in the tab order or not. It'll likely just confuse keyboard users.

    1 vote

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  20. Remove Inline Styles from IRFMenu.html

    The inline styles prevents us from being able to modify the menu via CSS.

    1 vote

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