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  1. Ares as an LTI Consumer

    The ability for Ares to send information via LTI to another system rather than just being a target. For example, the Avalon media repository system handles streaming media for reserves and it also used LTI. Faculty request items via Ares though. So, when a course is created in Ares, that information could be written into Avalon via LTI. Then sites could use the permalink from Avalon within Canvas.

    18 votes
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  2. If importing items from another course, prevent instructors from accidentally adding to the old course.

    When importing from the old course, that list of items that displays shows the old course info which has an option to add items to the old course. Instructors get confused and add it to the wrong course.

    17 votes
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    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Web Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. prevent instructor from making items available for dates outside the semester dates

    The student won't be able to see the item and the staff client forces staff to "correct" the dates anyways.

    5 votes
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  4. Option to store multiple documents for a single item

    This keeps the site from having to manually combine them into a new single document for storage with the item.

    9 votes
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  5. Turnaround time report

    Way to see how quickly items are processed from submission by instructor to delivery by staff (pending or available).

    11 votes
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  6. 8 votes
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  7. 7 votes
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  8. Prompt instructors for Date Needed by when importing/cloning requests

    The Date Needed By field provides important data for managing workflow and assessing quality of service provided by Reserves staff (i.e., what percentage of requests are filled by this date). We require this field when instructors submit new requests and would like to also require (or at least prompt for it) when importing requests from a prior course. Currently the Date Needed By from prior semesters clone, which isn't useful for managing workflow or for assessing service.

    3 votes
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  9. Automate update of client(s) during system update

    It would save a great deal of time during the update process to have the update of the clients included/automated. IT staff would not have to take further time after the main update to update individual machines (which can get quite numerous, the more staff that are involved in ares functions). thx:)

    4 votes
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  10. Allow routing rules to add a flag to an item but leave it in the same status

    Allow routing rules to place a flag on an item while keeping it in the same queue. Right now if you try to do that, it routes the item into a queue with the name of the flag instead of actually adding a flag and leaving it in the same status.

    2 votes
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  11. make the Ares web pages mobile responsive.

    Many libraries have mandates that their pages must be mobile responsive. This is also especially helpful when using Ares with a learning management system.

    13 votes
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  12. 8 votes
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  13. 9 votes
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  14. When importing items from another course, retain the custom sort order

    If you clone a course, it retains the sort order. But when a new course is created and then you try to import items from a previous course via the web, it loses the custom order.

    5 votes
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  15. Show item usage count from custom search

    Make it a part of the custom search but not in every grid result in the client.

    Sites seem to want this for reporting purposes versus processing.

    5 votes
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  16. 14 votes
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  17. Flag items with user notes

    When an instructor/proxy puts a user note in the online request forms, flag these requests with "User Note" or something similar, but keep them in the current queue. (This could be done in tandem with 17708071, which asked for the items grid to indicate when there is a user note.) Our instructors (unsurprisingly!) think that when they write a note, we are alerted to their note, but in many cases we never see the note, especially if they add the link or upload the PDF themselves.

    2 votes
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  18. Show usage count in grid of items on clone course form

    When viewing items in a course to decide which ones to clone to a new course, seeing the item usage is helpful.

    3 votes
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  19. Add Loan Period description field to all grids in the client

    It is missing from the Course record's items grid.

    4 votes
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  20. Web staff interface (read only)

    Staff would like to search and view items and courses

    11 votes
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