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  1. 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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  2. Turnaround time report

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

    9 votes
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  3. 8 votes
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  4. 9 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    12 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 13 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Web staff interface (read only)

    Staff would like to search and view items and courses

    11 votes
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  13. 6 votes
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  14. Allow instructors to submit multiple requests at once

    How would sites like this to work? Would the instructor need to create an Excel file? Or would they paste a series of citations and staff would have to interpret them?

    4 votes
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  15. Would like to organize items in folders versus tags on the web

    Sites who used to use Docutek miss the option of organizing items in folders. Tags don't seem to be as desirable.

    4 votes
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  16. 3 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. 3 votes
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  19. ADA compliant staff client

    Staff would like to be able to change the size/font without the screens being squished. Currently, increasing the font size or resolution on Windows makes certain buttons and menu options not visible.

    7 votes
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  20. Workaround security issues with edge browser in hosted LMS environment

    The MS Edge browser has become particularly stringent in enforcing security matters. In particular, when using Canvas (hosted) with an in-domain Ares server through LTI Edge will sometimes refuse to display the Ares interface. This has been confirmed while working with Angela. The workaround to move the Ares server is somewhat undesirable, as is reminding users to use a different browser.

    1 vote
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