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  1. Allow for sorting by Article Title instead of Journal Title in the web

    Currently, Article Title is appended to the Journal Title field for displaying in the web, making it impossible to sort on instead of Journal Title.

    4 votes
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  2. Convert Ares to use UTC time

    This would allow the times to display correctly for each site's time zone regardless of where the SQL server is hosted.

    2 votes
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  3. Support for addons within the Ares item forms

    This came up because sites want certain fields like ItemInfo2 to be a dropdown. If they make a whole new addon form/tab it's not easy to see, but we think they could have a section of the request form.

    1 vote
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  4. Create a secure file upload method for client (using web platform)

    Currently the client uses FTP and it should use another method to increase the security and not rely on FTP protocols.

    2 votes
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  5. Change item deletion process to be safer and allow some form of undelete/recovery.

    If a staff user deletes an item, it would be good to have that delete "delayed" until the end of the day in case it needs to be recovered immediately.

    1 vote
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  6. Show which staff member added a user note

    Have an "added by" field for user notes like there is for item notes.

    3 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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  8. Group items by title for hard copies to shorten list for web users

    On the course info page, if a title has multiple physical copies available on physical reserves, that list of the title is cumbersome. If they could automatically group by the title, and expand to show each ItemID, that would make the list easier to navigate.

    Reordering of items that is possible by instructors would have to take this into account.

    3 votes
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  9. Allow LTI to create course in Ares if a student clicks on it first

    LTI will create the course if an instructor clicks on the link but if a student clicks on the link it says "course not available - contact your instructor"

    4 votes
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  10. Add call number to fields on the web used for cloning

    A site would like to add the call number field to the items tables on the web that are used for cloning/importing items into courses. The staff feel that the call number is an essential piece of info for faculty. We are not able to add this column in, or modify the tables at all, without breaking the functionality of the checkboxes.

    2 votes
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  11. Staff would like to have scanned items automatically moved to the web

    Instead of having staff open the form in the staff client to process the items, they would like a utility to scan that folder and automatically move them.

    This could be an issue if sites are scanning ILLiad and Ares items to the same folder.

    2 votes
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  12. Allow Ares to receive additional attributes, such as first name, last name, email, and department, from Shibboleth.

    Allow for Ares to recognize additional user attributes in remote auth headers. User status (student, faculty) would also be helpful. The info would be used to populate the user record in Ares.

    2 votes
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  13. 3 votes
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  14. Indicate within the items grid if there is an instructor note

    Don't show the note(s) themselves but put some indication in the grid to make it more obvious.

    2 votes
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  15. Enhance remote staff client deployment options

    This is currently possible but does not support all remote deployment infrastructures.

    2 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Need more granular staff permissions for the Ares client.

    This has been a pressing need for us for many years, and never seems to make it into the development priority list. Collections librarians, as well as learning/curriculum support librarians are constantly asking for access to the Ares client in order to understand what kinds of materials instructors in their subject area are adding to their course lists. But there is no way currently to provide client access without also giving access to user's information as well. Also, we really want them to have "view only" access - not to be able to change or delete materials that instructors have…

    9 votes
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  18. Make copyright fees based on "clicks" versus enrollment

    Currently, Ares copyright through the CCC has fees based on enrollment in the course. That value can be determined by a number supplied for the course or actual Ares users signed up for the course.

    However, there is no guarantee that all of those users will click on the item and view it. Several sites have requested that Ares use the "pay per click" model of copyright fees so that they are only paying for actual views.

    It's possible that the per click payments could be higher than the "bulk rate" of course enrollment. I'm not clear if we could…

    3 votes
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  19. Automatically Install log4d.props

    Install the log4d.props file automatically with the Ares server installer.

    1 vote
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  20. Allow admins to mark some fields as required on item screen in staff client

    One use case we have now: We want the "Nature of Work" on item screen to be required in order to enforce staff's input in this field. It should allow admins to configure in the system which field should be required.

    4 votes
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