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  1. 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.

    14 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 8 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. 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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  7. Allow sorting of tags in something other than alphabetical

    Several sites have requested this option but their examples are always Week 10 coming before Week 2 in the list. Are there other examples for needing to customize the order or is it only for the weeks?

    5 votes
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  8. 14 votes
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  9. Web staff interface (read only)

    Staff would like to search and view items and courses

    14 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.

    5 votes
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  12. 7 votes
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  13. 7 votes
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  14. 8 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  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.

    8 votes
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  20. 3 votes
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