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  1. 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.

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  2. 2 votes

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  3. 4 votes

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Option to rename and hide queue names for routing in staff client

    Perhaps, an enhancement is what we need to remove:
    Route to Acquisitions
    Recall Item
    Awaiting Acquisitions Notification
    Awaiting File Type Resolution
    Awaiting Recall Processing
    Awaiting ILL Processing – unless it can be edited to show as “In ILL Processing”

    4 votes

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  7. Way to easily set multiple grid layouts in staff client

    Currently you have to set each one up and there isn't a way to copy those settings from one grid to another.

    3 votes

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  8. 2 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 3 votes

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  12. Enhance remote staff client deployment options

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

    2 votes

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Allow Full Proxy users to import courses from CourseValidation in the web

    If the Instructor is unavailable to import upcoming courses from Course Validation, it would be best if their Full Proxy users were able to see those courses that are in CourseValidation for the instructors they're associated with. Right now these courses do not show at all to the full proxies unless the have already been imported either by the instructor or by staff via the client.

    2 votes

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  16. Allow staff to edit sort order from the client

    Currently, when an instructor adds materials from the web form, they are given a default sort order of 0*. When we add materials from the client side, they are given no sort order at all and there is no way to add them. This ultimately creates two lists of materials, the ones with no sort order and then the ones with a sort order of zero. There is no way of fixing this, short of deleting the materials added from the client and uploading them again from the web form.

    *When custom sort is enabled, the sort order will be…

    3 votes

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  17. 1 vote

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  18. Reporting on User information and Copyright information

    At the Access Services conference in 2017 Ares users mentioned they would like more reporting about User information and Copyright information.

    1 vote

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  19. Ability to limit which status(es) batch item upload will work with

    They would like for the batch item upload to only upload files for items that are at specific queues, such as 'In Stacks Searching' and/or 'Awaiting Scanning.' They would like for it to work the way Odyssey Helper does in ILLiad. This is because the batch upload functionality automatically routes the item to available on reserves. Staff might still have to do a few things with it, such as finish copyright processing.

    1 vote

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  20. Warning when cancelling a hard copy item if other courses still need it

    When an instructor or staff person cancels a hard copy item, we need a way to know if this physical book is still needed on reserve for another current or pending course item. A popup notice or something like that would be very helpful.

    For example, if a book is on reserve for several English courses, and one of the instructors decides to cancel their Ares item, we don't want to accidentally put the book back in the stacks since it is still on reserve for other courses right now.

    We also wouldn't want to put a book back in…

    3 votes

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