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  1. Remove Date Needed By when cloning/importing

    When cloning requests in the client and importing from the web, the Date Needed By clones along with citation information. However, this date is useless since it is from a prior semester; moreover, it causes problems when calculating the number of requests filled by the instructor's Date Needed By (an important metric for assessing service). This date should not clone/import with the rest of the information. Or at the very least, institutions should be able to choose whether this clones (or not).

    5 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Cloning  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Web users can't click on the row but it looks like they can.

    Ideally, if they click on the row and not the link at the left most column, it should default to "View Item"

    13 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Web Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Don't show "edit" option in web if instructor isn't allowed

    Right now it takes the instructor back to the home page with an error message versus just not allowing that link to show in the first place.

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Web Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your participation and support of this UserVoice story. This request has been included in the Ares 4.7 release and is part of the new, default Item menu. This menu can be downloaded as part of the Ares 4.7 default web pages, but shouldn’t be uploaded until after you’ve completed the update (prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/ares/Ares+..).

    For more details about Ares 4.7, please see the Release Notes: prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/ares/Ares+.. and contact Atlas to schedule your update.

  4. Hide "View this item" link for physical reserve items

    On the Item Info page, it shows a link for this but it doesn't go anywhere.

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Web Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your participation and support of this UserVoice story. This request has been included in the Ares 4.7 release and is part of the new, default Item menu. This menu can be downloaded as part of the Ares 4.7 default web pages, but shouldn’t be uploaded until after you’ve completed the update (https://prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/ares/Ares+4.7+Web+Page+Changes).

    For more details about Ares 4.7, please see the Release Notes: https://prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/ares/Ares+4.7+Release+Notes#Ares4.7ReleaseNotes-AresClient and contact Atlas to schedule your update.

  5. prevent staff from accidentally removing URLS from lots of items at once

    If you edit a URL to correct something it will sync those values. But if you delete the URL accidentally, you can no longer find all the items that used to have that URL and are now blank.

    2 votes
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    released  ·  0 comments  ·  Staff client  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Addons to use Chrome, Firefox, or other browsers

    Currently, the Ares addons default to emulating IE 7. A registry key was added in version 4.4 to default it to now emulate IE 8 if it is installed on the workstation. Otherwise it will emulate IE 7.

    There is currently no way to get the addons to use Chrome, Firefox, or other browsers.

    IE is an obsolete browser and many websites don't work optimally in that browser. It would be best to be able to open links from the addons into the user's default browser.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Addons  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your participation and support of this UserVoice story. We’re happy to report that the newest version of Ares (4.7) now provides support for the Chromium browser in the add-on system. For more details about Ares 4.7, please see the Release Notes: https://prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/ares/Ares+4.7+Release+Notes#Ares4.7ReleaseNotes-AresAdministrativeTools and contact Atlas to schedule your update.

  7. Create CourseInfo1-5 fields, similar to the ItemInfo1-5 fields

    There is a need for some additional fields on the course form that can be used to track local information, similar to the ItemInfo1-5 fields in the item form. Some of the info we like to track is specific to entire courses, not just individual items. Such as, whether there is a required textbook for the course.

    Also, it would be great if some of the unassigned fields could have drop-down menus enabled (like the Nature of Work field in the item form).

    4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Courses  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow export of saved custom searches

    Currently, only a newly created custom search allows you to export to Excel. Add the export option to saved & loaded custom searches.

    5 votes
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  9. Allow staff to edit multiple items at once from any grid

    Multi-select items and change any field to a new value. For example set the shelf location to "Stacks" for 5 various items without opening the records.

    Also need to figure out what fields aren't allowed to be edited this way and prevent that.

    13 votes
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    released  ·  3 comments  ·  Staff client  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Remove chat feature from web interface

    If no sites are using this feature, it could be removed. Please speak up if you are using this feature.

    2 votes
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    released  ·  0 comments  ·  Web Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Copy CourseValidation information to courses created via LTI

    This site is setting up LTI and they have CourseUser Loads. They were wondering if a user and a course were created via LTI, would it pull over their information from the validation tables?

    First, I found that if a user has validation information in the UserValidation table that is not specifically mapped in the LTIFieldMappings table (like phone, address information, etc), it WILL bring in that information from the UserValidation table during the user creation process when they come in via the LTI link.

    However, I also found out that Course information that is in CourseValidation will NOT carry…

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  LTI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your participation and support of this UserVoice story. We’re happy to report that this request has been included in the Ares 4.7 release and information sent during Course loads can now update courses created via LTI. For more details about Ares 4.7, please see the Release Notes: https://prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/ares/Ares+4.7+Release+Notes#Ares4.7ReleaseNotes-AresAdministrativeTools and contact Atlas to schedule your update.

  12. Modify the web DLL to allow it to run from one physical location

    If a site has multiple sets of web pages (for remote auth, CMS, etc.) it can be difficult to remember to replace the Ares.DLL file in each of those folders. This change will have all of those web directories use a single copy of the Ares.DLL file.

    1 vote
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    released  ·  0 comments  ·  Web Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add support for at rest encryption of the import data used for Course and User loads

    The data is transferred in encrypted format but then lives on the server in plain text currently. This would support the file being encrypted and decrypted as needed by the System Manager.

    1 vote
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  14. Improve efficiency of GroupItem tag on courses with a large number of items

    When the course info page is displayed on a course with a large number of items it takes a considerable amount of time to load the page.

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