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  1. Support for the Square payment gateway

    The Boston Athenaeum uses Square for our other payments and we would love to be able to use it with Aeon as well, rather than using another payment gateway. https://squareup.com/developers

    2 votes
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  2. Allow users in the Staff Manager to delete grid settings for multiple staff at once

    Currently, grid settings have to be deleted individually for each user in the Staff Manager. If a change is made to the layout template and grid settings need to be cleared, it can be cumbersome and time-consuming to select each staff person individually and click Delete Grid Settings. The option to select multiple staff and clear grid settings for all users selected would be preferable.

    3 votes
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  3. Adjust request limit logic so that photoduplication requests do not count against request limit.

    Requests submitted for photoduplication go to Awaiting Request Processing | Awaiting Order Processing initially. Because the requests hit Awaiting Request Processing, photoduplication requests currently count against a patron's request limit until they are moved into a photoduplication queue.

    Sites should have the option to choose whether photoduplication requests count against a patron's limit.

    9 votes
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  4. Accessibility for Aeon?

    Hi, I'm sorry if this has already been discussed, but is there any information about Aeon accessibility for people with disabilities? We have to do an accessibility audit, and the person I'm working with did a quick look and said he already saw problems.

    4 votes
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  5. Create addon to add an expiration date to a queue and automatically route requests once the date parameter has passed

    In the staff client, requests in the Item on Hold queue have no expiration, but most sites allow holds for 1-2 weeks. Create an addon that allows site to determine queue and number of days for requests to stay in that queue. When the number of days has elapsed, automatically route the request to another queue. EX: if a request is in Item on Hold and is allowed to be on hold for 2 weeks, set expiration for 14 days. When 14 days has passed, automatically route the request to Remove from Hold so staff can reshelve.

    31 votes
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  6. Permit scheduling of recurring Web Alerts

    We want to schedule our "Reminder: no paging on Saturdays" web alert to display on Fridays and Saturdays only. Currently, we have to move the Active Date and Expiration Date by hand each week.

    3 votes
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  7. When in Duplication Order Grids, add Print Call Slip to the standard ribbon

    It is common for us to pull an item from the stacks because a remote user has requested a duplication order, and we manage these workflows through the Order queues/grids, however, we have to open individual requests to print call slips, or leave this grid view and look for those requests in a Request queue/grid. It would be GREAT if printing the call slip was something that could be done for both individual requests, and multiple requests in this grid view.

    2 votes
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  8. Schedule Staff Notifications in Aeon Client

    We have recently been thinking about how we can improve our staff communications in the Reading Room. We often have instances where staff need to be alerted to special arrangements, updates or events in the Reading Room in a timely manner.

    It occurred to me that the functionality we are looking for is much like that available in the Aeon system when alert pop-ups occur for new requests for processing and users waiting to be cleared.

    It would be ideal if editable alerts could be scheduled so that when staff log in to the Aeon Client, a pop-up appears with…

    3 votes
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  9. Database fields - bigger, better, more flexible

    There have been multiple situations that our life would have been made much easier if we had more flexibility in the Aeon database fields. For example, it is often suggested to use "another unused field" to store data. We often run into the issue that these fields are character limited.

    The max length of any text field seems to 255 characters, which can be totally impractical for some purposes. I am assuming that this might be because of the MS Word mail merge character limit?

    Is there any reason why text fields could not not be expanded to something like…

    13 votes
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  10. Add a way to mark if this is a user's first time in the reading room

    Once a user is cleared, it is hard for other staff to know if it's that person's first time into the reading room and needs an orientation, etc. It would be great if it could be visually displayed somewhere in the user record or on the sign in table so that it's more obvious to staff.

    9 votes
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  11. Notification for duplicate requests submitted

    If a researcher requests something that is already on hold or in retrieval from a remote location, Aeon should alert staff to prevent duplicate paging or looking for things that are right behind them.

    38 votes
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  12. Ability to edit default batch process options

    We'd love to be able to edit the starting status and end status of the default batch process options (Check Out, Place on Hold, Reshelve Item, Item Reshelved, Item Delivered.) The default batch process rules don't recognize any custom queues, so whenever we process requests with a custom status it triggers a pop-up warning that the status is non-standard. Having to click through the pop-up each time really slows down our workflows.

    3 votes
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  13. Edit notes

    We would appreciate being able to edit the notes once they're in a user record.

    13 votes
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  14. Opening a request should not affect transaction "Changed Date" if nothing changes with request

    When a staff member opens a transaction record to view, it should not be logged in the history as an update unless something has been edited within the request. Having the transaction date adjusted for every time a request is opened and looked at is misleading and messes up the ability to track request changes properly.

    10 votes
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  15. Allow web alerts to be reordered after posting

    When a web alert is posted, it automatically shows in the web. When a subsequent alert is posted, it automatically appears below the first posted alert. There is no way to reorder Alerts once posted to show any that are the most important at the top.

    Ex: a site could have several alerts posted about hours, requesting, and an exhibit. Then they need to post an alert about a closure. This alert is the most important, but in order for it to appear at the top of the list, all other current alerts have to be set to expire so…

    8 votes
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  16. Staff would like the option to copy and paste an entire grid from the staff client.

    Staff have been missing this functionality since it was removed in Aeon 3.8 and would like to have it back.

    8 votes
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  17. Class material labels

    In future versions of Aeon, it would be a great help if we were able to (1) generate labels (aut, title, imprint, call number) to use for class material and an easy way to generate a word document-looking list of materials used in a class.

    6 votes
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  18. Import location information from a file without staff mediation

    Many sites have location information stored in a variety of non-public formats (Excel, Access, etc.). They would like to have the location information imported into the Aeon request automatically if the title or some other unique value matches.

    We have several sites who have asked about this but we need some additional info from you all. Who manages that file and do they typically have access to Aeon? How often is the file updated? Is it used for other purposes than special collections staff to know where things are? Could it (or a copy of it) live within the Aeon…

    7 votes
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  19. Populate scheduled date as current date on New Request form in client.

    Currently, when a staff person clicks the New Request for User button in the Aeon Staff Client (from a user record), the scheduled date field is blank. Most sites require this field for a request and find it would be useful to have this field populate when requests are submitted in the client, as well.

    4 votes
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  20. 8 votes
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