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  1. Improvement to Borrowing Turnaround Times Report

    Currently, the report is generated with Articles, Loans, Overall, and Overall w/ Manually Processed tabs. The Articles, Loans, and Overall tabs are generated with the data of transactions that are automatically processed. What we need is a way to generate this same report with all of the articles regardless of automatic or manual processing (same with loans). With this data being lumped into the Overall w/ Manually Processed tab it is unhelpful when trying to discover total articles or loan turnaround times (not both together).

    What is most desired is a way to decide if the report is generated with…

    9 votes
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  2. Save some user demographic info with the request for reporting/statistics.

    Store demographics (ie, non personally identifying information, such as major or department) associated with a user request, to the request, not just the user.

    This would allow us to know better understand ‘how many requests were submitted by BIOLOGY majors’ in a given period of time vs. having those BIOLOGY requests migrate to a new major when USERS change major or vice versa.

    3 votes
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  3. More ItemInfo and UserInfo fields

    Consider increasing the number of ItemInfo and UserInfo fields to more than 5 each. We have already used up all of the ItemInfo fields and have had to re-purpose existing fields to collect the additional information we need in our borrowing requests.

    6 votes
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  4. Allow Request Notes to be Edited

    I often need to delete notes I have just added to a request because I realize that there is a typo or I want to add to the note. It would be very helpful to be able to just edit the existing note rather than having to delete it and add a new note.

    5 votes
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  5. Extend database field length for ISSN

    Extend the max field length for the ISSN/ISBN field beyond 20 Characters. Users sometimes copy/paste an ISBN with a prefix (e.g. ISBN: 1234567891234). If they do that with a 13-digit ISBN, the last digits are cut off.

    8 votes
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  6. warning when request is open by another user

    Enable a pop-up message that would indicate when a request is open by another user

    3 votes
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  7. Include more high contrast skins in ILLiad

    Customer requests more high contrast skin options for ILLiad. "in general if there is a dark background a light font is better. Dark on dark is difficult to read." More details and pictures in ticket 8724.

    26 votes
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  8. Limit Number of Library Symbols added to the Lending String with Custom Holdings

    Add ability to customize the number of libraries that are added when using Custom Holding to create the Lending String.

    Many libraries want to create shorter lending strings (less than fifteen) so that requests are not out for potentially weeks before being filled. Currently, in order to create shorter lending strings you have to manually add library symbols or remove library symbols after using custom holdings to auto-generate a string.

    5 votes
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  9. Integrate WSILL IFM Refund in ILLiad

    WSILL allows libraries to initiate refunds when erroneous charges are applied. Now that Undo Shipped is not an option for IFM requests, this functionality is needed.

    9 votes
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  10. Include ability to batch update records

    I realize that this could be very dangerous and should be locked down behind something like the database manager, but having the ability to batch update records (transaction, user, lender, etc) in ILLiad would be a huge time saver. There are times when local data or workflows change, and the ability to change more than one record at once would open up a lot of possibilities.

    1 vote
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  11. A key to determine if request auto opens (or doesn't) when it's the only item in a queue.

    I would like to be able to control if a request will automatically open when searched or when a queue of one is displayed.

    Primarily, I want to be able to STOP the request from opening automatically. Many times we search for an item to see info, or route to an active status, and auto opening just slows down our ability to do this as we wait for the request to render.

    1 vote
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  12. Bring Back UNDO Shipped for all requests

    Is it possible to have the ability to UNDO Shipped brought back, or have another way to undo a request?

    12 votes
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  13. It should be an option to allow staff to close out of the "password change" window.

    It should be an option to allow staff to close out of the "password change" window so that they can choose to change your password later.

    1 vote
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  14. Make the "Save" button larger on request screens

    Currently the "save" button is small icon on the top of the window for patron records and updating lender records. Please make it the same size as the other buttons.

    2 votes
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  15. Address validation for shipping

    UPS and FedEx will charge for address corrections. https://www.ups.com/us/en/help-center/sri/glo-addcorr.page
    https://www.franklinparcel.com/what-is-an-address-correction-charge/

    Would be nice to have an address validation app to check addresses and flag incorrect addresses for review before shipping to save on address correction

    45 votes
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  16. Overdue Workflow Enhancement

    Add option set a time to auto-route extremely Overdue requests (e.g. those which have received notice 3 + 30 days) into a custom queue indicate that the item is lost and an invoice needs to be created.

    2 votes
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  17. Change or remove Awaiting Secondary Label Printing process

    Awaiting Secondary Label Printing is confusing and sometimes student workers process things in the wrong way and items end up in this queue. Note that OCLC doesn't get updated properly when items are marked found in this queue.

    2 votes
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  18. Flag or add a notification of some sort sort to identify stale requests.

    It would be nice to be able to see requests that are sitting around in queues when they should have moved on or some action might need to be taken by staff. An example would be items that have been sitting in Request Sent for too long with patrons not getting their materials in a timely fashion.

    12 votes
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  19. When manually routing a request to a new status, display the name of the new status in the confirmation message

    In the "Confirm Manually Change Status" box, the only message is "Are you sure you want to manually change this status?"

    If this included the new status (eg "Are you sure you want to manually change the status of this request to ____?") this would improve the confirmation process and help to catch when staff accidentally click on the wrong status in the dropdown menu.

    27 votes
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  20. ISSN/ISBN automatically added on "request sent" page

    When sending a borrowing request in ILLiad, have ILLiad bring the ISBN/ISSN from the record selected over from the work form to the main request page, as it does with OCLC numbers/titles. This would help ensure accuracy with the standard number and assist with collecting stats.

    4 votes
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