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  1. Allow WebCirc customization in Customization Manager

    Since WebCirc changes are not supported on Atlas hosted servers, it would be nice to add some customization options for WebCirc and WebReports into the Customization Manager.

    As an example, changing the status message that pops up when checking out a transaction for a blocked user.

    3 votes

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  2. Prevent the submission of auto-truncated data in request forms

    Summary by KAK: There isn't anything to indicate to users that their submissions will be truncated when they enter too many characters in request form fields. We've created a workaround by using the WebValidation table for PhotoJournalInclusivePages with a validation of ^$|^.{0,30}$ to represent the field is not required and may only be submitted when its character count is less than 30.

    7 votes

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  3. Improve functionality of the patron's search results webpage

    We would like to see improvements to the ILLiad search results webpage. These improvements would benefit all users, but particularly those users with a large number of requests or lengthy user history. Some suggestions provide by users:

    A method to reorder results in ascending and descending order.
    A method to limit/filter results by various values, such as Document Type.
    A method to limit/filter results by date received and/or date finished.
    A method to sort requests alphabetically, such as by title or author.

    Thanks!

    1 vote

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  4. 12 votes

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  6. Filter notifications on web to only show emails sent to the user

    Ability to filter notifications under the History > Notification’s page to limit only emails sent to the patron. Right now, this includes all emails sent from ILLiad related to that user's account such as emails that were sent to Acquisitions about purchasing a book.

    11 votes

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  7. Add autofocus to the first field on all ILLiad web forms (request forms, search page, etc.)

    It would enhance accessibility if each of the ILLiad 9.1 forms (request forms, search page, new user info, reset password, login, etc.) used the autofocus feature to activate the cursor in the first blank field. See: https://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_input_autofocus.asp We're working on adding this manually to our pages, but having it in the pages by default would be better!

    4 votes

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  8. Keep user on Main Menu Page after renewing an item

    If a user is on the Main Menu page and wants to renew a checked out item, clicking on the renew button directs the user to the transaction details. Instead, allow the user to remain on the Main Menu and display the success error so the patron doesn't have to navigate back to the main page.

    7 votes

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  9. Replace removed NotWantedAfter field and associated dropdown calendar on default web forms

    The NotWantedAfter field was removed as a default from the 9.1 ILLiad web pages. This should be be replaced, with the corresponding hidden field removed, and a dropdown calendar should appear when clicking in the field box, as in previous versions of ILLiad. This feature was appreciated by our patrons and desired for the 9.1 pages. (write up by Kerry).

    2 votes

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  10. Renew Button doesn't immediately reflect new status in the next page

    When you click the Renewal button on the ILLiadMainMenu.html page, it takes you to the page that shows all the information about the transaction but even though the status line tells the patron they have placed a renewal, the TransactionStatus still shows Checked Out to Customer, and the Renew button still seems to be active. If you refresh the page, then those update, but it's confusing to the patron.

    4 votes

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  11. Ability to reorder web Alerts so they appear in a different order on the web page

    Ability to choose the order in which the alerts appear on the web pages. This includes the #SYSTEMALERTS, #USERALERTS,#STATUSALERTS alerts.

    2 votes

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  12. Collapse the Electronically Received, Checked Out Items, and Outstanding Requests menus and all their items on the main patron web page

    Ability to collapse the listings under a link for each of under the categories of Electronically Received, Checked Out Items, and Outstanding Requests on the main page rather than listing all possible requests under each category. This would match the style for "Cancelled" and "Completed Requests" and also take up less room on the main page if the patron has a lot of requests in one or both categories. Otherwise, the patron needs to scroll through all three (3) category listings to get to the bottom of the listing.

    3 votes

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  13. Conditionally display due date on All Requests web page

    On the All Requests page in ILLiad patron web interface, make the display in the “Request Finished” (or similar) status appear without the due date, while the others retain them.

    1 vote

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  14. Department specific web alerts

    Allow staff users to set web alerts for certain departments as well as set them for multiple statuses at once.

    1 vote

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  15. Another button for "submit and place another request" that reopens the same form again

    This way the request form automatically appears and the users don't have to go back through the navigation menu.

    1 vote

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  16. Add an export option (Excel or other format in which data can be easily manipulated preferable) to the forms History > All Requests and Hist

    Many of our patrons need to download their request history to help with their bibliography, at least every six months (due to our data delinking schedule).

    In the old pages, this was possible with a simple copy and paste into a spreadsheet program.

    In the new 9.1 web pages, there is no easy way to export or print the full list of requests. (Copying and pasting will jumble the format; also, for article requests, key parts of the citation will be missing).

    Can you please add a data export option? Thanks! This is very important because we do delink routinely,…

    27 votes

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  17. Multi-language support for ILLiad Patron Web Interface

    Please provide multi-language support for ILLiad web pages or a Spanish language web interface option.

    3 votes

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  18. Ability to hide the AccountNo field in the Transaction Request Forms

    We'd like to be able to hide the AccountNo field in the Transaction request forms on the web. Right now, if we want Borrowing billing active with each patron being assigned a Default Account, the transactions created do not have an account selected unless we include this code:
    <select id="AccountNo" name="AccountNo" size="1" class="f-name"><#OPTION name="ValidAccounts">

    But we don't want the patrons to see that account at all. They don't need to know they even have an AccountNo. Right now there is no way to pass it through as a hidden value though.

    1 vote

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  19. Have ISBN Search populate the fields on the webrequest form

    The old GIST webpages for ILLiad had a function that allowed a patron to enter an ISBN into a search box on the webrequest form, search for the item, and have it populate the title, author, etc.

    1 vote

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  20. Allow staff to customize which transaction statuses are displayed under each heading in the patron interface

    I would like more customizable display options for transaction statuses in the patron interface. For example, once a patron clicks the "Renew" button, the request disappears from their checked out items list until the renewal is processed and routed back to checked out to customer. I would like items in the Renewed by patron status to also appear under the checked out heading.

    We use a lot of custom queues and would like to be able to manage where requests display in the patron interface.

    2 votes

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