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  1. Integrated OpenAthens Support

    Build in support for OpenAthens without the use of Shibboleth or EZProxy.

    20 votes
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  2. Have Chrome (or FireFox) be the ILLiad default browser

    Several of our library's databases don't play nice with IE anymore, so when searching for an article while in ILLiad, we have to cut and paste the link into another browser before we can continue the search. This would (hopefully) be eliminated if IE were not the default browser.

    103 votes
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  3. Remove trim function from ILLiad web password login

    When users log into ILLiad web form to make requests or manage their Illiad account, the ILLiad.dll is trimming spaces from the beginning and end of the password entered. Through LDAP we use our campus Active Directory credentials to let users log into ILLiad. Our campus now has active directory password requirements of including a space (to create a pass phrase). Some users are choosing to put the space at the beginning or end of their password, and because ILLiad is trimming spaces, they cannot log into ILLiad. I don't think ILLiad should be altering passwords entered by the patrons…

    5 votes
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  4. Easy Article Request Submitting for Users using DOI or PMID in ILLiad Web Client

    If a user has a PMID or DOI they could insert that number or URL into a field when requesting an article. Once the number/URL is in the correct field it would automatically fill in all the needed citation information so they do not have to. A users that may not know how to use the automated database search and fill ILLiad request may like this feature. Also the user that has many request that need to be placed.

    4 votes
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  5. Update patron web pages and the ILLiad web DLL to comply with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 (level AA) guidelines for accessibility. 

    Update patron web pages and the ILLiad web DLL to comply with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 (level AA) guidelines for accessibility. 

    33 votes
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  6. Display of Tracking Table on the Web

    Add ability to customize which statuses from the tracking table display to the user on the ViewDefaultDetailed.html page

    1 vote
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  7. Status-Specific changeuserinformation form Validation

    on behalf of New Mexico State Library: We would like the ability to have a status-specific ChangeUserInformation form validation. As a referral center for our state, small libraries throughout the state have ILLiad user records to place requests that we process on their behalf. We would like to require different user information on those user records than we require for our other patrons who are individuals working in state government.

    1 vote
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  8. Enable auto-population of citation information thru the users' Lending login

    To better serve former Loansome Doc users (as well as others), it would be helpful to have the ability to auto-populate the citation information thru the lending login. This feature exists in the borrowing login. It's easier for our patrons and more accurate for our staff than having patrons fill in the information manually or email it to staff.

    2 votes
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  9. The ability to increase the font

    The ability to increase the font.

    11 votes
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  10. Default setting for Accept non-English Set on User Record

    Add a setting to the user records that would apply their selection of Accept Non-English field as the default on all requests from that user

    via Site Visit with WVU

    2 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. Include Display Status in any call to the API that returns a Transaction Status

    Currently, Display Statuses are not returned with Transaction Status information when using the API.

    Our library is using the API to integrate ILLiad into the patron account interface; it would be very helpful to be able to use the Display Status table to mask the queue names.

    2 votes
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  13. Include the Renewal button for each request on the ILLiad Main Menu by default

    Renewing is more streamlined if you can see the Renewal button for each request on ILLiad Main Menu. Please include in the next batch of default web pages to be released, or as an easy alternative.

    Currently possible with additional web work.

    3 votes
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  14. Ability to upload request from Reference Citation service

    Our researchers often use Reference Citation services such as RefWorks, EndNote or Zotero to create bibliographies. We would like for them to have the ability to upload a batch/list of items from a service like this or from an excel spreadsheet.

    6 votes
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  15. Make "terminal" statuses customizable

    We have some statuses that are effectively terminal (eg "Supplied via consortial system"). However, these will remain in patrons' Active Requests in the web interface forever, unless they are moved to Request Finished or Cancelled by ILL Staff. It would be great to be able to add to what statuses are considered no-longer-active.

    8 votes
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  16. Allow FORMSTATE tag to persist through webpage workarounds.

    When a workaround is used on the webpages to display something outside of the usual ILLiad workflow, it breaks the tag and doesn't allow OpenURL to route the user back to their request. Ideally, the formstate would persist through the workaround, and the user would be routed back to their request instead of dropped onto the main menu.

    2 votes
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  17. Allow API to truncate field lengths needed for acceptance

    The way the API currently functions is that if an entry in a field is too long for the database to receive the call falls. It would be nice if the API was able to truncate the field to the appropriate length so the call would still go through but the offending field would be automatically trimmed to the needed length.

    1 vote
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  18. Add Captcha challenge to login and password reset pages

    Captcha might prevent the recent scripted logins which are resulting in fraudulent lending requests.

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  19. Expand the borrowing statuses in which patron cannot cancel.

    Not sure if this goes in the web interface. We have some custom queues we use for items that we've already ordered and do not want to have the ability for a patron to cancel. Right now can only specify cannot cancel if item is in the "Request Sent" status.

    1 vote
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  20. Ability to remove loan information from web pages.

    Many libraries take advantage of NCIP integration with their ILS and thus manage loans (due dates and renewals) directly with their ILS, thus patrons are encouraged not to log into ILLiad web pages to perform those tasks. However, there is no easy way to remove or hide that from the web pages.

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