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  1. Move ILLiad to cloud

    It'd be great to replicate the great ILLiad on the web so that staff can work remotely.

    9 votes
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  2. Improve retrieval of Alma holdings when there are multiple volumes.

    ALMA doesn't have holdings for each volume when there are multiple volumes, so in z39.50 only the most recent volume is pulled up in the search. Is there a way for ILLiad to handle this better? If not within z39.50, then via an addon maybe? (This is from ticket 8080)

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  3. Add Preferred Name Fields in the ILLiad Patron Record

    Currently ILLiad has Last Name and First Name fields in the patron record, but other databases on our campus, including our ILS, have the additional fields of Preferred First Name, Preferred Middle Name, and Preferred Last Name. It would be great if ILLiad would add these fields.

    8 votes
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  4. Enable credit card payments in ILLiad

    I noticed that Aeon can accommodate credit card payments. For our purposes it would be great if ILLiad do the same. We have a home grown tool that allows individuals and companies not affiliated with our institution or another academic institution to place requests for copies of articles or to borrow books. We facilitate these transactions via web forms and credit card payment through cybersource (a 3rd party secure payment system). Essentially, we would like to be able to manage these types of requests in ILLiad.

    8 votes
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  5. Create an alert to catch Connection Manager hangups.

    From ticket 887: It would be nice if you could develop some sort of alert to let you know that the server needs to be restarted. By the time I realize anything might be wrong things are already pretty bogged up.

    Maybe something that allows an alert to check Connection Manager with no downloads in 2 or 4 hours or similar. Configurable per site due to volume variation. This would be for when Connection Manager is running but gets hung up for whatever reason and requests do not download from OCLC as they should.

    8 votes
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  6. 8 votes
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  7. Simplify renewals processing in both borrowing and lending

    Can the due date in the "Renewed by Customer to MM/DD/YYYY" queue be copied automatically into the Due Date Field in the Transactions table so staff don't have to do this manually (and and NCIP message be sent too if needed). If we do automatic renewal processing in Lending, when a request comes in can it have it's due date automatically updated rather than staff having to push a button?

    8 votes
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  8. 8 votes
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  9. Printdocumentspath etc - Allow for the use of cloud based drives like Box, Dropbox, OneDrive

    When ILLiad needs to access shared documents like those often in the PrintDocumentsPath, allow for the use of cloud drives like Box, DropBox, and OneDrive.

    8 votes
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  10. Add the ability to anonymize ILLiad transactions

    There have been requests for a tool to allow sites to anonymize ILLiad transactions similar to the old break the user link scripts. Would like to be able to preserve stats while maintaining confidentiality for patrons.

    8 votes
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  11. RapidR

    Include functionality for RapidR in ILLiad.

    8 votes
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  12. Want to print Borrowing Notes specifically on a lending request

    Site would like a way to print the Note or a way to select what notes to print. The problem is that the Borrowing Notes show up first, but other notes show up after that. They want the Borrowing notes to show up on the Print template, but because the Borrowing Notes are not the last note, it does not show up on the Pint template. It would also nice to just have a field called Borrowing Notes and print that.

    8 votes
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  13. In-library use option for checking-out and checking-in items in Web Circ

    Could you provide a Web Circ option for checking-out and checking-in in-library use items multiple times for a patron? Currently, we don't have an electronic means of tracking when an in-library use item has been removed from our ILL pick up shelf or is being consulted by our patrons.

    7 votes
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  14. 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…

    7 votes
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  15. automated email confirming return via Web Circ

    When loan is checked in via Web Circ (and status changes from Checked Out to Customer to In Transit From Customer), ILLiad automatically sends email to patron confirming return. Patron receives confirmation of returned ILL + helps ILL staff reduce claims returned situations. Email would simply acknowledge return, including the TN, title, author, etc.

    7 votes
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  16. Proxy User Functionality

    We have teaching assistants/administrative assistants/research assistants who are asked to request materials on behalf of an other ILLiad user. It would be helpful if a proxy account could be created for these assistants to create the request, but for the primary user to be responsible for the item (loan) and notified of delivery (article).

    7 votes
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  17. Re-design how RUSH requests are auto-routed and assign service level

    Lending to Rush University (Docline symbol ILURUS/OCLC symbol IDL) and every request comes into the Awaiting RUSH Request Processing queue inaccurately assigning a service level to Docline tickets that don't have that service level. Ticket 5397

    7 votes
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  18. Allow lending staff to set a document type which would modify the due date

    For videos etc. the due date is different than standard loans. When the request comes in from OCLC or any other system, we don't yet know what format it is necessarily. But when staff choose that format in the document type field, ILLiad could change the due date to a new value based on a customization key.

    7 votes
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  19. warning when request is open by another user

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

    6 votes
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  20. 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.

    6 votes
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