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  1. 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.

    88 votes
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  2. 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. 

    29 votes
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  3. The ability to increase the font

    The ability to increase the font.

    9 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    7 votes
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  8. 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.

    1 vote
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  9. 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.

    5 votes
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  10. 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.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Set web session timeout by patron type/status

    From customer: We have a faculty member complaining about the web session. We have it set at 10 minutes since so many of our patrons use shared/pubic workstations. Is there any way to individualize web session times by patron type?

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  15. Allow the document type to be set on default ILLiad web forms

    Use case: A library would like to offer the option for patrons to request a loan in ebook format and process through the Occam's Reader addon. We have set this up as an option with an Item Info field currently, but it would be helpful to be able to use Document Type where this info seems to live more naturally. The other workaround considered was changing the default loan form for GenericRequestLoan but this seemed like a lot of extra work (include_menus, OpenURL Mapping, Validation, etc.) just to add a new value. So if we ever get to make changes…

    2 votes
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  16. Navigation should be wrapped in a nav tag or given a role of navigation

    This makes the navigation easier to navigate to and clearer that it is a navigation when using a screen reader.

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/nav

    1 vote
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  17. Update lending pages to same style as the other Updated Default Pages

    This is necessary because there are multiple ILLiad lending pages that need to be completed for new web tune ups. The changes between the default pages and the updated defaults are different enough that it would be difficult to repeat the changes for each customization as they come in. It will be much easier to have the same starting point for lending pages as we do for borrowing pages.

    1 vote
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