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  1. 10 votes
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  2. Allow us to adjust the number of times a journal is requested before it appears on our copyright list.

    If CONTU is not law, and our institution decides that 10 requests is the definition of replacing a subscription, we should be able to change a setting in ILLiad so that we can easily follow our own guideline, rather than ignoring the list and reconciling all titles at the end of the year.

    3 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    5 votes
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  5. 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).

    5 votes
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  6. Split out the lenderaddresses address fields into street addresses, city, state, zip

    Separate the lenderaddress 1-4 fields into street1, street2, city, state, country, zip etc for easier reporting, searching, mapping, etc.

    11 votes
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  7. 21 votes
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  8. Lender Addresses with Invoices that are Active

    Lender Addresses linked to Invoices that are Active (even those marked Paid) cannot merge with another address. The only option currently is to manually change or delete invoices first. Please consider allowing Paid invoices to not be considered "Active

    1 vote
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  9. Support for New Docline "NLM Unique ID" Requests

    Since New Docline's initial release, NLM has continued to add and refine features. One feature that has changed recently is an improved ability to handle requests based on NLM Unique ID. This is in addition to requests for articles with a PMID and "manual" requests.

    Request by NLM Unique ID is great for requesting print books that NLM owns (since they are such a reliable lender) as well as for all journal articles that are not indexed in PubMed, but for which a journal-level bib record exists in NLM's LocatorPlus catalog.

    In fact, New Docline's "Borrow - Unique Journal ID"…

    1 vote
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  10. 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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  11. Connection Manager

    Make sure the Connection Manager does a full check of the Pending status during each cycle run and not just after midnight or after a service restart. This is from ticket 10049.

    2 votes
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  12. Printing Multiple Requests from a Queue--Simplify Process

    Ability to select and print multiple requests from a queue without having to navigate through the merge template process. While it is possible to use the Print Selected Requests option from the Process ribbon, the process requires manually opening a template and completing a merge process.

    Ideally, the process would work like other batch printing processes where users are prompted to view/edit a word merge template.

    3 votes
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  13. DOI - improve DOI searching options

    Instructor wants to just put in a DOI for an article request and feels that since that is a unique identifier for an article that it should be all he needs to enter. Make this work unmediated, either via an enhancement or via an addon, that would be really great! Ticket 5983

    17 votes
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  14. AddESPUpdate - Returned for Borrowing requests

    If possible, it would be really nice to have the option to use AddESPUpdate - Returned for Borrowing requests. I currently have an addon that mass-adds tracking numbers that we also use for Borrowing returns, and it would be awesome to be able to automatically update those requests as Returned if they haven't been already.

    1 vote
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  15. Send Renewals Requests Automatically without Assigning New Due Date

    Enable the Send All Renewal option when AutomaticRenewals key is set to No.

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  16. Have the Patron ID number viewable on the request page.

    Currently, you can only see the patron's name, address, status, delivery methods on the patron tab in Borrowing. You have to use the "View User" button to access the patron's ID number. This would help eliminate a step when you need the ID number for accessing library accounts and fines in an ILS.

    4 votes
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  17. Add a back button to DOCLINE ribbon

    Add a Back button on docline ribbon. It is unclear that users can hit the backspace button - especially since this kind of functionality lends itself more to "browsing" so people might want to go back to a previous screen.

    1 vote
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  18. 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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  19. Cover sheet for Lending Requests

    Add the ability to apply a coversheet on the lending side which would allow lenders to include copyright information as required by the CONTU guidelines.

    2 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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