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  1. Allow regular expressions in the OpenURL mappings to account for irregular date formats

    Allow regular expressions in the ILLiadValue OpenURL mappings to account for irregular date formats.

    Some dates for articles don't adhere to the date formatting that ILLiad expects, so it would be nice to use a regular expression to pull out just the parts of the rft.date tag needed.

    3 votes
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  2. Ability to suspend patron from loans while still allowing requests for article copies.

    We have users who cannot be trusted with book loans, but I still want them to be able to request articles. I'd like a way to block loans but not articles.

    28 votes
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  3. Integrate with NNLM Delivery

    NLM is now running something similar to OCLCs ArticleExchange. https://delivery.nnlm.gov/ Provide integration options for ILLiad.

    2 votes
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  4. Fix the grid control for client addons.

    The grid control causes ILLiad to freeze for a verrry long time when it tries to display a table with more than a few dozen results in more than a couple columns. It seems like displaying large amounts of data would be its intended use, so I'm guessing something about it must be broken?

    https://atlas-sys.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ILLiadAddons/pages/3149388/Grid

    1 vote
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  5. ILLiad Event Hook for Borrowing Item Shipped

    Would it be possible to create an event hook that would trigger when ILLiad detects that an item has been updated to Shipped in OCLC? Currently, my code is regularly checking the Request Sent status for a new value in the DueDate field, but it would be preferable to have it triggered by a system event.

    12 votes
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  6. Provide automated reminder notice when borrowed item is not picked up

    We would like to send an automated email to patrons an email reminder to pick up borrowed material if they have not checked out the material a few days after getting initial notification.

    23 votes
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  7. Improve the Billing Manager!

    We need a better and easier way to generate lost book invoices.

    36 votes
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  8. Flag or add a notification of some sort sort to identify stale requests.

    It would be nice to be able to see requests that are sitting around in queues when they should have moved on or some action might need to be taken by staff. An example would be items that have been sitting in Request Sent for too long with patrons not getting their materials in a timely fashion.

    12 votes
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  9. Allow renewal requests while patron blocked

    Allow patrons to submit renewal requests for other books even when they're blocked (with web access) for other overdue items. Maybe even add an option on the user account to let us pick and choose who we give this privilege to.

    3 votes
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  10. Add a Mark Found/Scan Now button to borrowing requests

    This button is in Lending and DocDel. Often we find items online or they are delivered via Email from the lender. It would be so much quicker and easier to open the request and hit a Mark Found Scan Now button to import the document instead of going out of the request and opening the Electronic Delivery/Borrowing Scanning. It would save a number of clicks and steps and time.

    35 votes
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  11. 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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  12. When manually routing a request to a new status, display the name of the new status in the confirmation message

    In the "Confirm Manually Change Status" box, the only message is "Are you sure you want to manually change this status?"

    If this included the new status (eg "Are you sure you want to manually change the status of this request to ____?") this would improve the confirmation process and help to catch when staff accidentally click on the wrong status in the dropdown menu.

    27 votes
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  13. Add renewal yes/no and renewal request options to the AddESPUpdate command

    It would be nice to be able to respond to renewals and make renewal requests via the AddESPUpdate command in server addons. Renewals in both Borrowing and Lending could be completely automated.

    EDIT: Updating to Returned would also be nice. Really, just let us change the OCLC status in any way the system already can.

    1 vote
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  14. When processing incoming borrowing requests, allow to search on any number the same way it works to process lending returns

    You receive a book in borrowing and the default search box is TN, which you almost NEVER have...you usually just have the OCLC ILL number or the not-helpful TN from the lender. In lending, there is one box from which to scan any number when processing lending returns. Would like this same feature in borrowing side.

    29 votes
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  15. Canceling Lending request when OCLC request is Cancelled should not cause Connection Manager error

    Currently, if you use the Cancel option to Cancel a lending request when the OCLC status is Cancelled or Record not Found, it will cause a Connection Manager error. While staff can avoid the error by using the routing option to move the request to Cancelled by ILL Staff, it would be helpful if the Connection Manager or the Cancel option could be updated to avoid generating an error so that all Cancellation transactions can be handled in the same manner.

    3 votes
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  16. ISSN/ISBN automatically added on "request sent" page

    When sending a borrowing request in ILLiad, have ILLiad bring the ISBN/ISSN from the record selected over from the work form to the main request page, as it does with OCLC numbers/titles. This would help ensure accuracy with the standard number and assist with collecting stats.

    4 votes
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  17. Extend database field length for date field

    We regularly receive requests for microfilm reels from patrons who cannot fit the request information into this field. For example, if there are specific dates from different months and years, this never fits. We always have to contact the patron and ask him/her to put this information in the notes field. If the date field for loan requests could be longer, this would be very helpful to us.

    2 votes
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  18. Change how system auto-creates and inserts due date for Lending requests

    At Stanford, we often page books from one site to another and this can take a bit of time. We want the DueDate to reflect when we mark the book as Shipped, instead of when we first open the request. It would be beneficial if changes to this functionality also improved the client's ability to deal with server addons or workflows that bypass opening the request form, entirely, since those requests can wind up missing the due date on pull slips.

    3 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Consistency with overdue notice schedule settings & disabling notices

    Currently LendingReminderDaysBeforeOverdue and BorrowingingReminderDaysBeforeOverdue adding value of 0 will disable lending reminders. However, in the other keys for scheduling the overdue notices, a 0 value will send the notice on the day the item is overdue.

    It would be helpful if these keys worked the same way and all allowed the ability to disable the notice if you want to send less than three notices with the automated service.

    5 votes
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