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  1. Add autofocus to the first field on all ILLiad web forms (request forms, search page, etc.)

    It would enhance accessibility if each of the ILLiad 9.1 forms (request forms, search page, new user info, reset password, login, etc.) used the autofocus feature to activate the cursor in the first blank field. See: https://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_input_autofocus.asp We're working on adding this manually to our pages, but having it in the pages by default would be better!

    4 votes

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  2. Show WorldShare's "Lost" button in received borrowing loan requests

    WorldShare has a "Lost" button that appears on all all Received loans (including overdue items and those in any renewal status, even renewal denied). When you click the "Lost" button, the item moves to "RECEIVED_MISSING" in OCLC, which makes it much easier for the lending library to close the transaction once they receive the replacement payment for a lost item.

    It would be helpful to have the ability to choose "Lost" on the OCLC record directly within ILLiad, in the OCLC ribbon alongside Complete/Receive/Not Received/Return/etc.

    3 votes

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  3. Keep user on Main Menu Page after renewing an item

    If a user is on the Main Menu page and wants to renew a checked out item, clicking on the renew button directs the user to the transaction details. Instead, allow the user to remain on the Main Menu and display the success error so the patron doesn't have to navigate back to the main page.

    7 votes

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  4. Add a refresh button to the ILLiad user - Requests tab.

    It would be nice if you could refresh the status and number of requests in an ILLiad user (request tab) without a close/reopen.

    1 vote

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  5. 4 votes

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  6. Allow borrowing library to update OCLC Status to RECIEVED if still in CONSIDERING status

    It would be really helpful if borrowing libraries could update the OCLC Status to Received if the lending library forgets to update the request to Shipped, but the borrower receives the item anyway. We then have to contact the lending library and hope that they update the status to Shipped before the request expires. Even having a warning message pop up in ILLiad when trying to check the item in that says the status is CONSIDERING would be incredibly helpful.

    3 votes

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  7. Allow tracking of multiple renewals for one request through ILLiad

    Currently ILLiad will only track the first renewal for a request. However, many lending libraries allow for multiple renewals, and with current closures this is happening more frequently. It would be helpful to have ILLiad route and track renewals for requests beyond the first one so that the due date in borrowing requests match what the lender has determined.

    33 votes

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  8. Turn off animations on Due Date calendar in Client

    When trying to change the due date in ILLiad using the built-in calendar, moving through the months using the arrows results in an animation, and you can’t scroll to the next month until the animation stops for the current month. It’s just a fraction of a second, but when we receive a generous renewal of several months, it’s an annoyance to have to wait for the animation before moving to the next month, rather than having the month load instantly as it does in many built-in calendars in other software/apps. (Workaround: I'll try to get in the habit of typing…

    1 vote

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  9. 4 votes

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  10. Separate email notification template for Library Use Only loans

    Loans marked Library Use Only should have a separate notification template.

    Being able to explain the process for a Library Use Only item without merging it with other notifications would reduce patron confusion. Further, we are now allowing patrons to set their own preferences for Loan Delivery Method, and are mailing some materials. If a patron is set to Mail To Address, ILLiad skips the In Transit queue and immediately sends out notifications! We've had to put in place a special custom queue, and a special custom email, and rely on staff to catch that a request is marked Library…

    4 votes

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  11. 7 votes

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  12. Routing Queue saved to Quick Access Toolbar should remain after logged out of ILLiad.

    Currently, routing queues added to the quick access toolbar disappear once someone logs out of ILLiad. It would be nice if the quick access toolbar saved any customization instead of having to added routing queue every time someone logs into ILLiad.

    1 vote

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  13. Sites should be limited to view Web Alerts to only those created by their staff

    For sites within a consortium, it would be a good idea to limit sites to view Web Alerts only to those created by their staff i.e. limit to view those created by their NVTGC.

    The delete option also should be restricted to the Web Alerts created by their own staff/NVTGC. Otherwise their is danger of the wrong alert (Alert of another institution) inadvertently getting deleted.

    1 vote

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  14. 3 votes

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  15. Replace removed NotWantedAfter field and associated dropdown calendar on default web forms

    The NotWantedAfter field was removed as a default from the 9.1 ILLiad web pages. This should be be replaced, with the corresponding hidden field removed, and a dropdown calendar should appear when clicking in the field box, as in previous versions of ILLiad. This feature was appreciated by our patrons and desired for the 9.1 pages. (write up by Kerry).

    2 votes

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  16. Refine Transaction Permissions for Borrowing Write in ILLiad Staff Manager

    Currently in ILLiad Staff Manager, under Transaction Permissions, if a staff is granted Borrowing Write permission, that person will be able to access, modify, process and impact all Borrowing TNs. We would like to be able to limit staff to Check In From Lending Library and Print Receives functions only, and deny the staff the ability to modify TNs in Awaiting Request Processing queue and other more "sensitive" queues.

    2 votes

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  17. ILLiad does not pull all data from Docline when an ISBN for a book is provided

    For example, the field will be "978-0". This leaves staff without entire citation and have to go back to Docline to retrieve it. It would be great if this were fixed

    3 votes

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  18. Allow Address number field change

    When a new lender address is created, an address number is automatically assigned and that number cannot be changed. Please allow that field to be edited in case we want to re-arrange the order of our addresses. Some addresses are used a lot more often and we want that to be 1 or 2 but cannot right now. Thank you.

    11 votes

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  19. Allow conditionals based on OpenURL fields

    We would like to be able to add a function to the OpenURL configs such that we can take a value and interpret an ILLiad value from it.

    For instance, as rft.lib=UNIV needs to translate to LendingString=EMU.

    We had scripts for this before, but we're migrating to OpenURLs and APIs, so this enhancement would be very appreciated.

    1 vote

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  20. Renew Button doesn't immediately reflect new status in the next page

    When you click the Renewal button on the ILLiadMainMenu.html page, it takes you to the page that shows all the information about the transaction but even though the status line tells the patron they have placed a renewal, the TransactionStatus still shows Checked Out to Customer, and the Renew button still seems to be active. If you refresh the page, then those update, but it's confusing to the patron.

    4 votes

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