We need the ability to place multiple title level holds simultaneously on a bib record. The most common use cases are for patrons (or staff, for that matter) needing multiple copies of a title for a book discussion group or for classroom use.
Currently it is possible (with the appropriate permission level) to place multiple holds by doing one after the other, but this is slow, cumbersome, and tedious. There needs to be a way to place, say, ten copies on hold for paging with a single request. The requests, of course, would be subject to all the existing rules that apply to the patron record making the request, and to the availability and holdability of the items being requested.
There are obvious local policy and procedure issues involved here, so presumably this functionality would need to be optional so that consortia or libraries could decide who would have the ability, but I think it should be a possible option for either patrons or staff. It might be appropriate to include an optional upper limit on the number of copies that could be requested at one time.