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  1. Reverse sort order option in ALMA for Digital Representation list displayed in Primo for a Bibliographic record

    If you attach several Digital Representations to one bibliographic record in ALMA, and each representation has one file attached, then all those Digital Representations (with their file) will be displayed in the U-Resolver display in Primo for the bibliographic record.
    In this scenario, there is currently no way in ALMA to alter the sort order of how the Digital Representations display in Primo. The default is alphabetical order, or numeric order. It would be useful to be able to choose reverse alphabetical or numeric order. This would allow a scenario where the year could be placed at the start of…

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      0 comments  ·  Digital  ·  Admin →
    • Add a print option to tables

      Printing tables off in Alma can only be achieved by either printing the page (makes for poor results), or exporting to CSV and formatting that document.

      Please see the attachment for my suggestion.

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      • Share GES configurations from the NZ to the IZ

        Would like to set up GES configurations in the NZ and be able to share those configurations with the IZ. Example, ERIC, Amazon, Google Scholar, and ProQuest Dissertations.

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        • Move the cursor for expired patron pop up

          When a patrons account has expired the location of the cursor on the blocked account pop-up window is 'Renew'. The default location of the cursor should be moved to Cancel or OK as it's too easy to hit enter and renew the account accidentally. Renewing an account should be a chosen action, not the default

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            0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
          • Add the creation's hour on borrowing requests

            My idea contents 2 concepts :
            1) We would like to see the hour when the borrowing request was created.
            When we have a lot of requests, we would like to be able to make a choice and treat the older before the newest.

            2) We would like to sort the borrowing requests by differents ways. Presently the borrowing requests are ranked by alphabetical order of the title.
            But when you have a lot of requests, like us, sometimes a new request arrives before that you treated the ancient.
            So maybe could it be useful if we could rank the…

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            • Allow sorting of itemized set members similarly to logical set results.

              In Manage Sets, enable sorting the members of itemized record sets by title, creator, and publication date, similar to the criteria available for sorting results of logical sets. Currently our only option for sorting the members of an itemized set is by exporting to Excel and manipulating the resulting spreadsheet, which doesn't allow for clean sorting by the same criteria.

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              • Barcode field should be active when "Set Barcodes" opens

                When receiving physical items, "Receive and set barcodes" should open the "Set barcodes" dialog box with the barcode field active. This would remove the need to click in the field before scanning in the new barcode.

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                • Change color of "suppress from discovery" and other checkmarks

                  It is difficult to tell at a glance based just on the color of the check mark whether a holding or bib you're working with has been successfully suppressed or unsuppressed when you click on it. Going from faded yellow to bright yellow is not very obvious, especially for those who are already struggling with font size.

                  Could it not be a completely different color? Maybe yellow/black?

                  This would be easier than having to go back and look to see if the eye is present or not.

                  6 votes
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                  • Ability to edit a location instead of creating a new one

                    We are aware that this is a fulfillment configuration, but it is one which causes problems with acquisitions.

                    We would like the ability to 'edit' existing location codes that would automatically update everything within those locations to the new location, including holdings, items, and PO lines...rather than having to create new locations and move things before deleting the old location.

                    This would eliminate the problems with "change physical items" jobs that don't change locations for things with no items attached (common with serials).

                    This would also eliminate the problem of POs becoming unlinked from holdings when a location is changed.…

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                      1 comment  ·  Acquisitions  ·  Admin →
                    • calendar

                      Is it possible to help cut down on data entry within the calendar? For example, I run a 24/5 schedule (which looks like open 00:00 - 23:59). When I want to have exceptions where I reduce hours for the short time between semesters, I have to set up 2 exceptions for each day of the break which can last one to two weeks. If Monday is regularly what I wrote above, I need Monday exception #1 to be closed from 00:00 - 7:59 and Monday exception #2 to be closed from 23:00 - 23:59. This shows that my open hours…

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                      • Resource Sharing Letter Preview Link

                        Currently Resource Sharing letters must be printed out. Is there a way to add a "view it" link so that staff can preview the letter when printing is unavailable?

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                        • Fulfillment Network - Institutional drop down menu for patron/item

                          Fulfillment Network - find patron/item from another institution: Currently in Alma, when selecting either an item or patron from another institution, the drop down menu is in a random order. There should be a way to change the sorting of that list (alphabetically for example). This menu can be found in the Manage Patron Services, Return Items, and Scan in Items.
                          This carries over to Primo for users placing requests. Both the institution and fulfillment network scopes. The pickup institutions should be listed alphabetically.

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                          • Shopping cart icon with Electronic Portfolios or Physical Items search in Alma UX

                            In the Alma UX, if you do an All Titles, Physical Titles or Electronic Titles search and a POL is attached, a shopping cart icon appears.

                            If an Electronic Portfolios or Physical Items search is done, the indication of POL is "Additional Order." Have to click on Other Details to get indication that there is a POL.

                            Could the shopping cart icon appear to indicate a POL when an
                            Electronic Portfolios or Physical Items search is done?

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                            • Obligate the user to choose a pick up location in the resource sharing form

                              On Renouvaud the users could fill in a form to request an article or a book for the Inter Library Loan.

                              But, they don't read all the form and much of them don't choose a pick up location.

                              The problem is that if they don't choose one, a "default pick up location" is selected.

                              We would like that the drop down menu begin not with a pick up location but a little sentence which ask the user to choose a location (see attachments).

                              Thanks !

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                              • Browzine : Journals with multiple sources

                                Libraries who are using Browzine are exporting our journals holdings file using a Google Scholar XML schema. For titles that have multiple sources, Browzine will based on their own algorithm to determine one source to be made available to the users in the Browzine interface. According to Third Iron, this "choosing algorithm" is designed to pick the source that has the widest coverage. This is fine in most of the cases but if we want to override this "decision", we will need to write in to Third Iron.

                                Suggestion: To consider having a designated field in the portfolio record for…

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                                • Display all work orders when binding items

                                  When I want to bind two items together, there is a screen which allows me to pick a work order type. But in this screen, only work orders that have been defined on the institution level are displayed. Work orders on library level are not displayed and therefore can't be chosen.

                                  Solution: Display all work order types when binding items.

                                  We want to create a work order type on library level for our binding workflow.

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                                  • Create a space for customer-submitted documentation sharing

                                    It would be nice if ExLibris customers could have a space where we could all submit documentation on what we're doing. For example, if one institution has figured out how to configure something, they could either upload files outlining the steps they took to do it or write them out or maybe both. This space should also be searchable, and possibly have ways to limit by things such as which system(s) you use, whether you are a local or hosted customer, etc.

                                    This would be easier than checking the listserv archives and it could be collaborative in nature. It would…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                    • Note Type

                                      Have the options to create different Note Types under the patrons note tab.

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                                      • Read only view of user record information

                                        There is a need to provide our faculty librarians with a role that allows for a read only view of the user record information e.g. user details, addresses, contact details, etc.

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                                        • configure automatically library in portfolios accordingly to library set up at electronic collection level

                                          At the moment, the Library input in an electronic collection is not pushed in the field Library in the relative portfolios.
                                          We want the Library in portfolios the same as Library in electronic collection... automatically, without using the job Change electronic portfolio information > Set owner.

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