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  1. Automatically populate Material Type and Terms of use dropdowns in request forms

    In the physical request form in Primo it is common for there to be a single value in the Material Type and Terms of Use dropdowns. It is common for users to click on these dropdowns to see what the options are only to find there is only a single value to choose from.

    When there is only a single value to choose from it would be nice if The Material Type and Terms of Use fields were displayed to the user as not editable and with no dropdown displayed. This would save the user having to click into the…

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    • Automatically populate date and end time in booking request form

      When placing a booking in Alma or Primo you need to choose a starting date then a starting hour followed by a starting minute. You then need to choose an end date then an ending hour and an ending minute. This is a lot of clicks to place one booking.

      It would be nice if the end date, hour and time could be automatically populated based on the Terms of use of the item (so if the loan period is 2 hours and the start time is 2:30 then the end time could be automatically populated to say 4:30). If…

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      • Include "External Name" in Bib API results when returning the location of an item

        We're using the Bib API for several Alma integrations and have noticed that Bib API calls are returning just the "Location Name" for the location of items. We're of the opinion that the "External Name" should also be included in the Api results, as this is the location text that should be presented in public interfaces. Please include the "External Name" field in addition to the "Location Name" when returning the location in Api calls.

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        • reporting code

          Can secondary and tertiary reporting codes be added to both Analytics and "manage sets" in Alma?

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          • Work with more vendors who provide SUSHI to make them Alma-certified

            Factiva and PLoS both provide SUSHI credentials, but they do not work with Alma, and are not currently an Alma-Certified SUSHI vendor. Please work with them so that we can draw our Factiva and PLoS usage via SUSHI.
            Thanks,
            Amy

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            • Metadata clean up

              It would be great to alter the material type of items whilst they item is still on loan, so that an item with a material type of "none" could become a book.

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              • Add option to remove deleted License records in Alma

                Please consider to add another option 'remove' above the 'delete'
                option for License records.

                Reference to Case number 00451834.

                Thank you for your good consideration.

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                • Enable customization of Receive New Material columns

                  We would like to have the ability to completely customize the data elements in the Receive New Material columns. Vendor name, for instance, which is not a current column option, would be helpful. Our library, like many others, combines Receiving and Copy cataloging functions, so Brief Level would be an extremely useful column to see at point of receipt, in order to enable easy identification of bibliographic record quality.

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                  • Hire an English/Technical writer to create accurate and detailed instructions

                    Hire an English/Technical writer to create accurate and detailed instructions. I can't find instructions I need in order to create and print orders to vendors to whom we do not order via EDI's or email.

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                    • Ability to log in as user to a user's Library Card

                      It would be nice to be able to log in to a user's Library Card as that user for various reasons, mainly related to seeing what the patron can see (which letters they are selected to receive, which loans are present and which can be renewed by patron, etc.).

                      This has been an immensely helpful feature within ILLiad, and with the ability to integrate Alma and ILLiad and allow users "one" library account to manage rather than several, it would be very helpful in troubleshooting users' questions over the phone or via email.

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                      • 1 vote
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                        • Allow reserves citations from Network Zone electronic portfolios

                          When adding a citation to a course reading list through a repository search, that search is currently limited to the IZ. However, for consortial Alma implementations, there may be significant electronic inventory managed in the NZ, and that becomes unavailable to reserves. When doing a repository search to add a citation, NZ electronic inventory should be available.

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                          • reporting codes

                            We find the information available from reporting codes really useful, but staff often forget to apply them when creating a PO. We'd like to have the option of making reporting codes a required/compulsory field

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                            • Add additional error code to Renew loan API when an item has been renewed but the due date hasn't changed

                              The Users / Renew Loan API (https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/users/POST/gwPcGly021r0XQMGAttqcPPFoLNxBoEZNUiGwQUr+MuAI+35dTBcVUmYayAq/vUq/0aa8d36f-53d6-48ff-8996-485b90b103e4) currently only returns two errors - "Loan ID XXX does not exist." or "Cannot renew loan: Loan ID XXX." This API should return an additional status of "renewed, but due date didn't change" when that applies to the item in question. This would allow our locally developed catalog, which uses the Alma APIs for requesting items, to provide more complete information on why certain requests fail.

                              8 votes
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                              • "Send to Ex Libris" option under portfolio Action button

                                If possible, add the "Send to Ex Libris" button under the Action button for a portfolio. The option only appears if I do an electronic portfolio repository search. If I go to the portfolios from the services tab, the option is gone. That is a lot of extra steps of making changes to a portfolio and then sending those changes to Ex Libris.

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                                • Different Sorting Option in Funds List Display

                                  I would like to see the addition of the sorting mechanism based on status that is found in the vendors list added to the display of the Funds List Display that can default to "Active" funds. Since the default seems to be all the funds that have ever been appear, it would make more sense to mimic the "Active", "All", "Inactive" that is used for "Vendor Status" than ask users to click on additional facets for "Fund/Ledger Status".

                                  I don't know what is more favorable among customers (the current facets or the mimicking of status as shown in the Vendor…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Ability to create a set of holdings records in Alma

                                    Currently in Alma you can conduct a repository search to create a set of physical titles (bibliographic records) or physical items (item records). Although you can do an Advanced Search of certain data fields in holdings records, there is no functionality to create a set of holdings records.

                                    (You can create a set of titles or items and run the manual jobs: change physical items or change holdings information. Unfortunately, the set of physical titles include all holdings records linked to the bibliographic records (including holdings records you may not want to change). And you don't always have search criteria…

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                                    • Batch update of role expiry dates via the UI

                                      Batch update of role expiry dates via the UI.

                                      We have hundreds of student staff who have expiry dates on their roles (see attached for an example). Every semester, we have to manually edit each and every role for every student. This process would be so much easier if we could choose multiple roles and then batch update the expiry date.

                                      Thank You! Lisa

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                                      • Leave Library and Location blank using Browse Shelf Listing within the Metadata Editor

                                        The August update allows Alma to limit Browse Shelf Listing to specific Libraries and Locations. This is fine when it is wanted; on the other hand, using Browse Shelf Listing directly from a holdings record (i.e. Alt+C in the Metadata Editor) defaults to limiting the search to the library and location in the holdings record (i.e. the 852 subfields $b and $c). I prefer the Library and Location fields remain blank (as they do when opening Browse Shelf Listing from the Resources tab) unless the user chooses to set limits.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Implement Just in Time (JIT) SAML provisioning

                                          With Just-in-Time provisioning, you can use a SAML assertion to create users on the fly the first time they try to log in. This eliminates the need to create user accounts in advance from a SIS or FTP file download. Only an authenticated user would be created once validated through the login process. JIT provisioning is common in larger systems like SalesForce.

                                          31 votes
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