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  1. Display Logic: shared NZ choices in IZ

    Currently, the Display Logic settings are limited to IZ resources only; they do not allow choices for resources that are shared from the NZ among several institutions.

    For example, my library offers unmediated CCC document delivery for certain Wiley titles we don't subscribe to. So when I set the display logic rule, it should be "Hide service Full Text with Electronic collection = CCC Get It Now Wiley if exists service Full Text with Electronic collection = Wiley Online Library." However, because the Wiley Online Library ecollection is shared in the NZ for my consortium, it will not appear as…

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      0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
    • Display Loan HOUR in Patron Services and Manage Item Returns

      Currently the Patron Services and Manage Item Returns screens display the DATE an item was loaned only. It would be helpful if they also displayed the HOUR. On the Patron Services screen, it takes extra clicks to review the Loan History in the Actions menu. On the Manage Item Returns screen, it is impossible to view the hour -- you must go to the item's history, which isn't accessible directly. The hour is already displayed in the Patron Services Due Date and Manage Item Returns Returned Date fields. I hope it is easy to add the hour to the Loan…

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      • Create a parser parameter for 'domain' that can be used in Dynamic URLs

        We have electronic services that comprise portfolios from multiple publishers, and the portfolio URLs link to the publishers' websites rather than a common platform. Currently, this means that Alma can only link to the journal level, unless we edit each individual portfolio to use a Dynamic URL. However, because the structure of the URLs after the domain is consistent, we would be able to apply a single, article-level Dynamic URL at the Service level if Alma had a parser parameter we could use in place of the domain. Here is the URL format with a couple of examples:

        http://{domain}/content/{rft.volume}/{rft.issue}/{rft.spage}
        http://www.eje-online.org/content/176/3/349

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        • [Alma] - export items job - csv format - always add / embed in double quotes as text qualifiers / delimiters

          Right now in Alma, when running a job to export a set of Items in csv format, double quotes are added only to values containing commas (see attached example).
          Which is not wrong at all, but it would be much better (e.g. for postprocessing the file in a text editor or using regex) if the double quotes were always added by default in the .csv format.
          For example, right now is.
          03149898,Machine à lettres,MeMo,Book,"Magnani, Julien",AM 22800
          but it would be much easier to process if it were:
          "03149898","Machine à lettres","MeMo","Book","Magnani, Julien","AM 22800".

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          • When using the Excel tool, instead of results.xlsx, can Alma not name the item by the title of the search? For instance, if we're looking at

            When using the tools function, instead of results.xlsx, could Alma not name the item by the title of the search? For instance, if we're looking at the set from a saved repository search, the Excel file could use the name of the set.

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            • Proxy Patron feature

              It would be outstanding if there was some way to track when a proxy was added to a patron and/or set an expiration date for that proxy relationship. As it stands, as far as I can tell, there is no way to discern when a proxy was added. Further an automated feature, that will expire a proxy relationship after the end of a semester, for example, would be great.

              Thank you

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              • Report on workflow profiles assigned to resource sharing partners

                We would like the ability to report on the workflow profiles assigned to Resource Sharing partners. This would allow us to easily determine the partners which have borrowing and lending workflows assigned as well as easily seeing the particular workflow profile assigned to each, including those which are shared amongst multiple partners.

                At the moment this is checked by selecting each individual partner. If this could be added to the export available on the Tools option in the partner list we could easily retrieve the required information without the need to manually check every partner. This will be particularly useful…

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                • Possibility to configure that a patron can login into his/her account in Primo AFTER expiration date, to view open fees / fines and or loans

                  Currently a patron whose expiration date has passed is not able to log into his/her Primo account. The patron can neither see open fines/fees nor loans.

                  We suggest:
                  * institution-wide option to allow or permit users read-only-access to there Primo accound after patron’s expiry date (in Alma)
                  * user manager role not necessary to do any changes in role expiration dates.
                  * no additional functionality outside Alma needed that uses the API to achieve the goal.

                  33 votes
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                  • Make the list price box on the create pol form interactive.

                    Make the list price box on the create pol form interactive, so we do not have to click on the box, remove the 0.00, and then key price. This would be helpful in other places in Alma, as well.

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                    • Embargoed resources displaying in Primo

                      Currently records from within an embargo period are discover-able to end-users via Primo.
                      The user then thinks we have access to the records and selects it only to be presented with No full text available.
                      Embargoed records are outside of our coverage range and should not display in our discovery interface.

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                        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                      • In Metadata Editor, open records by MMS id directly

                        It's common to have a list of MMS ids that need to be worked on in Metadata Editor. The current workflow is to do a repository search, be taken out of MDE, click "Edit Record" and wait to be slowly taken back into MDE.

                        It would speed things up *tremendously* if there was a way for users in MDE to input an MMS id and just have the record open up straight away.

                        6 votes
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                        • Add a print test page option to printer action menu

                          It would be great to have a simple way to test Alma printers, rather than having to go through a workflow to print something out. I think a good place for this would be on the action menu for each printer.

                          27 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                          • Add API call to fetch all holdings and items associated with one bib record (MMSid)

                            It would be great to have a single API call to fetch all holdings and items related to an MMS id, which would return all this data in one big XML file. The way it works now, if you want to get, say, all of the barcodes for all items associated with a single MMS id, you have to do an api call for every holding record. So if you have a bib that has one item in 6 different locations, you have to do 6 API calls.

                            24 votes
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                            • Reminders : extend the Add reminder functionality to other roles (only Cataloger now)

                              Reminders functionality could be more effective if extended to other roles than only cataloger role. At least Electronic and Physical inventory operators should be able to add a reminder on a Bib record in a repository search result.
                              The managing of reminders from Cataloging menu can be limited to catalogers.

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                              • Delete line from Reminders when record is deleted

                                When a reminder has been added on a bib record, the record can be edited in the MD editor. But nowhere one can see that this record has been deleted from repository. Cataloger so work on a 'ghost' record.
                                Could the Reminders list be updated when records are deleted? The Reminder line could either be deleted or marked as 'record deleted'.

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                                • Please increase the font size or give us the option to increase it please.

                                  Please increase the font size or give us the option to increase it please.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                  • Purchase Requests API

                                    A Purchase Request API is needed. This would allow the library to seamlessly integrate with internal systems.

                                    From Francois Renaville: "We asked for this in May 2016 and were told in July 2016 (case 00222634 - API for Purchase Requests?) 'that API for purchase requests is on the Alma road map for 2017. Currently, there is no release date.' No news since then."

                                    15 votes
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                                    • Approved Purchase Requests should NOT appear in My Task List

                                      The purpose of the My Task List is to highlight and provide easy access to Tasks which are awaiting processing. Only InReview and new, unprocessed Purchase Requests should appear in the Task List.

                                      Ex Libris Response: "After the request is approved (or rejected), it is moved automatically to the Unassigned tab (thus, populating the Tasks list) for reference purposes. Users with the Selector - Extended role can delete requests (e.g. from the Unassigned tab), this updating the counter in the Tasks list."

                                      We maintain that this is a bug, not an enhancement request -- Ex Libris has not yet completed…

                                      28 votes
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                                      • Custom Favicon

                                        Support the ability for an institution to upload a custom favicon. Favicons make work easier when staff have multiple tabs open so they can switch back to Alma quickly. For example, someone may have a tab open with their Primo site, and a tab for the Library of Congress. A local favicon for their institution would allow them to quickly identify the Alma tab and switch back to it.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                        • Vendor contacts need phone extension added

                                          When adding a new contact to the vendor location, there could be numerous people using the same base number, but with different extensions. Can you add a space to allow entering the extension?

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