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  1. Improve financial forecasting of subscriptions

    It would nice to have more functionality in terms of subscription financial forecasting.

    Although we can roll over subscriptions with a blanket % increase, we would like to be able to input and overwrite this where we know price increases will differ.

    In addition, where we know the increases for multi-year agreements, these can all be set in advance, allowing for more accurate encumbrance figures.

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    • Make the SAVE button more prominent on the Invoice Screen

      I have had a suggestion from my staff to make the SAVE button on the invoice screen more prominent. We have several workflows where one person puts an invoice in review and then it is checked by a second person before moving to In Approval. We have discovered that the incidences of someone hitting SAVE & CONTINUE rather than SAVE in the new Alma interface has increased. When we looked at the old interface versus the new, we discovered that that SAVE is now white and much fainter. At least having it the same color or size I think would…

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      • "Select All" checkbox for In Process Items

        When changing the status of In Process Items there is no “Select All” box at the head of the column, often there are multiple copies and we want to apply the same status change to all the items on the list.

        Instead of having to check the box next to each item in a list we would like to suggest that on this page (and other pages where applicable) that a “Select All” checkbox* be added.

        *as is the case on some lists such as “Patron Loans” and “List of Items”.

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        • Ability to suppress the structure of a Digital Collection from Discovery (Primo)

          When a Collection is created in Alma the structure is visible in Discovery (Primo). We would like to suppress from Discovery the structure of a Collection in Alma. For example, we've created a Collection for which the structure is internal. We don't want to make it visible or accessible by users. As an example, please check out the Collection Discovery page: http://labordoc.ilo.org/primo_library/libweb/action/collectionDiscovery.do?menuitem=5&vid=41ILO_V1&colayout=grid&inst=41ILO
          The collection we want to suppress from Discovery is “ILO Digital Inventory”. To manage collections internally and control what is being visible in Discovery may be useful to other Libraries. If only Alma could have a box that…

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          • More possibilities for the Alma Color Theme

            In the new UI, libraries can manage branding in Alma by selecting one of 6 basic colors (blue, purple, red, green, brown, orange). This configuration can only be made by a General administrator and is valid for all Alma users. We would like:
            - a larger variety of colors (proposing the 216 web-safe colors would be fine);
            - the possibility for any user to define their own Color Theme: color experience may be very different from one individual to another and giving everyone the possibility the use a convenient color would be appreciated.

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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
            • Re-sequence MARC fields by each tag when running a normalization rule

              Currently, after running a normalization rule on a set of bib records, the bib records display the 5XX fields out of order, e.g. 500, 546, 506 etc. This occurs even after running the CnmarcBibReSequenceTask as fields between 500 and 899 are not sorted, or sorted only by hundreds (this was the information given to us by a member of staff when we reported the issue on the ExLibris Customer Portal).

              Having all fields in the correct order would ease any future cataloguing needed on these records, or when staff members view the record for work purposes.

              I've attached an example…

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              • Add "Search within results" box on a set

                Hello,

                It would be very useful if we had a search box of "Search within results", on a set we created with indication rules.

                Thanks.

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                • Add the ability to record enumeration in portfolios

                  More and more frequently, we have access to multi-volume e-resources where each volume has its own static URL (and therefore, its own portfolio) and all the e-volumes are linked to the same bib record, the same way a multi-volume print resource's volumes would be. I'd like to see an enumeration field in portfolios so that volume information (not the same as coverage) can be recorded, indexed, and displayed.

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                  • hold renewals

                    I believe that it would be more efficient to patrons if we did not allow renewals on items requested as a hold by other patrons

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                      1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                    • Integration through AWS Simple Storage

                      Our consortium currently maintains an SFTP server exclusively for transfering files from our student information system to Alma. The server must be maintained and monitored at a cost to us.

                      I would like to be able to configure Alma to retrieve the files from Amazon Simple Storage Service (AWS S3). File transfer would be over secure HTTPS and would cost us only a few pennies annually. Implementing this would allow us to retire the dedicated server and simplify our internal IT dependencies.

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                      • Universal Viewer: Hard Coded 'Attribution - All Rights Reserved'

                        The Universal Viewer for Alma-D images has a hard coded 'Attribution - All Rights Reserved' statement that appears for each image the universal viewer is configured.
                        The Attribution statement should only appear for those representations, a copyright statement is defined.

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                          0 comments  ·  Digital  ·  Admin →
                        • Add link to 'note' tab in actions menu

                          We quite often have to add notes to electronic collection records that advise users of outages. Some vendors have nearly 100 collections in their inventory that each need to be updated when there's an outage.

                          It would be less time-consuming to add a note to multiple records if there was a link to the note tab in the 'actions' menu.

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                            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                          • Bulk reassignments of reading lists and "assigned to" features.

                            We would like to be able to select by check box multiple reading lists or select all to reassign them instead of having to reassign each one manually. If a staff member leaves, everything needs to be reassigned to the replacing staff.

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                              0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                            • Enhance Physical Locations List export for "Suppress from Discovery" and other tags

                              At the moment there is no easy way to create a list of all physical locations set to "Suppress from Discovery".

                              It's not in the export, it's not in Analytics and it's not in the data you can get via API.

                              I would expect this information to be included in the export you can download in Alma. Same thing goes for "Accession Placement", "Call Number Type" and all other fields that are available in "Edit Physical Location".

                              At the moment the export is rather short as it contains only Code, Name, Location Type and Fulfillment Unit.

                              23 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve Alma Link Resolver’s performance with Pubmed IDs (PMIDs)

                                Improve Alma Link Resolver’s performance with Pubmed IDs (PMIDs) such that it is as good or better than Serials Solutions’ 360 Link performance with Pubmed IDs. Areas where this is currently a problem include translation of OpenURL data from Pubmed over to Illiad through Alma Linker and Primo, item level linking between Pubmed, Alma Linker and Cochrane Library, and probably many other areas.

                                3 votes
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                                • Add call # and ISBN search categories for "advanced search" in primo.

                                  Often students have been given a Call Number or just an ISBN for a book and Primo makes searching for these difficult. Additionally sometimes it is necesary to cross check a title with a call number. These categories should be accessible in the Advanced search area (and call # category could not be only accessible in the search browser).

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                                  • Make notes in task lists of in-process items visible by hovering the mouse pointer over the tick

                                    Currently in the task list of in-process items there is a green tick in the "notes" column indicating when an item has a note. Unfortunately there is no quick way to see the content of said note except by clicking on the "dots" button and choosing "edit". It would be great if the note were displayed simply by hovering the mouse pointer over the green tick.

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                                      • Pin metadata editor toolbar when scrolling

                                        Our catalogers would like the metadata toolbar (file-edit-tools) to remain at the top of the bib record so that they do not have to use the far right scroll bar to scroll up and 'uncover' it. This seems to happen when they have been working with a holding and then return to the bib. It would be great not to need that extra step.

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                                        • 1 vote
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