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  1. Link to view record in Primo from Alma

    When viewing a bibliographic record in Alma, we would like a link to appear that opens a new browser tab/window showing the record in Primo. For example, the MMSID could be hyperlinked, which would then perform a search for the record in Primo. This would enable quick identification of publishing problems between Alma and Primo as well as testing record display in Primo.

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    • Show a confirmation/warning about completing a lending request when using scan in items

      It would be a good enhancement to get a warning or a confirmation that a request is about to be set to completed, when we scan in an item that is currently in a resource sharing process. Because we use RFID, we have had multiple occurences of scanning in a document that already has the status Shipped Physically again by mistake, only to have the lending request irreversibly set to Request Completed, without the item ever being received by the Borrowing library. This means we have to contact the owning library and ask them to resubmit the request.

      When using…

      287 votes
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      • "Skip location" in "Pickup from shelf"

        We would like to be able to choose which location to send a request to when skipping a location in the "Pickup from shelf" task list.

        280 votes
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        • Extend time before analytics times out

          Whenever I am working on an analytic report, it often takes hours. But after a few minutes, if I do not go back to Alma to do a fake search to refresh its link to analytics, analytics would time out.

          Can you extend the time to at least an hour before analytics times out?

          253 votes
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            under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
          • Include "Quantity for Pricing" in EDI for ebook POLs

            It is currently not possible to send the correct quantity to the vendor via EDI. When EDI is sent for POLs of type "Electronic book - one time", the quantity field in the EDI is always 1, even if the Alma POL has a different Quantity for Pricing value. We often need to order multiple "copies" (i.e. sets of access credits or user licences) for an ebook, but only want 1 portfolio on Alma.
            Please consider using the "quantity for pricing" in EDI for electronic - one time POLs.

            226 votes
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            • Ctrl-z/Undo in the Metadata Editor

              Currently, there is no Ctrl-z/Undo function in the Metadata Editor.
              Please add this function.
              Use case:
              A record is in draft mode and the cataloger deletes a field accidentaly, there is no way of bringing it back.
              Or a cataloger works on an exisiting record, makes a lot of changes and only wants to undo the last actions, but not go back to the previous version.

              192 votes
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              • Add a policy copy column in the list of items

                When we are searching for all titles we cannot find in the list of items the related item policy so if we have to check the policy of a copy we have to select action and select view to view the related policy. Adding a column with the related policy in the list of items would be quick and useful.

                192 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                • Add functionality to merge patron records when there are duplicate patron records.

                  The merge should let the user identify the source record and the incoming record, and retain all of the loans, holds and notifications on the incoming record to add to the source record. This way, the remaining record retains all the information from both records, but deletes the incoming record so there aren't any duplicates.

                  181 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to sort Resource Sharing borrowing requests and lending requests by Request Date

                    Currently, the 'Created borrowing requests' list is sorted alphabetically by title. It would be really useful, for when we have a large number of requests, to be able to also sort it by request date.

                    175 votes
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                    • Find and Manage Users by User Group

                      Add the ability to find and manage users and create user-based sets based on User Group.

                      165 votes
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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.

                        164 votes
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                        • Fulfillment Network/Consortium - See loans (items) from other institutions in patron's home Alma

                          We need to be able to see ALL of a patron's active loans - including those items borrowed from a consortium partner - in the patron's home Alma. So if I have books checked out from my own library and 2 other libraries, they would all show up in MY Alma record.

                          156 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                          • Make 245 $p, $n, $s, $k, $f, $g part of "Title" resource description when viewing/editing holdings and item record details.

                            Currently when viewing a list of holdings or list of items (and editing them) for a resource/bib in Alma, the $p -- a part/section of a work is not displayed in the resource description for the title. All you see is the main title of the work (245 $a), not the sub-name designation of the part/section. You have no way of knowing which work you are viewing or editing, unless you know the call number specifically.

                            Example, I have 4 records that are all "The advertising red books" title, but each one is a different part/section of the work. If…

                            156 votes
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                            • Job for copying the configuration from the production environment into the Standard Sandbox

                              Making testing and training in an Alma Standard Sandbox based on Ex Libris provided configuration is very difficult since this configuration may be very different from the one in the customer's production environment.

                              Currently Ex Libris is offering two types of Sandboxes for Alma:
                              (1) "Standard" - by default included in Alma subscription pricing. This sandbox contains Ex Libris provided data and configuration
                              (2) "Premium" – for addition subscription fee – this sandbox includes a full copy of the customer's data and configuration

                              Refresh of the Alma sandbox environment is possible up to once a quarter, upon request. In the…

                              154 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                              • Edit an authority record when cataloging a bibliographic record

                                Here is an enhancement request concerning authorities.

                                Currently, when cataloging a bibliographic record in the metadata editor, we can press F3 in a field to choose an authority.

                                Example :
                                MARC21 field 100 -> F3 to choose an author authority.

                                When pressing F3, the cataloger can :
                                - select an authority
                                - view an authority

                                I would like ExLibris to add a third option :
                                - edit authority

                                (for example : after clicking on "view" an autor authority, I want to be able to edit it to add a field 4xx)

                                Thanks for taking this into account!

                                153 votes
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                                • Add the ability to select, open, and edit more than one item record at a time.

                                  Currently, Alma only allows one item record to be edited at a time within cataloging. To have the ability to selected multiple items, and then open them all at the same time (either in the same screen, or pop-ups) would be a HUGE time saver. Not only for catalogers, but for binding and material physical processing users as well.

                                  152 votes
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                                  • Change Repository Search "Contains" to drop-down to enable searching "Contains Phrase", "Starts With", and "Equals"

                                    In the repository search simple search, the only search operator you can use when searching available indexes is contains (e.g., FIND all titles WHERE title CONTAINS ____.

                                    We would like to request that the CONTAINS operator be turned into an advanced-style dropdown menu to enable searches like this:

                                    FIND all titles WHERE title CONTAINS PHRASE ____
                                    FIND all titles WHERE title STARTS WITH ____
                                    FIND all titles WHERE title EQUALS _____

                                    In many cases, an advanced search is not required, it is simply the contains operator that needs to be modified, and performing an advanced search just to modify the…

                                    138 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…

                                      137 votes
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                                      • Add a "back to repository search" button to reduce the number of clicks

                                        Frequently when editing bib, item and holding records, we are forced to press the back button multiple times just to get back to the results list of the initial search. We have to retrace every step just to get back to the original search screen.

                                        It would be helpful to have a back button that does not merely retrace steps, but takes you back to the initial results list and repository search screen, thereby eliminating several clicks that add up to hundreds of clicks in a day.

                                        130 votes
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                                        • Authority control task list - ability to exclude certain MARC fields and authority vocabularies

                                          We would like to be able to configure or filter the Authority Control Task List so that only the vocabularies that we authorise are included in the list. Also, it would be useful to be able to exclude or filter out selected MARC fields from the list to make the list more manageable. At present the only way to filter the list is to export it to Excel, which means that you can't work on records directly from the list. A configurable or filter-able list would be much more user-friendly.

                                          129 votes
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