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  1. Boolean search

    In advanced repository search: add the 'NOT' functionality in the drop down menu.

    197 votes
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    • Add "Google Scholar XML" as a publishing profile exported data format

      Adding the Google Scholar format as an exported data format will make it possible for us to automate our holdings exports for various vendors including RapidILL and Browzine.

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      • 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…

        133 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…

          114 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.

            121 votes
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            • On Hold Shelf – new sorting option

              We need a new hold shelf sorting option.

              Non of the existing sort options currently existing in Alma is working for our needs. They are ether to long and specific for the user or do not work with our privacy policy when we have a “self service” hold shelf.

              It should be a combination of date and a generated number. The generated number should be restarted every day. This number should be visible in the manage patron services and idealy have a persistant search option.
              The number could be [day of moth]+[generated number]-[18-00001]- the generated number should be for the…

              365 votes
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              • Enter 12 hour time with AM/PM

                We have already changed our *display* to 12 hours in the General configuration (General/Other Settings/system_time_format is changed to hh:mm:ss a and it operates correctly.) However, there are still many cases when Alma requires us to *input* a 24 hour time.

                For example, when we check out an item and need to change the due time, there is no way to input 12 hours with AM/PM. (Screenshot example: http://screencast.com/t/9B9XC2qbl) We must enter 24 hour time. This has caused an ongoing problem of inputting an incorrect due time (such as "17:00" when we mean to input 7PM), causing stressful interactions and…

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                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                • Freeze navigation and tabs in Ama search results view

                  Currently in a list of search results, when viewing records in a list below what appears on the first screen, we have to scroll back up to the first screen of results to navigate, enter an new search, etc. If the navigation sidebar, tabs, search boxes, etc. were frozen when scrolling, similar to Excel, it would save searchers time.

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