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  1. 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?

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      under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

        281 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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          • 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.

            294 votes
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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…

              156 votes
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              • 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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                • 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.

                  133 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…

                    35 votes
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                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      110 votes
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