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  1. Ability to change Purchase Type / Order Line Type after an item has been ordered

    When ordering an item a purchase type must be selected to create a POL. It appears as Order Line Type in the POL after the item has been ordered. It would be nice to have the ability to change the Order Line Type within the POL instead of canceling an order and having to create a new one from scratch. An example would be having the ability of changing the order type Print Book - Standing Order to the order type Print Journal - Subscription within an item's POL.

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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.

      117 votes
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      • Boolean search

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

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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…

          109 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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            • 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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