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  1. Allow "declared lost" items that are deleted to have a different status than "Missing"

    Currently, when a "declared lost" item is deleted from a patron record, the status changes to "missing," which is fairly misleading as to what the true status of the item is. It would be nice if there were an option to have a status of "Lost and Paid," or something to that effect, so that it is easily distinguishable from regular missing items.

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      1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
    • way to report in Analytics for the POL Note

      Need the ability to report in Analytics for the POL Note. We would like to be able to pull a report for POLs which have a note.
      The only POL note that I can find in Analytics is the Note to Vendor but the notes we are adding are not in this field.

      10 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
      • Alma –D display copyrights by default – Users are confused on what to do next – possible solution

        Displaying the copyright notice by default for Alma D records is a good step forward.

        But we have found our users are a bit confused on what they should do next when they see the notice.

        We would suggest the following would help:

        Move the ‘Close “option to the top of the screen (users don’t always move down the screen)

        Change the word from “Close” to “Accept”. This makes it a bit more obvious for our users on what to do next.

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          0 comments  ·  Digital  ·  Admin →
        • po line notes

          For the PO Line area, I would like to see the Notes. Right now only the Receiving Note and the Note to vendor are visible in Analytics, but I need the Notes cause we have stored a lot of additional information in the Notes

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            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
          • Add "Request" as a block option in Block Preferences

            Currently the Block Preferences have Block options to permit Blocks on Loan and Renewals, but it would be good to include Blocks on Requests on these blocks - specifically Patron Physical Item Requests, but conceivably other requests.

            For example is a Patron Limit is defined on Overdues or Recalled overdues, and the limits are exceeded, the relevant Block Preferences are triggered,
            i.e.
            Patron overdue limits has exceeded
            Patron overdue recall limit exceeded

            However, the only options on what patron services blocked are Loan and Renewal.
            Requests should also be added to the options so that overdues can immediately block a…

            61 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
            • Reverse sort order option in ALMA for Digital Representation list displayed in Primo for a Bibliographic record

              If you attach several Digital Representations to one bibliographic record in ALMA, and each representation has one file attached, then all those Digital Representations (with their file) will be displayed in the U-Resolver display in Primo for the bibliographic record.
              In this scenario, there is currently no way in ALMA to alter the sort order of how the Digital Representations display in Primo. The default is alphabetical order, or numeric order. It would be useful to be able to choose reverse alphabetical or numeric order. This would allow a scenario where the year could be placed at the start of…

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                0 comments  ·  Digital  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

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                  0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                • Proxy Patron feature

                  It would be outstanding if there was some way to track when a proxy was added to a patron and/or set an expiration date for that proxy relationship. As it stands, as far as I can tell, there is no way to discern when a proxy was added. Further an automated feature, that will expire a proxy relationship after the end of a semester, for example, would be great.

                  Thank you

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                    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a print option to tables

                    Printing tables off in Alma can only be achieved by either printing the page (makes for poor results), or exporting to CSV and formatting that document.

                    Please see the attachment for my suggestion.

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                      0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                    • Suggestion for Increase of Shared Dimensions Between Subject Areas in Analytics

                      We have donors who require reports on how we are spending their endowment funding. These reports include Fund Transaction data, Bibliographic Details, and Holding Details. The idea is that the donor should be able to locate any item within our library that we have purchased on their funds. Unfortunately, Holding Details lies within the Physical Items subject area, and currently is not a shared dimension in the Funds Expenditure subject area. Holding Details (such as in the case of Call Numbers) are closely linked in usefulness with Bibliographic Details.

                      My suggestion, therefore, is that ExLibris please add Holdings Details as…

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                        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                      • Share GES configurations from the NZ to the IZ

                        Would like to set up GES configurations in the NZ and be able to share those configurations with the IZ. Example, ERIC, Amazon, Google Scholar, and ProQuest Dissertations.

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                        • Move the cursor for expired patron pop up

                          When a patrons account has expired the location of the cursor on the blocked account pop-up window is 'Renew'. The default location of the cursor should be moved to Cancel or OK as it's too easy to hit enter and renew the account accidentally. Renewing an account should be a chosen action, not the default

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                            0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                          • Add the Import function to the Statistical Categories/Types mapping table.

                            Statistical Category and Category Types can be Imported but mapping them is exceedingly tedious.

                            4 votes
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                            • Add the creation's hour on borrowing requests

                              My idea contents 2 concepts :
                              1) We would like to see the hour when the borrowing request was created.
                              When we have a lot of requests, we would like to be able to make a choice and treat the older before the newest.

                              2) We would like to sort the borrowing requests by differents ways. Presently the borrowing requests are ranked by alphabetical order of the title.
                              But when you have a lot of requests, like us, sometimes a new request arrives before that you treated the ancient.
                              So maybe could it be useful if we could rank the…

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                              • Allow sorting of itemized set members similarly to logical set results.

                                In Manage Sets, enable sorting the members of itemized record sets by title, creator, and publication date, similar to the criteria available for sorting results of logical sets. Currently our only option for sorting the members of an itemized set is by exporting to Excel and manipulating the resulting spreadsheet, which doesn't allow for clean sorting by the same criteria.

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                                • Create the ability to delete or disable individual demerit points from the Demerit tab on the User Details page.

                                  Currently it’s only possible to disable or delete a demerit block once the demerit threshold has been reached. There are problems with this as when a patron disputes a demerit point the library is unable to disable or delete the point and are instead having to monitor the patron’s demerits and disable or delete the complete block once or if it’s applied. Having the ability to disable or delete individual demerit points would rectify this problem.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                  • calendar

                                    Is it possible to help cut down on data entry within the calendar? For example, I run a 24/5 schedule (which looks like open 00:00 - 23:59). When I want to have exceptions where I reduce hours for the short time between semesters, I have to set up 2 exceptions for each day of the break which can last one to two weeks. If Monday is regularly what I wrote above, I need Monday exception #1 to be closed from 00:00 - 7:59 and Monday exception #2 to be closed from 23:00 - 23:59. This shows that my open hours…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                    • Resource Sharing Letter Preview Link

                                      Currently Resource Sharing letters must be printed out. Is there a way to add a "view it" link so that staff can preview the letter when printing is unavailable?

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                                      • Fulfillment Network - Institutional drop down menu for patron/item

                                        Fulfillment Network - find patron/item from another institution: Currently in Alma, when selecting either an item or patron from another institution, the drop down menu is in a random order. There should be a way to change the sorting of that list (alphabetically for example). This menu can be found in the Manage Patron Services, Return Items, and Scan in Items.
                                        This carries over to Primo for users placing requests. Both the institution and fulfillment network scopes. The pickup institutions should be listed alphabetically.

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                                        • Include renewal override prompt when using "Renew selected" or "Renew all".

                                          Include prompt for override when using "Renew selected" or"Renew all" button in Patron services if the item's renewal is not allowed by TOU.
                                          Override prompt only occurs when item is re-loaned by entering the barcode.

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