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  1. Allow staff level renewing of items marked as "lost", or the ability to bulk process from "lost" to "found".

    I'd like the ability to either allow staff to renew items listed as "lost" or at least be able to bulk process items marked as "lost" to "found" so we can then renew them.

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      0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
    • Model the Course/Reading List association as a many-to-many relationship

      We need to be able to affiliate the same reading list with multiple course objects in Alma. Currently, reading lists can only be assigned to a single Alma Course object at a given time. At our university with a complex course timetable structure we need to be able to accommodate complex relationships between cross-listed and "meets with" courses. For these courses, we must accommodate a single course that is offered by multiple departments or at multiple course numbers (e.g., undergraduate and graduate versions of the same course "meet with" each other by sharing a lecture).

      For example, our Computer Sciences…

      15 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
      • Add option to remove deleted License records in Alma

        Please consider to add another option 'remove' above the 'delete'
        option for License records.

        Reference to Case number 00451834.

        Thank you for your good consideration.

        18 votes
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        • Barcode field should be active when "Set Barcodes" opens

          When receiving physical items, "Receive and set barcodes" should open the "Set barcodes" dialog box with the barcode field active. This would remove the need to click in the field before scanning in the new barcode.

          53 votes
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          • Display logic rules should work on Primo users NOT logged in

            Display logic rules currently only work if a user logs in Primo. Also, the rules only work to hide a service (not show a service). Also, Primo New UI does not allow forcing users to log in.

            So, we have a scenario where we want CCC Get It Now articles to display only for our Faculty user group. However, the article links are displaying to everyone (guest) - until the user logs in and then the links are hidden for everyone except our faculty. Because everyone starts out in Primo as guest, this defeats the purpose of the rule.

            Another…

            33 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
            • configure automatically library in portfolios accordingly to library set up at electronic collection level

              At the moment, the Library input in an electronic collection is not pushed in the field Library in the relative portfolios.
              We want the Library in portfolios the same as Library in electronic collection... automatically, without using the job Change electronic portfolio information > Set owner.

              79 votes
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              • Enhance Cost Per Use reports

                It would be really good if we could customise the Cost Per Use reports to better reflect the data each institution might want to collect. For example, they might need the cost data to be based on invoice subscription dates rather than fiscal year paid. Another example is wanting to calculate on usage on a specific platform rather than combined usage across all platforms.

                91 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                • Move list of "loans of this session" up higher.

                  When checking books out, it helps to be able to see the title pop up. Depending on the monitor, the list sometimes doesn't show up at all because it's too far down. We need to be able to see each title pop up so we can verify that we are actually checking the item out.

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                    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                  • Metadata clean up

                    It would be great to alter the material type of items whilst they item is still on loan, so that an item with a material type of "none" could become a book.

                    12 votes
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                    • create out-of-box institutional standards reports (i.e., ACRL, IPEDS,ARL)

                      Since many institutions have to complete these standardized reports annually, it would be helpful if a template existed for each one so we wouldn't have to re-create them each year. As the reports are revised by the sponsoring organization/agency then Ex Libris can update the out-of-the-box report as part of the monthly features.

                      120 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                      • Include storage location ID field in pick from shelf API's for display in Alma Mobile

                        See this email thread from Alma-L:

                        Hi Caroline,

                        We would need to enhance the data returned in the pick from shelf APIs to include the storage location ID field in order for it to appear in the display in Alma Mobile.

                        Would you put this on the Idea Exchange (http://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com) and let others comment on your idea? We would like to find out if other customers would also like to see this field in the Pick From Shelf display.

                        Best regards,

                        Mike Dicus
                        Alma Product Manager
                        Mike.Dicus@exlibrisgroup.com

                        From: Alma [mailto:alma-bounces@exlibrisusers.org] On Behalf Of Caroline Rew
                        Sent:…

                        25 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                        • hold renewals

                          I believe that it would be more efficient to patrons if we did not allow renewals on items requested as a hold by other patrons

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                            1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                            • Add "Edit" button to item records from viewing, like holdings and bib records have.

                              When viewing bib and holding records, there is a link to edit mode that takes you into the metadata editor. If you are viewing an item record and realize that you would like to change it, you have to cancel, go back to the list of items, and then select edit from the action menu.
                              It would be handy to have an edit button on item record when viewing it, even though that isn't in the metadata editor.
                              It would be handy to have this feature in MANY other fields--there are lots of times when I click on something in…

                              4 votes
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                              • More order type options for Additional Orders

                                We would like more order types to choose from when creating additional orders on a portfolio using the “Additional Order” button. Particularly, Electronic Book - One Time and Electronic Title - One Time.

                                Currently there are only a limited number of order types available when creating an order via this method. This creates inefficiencies, because using the Additional Order button is the easiest, quickest and neatest way to create an additional order on a portfolio.

                                An example of where this change would be helpful is when purchasing additional copies of a limited-user ebook. Because we don’t have the option of…

                                21 votes
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                                • Include authority cross-references in Browse Bib Headings

                                  The very useful Browse Bib Headings tool includes only information from bib records. It would be extremely useful if it also included authority cross-references for controlled headings, similar to how the Primo browse works. This way, if a user tries to use the Browse Bib Headings and enters the non-preferred term, the cross-reference will let them know that they need to search on the preferred term.

                                  62 votes
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                                  • Send a notification when a POL marked as manual renewal is added to the task list

                                    When a PO line is marked as manual renewal and it subsequently appears in the renewals task list a notification should be sent to those with the appropriate role in Alma to advise.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Add electronic avaibility facet for portfolios

                                      Hi,

                                      In the repository search, there is a facet "Avaibility (Electronic Collection)" when looking for an Electronic Collection (please see attachment).
                                      Would it be possible to extend this facet to electronic portfolio ? In institution zone but also in the community zone (currently this facet is not even prensent for the electronic collection in the community zone).

                                      It would save us a lot of time for electronic ressources management.

                                      Thanks for your support.

                                      Ariane

                                      41 votes
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                                      • Add call # and ISBN search categories for "advanced search" in primo.

                                        Often students have been given a Call Number or just an ISBN for a book and Primo makes searching for these difficult. Additionally sometimes it is necesary to cross check a title with a call number. These categories should be accessible in the Advanced search area (and call # category could not be only accessible in the search browser).

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Make notes in task lists of in-process items visible by hovering the mouse pointer over the tick

                                          Currently in the task list of in-process items there is a green tick in the "notes" column indicating when an item has a note. Unfortunately there is no quick way to see the content of said note except by clicking on the "dots" button and choosing "edit". It would be great if the note were displayed simply by hovering the mouse pointer over the green tick.

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