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  1. Add Chronology J, for months or seasons, as a physical items sort routine option.

    Add Chronology J, for months or seasons, as a physical items sort routine option. Serials without vol/nos now display months alphabetically.

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    • Display all orders for physical item searches, even when individual item records are not linked to a POL

      When doing various collection development tasks, acquisitions and resource managers may want to know whether there is order information for a title at the same time they're viewing physical item details via the More Info link in Alma. Currently, Alma does not display orders for physical item searches when a POL is not linked to an item record. This is a problem for closed orders that migrated from another ILS because the POL does not get linked in the item record during the migration process. We see accurate information when conducting an All Titles or Physical Titles search, but not…

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      • Alma Templates: allow user-by-user customization of default holdings templates

        The shared MARC21 holdings templates in Alma offer customization of the template properties, allowing the selection of one template as the default. This customization applies to the entire institution, and not the individual Alma user. Therefore, when we have multiple catalogers working with multiple templates, they all have to conform to one default template. It would be useful to allow each cataloger to set the default template for their workflow.

        38 votes
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        • Allow Linking PO Lines to Electronic Inventory Regardless of Order Record Type

          We keep running into road blocks with not being able to hotlink POLines into the POLine fields of either Electronic Collection Records or Portfolio records.

          Is there a way that Alma can allow us to add POLines to Electronic inventory no matter what the order type is? This would save us so much time and allow us to use existing order lines for renewals. Right now we are doing a work around to connect order lines with electronic inventory by entering order information in the Portfolio Internal Description field.

          http://screencast.com/t/m9WVcw0HPExX

          61 votes
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          • Add the ability to search 008 holding fields

            I would like to see the ability to search 008 fields specifically method of acquisition (purchase, gift, depository,etc. ), retention coding and lending policy.

            3 votes
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            • Adding ability for reporting based on 008 holdings field

              I would like to see the ability to have reports based on 008 fields specifically method of acquisition (purchase, gift, depository,etc. ), retention coding and lending policy.

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                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
              • Add seach box to Active Hold Shelf

                We often have 1500+ items on our Active Hold Shelf. While we have the ability to sort, this does not help much when we are looking for a particular item. A search box would allow us to locate an item easily without clicking through page after page.

                8 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                • Overdue block equals to the number of total overdue days of all book

                  In Alma, we have overdue block for users who overdue books since 2015 November release. But, I need more option for overdue block: overdue block should be "ACCUMULATED". I want to create overdue block which is same to the number of total late days of all overdue book.

                  For example, when a user returns items, and if the user has two overdue items - one is 5 days overdue. and the other 10 days overdue.

                  The user will be blocked from loaning forward for 15 days. After 15 days, he/she will be automatically released.
                  (with current overdue block system in…

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                  • Add new call number fields to Fulfillment area to assist with reporting

                    In the Fulfillment subject area there are no fields allowing the breakdown of the call number in the holdings record.

                    Please add fields that allow LC call numbers in the holdings record to be broken down into LC Code and LC number and also a normalised field which can be exported for sorting in Excel.

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                      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                    • API for terms of use

                      An API to retrieve the terms of use would allow us to display borrowing rules on our website which are completely synced to our Alma configuration.

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                      • The 245 field should display in repository search results, even if there is no 245$a

                        Title displays as “unknown” in repository search when field 245 lacks $a.
                        While field 245 is mandatory in a record, subfield |a of this field is not. In some types of cataloging, particularly for manuscripts, other subfields are used and $a is not present. For example, $k for Form and $f for Dates can be used without subfield $a: 245 __ $k Papers, $f 1929-1980.
                        245$k and 245$f are particularly important to those using DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) for cataloging archival materials.
                        In repository search, Alma displays “Unknown” in place of the title when 245 |a is lacking.…

                        8 votes
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                        • Add proxy setting to einventory analytics dimension

                          Have a desire to know which e collections have proxy enabled or not. Need the setting added to analytics to find out.

                          11 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                            • Cursor auto-return to search box.

                              Each Alma search involves re-clicking the search box to restart the search process. Time consumer when searching lists of items. Many websites have a feature in which the cursor auto-returns to the search box. Please add this feature.

                              29 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                              • a specific type of "User notes" shown under "notes" tab

                                Currently, all user notes (which can be added manually) are hidden behind the "notes" tab (which can't be manually added), as shown in the attachment. It would be great if a specific type of "user notes"(for example, circulation notes) could be listed under "notes" tab, so that those notes will be more obvious to desk staff.

                                6 votes
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                                • Batch Return in ALMA

                                  For Stocktake, we're required to do a batch return upon collection of barcodes. Unfortunately, there is no batch return feature in ALMA. It would really be helpful to have a batch return as feature or as a job so that it could cut down the hassle.

                                  4 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                  • In the List of Items screen, add "description" to the list of search options in the "Find" box.

                                    Currently in a list of items, Alma allows us to search within the list of items by only barcode or the call number. Adding the ability to search the description field would simplify trying to locate an item with unique information in the description, such as "index".

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Add a checkout widget that can be accessed from the desktop

                                      The most common thing we need to do in Alma is to check out books, but we need to train our students and Circ clerks to go to "Manage Patron Services." What about some kind of checkout widget or even an entry in the main Alma menu that actually says "Check out" or "Check in"?

                                      19 votes
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                                      • add copy number (copy ID) to list of items screen

                                        add a column for copy id to the list of item screen

                                        80 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.

                                          70 votes
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