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  1. Additional PO line for Electronic portfolios/collections to show these additional resources in the PO Line

    The new Additional PO option in the electronic portfolio/collection editor is great, but it would be good if these resources could also be identified from within the additional PO itself.

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    • Fulfillment: Automatic Renewal Notices / Email Letters to patrons when loans automatically renewed

      Our users have requested to be notified with the new due date when an on loan item is automatically renewed by Alma. This is currently not possible and users are not aware when the item is due back until they receive a courtesy reminder 2-3 days before the due date. We would like Alma to provide the option to configure and send Auto Renewal Notices / Email Letters to users when their loans have automatically been renewed by Alma. We have Auto Renewal Activated and our users do not receive any notification that this has taken place. We would like…

      76 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
      • Add a policy copy column in the list of items

        When we are searching for all titles we cannot find in the list of items the related item policy so if we have to check the policy of a copy we have to select action and select view to view the related policy. Adding a column with the related policy in the list of items would be quick and useful.

        77 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
        • Add breadcrumb trail to staff interface

          In Alma, the information displayed often depends on the task you are working on to get there. This is a nice feature, but it would be helpful if breadcrumbs were displayed to help track how you arrived at the screen.

          This would be especially helpful to new users.

          10 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
          • Include description column for items checked out by a patron on the patron record

            We check out equipment to patrons such as laptops, cameras, etc. All the parts have the same description number. It would be very helpful when viewing what the patron has checked out not only to see the title, barcode, etc. but also the description number. If we want to know what the description is of an item currently we have to hover over the title to get that information. When downloading the items onto the excel spreadsheet we need a column for the description so that we don't have to make our own column.

            2 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
            • Add more work record details (e.g. MMSid) to the InterestedInLetter to improve Interested User notifications

              Currently the XML which builds the InterestedInLetter for receipted Print and activated Electronic resources does not provide many details which can be customised in the letters customers would like to send to their patrons/interested users.

              A specific use might be to send a pre-set Primo link to the resource (e.g. a deeplink search by MMSid), but also to be able to provide much clearer information to the Interested user about what the item is, and where it is/will be found.

              i.e.
              i) Order Number (PO Line ref)
              ii) Title (Possibly brief POL record/not the updated bib to which inventory is…

              24 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
              • Cursor auto-return after refresh

                Can the field that you are editing be the one that centralizes the display after the screen is refreshed. When creating/editing a POL you are constantly returned to the top of the screen after you enter each piece of data, no matter how far down the form you are.

                9 votes
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                • RS Borrowing External Resource Search

                  We would like to be able to perform Advanced Searches on our External Resources (from the RS Borrowing screen) and not just keyword searches. Alternatively, we would like to define the default search as 'Contains Keywords' instead of 'Contains Phrase'. This would make our searches more accurate.

                  3 votes
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                  • More Options for Fulfillment Notice Scheduling (SMS)

                    Job schedules for fulfillment notifications are limited to terrible times for receiving text messages. SMS notifications run on the same job as the email letter notifications. For example, the "Send Courtesy Notices and Handle Loan Renewal" job has scheduling options of Not Scheduled, Everyday at 20:00, and Everyday at 24:00. The "Send Overdue Notices" job has scheduling options of Not Scheduled, Everyday at 03:00, Everyday at 05:00, or Everyday at 23:00.

                    Needless to say, these are not ideal time for our users to be receiving text messages on their phones. We would like to see more scheduling options during regular…

                    34 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a flag to indicate that a bibliographic record has been reviewed by a cataloger

                      Since bibliographic, holdings, and often items records are created at the point of order, it is impossible to easily tell whether or not a record has already been reviewed by a cataloger (for those types of resources that are still manually cataloged from the material in hand). A flag is needed to display (similar to the suppressed icon) on a list of titles in Repository Search so that staff can tell at a glance that a record has already been vetted by other qualified staff.

                      This is particularly necessary for staff working within a consortium; staff from one institution need…

                      6 votes
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                      • Add the ability to batch change the expiry date of items on the hold shelf

                        It can be useful to manipulate the Expiry date of items on the hold shelf. However you have to do this per item. It would be good to be able to batch update all items due to expire in a given period to a new value.

                        4 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to create a chosen quantity of predictions

                          As someone who manages serial subscriptions, I would like the ability to choose the quantity of predictions I create for any given holdings record. This would allow for quicker navigation of list of items, and reduce the number of inaccurate predictions.

                          It is not always desired to predict an entire year’s worth of predictions (which currently is the only option). Depending on the publishing frequency and the number of copies of a subscription, we can have 11 pages of predictions in a list of items, in addition to the received items. This greatly increases the amount of clicking needed at…

                          54 votes
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                          • Stop the difference in the item display between Alma and Primo when the description field is filled in

                            I would like to see all monograph items display as such in the Primo location tab.
                            Currently if an item (even if tagged elsewhere as a one time monograph) contains anything in the Items description field Primo is treating the item as a serial.
                            For an explanation of how Primo does this see the following knowledge center article: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/Difference_in_the_item_display_between_Alma_and_Primo_when_the_description_field_is_filled_in

                            This is a problem as it prevents users from easily seeing the availability information.
                            See for example the attached screenshot where the number of available titles does not display.

                            Please change the logic in Primo so that it does not treat…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Holding Modification Data to Analytics

                              It would be really great if you would add Holding Creation Date, Holding Modification Date, and Holding Modified By to analytics.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                              • 6 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Booking Type

                                  We need to have a "booking type" so that we can categorize types of bookings. For instance, we have bookings that require use of equipment (such as our streaming media server). We'd like to be able to make categories to organize bookings (so a booking can be created in Alma with the category "streaming" for instance. We'd need to be able to create our own categories and then select them from the booking request screen.

                                  7 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                  • More PO line options for Create Purchase Request

                                    Purchase Requests functionality is great idea (ACQUISITIONS --> Purchase Requests); unfortunately, the usefulness of this new feature is limited because it appears that it can only be used with certain PO Line Types (Print Book - One Time, Electronic Book - One Time; Print Journal - Subscription; Electronic Journal - Subscription). We cannot use the purchase requests workflow for physical media, for example, because there is no option for a requester to choose a "Citation type" that would map to a PO Line Type of Visual Material. We cannot use the purchase requests workflow for streaming media, because this is…

                                    5 votes
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                                    • The number of display record in one page can be more optional in Receive / Receiving Department Items

                                      We suggest that it is possible to select multiple records in one page not only 20 records but also 50/100/200 etc in Receive or Receiving Department Items. The number of display record should be optional or configurable for institution or personally.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • adding Item Replacement Price when creating an item via Import Profile

                                        How to do we set up an Acquisitions Import Profile so that when the item is created the item Replacement Cost field is populated with the order information? For example we have an Import Profile for our Yankee Book Peddler (US) vendor (New Order - physical material - YBPUS) that has the price recorded in the 960$s marc tag and this correctly populates the PO-Line entry but there doesn't seem to be an option to use this field in the inventory tab to populate the item Replacement Cost meaning we have to add this manually.

                                        38 votes
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                                        • Fix split editor display when 856 field is present

                                          I have noticed that when there is a really long URL in the 856 field on a bibliographic record, the right pane in split editor view does not display correctly. You have to pull the left pane over as far as you can to see the contents of the right pane. Even after moving the left pane over you still cannot see the right pane very well. This makes editing a holdings record while looking at the bibliographic record very difficult. Please see the attached image "856_1" to see how the record appears in split view before moving the left…

                                          5 votes
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