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  1. Have Related Holdings assigned lower AVA lower subfield P for correct View in Primo

    Currently the priority for related holdings is not being considered when writing the AVA subfield P when exporting to Primo. This is incorrect. The record itself should have a higher priority than the related records. This can cause the Primo aggregated call # display to be misleading: http://screencast.com/t/06sd3csq

    In the screenshot above, if the priority was set correctly upon extract from Alma, The correct holding information would be displaying beside the Available statement in Primo

    7 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
    • Patron contact info - more fields?

      Adding discretionally more fields (i.e. city, see city.jpg) to the fields displayed in the user details - contact info panel
      (see user_details.jpg for the fields available at now...) would be a great thing...:=)

      4 votes
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      • Remove temporary location, not just change indication

        Currently we can run a "change physical items" job to remove the "temporary item indication". This toggles the temporary location from yes to no. It does not remove the temporary location from the item record.

        We would like the option to also remove the location from the item record, in addition to the option of toggling the indication.

        30 votes
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        • Have the Proxy For setting available for placing Requests.

          Currently our incarcerated students have their requests put into a spreadsheet that is sent to the Off Campu team. They then have to process the request (sometimes having to spend time finding the correct item or call number) and then process the request. It would be much more efficient if the Proxy For function could be expanded to include the placing of requests, which would then place the items on the Pick from Shelf list for collection and processing

          19 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
          • Improve xml for FulResourceRequestSlipLetter and FulTransitSlipLetter

            We would like the option to add more information to our Resource Request Slips, but are limited by data not present in the xml. Specifically we would like the following to appear:

            -All request attributes
            -Course Reserve information, primarily the department placing the request

            The addition of these xml fields for possible display on these slips would increase staff efficiency when sorting and processing materials arriving from other library locations.

            3 votes
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            • When add local coverage dates remind to change Which coverage statement will be applied?

              When local coverage dates are added the system should remind you to chose Which coverage statement will be applied?.

              A small annoying feature of Alma, is the number of times we add amended local coverage dates to and electronic portfolio and forget to change the radio button to apply the local dates. Could a reminder be added when ever you add local dates?

              5 votes
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              • Standardize item record navigation

                Currently when navigating the list of items the position of the numbers and arrows changes position depending on how deep you are in the records. For instance when you go from the first page to the second page the arrow will jump to the left due to the records being displayed adding another digit. This happens again when you hit three digits in the record display. So if you are paging through focused on the content you can all of a sudden jump to the end of the list without ever moving your mouse. I'm asking for this to be…

                6 votes
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                • Add facet for publication year for Electronic Titles results list

                  When you do an All Titles search or a Physical Titles search in Alma, you get filters for Material Type, Language, and Publication Year, but when you do an Electronic Titles search, you only get filters for Material Type and Language. We very much need all the same functionality for searching electronic titles as we do for print. Please support electronic resources the same way as print.

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                  • BATCH JOB TO CREATE ITEMS

                    We need a batch job to add items to existing holdings records. During migration we did not realize the importance of having items for display in Primo. One of our locations shows (0 copies, 0 available) when we do have non-circulating copies.

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                    • Add grand total to 'before values' in Analytics

                      When creating large data sets, it'd be useful to be able to right click at the top of a column, 'Show Row level Grand Total', and choose something to show at the TOP of a column, instead of having to choose 'After values'. This might help avoid having to use prompts or exporting just to count things.

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                        1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow expiry date to be used for patron purges

                        Currently the patron purge functionality works based on the purge date.

                        It would be nice if there was an option to choose to use the expiry date rather than the purge date - we find that staff often forget to change the purge date when they extend the expiry date for patrons so using the expiry date would be more reliable.

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                          0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                        • Improvements to Pick From Shelf list needed

                          Currently our staff spend too much time managing requests. Improvements to the interface for Pick From Shelf would help in some of these cases. We would like to see:

                          1. A search box.

                          Very often we need to target a particular request, a task made more difficult by less than ideal facets (see #2). Search functionality exists under Monitor Requests & Item Processes, but not all options for handling requests are available in that view (such as "Skip Location").

                          2. Better facets.

                          Two of the facets available in the Monitor Requests & Item Processes view would be great for Pick…

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                          • Add URL to einventory analytics for both electronic collections and portfolios

                            Generating a list of URLs that relate to either portfolios or electronic collections would be hugely useful. The Export URLs job that currently exists in Alma doesn't attribute URLs to resources, and also isn't complete (can't handle parser details).

                            38 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                            • Alternative way to withdraw items from ALMA

                              It would be useful to have a withdraw items button displayed when a library needs to withdraw items from its collection. When viewing items from the search results page, instead of clicking Actions and choosing withdraw item from the drop down menu - can we have a button next to the existing move items button for a quick withdrawal of items.
                              Regards,
                              Heather.

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                              • Browse Community Zone & Institution Zone

                                Provide a list of browse-able collections in the community zone and institution zone instead of only being able to search for collections.

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                                • Add searching by ISSN in the E-activation task list

                                  Would like the ability to search by ISSN in the e-activation task list added

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                                  • Handling books on the shelf that didn't get checked in

                                    When a book on the shelf was accidentally not checked in and another user brings it to the desk, it clears the original checkout and adds a fine without generating a message to let us know. In most cases, we would waive those fines, since the book had obviously been returned. We would love to see a pop-up when that happens so we can go and waive the fine on the previous customer's record

                                    19 votes
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                                    • Physical Item Editor - activate Confirm button upon Save action

                                      In the Physical Item Editor, upon Clicking the Save button, please automatically activate as default the "Confirm" button in the Confirmation Message pop-up window.
                                      In the same way that all other Confirmation Message pop-up windows already have the Confirm button activated, so all you have to do is hit the enter key to select it. (Instead of having to make another click on the Confirm button.) This would help improve efficiency.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Should be able to fill in all fields in item records by typing.

                                        Currently, location fields in item records can only be filled in by choosing from a menu. It would be helpful if it were also possible to simply type in the location when it is known. That way the change from one temporary location to another could be done by a macro, which would save a LOT of time when processing a cart of books with the same location change.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Calendar Management - update Calendars by uploading Excel spreadsheet

                                          It is very time-consuming updating calendar exceptions each year in the Alma interface. Using Tools, It is possible to export calendars to Excel so please could you make it possible to import them as well because it would be so much quicker and easier to make the changes in Excel. In most cases, I just need to adjust the dates slightly rather than adding a new record.

                                          Like other University libraries, our opening hours pattern is quite complex: 4 campuses with different hours, night opening for part of of the year at 2 campuses, early closing during the summer rotated…

                                          57 votes
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