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  1. Barcode column can be sorted in Receiving Department Items.

    We suggest that all columns can be sorted in Receiving Department Items. Especially the barcode is the necessary column to be sorted because it is used for the sequential number, so that we want to display in ascending/descending order.

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    • Delete item records created using the "duplicate" function if they have not been saved.

      On the List of Items screen, under the Actions menu for each item, the "Edit" and "Duplicate" commands are currently adjacent. It is fairly common (at least for me, personally) to accidentally click "Duplicate" instead of "Edit." This automatically takes me into the edit screen for the new item I have unintentionally created.
      There is already a "Cancel" option at the top of the screen, but it only goes back to the item list which now includes an extra item. In order to get rid of that new item I have to navigate to it (which can be a bit…

      16 votes
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      • Enter 12 hour time with AM/PM

        We have already changed our *display* to 12 hours in the General configuration (General/Other Settings/system_time_format is changed to hh:mm:ss a and it operates correctly.) However, there are still many cases when Alma requires us to *input* a 24 hour time.

        For example, when we check out an item and need to change the due time, there is no way to input 12 hours with AM/PM. (Screenshot example: http://screencast.com/t/9B9XC2qbl) We must enter 24 hour time. This has caused an ongoing problem of inputting an incorrect due time (such as "17:00" when we mean to input 7PM), causing stressful interactions and…

        33 votes
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          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
        • Include the item barcode as part of the data published from Alma to Primo in the AVA field to improve item search in Primo

          Request for Alma item barcode be included in the data that is published to Primo as part of the Alma publishing functionality to enable barcode searchability in the Primo keyword search. We have discovered that items migrated from our previous ILS do contain the item barcode(s) in the MARC 945 $$i and is written to the search:general field of the PNX. As such, those items are keyword searchable via their barcode in Primo. However, for items created in Alma, the item barcode is not written to the bib record and is therefore not searchable in Primo. Adding the item barcode…

          103 votes
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          • Better presentation of Resource types in limiting search, left panel

            I have a suggestion related to Resource types, limiting search. Sometimes the group Undefined is too big. If you search "Mozart" (in NZ-instance), there are more than 2000 Undefined. Most of these are component parts. An improvement would be to use:
            Component parts (Text): LDR pos. 06 = a AND LDR pos. 7 = a
            Component parts (Musical sound): LDR pos. 06 = j AND LDR pos. 7 = a
            It is easy and you don't have to consider 008 here.

            If you need any changes here, you may do so, or let me suggest something.
            Maybe it is not…

            4 votes
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            • Display Logic by Location

              At this time you can only hide Resource Sharing Requests by Availability, Ownership, or User Groups with Display Logic. But there are times when we need to hide the Resource Sharing Requests for a location when the item is still Available.

              16 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
              • Sort option required for Vendor Account in Vendor Details > Invoice tab

                When navigating to a Vendor record and clicking on the Invoice tab, it's immediately apparent that one can sort several columns in ascending/descending alphabetic or numeric order:

                - Invoice
                - Date
                - Creation From
                - Creation Date
                - Last Updated Date
                - # of Lines
                - Total Price

                The one column that seems to be missing the up/down arrows that would facilitate sorting is Vendor Account. Why is this?

                We'd like to request that sorting is applied to this column as well. Staff find it odd to have to download all invoices into a spreadsheet and then sort according to…

                2 votes
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                • Analytics Report for Staff Activity

                  I would like the ability to analyze staff activity in Alma Analytics (how many times a staff member checks something out or in, marks something missing, scans in an item for fulfillment, etc.)

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                  • More POL parameters/Mappaing fields to be needed in Import Profile (EOD)

                    We suggest that more parameters or mapping fields can be provided in creating the EOD profile. For example, we add on the profile, we want to set POL Status as EOD General parameter - Auto Packing, Manual Manual Packaging and In review.

                    12 votes
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                    • Allow patron load integration using v2 to implement override so internal elements are preserved

                      Under General Administration when setting up a user record integration using v2 of the user.xsd, there appears to be some missing functionality to bring it in line with the REST user APIs.

                      The suggestion is to add additional options to the synchronize method so that under Synchronization type where it currently only has 'Swap All' as the only radio button, you could toggle between this and 'Override' as per the User APIs. This would allow internal notes and other internal attributes to be preserved.

                      It might also be useful to add the list of fields via selection that the Override…

                      5 votes
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                      • limit results by location facet in physical title repository search

                        Ability to narrow search results by location in a physical titles or physical items results screen.

                        Currently we can limit by material type, language, publication year and resource type.

                        23 votes
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                        • Additional "title" column under Funds and Ledger - Transactions tab

                          Hi,

                          Under Funds and Ledger - Transactions tab, we get to see fields e.g. Type, PO Line, Invoice Line, Amount, Reporting Code, etc.

                          Can we request for an additional "title" column. It will be very useful (esp for expensive purchases, eg e-collection) to know the title without the need to click on each POL/invoice.

                          Thank you.

                          30 votes
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                          • Shipping Cost Lender Rule

                            We need to Edit the list of partners in a Shipping Cost Lender Rule and not just Delete the entire input parameter.

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                            • Synchronizing XSL templates with external systems

                              When customizing XSL letter templates, it would be helpful to be able to import/export these to/from Alma. This could be done for example by webDAV. This should make it possible to use an external version control system, like git. The templates are many and complex, and version control would be useful for managing revisions. This would also enable syncing to templates between production and sandbox environments.

                              48 votes
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                              • Ability to remove Associated PO Lines from a POL

                                If we add a POL # to the Additional section of a POL > Associated PO Lines and then discover that it was incorrect we are not able to remove it. We can change it but not remove it.

                                We would like to be able to remove the Associated PO Lines if we find that we have made a mistake

                                24 votes
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                                • Default search option setting for external resources

                                  MD editor > Tools > Search external resources

                                  Search options for external resources such as title, creator, isbn, system number and year of publication are automatically filled in from a bib record. This make us to delete fields manually and spend time. It would be great to set search options at the institution level or individually.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Allow configuration of which columns are in the the Print Slip Report

                                    For institutions that handle a large number of Patron Physical Item, and other request types dealing with their physical inventory, the Print Slip Report available under Fulfilment>Resource Requests> Pick from Shelf is a crucial workflow tool.

                                    However the report output is inflexible, including columns which are irrelevant to many customers and which require hiding/deletion in Excel formats before being printed for onward process by library staff.

                                    It would be a huge improvement to be able to configure the columns that go into this report to ensure that only the key ones are downloaded for each circulation desk's pick from shelf…

                                    49 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                    • repository search sort by collection name (asc/desc)

                                      Ability to sort searches in the repository by collection name (ascending & descending) when searching by titles & portfolios. This sort feature is only available right now when searching for electronic collections; this feature, when turned on, applies to the other searches you can do (i.e. electronic portfolios) but only if one searches by collection first. Would like the sort feature to be available for all searches in the repository, not just for collections.

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                                      • Expand the menu for actions on records in the NZ repository search results to include "link" in addition to "edit" and "order"

                                        Currently, in order to link to a record you have to click on the title for the full record and then click on the "link" button. Putting the option to 'link' to a record in the initial search results would save some maneuvering of the mouse and a click.

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                                        • Ability to link POs which were not originally linked to a bib. record to a new bib. record.

                                          We would like to be able to link POs which were not originally linked to a bib. record to a new bib. record so that they can be rolled over.

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