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  1. Approved Purchase Requests should NOT appear in My Task List

    The purpose of the My Task List is to highlight and provide easy access to Tasks which are awaiting processing. Only InReview and new, unprocessed Purchase Requests should appear in the Task List.

    Ex Libris Response: "After the request is approved (or rejected), it is moved automatically to the Unassigned tab (thus, populating the Tasks list) for reference purposes. Users with the Selector - Extended role can delete requests (e.g. from the Unassigned tab), this updating the counter in the Tasks list."

    We maintain that this is a bug, not an enhancement request -- Ex Libris has not yet completed…

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    • Need a Physical items folder in the Course Reserves Subject area

      Items details are missing from the Course reserves subject area in Alma Analytics. So can't get Barcode and other item details for course reserves.

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        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
      • Allow sorting of itemized set members similarly to logical set results.

        In Manage Sets, enable sorting the members of itemized record sets by title, creator, and publication date, similar to the criteria available for sorting results of logical sets. Currently our only option for sorting the members of an itemized set is by exporting to Excel and manipulating the resulting spreadsheet, which doesn't allow for clean sorting by the same criteria.

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        • reporting code

          Can secondary and tertiary reporting codes be added to both Analytics and "manage sets" in Alma?

          3 votes
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          • Work with more vendors who provide SUSHI to make them Alma-certified

            Factiva and PLoS both provide SUSHI credentials, but they do not work with Alma, and are not currently an Alma-Certified SUSHI vendor. Please work with them so that we can draw our Factiva and PLoS usage via SUSHI.
            Thanks,
            Amy

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            • Read only view of user record information

              There is a need to provide our faculty librarians with a role that allows for a read only view of the user record information e.g. user details, addresses, contact details, etc.

              5 votes
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              • 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.

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                • Provide Configuration Options for Lost Item Replacement Fee TOU Precedence in Alma

                  Some items have price information in the record, and some do not. Rather than delete all price info or try to add it to each record, our library would like the option to force the system to defer to the Lost Item Replacement Fee (LIRF) stored in the Fulfillment TOUs over the item price in the record (if one exists). Some additional parameters for this configuration may include 1.) if price exists and is greater than the LIRF then the item price should take precedence or 2) if item price is less that LIRF then LIRF takes precedence or 3.…

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                    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable customization of Receive New Material columns

                    We would like to have the ability to completely customize the data elements in the Receive New Material columns. Vendor name, for instance, which is not a current column option, would be helpful. Our library, like many others, combines Receiving and Copy cataloging functions, so Brief Level would be an extremely useful column to see at point of receipt, in order to enable easy identification of bibliographic record quality.

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                    • Limit to the number of request per item

                      We would like to have a limit on requests per item? Would it be possible to add this as an option to select (or not), with a self-chosen number for the limit. Otherwise a book could be requested by 25 people for example and after a while (months) it wouldn't be picked-up due to lost interest.

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                        0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                      • Automatically remove block (because of overdue item) when the item due date has been renewed

                        When books with a block due to overdue date has been renewed, the block has to be removed manually. We would like to see that this happens automatically. The block is added because of the overdue status, so we were surprised that those blocks were removed automatically when the book isn't overdue anymore. Is this possible to add in Alma?

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                          0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                        • Extra column in "Return items" with "Fine per patron"

                          We would like to have an extra column in return items, a column for fine per patron. Because at every return we immediately want to see if the patron has a fine in general, not for the returned item. We would like to see this in Return items and not via "Manage patron services / Returns". Is this possible or something similar?

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                          • Configuring different sender e-mail addresses (SMPT-envelope-from) for one letter-type

                            For now the SMTP-envelope-from definition for Alma Letters can be set only once per letter-type. This isn’t suitable. E.g., our libraries need more than one sender email address for different acquisition departments. Vendors should be able to reply directly to the departments E-Mail-address. Using one no-reply-address (as SMTP-envelope-from value) in combination with a “reply-to”-addresses written in the Mail Footer cannot be a permanent solution.

                            Actual situation in Alma:
                            When an E-Mail is send in the context of a job Alma takes the SMTP-envelope-from value from the „addressFrom”-definition in the concerning letter-configuration (general configuration -> letter emails).
                            When an E-Mail is…

                            121 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                            • Receiving: continuous vs one-time receiving of items - tabs should retain settings

                              In Acquisitions - Receive Items, when either the continuous or one-time tab is selected, the Keep in Department check box should retain its status according to the tab selected, e.g. checked for One-time and unchecked for Continuous.

                              4 votes
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                              • Ability to log in as user to a user's Library Card

                                It would be nice to be able to log in to a user's Library Card as that user for various reasons, mainly related to seeing what the patron can see (which letters they are selected to receive, which loans are present and which can be renewed by patron, etc.).

                                This has been an immensely helpful feature within ILLiad, and with the ability to integrate Alma and ILLiad and allow users "one" library account to manage rather than several, it would be very helpful in troubleshooting users' questions over the phone or via email.

                                3 votes
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                                • Returning items from the patron services - return tab of the wrong patron

                                  If a book loaned from a patron it has returned through Patron services - Return Tab of a wrong patron, Alma does not block the action. The system send return email receipt to the wrong patron who did not loan the book.
                                  The system should stop the action as the operator, for mistake, has returned the book from the patron services of a patron who did not loan the item.

                                  60 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
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                                    • Allow reserves citations from Network Zone electronic portfolios

                                      When adding a citation to a course reading list through a repository search, that search is currently limited to the IZ. However, for consortial Alma implementations, there may be significant electronic inventory managed in the NZ, and that becomes unavailable to reserves. When doing a repository search to add a citation, NZ electronic inventory should be available.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show a confirmation/warning about completing a lending request when using scan in items

                                        It would be a good enhancement to get a warning or a confirmation that a request is about to be set to completed, when we scan in an item that is currently in a resource sharing process. Because we use RFID, we have had multiple occurences of scanning in a document that already has the status Shipped Physically again by mistake, only to have the lending request irreversibly set to Request Completed, without the item ever being received by the Borrowing library. This means we have to contact the owning library and ask them to resubmit the request.

                                        When using…

                                        127 votes
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                                        • Metadata Editor: Add More Keyboard Shortcuts and Make Existing Ones Intuitive

                                          The ME needs a keyboard shortcut for every function. 'Search External Resources', 'Release Record', and many other actions do not have keyboard shortcuts, so I still essentially have to use the menu for everything. This is simply inaccessible.

                                          Secondly, the shortcuts that do exist don't make sense. A new field is F8, but deleting a field is CTRL + F6? Why not just make it CTRL + F8? Or F9? These shortcuts are poorly thought out and confusing.

                                          7 votes
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