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  1. Update URL in porfolio when attached bib record's 856 is updated

    When the URL in a bib record attached to a portfolio is updated (individually edited, or batch load/overlay of records), there should be a setting to the action so that the URL in an attached portfolio would also be updated and we don't have to remember to manually do this. We have had 2 recent instances, one where we used APIs to update bib records using our old PURL manager to use our new one, only to find that the portfolio URLs also needed to be changed separately, and one where we have a batch of vendor records with changed…

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    • Add a "contains" option to funds and ledgers search

      When searching for funds and ledgers, some users may want to turn up any fund with a keyword. Let's say there are multiple chemistry funds, with one name "Chemistry - State" and another "Chemistry - Trust." Currently, a search for Chemistry turns up nothing, because it's only an exact search. A contains search would be more useful.

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      • When using the Excel tool, instead of results.xlsx, can Alma not name the item by the title of the search? For instance, if we're looking at

        When using the tools function, instead of results.xlsx, could Alma not name the item by the title of the search? For instance, if we're looking at the set from a saved repository search, the Excel file could use the name of the set.

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        • Proxy Patron feature

          It would be outstanding if there was some way to track when a proxy was added to a patron and/or set an expiration date for that proxy relationship. As it stands, as far as I can tell, there is no way to discern when a proxy was added. Further an automated feature, that will expire a proxy relationship after the end of a semester, for example, would be great.

          Thank you

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            0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
          • Report on workflow profiles assigned to resource sharing partners

            We would like the ability to report on the workflow profiles assigned to Resource Sharing partners. This would allow us to easily determine the partners which have borrowing and lending workflows assigned as well as easily seeing the particular workflow profile assigned to each, including those which are shared amongst multiple partners.

            At the moment this is checked by selecting each individual partner. If this could be added to the export available on the Tools option in the partner list we could easily retrieve the required information without the need to manually check every partner. This will be particularly useful…

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            • [ALMA] - Resource Sharing - Change material type for Created Borrowing Request

              It would be useful to allow library staff dealing with Interlibrary Loan ( ILL ) and working in the Resource Sharing ( RS ) library to change the material type of a created borrowing request. For example, right now when a patron places a request for an article and by mistake is using the empty order-form for BOOK, not for article, the request arrives in Alma, but obviously as BOOK. And this cannot be corrected. It would be good, if the library staff had the possibility to change the request type to ARTICLE, adding then the missing information about Journal…

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                0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
              • Make the list price box on the create pol form interactive.

                Make the list price box on the create pol form interactive, so we do not have to click on the box, remove the 0.00, and then key price. This would be helpful in other places in Alma, as well.

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                • Add functionality to better manage queue for reserves/holds

                  More academic libraries are checking out high-traffic electronic items (laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, etc.) and often have a long list of patrons with holds on these items. It would be useful if we could manage the queue for user holds/reserves more effectively. We should be able to renumber/reposition users in the queue (presently you may only bump someone up to the very top of the queue or profile a priority if users are from different user groups). We should also be able to manage the queue without having the item available; presently that is not possible. We often have 12+ users…

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                    1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                  • Delete line from Reminders when record is deleted

                    When a reminder has been added on a bib record, the record can be edited in the MD editor. But nowhere one can see that this record has been deleted from repository. Cataloger so work on a 'ghost' record.
                    Could the Reminders list be updated when records are deleted? The Reminder line could either be deleted or marked as 'record deleted'.

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                    • Reminders : extend the Add reminder functionality to other roles (only Cataloger now)

                      Reminders functionality could be more effective if extended to other roles than only cataloger role. At least Electronic and Physical inventory operators should be able to add a reminder on a Bib record in a repository search result.
                      The managing of reminders from Cataloging menu can be limited to catalogers.

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                      • Lending: Edit Request Type in Manage Fulfillment Options

                        We sometimes need to change the Request Type from Physical to Digital and vice versa, after we have placed the request via Management Fulfillment Options. As there is no edit option, we have to place a new request and then delete the redundant option.

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                        • Allow for work orders to be placed against MMS IDs

                          It would be helpful if we could apply a work order against ALL the items attached to an MMS ID in a single go, rather than go through Actions against each item. I know it's possible to create a set and do it that way but it would be much easier to be able to click on a work order option and have that applied to a whole list of items.

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                          • Custom Favicon

                            Support the ability for an institution to upload a custom favicon. Favicons make work easier when staff have multiple tabs open so they can switch back to Alma quickly. For example, someone may have a tab open with their Primo site, and a tab for the Library of Congress. A local favicon for their institution would allow them to quickly identify the Alma tab and switch back to it.

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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                            • Different authority icon

                              In authority control instead of having the looking glass icon, an icon that indicated the heading was Full or not would be better.

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                              • SRU/SRW: Increase the 10,000 record retrieval limit

                                The usefulness of the SRU service is reduced substantially by the 10,000 record limit.

                                If removing the limit is not an option, it would still help a lot if the limit could be increased to, say, 100,000.

                                My use case is that I'm using the SRU service in combination with the Bibs API to do batch processing of catalog records.

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                                • Sort of holdings by location (A-Z) in Primo GetIt

                                  Holdings in Primo Getit are sorted by "their proximity to the patron, according to the library IP address." [1]. This results in a random list (see screenshot).

                                  We want a sort by library location (A-Z), because this is more intuitive in cases where many holdings exist, e.g. printed journals are distributed at many locations among the university, see example [2].

                                  [1] https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/Alma_Online_Help_(English)/Fulfillment/080Configuring_Fulfillment/100Discovery_Interface_Display_Logic#Configuring_Locations_Ordering_Profiles
                                  [2] https://primo.fu-berlin.de/FUB:FUB_ALMA_DS21922194700002883

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                                    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                  • Send a confirmation by e-mail for each resource sharing request

                                    When the user fill in the form to receive a book by the Inter-Library Loan (ILL), it would be nice if a confirmation by e-mail could be sent to him.
                                    Our users were accustomed to receive this sort of e-mail and it's a deficiency for them.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                    • Resource Sharing Borrowing Recalled Item Due Time

                                      When Recalling a Loaned Borrowing Item, there is a Due Date but not a Due Time, as a result, the system enters the Due Time as the time the recall was placed and not the library's closing time.

                                      Pls. let us know what the solution is.

                                      In order to enter the correct Due Time, we have to go into Fulfillment and Change the Date - which sends a second letter to the patron.

                                      It would be very helpful if the Recall screen also allows the Due Time.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Closed Library Management TOU apply to Resource Sharing Request

                                        Currently, the RS Lending Request item due date does not take into consideration of the library closed days as there is no "Closed Library Due Date Management" option in the Lending Resource Sharing Rule TOU. As a result, the due date may fall on a library closed date where clients are unable to return the item. I have received confirmation from ExLibris (SF354784) that this will need to be an enhancement request rather than a bug fix.

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                                        • Item search in amazon. Can we add the webpage of our local vendor?

                                          When we order books, we have to fill in the data in metadataeditor. Could we be able to search the homepage of our local supplier?

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