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  1. Ability to Type Over Date For Physical Item/Booking Request

    When creating a Physical Item Request or a Booking for a future day and time for a patron, I think it would be nice if you could just type in the date and time as opposed to having to wipe the existing date and time or click around on the calendar.

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      0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
    • View the operator's name in the top corner in new UI

      in the old UI, the operator's name is visible in the top right corner. This enables employees at a busy, standing service desk to see who is logged in where and avoid using each others' accounts. In the new UI, it's visible only from the home page.

      3 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
      • Allow MARC21 for Enduser Deposit Profiles

        By now, deposit profiles only support Dublin Core. In order to be congruent with existing MARC21 meta-data, deposit profiles should also support MARC21.

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Digital  ·  Admin →
        • Fines not printing

          When we try to print fines in the new UI, very little is printed and certainly not the information we need. We need to print title/barcode/due dates/etc. We can get the list up in Excel, but it doesn't include the patron information and there's too much information. It would just be nice to be able to print the screen and have everything at your fingertips.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
          • Set up Online Service Order configuration in the NZ and be able to share with the IZ.

            We would like to be able to set up Online Service Order in the NZ and share that configuration with the IZ. The goal is push the shared OA e-collections to the bottom of the list so they do not display first in the list.

            26 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
            • Allow staff to override the patron request limit in Alma.

              In Alma the patron has 5 current physical item requests. On creation of a sixth one in Alma, a message appears advising that the patron has reached their request limit, but there's no ability to override for Alma staff.

              12 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
              • Field creation date by changes via API

                While changing a specific field in a user records via API the "creation date" should be changed only in this field and not in any other fields – which happens now – in order to be able to recognize the newest changes in a user profile.

                15 votes
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                • Include "External Name" in Bib API results when returning the location of an item

                  We're using the Bib API for several Alma integrations and have noticed that Bib API calls are returning just the "Location Name" for the location of items. We're of the opinion that the "External Name" should also be included in the Api results, as this is the location text that should be presented in public interfaces. Please include the "External Name" field in addition to the "Location Name" when returning the location in Api calls.

                  7 votes
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                  • Share GES configurations from the NZ to the IZ

                    Would like to set up GES configurations in the NZ and be able to share those configurations with the IZ. Example, ERIC, Amazon, Google Scholar, and ProQuest Dissertations.

                    32 votes
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                    • Academic Departments - add field for Faculty/School

                      Academic Departments within institutions often sit under Faculty or School groups. This is currently not represented in Alma or Leganto. Could we have a new (optional) field added for School/Faculty both to the Academic Department area and have it available in Analytics.

                      18 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                      • Automatic transfer of the RS borrowing request cancellation note

                        Functionality wanted: Cancellation notes in Resource Sharing Borrowing Requests to be transferred to the resource Notes tab automatically.

                        Currently, cancellation notes in Resource Sharing Borrowing Requests don’t get transferred to the resource Notes tab automatically. However, since it is used in cancellation notification emails for users, ILL staffs should be able to have access to the same information the users see. This is necessary as it will help ILL staffs address user inquiries about the cancellation in a timelier manner when they come up. Otherwise it will take ILL staffs minutes to go through all the related materials before finally…

                        21 votes
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                        • Ability to edit a location instead of creating a new one

                          We are aware that this is a fulfillment configuration, but it is one which causes problems with acquisitions.

                          We would like the ability to 'edit' existing location codes that would automatically update everything within those locations to the new location, including holdings, items, and PO lines...rather than having to create new locations and move things before deleting the old location.

                          This would eliminate the problems with "change physical items" jobs that don't change locations for things with no items attached (common with serials).

                          This would also eliminate the problem of POs becoming unlinked from holdings when a location is changed.…

                          28 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Acquisitions  ·  Admin →
                          • Batch update of role expiry dates via the UI

                            Batch update of role expiry dates via the UI.

                            We have hundreds of student staff who have expiry dates on their roles (see attached for an example). Every semester, we have to manually edit each and every role for every student. This process would be so much easier if we could choose multiple roles and then batch update the expiry date.

                            Thank You! Lisa

                            15 votes
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                            • Community Zone Updates Task List filter for "Local Information"

                              When working in the Community Zone Updates Task List I would like to be able to filter by items that do/do not have Local Information (screenshot: https://www.screencast.com/t/rrCNY2U0CI). Having local information can determine if further action is needed (i.e. updating coverage information, removing local parameters, etc.).

                              4 votes
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                              • Improve financial forecasting of subscriptions

                                It would nice to have more functionality in terms of subscription financial forecasting.

                                Although we can roll over subscriptions with a blanket % increase, we would like to be able to input and overwrite this where we know price increases will differ.

                                In addition, where we know the increases for multi-year agreements, these can all be set in advance, allowing for more accurate encumbrance figures.

                                3 votes
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                                • Make the SAVE button more prominent on the Invoice Screen

                                  I have had a suggestion from my staff to make the SAVE button on the invoice screen more prominent. We have several workflows where one person puts an invoice in review and then it is checked by a second person before moving to In Approval. We have discovered that the incidences of someone hitting SAVE & CONTINUE rather than SAVE in the new Alma interface has increased. When we looked at the old interface versus the new, we discovered that that SAVE is now white and much fainter. At least having it the same color or size I think would…

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                                  • "Select All" checkbox for In Process Items

                                    When changing the status of In Process Items there is no “Select All” box at the head of the column, often there are multiple copies and we want to apply the same status change to all the items on the list.

                                    Instead of having to check the box next to each item in a list we would like to suggest that on this page (and other pages where applicable) that a “Select All” checkbox* be added.

                                    *as is the case on some lists such as “Patron Loans” and “List of Items”.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Ability to suppress the structure of a Digital Collection from Discovery (Primo)

                                      When a Collection is created in Alma the structure is visible in Discovery (Primo). We would like to suppress from Discovery the structure of a Collection in Alma. For example, we've created a Collection for which the structure is internal. We don't want to make it visible or accessible by users. As an example, please check out the Collection Discovery page: http://labordoc.ilo.org/primo_library/libweb/action/collectionDiscovery.do?menuitem=5&vid=41ILO_V1&colayout=grid&inst=41ILO
                                      The collection we want to suppress from Discovery is “ILO Digital Inventory”. To manage collections internally and control what is being visible in Discovery may be useful to other Libraries. If only Alma could have a box that…

                                      1 vote
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                                      • Re-sequence MARC fields by each tag when running a normalization rule

                                        Currently, after running a normalization rule on a set of bib records, the bib records display the 5XX fields out of order, e.g. 500, 546, 506 etc. This occurs even after running the CnmarcBibReSequenceTask as fields between 500 and 899 are not sorted, or sorted only by hundreds (this was the information given to us by a member of staff when we reported the issue on the ExLibris Customer Portal).

                                        Having all fields in the correct order would ease any future cataloguing needed on these records, or when staff members view the record for work purposes.

                                        I've attached an example…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Add the ability to record enumeration in portfolios

                                          More and more frequently, we have access to multi-volume e-resources where each volume has its own static URL (and therefore, its own portfolio) and all the e-volumes are linked to the same bib record, the same way a multi-volume print resource's volumes would be. I'd like to see an enumeration field in portfolios so that volume information (not the same as coverage) can be recorded, indexed, and displayed.

                                          2 votes
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