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  1. Integration through AWS Simple Storage

    Our consortium currently maintains an SFTP server exclusively for transfering files from our student information system to Alma. The server must be maintained and monitored at a cost to us.

    I would like to be able to configure Alma to retrieve the files from Amazon Simple Storage Service (AWS S3). File transfer would be over secure HTTPS and would cost us only a few pennies annually. Implementing this would allow us to retire the dedicated server and simplify our internal IT dependencies.

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    • Universal Viewer: Hard Coded 'Attribution - All Rights Reserved'

      The Universal Viewer for Alma-D images has a hard coded 'Attribution - All Rights Reserved' statement that appears for each image the universal viewer is configured.
      The Attribution statement should only appear for those representations, a copyright statement is defined.

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        0 comments  ·  Digital  ·  Admin →
      • Add link to 'note' tab in actions menu

        We quite often have to add notes to electronic collection records that advise users of outages. Some vendors have nearly 100 collections in their inventory that each need to be updated when there's an outage.

        It would be less time-consuming to add a note to multiple records if there was a link to the note tab in the 'actions' menu.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
        • "Report a Bug" button

          Yeah, the UI is slightly buggy and I'd like an ability to report these bugs, thanks.

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            0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
          • Link resolver should use ISSN and title from external resource

            When the link resolver receives a URL from an external resource, it should use the ISSN and the journal title from the incoming URL to create links for Interlibrary loans and ignore any related links if related links are activated (Fulfillment > Fulfillment Configuration > Configuration Menu > Discovery Interface Display Logic > Related Records). Currently, the link resolver will change the incoming ISSN and journal title to that of the related link when creating ILL requests, which makes the ILL article information incorrect.

            6 votes
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            • Remember last selection for "Automatically Print Slip?" in Scan In Items

              Some of our staff need to change the "Automatically print slip" radio button to Yes each time they enter a Scan In Items workflow to pass items to another department. Other staff do not.
              We would like Alma to remember an operator's last setting for this radio button, enabling every operator to have an optimal workflow.

              8 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
              • Automatically populate Material Type and Terms of use dropdowns in request forms

                In the physical request form in Primo it is common for there to be a single value in the Material Type and Terms of Use dropdowns. It is common for users to click on these dropdowns to see what the options are only to find there is only a single value to choose from.

                When there is only a single value to choose from it would be nice if The Material Type and Terms of Use fields were displayed to the user as not editable and with no dropdown displayed. This would save the user having to click into the…

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                  1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                • Automatically populate date and end time in booking request form

                  When placing a booking in Alma or Primo you need to choose a starting date then a starting hour followed by a starting minute. You then need to choose an end date then an ending hour and an ending minute. This is a lot of clicks to place one booking.

                  It would be nice if the end date, hour and time could be automatically populated based on the Terms of use of the item (so if the loan period is 2 hours and the start time is 2:30 then the end time could be automatically populated to say 4:30). If…

                  12 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                  • Resource sharing form customization

                    At now we can customize only the fields to display and their labels.
                    We feel the need of a deeper customization of the html (directly on the form page or via css)

                    26 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                    • Bulk reassignments of reading lists and "assigned to" features.

                      We would like to be able to select by check box multiple reading lists or select all to reassign them instead of having to reassign each one manually. If a staff member leaves, everything needs to be reassigned to the replacing staff.

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                        0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve Alma Link Resolver’s performance with Pubmed IDs (PMIDs)

                        Improve Alma Link Resolver’s performance with Pubmed IDs (PMIDs) such that it is as good or better than Serials Solutions’ 360 Link performance with Pubmed IDs. Areas where this is currently a problem include translation of OpenURL data from Pubmed over to Illiad through Alma Linker and Primo, item level linking between Pubmed, Alma Linker and Cochrane Library, and probably many other areas.

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                        • 1 vote
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                          • Pin metadata editor toolbar when scrolling

                            Our catalogers would like the metadata toolbar (file-edit-tools) to remain at the top of the bib record so that they do not have to use the far right scroll bar to scroll up and 'uncover' it. This seems to happen when they have been working with a holding and then return to the bib. It would be great not to need that extra step.

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                            • 1 vote
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                                0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                              • Retain the List Of Items filters after an item edit

                                We would like the filter settings (for Status, Location or Library) to be maintained when an Alma user edits an item from the List Of Items and then saves that change.

                                This is because many of the titles our staff members tend to work with in List Of Items frequently comprise core texts, of which we may have several dozen copies in various places and at a number of different statuses. It is therefore very time-consuming for staff to have to re-apply their settings for every transaction.


                                The following is typical of the workflow during which our staff encounter the…

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                                • Make credit and debit figures easy to distinguish

                                  The current use of "-" to designate a credit can be easily overlooked. A more conventional display using "()" would also be more visible.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                  • Configure Alma New UI to Work on Smartphones (Devices Smaller than Tablet)

                                    Due to the browser requirements, Alma New UI will not work on a device smaller than a tablet:

                                    "Minimum required resolution is 1024x768 (1280*800 recommended)."

                                    This is a bummer, as I know many of us often need to access Alma from a smartphone. The Current UI is terrible from a phone, but at least it is possible. That is one of the main reasons I was excited about New UI.

                                    Please configure Alma New UI to work on smartphones (devices smaller than tablet).

                                    Thanks,
                                    Blake

                                    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/Alma_Online_Help_(English)/Getting_Started/050Alma_User_Interface_%E2%80%93_General_Information/010Browser_Requirements

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                                    • Export suppression status

                                      When exporting a list of titles to Excel, it would be helpful if a title's suppressed status was exported along with the rest of the title's information. Currently, there is a visual indicator in Alma if a title is suppressed or not, but that doesn't seem to translate over when exported. Since we often work with large lists of titles and there's no way to sort itemized sets, we need to be able sort through them effectively in Excel.

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                                      • Customize Physical Material Type Table.

                                        In the Physical Material Type code table there are many material types that we don't need or that are confusing or redundant, and other materials we want but that are not listed, such as librettos. If we could customize this table we could standardize the material types we use and add ones we need.

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                                        • Add the ability to run scheduled analytics jobs using reports stored in the community folders.

                                          We are collaborating with a group of ten other libraries using Alma. We'd like to be able to create analytics reports and use them across all the libraries as scheduled reports, in our project. As it stands now, all the libraries would have to copy the correct report into their institution folder to be able to run it as a scheduled report. This creates a lot of extra work, and adds to the risk that multiple libraries will run different versions of the report, as time goes on and changes are made to the report.

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