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  1. Add City and NPA from physical address to global Contact Information screen of user

    When you consult the Contact Information Tab of a user, you can only see the first line of the physical address, which most of the time is the street address.
    We would like to add the column City and NPA to this screen.

    This way, for over 90% of our patrons, we can directly see the complete address without having to consult the detail of the address.

    This would save us much time, as staff are required to regularly ask the patrons whether their address is still correct.

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    • CZ Updates Task List-add "Report to ExLibris" functionality to actions button

      From the CZ Updates Task List, add a Report to ExLIbris button to the Actions menu. It is inconvenient to test an update, exit the Task List, search for the portfolio in Repository, and then Report to ExLibris. Why not make the Report to ExLibris function available where you need it, in the Task List?

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      • Granular permissions for Alma API functions

        (The idea title is copied from a NERS suggestion (5311) that didn't make it to the second round.)

        When working with third parties it is problematic that granting access to the Alma API for the necessary functionality will often also open up for access to other information that we might not want to share with the same third party.

        An example is that allowing a vendor to create PO Lines via the API will also give the vendor access to the complete financial data of our institution, potentially giving them insights that could be used against us when negotiating prices.

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        • Report on API access under the events subject category

          It would be great to be able to track events originating from the API together with the events from the user interface and third party integrations.

          This could be used both for statistical purposes, e.g. to compare the number of users created via API with users registered through the user interface, and for auditing API usage per apikey.

          The auditing use case is especially important as long as API access is granted on the current high level - if we can't restrict access to sensitive information for a third party that need access to some insensitive part of the same…

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            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
          • Batch Update Expiry Date for Items in Department (Work Orders)

            It would be really helpful if we had the ability to change expiry dates for items in process (in department, with a work order) in a batch. This screen already includes the ability to change status, mark done, and generate barcodes in batch. Adding an option to update the expiry date that way seems like a logical addition.

            9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
            • way to report in Analytics for the POL Note

              Need the ability to report in Analytics for the POL Note. We would like to be able to pull a report for POLs which have a note.
              The only POL note that I can find in Analytics is the Note to Vendor but the notes we are adding are not in this field.

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                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
              • Provide visual representation of funds and fund structure "tree"-style, not "results-list"-style w/details in tiny text.

                Voyager does this well - a tree structure like Windows, showing the hierarchy and relationship of funds to each other. Voyager also has color and shape indicators to show what kind of fund at a glance, and lays out the allocations, commitments (aka encumbrances), expenditures, and balances in a clear way, grouped, and with space around -- not in tiny text all jammed into a little entry you have to squint to make out which bit you need. Please. Seriously -- visual representation of funds and fund structure.

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                • view-licenses

                  We need a profil who could view all information related to a license, including attachements. But this profil must not edit neither delete licenses, neither licenses' informations.

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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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                    • 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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                      • Request to drop to next item when previous is made Missing

                        If an item is requested but can't be found and therefore toggled to Missing, the physical item request remains unfulfilled and cannot be fulfilled by another copy of that title. Either staff get an option to drop the request to the next available/eligible item, or that is done automatically, or both those options.

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                          0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                        • Normalization rules - adding dates

                          It would be great if the normalization rules could be enhanced to use variables such as date, or add datestamps.

                          We would like the ability to insert dates into MARC notes fields via normalization rules.

                          Ideally inserting variables something like %DAY%/%MONTH%/%YEAR% in a rule would add today's date in the format DD/MM/YYYY once a rule is run.

                          4 votes
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                          • DIfferent cancellation letters for ILL requests and hold requests

                            We want to be able to notify users when cancelling an ILL request but, at the moment, as the cancellation letter is shared by Circulation and Resource Sharing and the majority of cancellations are for holds, the letter is sent from the Circulation email address and has a Customer Services signature.

                            This means that we can not notify a patron directly when we cancel an ILL request as they might want to reply and the email would go to the wrong department.

                            This means we have to follow a two-step process where we send a query to the patron informing…

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                            • 151 authority records need to validate 651 subjects

                              The Alma Link Bib Heading job is returning unlinked headings for 651 geographic subjects having valid LC 151 name (not subject) authority records in the CZ. This causes us to have to sift through/check on many valid headings when working to resolve unlinked headings, particularly as we are preparing to migrate--the first run of Link Bib Heading will have a huge results list that will include all of these "unauthorized" geographic subjects.

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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 →
                                • Allow MarcEdit Alma Integration to update Community Zone records (via API)

                                  Ex Libris has allowed us to edit Community Zone records, except 022 field. Currently, we can only open the records in the metadata editor and add a MARC field one at a time. Using MarcEdit Alma Integration to update a record one at a time results in an error, because the Alma API documentation states that “…updating a linked Community Zone record is currently not supported.”

                                  I am requesting Ex Libris to allow updating Community Zone records via MarcEdit Alma Integration., so that we can update records one at a time, instead of adding MARC fields to a record one…

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                                  • Immediate availablity of new TOU from Fulfillment Units Rule Screen

                                    When creating a new Fulfillment Unit Rule, we have the opportunity to create a new TOU in that screen. However, when we hit save the TOU is not immediately made available for use in the drop down menu.

                                    It would be very beneficial if the newly created TOU was immediately available in the drop down after we hit save. Currently, we have to cancel the Fulfillment Unit Rule we are working on and restart it in order to have the new TOU available as a choice.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                    • Remove option to 'Renew' offered in a "Due Loans Letter" generated by a patron request.

                                      Option to Renew is confusing to patrons who are denied when they try to renew a recalled item. Better not to offer, or appear to offer, it in a recall generated by a patron request.

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                                      • Reduce 24 - 48 hour window between the time a Course and Reading list are created in Alma and the moment it appears in Primo

                                        It is very difficulty to judge whether or not processing course reserve material are successfully completed until a full day and sometimes longer have lapsed if/when publishing in Primo is a concern. This happens - failure to publish in Primo - inspite of Course Reserve becoming available as loan-able in Alma.

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                                        • More API options for Borrowing Requests

                                          The current API:s for Borrowing Requests are limited to get a list of request for a specific user, get a specific request of a specific user or create a new request.

                                          To be able to integrate better with other systems, in our specific case the Swedish national ILL broker system "Libris Fjärrlån", we would need to be able to update and delete requests as well.

                                          We would also want to retrieve lists of requests without knowing the user, for example by status, by external system or other criteria.

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