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  1. Suggestion to avoid spam filtering changing EnvelopeFrom in Configuring Outgoing Email

    Actually an Institution cannot catch bounced emails because the EnvelopeFrom header field in Alma's emails is set to an address that has the domain @exlibrisgroup.com and it is not accessible. Changing the EnvelopeFrom to an email address in the institution domain may result in spam filtering and blocking. But if you could provide one email address account accessible in the domain @exlibrisgroup.com per Institution it could be use ad EnvelopeFrom address: the email (an example for my institution: 39UPI-email_admin@exlibrisgroup.com) should be readable by the related institution staff and user as EnvelopeFrom address (and/or for other purpose, such as Alma's…

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      2 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
    • Automatically add new user statistical categories as they are imported via the SIS integration

      As a system administrator I want any new statistical category codes used in the student file import to be added to the table as they appear in the file. Voyager previously added the code and then a system administrator could add the description to match.

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      • Embargoed resources displaying in Primo

        Currently records from within an embargo period are discover-able to end-users via Primo.
        The user then thinks we have access to the records and selects it only to be presented with No full text available.
        Embargoed records are outside of our coverage range and should not display in our discovery interface.

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          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
        • Change color of "suppress from discovery" and other checkmarks

          It is difficult to tell at a glance based just on the color of the check mark whether a holding or bib you're working with has been successfully suppressed or unsuppressed when you click on it. Going from faded yellow to bright yellow is not very obvious, especially for those who are already struggling with font size.

          Could it not be a completely different color? Maybe yellow/black?

          This would be easier than having to go back and look to see if the eye is present or not.

          7 votes
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          • Significant Improvements to the 'Browse Shelf List' Function Needed

            The 'Browse Shelf List" function is essential for catalogers in our library and is extremely clunky and time-consuming to use. Proposing any (hopefully all) of the following changes:

            1. Ability to view more results surrounding the exact search request.
            Said in a different way, the ability to view the result in the middle of the results page, so as to be able to see a few of the results both before and after. This makes call number adjustment significantly easier, instead of always needing to click a back button and remember what the call number were on the page before.

            7 votes
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            • cz updates -improved search functionality

              Improve search functionality in the CZ Updates Task List so that more advanced searching can be done. With the Dismiss All functionality, one can only dismiss everything in the task list, but with advanced search functionality one could limit to irrelevant tasks (i.e. book coverage updates) and only dismiss those tasks.

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              • reporting codes

                We find the information available from reporting codes really useful, but staff often forget to apply them when creating a PO. We'd like to have the option of making reporting codes a required/compulsory field

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                • "Send to Ex Libris" option under portfolio Action button

                  If possible, add the "Send to Ex Libris" button under the Action button for a portfolio. The option only appears if I do an electronic portfolio repository search. If I go to the portfolios from the services tab, the option is gone. That is a lot of extra steps of making changes to a portfolio and then sending those changes to Ex Libris.

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                  • Make "updated by" field configurable, not primary ID

                    There are many areas in Alma that will list the last Alma user to update something. These fields will display the primary identifier of the last updater, but we find this is not particularly helpful when we log in with our campus shib accounts, as this makes our employee ID number show up here. It would be more helpful if we could use Last Name, First Name or something similar in the Updated By fields.

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                    • Creation Date should be displayed in the Item Record

                      Please add the item record's Creation Date to the fields displayed in the item record. An appropriate location would be the History tab. It is currently possible to find the creation date only through Alma Analytics. While the Receipt Date can be a clue to the item's date of creation, the dates are not necessarily the same. Furthermore, the Receipt Date is populated automatically only when receiving an item through Acquisitions, and inputting the date manually when creating an item in the Metadata Editor is an extra step which can be overlooked and may not be applicable (or justified by…

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                      • CZ Updates Task List--journals only

                        Limit what goes into the CZ Updates Task List to only be journals (no books).

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                        • Different Sorting Option in Funds List Display

                          I would like to see the addition of the sorting mechanism based on status that is found in the vendors list added to the display of the Funds List Display that can default to "Active" funds. Since the default seems to be all the funds that have ever been appear, it would make more sense to mimic the "Active", "All", "Inactive" that is used for "Vendor Status" than ask users to click on additional facets for "Fund/Ledger Status".

                          I don't know what is more favorable among customers (the current facets or the mimicking of status as shown in the Vendor…

                          3 votes
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                          • Alma emails: provide matching plain-text alternative to reduce spamminess

                            Currently Alma emails only include an HTML-formatted variant. Anti-spam software will typically penalise messages that do not contain a plain-text variant, increasing the odds that the message will be marked as spam. Providing a plain-text variant would also benefit users of plain-text only email readers. The plain-text variant should resemble the unformatted content of the HTML-formatted variant. If they differ this might suggest that the sender is perhaps sending an innocuous text in the plain text part just to get through spam filters, and again, would be penalised for this.

                            13 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                            • Leave Library and Location blank using Browse Shelf Listing within the Metadata Editor

                              The August update allows Alma to limit Browse Shelf Listing to specific Libraries and Locations. This is fine when it is wanted; on the other hand, using Browse Shelf Listing directly from a holdings record (i.e. Alt+C in the Metadata Editor) defaults to limiting the search to the library and location in the holdings record (i.e. the 852 subfields $b and $c). I prefer the Library and Location fields remain blank (as they do when opening Browse Shelf Listing from the Resources tab) unless the user chooses to set limits.

                              3 votes
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                              • Need item-based request priority

                                We need to be able to configure a request TOU which allows to define an item-based request priority, based on item policy. When there are two identical items available for requesting, I want to indicate to Alma which one to prefer.

                                We have a library responsible for legal deposit. Of all documents of legal deposit, we have two items, one which can be requested for the reading room, the other which can be requested for loan. When a patron places a request on the holding, Alma decides randomly which one of the items to provide.
                                We would like to configure…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                • Browzine : Journals with multiple sources

                                  Libraries who are using Browzine are exporting our journals holdings file using a Google Scholar XML schema. For titles that have multiple sources, Browzine will based on their own algorithm to determine one source to be made available to the users in the Browzine interface. According to Third Iron, this "choosing algorithm" is designed to pick the source that has the widest coverage. This is fine in most of the cases but if we want to override this "decision", we will need to write in to Third Iron.

                                  Suggestion: To consider having a designated field in the portfolio record for…

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Add an action's menu button for the damaged books

                                    We would like to add a possibility on the action's menu.

                                    "Lost" is not enough because we have to write an explaination when the books are damaged and it is really not easy with the "lost" possibility.

                                    So currently we use "claimed return" but it does not block the fines.

                                    It will be much easier for us with a new button "damaged books".

                                    And we have to differentiate all those conditions for the billings.

                                    Thanks !

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                    • Cancellations - Need to specify more than "System"

                                      When a fulfillment request is cancelled, it should specify who cancelled it e.g. patron via Primo (incl. name), librarian, other and not just "System".

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Step-by-step guides

                                        how about some step-by-step guides on how to do things? examples: Course Reserve creation, Reading List creation, Add Brief creation

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Shorter turn around time needed...

                                          In Cataloging/ Metadata Editor: We need a shorter than 6 hour turn around time when we make changes. An example would be adding an 856 URL link, wanting to look in PRIMO to see if the link looks correct and test it.

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