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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. holds

    Add a flag to a title in the receiving queue, if it has a hold associated with it, regardless of the source of the hold. Right now, unless the hold is initiated in Acquisitions, there is no visible marker in the receiving queue, which causes a problem with batch receiving.

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  5. Pause function in PDA module needs to deactive e-portfolio not suppress bib record

    The PDA (patron driven acquisition) module doesn't work as well as it could - for example reporting limitations and the inability to link to an existing electronic collection but the big problem for us is the Pause function. Currently when you Pause a PDA list the bib record is suppressed which can lead to resources available in print or in other electronic collections to be hidden. Can the Pause function deactivate the electronic portfolio instead?

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  6. "Check subscription date overlap" check box

    We would like to configure a default (= hook) for the check box "Check subscription date overlap" in the "Invoice Line Details" screen.

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  7. Revert record view back to more "centered" view - "left-shifted" view hard to read

    Monday Feb. 6th, 2017 : new release - has "left-shifted" the record view in the bibliographic and holdings records (this is making viewing more difficult) - can we go back to the more "centered" view that was there previous to this latest update?

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  8. Invoice amount

    We need a display for a total invoice amount and total invoice lines amount above the invoice tabs. Otherwise we must always click on the summary tab after the recording the invoice lines for control. See attachment please.

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  9. Add Call Number to EDI fulfilment shelf-ready order response

    The EDI fulfilment functionality (shelf ready order responses) in Alma does not handle Call Number (classmark). Suppliers are sending call number information in standard GIR segments LCL and LFS in the EDI file, so Alma should be able to import these and populate the order record automatically in the same way as Barcode. This is a key requirement in our opinion because without it, manual intervention is still required for every order.

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  10. Add Reporting Codes to Invoices

    Reporting Codes can be applied to POLs only. This limits their usability to, for instance, track actual expenditures vs. proposed costs, or to split out expenses on an item among multiple programs or funds (which can be done with multiple invoices). Allowing Reporting codes, or some similar code, to be applied to Invoices would add a great deal of flexibility and utility to an already good idea.

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  11. Electronic Collection Type - One Time

    Here the scenario. I use a B3Kat package title record per profile "Titelübernahme aus dem B3Kat". Then I create via MD editor a PO line for "Electronic Collection - One Time". The field "Electronic Collection type" include the value "Database". We would like to configure the standard value for new records.

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  12. Automated Invoicing for Amazon

    Amazon is a common supplier of materials for many libraries and the current process of needing to manually enter invoices in Alma is very slow and tedious. I don't believe Amazon supports EDI, but they do provide invoice/order information in CSV format. It would be really great to have the ability to automate or batch load Amazon invoices.

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  13. Percentage load on vendor/order records

    On the screen for Vendor account details: Develop a data field entitled Overheads, with an input box that can take a percentage. This percentage indicates the percentage with which the value of each order linked to the vendor should be loaded automatically, with an override facility on the order record.

    On the screen for creating a PO Line: Develop a data field entitled Overheads, with an input box that can take a percentage. This field should be populated automatically from the Overheads field on the associated vendor record, loading the value of the order with the percentage, with an override…

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  14. Invoice - Vendor account - Mandatory field configurable

    The vendor account field in the invoice details should be a mandatory field. This is not configurable. We have not a choice here in the vendor field and the vendor account field will not filled in automatically. Please, change this.

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  15. Accrual mode

    When creating invoices, the Accrual mode checkbox should by default be unchecked

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  16. Information about the "Interested Users" in the List "Electronic Resource Activation Task List" is needed

    To work with the "Interested User"-Functionality in the context of Electronic Resources we need the Information about the "Interested Users" in the List "Electronic Resource Activation Task List" in a seperate column.

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  17. Electronic Collection PO lines should appear in "More info" at bib record level when Collection is linked to bib record

    Electronic Collection PO lines should appear in "More info" at bib record level when Collection is linked to bib record
    Description Hello,

    This is an enhancement request.

    Even when an electronic collection is linked to a bibliographic record in the Additional descriptive information field of the collection record and when an Electronic Collection PO line is linked to the collection, it currently is not possible to get to the PO line when we look up the title as "All titles" and click on the "More info" link. We have to use an Electronic Collection search to get to the title…

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  18. Delete PO Notes - from closed PO Lines

    Provide the function to delete specific Notes in PO Lines, when mistakes are found.

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  19. PO Templates: allow anyone to delete

    Right now a PO template can only be deleted by the person who created it. We have a number of templates sitting in our list that were created as tests when we first adopted Alma. We can't delete them because we don't know who made them, and it's possible that the creator no longer works at our institution.

    We don't see why public templates require this level of protection; if someone is concerned about a template being deleted, they can make it private.

    We would like the ability to clean up our template list so it can actually be an…

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  20. Include the ISBN/ISSN dropdown box in 'Other Service' PO lines

    We regularly need to order additional copies of ebooks, for example, if credits run out. If we are getting these from the same supplier, we don't want to create a duplicate portfolio, so we want to add an order without creating inventory. Using the order type 'Other Service' would be ideal, however there is no option to include the ISBN in the order, which vendors depend on for identifying the order via EDI. It would be great if this function could be added to 'Other Service' orders.

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