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  1. Option to receive from items list

    Please make it an option to receive an issue, without having to navigate away to the specific "Receiving" page, if you are looking at it on an items list. Often I'll be working on items and notice that one of them is not received when it should be, but I can't change that without interrupting my workflow or opening a new window.

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  2. 'Additional PO Line' description

    When you have inventory that is connected to multiple PO Lines, it would be great to be able to see the description of the POL from within the inventory. Currently the additional POLs are listed but you can only see a PO Line number, and you need to click into each one to see the description.

    5 votes
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  3. Require a barcode for newly received serials

    Serials can be assigned a barcode upon receipt, but it would be nice of Alma would prompt users to provide the barcode if/when a barcode is required rather than merely optional. (We only barcode some titles, so a prompt of some kind would help staff who don't know which titles are barcoded as a matter of routine.)

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  4. Receive on order

    The only way to receive an item on order is to go into the Receive function within Acquisitions and this requires that you have a known POL or browse through the list but that is not a viable option for the amount of orders we have open. The bulk of our materials come on approval so the POL is created in the load process and therefore not noted on the invoice and unknown. In order to receive, staff first search Alma for the correct order record and write down the POL. Then they have to go into Receive and search…

    26 votes
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  5. Acquisition Renewals for NZ e-collections

    We would like the ability to renew a shared e-collection.
    The new FY year price would be displayed in the negotiated license and then a renew button would be available. the library would see the new FY cost and then renew or cancel that subscription.
    Then this renewal or cancel would notify the NZ administrator.
    (similar to the functionality in ConsortiaManager).

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  6. Add functionality to fund summary pages to view expended orders

    There is no functionality within the fund summary pages to see what orders have been paid. The value of the expended balance does show in the summary graph however it would be really useful to see the orders this relates to.

    66 votes
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  7. Vendors : simplify Contact information and People contact tabs

    Hello,

    Handle vendors in ALMA is pretty twisted and not user friendly !

    We can understand the distinction between Vendor details (network level) and Vendor account details (institution level).

    But why distinguish Contact information and People contact in two separate tabs ?
    This makes us input twice same informations.

    Our request : to get one tab for all Contacts ; each contact would be distinguished by a specific frame with name, first name, job description, email, postal mail and phone nember. All display in one single screen.

    If you share this request, VOTE.

    37 votes
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  8. More easily edit/delete POL templates

    We would like to be able to more easily update our POL templates. As far as I can tell, you need to create a new order, make adjustments in the POL, and then Save As Template - overwriting the old template. There should be an easier process.

    9 votes
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  9. Add invoice price increase from last year's invoice

    When adding a new invoice line, it will be very useful to add a small box that shows percentage increase since last year's invoice line price.
    That way we can check the price increase since last year while adding an invoice.

    3 votes
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  10. Facet for PO Lines Secondary & Tertiary Reporting Codes

    We'd really like the ability to facet in PO Lines by the Secondary & Tertiary Reporting Code fields. It's possible to facet by the main Reporting Code but not by the other two reporting codes.

    4 votes
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  11. Enable link from Invoice line to live Purchase Order Line so that data can be updated

    The Alma renewals workflow for continuous resources (Subscription POLs) involves creating Invoices and updating the renewal date and other data such as Notes in the Purchase Order Line. This should be possible as part of a unified workflow when invoicing, i.e. adding the invoice line and then linking through to a live Purchase Order Line to update and save the renewal date etc.
    Currently the Invoice Line PO Line link is View Only which means a separate search and action is required to find and update the renewal dates etc in POLs. This is inefficient and wastes time - given…

    63 votes
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  12. Purchase request conversion into a resource sharing request

    It would be good if it was possible to convert a purchase request into a resource sharing request on Alma. This might arise in circumstances where the user has originally requested a purchase request for a journal article on Primo. It would be useful if this purchase request could be converted into an ILL request simply without having to re-key in the information

    14 votes
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  13. the closed pol cannot be modified

    Currently the POLs could be modified even if the status is closed. In order to prevent the mistake we wish that the closed pol can not be modified and have a view function for the closed POLs.

    2 votes
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  14. Purchase order line details (subscriptions)

    Under the note tab gets filled up with "The PO Line has renewed automatically on (renewal date) by the system" as each year passes. This note should be in the history tab. The note field should be about important information pertaining to the subscription only.

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  15. Add sushi job options beyond weekly

    Currently the only SUSHI job configuration options under acquisition job configuration, is either to run every Saturday or not at all. I get FAILED messages from my weekly sushi job notification. I'm finding out there are some vendors that do not make their data available except for certain weeks of the month. For example, Oxford does not make their data available until around the 15th,unless it's a weekend then it's the following Monday.

    So the job runs to no effect except about once a month.

    Can an option be added so the customer can run the job monthly in addition…

    32 votes
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  16. Please allow adding multiple sequences with numeric prefix.

    Now only one sequence with numeric prefix is allowed; if I want to add multiple sequences with numeric prefix, I have to add a random alphabetic prefix and then remove it. Please allow adding multiple sequences with numeric prefix.

    3 votes
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  17. Add "Purchase Type" to PO line order templates.

    It would be very helpful to have the Purchase Type included in order templates. PO lines that share criteria in other fields usually have the same Purchase Type.

    7 votes
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  18. Fiscal close manager role with library scope

    We've 17 libraries and manage the funds independently. When rolls over ledger and PO lines, it is very easy to roll all ledgers instead of those in campus level. To avoid this problem, the Fiscal close manager role with library scope can restrict operators to process their controlled funds only.

    2 votes
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  19. Can you put process type as a column in the received items list?

    It would be helpful to add Process Type in the Received Items List so we can see if an issue was claimed, or not published, etc.

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  20. Add option to use hyperlink in license terms

    Add functionality to license terms displayed in Primo under "Show License" to include a hyperlink, or clickable link. It would be helpful to be able to include a URL in the list of license terms, that patrons are able to click. Our institution uses an external tool to help determine terms of use and would like to direct patrons to the tool using a link in the License Terms.

    4 votes
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