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  1. Barcode field should be active when "Set Barcodes" opens

    When receiving physical items, "Receive and set barcodes" should open the "Set barcodes" dialog box with the barcode field active. This would remove the need to click in the field before scanning in the new barcode.

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  2. adding Item Replacement Price when creating an item via Import Profile

    How to do we set up an Acquisitions Import Profile so that when the item is created the item Replacement Cost field is populated with the order information? For example we have an Import Profile for our Yankee Book Peddler (US) vendor (New Order - physical material - YBPUS) that has the price recorded in the 960$s marc tag and this correctly populates the PO-Line entry but there doesn't seem to be an option to use this field in the inventory tab to populate the item Replacement Cost meaning we have to add this manually.

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  3. Make it possible to change the bib reference on orders with a CKB ID

    Currently, it is not possible to change the bib reference (relink a bib) on orders which have a CKB ID, only those which have an MMS ID. I think it should be possible to change the bib reference on all orders.

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  4. Receive items without generating an item record.

    Law libraries have loose leafs and pocket parts and do not need to have an item generated for them. We would like to be able to track when they are received but having them show up in Primo is messy and having a suppressed holding just to receive these items is also messy. Both would make running statistic more difficult because the count would be inaccurate. Voyager was capable of receiving these sorts of items without automatically generating a barcode while also allowing to track the receiving information. It would useful if you added this feature to Alma.

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  5. Add the ability to set individual user preferences or defaults when creating item records.

    Each user should be able to set preferences for Item record fields that match their particular workflow. For example - make it possible to set a temporary location default for when an item record is created. Make it possible for the receive date to be automatically filled in with current date.

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  6. Notify receiver of Hold Items

    Currently within an order when the Hold Item box is ticked for an Interested User the patron physical item request is not placed for the item until after the item is received.
    This means that receiving staff do not get the pop up notification that the item has a user request at the time the item is received.

    Upon receipt of an item that contains an Interested User with the Hold Item checked can you please generate the same pop up notification generated for physical item requests.

    We have found that we have to manually add the physical item request…

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  7. Renewal POL : free the box "Manual Packaging"

    When we renew POL, we would like to be able to tick or not tick the box "Manual Packaging".
    Our aim is to not heritage the Packaging from the 1rst POL / PO, but to decide to re-package POL as wanted.

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  8. MIT Press ebooks

    We would like to be created a new target in SFX KB for the objects (ebooks) included in the file attached (MIT Press Philosophy collection).
    The access that will should be created is from the site of the publisher MIT PRESS https://direct.mit.edu/, not of the vendors.
    Thank you.
    Carla Savarè

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  9. Making purchase order letters more configurable to add imprint information (place of publication, publisher, and publication year) to the le

    Making purchase order letters more configurable to add imprint information (place of publication, publisher, and publication year) to the letter to vendor. As it is now only the ISBN (if it is available) and title are listed, sometimes the author. Many vendors reply asking for further information to identify what it is we are ordering.

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  10. Display local price in addition to the foreign currency price

    We need the display of the local price in addition to the foreign currency price on the Invoice Lines tab and in the POL summary tab. That's very important for us.

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  11. Improve financial forecasting of subscriptions

    It would nice to have more functionality in terms of subscription financial forecasting.

    Although we can roll over subscriptions with a blanket % increase, we would like to be able to input and overwrite this where we know price increases will differ.

    In addition, where we know the increases for multi-year agreements, these can all be set in advance, allowing for more accurate encumbrance figures.

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  12. 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.

    38 votes
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  13. Enable embedding fund balance graphs and data on Alma Home Screen

    Fund balance data from Analytics is inaccurate as data is piped in to Analytics on a daily basis, making fund balance widgets created in Analytics less useful for checking available balances. We would like to request the ability to quickly access up-to-the moment fund and available balances available under each fund under Acquisitions > Funds and Ledgers > Fund > Reports in home page widgets. This would enable staff placing order to check live fund balances easily on a regular basis.

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  14. Allow different configuration of Interested User emails for ebook orders

    Currently the automatic email for the Interested User of an ebook order isn't triggered until the status of the order changes from 'Sent' to 'Waiting for Invoice'.
    It would be beneficial if we could configure the emails differently to allow an alternative trigger eg the activation date.

    This would eliminate the current considerable delays between the ebook being available and the sending of the email.

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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…

    35 votes
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  16. batch move license inventory

    I would like to batch move license e-inventory on licenses and amendments to another license/amendment.

    Currently, you can move e-inventory to a different license one at at time. It would save time to select inventory to move to a different license in bulk.

    See my very horrible mock up: https://www.screencast.com/t/f2r2SZygN0ca

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  17. Vendor contacts need phone extension added

    When adding a new contact to the vendor location, there could be numerous people using the same base number, but with different extensions. Can you add a space to allow entering the extension?

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  18. Generate Feedback Message with Link to E-Resource Activation Task

    When creating an e-activation task for an electronic inventory item directly from the portfolio or collection, the feedback message contains only an informational message that the task was completed but does not contain a link to the task on the E-Resource Activation Task List. We would like to see a feedback message that would include a direct link to the task so that the user can then handle the task (for example, assign the task to themselves or to others.)

    We would also like to see a feedback message containing a link to the newly created task when submitting an…

    32 votes
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  19. Adding 'citation type' to the facet in Resource Sharing Borrowing/Lending Request

    Though I can distinguish book and article using other facets such as requested form, I think that citation type(book/article)is going to be more intuitive and useful. In addition, because I found it possible to use citation type as a facet in Acquisitions, including it in Resource Sharing is also proper considering coherence or unity of facets. I hope it is added soon.

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  20. Search more than one POL at a time

    The new feature of the october 2018 release made it possible to receive several POLs at once by selecting the desired POLs. We usually have a very large number of POLs and can't filter them by any more details. That makes finding the wanted POLs difficult.
    We would like to be able to search for more than one POL at that point.

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