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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. 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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  13. 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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  14. Accrual mode

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

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. description

    There isn't a possibility to configure the display of a journal's 'Description'. It is possible to edit templates in MD editor to configure which subfields will be displayed, however the display order of these fields is NOT configurable.

    We need a configuration possibility for journal's 'Description'.

    3 votes
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  19. Filter Acquisitions POL sets by fiscal period

    Manage Sets is useful for quick lists of orderlines but it's not possible to filter by fiscal period. This results in large sets which take a long time to display and then need to be filtered offline in Excel.

    Adding a new filter of fiscal period in Acquisitions Manage Sets could help reduce the load on Alma and produce more relevant sets.

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  20. vendor

    PO Line - Communications

    It is not possible to add all order communications with the vendor into one tab "Communications". All communcations that's starts from the vendor can not register here, only the communications that's starts from the library.
    It is not possible to select a communication type that's not sending a email to a vendor in the communication tab.
    It is very important for us that the chronology of communications is saved in one tab and not in many tabs.

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