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  1. Searching for a title with "&" should also search "and" when searching for PO lines and invoices

    When searching for a title in any of the Acquisitions (i.e. Order Lines, Invoices, Vendors, Funds, etc.) filters, searching for a title containing "and" should also pull up any results with an ampersand (&) in the title.

    e.g. Searching the title "Law and Inequality" will not find the title's PO line unless it is spelled as "Law & Inequality."

    127 votes
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  2. 采购查重

    由于ISBN查重仍有问题,会产生大量复本图书,所以ISBN查重不能满足实际的需求。还有系统的模糊查重配置是去精确比对100和245字段,在系统中放在100字段的只能是单个的创作者creator,而多个中的其他创作者、还有所有贡献者都会放在7XX中,在我们导入订单时,不论是何种责任方式,我们都放在了100字段,所以,如果系统是直接将我们导入的100字段和系统的100字段比对,这是不科学的。正确的比对方式应该是将我们的100字段和系统的1XX和7XX一起比对才是。再者245字段,由于某些老师给的题名不完整或者不规范,所以,在245的比对时,也不应该是一对一精确匹配,而是应该将导入的245去符号,和系统中已有的245去符号进行比对,只要系统中245完全等于或者全包含我们导入的245,就当做重复给予显示,才完美。比如导入的245是xxxx:xx,系统的是245xxxx:xx 再比如我们的245是xxxx:xx,系统的是245xxxx:xxsssss;这两种情况的重复提示,才是需要的。并且90多条数据,人工查了77条重复,说明了永久检索框中实现了上述我说的245题名查重,但是订单创建那边模糊查重却没能做到。希望订单创建查重那里进行优化,从而完善查重需求。

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  3. EDI check in for print journals

    Alma documentation states that Alma supports the following Edifact message types – INVOIC, ORDERS, OSTENQ, ORDRSP, ORDCHG. However our old LMS Aleph supported an additional Edifact message type called DESADV.

    This allowed our serials agent, Ebsco, to check in our journals in on the LMS remotely via EDI once our monthly consolidated deliveries of print journals were despatched from the warehouse.

    Provided our prediction patterns matched the PIA line this worked efficiently. An example of EDI text is as below:-

    LIN+1'
    PIA+5+0001-4788(2012)42?:1;1-9:SI::28'
    IMD+L+050+:::ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS RESEARCH'
    QTY+12:1'
    RFF+SNL:52280023'
    RFF+SNA:52280023'

    The above essentially means that for order no 52280023 (linking to…

    24 votes
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  4. Vendor Contacts (Contact People tab) should not be internal contacts in Alma

    When you enter Vendor Contact Details in Alma (Contact People tab) the internal contact form is used and the vendor contacts are stored as internal contacts. This form is inappropriate for Vendor Information. It asks for non-applicable fields such as gender and birth date and there is nowhere to add important information such as the contact's name, title and company they are associated with, work phone number, cell number, fax number, etc

    3 votes
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  5. Shopping cart color change depending or open or closed orders.

    Currently the shopping cart, indicating order/s, is green. It would be helpful if all the orders were cancelled or closed if the cart were another color, say red. If the order or even 1 order of may are active then the green cart.

    7 votes
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  6. 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…

    28 votes
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  7. Configure issues to appear in chronological order rather than alphabetical order for recieving

    For titles (especially newspapers but some others) that don't have a volume number, ALMA lists them in alphabetical rather than chronological order when receiving new issues. This is highly inconvenient as well as illogical. It means clicking through page after page of issues for newspapers, which are predicted a year out. Surely there must be some way to arrange them chronologically? If not, then it would be helpful if ALMA could show more than twenty results per page.

    7 votes
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  8. Can ALMA give a warning msg when a duplicate barcode has been assigned?

    Sometimes duplicate barcodes can be assigned manually. Can ALMA give warnings?

    4 votes
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  9. Eliminate the confirmation step when editing item records.

    The process of receiving journal items is unnecessarily slowed down by having to confirm every single edit. Clicking on "Save" should be enough to get the job done. Breaking out Receive as a separate step has already added a step to the process. Please consider any and all ways of reducing the amount of time spent looking at blue spinning circles. Thank you.

    19 votes
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  10. 5 votes
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  11. Display of licence terms in View It tab from PO lines

    We have turned on the display of licence terms in the View It tab in Primo.
    We have noticed that the licence terms only display if they come from the portfolio or electronic collection.
    If the licence is only attached to a PO line, the terms do not display in the View It tab.
    It would save time if the terms could display from the licence attached to the POL as well.

    2 votes
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  12. Reporting codes in Slips

    If you could add the ability to add to the slips reporting codes, it would be great.
    Thanks.

    2 votes
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  13. PPDA issue: POL automatically created with Order line type: Physical – One Time upon clicking Approve and Order for PPDA requests.

    DDA purchase request are one such requests created automatically through Primo and goes into Alma as a Purchase Request. The request is created automatically as opposed to one that is created by raising the PO Line. And the POL is automatically created with Order line type: Physical – One Time upon clicking Approve and Order for PPDA requests that the libray receives. We are not able to change the configuration on our side to Print Book – One Time and there is no option to change. In the February Enhancement 2018, there is a workaround, but it does not help…

    1 vote
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  14. Number of received items

    We would like in each POL a field with the number of received items next to the number of requested items, to know how many items are delayed.

    4 votes
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  15. Field to add "Charges" in the price.

    We need a field that allows us to add "Charges" in vendor record or in the POL, now these only allow discounts.

    Nowadays we have to assign this charge manually in the POL's list price.

    76 votes
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  16. Title IVA recovered, type of invoice breakdown. We need another possibility in the Invoice form wich apear IVA RECOVERED. (100% electrónic,

    Title IVA recovered, type of invoice breakdown. We need another possibility in the Invoice form wich apear IVA RECOVERED. (100% electrónic, 7% phisical)
    Description We need another possibility in the Invoice form wich apear IVA RECOVERED. Our laws aloan to recovered a little quantity of this IVA (VAT) and we want ithis type of invoice breakdown

    1 vote
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  17. Simplify license printing

    The latest printing option for license management is to require that we configure a print-out. To require that we can code so that we can obtain a print-out seems a bit of overkill and the "out of the box" form has randomly selected ERMI terms in no apparent order, making it unusable. I believe what we really want/need is to just be able to screen print a license for annotation or documentation. But if our only option is to use the configured print-out, the "out of the box" form should reflect the "out of the box" terms we've selected to…

    7 votes
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  18. 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…

    66 votes
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  19. Item Search in Amazon

    Acquisitions - Item Search in Amazon: Needs the ability to search for resources other than Books and Magazines (DVDs, Audiobooks, etc...)

    1 vote
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  20. Read/Write PO Line via item editor

    Dear Ex Libris team,
    If you open the PO Line via the item editor, it is only read-only available. Unfortunately, communication cannot be started with this read-only form. However, it would be helpful for journal dunning, because otherwise you have to interrupt the item receipt workflow to open the PO line form.
    It would be great if you make the communication tab available in the PO Line form if opened via the Physical Item Editor.

    Greetings,
    Markus

    4 votes
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