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  1. Enable us to display items in an "Unavailable" location type as Unavailable in Primo

    We need the ability to show items that are assigned to a location with Type = UNAVAILBLE to show as unavailable in Primo

    The primary use cases that prompt this idea are:
    1. A library is closed for renovation and the items are inaccessible to staff and patrons, but the items must still be discoverable so that patrons can be directed to Resource Sharing in Primo.
    2. Portions of a collection are temporarily inaccessible to staff and patrons, and the items are assigned to a temp location, but must still be discoverable so that patrons can be redirected to Resource…

    14 votes
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  2. update expiry from booking

    For bookings, it is possible to update expiry from the request list in the user account, but it would be very practical to have this option in the active and expired hold shelves item lists for bookings, too.

    9 votes
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  3. Library level patron limits configuration

    It should be possible to configure the Patron Limits table at the library level. Only Max Cash, Max Overdue and Max overdue recalls should be configurable, so that each library will be able to control when it starts blocking patrons independently of one another.

    13 votes
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  4. title and other variables in email subject field

    We would like to include variables in the email subject line for emails to make more sense to patrons. When patrons see generic email headings, they tend to see the email as 'noise' along with other institutional email clutter. However, when patrons see a title that is personally relevant to them when they scan their inbox, they are much more likely to open and read the message.

    We are asking Ex Libris to consider using the same syntax of @@variable_name@@ as a method to include variables in the subject field of the email. Please consider:

    title
    requestID
    requesttype

    9 votes
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  5. Add warning to "Scan In Items" and "Shipping Items" for certain item policies

    We would like to suggest the implementation of a pop-up for "Scan In Items" and "Shipping Items" to alert staff when they are about to process an item with a restrictive item policy (e.g. 63, 67, 68, etc.).

    For example, when a request is placed at the title level and there are multiple items with differing item policies, this pop-up would be helpful to avoid processing the wrong item.

    73 votes
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  6. Provide fulfillment configuration utility information in an API response

    Currently, testing configurations requires manually pasting information into the Fulfillment Configuration Utility and then reviewing output.

    It would be much more helpful if an API could accept a list of users and barcodes and return the output of the fulfillment configuration utility - names of the matched rules, or names + policy values. That would allow for much more robust and efficient testing of configuration.

    1 vote
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  7. Scan-in items to create an Itemized Set

    For many of our workflows, we have a large batch of physical materials upon which we need to perform a bulk action (e.g. place them all on a Work Order or request a Permanent Location change, etc.) The items are on book trucks and there is no Set upon which to Run a Job unless we create a new one every time as a TXT or CSV file, which then has to be uploaded to Alma. It would save a lot of confusion, plus work and training time for staff and student workers, if it was possible to use Scan-In…

    12 votes
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  8. Add a column option to the Service Availability Rules in General Electronic Services for the rule's Output Paramters (IsDisplay True/False)

    Currently when I'm in a General Electronic Service (GES), and I click on the "Service Availability Rules" tab, I can see the table list of rules. The only way to see if the IsDisplay is set to true/false is to go into each rule individually. Please make it a column in that rules table list so I can see the output parameter of IsDisplay in the list without clicking on each individual one. Even if it isn't in the default table list, please make it an option I can choose.

    3 votes
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  9. Show Job category in the Manage Patron Services screen

    In our library patron accounts for Alma are imported from an external patron registration system, including Job categories. Nice. But in Alma the Job category is not shown in the Manage Patron Services screen. We would like to have it show.

    1 vote
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  10. Add statistics notes and physical condition fields to Scan In Messages Configuration table

    Information about the physical condition is sometimes important when loaning items. It would not be necessary to duplicate information in other fields.

    3 votes
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  11. Attach multiple courses/sections to a reading list more quickly

    We use a single reading list for many sections of a course, and also reuse these reading lists from semester to semester. Attaching courses to a preexisting reading list is a very slow process which must be done one at a time. I'd love in the reading list courses tab, when you click "Associate Course" and then "Select from List", you were given the option of a checkbox so that many course sections could be added to a reading list at once.

    Alternatively, in bulk upload of courses, if you can attach a NEW course to an existing reading list,…

    12 votes
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  12. Manage Item Returns: Send one Return Receipt Letter can be aggregated like the overdue notices.

    There should be a standard configuration that would allow libraries to set it up and set a batch time so a returned receipt would reflect all of the items returned in one day for a given borrower on one "returned" receipt.

    6 votes
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  13. Add Library Filter to Create Fulfillment Sets

    The Create Fulfillment Sets functionality would be so much more useful if we could choose to create sets by Library rather than by the whole institution.

    It's a very rare case to want to see Overdue, Lost, or Claimed Returned items for a whole institution and having to export the data into a spreadsheet in order to filter the results is very time consuming.

    28 votes
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  14. Save Facet Settings

    There are facet settings/searches we tend to run more than others. It would be really excellent and save a lot of duplicated work if it was possible to save certain facet configurations or bookmark the search so we could quickly access it again later. Would be even better if those searches could be shared among our staff, like how public sets are.

    An example would be having a saved Request/Process type facet filter so we could quickly see what items were needing to be shipped physically, but there are any number of facet searches that it would be fantastic to…

    1 vote
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  15. Add Fulfillment Jobs Configuration : a daily aggregation letter of returned items

    The existing "Return Receipt Letter" is sent in two situation:
    1. when librarian clicked the done button at 'Manage Patron Services' screen,
    2. After scan each item at "retrun item"
    this letter is set in Circulation Desk configuration, user recieve letters after return items each time.

    we suggest Alma create a new Fulfillment Jobs Configuration* to sent "return receipts", like the existing configuration "Loans - Overdue and Lost Loan Job".

    The new configuration could reflect all of the items the patron returned at the same day, and list all items for the patron on one "returned receipt". Configured as such,…

    3 votes
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  16. Make "Always show current location" the default

    Please either make "Always show current location" checkbox ticked by default or allow a system configuration to toggle whether it is force displayed. It is always more useful to see the location than not.

    1 vote
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  17. Add Storage Location ID to the list of customized fields on the Manage Item Returns screen

    We have thousands of items in our collection that are primarily organized by the storage location ID, rather than call or accession number. For these materials, routing and reshelving activities would be more efficient if staff have the option to add the Storage Location ID to the list of customizable fields on the Manage Item Returns screen.

    26 votes
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  18. Add Patron Limit threshold block for number of lost items

    It should be possible to automatically block users based on a set threshold for the number of items they have checked out that are in a lost status.

    Currently, the Patron Limits table only contains delinquency threshold blocks for Max Overdues, Max Cash, and Max Overdue Recalls.

    Not all institutions automatically charge a lost item replacement fine for lost materials. For some lost items, the replacement cost may be below the Max Cash block threshold for the user’s user group, but the library would still like the user to be accountable for/aware of their lost status materials; being unable to…

    36 votes
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  19. Pick From Shelf Notification for Staff

    We would like to have the ability to have "Pick from shelf" send email notifications to certain staff members when a patron requests a book be put on the hold shelf for them to pick it up. This would be easier and more efficient for us, than periodically logging into Alma and clicking on "Pick from shelf" to see if anything is there. Thank you.

    15 votes
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  20. Improve General Electronic Service

    In each General Electronic Service, the Service Details page has a section marked "Disable Service," with radio button options for
    Never, When resource is owned by the campus, When resource is owned by the campus and available, When resource is owned by the institution, and When resource is owned by the institution and available. These controls do not work. I have been told that making them work would be an enhancement. I suggest that they be hidden or removed in order to avoid wasting the time of library staff in trying to make them work.

    3 votes
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