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  1. Change default in loan history to fulfillment activities

    In loan history the default radio button is item changes. Better to have fulfillment activities as default because it displays displays loans, returns and in-house-use.

    14 votes
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  2. Add department to User Details in Alma and to Hold/Resource Sharing pick slip for department delivery

    We would like to use office delivery in Alma for our faculty but do not want to deliver items to an address. We want to deliver items to a department and have faculty pick up their items in the Department's office. In order to do this we need Department added to the User Details screen (we currently store department information in Job Description) and we also need department added to the Hold/Resource Sharing Pick Slip.

    83 votes
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  3. Grace Period only for open days

    Now the unit of measurement for grace period is "days". So even if the library closed on weekend, those days are included to "Grace Period". To give fair advantage of grace period, Alma should apply the grace period excluding library closed.
    For the detailed scenario as I expected, please refer to the attachment.

    Thanks.

    329 votes
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  4. Waitlist functionality for short-term loans

    It would be helpful to have a waitlist functionality for short-term loans (i.e. for reserve items). This would allow patrons to put their name on a list to be next in line once a short-term loan item has been returned. Alma would send an email/text to the patron when the item is returned telling the patron they have a specific window of time (e.g. 5 minutes, configurable by the institution) to check out the item. During that window of time no other patrons can check it out. After the window of time has expired the next person on the waitlist…

    54 votes
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  5. Borrowing Activity Letter

    Currently, Alma limits the borrowing activity letter to list only 100 loans.

    It would be great to have the letter list all loans without a limit.

    21 votes
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  6. "Borrowing Activity Report Job"

    Apply the library user to add or customize additional schedule in Borrowing Activity Report Job to increase flexible of library user in the operations.

    22 votes
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  7. Ability to Toggle the Missing with Fulfillment Role

    Currently, the only way to mark an item missing with a fulfillment role is from a request. However, circulation staff often need to mark items missing that do not have requests. As far as I can tell, it requires the Physical Inventory Operator role to toggle the missing status from the item record. I would like staff to be able to toggle the missing status without having permission to edit/add records. Marking something missing is typically a fulfillment activity though and not always related to a request.

    78 votes
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  8. Provide email address information in search results of patron search

    When searching for patrons through Fulfilment>Manage Patron Services, it would be useful if the search results included the patron's email address so that library staff had a unique identifier to check against when there a multiple patrons with the same name.

    122 votes
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  9. Recovered missing/lost item notification

    When an item marked lost (or missing) is checked in on Alma (i.e. found), we would like a notification (via email or otherwise) be sent automatically to the circulation supervisor.

    43 votes
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  10. We need another possibility in the blocks options in Term of Use Definition 23 Block When Overdue

    We need another possibility in the blocks options in Term of Use Definition
    23 Block When Overdue,
    We need, blocking 1 day for overdue OPENDAY cumulative.

    I mean: For our UAM Loan Rules, the overdue block system should work as follows:

    Our users should be blockedfor natural days, but the overdue should be calculate ONLY whith OPENDAYS

    23 votes
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  11. 'Not Needed After' date should be mandatory on patron physical request form.

    It would be helpful if the 'Not Needed After' date is mandatory on the patron physical request form to improve the requesting process for Patrons when there is a high demand for physical items.

    397 votes
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    Hi,

    An approach we’ll be looking at is that an optional ‘Last Interest Period’ request policy will, if set, be used to set a default the last interest date (Primo and Alma). This way every request will have a last interest date set by the policy and overridable by the patron.

  12. Allow barcode search for a course reserve citation

    Often professors fail to come to the Library and remove their personal books from Course Reserve, leaving the Reserves supervisor with many such books and no idea to whom they belong. In Voyager, she could go into the Reserves module, scan in the barcode, and it would bring up the course, instructor, and the rest of the course's reading list, so she knew immediately whose book it was. In Alma, scanning in the barcode in Alma brings up only the brief bibliographic record. If she goes to Fulfillment/Course Reserves/Citations, all reserve items appear, and she could search by title to…

    20 votes
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  13. Select all citations across multiple pages in Course Reserves > Citations

    The 'Select All' checkbox only selects the citations which are listed on the current page (i.e. 20 citations maximum). Is it possible for all citation to be selected across multiple pages?

    27 votes
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  14. Limit in house use entry through Scan in Items

    Alma records In House use via "Scan in Items" module and whenever item that is not on loan checked in. I would like to see a setting that will allow "In House use" to be registered only by Scan in Items. There are numerous occasions where staff may check in items but it is necessarily "in house use" by patrons.

    123 votes
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  15. Allow staff level renewing of items marked as "lost", or the ability to bulk process from "lost" to "found".

    I'd like the ability to either allow staff to renew items listed as "lost" or at least be able to bulk process items marked as "lost" to "found" so we can then renew them.

    154 votes
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  16. Autocomplete

    It would be extremely helpful for ALMA to have an autocomplete feature when searching for title, author or even call number. Many times you can be off by one letter and ALMA won't find the item.

    58 votes
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  17. Change lost Item replacement fee refund from ratio to set amount

    When configuring terms of use policies regarding the amount of money to be returned to a patron if a lost book is returned, we currently have to enter a Lost Item replacement fee Refund ratio instead of using a flat amount for the amount to be returned. Because any changes in our charges have to be approved via a campus committee that meets only once per year, we must use the Replacement fee amounts that are already approved. Our Lost Book replacement fee is currently $110. If the book is returned, we would like to reduce that amount to $20.…

    13 votes
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  18. Configure courtesy loan letters by location or item policy.

    It would be nice to be able to configure courtesy loan letters by either location or item policy, so that letters aren't generated for a 2 hour reserve.

    55 votes
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  19. Adding new labels to a letter in Alma

    In Alma/Administration/General Configuration/Configuration Menu/General Configuration/Letter emails
    I want to add new labels with translation field.

    For example the OrderListLetter.xsl has the following codes:

    department; billingaddress; date; issnisbn; sincerely; addressFrom; Cc; Bcc; note; letterName; orderdate; subject; polinenumber; price; quantity; shippingaddress; shippingmethod; title; vendoraccount; placeorderintroduction

    In Alma/Administration/General Configuration/Configuration Menu/General Configuration/Customize Letters

    We want to add a new header cells, for example:
    <th>@@publication_place@@</th>

    Is there possible to add new codes in “Alma/Administration/General Configuration/Configuration Menu/General Configuration/Letter emails”?

    128 votes
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  20. Configuring External Library names for display in Primo

    In Alma it is already possible to enter external location names for display in Primo. 
We request this option for library names, too. Currently, the configured library name is exposed to the user in the Primo Getit tab as well as to the staff in several places in the Alma user interface, f.ex. the „currently at“ pickup list and the persistent menu. We request the possibility to configure an internal name for display in Alma (for example in abreviated form) and and external name for display in the Primo Get it tab.

    78 votes
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