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  1. We would like the ability to manage course reserves reading lists and courses in bulk. Currently, it appears that we can only delete them o

    This is about allowing Course Reserves course and reading lists to be able to be managed in sets and deleted in bulk.

    We would like the ability to manage course reserves reading lists and courses in bulk. Currently, it appears that we can only delete them one at a time and have thousands of old outdated ones. This could either be done in the Mange Fulfillment Sets or just Manage Sets and then we would want a way to delete them too with a job.

    65 votes
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  2. No Auto-Send of Activity Report Letter

    The Activity Report letter automatically tries to send when “Renew Selected” and “Renew All” are selected in Alma Patron Services. This is problematic for a few reasons:

    1. The letter is triggered even when the letter is disabled in Letter Activity configuration. It generates a ‘fail’ message for staff.

    2. The letter slows down processes dramatically depending on how many loans are attached to the account.

    3. A workaround is to use the letter opt-out functionality, but we'd have to continually update all of our users with the opt-out in order for this to work well for us.

    I would like to see…

    188 votes
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  3. Allow a differentiation of library addresses

    Although we can define a library e-mail address for Billing, Claim response, Patron communications, Primary, Shipping, the preferred address is systematically used for all library specific communications.

    This is problematic, as the service responsible for claim responses and orders is different from the service handling patron communications. Therefore, their e-mail addresses are different. Some libraries are too big for just providing a generic e-mail address for the whole library, as a person would then have to dispatch continuously the incoming e-mails.

    So ideally, the e-mail specification possibility in Alma should actually help make this distinction.

    25 votes
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  4. Maintain patron information with missing items

    When a patron places a request for an in place item, but the item is not located, we toggle the missing status for the item. This disconnects it from the patron record. It needs to remain attached so when the item is located it can still be held for the patron.

    39 votes
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  5. Add series titles to Alma letters

    Some items are more easily identified by there series titles than by the title of the actual volume. But the series title is not exported in the xml of the letters.
    (Series title is in the 8xx $$t fields of the bib record).
    This would help to send more meaningful letters to our patrons.

    36 votes
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  6. Fulfillment: Automatic Renewal Notices / Email Letters to patrons when loans automatically renewed

    Our users have requested to be notified with the new due date when an on loan item is automatically renewed by Alma. This is currently not possible and users are not aware when the item is due back until they receive a courtesy reminder 2-3 days before the due date. We would like Alma to provide the option to configure and send Auto Renewal Notices / Email Letters to users when their loans have automatically been renewed by Alma. We have Auto Renewal Activated and our users do not receive any notification that this has taken place. We would like…

    216 votes
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    Hi,

    It will be possible to configure the system (with a utomatic renew rule output parameter to say whether to send an email to the patron when renewal takes place.

    If emails are sent, they will be sent in an aggregated manner (single notice for all renewed loans)

  7. Add all patron-delivered letters to Selected Patron Letters opt-in/opt-out choices

    It would be very useful to list all letters that are delivered to patrons in the Selected Patron Letters options. Letters like Loan Receipt and Borrowed By are conspicuously absent, but we have many patrons who don't want to receive an email every time they check something out. Others patrons do, so we don't want to globally disable these letters.

    The fact that Selected Patron Letters includes letters that require patron action (Overdue Notice, Recall letter) but not letters that are more informational (Loan Receipt, Borrowed By) seems backwards. Regardless, all patron-delivered letters should be available for opting in/out.

    59 votes
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  8. When paying specific fees by selecting fees from the list of fees, the sum of the selected fees should be calculated and displayed immediate

    When paying specific fees by selecting fees from the list of fees, the sum of the selected fees should be calculated and displayed immediately before leaving the list when entering the select button. As of now the sum is displayed only after leaving the list via the select button, which is too late for a correction of the selection.

    48 votes
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  9. Display both charges payable and total charges owed.

    At present the main page of a user's account displays the total amount of charges payable, but does not show a total for charges that are still accruing - e.g. fines on books that are currently overdue.

    This would be useful information to see, and could be displayed so:

    Total Owed (Amount Payable): £10.00 (£5.00)

    OR

    Charges Payable: £ 5.00
    Charges Pending: £ 5.00
    Total: £10.00

    Or similar.

    37 votes
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  10. Remove "Reading lists - unassigned" from the Tasks panel

    Our Course Reserves > Reading Lists workflow does not include assigning the lists to any particular person. We would like to have unassigned reading lists that are completed removed from the tasks panel.

    30 votes
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  11. sound alert for task

    Sound Alerts for Pick From Shelf Requests
    Can we please have a sound alert when new "Pick from Shelf" requests arrive as we use this for Reading Room requests which need to be actioned as soon as they arrive. Sound alerts would need to optional.
    It would be good to have these available for other tasks in fulfillment such as when "holds" or "lost books" are returned and another action needs to happen

    36 votes
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  12. Add "Scan In Items" functions to "Return Items" processing

    We would like to build "Scan In Items" features to the "Return Items" function, i.e. "Return Items" should be able to process requests, expired holds, and items in transit between locations the same way as "Scan In Items" does. This includes the radio button for automatically printing slips (configuration should be able to define a default)

    54 votes
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  13. Ability to add NZ-managed resources to a Reading List

    Currently, when adding items to a Reading List, we can only select items from an IZ repository search and not an NZ repository search, which is a problem for those of us with centrally-managed resources in the NZ as these are resources not located in the Alma IZ.

    One workaround might be to add a Brief Citation, but that requires more work from staff and takes away from the benefit of having centrally-managed resources.

    I’d like to see functionality added so we can add NZ-only resources to a Reading List.

    41 votes
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  14. Enter 12 hour time with AM/PM

    We have already changed our display to 12 hours in the General configuration (General/Other Settings/systemtimeformat is changed to hh:mm:ss a and it operates correctly.) However, there are still many cases when Alma requires us to input a 24 hour time.

    For example, when we check out an item and need to change the due time, there is no way to input 12 hours with AM/PM. (Screenshot example: http://screencast.com/t/9B9XC2qbl) We must enter 24 hour time. This has caused an ongoing problem of inputting an incorrect due time (such as "17:00" when we mean to input 7PM), causing stressful…

    55 votes
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  15. Loan Transfers Between Patron Accounts

    Sometimes we find ourselves in the situation where we need to return a loan from one account over to the account it should've been loaned out to.

    It would be great if we could have some kind of loan transfer option that would keep the original loan date and due date that's on the incorrect account.

    20 votes
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  16. Bulk Import Citations

    Sometimes, we get many reserves from our own collection that we will put on for professors.

    It would be great to have a way to create a set, or some other itemized or logical list, to bulk import citations to a reading list. Of course, this would only be citations that exist within our repository.

    23 votes
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  17. Display renewals in Item History

    In the Physical Item Editor, under the Fulfillment activities, we are able to see the Loan and Return history. I think it would be great to see Renewal information in this place as well.

    So many times, we have patrons disputing fines because the item was late and they renewed it thinking that it's not due on the original due date.

    It's true that when the item is checked out to the person you can see this when you click Actions>Loan History. But this does us no good when the item is checked back in and a patron comes to…

    84 votes
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  18. Fulfilment find patron

    Fulfilment - enter patron name & select from list - should not have to additionally click 'Go'/enter to display record

    45 votes
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  19. Set standard opening hours in advance

    If the Library decides to change the standard opening hours of the Library for the coming year you currently have to wait until the first day of new hours to be able to input them as standard hours into Alma.

    It would be nice if Alma allowed you to enter new standard opening hours in advance and to set a date in which they would come into effect. That way you wouldn't have to schedule to change them on the first day of the new hours.

    An example would be if new standard hours were decided on by Library Management…

    14 votes
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  20. Configure Alma Letters to use the operator's "from" address, rather than the value stored in "addressFrom"

    This is in reference to case 00172604. It was suggested we post this here by Yaala Ariel-Joel.

    1. Go to Alma Menu -> General Configuration -> Letter Emails
    2. Select, for example, the General Assign To Letter
    3. We have configured the "addressFrom" field in this and several other letters to be the email address of one of our library departments

    For some letters, however, we find that it would make more sense for the FROM address to use the email address of the individual Alma operator whose action generated the letter, rather than using the single email address that is stored in…

    28 votes
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