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  1. Alert regarding Multiple chapters requested from one item by one patron

    We would like an alert to let us know if a patron has placed multiple requests for chapters from one item. Copyright only allows for 10% or 1 chapter. As we are multicampus, it is hard to keep track of what a patron has requested to avoid breaching copyright.

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  2. Achieve a number of changes in dates that can be added as loans in transactions

    The date change for the return of a book currently can not be counted, and is an important fact that can be added to the loans (renewals)

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  3. Have a link to borrower information from the Scan In Items screen

    I have been finding it a bit fiddly to go from returning an item to a borrower's details, primarily in order to pay and waive fines. Would it be possible to display the last borrower number in the Scan In Item screen, and have this and the item barcode number as a link to the Manage Patron and Item pages respectively?

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  4. Automatic request not filled notification for on loan items which are requested but not returned without cancelling the request

    If a user places a request for an item currently on loan to another user and the requested item is not returned there should be an option to notify the requester that the request is not going to be fulfilled without using the cancel request function and disassociating the user's request from the item.

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  5. Add user notes to user_for_printing in letters XML

    We use a hold shelf for most books, but some need to be sent by mail, and this is indicated in user notes.

    Would be really useful if user notes could be included in the XML for letters like FulPlaceOnHoldShelfLetter and FulReasourceRequestSlipLetter. Then we could modify the output from these according to content found in the notes.

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  6. Terms of use for subset of user group

    We would like to have ability to use different Terms of Use for list of undergraduate students. Currently the Terms of user that affects entire set of User groups. We would like ability to set different Terms of use to subset of user groups.

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  7. Register Multiple In House Uses for a single item with one scan

    Often our librarians bring a book into a class so that students can use it to work on an assignment. Afterwards, we want to record that it has been used in house multiple times. Can you add a functionality to the Scan In Items screen so that you can scan an item once, but have it register multiple in house uses?

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  8. Configuration allowing only Institution Level Terms of Use and Fulfillment Policy

    Would like the ability to turn off the creation of Library specific Terms of Use and Library specific Fulfillment Policy. We are a small institution with only one Library. The Institution set-up with Library overrides provides a level of configuration that is problematic and error prone. System enforcement allowing only Institution level changes (which is the recommended configuration) would be very helpful.

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  9. Expanding Task List

    For resource sharing, the task list should include "Canceled by Staff". Specifically:

    Borrowing requests - Canceled by Staff - assigned to you
    Borrowing requests - Canceled by Staff - unassigned

    For institutions which do not use an ILL package such as ILLiad, this is the only way to be informed that a request was unfilled besides manually searching in the Borrowing Requests field.

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  10. Sanciones prestamo por horas

    Ahora Alma sanciona por días en todo tipo de préstamos, pero en el préstamo por horas sugerimos que la sanción sea de días por hora no devuelta como lo hacen otras Plataformas de Bibliotecas.

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  11. Send Courtesy Notices and Handle Loan Renewals - send at different times based on Item Policy

    Currently the Send Courtesy Notices and Handle Loan Renewals job has a t value "Days before Due Date" that applies to all loans, irrespective of the Item policy. Therefore if the item is only on a week loan then user is getting the courtesy letter quite soon after the loan was issued.
    We would like an amendment to this job so that it can be configured to allow the courtesy letter sent at different times based on the Item Policy.

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  12. Remove option to 'Renew' offered in a "Due Loans Letter" generated by a patron request.

    Option to Renew is confusing to patrons who are denied when they try to renew a recalled item. Better not to offer, or appear to offer, it in a recall generated by a patron request.

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  13. Enable automated floating collections by allowing 'reshelve without transit' rules to update temporary library and location

    Enable automated floating collections by allowing 'reshelve without transit' rules to update temporary library and location values

    Currently, implementing floating collections between libraries requires manual intervention to set or update the temporary library and location values.

    I would like to see functionality added to the 'reshelve without transit' rules definition, to allow the setting of a temporary library and location, in addition to preventing the transit of the item.

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  14. Customize the position of the Patron information on the Patron services page

    In the new Alma UI, the position of the Patron information on the Patron services page is on top or at the right of the page, depending on your screen resolution.
    Our staff works with width screens, causing the Patron information to show on the right of the page.
    We would like to have this information always on top of the page: currently we can't customize this.

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  15. Add ability to automatically check-in certain items to work order department such as laptops and ipads when they are returned to the library

    Add ability to automatically check-in certain items to work order department such as laptops and ipads when they are returned to the library. For example, all of our technology items are sent to the technology work order department when they are check-in so they can be wiped clean or previous user's data. We would love the ability to automatically send certain items or items from certain locations to a specified work order department on check-in saving lots of added steps for the access services staff every time a laptop or ipad is checked in.

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  16. Move the cursor for expired patron pop up

    When a patrons account has expired the location of the cursor on the blocked account pop-up window is 'Renew'. The default location of the cursor should be moved to Cancel or OK as it's too easy to hit enter and renew the account accidentally. Renewing an account should be a chosen action, not the default

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  17. Normal library card scan through the scanner should register the record into the history list. Plus,History of transactions a separate tab.

    When scanning the patron's library barcode with the scanner into the Manage Patron Records, it does not go in the history list/box. However, if you put the details manually, it does appear to have registered the record in the history list. It will come in handy if the scanned record goes in to the history list.

    Plus, if it is possible to add 'Transaction History' option in Fulfilment, that would allow staff to check if the transactions such as checkouts, checkins, holds, transfers, and etc from the self-checkouts, helpdesks, check in rooms or from personal accounts. That will enable the…

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  19. Fulfillment unit rule to have more parameters ie statistical cat

    We have lapsafes in different departments, who would like to restrict loans to just the students from their department. We would like to have Fulfillment unit rule to have the extra parameter of Stats cat 1 etc. In order that we can make a rule to stop or enable specific department students being able to loan specific items etc.

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  20. processing

    We would like to have the process fee for lost items to automatically be removed when the item is returned. The replacement cost is automatically removed, but the processing fee remains and must be waived manually.

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