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  1. Keystrokes For Shortcut Ctrl+W (Close) Is Too Similar To Alt+W (Patron ID)

    Ctrl+W Should Not Close The Window. It Is Too Easy To Mix It Up With Alt+W. Often a person is waiting to be helped and I accidentally use Ctrl+W instead of Alt+W to pull up the box to scan a patron's identification card and consequently the Alma Window closes, requiring me to find your web page and log-in again while the Patron stares at me getting frustrated.

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  2. Communicate patron cost avoidance resulting from library circulation services.

    Add the availability of information in the FulLoanReceiptLetter.xsl Alma letter to include the value of the current loan (i.e. item list price) and also the sum value of the history of loans to date, for the patron. This would allow the letter to be customized to tell the user the amount of cost avoidance achieved by using library services to gain access to circulated items. For example, text might be added like this:
    "You just saved $XXX.XX by using your library. You have saved $X,XXX.XX this past year."

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  3. Hope to have a separate Read-Only privilege for Users' contact information

    The role "Circulation Desk Operator - Limited" lost the priviledge to check user's contact information after July release. To protect users' privacy and manage data, we cannot assign "privilege : User Manage Update" to this limited role as it has right to change customer's information. However our librarians will need to check users' contact information frequently at the Circulation Desk. Requesting the contact information from higher level librarian will reduce the efficiency.

    We hope to have a separate Read-Only privilege for Users' contact information, then we could assign this privilege to limited role based on our workflow.

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  4. Disable credit functionality for patrons

    We can't and don't want to handle credits in favor of patrons in Alma. While I was able to deactivate the addition of the credit "fine" type, it is still possible to create a credit from the payment menu by ticking the box "Add change to balance".
    While you "just don't have to tick it" in order to solve the problem, mistakes are quickly made. We would like to have a parameter that disables the credit functionality overall, so that there are no hidden ways to add credit all the same.

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  5. calendar

    It would be ideal if the exception and closed days would display in the calendar widget -- so that when we "Add record" we can choose the "Valid from" and "Valid to" dates.

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  6. Immediate availablity of new TOU from Fulfillment Units Rule Screen

    When creating a new Fulfillment Unit Rule, we have the opportunity to create a new TOU in that screen. However, when we hit save the TOU is not immediately made available for use in the drop down menu.

    It would be very beneficial if the newly created TOU was immediately available in the drop down after we hit save. Currently, we have to cancel the Fulfillment Unit Rule we are working on and restart it in order to have the new TOU available as a choice.

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  7. Request data should be fowarded to available item immediately

    The patron A requests on title-level that there are multiple available items,
    one of those items will be in "pick from shelf" list.
    Patron B might check out the requested item before staff picks it from shelf.
    If the library has a policy that allows to override requests, Patron B can check it out
    even if an alert is displayed.
    In that case, even if there are other availble items, the request will remain under the first item
    and the first item will still in "pick from shelf" list. Alma does not make a next action.

    If patron C accidentally…

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  8. Please, let the users make a booking, despite there is an available item , when this available item is in another campus.

    Please, let the users make a booking, despite there is an available item , when this available item is in another campus. or also, if the available item is not for normal loan (I mean, loan for a day or just to check it in the library)

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  9. To show a pop-up window a day or two ahead of time when the Patron's Library ID is about to expire and then a pop window saying it is expire

    TMS library fulfillment management wants to show a pop-up window a day or two ahead of time when the Patron's Library ID is about to expire and then a pop window saying the patron's account is expired.

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  10. Offer same Row Actions List options from the results list on both Scan In Items tabs

    It would be useful to be able to cancel a request and edit items from the results list in the Change Item Information tab of Scan In Items, like you currently can from the Scan In Items tab. It's confusing that both editing items and cancelling requests necessitate a Scan In Item tab change.

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  11. Have the System Job Notification return a list of barcodes to show which items were skipped when running a job on an itemised (itemized) set

    Use case: As part of our workflow we have to add a fulfilment note and an internal note to items in an itemised set. When creating the text for Internal Note 3, we specify that it only be done if the field is empty (so as not to overwrite an existing instruction, because there is no way currently to ADD text to an already-populated field). When running the job, we are told the quantity of items which were skipped (due to their already having text in Internal Note 3); it would be very useful if the report told us exactly…

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  12. Correct inaccurate "Loan Status" in Alma

    If a patron requests a title that has multiple items when all available items are in loan,
    all items will not be renewaled, because the request is pending.

    In "My Library" the remark is "cannot renewal", but at that time,
    in Alma,the Loan status is shown as "Normal" for some items and "Recalled" for others.
    All items of the title should be shown as "Recalled".

    We suggent to reflect the request data accuratelly on the Loan Status in Alma.

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  13. Configuration option to default brief citation placement to either Network or Institution

    Currently when creating a brief citation for course reserves, the default option is to place the citation in the network zone. It would be better if the default placement was configurable. It's easy to overlook this option and we never want to put our brief citations in the network zone, but end up doing so inadvertently many times.

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