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  1. Allow user preferred pick up location while retaining other options

    Currently in the TOU you can allow pick-up at "Any pick-up location" or at" User affiliated Campus Pick-up locations". If the latter is set, only pick-up locations of the user's campus are available. We need an extension to the former rule, that lets the user's preferred pick-up location (a new parameter in the user profile) be selected as default option, while still allowing the user to select a different location when placing the request.
    Obviously, the "User preferred pick-up library" needs to be added to the user profile.

    78 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. No items available for request due to policy- Show policy violated

    When a request fails, an error message reads: "No items available for request due to policy." It would be very helpful if the error message included which policy prevents the request. With that information, I can easily tell the patron what prevents the request or fix a policy problem. Right now, I have to hunt the problem down in the fulfillment and/or configuration modules.

    71 votes
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  5. Enhance Convert to Resource Sharing function on Pick From Shelf List

    When you don't find a requested item at your institution, it is great to be able to 'convert it to a resource sharing request' -- however that function should mark the item missing from our institution. Since pick from shelf does NOT display barcode and once we select the item to be converted to resource sharing request, it disappears from the pick from shelf list, so it is very difficult and time consuming to find the item and toggle it to missing. Also, the resource sharing request might be canceled because the item at our institution shows up as 'item…

    67 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Display patron account expiration date on manage patron services screen

    It would be helpful to display the patron's expiration date on the manage patron services screen so that an operator does not need to navigate to the patron record and the "general information" tab just to see the patron's expiration date.

    64 votes
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  8. Make Manage Fulfillment Activities the same thing as Manage Patron Services

    I found this idea buried in a comments section and felt it deserved its own idea since my team keeps encountering the same problem.

    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/11117682-payment-option-on-user-fines-fees-tab

    Iain Gray said: "After finding a user it would be useful if when clicking on Manage Fulfillment Activities you were presented with the same screen as though you had used the Manage Patron Services screen. Instead you do not see the option to pay Fines and Fees from here and have to re-enter users details again."

    I'll add that it would be great if Manage Patron Services and Manage Fulfillment Activities were the same page…

    62 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Flag items requested by another user in Patron Services screen

    Our desk staff would like to be able to see at a glance which of the items a user has on loan has been requested.
    We often have a scenario where a user presents at the desk with a blocked account. We can tell that one or more of the books they have on loan must have been requested, but need to 'View queue' for each of them to find out which ones have a request placed on them.It would be useful to be able to see this information at a glance.
    Perhaps a column in the loan list in…

    59 votes
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  11. More information on Process Type Transit

    In 'Item history', you can see when an item was checked in and out of transit, but not for whom or whereto. If something goes wrong with the transit, you can't get any information about the inactive/completed request.

    59 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    56 votes
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  14. Activate recalls by user group

    Allow libraries to modify recall rules based on each user group.

    Currently recalls can be turned on or all for all user groups only. It would be beneficial for many libraries, especially academic, to be able to modify recall rules by user group. As an academic institution, we would like the ability to allow certain patron groups to recall books, but block recalls by our visitor and community patrons, or patrons at other institutions. This would help prevent situations where a student working on a project or thesis from having their books recalled by a visitor patron who would like…

    54 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Ability to change the default for reading room to NOT FINAL - Second Attempt

    In August 2018 Release we got a solution for the original idea, which made things worse for us. Previously the default for the reading room was set to "Final" check in. The original idea suggested to change this to "Not Final" to help avoid a scenario where for example resource sharing items are returned accidenty to their home campus when users are not finished with them.
    As of August 2018 Alma remembers the last selected choice and keeps it for the next action ("sticky approach"). Since eventually every book loaned in the reading room has to be returned "final", now…

    50 votes
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  18. Make Add an Item Work Order Configurable

    When an "on-the-fly" item is created, loaned and returned by a patron, the item is automatically flagged for routing to the Acquisitions Work Order/Workflow.

    In our institution, the ACQ Department does not work on these items, and this should not be the workflow that the materials are routed to, but we are unable to change the work order type.

    We'd like to be able to configure or change the work order type for these materials, and also for the check-in process to more clearly delineate and note that the item is an "on-the-fly" item in particular. In the current process,…

    49 votes
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  19. Enhance Physical Locations List export for "Suppress from Discovery" and other tags

    At the moment there is no easy way to create a list of all physical locations set to "Suppress from Discovery".

    It's not in the export, it's not in Analytics and it's not in the data you can get via API.

    I would expect this information to be included in the export you can download in Alma. Same thing goes for "Accession Placement", "Call Number Type" and all other fields that are available in "Edit Physical Location".

    At the moment the export is rather short as it contains only Code, Name, Location Type and Fulfillment Unit.

    49 votes
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  20. 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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