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  1. 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.

    46 votes
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  2. 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.

    45 votes
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  3. Preventing Change of Due Date (Recall) when placing Physical Item Request

    When placing a physical item request for an item that is checked out, we typically want to recall the item, but there are sometimes exceptions to this. For these exceptions, we would like to have the option, while placing the request, to prevent the recall and simply add the requester to the queue without changing the due date.

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  4. 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.

    42 votes
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  5. Fulfilment find patron

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

    40 votes
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  6. 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.

    40 votes
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  7. 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.

    39 votes
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  8. 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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  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.

    38 votes
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  10. 상호대차 주기메뉴 노출

    현재 상호대차서비스는 이용자가 본인이 신청한 자료의 제목과 상태만 볼 수 있고, 구체적인 내용(의뢰 기관, 제공불가 사유 등)을 알 수가 없어 불편하다는 클레임이 아주 많습니다. 알마에 주기 메뉴가 있는데도 이용자의 My Library에는 노출되지 않아 그러한 불편함이 있는 것 같습니다. 주기 메뉴를 노출하여 사서가 입력한 구체적인 사항을 이용자도 볼 수 있으면 그러한 불편함이 해소될 것으로 생각됩니다.
    반영 부탁드립니다.

    36 votes
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  11. Include variables in subject line in letter emails costumization

    In Alma you can costumize emails and letters message body via XSL including the related data from xml, but not in the subject area, where you can write only fixed text. We need the possibility to add changing information in subject area, for example add the id of requests in the subject of the Resource sharing emails. It would be possible to configure the subject field to accept variables/placeholder containing the data in xml emails?

    31 votes
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  12. 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.

    30 votes
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  13. Anonymize loans for a single patron and allow him to do it himself from his account

    We need to have an option in the patron services page to allow our staff to anonymize a patron’s inactive loans, if he ask to. We would like also that the patron could do it himself from his Primo account. This option should exist at the institution zone level and every institution could choose if activate it or not.
    The Alma anonymization job allow us to set a retention period for a specific set of libraries or user groups to anonymize inactive loans.
    The needs of our single patrons are very different from one another, and the retention period that…

    30 votes
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  14. 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.

    29 votes
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  15. Change permission authorization set without leaving current record

    For example, a student worker is working with a patron. However, the patron record requires action that the student worker is not authorized to do. The student worker calls over a supervisor. Is there a way to keep the patron's record open but change the permission set from the student worker to the supervisor so that necessary actions can be taken? Or does the student have to log out completely and then the supervisor log in and search anew for the problematic patron record?

    29 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)

    28 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Show Pickup location in the tables "Requests" and "Loans" in Patron Services

    It would be helpful ig the information “Pickup location” could be added as a column in the tables “Requests” and “Loans” in the “Patron services” in order to see the destination chosen by the Patron. Furthermore, the "Pickup location" should be displayed in Primo in the patron’s account - also in the "Loans" not only in the "Requests".

    27 votes
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  19. Daytime options for automated Alma notice jobs which involve patron notifications

    We recently had a call from a distressed parent who had been woken by a late night notification due to an Alma notice being sent to them.

    Whilst appreciating that jobs are scheduled later to catch lower utilization of the system, would it be possible to have some options for all jobs which feature patron-facing notifications to be run between 9.00am and 9.00pm e.g. Courtesy Notices and Handle Loan Renewals job.

    27 votes
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  20. 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.

    27 votes
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