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  1. Enable Alma to add to the letters a "Reply to" in the email message header

    reply to can only be added as a text line, it would be much better if it was added in the header

    29 votes
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  2. 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?

    28 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Enable/disable letter activity at the Library Level

    Currently it is only possible to enable and disable letters at the institution level.

    Initially Alma documentation said this was possible:

    "The Letter Activity mapping table (Configuration Menu > General > General Configuration > Letter Activity) lists all of the letters and enables you to enable/disable them for an institution or a library."

    However this was a "documentation defect" and you can only toggle letter activity at the institution level.

    We would like to disable the "FulCancelRequestLetter" from our Resource Sharing Library and see the ability to turn on/off letters at the library level as desirable functionality.

    28 votes
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  5. Transit Letter: CC to the destination

    Enable an option in Fulfillment for a transit letter to be sent to both destinations (From + To).
    As for today, only the “From” department receives a notification letter.
    If a CC was an option there was no need to print / forward the letter.

    28 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Clear Process Type (Transit) of all Items in Set with Job

    Often books get skipped during scanning-in and are reshelved while still having a process type of "Transit." This leads to hundreds of materials over time in the stacks showing as not in place. A set with only these items can be created, but a bulk clearing of this field isn't yet possible.
    Any of these would work:
    1. create a job that clears the Process Type (specifically books marked Transit that have already been reshelved but were skipped during the regular scan-in process)
    2. scan-in all items in a created set
    3. scan-in multiple barcodes at once (separated by ;…

    26 votes
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  8. Improving usability of the inventory section for citations

    Currently, it’s impossible to tell how ‘Digital’ and ‘Other’ inventory may be configured in the Inventory section of a citation. The green indicator shows the inventory exists but not whether it has been used for the citation.

    Digital example:
    You can’t see whether a digital representation has been selected via the ‘Manage Digital Representations’ option or whether a representation is Active or Inactive. The green indicator stays green even if the representation is Inactive or if it hasn’t been selected via Manage Digital Representations.

    Other example:
    You can’t see whether the Link Resolver has been disabled via Edit > Citation…

    26 votes
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  9. Add Storage Location ID to the list of customized fields on the Manage Item Returns screen

    We have thousands of items in our collection that are primarily organized by the storage location ID, rather than call or accession number. For these materials, routing and reshelving activities would be more efficient if staff have the option to add the Storage Location ID to the list of customizable fields on the Manage Item Returns screen.

    26 votes
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  10. Fine&fees and blocks

    Currently, a user who has exceeded the limit of cash in his active balance, is blocked. That's ok.
    However, if a user has a lot of overdue loans (and fine&fees), and exceeded the limit of fines & fees but not in his active balance (loans are active), Alma won't block the user.
    So, until user returns documents or renew there, he can check-out new books.

    Is it possible to add an option in the Alma BO to block a user who has exceeded the limit of fine/fees all fine/fees included and not only those which are "closed" and added in…

    26 votes
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  11. 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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  12. An availability calendar for booking request showing the times when booking request can be made

    When we request a booking, the availability calendar doesn’t show the hours when booking request can be made, it only indicates the hours when the booking is not available.

    25 votes
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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.

    24 votes
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  14. Add a checkout widget that can be accessed from the desktop

    The most common thing we need to do in Alma is to check out books, but we need to train our students and Circ clerks to go to "Manage Patron Services." What about some kind of checkout widget or even an entry in the main Alma menu that actually says "Check out" or "Check in"?

    24 votes
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  15. We need another possibility in the blocks options in Term of Use Definition 23 Block When Overdue

    We need another possibility in the blocks options in Term of Use Definition
    23 Block When Overdue,
    We need, blocking 1 day for overdue OPENDAY cumulative.

    I mean: For our UAM Loan Rules, the overdue block system should work as follows:

    Our users should be blockedfor natural days, but the overdue should be calculate ONLY whith OPENDAYS

    23 votes
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  16. Time to reshelve not applicable if there is a request

    After testing the Time to reshelve, we found that if an item is requested, the delay for reshelve is not applicable.
    It make sense in a way that the on hold shelf is not really a reshelve, but we would like to take into account the delay for reshelve for requested items too. In case of quarantaine.

    23 votes
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  17. Fulfillment Proxy Should Receive On Hold Shelf notifications for AFN items

    We have found:

    ---While Fulfillment Proxy users can request both local and AFN items on behalf of the Proxy Sponsor,
    ---And Fulfillment Proxy and Proxy Sponsor users receive On Hold Shelf notifications for local items,
    ---Only the Proxy Sponsor receives On Hold Shelf notification emails for AFN items. The Fulfillment Proxy does NOT also receive the letter for AFN items on hold.

    We would like Alma to send an On Hold Shelf notification to the Fulfillment Proxy patron for items requested through the AFN by a Fulfillment Proxy. This will mirror functionality for requests placed for local items by a…

    23 votes
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  18. 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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  19. "Borrowing Activity Report Job"

    Apply the library user to add or customize additional schedule in Borrowing Activity Report Job to increase flexible of library user in the operations.

    22 votes
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  20. Borrowing Activity Letter

    Currently, Alma limits the borrowing activity letter to list only 100 loans.

    It would be great to have the letter list all loans without a limit.

    21 votes
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