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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Add Patron Limit threshold block for number of lost items

    It should be possible to automatically block users based on a set threshold for the number of items they have checked out that are in a lost status.

    Currently, the Patron Limits table only contains delinquency threshold blocks for Max Overdues, Max Cash, and Max Overdue Recalls.

    Not all institutions automatically charge a lost item replacement fine for lost materials. For some lost items, the replacement cost may be below the Max Cash block threshold for the user’s user group, but the library would still like the user to be accountable for/aware of their lost status materials; being unable to…

    27 votes
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  4. 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…

    27 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    26 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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

    25 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Allow reserves citations from Network Zone electronic portfolios

    When adding a citation to a course reading list through a repository search, that search is currently limited to the IZ. However, for consortial Alma implementations, there may be significant electronic inventory managed in the NZ, and that becomes unavailable to reserves. When doing a repository search to add a citation, NZ electronic inventory should be available.

    23 votes
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  14. 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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  15. sound alert for task

    Sound Alerts for Pick From Shelf Requests
    Can we please have a sound alert when new "Pick from Shelf" requests arrive as we use this for Reading Room requests which need to be actioned as soon as they arrive. Sound alerts would need to optional.
    It would be good to have these available for other tasks in fulfillment such as when "holds" or "lost books" are returned and another action needs to happen

    23 votes
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  16. 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.

    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. "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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  19. Enhance Display Logic Rules to incorporate the same full functionality options of General Electronic Services

    Display Logic Rules options are limited in allowing only Hide options by User Group, ownership by campus or institution, or presence of another service. They also have hardcoded display depending on the service, such as displaying only when a user is logged in, and only in Get It or View It (some of which are understandable per service).
    In contrast, General Electronic Services are extremely powerful with Show / Hide options by true or false default rule, choice of display in Get It and/or View It, allowing display when not logged in, as well as by ownership by campus or…

    21 votes
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  20. Loan Transfers Between Patron Accounts

    Sometimes we find ourselves in the situation where we need to return a loan from one account over to the account it should've been loaned out to.

    It would be great if we could have some kind of loan transfer option that would keep the original loan date and due date that's on the incorrect account.

    20 votes
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