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  1. Support filtering in a task list to identify items with an empty status value

    We have set up a work order department within the location 'Library Fulfilment', and within the tasks list there are 'items - in department', within this there are various items which do not have a process status applied yet and we note we are unable to filter this list to show those items which do not yet have a status.
    We would like it to be possible to filter the task list so that only items with and empty process status would be displayed.

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  2. reading list automatic status

    When working on a reading list from within Alma it would be useful if the status changed automically. For example when a member of staff chooses 'Work On' from the dropdown in actions list the status should change to 'Being Processed'. Currently this has to be done manually.

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  3. The Alma Active Hold Shelf page should optionally display the Patron User Group

    It should be possible to view the requestor's user group on the Fulfillment > Active Hold Shelf page.

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  4. Alert regarding Multiple chapters requested from one item by one patron

    We would like an alert to let us know if a patron has placed multiple requests for chapters from one item. Copyright only allows for 10% or 1 chapter. As we are multicampus, it is hard to keep track of what a patron has requested to avoid breaching copyright.

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  5. Digital Fulfillment (circulation and digital rights management)

    As more and more of our content becomes digital and created in house, we need a way to circulate the items while maintaining control of how the item is used. For example, checking out a digital book to x users at a time (where x is the number of copies you are allowed to circulate), checking out for a set amount of time, enabling hold queues, preventing copying - all managed within our Alma/Primo system.

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  6. Relocate cursor to barcode scan field in "Scan In Items" after checkbox selection

    Circulation staff report problems when scanning in a large number of items:


    1. If a user clicks a checkbox or radio button in the scan in items interface, Alma does not direct the cursor to the barcode field.

    2. If the user then scans an item without clicking into the barcode field first, Alma delivers an error because the carriage return at the end of the scan submits the form, but no barcode was registered.

    3. If this error is not noticed by a staff member who has a lapse of attention, they could continue scanning and miss multiple items in a row…
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  7. Achieve a number of changes in dates that can be added as loans in transactions

    The date change for the return of a book currently can not be counted, and is an important fact that can be added to the loans (renewals)

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  8. Add item fields to the Fines and Fees subject area such as the Bibliographic Details table.

    This would allow location, title, barcode, etc. information to show in an analytics report of manual credits. For instance, we want to know what manual credits were applied to items with a reserve location, etc.

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  9. Have a link to borrower information from the Scan In Items screen

    I have been finding it a bit fiddly to go from returning an item to a borrower's details, primarily in order to pay and waive fines. Would it be possible to display the last borrower number in the Scan In Item screen, and have this and the item barcode number as a link to the Manage Patron and Item pages respectively?

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  10. Prioritising Digitisation requests over hold requests for processing

    Is it possible to have digitisation requests automatically prioritised to the top of a request queue over the physical item requests. Currently all physical item and digitisation requests go by the date they are placed by the patron. We find that patrons are waiting months sometimes just to get a copy of a chapter, where as if all digitisations were automatically at the top of the list they could all be processed and then items loaned to patrons.

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  11. Enable filtering by library when patrons use multiple libraries

    Our readerss use more than one library in our institution. When I look at their borrowing record, it shows me all their loans, which in some cases might be 50+. Why can't we filter so it just shows me what they've got from our library?

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  12. Automatic request not filled notification for on loan items which are requested but not returned without cancelling the request

    If a user places a request for an item currently on loan to another user and the requested item is not returned there should be an option to notify the requester that the request is not going to be fulfilled without using the cancel request function and disassociating the user's request from the item.

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  13. recommend books/articles to patron

    Hi, is it possible to have a function of pushing materials to patron upon his/her search term in Primo?Like Taobao, facebook, they will recommend the goods or ads to users?

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  14. Add user notes to user_for_printing in letters XML

    We use a hold shelf for most books, but some need to be sent by mail, and this is indicated in user notes.

    Would be really useful if user notes could be included in the XML for letters like FulPlaceOnHoldShelfLetter and FulReasourceRequestSlipLetter. Then we could modify the output from these according to content found in the notes.

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  15. 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.

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  16. Fine and Fees notification email

    We would like the ability for a user to be notified and sent an email of the fees that they have when they come in to the library. This is done currently through a job that runs daily or weekly, but we also want the ability to send it to just one person.

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  17. Terms of use for subset of user group

    We would like to have ability to use different Terms of Use for list of undergraduate students. Currently the Terms of user that affects entire set of User groups. We would like ability to set different Terms of use to subset of user groups.

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  18. Register Multiple In House Uses for a single item with one scan

    Often our librarians bring a book into a class so that students can use it to work on an assignment. Afterwards, we want to record that it has been used in house multiple times. Can you add a functionality to the Scan In Items screen so that you can scan an item once, but have it register multiple in house uses?

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  19. Configuration allowing only Institution Level Terms of Use and Fulfillment Policy

    Would like the ability to turn off the creation of Library specific Terms of Use and Library specific Fulfillment Policy. We are a small institution with only one Library. The Institution set-up with Library overrides provides a level of configuration that is problematic and error prone. System enforcement allowing only Institution level changes (which is the recommended configuration) would be very helpful.

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  20. Expanding Task List

    For resource sharing, the task list should include "Canceled by Staff". Specifically:

    Borrowing requests - Canceled by Staff - assigned to you
    Borrowing requests - Canceled by Staff - unassigned

    For institutions which do not use an ILL package such as ILLiad, this is the only way to be informed that a request was unfilled besides manually searching in the Borrowing Requests field.

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