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  2. Send patron a confirmation email once a hold request is submitted

    Patrons are expressing confusion as to whether their request was actually submitted. We propose that a request confirmation email be sent to the patron as soon as the request is submitted, as is done with other online order forms.

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  3. Bulk Recall by Staff

    Currently in ALMA, an item can only be recalled by request. While we do not allow our patrons to recall items from other patrons, we do, on occasion, need to recall items from patrons for course reserves.

    It appears that there is no way, either with the Scan in Items feature, or by uploading an excel spreadsheet, to indicate by barcode a number of items that need to be recalled, submit the recall, and truncate the due date of the patrons to which those items are currently loaned.

    If we could have a functionality like this that not only recalls…

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  4. Disable credit functionality for patrons

    We can't and don't want to handle credits in favor of patrons in Alma. While I was able to deactivate the addition of the credit "fine" type, it is still possible to create a credit from the payment menu by ticking the box "Add change to balance".
    While you "just don't have to tick it" in order to solve the problem, mistakes are quickly made. We would like to have a parameter that disables the credit functionality overall, so that there are no hidden ways to add credit all the same.

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  5. Autocomplete Alma Resource Sharing form with a DOI

    When a user enters a DOI into the Alma Resource Sharing form we would like to see the form use the DOI to auto-populate the rest of the metadata for the user.
    This is a functionality we have had our users requesting.

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  6. calendar

    It would be ideal if the exception and closed days would display in the calendar widget -- so that when we "Add record" we can choose the "Valid from" and "Valid to" dates.

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  7. Option to have patron block notes viewable in Primo

    Currently, you can include a note in a patron's block in Alma, but that note won't display in Primo. You have the option of creating a separate note in the patron's record that is viewable, and the block type will provide the patron with some information, but it would be nice if we had the option to include a user-viewable note when creating the block.

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  8. Immediate availablity of new TOU from Fulfillment Units Rule Screen

    When creating a new Fulfillment Unit Rule, we have the opportunity to create a new TOU in that screen. However, when we hit save the TOU is not immediately made available for use in the drop down menu.

    It would be very beneficial if the newly created TOU was immediately available in the drop down after we hit save. Currently, we have to cancel the Fulfillment Unit Rule we are working on and restart it in order to have the new TOU available as a choice.

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  9. Add Requester Name and Requester's ID on Pick up from Shelf export list

    Add Requester Name and Requester ID on Pick up from Shelf export list.

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  10. Request letter

    We would like to be able to send a user a notification about a request immediately after placing the request. The notice would give basic information about the status of the request. Something along the lines of the "interested in" letter. Running a request report once a day is insufficient for our operations.

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  11. Please, let the users make a booking, despite there is an available item , when this available item is in another campus.

    Please, let the users make a booking, despite there is an available item , when this available item is in another campus. or also, if the available item is not for normal loan (I mean, loan for a day or just to check it in the library)

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  12. To show a pop-up window a day or two ahead of time when the Patron's Library ID is about to expire and then a pop window saying it is expire

    TMS library fulfillment management wants to show a pop-up window a day or two ahead of time when the Patron's Library ID is about to expire and then a pop window saying the patron's account is expired.

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  13. An 'All returns' option in Manage Patron Services

    We'd like to be able to configure the Returns screen in Manage Patron Services to show 'All Returns' as well as 'Returns this session', in the same way you can set the Loans screen to 'rememberlastloan_display' on Fulfillment config 'Other Settings'. Checking on a patron's return history requires an extra click, which constantly annoys staff!

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  14. Create exceptions for "Closed Library Due Date Management" Settings

    We want to create exceptions for the "closed due date management" setting in our TOUs based on events in the calendar. For example, for single day exceptions such as for holiday closed dates like 4th of July, Memorial Day, etc., we want items due AFTER the exception, but for our month long winter break, we want everything due before the break begins so we can update our equipment and complete inventory over the break. Currently we have it set so the system moves the due time to the upcoming closing time, but we would prefer it to be after the…

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  15. Pick up Requested Resources "Note"

    When Patrons make comments on Primo, we are unable to see them even when we have "Note" checked and marked out on custom view of "Pick up Requested Resources". If one clicks on more actions on the request...and click edit then see the comment the patron made. However, it would be good to have this show on directly "Pick up Requested Resources view"?

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  16. Make a Reserve Request type in Alma

    Make a Reserve request type in Alma. That way the paging slip would flag it at the top in bold that it was an item to be processed for reserve. As it is now, we have to put reserve information in the notes section which is tiny font and hard for staff to see.

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  17. British Library ARTEmail needs author adding to this email

    There is a significant problem which is for requests going to the British Library. The ARTEmail output from ALMA emailed to the British Library has the Author line missing. There we are receiving the wrong items, while we attempt to set up the BLDSS API.

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  18. Create a loan period that rounds reserves to the nearest hour

    Rounding to the nearest hour with reserve loans makes it easier for the user to remember the time due to avoid fines. On the staff side, it is easier to manage bookings/holds.

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  20. Allow extra xsl files

    Currently ALMA does not let you add extra call template files. You are stuck with the default ones
    ../xsl/letters/calltemplate/style.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/call
    template/smsRecordTitle.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/calltemplate/senderReceiver.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/call
    template/recordTitle.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/calltemplate/mailReason.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/call
    template/header.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/calltemplate/footer.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/call
    template/esploroStyle.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/call_template/esploroSenderReceiver.xsl

    This is okay, if every letter xsl you write is different, but it becomes annoying of a few of them share some functionality.
    Then you are stuck either repeating this functionality in both the xsl letters or writing the xsl to include some external template

    Allowing users to define extra call templates just for inclusing in letter xsl's would fix this

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