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  1. Option to sort reading list citations by publication date

    Instructors sometimes want to sort citations in a reading list by publication date. We would like the options “Date – ascending” and “Date – descending” added to the “Sort by” dropdown in Alma and to the “Order citations in all sections” dropdown in Leganto, so that either library staff or instructors could make this change.

    We know that data in this field can take on different forms because of the way it is entered in the bib record. For instance, it could be e.g. "c2000", "2000", "2000-2001" etc., so some normalization may have to occur

    18 votes
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  2. All items loan and hold requests history - in citation view.

    The new information available in the 'Other details' tab of items is great, can we also have this information made available in the citation view 'More Info' tab please?

    18 votes
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  3. Differentiate Returns screen from Patron look-up screen

    Our student workers at circulation keep on trying to scan student IDs in the returns box or item barcodes in the Patron services box.
    I would like to make the highlight around the Returns box anyway a different, bright, distinguishable color. It would make it easy for a student to glance at the screen and think, "bright yellow, I'm on the returns window." See attachment for a preview of this option.
    (I realize our students should just pay more attention to what they are doing, but they don't.)

    17 votes
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  4. Set different reshelving time for specific collections in a library

    The August release added a temporary Awaiting Shelving status which can only be configured at the library or circulations desk level.

    We circulate all of our collections through one circ desk, but have a much shorter reshelving period for course materials (less than an hour) than for the general collection (up to a day). It would be useful to set different time to reshelve periods for these collections.

    17 votes
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  5. Make it easier to create sets of courses

    The only way to create a set of courses is to get the course IDs from analytics.

    This is a problem for Sandbox where we have no access to analytics - especially for those of us with generic data.

    eg...
    1. Include the course ID when downloading a list of courses to Excel with All Fields selected (and make the course ID an option to view in the table.
    2. Enable save and create set when viewing a list of courses
    3. Enable course code to be used when creating a set

    This would be very helpful now that we…

    17 votes
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  6. Retrieving Returns from Advanced Search

    Currently there is no option in Advanced search to detect all the recent Items returned on a specific day.
    There is an existing function in Alma thats possible to detect only Loans

    Please add this feature to be able to retrieve Retuns in Advanced search and not just from analytics (there the data is updated only to the previous day and not the current) .

    16 votes
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  7. Pick From Shelf Notification for Staff

    We would like to have the ability to have "Pick from shelf" send email notifications to certain staff members when a patron requests a book be put on the hold shelf for them to pick it up. This would be easier and more efficient for us, than periodically logging into Alma and clicking on "Pick from shelf" to see if anything is there. Thank you.

    15 votes
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  8. Set standard opening hours in advance

    If the Library decides to change the standard opening hours of the Library for the coming year you currently have to wait until the first day of new hours to be able to input them as standard hours into Alma.

    It would be nice if Alma allowed you to enter new standard opening hours in advance and to set a date in which they would come into effect. That way you wouldn't have to schedule to change them on the first day of the new hours.

    An example would be if new standard hours were decided on by Library Management…

    14 votes
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  9. Change default in loan history to fulfillment activities

    In loan history the default radio button is item changes. Better to have fulfillment activities as default because it displays displays loans, returns and in-house-use.

    14 votes
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  10. Hold active until (collection) date

    currently the time a requested book is held for a borrower does not show unless you go into the Active holds lists. It would be helpful if this was shown when the book is checked in and on the notice that automatically goes to the printer (which we put in the book until the book is collected)

    14 votes
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  11. Ability to delete/remove redundant copyright records from the Approval Requests list

    We would like the ability to delete/withdraw or otherwise remove pending copyright approval requests in the Approval Requests list.
    There are a few reasons why a Library may wish to do this:
    -Associated citation has since been deleted
    -Patron digitization request has been cancelled
    -Citations with copyright records that require manual approval were added to the Approval Requests List as part of the rollover. However, some of these units will not be using Leganto and will never submit a reading list.
    In these cases, rejecting copyright is not appropriate as there was no genuine request for copyright approval. Rejecting will…

    14 votes
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  12. Ability to order facets in Alma Resource Sharing

    For our workflows it would be useful to be able to move assignee to the top of the Facets in the new Resource Sharing screens for Lending and Borrowing

    14 votes
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  13. Enable us to display items in an "Unavailable" location type as Unavailable in Primo

    We need the ability to show items that are assigned to a location with Type = UNAVAILBLE to show as unavailable in Primo

    The primary use cases that prompt this idea are:
    1. A library is closed for renovation and the items are inaccessible to staff and patrons, but the items must still be discoverable so that patrons can be directed to Resource Sharing in Primo.
    2. Portions of a collection are temporarily inaccessible to staff and patrons, and the items are assigned to a temp location, but must still be discoverable so that patrons can be redirected to Resource…

    14 votes
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  14. Change lost Item replacement fee refund from ratio to set amount

    When configuring terms of use policies regarding the amount of money to be returned to a patron if a lost book is returned, we currently have to enter a Lost Item replacement fee Refund ratio instead of using a flat amount for the amount to be returned. Because any changes in our charges have to be approved via a campus committee that meets only once per year, we must use the Replacement fee amounts that are already approved. Our Lost Book replacement fee is currently $110. If the book is returned, we would like to reduce that amount to $20.…

    13 votes
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  15. Visibility of display logic rules at the Alma collection level

    It would be very helpful to flag activated Alma collections when they are concerned by display logic rules.

    At the moment, there is no indication and activation changes may have some impact on the discovery and fulfillment level. It would be very useful for electronic operators to be directly alerted (for example with an icon) and it could prevent collection deletions or other mistakes made due to lack of knowledge.

    13 votes
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  16. Library level patron limits configuration

    It should be possible to configure the Patron Limits table at the library level. Only Max Cash, Max Overdue and Max overdue recalls should be configurable, so that each library will be able to control when it starts blocking patrons independently of one another.

    13 votes
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  17. Display loan limit for patrons at Manage Patron Services Screen in Alma

    At present, there is no indication at the Manage Patron Services screen (when you go to a patron's account) of the loan limit for the patron (i.e. allowed to borrow 8 loans; of which 2 loans may be from the SL collection, etc.). This information is only available at Configuration - Fulfillment - Loan Limits.

    12 votes
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  18. Ability to customise email subject heading in Alma letters using letter data

    As library staff we would like the ability to customise the email subject heading of Alma letters using letter data so that we can flag something up to a customer/use in their email inbox.

    For example, we've recently customised our On Hold Shelf Letter using XSL to have different content when a customer is picking up a Resource Sharing request as we ask customers to collect these from our Customer Services desk whereas other requests are placed on a self service hold shelf in the library.
    We were able to customise the letter using XSL, but could not find a…

    12 votes
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  19. Show book's edition information when doing a Physical Item search

    This is a more efficient way to show essential information, rather than having it available only via All Item search

    12 votes
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  20. Scan-in items to create an Itemized Set

    For many of our workflows, we have a large batch of physical materials upon which we need to perform a bulk action (e.g. place them all on a Work Order or request a Permanent Location change, etc.) The items are on book trucks and there is no Set upon which to Run a Job unless we create a new one every time as a TXT or CSV file, which then has to be uploaded to Alma. It would save a lot of confusion, plus work and training time for staff and student workers, if it was possible to use Scan-In…

    12 votes
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