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  1. SIP2 over https

    SIP2 further development: To provide ability to develop more versatile and agile self-service concepts and processes for the staff, it would be useful to take into use ‘SIP2 over HTTPS’ in Alma. The basic message between library automation and Alma would still be in accordance with the standard 3M/NISO, but message pairs would be encapsulated in XML.

    http://biblstandard.dk/rfid/dk/rfidsip2over_https.htm

    162 votes
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  2. API for managing scheduled jobs configured in integration profiles

    The enhancement described and completed in the idea http://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/9592206-api-to-interact-with-alma-job-scheduler is fine as far as it goes, but the current functionality does not allow us to interact with jobs launched automatically by Alma on a periodic basis; it only supports jobs launched manually by a user.

    Our use case: we have scheduled periodic uploads of SIS student data
    configured in a SIS integration profile. We would like to get a formatted list of rejected users, errors, etc. that happened during the automatic load available as a file on our processing server, so that the list can be parsed by a script…

    86 votes
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  3. Synchronizing XSL templates with external systems

    When customizing XSL letter templates, it would be helpful to be able to import/export these to/from Alma. This could be done for example by webDAV. This should make it possible to use an external version control system, like git. The templates are many and complex, and version control would be useful for managing revisions. This would also enable syncing to templates between production and sandbox environments.

    77 votes
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  4. Patron Self Registration

    Make Patron Self Registration possible via Primo. This feature would need to be configurable by libraries and able to be turned off altogether by the library. Configuration options could include: what data elements are required, whether new accounts need to be reviewed before they are active.

    56 votes
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  5. Allow part payments to be sent from Alma to WPM for online payments

    Allow a user to choose the sum they wish to pay when making an online payment via WPM. At the moment it is only possible to pay the total fine/fees owed, no option is given to enter and pay a lesser amount.

    While WPM will accept whatever amount is sent from Alma, and Alma will handle whatever payment is sent from WPM back to Alma (closing fees as possible, and partially closing fees if the paid amount does not exactly match the owed amount), Alma can only send WPM one payment element with the total amount the user owes (as…

    55 votes
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  6. Alma to DOCLINE OAI-PMH Integration

    Integration for automated harvesting of eJournal and pJournal holdings from Alma to Docline (National Library of Medicine's automated interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing and referral system).

    54 votes
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  7. Alma to support Hold Information in SIP2 checkin reponse

    We have a sort assistant (RFID equipment) that displays the next step/destination of an item on screen. It also generates a hold slip (with the hold patron name if there's a request for that item) or a transit slip (if it needs to be sent to another library).
    However the hold information is not provided in the SIP2 checkin response which means having to scan in the item again in Alma to get this information.

    Could the following SIP2 extension fields be added to resolve this issue:

    CY - Hold Patron Id
    DA - Hold Patron Name

    51 votes
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  8. Include Attachments Tab Data in XML Output of Invoice Export

    Currently, when you send invoices to your S/FTP server, only data from the Summary tab and Invoice Lines tab are included in the XML output.

    We would like the data from the Attachments tab to be included in the XML output as well for our upcoming integration with Workday. Workday requires a URL for the attached invoice and the Attachments tab is the place to store this.

    These data also do not appear to be available via the API. Adding these data to both places would be ideal.

    47 votes
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  9. Exclude expired users from bursar integration job

    Our bursar is not currently able to collect charges from users who are no longer at the university. So we want to be able to able to exclude these patrons from the reports that are sent to the bursar with bursar integration. The fact that this doesn’t exist now has prevented us from implementing integration.
    We would like this functionality to be an additional filter in the bursar integration settings that would exclude users whose expiration date is in the past. If it could specify an actual or relative date, this would be an additional improvement.

    45 votes
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  10. Upload electronic holdings job: Add vendor's name information

    The name of the vendor is missing in the "Upload electronic holdings job" report.
    We can only see the name of the integration type.
    To identify the vendor, we have thus to remember the name of the vendors concerned by this integration profile (at this time, Elsevier or Ovid) and the date of the processing job.
    As new integration profiles are planned for other vendors (Proquest, Springer,...), this will be no more manageable.
    Thus, we would like to see the vendor name in all useful places (reports, "Monitor job" page, "Scheduled job status")

    35 votes
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  11. Provide access to files FTPed to third-parties

    We run a daily scheduled "Publishing to OCLC" job which sends OCLC our new and changed MARC records via FTP.

    From time to time, OCLC email us to let us know that some files were not processed due to errors in the MARC (typically blanks in the leader). To fix these, we need to download the problematic files, correct them, and manually upload to OCLC again.

    However we don't have access to these files in Alma. (OCLC deletes them from their server when their automated process picks them up so we can't get them from there either.)

    We managed to…

    30 votes
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  12. Update Resource-sharing request through the ALMA API

    Currently with the API, the only update option possible is shipping a resource sharing request. We request the option to perform other updates, e.g. change the status.
    (Updating the resource sharing request through the corresponding user-request does not work.)

    27 votes
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  13. More API options for Borrowing Requests

    The current API:s for Borrowing Requests are limited to get a list of request for a specific user, get a specific request of a specific user or create a new request.

    To be able to integrate better with other systems, in our specific case the Swedish national ILL broker system "Libris Fjärrlån", we would need to be able to update and delete requests as well.

    We would also want to retrieve lists of requests without knowing the user, for example by status, by external system or other criteria.

    26 votes
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  14. Add more options for ILL integration

    Adding ILLiad integration to Alma was welcome but also brings more issues into the system. For example - patrons are shown in their account via Primo that ILL loaned items are not renewable. They are but not via Alma. A customizable message for the Resources sharing library that would display in "My Account" saying "Renewable via ILLiad" would be welcome. We have configured ILLiad to send courtesy notices. Now that we have integrated with Alma patrons get two courtesy and "due today" letters because Alma cannot turn off letters for specific locations. The ability to turn off those two letter…

    24 votes
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  15. Allow externally hosted IIIF manifests to be added to Alma records for display in Primo Universal Viewer

    Hi there - can you allow externally hosted International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) manifests to be added to Alma records for display in Primo Universal Viewer?

    The documentation indicates you can use IIIF with Alma - https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/integrations/digital/almadigital/access/ - but, in fact, Ex Libris has clarified with our institution that IIIF only works if you use internal, Alma-D manifests. Ex Libris has said: "We looked into this and got some clarification on how IIIF manifests work in Alma. There is no option to ‘enter IIIF manifests into Alma’. Instead, Alma generates its own IIIF manifests, on the fly, from Alma bibs…

    22 votes
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  16. Limit the IP range that can call the Alma APIs

    I would like to suggest an enhancement in ALMA regarding APIs: in addition to the API keys mechanism we would like to limit the IP range that can call the Alma's APIs.

    This feature can be useful for System Administrators and the main benefit is to increase security and user data protection.

    20 votes
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  17. API conf/sets - Always add member/@link

    Currently not all calls to conf/sets will return member-elements with links. This will make a call to e. g. electronic portfolios close to useless, as there is no API-call that can be done with the portfolio's ID only.

    Ceterum censeo I don't think that this is an enhancement, but Case 00874282 was not interpreted as this being a bug.

    20 votes
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  18. Create item via API addition of parameter to generate description field

    Creating item via API using -POST /almaws/v1/bibs/{mmsid}/holdings/{holdingid}/items

    Addition of a parameter "generate description" , when this flag is set to true in a call Alma would generate the description field from the provided enumeration data based on the description templates set in config.

    Looking for an equivilent ot the create digital representation paramter "generate label".

    19 votes
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  19. Writable Code-Table API

    Code-tables, like UserStatCategories, really demand a writable code-table API.

    As our institution adds departments and majors, the only choice we have today is to assign a human to manually update the table in a regularly occurring, human friendly frequency.

    For a machine, it would be trivial to update and synchronize the UserStatCategories code-table via API, daily, hourly, whatever.

    18 votes
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  20. Field creation date by changes via API

    While changing a specific field in a user records via API the "creation date" should be changed only in this field and not in any other fields – which happens now – in order to be able to recognize the newest changes in a user profile.

    17 votes
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