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  1. Include Public Notes associated with electronic collection and electronic service in the BIBs API Retrieve Bibs service

    The BIBs API Retrieve Bibs service provides electronic inventory information equivalent to that in the Primo View It display, except it only includes Public Notes at the portfolio level, not those associated with the portfolio’s electronic collection or electronic service. Up to three additional API calls are needed to retrieve the complete set of Public Notes for a single portfolio using the Electronic Resources API, and many bibs have multiple portfolios associated. We would like to retrieve the complete set of public notes for each portfolio when making a single API call to the Retrieve Bibs service.

    We're not able…

    5 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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

    76 votes
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  4. API for backdate an item

    Alma provides an API for library to build up application to do circulation operation, such as renew, change due date. However, since Nov release 2018, a parameter "overdueatchangeduedate" has been introduced and shall charge overdue fine to patron if it has been already overdue during the change due date API operation is executed. If library do not want to disable the overdueatchangeduedate, it has no way to check-in an overdue item without creating fine.

    SIP2 and offline circulation is suggested from EXL but API operation is always preferred.

    9 votes
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  5. 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…

    24 votes
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  6. Improve z39.50 tab in ILLiad to search individual volumes of serials/monographs

    Improve z39.50 tab in ILLiad to search individual volumes of serials/monographs. Currently searching z39.50 will turn up one random volume from multi-volume set

    13 votes
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  7. Run PO Line package job vi API

    POST /almaws/v1/conf/jobs/{job_id}

    use case: allow people to run the job without giving them access the Alma's admin

    3 votes
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  8. Allow API to set PO Line's Associated PO line

    POST&PUT /almaws/v1/acq/po-lines/{polineid}

    1 vote
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  9. Integration through AWS Simple Storage

    Our consortium currently maintains an SFTP server exclusively for transfering files from our student information system to Alma. The server must be maintained and monitored at a cost to us.

    I would like to be able to configure Alma to retrieve the files from Amazon Simple Storage Service (AWS S3). File transfer would be over secure HTTPS and would cost us only a few pennies annually. Implementing this would allow us to retire the dedicated server and simplify our internal IT dependencies.

    1 vote
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  10. bursar integration - option to export fine/fee credits even if minimum value > 0

    Currently in order for fine/fee credits to be exported in the bursar integration, the minimum value must be set to zero, which means Alma will export fines of any amount even if they are very small.
    We would like to be able to set a minimum value for the fine export, but still export credits. Ideally we'd like a checkbox to tell Alma to apply the minimum value amount to credits as well as to debits. For example if we set the minimum value to $5 and check a box to include credits, Alma would export any fines over $5,…

    13 votes
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  11. Include "External Name" in Bib API results when returning the location of an item

    We're using the Bib API for several Alma integrations and have noticed that Bib API calls are returning just the "Location Name" for the location of items. We're of the opinion that the "External Name" should also be included in the Api results, as this is the location text that should be presented in public interfaces. Please include the "External Name" field in addition to the "Location Name" when returning the location in Api calls.

    8 votes
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  12. Add additional error code to Renew loan API when an item has been renewed but the due date hasn't changed

    The Users / Renew Loan API (https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/users/POST/gwPcGly021r0XQMGAttqcPPFoLNxBoEZNUiGwQUr+MuAI+35dTBcVUmYayAq/vUq/0aa8d36f-53d6-48ff-8996-485b90b103e4) currently only returns two errors - "Loan ID XXX does not exist." or "Cannot renew loan: Loan ID XXX." This API should return an additional status of "renewed, but due date didn't change" when that applies to the item in question. This would allow our locally developed catalog, which uses the Alma APIs for requesting items, to provide more complete information on why certain requests fail.

    9 votes
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  13. 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.

    24 votes
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  14. API for Alma requests

    As it is possible in Alma to convert an Alma request into a Alma Resource Sharing Request (a good workflow), we would like to explore creating a form for users to submit Alma requests outside of Primo and for these to be created in Alma through an Alma requests API.

    Please could an Alma Requests API be created to enable this.

    If a submitted request was not in stock, we would then convert it to an Alma Resource Sharing request (a good workflow).

    4 votes
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  15. Browzine : Journals with multiple sources

    Libraries who are using Browzine are exporting our journals holdings file using a Google Scholar XML schema. For titles that have multiple sources, Browzine will based on their own algorithm to determine one source to be made available to the users in the Browzine interface. According to Third Iron, this "choosing algorithm" is designed to pick the source that has the widest coverage. This is fine in most of the cases but if we want to override this "decision", we will need to write in to Third Iron.

    Suggestion: To consider having a designated field in the portfolio record for…

    12 votes
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  16. Granular permissions for Alma API functions

    (The idea title is copied from a NERS suggestion (5311) that didn't make it to the second round.)

    When working with third parties it is problematic that granting access to the Alma API for the necessary functionality will often also open up for access to other information that we might not want to share with the same third party.

    An example is that allowing a vendor to create PO Lines via the API will also give the vendor access to the complete financial data of our institution, potentially giving them insights that could be used against us when negotiating prices.

    4 votes
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  17. Allow MarcEdit Alma Integration to update Community Zone records (via API)

     Ex Libris has allowed us to edit Community Zone records, except 022 field.  Currently, we can only open the records in the metadata editor and add a MARC field one at a time.  Using MarcEdit Alma Integration to update a record one at a time results in an error, because the Alma API documentation states that “…updating a linked Community Zone record is currently not supported.”
    
      I am requesting Ex Libris to allow updating Community Zone records via MarcEdit Alma Integration., so that we can update records one at a time, instead of adding MARC fields to a record one
    11 votes
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  18. SRU/SRW: Increase the 10,000 record retrieval limit

    The usefulness of the SRU service is reduced substantially by the 10,000 record limit.

    If removing the limit is not an option, it would still help a lot if the limit could be increased to, say, 100,000.

    My use case is that I'm using the SRU service in combination with the Bibs API to do batch processing of catalog records.

    17 votes
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  19. Make it possible for patron to automaticaly renew his library card

    Our scenario: User must have a library card in his possession in order to borrow material from that library.The library cards are vaild for one year at a time and thus need to be renewed every year against a small fee.
    Suggested improvement: make it possible for a patron to renew a library card and paying the associated fee on-line.

    3 votes
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  20. API for Bibliographic record versions

    Currently, only the latest version of a Bib record is available from the Bibs API. There should be some way to retrieve older versions of the record.

    29 votes
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