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  1. 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.

    28 votes
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  2. Enable institutions to set a maximum daily API call limit per application

    As customers to the Alma and Primo APIs we are bound by the limits of our maximum number of calls per day. Some of our applications make up the majority of our API calls, for example, those from our student portal which call on Alma every time a student logs in.

    To help us avoid hitting our daily API limit it would be useful for us to be able to set our own maximum call limit per application. So for example, we could set the limit for calls from the staff portal to a lower figure than of the student…

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  3. Make modification date of user account available in the User API (v2)

    In the earlier SOAP-based version of the Alma User API, the last modification date of a user account was an available field. However, in the current REST-based API, that field is no longer available.

    This piece of information is very important to us when we synchronize Alma data to ILLiad via our custom ILLiad login script. That allows to us update ILLiad as needed and insert an accurate modification date into a user's ILLiad account.

    9 votes
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  4. More user statistics

    Hi,

    currently the user object (https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/xsd/rest_user.xsd?tags=GET) contains information regarding the total number of requests and loans as well as the total sum of fines & fees.

    It would be great to have more of these - maybe even outsourced to an own resource e.g. /almaws/v1/users/{user_id}/statistics

    Possible candidates could be:

    (1) Total loans broken down by status (e.g. renewable, not renewable, overdue)
    (2) Total loans due in n days (preferably with n configurable)
    (3) Total requests broken down by type
    (4) Total requests broken down by status and by type
    (5) Total sum of fines and fees broken down…

    1 vote
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  5. Allow patron load integration using v2 to implement override so internal elements are preserved

    Under General Administration when setting up a user record integration using v2 of the user.xsd, there appears to be some missing functionality to bring it in line with the REST user APIs.

    The suggestion is to add additional options to the synchronize method so that under Synchronization type where it currently only has 'Swap All' as the only radio button, you could toggle between this and 'Override' as per the User APIs. This would allow internal notes and other internal attributes to be preserved.

    It might also be useful to add the list of fields via selection that the Override…

    4 votes
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  6. API for terms of use

    An API to retrieve the terms of use would allow us to display borrowing rules on our website which are completely synced to our Alma configuration.

    13 votes
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  7. Allow Z39.50 and other search results to include the barcode

    Alma's APIs need to provide greater flexibility in fields searched. Too often the MMSID must be used but this is not a particularly useful ID as it is internal. It's also not particularly helpful as it does not integrate with other systems like Remote Storage management systems, Bindery, NCIP, and the like. Yet Primo displays the barcode so clearly it's not difficult to pull out of a record.

    12 votes
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