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  1. Add department to User Details in Alma and to Hold/Resource Sharing pick slip for department delivery

    We would like to use office delivery in Alma for our faculty but do not want to deliver items to an address. We want to deliver items to a department and have faculty pick up their items in the Department's office. In order to do this we need Department added to the User Details screen (we currently store department information in Job Description) and we also need department added to the Hold/Resource Sharing Pick Slip.

    76 votes
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    • Check out an item to a visiting patron's account at their home institution. Direct Pick-up Resource Sharing

      Instead of creating and managing a visiting patron's record, allow libraries to check items out onto their home institutions record. The patron could validate by choosing the institution and having the patron sign in to their account.

      As a patron I could go to any library in my network and easily check out an item there by signing into my home library and checking out the items. Everything checked out would show up on my home library's record and I could return the item either at the lending library or my home library.

      66 votes
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      • Blocking borrowing requests on books published within the last year

        With an active automatic rota for books, borrowing requests sent from Primo to Alma are automatically sent to partner. This applies for books published within the last year as well. Before we activated the autoROTA, we would usually change most of these borrowing requests into purchase requests and place the patron on a waiting list.
        New books requested by a patron are often items we want to purchase ourselves, and not spend money on borrowing from our partners in addition. With the autoRota there is no way for us to block these borrowing requests from being sent.

        We would like…

        130 votes
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        • [Alma] - ILL Resource Sharing - allow pickup location other than RS Library for Physical non-returnable requests

          Right now Borrowing Request type "Physical non-returnable", which is the one used for document delivery (tipycally a printed copy of an article), allows to choose only the Resource Sharing Library as Pickup Location.

          This is a problem, since a user is instead willing to choose the library where the printed copy should be delivered. This is particularly useful when libraries are geographically sparse.

          Using a temporary item does not help, since in this case we don't have an item that must be returned (and shipped back to the lender, as it is in the ILL of a book). The user…

          17 votes
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          • More frequent resource sharing notifications

            Enable the option to send notifications to users who place resource sharing requests for each stage of the process. This will give users a better sense of where their requests are, instead of just sending them into a black hole with no idea when they might arrive. This is similar to the way that online shopping provides notifications for each stage of a purchase, and is something users are coming to expect.

            5 votes
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            • Requester's Expiration date and Block status - to add to the requester's pop-up box

              When processing RS borrowing requests it would be useful to know a Requester’s Expiration Date and their Block status without checking their account. I would like to suggest that these two pieces of information are added to a Requester’s pop-up box at the RS borrowing request.

              6 votes
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              • Completed Requests - Searchable Fields

                I would like to search Completed Requests by Partner Code and External Identifier. Currently, this is only possible via Analytics which has a one-day delay.

                14 votes
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                • Recent Searches & Customization of Searchable Fields

                  I would like to customize the fields displayed and their order when searching Borrowing and Lending requests. In addition, I would like Recent Searches to be displayed first. Currently, there are many fields that we do not use and we need to scroll down.

                  21 votes
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                  • Populate Additional Information for Articles from the DOI or PMID Fields

                    The idea is to populate additional information for LENDING article requests from the DOI or PMID fields and not just for BORROWING article requests

                    2 votes
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                    • Notes Tabs not in Analytics

                      We would like to be able to retrieve all the details in the Notes Tabs for Borrowing and Lending requests via Analytics. Currently, only the Request Note is retrievable.

                      16 votes
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                      • In Cataloging/Authorities, indicate if subject is divisible by place ($z) in the Authority record

                        In cataloging, when we look at an authority record (in the community zone) we need to know if the subject heading is authorized to be subdivided by place, for example ($z California $z San Francisco)

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                        • Physically Received by Library

                          It should be possible to change the status of a Borrowing Request to Digitally Received by Library from Physically Received by Library or vice-versa, if the wrong Format was received. Currently, it is impossible to create a barcode if the item was Digitally Received.

                          11 votes
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                          • Combining Funds Expenditure with other subject areas in Analytics

                            We would like to combine data from Funds with data from Borrowing, Fulfillment and Fine & Fees in Analytics

                            13 votes
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                            • Display of actions on Borrowing screen

                              We would like to change the order of the actions on Borrowing requests. Currently the order is:
                              Duplicate, Send, Send Query to Patron, Request Renew, Receive, Edit Shipping Cost, Recall, Return, General Message, Reassign.

                              We would like to split Send and Send Query to Patron.
                              A possible solution is to change the name to: Patron Notification or Notification to Patron.

                              Thanks

                              4 votes
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                              • Fields in Locate Profile

                                Automatic location of Borrowing items would be more effective if Keyword and Year were available in the Locate Profile.

                                1 vote
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                                • LENDING BEING PROCESSED

                                  We would like Digital Lending Requests to be automatically updated to Being Processed once the slip has been printed - in the same that way Physical Lending Requests are updated to Being Processed once a hold has been placed via Manage Fulfillment Options. At the moment they have status Created Lending Request - which means we have to change the status manually.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • [Alma] - resource sharing form - explicitly accept conditions

                                    In the Resource Sharing Form right now there is neither nothing remembering the user of the conditions for the ILL service nor a check box meaning their acceptance.

                                    It would be better to have a mandatory check box to click to grant acceptance of the conditions and a link to an external webpage summarizing those conditions.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Enhance Holdings Records Mapping to include the 007 field and other control fields

                                      Enhance the Holdings Records Mapping feature (new as of March 2018) to include adding 007 fields and other control fields during the import process. Per SalesForce case #00525849, this new feature currently only works with data fields (non-control fields).

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Resource Sharing - display Primary Identifier in Requester pop-up in the Request - Edit

                                        As a librarian processing RS requests, it is useful to be able to see the patron's Primary Identifier when I am editing a request. I can copy this to quickly check a patron's account in Fulfillment.

                                        This information used to be available and is visible in the patron pop-up in the Requests list.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Books Straps

                                          We would like to print Book Straps (like in OCLC) to attach to books as quite often our patrons return books with out the Slips.

                                          11 votes
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