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  1. Overdues

    An alert function when items have gone overdue. Currently the requester will get sent overdue e-mails, but the library is not notified. When you have thousands of requests it is imposisble to search through.

    8 votes
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  2. [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…

    27 votes
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  3. 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.

    23 votes
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  4. Show completed requests in RS without having to enter search term

    At the moment, completed requests are hidden from records and have to be searched by entering matching search terms. Our ILL staffs are finding facets appearing left to active requests records very helpful, as they reportedly spare staff members' effort and time to enter search terms and go through all the unwanted information. This applies to completed requests as well, as the staffs have to revisit them every now and then. It would be greatly appreciated if completed request records could be seen, limited, searched and browsed just like active requests, without having to enter search terms.

    63 votes
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  5. 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.

    29 votes
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  6. 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.

    22 votes
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  7. 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

    9 votes
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  8. 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.

    17 votes
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  9. Resource Sharing form direct linking to support SAML2 login

    Currently direct linking to the Alma Resource Sharing form is only possible with PDS authentication.

    We would like to suggest support for SAML Authentication.

    The following page on the knowledge centre discusses direct linking to the alma_rs_form
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/060Alma-Primo_Integration/040Configuring_the_Primo_Front_End_for_an_Alma_Data_Source/100Direct_Linking_to_the_Resource_Sharing_Request_Form

    4 votes
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  10. Lending Requests - Save and Edit

    We would like a Save and Edit button when entering new scan requests from a Search (like in Borrowing).
    Currently there is only a Save button.

    12 votes
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  11. Having the notes field displayed on the front screen so we dont have to go into each request to see if any notes

    If we add any notes it would be helpful to see that there is a note in the request on the first creation screen so that other people can see it straight away without having to look at each one individually

    8 votes
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  12. 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

    14 votes
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  13. Push from Patron ID in Resource Sharing to Manage Patron Services in Fulfillment

    We would like to Push from Patron ID in RS to Manage Patron Services in Fulfillment, to Pay RS fees.

    9 votes
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  14. Obligate the user to choose a pick up location in the resource sharing form

    On Renouvaud the users could fill in a form to request an article or a book for the Inter Library Loan.

    But, they don't read all the form and much of them don't choose a pick up location.

    The problem is that if they don't choose one, a "default pick up location" is selected.

    We would like that the drop down menu begin not with a pick up location but a little sentence which ask the user to choose a location (see attachments).

    Thanks !

    59 votes
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  15. Lending Requests - Display of Article Title on main screen

    We would like the the article title to appear on the main screen of Digital Lending requests. Currently the Journal title appears twice e.g. Advances in Health Sciences Education / Advances in Health Sciences Education.
    We would like to see: Advances in Health Sciences Education / CASPer, an online pre-interview screen for personal/professional characteristics - instead of pressing Other details.

    4 votes
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  16. Allow "ignore_lender_due_date" setting to be customized per resource sharing partner

    Currently the "ignore_lender_due_date" setting in the Alma Customer Parameters Mapping Table is a global setting; it applies to all resource sharing partners. This is problematic for consortia who have resource sharing partners for consortia members, as well as a resource sharing partner for ILLiad.
    Setting "ignore_lender_due_date" to "true" works for our consortia resource sharing standard checkout, but ILLiad due dates must be entered manually.
    Setting "ignore_lender_due_date" to "false" works for the ILLiad lender due date, but then consortia due dates must be entered manually.
    If "ignore_lender_due_date" could be configured separately, for different types of resource sharing partners, this would allow…

    132 votes
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  17. Closed Library Management TOU apply to Resource Sharing Request

    Currently, the RS Lending Request item due date does not take into consideration of the library closed days as there is no "Closed Library Due Date Management" option in the Lending Resource Sharing Rule TOU. As a result, the due date may fall on a library closed date where clients are unable to return the item. I have received confirmation from ExLibris (SF354784) that this will need to be an enhancement request rather than a bug fix.

    97 votes
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  18. Mark resource sharing bib records

    When creating a borrowing request in Alma, Alma transforms the info in a brief bibliographic record. This is great for everything that has to do with Resource Sharing.

    BUT: Librarians who are cataloging find this bib record, don't think twice and just add a holding and an item. So the RS bib record has become a real bibliographic record, but without any one completing the info.

    We would like the resource sharing bib records to be marked somehow so that cataloguers can identify them easily and either complete them or import them from another source.

    3 votes
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  19. Improve the resource sharing's audit

    We would like to see on the audit of a borrowing request which actions were done.
    For example, if we change or add something to a title, we could not see that anywhere.
    We would like also to know if the publication date was changed, ...
    We are a team of 5 librarians and with 10'000 requests from our users per year it's not possible to remember what everyone makes for each request.

    In attachment, the audit now and an example of our ancient audit (historique) on the ancient software.

    16 votes
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  20. DIfferent cancellation letters for ILL requests and hold requests

    We want to be able to notify users when cancelling an ILL request but, at the moment, as the cancellation letter is shared by Circulation and Resource Sharing and the majority of cancellations are for holds, the letter is sent from the Circulation email address and has a Customer Services signature.

    This means that we can not notify a patron directly when we cancel an ILL request as they might want to reply and the email would go to the wrong department.

    This means we have to follow a two-step process where we send a query to the patron informing…

    18 votes
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