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  1. New fields on Alma screens missing from Primo RS form

    In the December 2017 enhancement, the fields Chapter Author, Chapter Title, and Editor were added to the Alma Resource Sharing screen and Chapter was renamed Chapter Number.
    However, these fields were not added to the Primo Resource Sharing form, which means all the details must be entered in one field such as. Chapter details: title, author, number.
    As most Resource Sharing requests arrive via the Primo form, it would be helpful if EXL fixed this too.

    4 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Records in 'Find and Manage Users' should appear while editing borrowing requests

    When editing Request Attribute in Resource Sharing Borrowing Requests, there is a 'select from a list' button next to the Requester field. Upon clicking the button, however, 'No records were found' message comes up. Therefore, in order to find and manage users matching the value, it is necessary to run another search within the 'Find and Manage Users' window. We believe that it will be a lot more time-efficient for ILL staffs if the user records appear right away upon clicking the 'select from a list.'

    33 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Add the creation's hour on borrowing requests

    My idea contents 2 concepts :
    1) We would like to see the hour when the borrowing request was created.
    When we have a lot of requests, we would like to be able to make a choice and treat the older before the newest.

    2) We would like to sort the borrowing requests by differents ways. Presently the borrowing requests are ranked by alphabetical order of the title.
    But when you have a lot of requests, like us, sometimes a new request arrives before that you treated the ancient.
    So maybe could it be useful if we could rank the…

    50 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Automatic selection of "Complete the request" when shipping Lending Digital requests

    For Lending Digital requests, could the "Complete the request" be automatically selected when we ship an item (or maybe the recent choice remembered) – so we don't have to select it each time we supply an item?

    4 votes
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  10. 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…

    145 votes
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  11. Borrowing request - "save and edit" button for all requests.

    Now "save and edit" is only an option for the borrowing req. made manually, would be helpful option for all req.

    4 votes
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  12. Make personal delivery labels in Resource Sharing request form configurable

    We have had many complaints from users who don't understand what Work Address means in the pickup/delivery location drop down menu in the resource sharing form, or they don't even see it.

    We much prefer the layout within the patron physical item request form where home and work address are separated from Library pickup locations under a personal delivery heading and where we can customise the labels for Home and Work Address.

    Please make the same functionality available in the resource sharing request form so that we can make all of our request forms a consistent experience for users.

    4 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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…

    20 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Customize display of fields in Alma Article request form

    We would like to display the fields in the Alma article request form in the following order: Journal name, year, volume, issue, pages, article title, article author, and issn - and not in the order these fields are currently hard-coded (e.g. author initials splits volume and issue, and publication date is at the end of the form)

    51 votes
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  17. Update Date

    The Update date in the RS record is not updated when we send a General Message or a Will Supply letter to Partners.

    6 votes
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  18. Resource Sharing - Status of Renewed Lending Request not clear

    After Renewing a Lending request the status automatically updates to "Received by Partner" - it would be more helpful if the status updated to 'Renewal Accepted".

    14 votes
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  19. Lending: Edit Request Type in Manage Fulfillment Options

    We sometimes need to change the Request Type from Physical to Digital and vice versa, after we have placed the request via Management Fulfillment Options. As there is no edit option, we have to place a new request and then delete the redundant option.

    16 votes
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  20. Convert a lending request into a borrowing request.

    We can easily convert a borrowing request into a lending request, the other way around is impossible without losing all information about the lender.

    As we supply libraries with material from other libraries we now have to manage the request in both Lending and Borrowing.

    8 votes
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