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  1. Limiting the list of Lending and Borrowing requests to the current Owning library

    When we go to the list of Lending requests or Borrowing requests (either via the Tasks menu or directly under Fulfillment),
    we get requests for both our libraries/campuses. This is the case, even if we have already chosen one of the libraries as our «current location».
    When we choose one particular library as the current location it would be very helpful to get a list of request only for this library.
    As it is now, we need to scroll down at the bottom of the left-side menu to choose the current Owning library.
    Alternatively, if the above solution is not…

    38 votes
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  2. Adding User Type field

    It will be great if the User Type field could appear once you click to see the requester details in a borrowing request in Resource Sharing and in Fulfillment once you click to see who holds a loaned book (Screenshots attached).

    37 votes
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  3. When a patron renews in Primo an item from other institution borrowed by the resource sharing library should create a "Task requiring your..

    When a patron renews in Primo an item from other institution borrowed by the resource sharing library the staff does not get a message of this request. The only thing is that the borrowing request changes its status to "Mediated Patron Renewal"

    36 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Create resource sharing integration with DOCLINE

    Create integration for borrowing and lending requests to be pushed/pulled to/from DOCLINE.

    See https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/37290289-alma-to-docline-oai-pmh-integration for holdings integration to DOCLINE.

    33 votes
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  6. Use preferred email from Partner record for shipping digital Lending Requests

    Often the Requester Email in a Lending Request is not the email that we can ship a digital item to (or sometimes the Requester Email is empty). Instead, the email address we use is from the preferred email address in the Partner record. We would like configuration to be made available so institutions could choose to use the preferred email address from the Partner record in Alma when shipping digitally instead of the Requester Email address that comes with the Lending Request.

    30 votes
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  7. [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.

    29 votes
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  8. Allow personal delivery requests to be converted to resource sharing requsts

    Currently, Alma does not allow personal delivery requests to be converted to resource sharing requests. Library staff have to change the pickup location from personal delivery to a physical library, convert the request to a resource sharing request, and then change the pickup location back to Personal Delivery. Can this be changed so staff can convert personal delivery requests to resource sharing requests without having to change the pickup location?

    29 votes
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  9. RS BORROWING : A misleading error when patron's library card has expired

    When trying to receive or send a borrowing request that is already open in alma, but the patron's library card has expired since then,
    The message says: NO ITEMS CAN FULFILL THE SUBMITTED REQUEST
    There is no way to guess that there is a problem with the patron info.
    a better message would be: "there is a problem concerning patron's card"

    29 votes
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  10. Resource sharing form customization

    At now we can customize only the fields to display and their labels.
    We feel the need of a deeper customization of the html (directly on the form page or via css)

    28 votes
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  11. Renewing resource sharing requests

    When changing the date in the borrowing side, we then have to manually change again in manage patron services. It would be great if we could just amend the date once and this information is carried across.

    27 votes
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  12. Improvement in Borrowing request search

    When searching Borrowing Requests, we would like the ability to make keyword search and to be able to search for barcodes.

    This would enable staff to work more efficiently, since they would have the ability to search across indexes, and search specific requests with a barcode.

    27 votes
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  13. Send a confirmation by e-mail for each resource sharing request

    When the user fill in the form to receive a book by the Inter-Library Loan (ILL), it would be nice if a confirmation by e-mail could be sent to him.
    Our users were accustomed to receive this sort of e-mail and it's a deficiency for them.

    26 votes
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  14. 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.

    26 votes
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  15. Adding a Parameter to Partner Record

    We would like to add the parameter Library Type to the Partners e.g. CL=College Library, UL=University Library, HL=Hospital Library etc..

    23 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Move the Level of service facet to the top of the facet list

    Currently the Level of Service facet is at the base of the facet list, almost always hidden by the facets above it. I would like to see it moved to the top of the list as the timely processing of material for Rush or Express requests depends on being able to find those requests and action them quickly. As it is currently unless you specifically scroll down the list, you don't even know those requests have come in.

    21 votes
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  18. British Library Billing Account codes visible in Lending Resource Sharing

    Display partner Billing Account codes in Lending side for UK Alma Institutions. This is vital information for reimbursements within the UK and reduces the need for paperwork. British Library Billing Accounting is the UK standard workflow, with a view to being ISO compliant.

    20 votes
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  19. Choose more than one facet in Lending requests and Borrowing requests

    Currently In Alma there is no option to choose more then one facet in the same category in the pages Lending requests and Borrowing requests.
    for example I can't choose to watch Created lending request and Renew requested at the same time.
    It will be very helpful if it works.

    20 votes
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  20. Separate field for borrowing request statuses to display in My Library Account

    The borrowing request statuses in Alma are configurable, so that you can change the text that appears for both library staff and the user (in My Library Account).

    However, we would like the ability to have a separate field where the status can be configured for the user which affects the display in My Library Account only. This is because we would like to provide detail in these statuses for our staff, that our users do not need to see.

    For example, for the borrowing request status 'Request sent to partner' you may want to retain this status for library…

    20 votes
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