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  1. Lending: Ship Item Digitally, option to Preview file before sending

    When sending a file to another library, it should be possible to Preview the file before sending it to ensure better quality control

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  2. OpenURL resolver pass sid in Resource sharing source field

    It would be useful if the sid that identifies the source of an openURL could be passed into the Source field of the Resource sharing form in Alma. eg sid=google would add google to the Source field.
    This was possible in our previous system and was very useful

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  3. Delivery Format Codes

    Is there any way to order the delivery format codes, or just have the ones we use regularly. Currently there are several in the drop down list that are not used, there are 14 and we only use 3. It can be difficult to find the one you need sometimes. If we can order them this will stop errors occuring.

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  4. Manage Fulfillment Options

    Resource Sharing actions carried out via Manage Fulfillment Options should appear in the Audit tab by date and operator.

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  5. Resource Sharing Letter Preview Link

    Currently Resource Sharing letters must be printed out. Is there a way to add a "view it" link so that staff can preview the letter when printing is unavailable?

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  6. Physically Received Items

    Once a book has been physically received, it would be great if it automatically linked to the the patron account. This would save me an extra step of having to check out the book out to the patron. Thanks!

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  7. Easier Navigation when working within a request category

    Having "next request" and "previous request" options/buttons when working within a group/category of resource sharing requests within ALMA (e.g. cancelled by patron/staff) similar to OCLC's Worldshare

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  8. Fields in Locate Profile

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

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  9. 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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  10. The Internal Identifier number automatically assigned to Borrowing Requests once they are sent to partner is long and cumbersome

    The number is quite long and my team is having difficulty managing it when looking up requests or spotting it on the in-tray. We've noticed that the first two letters and the final seven are always the same, with the unique identifying numbers in the middle. I'm not sure what the numbers mean, if the stable numbers identify our institution or similar, but could a couple dashes be added?

    i.e. 33-1008366-0002761 instead of 3310083660002761

    Either that or can the Internal Identifier search could be made into a fuzzy/variant search so my team could just search for the seven unique middle…

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  12. Allow for multi field searching in Borrowing Requests or a Keyword search that allows you to search patron and request details

    To find a resource sharing request more easily allow searches to be across multiple fields. e.g Robertson cancer nursing. Searching Robertson as the patron and cancer nursing as keywords in the title.

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  13. when convert resource sharing request to purchase request - having default settings

    Currently when a resource sharing request is changed to a purchase request our doc del team have to change the same settings everytime. It would be better if we could set defaults on this process, so this team doesn't have to keep changing the same settings.

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  14. Prevent RS requests from having a queue of requesters

    We have noticed some Resource Sharing requests appearing in the Activate Next tab on the Expired Hold Shelf (Fulfillment). Activate Next activates the next request in the queue, which cancels the first request and makes the item available to the next requester. However, within our workflows Resource Sharing requests don't have a queue of requesters. If the request automatically goes to the another patron, the next patron will not have signed the copyright declaration.

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  15. Create rejected lending requests workflow

    Due to multiple inactive patron lending requests please consider a rejected lending requests workflow.

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  16. Lending: Ship Item Digitally, option to Complete request

    It should be possible to Complete a request when using Ship Item Digitally in the same way that this option exists when supplying via Ship Item

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  17. Ability to flag a request for further investigation/Make notes visible from request summary

    Currently there is no ability to flag a request for further investigation. This would be useful in both lending and borrowing.

    In lending:
    If an item is being returned and we need to change the call number, if we could flag the item a staff member could look at the notes and make the changes.

    If the item has previously been lost and has been returned. We now need to do further work on the item before it can go back to the shelf. Once again we need to go into the notes to find out what we need to…

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  18. Alma Resource Sharing - identifying where chapter only (not book) is required

    We sometimes receive physical books where only chapters were requested via Resource Sharing as the chapter details requested by us as the Borrower do not appear in the Lenders view (even although they are also an Ex Libris client). This slows down turn around time and adds postage costs where only scans were required.

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  19. British Library ARTEmail needs author adding to this email

    There is a significant problem which is for requests going to the British Library. The ARTEmail output from ALMA emailed to the British Library has the Author line missing. There we are receiving the wrong items, while we attempt to set up the BLDSS API.

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  20. Shipping Cost Lender Rule

    We need to Edit the list of partners in a Shipping Cost Lender Rule and not just Delete the entire input parameter.

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