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  1. Persistent search box to display recent searches for all search types eg. PO line

    Currently the persistent search box only allows re-running a recent repository search in the recent history drop down. It doesn't remember recent searches for other types eg. Order line, Users, Vendors etc. It would be very useful to remember these searches as many people work in different areas that don't use repository searches that often, but perform other searches.

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      4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
    • More possibilities for the Alma Color Theme

      In the new UI, libraries can manage branding in Alma by selecting one of 6 basic colors (blue, purple, red, green, brown, orange). This configuration can only be made by a General administrator and is valid for all Alma users. We would like:
      - a larger variety of colors (proposing the 216 web-safe colors would be fine);
      - the possibility for any user to define their own Color Theme: color experience may be very different from one individual to another and giving everyone the possibility the use a convenient color would be appreciated.

      234 votes
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        11 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
      • Local work order types

        Our workflows are organized with local work order types. Now we need the full functionality: searching, updating, control the publishing process and statistical analysis via Analytics analogous Alma process types.

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          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
        • Recent searches fine tuning/disabling

          Hello,
          customizing the number of results of the "recent searches" returned in the new UI would be a great thing.

          Now on our Alma it seems limited to the last 10 searches.

          As some people seems to prefer the old browser cache, it would be a great thing too the possibility of eventually disabling it.
          .
          Thanks,
          Fabiano

          13 votes
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          • Description Templates -- Create reference table for months and seasons

            Hi,

            I'm wondering if it would be possible to create some sort of reference table for the months and seasons. This would be for use in the description templates. Then we could use MM, MON, and MONTH (for example), to indicate whether the two digit code in the particular Chron field should be displayed numerically, as the standard abbreviation, or spelled out.

            Having such a table would mean that for each type of pattern a single template could take the place of the 12 or 16 we have to create now.

            This would be much more efficient right off the…

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
            • Export slips to PDF

              Currently, Alma only allows exporting slips to Excel or "printing" to an email address. Please *please* add an option to export to PDF, using similar output that gets sent to a printer. Seems like it would be easy to add, and would be immensely useful.

              Jeremy Kurtz
              Arizona State University

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                2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
              • Include the parameters used in the Job Report

                The current Job Report is of varying usefulness, depending upon the job run. In many cases, all that is returned is the name the user gave to the batch, time and date run, the number of records processed, and a process ID which is useless on the local level.

                It would be FAR more useful if the Job Report, at a minimum, included all of the parameters used to generate the report -- a summary of the selections and input made in the "Run a Job" screens. Without the parameters, troubleshooting is difficult if not impossible.

                As an example, when…

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                  1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                • Make it possible to create a custom search box that will search only one library in Alma and keep the filter in subsequent searches

                  We need the ability to limit our elementary school students to search the elementary library only so that they cannot access college level resources in their searches.

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                  • For publication year search option, replace symbols ">" ">=" "<" "<=" with the wording-- or add behind the symbols.

                    The publication year search option drop-down list includes "Equals," "In," "Not Equals," and "Not In"-- and the SYMBOLS for less than, more than, etc. Replacing the symbols with the wording would add consistency (as well as clarity for those of us who haven't had a math class for, ahem, several decades). For example, replacing ">" with "Greater Than" and replacing ">=" with "Greater Than or Equal To."

                    Alternatively, add the wording behind the symbols when only the symbol is listed, and add the symbols when there is only the wording.

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the "Public note" of the item to the PNX record

                      The content of the item field "Public note" will not be published to Primo. We want to index the public note in Primo but the field is not transferred to the PNX record.

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                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                      • Configurable item lists

                        In the several item lists we need to display several columns. In the item list "Item - in department" we need for instance columns for the item fields.

                        In the different lists something else should be displayed.
                        There for the different work steps different displays are needed.

                        It would be best to configure which columns per list we would like to see. Thereby we need more fields from the Physical Item Editor (or for other editors) that we can configure for display in the list.

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                          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                        • Model the Course/Reading List association as a many-to-many relationship

                          We need to be able to affiliate the same reading list with multiple course objects in Alma. Currently, reading lists can only be assigned to a single Alma Course object at a given time. At our university with a complex course timetable structure we need to be able to accommodate complex relationships between cross-listed and "meets with" courses. For these courses, we must accommodate a single course that is offered by multiple departments or at multiple course numbers (e.g., undergraduate and graduate versions of the same course "meet with" each other by sharing a lecture).

                          For example, our Computer Sciences…

                          22 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                          • Option to increase number of results displayed in Alma

                            It would be really helpful if we could choose how many results to display in various areas of Alma such as e-resource collections/portfolios, jobs, etc. Currently only 20 results display at a time. Perhaps you could give users the option of displaying 10, 20, 50, 100, 250? I realize that many search results can be exported to Excel but it would be nice if we could choose to display more within the Alma interface.

                            13 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                            • More rapidly hide items that have been deleted so patrons aren't confused and think we still have them. This is for course reserves.

                              Find a way to more quickly remove course reserve items that have been deleted from view in Primo. The same goes for adding new items to course reserves, find a way to more quickly display those items in Primo.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                              • Export the print ISSN for electronic portfolios. Many journals with E-ISSNs also have print ISSNs and some systems only recognize the print

                                Include the print ISSN for the electronic portfolio export. Many journals with E-ISSNs also have print ISSNs and some systems only recognize the print ISSN.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                • Make the Alma new UX search default saving settings optional

                                  The new UX's feature of retaining a user's past 10 searches seems to override browser or computer specific settings to remember more than the most recent 10 searches. Our acquisitions department tried to keep a running list of many of our more complex standing orders, which was a great time saver. This feature was especially useful for cases where transliteration can lead to variations in spelling -- Dostoevskii vs. Dostoevsky vs. Dostoyevsky.
                                  For this reason, we'd like to be able to shut the feature of remembering the most recent searches off, if we want to on an individual user basis.

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                  • Display logic rules should work on Primo users NOT logged in

                                    Display logic rules currently only work if a user logs in Primo. Also, the rules only work to hide a service (not show a service). Also, Primo New UI does not allow forcing users to log in.

                                    So, we have a scenario where we want CCC Get It Now articles to display only for our Faculty user group. However, the article links are displaying to everyone (guest) - until the user logs in and then the links are hidden for everyone except our faculty. Because everyone starts out in Primo as guest, this defeats the purpose of the rule.

                                    Another…

                                    36 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                    • View the operator's name in the top corner in new UI

                                      in the old UI, the operator's name is visible in the top right corner. This enables employees at a busy, standing service desk to see who is logged in where and avoid using each others' accounts. In the new UI, it's visible only from the home page.

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                      • Custom Widgets

                                        We would like Alma to support custom Widgets.

                                        Something as simple as embedding custom HTML/CSS/JS code to display data from other sources such as Tableau Online or Google Data Studio would be a great addition.

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                                        • Add link to 'note' tab in actions menu

                                          We quite often have to add notes to electronic collection records that advise users of outages. Some vendors have nearly 100 collections in their inventory that each need to be updated when there's an outage.

                                          It would be less time-consuming to add a note to multiple records if there was a link to the note tab in the 'actions' menu.

                                          3 votes
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