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  1. 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.

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  2. Invalid email address list or failed to be sent notifications

    We would like Alma to indicate somewhere (in a report, in the user account or else) if an email was not delivered to a patron or a vendor due to an invalid address. This would help to locate them faster and correct this data.
    Otherwise, we would like to have a list by Alma institution of users / vendor accounts with invalid email addresses.

    Thank you!

    307 votes
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  3. Job for copying the configuration from the production environment into the Standard Sandbox

    Making testing and training in an Alma Standard Sandbox based on Ex Libris provided configuration is very difficult since this configuration may be very different from the one in the customer's production environment.

    Currently Ex Libris is offering two types of Sandboxes for Alma:
    (1) "Standard" - by default included in Alma subscription pricing. This sandbox contains Ex Libris provided data and configuration
    (2) "Premium" – for addition subscription fee – this sandbox includes a full copy of the customer's data and configuration

    Refresh of the Alma sandbox environment is possible up to once a quarter, upon request. In the…

    176 votes
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  4. Add a view option for Attachments.

    Currently if you want to view an attachment (e.g. licence attachment, POL-attachment, etc) you have to download it to your computer. This is very annoying if you just want to have a quick glance at it as your are constantly cleaning out your downloads folder.
    It would be really great if there were a view option which either showed the document in a pop-up or opened it in another tab of your browser.

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  5. Timeout should be configurable

    Timeout should be configurable to allow for longer timeout than 60 min. This would be helpful for staff who work for example in areas like information services where you need to use Alma several times during the day but not continuously

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  6. Create a "sticky note" widget for individualized staff notes.

    It would be helpful to have a "sticky note" type widget available on the Alma homepage so that staff could record personalized ideas/instructions/reminders to themselves about Alma-specific work.

    The simplest version could just be a plain text box where staff could add/delete text as desired. A fancier version could allow for multiple notes to be created, storing them each with a title and create date and listing them all in the Widget.

    If we get really crazy there could be a setting to enable the user to choose whether the note is a public note (for all other Alma users…

    81 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Add more work record details (e.g. MMSid) to the InterestedInLetter to improve Interested User notifications

    Currently the XML which builds the InterestedInLetter for receipted Print and activated Electronic resources does not provide many details which can be customised in the letters customers would like to send to their patrons/interested users.

    A specific use might be to send a pre-set Primo link to the resource (e.g. a deeplink search by MMSid), but also to be able to provide much clearer information to the Interested user about what the item is, and where it is/will be found.

    i.e.
    i) Order Number (PO Line ref)
    ii) Title (Possibly brief POL record/not the updated bib to which inventory is…

    70 votes
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  9. Cursor auto-return to search box.

    Each Alma search involves re-clicking the search box to restart the search process. Time consumer when searching lists of items. Many websites have a feature in which the cursor auto-returns to the search box. Please add this feature.

    66 votes
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    The new Alma layout provides this functionality. For example: search: Physical Holdings -->the cursor stays at the search box. Same works for Borrowing /Lending Requests search, Order lines search (when the new layout is turned-on) and all other areas moved to the new layout. Note that there’s a keyboard shortcut (/) to focus on the search, which works for all search-mode (current interface and new layout)

  10. Option of standard clock time or military time

    The 24 hour standard clock time is more feasible for reserve/loan periods rather than military time, or at the very least incorporate both options for the user. Military time is too confusing for our student workers. We had to use a cheat sheet to convert military time to standard clock time to avoid giving incorrect information to the patrons.

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  11. Add a job that can set the CDI option collectively

    We would like you to add a job to set "Activate for search in CDI" collectively for the electronic collection set of CZ.
    Also, please add a job to batch update the following CDI options for the electronic collection set of IZ.
    - CDI Search activation status
    - We subscribe to only some titles in this collection
    - CDI-only full text activation
    - Do not show as Full Text available in CDI even if active in Alma

    58 votes
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  12. Ability to customize Discovery display labels for work orders down to the status level

    For Discovery display labels (labels in Primo), all work order types (fulfillment, bindery, and acquisitions) are controlled through the following two customizations:

    1) c.uresolver.getit2.itemlist.status.WORKORDERDEPARTMENT.
    with
    expected_date In process of {0} until {1} (where 0=Work Order Type, and 1=Work Order Days to Process)

    2) c.uresolver.getit2.itemlist.status.WORKORDERDEPARTMENT.
    with
    noexpecteddate In process of {0} (where 0=Work Order Type)

    So, currently, we cannot customize down the the statuses setup (local to us) under the work order departments, but this would be helpful to do. For instance, we have fulfillment work orders with a status of Trace Requested,…

    56 votes
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  13. Establishment of stronger passwords for the creation of internal ALMA/Primo users

    As an universities consortium from Galicia, CISUG, we are representing three member universities. Our univesrities have a security problem in the management the keys for internal users in Alma.

    Alma's internal authentication system allows the user can create complex passwords, but this should be a requirement, not the user's responsibility as to whether they are secure or not.

    Our request is that:

    1.  ALMA enforce passwords to be at least 8 characters long, and allow the system administrator to increase that minimum. 
      
    2.  ALMA allows to force mixed case, numbers, and special characters to créate paswords. 
      
    3.  Alma checks that the password is
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  14. 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…

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  15. Allow multiple time zones for institutions with campuses in different time zones

    We are currently implementing Alma, and have been staggered to learn that we are only allowed one time zone as our default. We understand that (it seems) most Alma institutions only have the one time zone, but in our case we have two different time zones - and one of them has a period of daylight savings every year, so that adds to the complication.

    We can't see how Alma will be functional for us with Fulfillment and the like, if we can't allow both our east and west coast campuses to have their own time zones in place when…

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  16. 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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  17. Clicking on the 'tick' alert takes directly to the notification

    Clicking on the 'tick' on the Alert column on a reading list (in the Reading List Task List) would take you directly to the list of citations filtered to 'Any Alerts', or would open the 'Notes' tab if the notification is for a Library Discussion Note at list level.

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  18. Enable Auto Refresh on the Monitor Jobs Page

    At University of Tennessee we have found we are often waiting on lengthy system jobs to process before manually ran jobs are completed. It would be nice if this page had a built in auto-refresh to reload job percentage completion. It is rather tedious to repetitively click the refresh button to see if a job has began or made any substantial progress. If possible the button should be able to be clicked for instant refreshes but it should also refresh automatically in a timely matter. I believe increments of thirty seconds would be favorable or up to a minute. Thank…

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  19. Location color schemes

    I would like to make it an option to change the color scheme of the ALMA top ribbon/possibly sidebar to differentiate locations especially between Main Circulation Desk and Acquisitions, of which I have to switch regularly. This would save me time spent on correcting errors due to being in the wrong location for a particular procedure.

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  20. Hide timestamp in patron facing contexts

    Add an option to allow the library to decide whether or not timestamp should be shown in patron facing contexts, for example in the Primo Get It for items on loan or items waiting for reshelving.

    Examples:
    - “Awaiting reshelving until 27/05/2020” instead of “Awaiting reshelving until 27/05/2020 7:02 PM”
    - “On loan until 14/07/2020” instead of “On loan until 14/07/2020 22:00”

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