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  1. Have a "undo" or "restore" button for Configuration actions/profiles

    For those important actions or profiles, such as the External Integration Profiles, it will be of great help to have a "undo" or "restore" button. So that if something is wrong after clicking the "Save" button (either too early or incorrectly), the action can be reversed. The good old one can be restored. It happened to me yesterday. I mistakenly and wrongly updated our SAML profile in the Production environment instead of the sandbox that I intended to, which caused the login failure of both Primo and Alma. I had to open a ticket with highest priority in the online…

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  2. Migration Configuration Menus

    During the migration process, it is sometimes difficult to know what to ask about when looking for help from our migration specialists. Furthermore, following documentation can sometimes be confusing when it leads you to a menu that is not only unavailable, but also invisible. If these menus can be made either "read-only" until an institution receives their Alma Certification, or if the link to the menu can be visible (but not clickable), that will assist in future migrations.

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  3. For calendar entries which have a start date in the past, automatically update the start date to the current date upon edit.

    When you edit a calendar entry, you have to physically change the "Valid from" start date to today if the entry was first entered in the past. If you forget to change the start date to the current date, you trigger an error that reads "Valid from cannot be in the past".

    My enhancement request is:

    For calendar entries which have a start date in the past, automatically update the start date to the current date upon edit.

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  4. Search History For All Categories

    There is a history of searches for "All titles" in Alma.
    It can be cool to have a history for other types of searches such as:
    "Order lines", "Invoices" and etc.

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  5. Modifiche alla visualizzazione personalizzata

    Fra le varie opzioni di Personalizza VIsta sarebbe utile poter inserire il possessore, elemento molto utile per la gestione del libro antico e dei fondi antichi, cosa al momento impossibile

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  6. We would like to add a filter of barcode or call-number into the result page of a itemized set page.

    We would like to add a filter of barcode or call-number into the result page of a itemized set page, so they could locate and remove the dedicated item from the result quickly. The Filtering Sets function is not efficient to locate and remove single item from the result of a set, for more information, please see the attached screenshot. Thanks.

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  7. Make Mapping Tables available for Alma Admin Users

    We would like to make Mapping Tables available for Admin users in Alma and/or Alma Premium Sandbox to be able to customize fields in Alma that they are self-explanatory for back-end users. For example, in the Full record display (Primo as a discovery layer) we would like to hide the "Pickup location" and modify the "Material type". Another example is to examine Acquisitions fields options for the records management activities.

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  8. 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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  9. Export to Excel directly from Job Report

    I'm requesting exporting to Excel from Job Report.

    Currently when I run a Shelf Report I have to do many steps to export to Excel.
    I have to click on the report then click on analysis to expand results.
    Once expanded I have to click on each result (1-5) and select "Preview items" from the actions button.
    After doing all that I to export the list to Excel I have to select export "Excel (all fields)".

    If there was an Option to export or download to excel directly from Job Report, similar to "Barcodes with no matched item", that would…

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  10. 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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  11. Allow customisation of locations assigning different colours

    As working across different teams it is necessary to switch constantly from one location to another with the possibility to forget to select the appropriate one. Allowing the customisation of the locations assigning a different colour to the layout of each would help avoid this oversight. Moreover it would make feel users in control of locations with no need to constantly check if they are working in the correct environment.

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  12. Single click to refine search

    It would be a nice improvement, if you only had to click once to refine your search in Alma instead of now, where you have to dobbeltclick.

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  13. In Advanced search make a change on condition 'country of origin' "equals" and then a drop down list with countries

    If you add the condition 'language' while making an Advanced Search you get "equals' and a dropdown list with languages. This is not the case if you search on 'country of origin'. We would like to have "equals" and a dropdown list with countries added to the conditions.

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  14. Make the user identifier configurable in the Staff Login Report

    This report is of limited utility since despite displaying "User Name" it is actually showing the Primary ID. Make the user display info. configurable (along with "Updated by" as noted elsewhere).

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  16. When using the Excel tool, instead of results.xlsx, can Alma not name the item by the title of the search? For instance, if we're looking at

    When using the tools function, instead of results.xlsx, could Alma not name the item by the title of the search? For instance, if we're looking at the set from a saved repository search, the Excel file could use the name of the set.

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  17. Avoid patrons from visiting the Alma top page

    We found that there is a timing when internal users would access the Alma top page.
    In the following case:

    If an internal user attempts to log in to Primo VE after his ID has expired, he will not be authorized.
    If he attempts to reset his password, it will be failed too, but it will take him to the Alma login page.

    On the “The user is not authorized in Alma”screen, we suggest that each institution can choose whether to make the text (“Return to login page”) clickable or not.
    (Please find the attached file)

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  18. Ajout de l'adresse de la Bibliothèque propriétaire de la demande annulée

    Concernant la lettre d'Annulation d'une demande "FulCancelRequestLetter", au lieu d'avoir l'adresse de l'Institution, nous aimerions voir apparaître les coordonnées de la bibliothèque dont dépend le document demandé.
    Cela permet à l'usager d'avoir la possibilité de contacter la bibliothèque en cas d'annulation de demande de celle-ci.
    Bien cordialement

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  20. Make images of material bigger

    Please make the image of the book, DVD, etc. much bigger in the search results. Students can often identify their titles if they can clearly see the cover image. It would help reference work.

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