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  1. Make the "General Mail" feature more customizable

    On the "User Details" screen in Alma, there is a "Send Message" function. If "General Mail" is selected, any message that is composed shows up as "ILLEMAILTOUSERlongstringofnumbers" under the user's Attachment tab. Unlike other letters, this is saved as a "text/plain" type, requiring the file to be downloaded before it can be viewed. It would be nice if this attachment type could be renamed, or given a more descriptive title than "ILLEMAILTO_USER," especially as it is generated from within the User Details screen and not via Resource Sharing or ILL.

    34 votes
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  2. Show "Open for Update" override enabled

    This is about the protection of data for external user records. I have copied the below text from the Alma Documentation page: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/050Administration/030User_Management/010Managing_Users#UserDetails

    To enable editing other fields of external users, select Open for Update, and select Yes. Edit the relevant fields and select Save. Note that changes you make to most fields will be lost after the next SIS synchronization job. However, Alma prompts you to determine whether the following fields will be overridden with the next SIS synchronization job: Title, PIN number, Job category, User group, Campus, Preferred language, Resource sharing libraries, Cataloger level, Selected patron letters. (Note…

    33 votes
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  3. Batch update of role expiry dates via the UI

    Batch update of role expiry dates via the UI.

    We have hundreds of student staff who have expiry dates on their roles (see attached for an example). Every semester, we have to manually edit each and every role for every student. This process would be so much easier if we could choose multiple roles and then batch update the expiry date.

    Thank You! Lisa

    30 votes
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  4. Add Job Category to Staff Login Report

    Add the Job category column to the Staff Login Report to facilitate the management of professional accounts

    29 votes
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  5. Allow administrators to change the labels on Alma terminology.

    Allow relabeling of field tags, such as changing CHRON I to YEAR, and ENUM A to VOLUME. Let libraries have the flexability to use the terminalogy that they prefer.

    25 votes
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  6. Inactive/Active change to be visible in history tab

    When a users account is made inactive/active it does not currently show in the history tab. I would be extremely useful to be able to view when a users account becomes inactive.

    23 votes
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  7. Could we have dates showing the actual month, not represented numerically?

    Many of our students can't work out when their items are due, maybe due to the increasing use of the US dating format, so they don't know if 4/10/16 is the 4th of October or the 10th of April. Using the actual months would decrease the confusion.

    22 votes
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  8. make permissions on changing address data more granular (email/domestic)

    Aleph allows to set an option to allow users change their "address" data via Primo OVP. This allows users to edit the phone number and email in Primo, but also their domestic address. Often, the change of the domestic address must be prevented, because it is the address where a possible court order is directed to.

    We want to allow users to change their email and phone number but need to disallow the change of the domestic address. Therefore, we propose that Primo and Aleph/ALMA must be designed to work in a way that allows setting permissions on each field…

    22 votes
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  9. Increase time in which the "reset password" link is valid

    The link that is sent to patrons to reset the Primo-password is only valid for one hour. We would like to be able to configure this duration, as it appears to be rather short. Our patrons often miss this timeframe and have to resent the link.

    21 votes
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  10. Move general email feature outside of the User's form

    The General Email function is currently located inside the form for updating general information in the user record.

    If there are any problems with missing mandatory data in the form then the email cannot be used at all.

    Since it is unrelated to user general information I would suggest that the Send Message function should be located outside of the user data area perhaps up near the buttons "Toggle Account Type", "Open for Update". (See screenshot)
    Additionally, the general mail could perhaps be added to the letters that can be sent from "Manage Patron Services"

    I would also support greater…

    19 votes
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  11. Option to set defaults when creating a new user

    It would be nice to be able to control the default options in the 'Register New User' form. For example, when I open up the 'Register New User' form I would like the following fields to be selected be default:

    1. User group = BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
    2. Email types = Personal
    3. Identifier type = Barcode

    In particular for parts 2 and 3 we rarely use any of the other options and it would streamline adding new users if we could have these options just be selected by default.

    Joanna Hare
    National Art School Library Manager

    18 votes
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  12. Make patron info updateable in Primo flag more granular

    Currently the only control on allowing patrons to update info via Primo is either on or off:
    http://screencast.com/t/kcSIvkkR3g

    Would like the ability to say for example only Visitors user group can update info via Primo.

    18 votes
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  13. Alma user mgmt: Ability to add role profiles to a set of users

    Currently you can add roles to a set of users as per http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/How_to_add_a_role_to_a_group_of_users%3F. However, if you want to add multiple roles you have to run the job multiple times and potentially for different scopes each time.

    It would useful to be able to apply role profiles to a set of users, as you can predefine many roles in a profile.

    17 votes
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  14. Add Job Category to Update/Notify Users

    It seems strange that you can add User groups, roles etc in the Update/Notify USers job but the Job Category isn't available.
    It would be useful if you could add this as we are starting to use Job Categories is TOU rules and being able to assign them based on a set of users would be really helpful.

    16 votes
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  15. automate user update job to send user emails ie about to expire

    Currently the user update job can send emails to patrons. However due to the technical aspect of creating sets and running the job our user services librarians prefer to take the information out of a dashboard and widget and add them to a template email in outlook. It would be better if a schedule job could be created to send out user update emails to logical sets. Specifically for users that are about to expire - and have loans to return.

    16 votes
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  16. user title as free text field instead of pre-defined drop-down

    The field user title should be definable as free text field (min 100 characters long), so that various combinations of user titles can be imported from the campus information system. Now this is not possible, because titles (resp. combinations of titles) have to be defined BEFORE importing users via API.

    16 votes
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  17. Make Notes/Blocks tabs more noticeable

    When users have blocks or notes attached to their account, it would be helpful if the tab changed colour or had a red exclamation mark icon in the corner. This would alert members of staff immediately if there was something on the account that needed to be seen, i.e information about disability arrangements, reasons why a user is blocked, fine payment arrangements etc.

    Currently the folded blue tab in the corner, meant to indicate that there is information in that space, makes the Notes/Blocks tabs just blend in with the rest.

    Making Notes/Blocks tabs more noticeable would mean important and…

    15 votes
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  18. Automatically add new user statistical categories as they are imported via the SIS integration

    As a system administrator I want any new statistical category codes used in the student file import to be added to the table as they appear in the file. Voyager previously added the code and then a system administrator could add the description to match.

    14 votes
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  19. Add address parameters to update/notify user job

    We are a library in an institution that has one library but several locations/physical campuses. The students order material in Primo, and we send material from the library to the students by post (internal system) to their location.

    The issue is that our SIS (Student information system) does not seperate the students by locaton, and does not offer any indication to where the stuydent is located in the user profile import to Alma. As it is, we have no possibility to see whether a student is located at the same campus as the library or at one of the others.

    13 votes
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  20. Add Option to Toggle User Record Type

    Add a simple toggle option for a user record to easily switch Record Types between Staff and Public. While there are more complicated ways to deal with it, if a user record is accidentally created and assigned the wrong Record Type there is no easy mechanism to change it, like we can when toggling an account between Internal and External.

    13 votes
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