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  1. Batch deletion of notifications by date or letter type

    I notice that I have 356 system job notifications in the attachments tab of my Alma account. Apparently these can only be deleted one at a time, which would take at least an hour or so. It doesn't appear in the letter retention section, so please could you introduce an option to batch delete these?

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  2. Add payment method column to Fines and Fees Details view

    On the user details screen on the Fines and Fees tab in the Fines and Fees Details view it would be helpful if the column Payment Method was given as a possible column to view.

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  3. Improve how operator transactions/history is displayed throughout system due to privacy concerns

    Operator identifiers are displayed throughout the system in various places, such as History and Notes tabs and the Receiving Operator field in the Physical Item Editor. These display as the operator's employee number, which has been raised by staff as a privacy concern. Currently, configuration can be set to disable this display only in the History tab, and only for users that do not have Manager or Administrator roles assigned to them. This is problematic for several reasons:
    - Privacy concerns being raised by staff that their employee id is viewable by other users throughout the system
    - "Hide" function…

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  4. Ability to Disable the Dispute Functionality for Fine/Fee

    Feature Requested:
    An option to turn off the ‘Dispute’ functionality for fines and fees.

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    With middleware connected to Alma and our university, anything that is done in Alma needs to be propagated to the rest of campus. Since there is not a need for the dispute functionality, we have not written any middleware on handling the dispute if it were to come in through the web hook. Currently, we are training staff to just not use the dispute functionality. It would be ideal to just turn off that option so that there is not a chance of discrepancy…

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  5. block fine message

    Allow the block message for the fine limit to be customized. Currently, the block message shows that the fine limit has been reached and then shows the amount owed. This is confusing to Student Assistants who only read the first part of the message and relate to the patron that the fine limit is all that is owned in overdue fines and fees.

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  6. Having "nested" user records for users with dual or multiple statuses

    I think that it would be useful for user records to have the option to have "nested" records where you have one user with one user profile, but under that profile, they have 2 or more identity profiles that contain other data that is linked to their different statuses.

    The only parallel I can think of for it is when you have one bibliographic record and multiple item records attached to that one bib. record. All of them have the same main information, but individual record identities below.

    This would be helpful because we have users that are current students…

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  7. Ability to make manual notations in the history tab when updating a user's record

    I think that it would be great to have a feature in the history tab that allows you to manually add a notation to indicate why a user's record was changed--similar to how a registrar's office makes comments in a student's record any time a change is made. Anytime we make a change on the backend, and then have questions at the front desk about why something was changed, it causes some confusion until we talk it out, but if this feature was there, it could limit the confusion.

    I don't think adding these types of things to the note…

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  8. Extra personal detail fields available for library users

    I am working in special library so our users come from public who is affiliated with other organizations such as university, museum or architects. It would be great if Alma can offer extra fields to store additional personal detail such as occupation, affiliation, age (not birth date), age group and research interest, etc.

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  9. Include security logging for role changes

    Because roles cover a range of permissions, there is a necessity to give users a role for one need even though it gives them permission to do other things that are not wanted. One of those things can be assigning other roles.

    Role assignment is the most security-sensitive function of Alma and should absolutely be tracked and the log of who made an assignment and when should be accessible to administrators. Even better would be the ability to add an email warning mechanism for particularly sensitive roles.

    (Related to this but in documentation, there needs to be a table of…

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  10. Add ability to prevent addition of identifiers to user accounts

    There is a privilege in several Alma roles of USER _ IDENTIFIER _ UPDATE. This specifically allows a user to edit an existing identifier, including deletion. There is no associated privilege to remove the visibility of the 'Add identifier' option. If the update privilege is removed in an attempt to prevent staff adjusting this key identifier information, this leads to the situation of staff still being able to add an identifier, but then they can't edit or delete what they just added, even in cases where they might have mistakenly entered it incorrectly. We should have the option to prevent…

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  11. Allow search of email address by domain or local part

    is it possible to allow search of email address by local part or domain to cater for flexibility ? Thanks.

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  12. Add Address fields in filter search

    Under 'Contact', there are a few address fields where values are indexed. Besides the standard fields, it would be helpful to add the Addresses to the filter search to allow retrieval of results. Otherwise, it would be even better to allow the administrator to customize the fields they require for their needs. Thanks,

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  13. Ability to send an email from User Details - General information although the user is restricted from editing

    Our patrons are restricted from editing. Now with this setting librarians can't send e-mails from the General information - User Details page. It would be helpful to enable sending emails for librarians from the General information - User Details page to all patrons (users restricted from editing and also for non-restricted).

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  14. Quick edit "Renew Patron" link should save changes to patron record

    In the patron Quick Edit screen when a patron is due to expire and the "Renew Patron" option appears in the right hand panel, clicking this link current just updates the expiry date for the patron and leaves the screen, but does not save any other changes you make to the patron record as you are updating them.

    This link really needs to either also save the other changes made to the patron record, or just update the expiry date and not take you away from this screen so you can still save your changes.

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  15. Export users in one file

    We export all our users every day at 19:00 hours.

    This export results in over 600 files that then have to be concatenated into one big file.

    It would be most useful if the export could result in one big file being exported.

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  16. Show count of items scanned in when using the cloud app of Bulk Scan-In

    When I use the cloud app of Bulk Scan-In, I would like to see how many items get scanned in.

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  17. Improve “Chat for Support” role to add product specific scoping or separate roles per product

    As more products are added and managed by the Alma HEP it becomes a concern that Ex Libris is not adding necessary granularity for roles. The “Chat for Support” role does not have any granularity for different products.
    For example, we would like for some of our senior acquisitions staff to have visibility and ability to open Chat sessions for minor title by title issues with Rialto, which we have recently implemented. But this is not possible, as the role gives visibility and ability to open Chat sessions for Alma also, which is not appropriate per our internal management of…

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  18. New role for limited user account editing

    It would be helpful if we had a separate role for User Operator that could edit any user account's contact details and merge user records as well as run analytics on users BUT not change or add roles attached to that account OR delete records. This is primarily to allow circulation staff more control over user accounts but to restrict access to higher-level abilities for cybersecurity reasons.

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  19. Support multiple photo_identifier_type values

    Allow the photoidentifiertype to accept multiple codes. Our institution recently changed primaryIDs and our card issue office cannot retrofit their db for legacy users using the old primaryID.

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  20. Add school address as a configurable option for the user card

    In the pop up user card that displays, for example, in the Borrowing Requests screen, you can configure the home or work address to display. Since the mandatory address in our student enrolment system Callista, is mapped to the School address in Alma, please add the School address also as a configurable field for the user card.

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