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  1. "delete loan" option

    In the loan tab, in the patron folder, there is an option called "Delete loan". This option is offered when you click on "..." for an active loan.

    This option is "dangerous" because if we use it, there is no more history of the previous loan. Is it possible to offer the possibility to hide this option for certain users? It could be comprehensible to offer this functionnality to chief but not to desk operators.

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  2. Give institutions the ability to have local versions of user roles

    We have just gone live and I'm setting up accounts for our liaison librarians. I'd like to create a copy of the Purchase Request Operator role to use with liaisons. I'd like fewer permissions than the canned version but I can't have ExL edit the current one because other staff need the role as it is currently. I think we should be able to make a local version of a user role that can then be edited without changing the canned user role. That or just let us keep the Selector role so I can have that edited.

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  3. Update/Notify Users

    External Notes and Statistics information is overwritten when synchronizing patrons Externally via the SIS system. Notes and Statistics information can be entered manually and set as “Internal” by running the Update/Notify Users job and selecting the option “Add/changed field = Internal”. However, you are limited by the information that can be added to each selection. In the “Notes” selection you can’t select nor add a Note Type. In the Statistic selection, there’s no option to select a Category Type or type a Note. (see examples)

    It would be helpful, if there were notes and category options in the Notes and…

    8 votes
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  4. copy user account

    Please provide the ability to clone accounts.

    From time to time, a user will report that they can't do xyz with their account. It would be convenient to create a copy of the user's account (changing the name and primary ID) so that I can add and remove roles without disturbing a live account.

    2 votes
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  5. patron purge letter

    It would be helpful if Alma had an email letter that was linked to the user expiry date and could be sent to the client once their account is due to or has expired.

    6 votes
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  6. Users remove blocks

    It would be usefull for an operator to delete selected blocks in the tab block of an user card in the same way of fines/fees, marking them and delete them in one go.
    This idea because the operators can't run the job "Users - Remove Blocks".

    We think especially at those libraries where users are not always on time to return books and deleting them individually it's a waste of time.
    it is not nice to delete blocks one by one.
    It would be better if the operator could mark blocks and delete them in one go.

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  7. Display all roles on a user's record at the same time

    Only 20 roles display at a time on a user's record.

    For users with more than 20 roles assigned to their record, give the option to display all roles at the same time.

    If you edit a role to add a desk, and that role exists on page 2 of the role list, it will "refresh" the display so that you're back on page 1 of the role list. You then have to scroll down the record and page forward again if you want to go back to the place you were.

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  8. Patron tab customization

    We would like to be able to customize tab labels in the patron folder. In fact, in french "Audit" is not very appropriated. We'll prefere "Modif. lecteur".

    Is it possible to offer the possibility to ajust label directly by the Alma administration Interface?

    Or/And to change the name of the Audit tab in the french interface "Modif. lecteur".

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  9. Add signatures to 'General mail' messages (via User Details screen)

    When sending 'General mail' messages via the User Details screen, would it be possible to have a facility to create/select signatures?

    It's not a biggie but would save a bit of time and effort entering information that needs to go on many messages.

    1 vote
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  10. Role Profiles Enhancement

    When using role profiles, it would be nice if the profile could create a link to the user(s) with roles defined by the profile. Then, if you want to modify the profile, the change updates all users in the profile. Currently, you'd have to update the role profile and each individual user.

    18 votes
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. Purge User Records - allow to keep users with Blocks

    Right now the Purge User Records job does not delete users with active loans and users with a fee > than a specific threshold.
    Users with active Blocks are instead deleted.
    Adding to Purge User Records job an option allowing to keep the users with blocks would be very useful.

    77 votes
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  13. Please leave me signed in at my library.

    There is no point in timing us out of our specific library. It is super annoying to come back to my desk and find that ALMA has kicked me out of my library and that I have to select it again---the only library in the list of options, btw, making it pointless for me to "choose a library" in the first place. There's only one! Please turn that off. It is a bug, not a feature of the program.

    12 votes
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  14. Configurable Fines/Fees Behaviour

    Configurable Fines/Fees Behaviour

    We are a library that has two libraries in two different cities but we are one organization and we share the same economy. The Fines/Fees Behaviour is hardcoded to be owned by library which doesn't mirror our situation. We would like the Fines/Fees Behaviour table to be configurable.

    99 votes
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  15. 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…

    13 votes
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  16. Password reset

    It would be beneficial to all users to have a "Forgot your password?" link on the login page to get a reminder via e-mail, or be able to reset your password. This current system of having it completely controlled by the administrator is antiquated and needs to be replaced.

    6 votes
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  17. See user's Institution Id in drop down menu

    Our request concerns the display in the Patron Identification form
    Currently, when searching for a user in Scan Patron's ID or search for patron, a pop-up appears with the name, the group and the Primary identifier displayed for each user.
    We would like the user's Institution ID to be displayed as well.
    Alternatively we would like the admin can choose whether to display the primary identifier or institution id.

    1 vote
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  18. alma sign

    Alma licences are currently associated with OpenAthens usernames to support external authentication. We have unfortunately experienced a service outage at OpenAthens, meaning staff were unable to access Alma or offer any service to users.
    Is it possible to have an alternative login method for the licensed Alma users, to deal with situations like this?

    This is not a replacement login rather an alternative solution if our primary method of logging in is temporary inaccessible.

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    20 votes
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  20. Login via code in addition to the link for the E-Mail Authentication

    Today the E-Mail Authentication only has the option of logging the user in via a link in the E-Mail. This restricts the user to logging in on a computer where they have an e-mail client of which excludes most kiosk solutions and makes it a hassle if the user usually uses their e-mail on for example their phone but uses Primo on another computer.

    Adding the option of logging in via a code (in the same e-mail) which the user can enter on the device where the user initiated the login process rather than the device where the user read…

    3 votes
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