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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. delete users with expired purge date daily with scheduled job

    Now deleting users with an expired pruge date has to be done manually and cannot be scheduled with a job. We would like to have a job that can delete these records more easy than now.

    ExLibris came with this answer: Alma product management is aware of this issue and most likely scheduling will be possible in future Alma versions. However, there is no specific timeline for this solution, yet. Once the fix is released, information will be included in the relevant release notes and documentation.

    It would be an efficiënt addidition in the ALMA jobs.

    45 votes
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  7. 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.

    10 votes
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  8. Order the toolbar

    For each user the order of "Manage patrons", "Return items", and "Scan in items" is in a different order. You should be able to arrange these so that it is the same for each user.

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  9. View only electronic inventory role

    It would be great to have a role that could view all information related to electronic collections and portfolios but not edit them. This would be helpful for overlap analysis and viewing other details for individuals who should not be able to edit electronic inventory. One use case would be for network zone access for members of a consortium who access but do not maintain consortial resources.

    9 votes
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  10. User record list of roles should display Expiration Date -- not Status Date

    In the display of Roles for a given user, displaying the Status Date (when the Role was created or last edited) is virtually useless. Much more valuable would be to instead display the Expiration Date for that Role. This is something that we must currently click into the record to see, and is something of much more value -- especially when checking on the status of student staff.

    4 votes
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  11. 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.

    9 votes
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  12. Ability to log in as user to a user's Library Card

    It would be nice to be able to log in to a user's Library Card as that user for various reasons, mainly related to seeing what the patron can see (which letters they are selected to receive, which loans are present and which can be renewed by patron, etc.).

    This has been an immensely helpful feature within ILLiad, and with the ability to integrate Alma and ILLiad and allow users "one" library account to manage rather than several, it would be very helpful in troubleshooting users' questions over the phone or via email.

    9 votes
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  13. 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

    23 votes
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  14. Enable deletion of staff users from historical records

    Enable deletion of staff users from historical records

    Based on strong laws for data protection in Germany and in order to avoid efficiency control of the employees we need the possibility to delete the staff user from historical records.

    Kende

    9 votes
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  15. 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.

    17 votes
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  16. Note Type

    Have the options to create different Note Types under the patrons note tab.

    44 votes
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  17. Read only view of user record information

    There is a need to provide our faculty librarians with a role that allows for a read only view of the user record information e.g. user details, addresses, contact details, etc.

    7 votes
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  18. Add the Import function to the Statistical Categories/Types mapping table.

    Statistical Category and Category Types can be Imported but mapping them is exceedingly tedious.

    44 votes
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  19. Manual Deleting of User (Patron) records and need for consistency in maintaining reportable data

    At present Alma has an inconsistent method of maintaining reportable patron data when a user record is deleted. The reality is that the policies established by an institution (to keep fully reportable, or keep statistics, or fully remove) do not apply when a patron record is manually deleted - ie. Deleted in: Administration > User Management > Find and Manage Users.

    “Users that are manually deleted in Alma are fully removed from the system” regardless of institution policy. The Queensland Health Libraries would like to have this situation changed so that manually deleting a user (patron) record would maintain the…

    26 votes
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  20. To add purge date option rather then use days since purge date

    To add the exact purge date option rather then use days since purge date. If the date option is available, we can run a job and set the purge exact purge date rather than purge users that are not meant to be purged

    3 votes
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