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  1. Add a new Analytics element Call number prefix

    It's found that there is currently not the element Call number prefix in Design Analytics. But in our library, we use call number prefix to identify different shelving locations. And the call number prefix is entered neatly in 852 $k of holdings record. Please add this Call number prefix element to Design analytics. Thank you. Please refer to SF 00654880.

    13 votes
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  2. Physical titles results-- option to Sort by call number

    Currently, a Physical titles search by call number does NOT give us the option to Sort by call number. In order to sort by call number, we have to do a Physical items search. Having the option to sort by call number (Asc or Desc) would be extremely useful. The display options for Physical titles vs. Physical items are different. If your primary search for most projects is by Physical titles, it is problematic not to have a sort option by Permanent call number.

    13 votes
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  3. Temporary Location should include Temporary Item Policy

    When we pull a volume from the Stacks and put it on the Reserves shelves, we want to change the Item Policy from the Stacks default to a much shorter loan period. When we restore the item to the Stacks we want to restore the Item Policy to what it was. As it is, we have to know what the former policy was for each item and break a large batch of items coming off reserve into multiple files for each Item Policy that is wanted.

    12 votes
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  4. Allow SuppressedBibWithSuppressedHol for Network Zone environments

    Currently when publishing to Primo VE from a Network Zone environment a BIB record with all holdings suppressed is not suppressed even if the SuppressedBibWithSuppressedHol is active.
    We see that excluding items from publishing based on process type has the desired effect on the BIB record when all items have the process type that is excluded from publishing. We want the same to be applicable for suppressed locations.

    12 votes
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  5. Campos de accesibilidad 341 y 532 en índices de búsqueda

    Los campos MARC21 de accesibilidad 341 y 532 no son recuperables en los índices de búsqueda de Alma (MARC 21 Search Indexes). Necesitamos que se puedan recuperar.

    MARC21 accessibility fields 341 and 532 are not recoverable in Alma's search indexes (MARC 21 Search Indexes). We need them to be able to recover.

    341 - Contenido de accesibilidad
    341 - Accessibility Content
    532 - Nota de accesibilidad
    532 - Accessibility Note

    ¡Gracias!
    Thank you!

    12 votes
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  6. Prevent duplicate storage location IDs

    When you duplicate a physical item, the copy ID and inventory number and barcode are treated as unique and therefore not duplicated. We would like a configuration setting to treat the storage location ID as unique as well. Staff often duplicate existing items when adding new items since many of the fields are the same, but they sometimes forget to delete the storage ID when duplicating. Our storage management uses unique IDs like a barcode and these duplicates cause problems.

    12 votes
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  7. Include Item Description in the ASRS Remote Storage Update Job

    When an item is added into the ASRS, Alma's Inventory Remote Storage Update Job sends the following item record fields to our Dematic EMS system:

    • Item barcode
    • Call number
    • Author
    • Title

    This is described in the Developer's Network documentation here: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/integrations/remote_storage/asrs/

    We would like to have the item description field added in addition to the call number since it holds the volume and other essential enumeration information.

    Not having the volume and enumeration information in our Dematic system makes it extremely difficult to inventory a journal series, or locate an individual volume in the Dematic/EMS software.

    12 votes
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  8. Click through multiple item records to view and edit

    When multiple items are attached to a single holdings record, currently there does not appear to be a way to click directly from one item to the next. Instead, we must click out of each item record viewed, go back to the list, and click into an new one. Having the ability to click directly through the list would help greatly when we need to check through the items for consistency in a field, for example. Additionally, the ability to edit while clicking directly through, in case an error is discovered, would be very helpful and reduce the number of…

    11 votes
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  9. Schedule Withdraw physical items task job

    Ability to schedule the "Withdraw physical items task job" to occur once a month or whatever the frequency we choose.

    11 votes
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  10. Include item creation date in the advanced search options for item records

    We have been trying to monitor progress in retrospective cataloguing projects using the advanced search, but run into some problems with options for searching in item records.

    We can quite accurately produce sets for items which were last updated within a given date range, but this isn't really fit for purpose. If a cataloguer makes a correction or re-saves at a later date then this will exclude it from retrospective counts, say for the previous month or year.

    Having the option to search on item record creation date would provide a much more accurate tool for reporting on work done…

    10 votes
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  11. Change Chronology J numerical values into names of months or seasons in Description field in Physical Item Editor

    For the purpose of sorting months in Chronology J, we have to put numerical values in it, for example 05 for May. However, when we generate the Description, 05 would remain 05, so the description would be: v.12 no.5(2019:05). This is printed onto our label for the students to read. It would be better if Alma can automatically convert the numbers into words in the Description field, e.g. v.12 no.5 (2019:May) through the Generate button. Similarly, for seasons in Chronology J, the numerical values are from 21-24. We want Alma to automatically convert the numbers into names of seasons, e.g.…

    10 votes
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  12. Metadata clean up

    It would be great to alter the material type of items whilst they item is still on loan, so that an item with a material type of "none" could become a book.

    9 votes
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  13. run a job physical items Enumeration

    In "Run a job / update physical items" only some fields are included. Ideally, it would be best if all fields could be updated. Minimally, we would like to add • EnumerationA • ChronologyI • ChronologyJ

    9 votes
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  14. Allow user to specify "Do not pick from shelf" when using the Add Physical Item workflow

    When you create an item for loan as part of the circulation desk workflow (via Fulfillment > Manage Patron Services > Create Item and choosing New), an Acquisition Technical Services work order is created, and Alma assumes (correctly) that the item is in hand.

    When you use the manual item creation process (via Resources > Add Physical Item and choosing New), Alma creates a work order without asking if the item is in hand, and assumes (incorrectly) that the item needs to be picked from the shelf.

    When you create a work order from a physical item search, you have…

    9 votes
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  15. Relocate "Change temporary location information" in the "Change physical items" job

    We run "Change physical items" job every day. At present, the"Change temporary location information" section is in the middle of the task parameters page. We would like to move it to the end of the page because we usually do not change item's temporary location but have to scroll down to reach other parameters in need to change.

    9 votes
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  16. Should be able to fill in all fields in item records by typing.

    Currently, location fields in item records can only be filled in by choosing from a menu. It would be helpful if it were also possible to simply type in the location when it is known. That way the change from one temporary location to another could be done by a macro, which would save a LOT of time when processing a cart of books with the same location change.

    8 votes
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  17. Option to change item policy in batch

    User can have the option to select all the items under a holding record and change the item policy batch for them all at once.

    8 votes
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  18. Add process type to physical item mapping in import profile

    Since we do our own physical processing of new materials, we would like to be able to set the process type to "in process" automatically during batch import. Currently we have to edit each item record after import to set the process type.

    The physical item mapping section of the inventory information tab should allow mapping the process type to a MARC field and subfield, like it does for other item data.

    8 votes
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  19. Include International Standard Music Number (ISMN) in Analytics

    ISMN is not present i Analytics, and is sorely missed.

    8 votes
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  20. Provide more output fields for the Shelf Report

    When we do the Shelf Report, we wish that Alma can provide more output fields such as last loan Date, last return date,inventory date that will be helpful for us to analyse the result.

    7 votes
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