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  1. Allow regex in description templates

    Regex can be used in other places in Alma. Regex should be allowed in description templates to create fewer rules to manage.

    I can't translate (in one single rule) all the variations of month ranges (01-02, 01-03, 01-06, 01-12, etc) from numbers to abbreviations. This means I either need dozens of rules or I have to settle for data that is not standardized.

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  2. quick cataloging

    Quick Cataloging

    Since Resources>>Create Inventory>>Add Physical Item has been adapted for use in scenarios where additional cataloging is neither required nor desired (e.g. brief bibs for equipment), it would be nice to include a tick box (similar to the Suppress from Discovery) to indicate that additional cataloging is required. When the box is checked, a work order will be triggered for additional cataloging and the pick from shelf request will be created. When the box is not checked, the record and item will be created with no work order or request. Additionally, it might be nice to have a configuration…

    5 votes
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  3. Standardize item record navigation

    Currently when navigating the list of items the position of the numbers and arrows changes position depending on how deep you are in the records. For instance when you go from the first page to the second page the arrow will jump to the left due to the records being displayed adding another digit. This happens again when you hit three digits in the record display. So if you are paging through focused on the content you can all of a sudden jump to the end of the list without ever moving your mouse. I'm asking for this to be…

    4 votes
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  4. Include in-house and loan usage details in export from physical items search results

    Adding the in-house and loan usage to the export would provide easy on-the-fly stats for items, including sets built in-house. Yes I can accomplish this in analytics but in some cases it would be easier to access usage for multiple items within Alma

    4 votes
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  5. 4 votes
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  6. We want to enable a user with Physical Inventory Operator role to run the job of “Change Physical Items

    Background:
    We want to enable a user with Physical Inventory Operator role to run the job of “Change Physical Items”. According to Alma doc, following roles can run the job:
    * Repository Manager,
    * Repository Administrator,
    * Physical Inventory Operator
    However, despite Repository Manager and Repository Administrator can run the job, Physical Inventory Operator does not have the option run any job. Besides, we only want the user to run the job of “Change Physical Items” but no others.
    Request:
    * Fix the incorrect right settings on Physical Inventory Operator. Let them have the right to run the job of…

    4 votes
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  7. Managing Collections - more options for searching and display

    In the Collection Resource Editor (Alma) - it would be really useful to have greater flexibility for searching within a collection. Can we have the option to search by MMS Id and keyword? At the moment only Title and Publisher are available.

    This would be really useful when you don't know the specific title/publisher you are looking for - so you want to do a keyword search within the collection to browse. Also if you know the specific MMD id that would be useful too.

    4 votes
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  8. Select all items

    Provide the option to select all items attached to a holdings record at once (rather than selecting page by page).

    4 votes
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  9. Add fields, ‘Pattern Type’ and ‘Linking Number’ to the ‘Change Physical Items’ Job

    Area of concern: Additional indexes for ‘Change Physical Items’ Job.

    Please reference Ex Libris presentation ‘Automation Tasks for Summary Holdings’:

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/@api/deki/files/63890/Serials_-_Automation_tasks_for_summary_holdings.pptx?revision=2

    In order for 863/866 Summary Holdings generation to work properly, each item record must contain certain information in the ‘Pattern Type’ and ‘Linking Number’ fields. Currently, neither of these fields are available via the ‘Change Physical Items’ job.

    What should be changed: As Serials Processors, we would like item level fields, ‘Pattern Type’ and ‘Linking Number’, made editable via the ‘Change Physical Items’ Job. Being able to change these fields in batch would benefit our workflow by allowing us…

    4 votes
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  10. Toggle Provenance Codes for Display

    I'd like to propose an enhancement that allows provenance codes to be disabled/hidden instead of exclusively being deleted when they are no longer needed.

    Currently, provenance codes can't be "hidden" from selection if they are no longer needed. Once a provenance code is not used, it can only be deleted and then any items with that code previously assigned are left with a single character from the code and "not listed".

    We use provenance codes to note grant-funded resources, but once the grant is used up, we'd like to remove the provenance code option so it doesn't clutter up the…

    4 votes
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  11. Alma doesn't label the header as "Holdings ID" or "Holdings MMS ID" in both the Holdings view and the Physical Item Editor view

    We're concerned that Alma doesn't label the header as "Holdings ID" or "Holdings MMS ID" in both the Holdings view and the Physical Item Editor view. Having the field named differently in different views lends itself to some confusion. Currently, the Holdings level ID (PID) appears as MMS ID if you are in Holdings record view. A screen shot is attached.

    3 votes
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  12. Expand Validate Local Call Number Distinction task to include 050

    The Validate Call Number Distinction task should include 050 call numbers and not just local 090 tagged call numbers.

    Vendors are sending records with call numbers tagged 050 _4 (LC-type call number assigned by a library other than LC) which are essentially the same as a locally-assigned LC-type call number (090), only they're not included in the validation task. We are encountering lots of duplicate call numbers in our Alma database.

    3 votes
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  13. Add the option to "generate barcode" in the Quick Cataloging page

    I want to generate a barcode in Quick Cataloging and be able to view the barcode on the Quick Cataloging page. Currently, it takes several clicks to get to the Quick Cataloging item's barcode once the item has been created. I'd like to be able to see the barcode before I save the item I'm creating.

    3 votes
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  14. Add Location to Barcode Generation

    Right now, you can set up Barcode Generation in Alma to be Library-specific, however within a library, it would be nice to be able to generate different Prefix+sequence barcodes for different locations. For example, it would be nice to set up Barcode Generation for Course Reserves in a Reserves location without having the same scheme auto-generating when receiving serials.

    3 votes
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  15. Fix Enum and Chron concatenation function in item editor and description templates

    When editing/adding and item and entering Enumeration and Chronology information for serials, there is a function to "generate" (concatenate) a description of the issue. For some reason, it ignores the "Chronology J" field in this operation, and it should include it.

    3 votes
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  16. Visible lending numbers and dates

    It would be nice to immediately see the lending numbers for a book and the last lending date.
    Now you have to click to open this information for each copy + you can only have the information for a single book open at a time (overview is lost)
    Lending numbers and dates are used for decisoins on new purchases, replacements and general collection care.

    3 votes
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  17. Overhaul Print Periodical Receiving.

    We’re receiving fewer print periodicals than ever and yet the process for receiving and claiming print periodicals is more cumbersome and time-consuming than ever. Alma automatically generates a number of expected issues based on frequency with expected receipt dates even though this doesn’t reflect the reality of print periodical receiving where the receipt date may vary and issues are sometimes combined, which requires extra adjustments. If a subscription stops for some reason after expected issues have already been generated it’s necessary to remove the expected issues. Or, in the case of a publication delay, the dates for all expected issues…

    3 votes
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  18. Ability to exclude records with a linked inventory when doing a search All titles "Has inventory" equals "No"

    Bibliographic records related to the holding of another bibliographic record should not be considered without inventory

    3 votes
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  19. Allow course terms to be removed with Course Bulk Update job

    The Course Bulk Update job can be used to update the term list associated with a course. The current behavior of the job is to add terms selected in the job to the term list in the course. There is no option to remove terms from the term list or replace existing terms in the term list with another term using the job.

    Please add an option to remove or replace terms using the Course Bulk Update job.

    3 votes
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  20. Add printable shelf list functionality to MDE 'Browse Shelf Listing'

    There is a need for a convenient Shelf List tool for libraries to conduct inventory / shelf reading projects for physical items. A logical place for this would be the Browse Shelf Listing function of the Metadata Editor. What's needed is the ability to enter a range of beginning and end call numbers, and make the result set printable from that screen.

    3 votes
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