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  1. improve the "Change Physical items information" job to add the possibility of allocating weeding numbers to a set of items

    Would it be possible to improve the "Change Physical items information" job to add the possibility of allocating weeding numbers to a set of items?

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  2. Ability to combine two or more existing items into a kit without losing POL information

    If there's a way to do this, I can't find it.
    What I would like to have is to take existing/previously received items (presumably with their own barcodes) and then combine them under one barcode as a kit. In theory, you can use "Bond Items" to do this, but the problem is that you effectively lose your POL receiving info (as well as all other individual item info) from the combined items. In my organization's case, this can cause an issue for the auditing department if the is a question or issue involving one of the merged items since there…

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  3. Physical Item Editor - activate Confirm button upon Save action

    In the Physical Item Editor, upon Clicking the Save button, please automatically activate as default the "Confirm" button in the Confirmation Message pop-up window.
    In the same way that all other Confirmation Message pop-up windows already have the Confirm button activated, so all you have to do is hit the enter key to select it. (Instead of having to make another click on the Confirm button.) This would help improve efficiency.

    2 votes
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  4. It would be helpful to have small checkboxes in the holdings records next to each line item

    It would be helpful to be able to delete or move multiple line items in a holdings record at the same time as we are able to do in the inventory records. A line at a time is very time consuming when we transfer large numbers of items from one library to another.

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  5. Ability to select more than one set to run a job

    I can only select one set when I run a job. As processing shelf reports and adding statuses via the shelf report function, I should be able to run the same job on multiple sets at one time. It's frustrating to have to keeping running the same job over and over for each set.

    2 votes
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  6. When entering periodicals, I can only choose a precise date under "Issue date". This is not working for all periodicals

    Not all periodicals have precise issue dates. Some are seasonal (like Fall, winter, Spring and Summer), some are by quarters (1st quarter, 2nd quarter...) some have are weekly issues, ... Alma doesn't give the choice for these particular periodicals.

    We need more date options to reflect the issue's period. Even something like Issue date: From X date to Y date, would be more accurate than what the date option actually offered in Alma right now.

    2 votes
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  7. Display all holdings for physical items in the search results page

    Currently you can only display a maximum of 5 holdings in the search results page. It would be good to be able to see all holdings in the search results page without additional clicks needed.

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  8. Link to list of holdings from the results list of titles

    The Holdings button in the row actions menu takes a user to the MARC record view of the holdings record if there is only one holding but you go to the list of holdings page if there is more than one holdings on a bib.

    Clicking on the Items button in the row action menu always takes the user to the list of items page no matter how many items there are.

    The Associate a PO line row actions option that can only be accessed from this menu takes multiple steps to access if there is only one holding on…

    2 votes
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  9. Resource Search Brief record's displayed fields

    When performing Resource Search for external resources, the edition statement or series name is not displayed.
    However, Alma does show these when searching for records internally by adjusting "Manage column display", which makes it easy to know what record we are dealing with.
    If a record is known to have an edition statement or series statement, it should be displayed in external resource search as to make it easy to identify the records without having to open them one by one to check such information.

    2 votes
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  10. Add Description Field and Generate Button to ENUM/CHRON Tab in Item Record

    It would be helpful to have the description field and generate button on the ENUM/CHRON tab in the item record. If someone is utilizing multiple enum/chron fields, beyond what's available in the General tab, they have to switch tabs to edit those fields and then switch back to generate the description (manually or through description templates and the generate button).

    Alternatively, more enum/chron fields could be made available on the general tab. Possibilities include:
    an expandable enum/chron section which by default shows only the first 2 of each (like what is currently available);
    a customizable option that would allow institutions…

    2 votes
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  11. Alternative way to withdraw items from ALMA

    It would be useful to have a withdraw items button displayed when a library needs to withdraw items from its collection. When viewing items from the search results page, instead of clicking Actions and choosing withdraw item from the drop down menu - can we have a button next to the existing move items button for a quick withdrawal of items.
    Regards,
    Heather.

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  12. Add Material Type column to Item List

    It would be great if we could see the item Material Type when we are in the Items List.

    Can we add an item Material Type column? If people don't want to see it they can eliminate from view.

    This is especially helpful when there are multiple item material types with the same call number, location, and no Description. If we had a Material Type column we could tell right away which item was which material type.

    Here is what it looks like now in our Alma. This title has two fiches and one CD-ROM. I can't tell which is…

    1 vote
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  14. call number sort in "Generate accession number" drop down menu

    The call numbers are mandatory in all our items and holdings. Somes of call numbers are more used than other.
    For example the call number RIA is used oftentimes while the call number DSA is littled used. Though, currently, RIA are at the end of the menu wheras DSA is at the top.
    Authorizing sorted the call number would dramatically reduced search time in the long drop down menu (Tools > MARC Bibliographic > Generates accession number) and make easier the job of our librarians.

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  15. Make item record note field labels configurable

    Currently the labels on the fields in the physical item notes tab are not configurable. We would like to be able to change the labels for these note fields.

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  17. 96214i

    I would like to suggest that when the cataloger has to create an item and adds barcode, that certain details like Copy ID and Inventory Date are automatically input and saved. Currently when the barcode is inserted, it saves automatically and leaves the page immediately. This delays our work, as we have to go back to edit the item again and insert all other details.

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  18. Ways to track the history of changes in Physical Locations configuration

    We need a way to know if there is any change made in Physical Locations. It could be an email, or adding columns like Last Updated Date.

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  19. Add the ability to display the MMSID number in the results list from a physical item search

    Add the ability to display the MMSID number in the results list from a physical item search. Having to open the bib or export the results to get the MMSID is inefficient.

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  20. Reduce the number of clicks when editing holdings from item screen

    From the edit item screen, if you click into the holdings and edit the holdings and save, you need to click the BACK button several times before you get back to the item screen. This adds so much time to a simple process. Can this be considered in the Alma UX improvement? Thanks

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