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  1. Rename topmost Cancel button on Resource Request Monitoring screen

    When the Resource Request Monitoring screen has been reached by clicking on a request in a persistent search result, the user is presented with multiple invitations to “Cancel”:

    • One next to the Edit and the “…” buttons for each request,
    • One on a button further up the screen, above the Export List and Manage Column Display icons.

    This can be misleading for staff, especially those less experienced, as it infers that two options called the same thing would perform the same task if either were clicked upon. The Cancel button furthest up the screen, however, does of course serve the…

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  2. When saving stay on same page and all tabs to be available to edit from start

    Currently when a barcode is inserted in a item record (or a URL in an electronic portfolio e.g. for an ebook), it saves automatically and leaves the page immediately, but we may still want to add further information, so it would be preferable for this not to happen.

    Also, the items notes and statistical fields do not exist as another tab and therefore cannot be added to until the first page of the item record is completed and saved. All tabs should be available to be filled in from the very beginning.

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  3. Show main library copies first and remote storage second regardless of copies number

    We suggest to add an option to always show in Primo the main library copies first, and the remote storage second, regardless of the copies number

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  4. Variables in Subject of Letters

    It would be great if it would be possible to add variables (f.e. location) to the subject field of letters.

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  5. Radio button in 'list of holdings' page

    During the last Alma release the radio button on the list of holdings page was moved to the right. Please move it back to the left or make its position customizable.

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  6. Fill in the provenance code of the item according to the acquisition method entered in the purchase order

    When you create a PO line, you also create the copies to be received. Among the information is the method of acquisition. The most common one being "purchase", it would be convenient to copy this data in the field "provenance" of the item for example at the time of reception.

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  7. We wish that the report of withdraw items job can provide a list in the detail information

    After running the withdraw items job, we hope that the job report could provide a list in detail about the relevant records (including: number of deleted holdings records, number of deleted holdings records, number of deleted holdings, number of deleted bibliographic records, number of suppressed holdings records) so that we can review the detail of the impacted records. Thank you!

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  8. Improve import profiles to create multiple holdings

    The import profiles to load bibliographic records and attach holdings and items are currently limited to only ONE holdings record per bibliographic record. We would like the ability to create multiple holdings records, one for each distinctive call number. After loading records, if we have multiple copies it is manual work to create new holdings records when the holdings have all been merged into one.

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  9. Running a report to show permalinks for physical items

    I often create lists of library materials and include the permalink. This is a time consuming process where I have to search every material in Omni and copy its permalink to a spreadsheet. It would be wonderful if there was a field I could add in Analytics so I could create a list of say all the children's books with all their permalinks.

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  10. Open Predicted Items feature in MDE should bring in the Item Policy value from the previous item

    The feature of Open Predicted Items in MDE cannot bring in the Item Policy as it does for the Material Type, which is inherited well from the previous item.

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  11. Holdings push to MDE

    When a group of holdings records requires editing, it would be nice to be able to push just the holdings record to MDE in a batch (select all). As of 7/2021, you either have to view holdings and push to MDE (one by one) or push all bib records (select all) to MDE then update holdings in MDE.

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  12. Support order rules for Chinese call number

    The general principle is

    A. The call number order by A-Z, 0-9
    TP11
    TP112
    TP12
    TP131
    TP132
    TP2

    B. If there is a dash “-“ in the classification, it should order before the number 0-9
    H31
    H31-44
    H31-61
    H31-62
    H310

    C. If there is a slash “/” or a dash “-“ or dot “.” in the classification, the order should be “/”, “-“, ”.” (the first is“/” , the second is “-“ , the third is “.”)
    H319/001
    H319-49/001
    H319.1/001
    H319.1-49/001

    For more details, see case 00955963.

    And Comments from Fucheng:
    (1) Refer to FSD-URM-83541 .
    (2) Fix the "/…

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  13. Improve the job report of the job Withdraw Physical items

    In the job report of the job Withdraw Physical items, we wish that alma can provide downloading feature for the following records:
    * Number of withdrawn items
    * Number of unmanaged items
    * Number of suppressed holdings records
    * Number of suppressed bibliographic records
    * Number of deleted holdings records
    * Number of deleted bibliographic records

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  14. add an attachment icon picture besides the item of the attachment.

    In Primo, readers often can not distinguish the difference of the book and the attachment of the book(ex: CD-ROM). So readers often request the barcode number of the attachment of the book first wrongly, and then find that they really want to request the book instead of the attachment of book(CD-ROM). I suggest the system can show an attachment icon picture(Ex: paper clip) besides the item of the attachment. It can help readers to distinguish the types of the items(book or CD-ROM attachment) quickly and correctly.

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  15. do not show Library Scope when an institution only has one library

    The new Library Scope facet for Physical holdings and Physical items search is only useful if an institution has multiple libraries. It should be possible to disable this facet if an institution only has one library.

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  16. Add integrated spine label printing for collection items

    Allow for spine label printing direct from Alma rather than having to use a third party API. ie- Spin0Matic

    Thank you

    We are currently getting an Error -
    Can't retrieve XML file.
    Error message: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send.

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  17. Show editions of books when doing a search in either Physical Title search, or Physical Items search, not just All item search

    This is a more practical and efficient way of showing book's info , as the edition is not restricted to All item search.

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  19. Import jobs with many serial issues crash

    Publishing profiles at the bib level will include all items (in an ITM field with the data specified in the inventory enrichment section of the publishing profile). When trying to import these published files, if bibs for a serial have more than 50-100 items, the import job crashes with the error code like: "Import Job 3833572600004617 External system 3833573620004617 File HUscfmissingbarcode...Split file error error parsing leader with data: 14519cas a2210880 a 450"

    The only current solution is to manually edit these files with an XML editor to properly split the files.

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  20. Enhancement request for New MDE > Editing Actions > Expand from Template

    Request for customizing the sorting and enable/disable the template options in the Choose Template dropdown list
    The current sorting is starting from public ones followed by private ones, in alphanumeric order respectively.
    We hope for being able to toggle enable/disable and customize the ordering of the template options

    For achieving the above feature, refer to New MDE > New > Templates display configuration
    A similar toggle button for each template, similar to the Display in Menu toggle button here, is desired.
    And allowing manually sorting the order of the templates would be appreciated as well.

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