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  1. Request cancel: Can we make the reason drop down options configurable?

    Some of the options for canceling a request do not apply to our institution, so I would like to put the most likely options at the top of the drop down menu.

    7 votes
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  2. Limit to the number of request per item

    We would like to have a limit on requests per item? Would it be possible to add this as an option to select (or not), with a self-chosen number for the limit. Otherwise a book could be requested by 25 people for example and after a while (months) it wouldn't be picked-up due to lost interest.

    12 votes
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  3. Batch Update Expiry Date for Items in Department (Work Orders)

    It would be really helpful if we had the ability to change expiry dates for items in process (in department, with a work order) in a batch. This screen already includes the ability to change status, mark done, and generate barcodes in batch. Adding an option to update the expiry date that way seems like a logical addition.

    28 votes
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  4. Make citation information mandatory in digitization requests

    The patron form for digitization does not make page numbers, or any citation information mandatory. This would be helpful for patrons who do not provide complete information.

    77 votes
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  5. Change the pick up location when an item is "On Hold Shelf"

    When an item is "On hold shelf" (in a library A), by clicking on "Edit", we can change (only in Alma fortunately) the pick up location (to the library B for example).

    It's a good option, useful when a user has made a mistake and would like to change the pick up location.
    In Alma, currently, when you use this option (so edit > change the pick up location", there is no notification to the library A (livrary A have to send the book to library B).
    So, in the patron folder, the pick-up location is B (as the user's…

    17 votes
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  6. Add feature to Bookings to allow for set up time between checkouts

    When a user makes a booking in Alma there is no allowance for set up for the item after it is returned and before it is checked out again. This lack of time for set up may not be an issue for things like books, but if the item is a laptop that needs to be reimaged before it goes out to the next user then this can be a problem. I believe that adding a set up time option to the booking TOUs would help moderate this issue. The set-up time would be added to the end of the…

    8 votes
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  7. Add "Managed By Library" facet in "Monitor Requests & Item Processes"

    There's a need to check the list in transit from a library to another library.
    In "Monitor Requests & Item Processes" menu, there are 'Pick up location' or ' 'Owning Library' facets.
    But there's no facet to check destination of the item.

    It will be very helpful, if the facet is given by Alma.

    45 votes
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  8. Improvements to Pick From Shelf list needed

    Currently our staff spend too much time managing requests. Improvements to the interface for Pick From Shelf would help in some of these cases. We would like to see:

    1. A search box.

    Very often we need to target a particular request, a task made more difficult by less than ideal facets (see #2). Search functionality exists under Monitor Requests & Item Processes, but not all options for handling requests are available in that view (such as "Skip Location").

    1. Better facets.

    Two of the facets available in the Monitor Requests & Item Processes view would be great for Pick from Shelf:…

    16 votes
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  9. Clone Requests

    We have a need to easily copy requests, especially booking requests. For example, our media library frequently needs to book the same item for the same faculty member multiple times. A faculty member may be teaching 3 sections of the same course, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The library staff member would like to make a single request on Monday, and copy the request for Tuesday and Thursday easily, or add multiple dates/times to the same booking request.

    4 votes
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  10. Add seach box to Active Hold Shelf

    We often have 1500+ items on our Active Hold Shelf. While we have the ability to sort, this does not help much when we are looking for a particular item. A search box would allow us to locate an item easily without clicking through page after page.

    13 votes
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  11. "Pick from shelf" facets - group by time

    We would like to be able to group "Pick from Shelf" requests from today and yesterday.
    This option would be the standard option we would use most days, to avoid constantly searching the shelf for items which are not in place..

    None of the existing facets in this screen result in the full list of most recent requests.
    What we need is a combination of "today" and "yesterday".

    2 votes
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  12. Request option via List of Items screen

    It is possible to place a Work Order on an item from the List of Items screen, but not a Request. Could this function be added?

    3 votes
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  13. Historical Requests in the Resource Request Monitor : search by call number

    In the Resource Request Monitor, we cannot search by item barcode.

    It's easier for us to search an item by its call number as by barcode.

    Is it possible to add this option in the drop down menu?

    Thanks,
    Charlotte.

    1 vote
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  14. Make a Reserve Request type in Alma

    Make a Reserve request type in Alma. That way the paging slip would flag it at the top in bold that it was an item to be processed for reserve. As it is now, we have to put reserve information in the notes section which is tiny font and hard for staff to see.

    1 vote
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. Add Print slips option on Active Hold Shelf Screen

    It appears ALMA does not have the ability to generate an email (print job) to print hold slips for items that are returned with pending holds.

    A great option whether the ability to have those slips print automatically upon return is developed or not, is to force print applicable hold slips from the active hold shelf screen.

    In theory, if an item is returned with a pending hold, when the item is scanned as returned the hold is activated and as a result should appear on the "active hold shelf" list . If a slip does not print, the staff…

    5 votes
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  17. Allow multiple requests on title independent of description field content

    Allow multiple requests for the same user on title independent of description field content.

    1 vote
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  18. Placing requests through ALMA for items in stock

    When a borrower has forgotten their ID card and asks us to keep books for them, in the past we have issued these to the Holds Trolley, so that we know where they are, until such time as the borrower returns. However, we want to convert these into official requests, so that they are time limited; cannot be requested by anyone else in the meantime; and no student can request more items than their limit, thus denying other people the use of those books. To make this an easy process, is it possible to enable the ‘Scan in items’ function…

    1 vote
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  19. Print slips in lc call number order

    In the resource request management area when printing the pull slips it would be helpful to have the option to print these in LC Call Number Order.

    3 votes
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  20. On shelf hold button as Smart option

    Placing holds. Instead of having the "override 'On Shelf Request Policy'" button permanently display, only show it when applicable.

    2 votes
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