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  1. Job or tool for extraction of related bibliographic records

    We would like the ability to get a hold of or extract the related bibliographic records in bulk based on a set of (other) bib-records.

    Alma already now automatically displays related records in "other details". We understand that the links are built based on bibliographic data in the MARC linking fields: 773, 774, 777, 786, 800, 810, 811, and 830 (subfield w,x,z).

    An example of a related record is a title within a monographic series. In this case, the bib record for the single monograph has a 830 $w with the MMS-ID/system number of the superordinate bib record.

    We would…

    108 votes
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  2. Interested In Letter – improvement to the usability

    When working on a purchase request, you can tick a box if you would like to notify the patron upon receiving/activation, and upon cancellation.

    OTB the Interested In Letter sends the same message when the request is received or cancelled. The letter in use does not seem designed for the cancellation message.

    This creates a discrepancy between what we choose to notify the patron of, and what we are actually able to communicate.

    Since we neither have access to the message table used as an input to this letter, or the opportunity to differentiate by using labels, we are forced…

    155 votes
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  3. user - add option for dynamic purge date - e.g. 12 months after expiration date

    Right now the purge date is a static value manually inserted when registering a new user. When the user renews registration, purge date must also be manually updated.
    In our library regulations we'd like to purge users after a specific amount of time after expiry date. Keeping purge dates manually up to date is however quite an error prone procedure.
    It would be great to have the chance to automatically update the value in purge date when saving according to specific a timespan (e.g. 10 months or 10 years after expiration date).

    80 votes
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  4. Create a "sticky note" widget for individualized staff notes.

    It would be helpful to have a "sticky note" type widget available on the Alma homepage so that staff could record personalized ideas/instructions/reminders to themselves about Alma-specific work.

    The simplest version could just be a plain text box where staff could add/delete text as desired. A fancier version could allow for multiple notes to be created, storing them each with a title and create date and listing them all in the Widget.

    If we get really crazy there could be a setting to enable the user to choose whether the note is a public note (for all other Alma users…

    68 votes
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  5. Add a tab "re-loan" to Patron Services to return and re-loan items in one step

    An additional tab (e.g. "re-loan" or "Wiederausleihe" in German) would be a valuable improvement to the Patron Services page.
    The goal of this tab is the returning and re-loaning of an item to the patron in one step, with a pop-up warning if there are requests present in the request queue.
    The option of a re-loan tab would be a big help in cases where large amounts of items are reloaned to the same person when the items reach the maximum amount of renewals. The additional tab would make the process easier, less error-prone and especially faster.

    79 votes
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  6. Bursar integration: Additional fee statuses in Alma & Allow fee status change with job Import from Bursar

    Currently there exist in Alma only the fee statuses “open”, “transferred” and “closed”. Transferred means fee was exported to external Bursar system. When the fee is imported back to Alma, it is automatically Closed. For staff it is not possible to tell if the closed fee was paid, waived, unpaid etc. without consulting the 3rd party Bursar system.
    To give the librarians and end users more transparency about the (invoice) status of a fee, we would need more differentiated fee statuses. Also, we need to be able to set this status when importing the fees back to Alma using the…

    76 votes
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  7. Make all PNX elements referable in Template URLs (of General E-Services) and Dynamic URLs

    In the Template URL of a General E-Service and in the Dynamic URL of a given collection of e-resources you can currently refer to any piece of metadata that Alma has included in the Context Object ("CTO"). The attributes of the Context Object are based on the OpenURL 1.0 standard but while this standard provides slots to convey any kind of locally scoped metadata (e.g. local identifiers) as well as globally scoped metadata (e.g. ISBN, ISSN, OCN, DOI) and descriptive metadata (e.g. author name, book title, journal title, article title) there is currently no way to let Alma include locally…

    111 votes
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  8. Alma Withdrawal Option

    Our library needs the Withdraw function in Alma. We request a Deposit when we lend particularly valuable items. After the reader returns the book, the Deposit should be refunded. And this option is not available in Alma. There is a Pay option, but there is no Withdraw/Refund function, and we would like to be able to settle all financial matters in Alma (and not use external fiscal programs / cash registers).

    117 votes
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  9. Reset PO and POL number every year

    Dear colleagues,
    Currently, the POs and POLs numbers are generated automatically and the turn of the calendar year has no effect on it.

    We would find very convenient that, at the start of each year, the sequence starts again.
    The first PO of 2023 of would be PO-2023-1, same with the POLs POL-2023-1.
    The numbers would gain in clarity.

    Thank your for considering this.

    Kind regards,
    Maxime

    292 votes
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  10. A "kill switch" for General System Administrators to immediately disconnect individual Alma users

    Use case: A library employee (student or staff) responds to a phishing text message by providing their Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials; SSO is used on our campus for Alma authentication. I want to (1) disable all the roles on the library employee's account except for Patron; (2) disconnect the employee if he/she/they/* has an active session in Alma; and (3) be notified with the IP address of the originating computer if he/she/they/* attempts to log in again. I would like to accomplish both #1 and #2 by checking a box ("Disable roles") and moving a slider ("Disconnect user"), WITHOUT having…

    58 votes
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  11. Serials: Editing of Description Needed

    When opening predicted items, the Description-Field is populated by the data provided in “Next Predicted Item´s information” and displays these data in a certain punctuation-logic. Unfortunately, this logic is not equal to the description- (and punctuation-) logic used in German speaking countries (which is following ZETA-Standard) – and there is no possibility to edit this. Since there has to be a correct description (for sorting etc.), the only way is to open and edit every single item once it is created by prediction pattern. This is causing a lot of unnecessary work to be done manually - we need the…

    255 votes
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  12. No request cancellation with change of item description

    Actually it seems that Alma automatically cancels requests when there is a change of location (not the same FU rules anymore), of item policy (not the same TOU anymore) and a change of description (as this field is to be found in the request form).
    For the latter, we would like to have a possibility to choose whether the request should be cancelled.

    42 votes
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  13. Improve Job "Change Physical items information" parameter "Item call number"

    Our "Item call number" are made up of two parts, one alphabetical and the other numerical. We need to be able to modify the alphabetic part in a group of items, and keep the numerical part exactly the same.

    101 votes
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  14. Resource Sharing Partner: Contact Information and Parameters tab (multiple e-mail addresses)

    In the Alma documentation it is noted that the Contact tab of a Resource Sharing Partner is currently not functional:
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/030Fulfillment/050Resource_Sharing/005Managing_Resource_Sharing_Partners/010Resource_Sharing_Partners
    "In the Contact Information tab, add address, phone number, and email information for the resource sharing partner (for informational purposes only; information for sending the resource sharing request is entered in the Parameters tab – see the following step). For instructions, see Adding User Contact Information."

    The options (Email types) on the tab correspond to those of an Acquisition supplier (on the Vendor level and the Account level), but have not yet been implemented functional for Resource Sharing Partners.…

    37 votes
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  15. Overdue notifications to be sent also on days after closed days

    We noticed that if closed days are configured, and a closed day is between the due date of a loan and the planned day on which the first reminder should be sent, the job does not generate a notification on that day but waits until the next one.
    This leads to misunderstanding on the patrons side, because the grace period is not always identical and can vary depending on possible closed days.
    We described the issue in case nr. 05301818 (old SF nr.: 00953477) and were told that this is the expected behaviour. The Product manager decided that when there's…

    113 votes
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  16. Hold shelf request slip letter - new regex code table to create pickup number based on internal identifier for Resource sharing requests?

    In 2018, a new letter for hold shelf items was introduced thanks to this idea exchange (https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/32042020-new-letter-for-hold-shelf-slips) It has been very helpful in managing physical item requests, since the letter is customizable.

    We see that improving this letter to also include pickup numbers for resource sharing requests/physical non-returnable. Since these requests do not get a Request ID which then becomes the Additional ID - but rather an Internal ID – the letter could be improved to include a portion of the Internal ID as the pickup number.

    For instance, a RS request has the internal ID 4177325980002286. Following…

    118 votes
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  17. Overlay representations with the same file name when a match for the bib is found.

    At National Agricultural Library, we ingested about 400,000 articles into Unified Repository (UR) each year. The UR will be replaced by Alma. One urgent need that we have is to overlay not only the existing bibs with updated article metadata from publishers, but also representations with the same file name, e.g. source.xml, mods.xml using import profile for digital repository. Is it possible to overlay representations with the same file name when a match for the bib is found?

    27 votes
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  18. Indication rule that checks if subfields are in the same field

    Currently it is not possible to write an indication rule which checks the subfield a and b of a field only when both subfields are in the same field and not in repeated fields of the same record. Both of the following records are treated the same when looking for a subfield a "mercury" and subfield b "venus" in the 690 field:

    Record 1:
    690 $$a mercury $$b venus

    Record 2:
    690 $$a mercury $$b mars
    690 $$a earth $$b venus

    I'd appreciate an option to distinguish if I'm looking for subfields in different fields or in the same field.…

    56 votes
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  19. Add "Description" to the "Change Physical Items" job so that this field can be edited in batch across sets of item records

    We would like to be able to edit (and delete) the "Description" field across large numbers of records without having to do it manually for each one. The "Rebuild Physical item description" job does not help here, since the content of the field is not necessarily based on Enumeration and Chronology data.
    Several fields have been added since we started with Alma (e.g. Alternative Call Number, Temporary Call Number, Inventory Number, etc.). Therefore, we hope that this field will also be available for this job in the near future. Thank you in advance!

    126 votes
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  20. Collection Discovery: Allow several libraries to manage a collection

    In the Collection Resource Editor > General tab, we would like to be able to add several libraries to a collection (instead of just one).

    When the viewtolibrariesforcollection_discovery Customer parameter is set to true, this would allow to display a collection on several Primo views, for example in case of a shared collection in the IZ which does not belong to a specific library.

    17 votes
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