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  1. Add Patron Limit threshold block for number of lost items

    It should be possible to automatically block users based on a set threshold for the number of items they have checked out that are in a lost status.

    Currently, the Patron Limits table only contains delinquency threshold blocks for Max Overdues, Max Cash, and Max Overdue Recalls.

    Not all institutions automatically charge a lost item replacement fine for lost materials. For some lost items, the replacement cost may be below the Max Cash block threshold for the user’s user group, but the library would still like the user to be accountable for/aware of their lost status materials; being unable to…

    27 votes
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  2. Make it easier to create sets of courses

    The only way to create a set of courses is to get the course IDs from analytics.

    This is a problem for Sandbox where we have no access to analytics - especially for those of us with generic data.

    eg...
    1. Include the course ID when downloading a list of courses to Excel with All Fields selected (and make the course ID an option to view in the table.
    2. Enable save and create set when viewing a list of courses
    3. Enable course code to be used when creating a set

    This would be very helpful now that we…

    19 votes
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  3. make location type „unavailable“ functional: items in these locations should be shown as unavailable in Alma and Primo

    We need the possibility to show items as unavailable in Primo without creating requests (work orders) for them.

    Our use cases are
    - items which have been restituted (via a provenance research project) and are no longer in the library
    - items which are blocked for usage for years
    - items which are not usable for certain reasons
    All of these have to be shown in the discovery interface, although users won't get them for a long time or at all.

    Now, all of these items have a "green" availability status in Primo and we struggle to put information about…

    10 votes
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  4. Searching/Connecting Barcodes from other Institutions (Consortium)

    In a Consortium, it is currently not possible to look up an item from another institution zone with its barcode in Alma. It's also not possible to connect the fee to an item from another institution zone, based on this same architecture issue.
    We would like to have the possibility to search for items from other institutions to, among other things, place request on them on behalf of a patron directly in Alma - therefore this Idea goes along with https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/17887696-initiate-consortium-fulfillment-requests-for-items
    Thank you!

    139 votes
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  5. Add a field for Library URL to the Library details that can be used in Letters.

    Hello,

    Most of libraries have a separate website with all relevant information for patrons. In Patron facing letters in Alma it would be useful to have a link to this library website.

    Currently, there is no dedicated field in library details configuration where such link could be stored and then passed to the letters.

    Please add a dedicated field for library website in library details configuration and feed this field to the Alma Letters.

    Best regards,
    Dominik

    99 votes
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  6. Enable Alma to add to the letters a "Reply to" in the email message header

    reply to can only be added as a text line, it would be much better if it was added in the header

    16 votes
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  7. Improving Ability to Create Repeating Courses for Multiple Semesters

    Currently there is no ability to have two courses in different semesters with the same course code and section number in Reserves. Our college reuses course codes and section numbers between semesters, so we are unable to build new courses with the same course code/section number combination before the current semester ends.

    I would like to add additional identifying fields to the current code/section unique identifier. Possibilities include unique terms (Fall 2022) or a term/year combination (Fall + 22-23).

    6 votes
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  8. Fulfillment Proxy Should Receive On Hold Shelf notifications for AFN items

    We have found:

    ---While Fulfillment Proxy users can request both local and AFN items on behalf of the Proxy Sponsor,
    ---And Fulfillment Proxy and Proxy Sponsor users receive On Hold Shelf notifications for local items,
    ---Only the Proxy Sponsor receives On Hold Shelf notification emails for AFN items. The Fulfillment Proxy does NOT also receive the letter for AFN items on hold.

    We would like Alma to send an On Hold Shelf notification to the Fulfillment Proxy patron for items requested through the AFN by a Fulfillment Proxy. This will mirror functionality for requests placed for local items by a…

    23 votes
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  9. Show book's edition information when doing a Physical Item search

    This is a more efficient way to show essential information, rather than having it available only via All Item search

    12 votes
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  10. In the fulfilment section, enable quick transfer of an item from one patron to another

    In many cases, two patrons arrive at the fulfilment desk and one patron asks to return an item and transfer it to the other patron. Currently, the item has to be returned, then the other patron's ID or name are entered and the patron receives the item. In order to speed up the process, I suggest adding a "Transfer to..." function. Once an item is returned and a transfer is needed, clicking on "transfer to" would enable immediate input of the other patron's details and save time.

    1 vote
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  11. Include column for Bin number in SIP2 Bin Configuration Rules

    It would be very helpful to see the Bin number available in the columns on the SIP2 Bin Configuration rules overview screen as currently, each rule must be accessed individually to see the associated bin, which is a fundamental part of the rule.

    1 vote
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  12. Transit Letter: CC to the destination

    Enable an option in Fulfillment for a transit letter to be sent to both destinations (From + To).
    As for today, only the “From” department receives a notification letter.
    If a CC was an option there was no need to print / forward the letter.

    28 votes
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  13. Visibility of display logic rules at the Alma collection level

    It would be very helpful to flag activated Alma collections when they are concerned by display logic rules.

    At the moment, there is no indication and activation changes may have some impact on the discovery and fulfillment level. It would be very useful for electronic operators to be directly alerted (for example with an icon) and it could prevent collection deletions or other mistakes made due to lack of knowledge.

    2 votes
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  14. self checkout

    Self checkout over sip2 to have Alerts/fulfillment notes on checkout , not checkin only.

    Patrons need to be alerted to how many pieces SHOULD be in the item when they checkout so they can alert staff if pieces are missing on checkout

    7 votes
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  15. Ability to order facets in Alma Resource Sharing

    For our workflows it would be useful to be able to move assignee to the top of the Facets in the new Resource Sharing screens for Lending and Borrowing

    1 vote
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  16. Item Policy Code Table issues

    After adding an Alma Item policy in the Configuration->Fulfillment->Physical Fulfillment->Item Policy, the Item Policy Code Table allows you to edit the Code. Existing items records linked to the item policy code are not updated in such an edit. Such items retain the now “orphaned” original item policy code as can be queried in analytics.

    To compound this, leading and trailing spaces within an item policy code are considered significant, so an edit to remove a trailing space leaves (invisible to the user) distinct item policies, one of which is broken.

    We propose the following three changes:

    1.) The Item Policy…

    6 votes
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  17. configuration exeptions in opening hours

    I wanted to update the opening hours in the psb for the next year. Some Holidays like the first of january, the first of may or the third of october, the library is closed every year.
    I realized, that I can’t add a „recurrence“ for these days with the record type „exception“. If I add a new record and choose the record type „event“ I can add a „recurrence“ but the status will be „open“. I can’t change the status to „closed“
    It would be nice if the record of these Holidays could have the „recurrence“ „yearly“ and the „status“…

    3 votes
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  18. self checkout sip2

    Self checkout sip2 - ability to restrict checkin by item type/location

    Certain items need to be checked in at the circ desk such as reserves or equipment. Currently self checkout does not support any restrictions.

    1 vote
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  19. The option for Fulfillment AND Internal notes to pop up during Check in/out

    When scanning an item into the Scan In Items screen, both Fulfillment and Internal Notes pop up. However, when scanning items into the Circulation screens (Manage Patron Services & Return Items), only Fulfillment notes pop up.

    We would like the option for Fulfillment AND Internal Notes to pop up for staff while using the Circulation screens at the desk. There tends to be important information in both fields that they should be aware of while checking items in and out.

    3 votes
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  20. Display loan limit for patrons at Manage Patron Services Screen in Alma

    At present, there is no indication at the Manage Patron Services screen (when you go to a patron's account) of the loan limit for the patron (i.e. allowed to borrow 8 loans; of which 2 loans may be from the SL collection, etc.). This information is only available at Configuration - Fulfillment - Loan Limits.

    10 votes
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