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  1. Add timestamp to all date related dimensions in analytics

    Some areas in analytics only have date stamps instead of date+time stamps, so reporting on for example, Events from analytics will only ever bring back the date the event occurred and not the date+time required for auditing.

    We'd like all dimension datestamps to have a version of the timestamp which includes the date+time so that they are useful in working out when a transaction occurred and not just the date it happened. This is good for consistency across analytics data as well.

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    1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  2. Ability to see more of the 2 records on the match/merge screen.

    Currently, when manually handling the matches one at a time, the view of the 2 records is only using the upper half of the screen. The ability to scroll each side is great but why not be able to see more of the records by increasing the viewing area? Thank you for considering.

    3 votes
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  3. Allow Z39.50 and other search results to include the barcode

    Alma's APIs need to provide greater flexibility in fields searched. Too often the MMSID must be used but this is not a particularly useful ID as it is internal. It's also not particularly helpful as it does not integrate with other systems like Remote Storage management systems, Bindery, NCIP, and the like. Yet Primo displays the barcode so clearly it's not difficult to pull out of a record.

    12 votes
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  4. Ability to add html code/img files to the GES Public Name Field

    I would like the ability to add html code/img files to the GES Public Name Field. Either that or a separate field for adding an icon. I think this would help us "brand" the services we offer through these links.

    8 votes
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  5. Adding the "Assign record to another cataloger" functionality in search results actions links

    We use regularly the 'Assign record to another cataloger' functionality in the MD editor for corrections, for records enhancements, ... But this is unfortunately limited to catalogers roles.
    It would really improve our resource management workflows if this Assign function was made available from search results lists. Other staff roles would so push records in an enhancements flow (such as improve marc records for newly created portfolios, such as indexing tasks, such as apply corrections that don't require having book in hands...). We actually use work orders for some in those tasks but this workflows are not always appropriate and…

    11 votes
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  6. Add a post-import normalization process option to Import Profile configuration

    Currently, Import Profiles contain a single selection for normalization (Correct the data using). This enhancement would clarify that this process operates on incoming records only pre-load, and would add the ability to select a second normalization process after records are fully loaded and merged.

    7 votes
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  7. Improve sort order in configuration lists

    Some configuration lists (e.g. Physical Material Type Descriptions) have a large number of rows and it is extremely time consuming to change the sort order if you want to move something that is near the bottom of the list to near the top of the list.

    It would be great if a sort row number could be entered against a particular row and that row would then be moved to that place in the sort order and all other rows resorted accordingly

    e.g. Physical Material Type Descriptions has 84 rows. If I want to move the value in row 84…

    3 votes
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  8. OpenURL resolver pass sid in Resource sharing source field

    It would be useful if the sid that identifies the source of an openURL could be passed into the Source field of the Resource sharing form in Alma. eg sid=google would add google to the Source field.
    This was possible in our previous system and was very useful

    2 votes
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  9. Access SalesForce from directly within Alma

    There should be the ability to get directly to ExLibris support (SalesForce) from within Alma vs. going through the customer center.

    11 votes
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  10. Alma Monitor Jobs

    ALMA | Monitor Jobs -- would like the ability to eventually delete jobs that have previously run and which are now no longer active - see attachment

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  11. Why no 'last edit' history with operator and date in User Notes?

    We would like to query why there is currently no way to tell who has edited a User Note; rather only the Created By and Creation Date are recorded?
    Are there plans to improve this? Or if not, can this be considered for an enhancement request, in order that Fulfillment staff may add and edit notes and be able to follow the progress of such amendments from the data logged.
    Currently the only way to see a trail of updates is to add freetext in the notes themselves, or else recreate a note each time an update occurs.
    An enhancement…

    8 votes
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  12. Batch searching in the repository and set creation

    It would be extremely helpful if batch searching functionality can be added in the repository search. We have many projects where we have external data from an outside source that we need to find the matching data in our ILS, now Alma. For example, we are a member of a local consortium where we have several hundred oclc master records that all of us in the consortium need to manipulate in our own local ILSs. Instead of conducting one search at a time for these OCLC master record numbers, we would like to do a batch search of these master…

    8 votes
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  13. Add 'View' action and maybe hover functionality to Note fields

    Add “View” action (and maybe also a hover action) to:


    1. Activation Task List ? Task Note

    2. Invoice Line Note

    3. PO’s Invoice Line Note

    This way – no need to “Edit”, reassign,

    8 votes
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    Anonymous responded

    Submitted by Ex Libris PM on behalf of our customers

  14. "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".

    3 votes
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  15. Create request: allow requesting of several different descriptions for a title in one request form

    In order to make the request flow more efficient it would be beneficial to have an option to request more than one description for a request.
    For example, if one wants to move all the DVDs in a multi-volume collection to the reserves currently he needs to go and create a request for each volume. A better solution would be to allow him to select several different descriptions and then in the background split them ionto separate requests.

    3 votes
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  16. Create Fines and Fees Report: add transaction operator per row

    For the "Create Fines and Fees Report" feature added in August 2013, please add the following feature:

    Our auditor requires that the Transaction Operator/Handler ("Accepted By" information) be identified and currently that information is not in the report.

    3 votes
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  17. Inventory pane in MD editor

    Today in order to see the inventory associated with a bibliographic record in the MD editor I need to actively open a pane on the right hand side.
    It will be much more efficient if we can have a persistent pane in metadata editor displaying inventory resources associated with the bibliographic record.

    2 votes
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    Dana Sharvit responded

    Submitted by Ex Libris PM on behalf of our customers

  18. add conditions in General Electronic Services based on ebook Collection

    We request to add conditions based on ebook Collection.
    We want to be able to display additional services only for records that belong to a specific collection.

    0 votes
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  19. Authority linking issue with bibliographic field 240

    We'd request that when Alma links up bib field 240 with a uniform title entered in authority record, it should take into account of bibliographic contents in field 240 PLUS field 100 ALTOGETHER, and link these combined contents with uniform titles entered in authority records.

    Currently, it links up the uniform title in field 240 only with authority record. So, those generic uniform titles e.g. Works, Poetry, etc. will be ambiguous, and do not have proper linking with their authority records established with author's name.

    Details, please refer to Salesforce case # 823121

    0 votes
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  20. Allow a default setting for "Assign Inventory Manually".

    When several orders for items with existing holdings are being created it would be helpful to be able to have "Assign inventory manually" automatically checked.
    This most often occurs with serials when new orders are being created because of a vendor change. We close the old PO in order to preserve the history and create a new one with the new vendor.

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