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  1. Improve Close Lost Loans Job

    The existing close lost loans job is a great idea. However, it doesn't perform as described here: http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/Create_a_set_to_close_lost_loans

    To improve this job please, make it possible to detach lost loans from patrons accounts AND withdraw those items in the same job. Also, please make it possible to use a field such as due date or checkout date to set the criteria.
    Thanks!

    Background: The close lost loans job removes items that have been lost for a long time from the patron's record. The fines remain, but the items no longer show up as checked out to that patron. This allows…

    4 votes
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  2. Add Visual Materials to Quick Cataloging citation types options

    Our library uses the Quick Cataloging tool/interface to create records for materials in course reserves. Currently, the only options for citation types are books and articles. We have DVDs professors place on reserve. When records for DVDs are created, they are created on a record type for book. It would be great to choose citation type "visual materials" at the point of creating the bib record via the Quick Cataloging tool.

    52 votes
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  3. Moving item records to differenent holding records and merging holding records

    Being able to merge holdings records that have been accidentally created. Either that, or moving item records to different holding records, even if the holding records are in the same location, but different call numbers.

    18 votes
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  4. Remove extra stage when clicking on 'Attach to electronic collection' in a portfolio

    At the moment, if you click on 'Attach to an electronic collection' from within a portfolio, a box opens up saying 'Select a collection and service' but the search box isn't actually searchable and you have to click on the blue arrow to open up the repository search to find the collection to link the portfolio to. It would save a few extra clicks either by making the first pop-up box searchable, or to just be taken straight to the repository search.

    3 votes
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  5. sound alert for task

    Sound Alerts for Pick From Shelf Requests
    Can we please have a sound alert when new "Pick from Shelf" requests arrive as we use this for Reading Room requests which need to be actioned as soon as they arrive. Sound alerts would need to optional.
    It would be good to have these available for other tasks in fulfillment such as when "holds" or "lost books" are returned and another action needs to happen

    36 votes
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  6. Translate Titles to Items set job

    We'd like the ability to truly 'itemize' a set of All Titles / Physical Titles i.e. translate a set of titles uploaded from MMS IDs into a set on which we could run the Change Physical Items job. Many times we want to add an Internal note at the item level to a set, but we can't to sets that have been uploaded as Titles (except to add a local 9**, report on it the next day in analytics, export that report, excise the barcodes, and re-upload a set at the Item level - ridiculous!).
    A smoother flexibility between Title…

    11 votes
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  7. "Check subscription date overlap" check box

    We would like to configure a default (= hook) for the check box "Check subscription date overlap" in the "Invoice Line Details" screen.

    10 votes
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  8. Alma -- no warning when item goes into "transit" from receiving

    When an item is received under Receiving > One Time, if there is a request on the item for a user at another library, the item immediately goes into transit status to the requesting library. There is no message or warning that the item is in transit at this point, and the receiver's assumption is that it is now "In place" and ready to be shelved. The only warning that exists is a column prior to receiving that shows "Yes" under "Requests." Once the item is received, it is gone from this list (see below) and there is no more…

    10 votes
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  9. Allow for including a block note when batch adding blocks through run a job

    Blocks can currently be added to a set of users through the Update/Notify User job; however, a note cannot be included. When placing holds manually, the option exists to include a note. When the note is essential to the block, we currently have to enter each block manually instead of using the job. Including the ability to enter a note in the batch job would save an immense amount of staff time.

    5 votes
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  10. Linking bib records based on 830 $x should be optional

    Alma currently links bib records based on the presence of the ISSN in the 830 $x. This causes a terribly confusing display in Primo and Alma and is prone to messing up requests. This should be an optional "feature" and not automatically enabled. We do have the option to turn off all related records, but if we use that, we lose all our boundwith relations.

    We should not have to delete a valid MARC subfield (830 $x) in order to prevent related holdings record displaying in Alma and Primo.

    68 votes
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  11. Expandable "Text Box" in Resource Management (cataloging side)

    Allow to adjust or expand the "Text Box" in fields in item record.

    For instance, in Internal Note Fields, Often time staff needs to add further more information into these fields. Though staff can keep adding content in the fields, but the Text Box stays the same. A lot of time, staff needs to move cursor around, in order to see all dataentry for that particular field.

    If the developer can make 'Text Box' expandable at our need, that will save a lot of trouble.

    10 votes
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  12. Automated Invoicing for Amazon

    Amazon is a common supplier of materials for many libraries and the current process of needing to manually enter invoices in Alma is very slow and tedious. I don't believe Amazon supports EDI, but they do provide invoice/order information in CSV format. It would be really great to have the ability to automate or batch load Amazon invoices.

    14 votes
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  13. Ability to see all holdings when viewing citations in a reading list

    Currently a maximum of 3 Holdings is displayed for citations in a reading list. This means operators won’t see the details of all copies the library holds if there are more than 3 types of Holding. Viewing complete information is important for operators reviewing a reading list.

    Furthermore, this default display of 3 Holdings is based on Availability therefore operators are likely to see information for materials held in lesser reference collections (these are always available!) rather than information for stock held in more popular lending collections.
    Libraries should be allowed to set their own limit.

    13 votes
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  14. Allow different configuration of Interested User emails for ebook orders

    Currently the automatic email for the Interested User of an ebook order isn't triggered until the status of the order changes from 'Sent' to 'Waiting for Invoice'.
    It would be beneficial if we could configure the emails differently to allow an alternative trigger eg the activation date.

    This would eliminate the current considerable delays between the ebook being available and the sending of the email.

    41 votes
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  15. Add more work record details (e.g. MMSid) to the InterestedInLetter to improve Interested User notifications

    Currently the XML which builds the InterestedInLetter for receipted Print and activated Electronic resources does not provide many details which can be customised in the letters customers would like to send to their patrons/interested users.

    A specific use might be to send a pre-set Primo link to the resource (e.g. a deeplink search by MMSid), but also to be able to provide much clearer information to the Interested user about what the item is, and where it is/will be found.

    i.e.
    i) Order Number (PO Line ref)
    ii) Title (Possibly brief POL record/not the updated bib to which inventory is…

    70 votes
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  16. Browser's back button!

    What would it take to make the browser's Back Button functional throughout Alma? It's just killing me to have to reload all the time because I accidentally use it. Plus, there are some screens that you can't back-up from to go where you were without starting all over again. As a newbie, it's surprising to me that this is a problem and that everyone else has learned to work around it.

    22 votes
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  17. Add the due date when you scan a book in "scan in items"

    When we scan a book in "scan in items" in our library, it could loan the book to the reader (for the home delivery).

    In those cases, we would like to see the due date immediately rather than have to check in the user's account.

    7 votes
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  18. Add "Scan In Items" functions to "Return Items" processing

    We would like to build "Scan In Items" features to the "Return Items" function, i.e. "Return Items" should be able to process requests, expired holds, and items in transit between locations the same way as "Scan In Items" does. This includes the radio button for automatically printing slips (configuration should be able to define a default)

    54 votes
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  19. Provide MMS IDS of bibliographic records filtered out during publishing

    ​New functionality to filter​ out​ bibliographic records when publishing was introduced with the November 2016 Alma release. When records are published with a filter to remove records which match an indication rule, a count of the filtered records (not published due to filter) is reported. However there is no list of record keys for the records which were removed by the filter. Case 00359617 was filed with ExLibris and consequently closed as it was determined this would be adding functionality so would be an enhancement request. This request is to add functionality to the completed publishing job report which would…

    7 votes
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  20. Make the confirmation message after a task is completed a hyperlink

    When a task is completed in Alma, such as the creation of PO Line, a confirmation message appears at the top of the screen in Alma, such as:

    Your request to order now POL-227 has been submitted.

    OR

    The request was successfully submitted : request id = 701397340002914

    In these cases, we would like the identifying number given in the confirmation message to be clickable as a hyperlink and route the operator to the record, request, or POL that was just created or modified. So for the PO line, POL-227 would be clickable and open the POL for edit; for…

    14 votes
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