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  1. Display name of resource sharing partner on Requests page in My Account

    On the "Requests" page in "My Account," for resource sharing requests, display the name of the resource sharing partner once the request has reached the "Shipped Physically" stage. Currently, the "My Account" screen does not indicate the name of the institution that is lending the item (see a screen capture: http://screencast.com/t/aovDseh1). Faculty have requested that the name of the institution be visible in My Account so that they would have an indication of how long it might take for an item to arrive (based on geographic distance).

    Ex Libris confirmed via Salesforce case #00221339 that this change would require…

    7 votes
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  2. Delete PO Notes - from closed PO Lines

    Provide the function to delete specific Notes in PO Lines, when mistakes are found.

    1 vote
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  3. RS Borrowing External Resource Search

    We would like to be able to perform Advanced Searches on our External Resources (from the RS Borrowing screen) and not just keyword searches. Alternatively, we would like to define the default search as 'Contains Keywords' instead of 'Contains Phrase'. This would make our searches more accurate.

    8 votes
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  4. Add a flag to indicate that a bibliographic record has been reviewed by a cataloger

    Since bibliographic, holdings, and often items records are created at the point of order, it is impossible to easily tell whether or not a record has already been reviewed by a cataloger (for those types of resources that are still manually cataloged from the material in hand). A flag is needed to display (similar to the suppressed icon) on a list of titles in Repository Search so that staff can tell at a glance that a record has already been vetted by other qualified staff.

    This is particularly necessary for staff working within a consortium; staff from one institution need…

    10 votes
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  5. Include Fulfillment Notes when Shipping items in Resource Sharing

    It would be nice if pop-up fulfillment notes on an item record were attached to a resource sharing request when an item is shipped, much like the barcode currently does. So if a damaged book has a note saying "Underlining noted," that note would attach to the request record so that the borrowing institution could see it. This would make it easier for the people processing on either end to know whether an item shipped with damage, or a set shipped with a certain amount of items, etc.

    127 votes
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  6. Normalisation rules that apply to holdings using information from Bib record, and vice versa

    Have normalisation rules that are applied to holdings able to use information from the bib record. This would allow more complex holdings and call numbers to be automatically generated more easily than using the current call number system as a workaround.

    19 votes
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  7. Show Service temporarily unavailable message even if Direct linking is enabled

    The Service temporarily unavailable message is only visible if direct linking is not enabled.

    It would be useful if activating the message, would automatically disable Direct linking for that particular service

    22 votes
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  8. Add Filtering Group to Local 9xx fields so they can be searched by keyword in Alma Repository

    It's great that institutions can add their own local 9xx fields but staff have to remember to search by the specific field tag. We would like the ability to assign our 9xx tags to general search indexes.

    9 votes
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  9. Preserve the Expire Date if changed manually

    Similar to how the user group field can be preserved and not overwritten by an update to user data if it has been changed manually, it would be beneficial for the expiry date field to be treated in the same way so that if the date is changed manually it will not be overwritten by a data synchronization. This would allow staff to manage patrons locally within Alma when an external data source is unreliable.

    3 votes
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  10. Barcode column can be sorted in Receiving Department Items.

    We suggest that all columns can be sorted in Receiving Department Items. Especially the barcode is the necessary column to be sorted because it is used for the sequential number, so that we want to display in ascending/descending order.

    13 votes
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  11. Allow Material Supplier, List Price, ISBN and Fund to save when saving orders that have not been sent

    If you are interrupted when creating a PO line, either because you are disturbed or because there are insufficient funds in the budget, Alma saves the information you have already put in. At the moment, it saves the PO line itself but removes the ‘Material supplier’, the ‘List price’ and the ‘Fund’, so that I’m starting off worse than from scratch because two of those three things are already included on my template when I create a PO line anew. If I change the ISBN, this also reverts back when a PO line is saved, and the Reporting Code also…

    3 votes
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  12. make permissions on changing address data more granular (email/domestic)

    Aleph allows to set an option to allow users change their "address" data via Primo OVP. This allows users to edit the phone number and email in Primo, but also their domestic address. Often, the change of the domestic address must be prevented, because it is the address where a possible court order is directed to.

    We want to allow users to change their email and phone number but need to disallow the change of the domestic address. Therefore, we propose that Primo and Aleph/ALMA must be designed to work in a way that allows setting permissions on each field…

    22 votes
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  13. Additional PO line for Electronic portfolios/collections to show these additional resources in the PO Line

    The new Additional PO option in the electronic portfolio/collection editor is great, but it would be good if these resources could also be identified from within the additional PO itself.

    6 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Change Financial Year dates after they have been set

    It doesn't look as if it is possible to change the start and finish dates of any financial year in Acquisitions Configuration > Fund And Ledger Fiscal Period table mapping tables once the year has been created, unless it is deleted completely.

    Can it be made possible for the start and (in particular) the end dates to be edited having already been set and saved, if so required?

    Being able to do this would be of particular benefit around the time of a financial year rollover, especially if an institution cannot be certain that all financial transactions for the outgoing…

    17 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Set standard opening hours in advance

    If the Library decides to change the standard opening hours of the Library for the coming year you currently have to wait until the first day of new hours to be able to input them as standard hours into Alma.

    It would be nice if Alma allowed you to enter new standard opening hours in advance and to set a date in which they would come into effect. That way you wouldn't have to schedule to change them on the first day of the new hours.

    An example would be if new standard hours were decided on by Library Management…

    14 votes
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  18. Coordinate the alphabetization of the Letters tables

    Coordinate the alphabetization of the Letter Activity table and the Letter Emails table in configuration, and the letters description table in the OLH. Each table seems to use a different alphabetization scheme (if any at all) which makes it extremely difficult to coordinate configurations or to locate specific letters to customize or review.

    1 vote
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  19. Retain Data in Interface Records

    We really like the multiple tabs on interface records that allow us to record different admin logins and statistical information.
    Publisher and vendor changes happen pretty frequently in our environment and we foresee needing to move interfaces from one vendor to another on occasion.
    We just found out the hard way that when an interface is deleted from a vendor record and then added to another vendor record all the information that was in the various interface tabs gets wiped out. Can something be done to preserve the information that was hand keyed into the interface tabs?”

    56 votes
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  20. Ability to export all Alma 'terms of use' for review

    Post migration we've noticed alot of duplication in our terms of use, but ExLibris have confirmed there's no way currently to export all the terms of use for review.

    5 votes
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