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  1. Add Block for Resource Sharing Shipping from Scan-In Items

    Alma allows an institution to set rsallowactionsonscan_in to false. When a staff person tries to Receive or Ship a resource sharing request from Scan-In, the staff person sees a pop-up message advising them to use Alma Receiving or Shipping.

    When Scan-in Items is used on a lending request that should be shipped, a pop up message displays that “Shipping is required to be done from the dedicated screen, Are you sure you want to continue?” There is a “Cancel” or “Confirm” option. If the staff person chooses “Confirm” and scans the item barcode again then another…

    37 votes
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  2. Unified PO Line Task List: Make the identifier field editable again

    The identifier field in its new form allows for users to either select an existing value from a fold-down list or to enter a new value.
    However, editing a value has become incredibly cumbersome. As the cursor cannot be placed in the current content of the field, users wanting to edit it have to copy the content to the clipboard, paste it in the field again and then perform the edit. From our point of view, this new feature is a regression.
    It is not by choice that we often edit the identifier field, but because we see no alternative…

    27 votes
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  3. Add the ability to search ( and save query ) for holdings with suppressed tag yes

    Please add the ability to search ( and save query as a set ) for holdings with suppressed tag yes.
    Right now we can search for Holding having Tag Suppressed at Title level. This is not enough and is sometimes misleading (e.g. when a Title has 2 holdings, one suppressed and one not suppressed).

    We need to identify, save as set and manipulate holdings having tag suppressed at holdings level. This info has been added at Items level in Analytics, and is useful in case of report, but we need to work at Holdings Level in Alma with real time…

    15 votes
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  4. Ability to define a shipping address per PO line

    We need the ability to define a different shipping address than the library billing address per PO line. The address should be included in the XML of all vendor-facing letters, be searchable, and be included in the Excel lists exported from the search results.

    Use Cases:
    - A central library manages subscriptions to journals and newspapers that are sent directly to end users by the vendor.
    - Several libraries are integrated into a single Library in Alma but send orders independently to vendors, expecting delivery to their local addresses.

    43 votes
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  5. Change physical items job -- adding notes improvement

    The "Append to field" option was added in November 2023, but two additional options are still required.

    1. 'Delimiter' should be an option.
      Now, the default delimiter is ";".
      Some institutions use symbols other than ";" as delimiters.
      For example, we use "|".
      Therefore, there is a need to make the delimiter optional.

    2. Writing forward in the note
      The current specification is to write backwards.
      Some institutions operate writing new information in the front of the note.
      There are three reasons for this.
      (1)It is easier to manually add notes at the front of the note.
      (2)It is easier to see…

    45 votes
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  6. Acquisitions API - Interested in user – add other identifiers in addition to Primary ID

    Currently Alma allows multiple identifiers to identify ALMA Users, however the Acquisitions API (Interested In users) mapping only allows “primary_ID”.

    We’d like any other identifiers used in Alma also be allowed in the mapping (e.g. Email Type). If this is added on the API parameter, staff can use the less sensitive info instead on vendor site.

    Noting that adding other identifiers in the Interested_User api parameters - is only doing what EOD acquisition workflow/mapping can already do.

    It is cumbersome for staff having need to search the requester’s primary id to be able to use this feature.

    Ref #06652820 –…

    23 votes
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  7. Add vendor UTB to Upload Electronic Holdings workflow

    The vendor UTB has already e-collections in CZ which have dozens of activations in the EMEA region. We've already contacted the vendor, and they would be willing to implement the Upload Electronic Holdings workflow.

    Vendor name: UTB
    Website: https://www.utb.de
    Contact: Tanja Klapputh, klapputh@utb.de
    Alma Interface name: UTB GmbH

    23 votes
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  8. Addition of the Accrued fines field in the Fines and Fees subject area in Alma Analytics

    It would be great if there was an option in Alma Analytics to create a report with a list of people with a specific amount of accured fines if they had returned overdue documents on a given day (the day before actually).

    19 votes
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  9. Library level patron limits configuration

    It should be possible to configure the Patron Limits table at the library level. Only Max Cash, Max Overdue and Max overdue recalls should be configurable, so that each library will be able to control when it starts blocking patrons independently of one another.

    13 votes
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  10. Finished claiming job does not give the library the option to check which vendors received a claim letter

    When a claiming job is finished running in Alma you can view “events” from the finished job. This gives a line for each claim processed in the job, and lists three different identifiers: JOBID, POLINEID and VENDORID. None of these identifiers are searchable for the library, and the library then have no option to control what letters were sent in that specific job. If the identifiers listed in the job events were changed to the PO line reference and the vendor code the library would have the option to find the relevant POL and vendor and…

    29 votes
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  11. Analytics: Add the country to subject Area digital usage details

    The country of download and the organization are key information about the digital usage details as they add value and context to the statistics. This information is very important to our institution. Would it be possible to add the country, country code and organization to the digital usage details the same way as in Esploro subject area Asset usage details

    17 votes
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  12. Ability to report on inventory for citations

    We would like to analyse print and electronic inventory for citations for a single or multiple reading lists. We're interested to look at reading lists with high or low print/electronic inventory so that we could engage with reading list owners e.g. for lists with high amounts of print we may want to look at the addition of e-book versions of the titles.
    Currently it is not possible to report on print and electronic inventory for citations due to the fact that the 'locate' process links the citation to a particular bibliographic record and it's consequently not possible to connect from…

    22 votes
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  13. Lending Ship item physically check item barcode matches title

    When staff use "Ship Item Physically" from an individual request, there is no check that the item barcode entered into the Ship form matches the item barcode for the title. Staff can accidentally scan a barcode for a different request.

    Because the item barcode is already in use, the other request can't be Shipped.

    Adding a General setting to check that the item barcode matches the located title would help prevent workflow errors.

    24 votes
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  14. Ability to add Request Note during Scan In to Work Order Deparment

    When performing Scan In on items to a Work Order Department, we have the ability to Set Status To our congigured status options, but no ability to add a Request Note, as we have if we were creating work order requests for some other Department.
    If we want to include a Request Note (to be included on any subsequent transit letters, for example), we then have to go into each entry in Manage In Process Items, locate the request that was created by the Scan In, and input a Request Note.
    It would be great if, while setting the status…

    12 votes
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  15. Further filtering in Authority control task list

    We are regularly getting old bib records in the Authority control task list and they make it hard for us to spot new bib headings that we need to add to our local authority file. It would be very helpful if it would be possible to filter the list by creation date to limit the list to new bib records.

    31 votes
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  16. Add all Enumeration and Chronology fields to the Inventory Information tab of an Import Profile

    Currently, only Enumeration A - C and Chronology I - K are listed in the Inventory Information tab of our Import Profiles. Our consortia uses Enumeration A-D; Enumeration D specifically is used for free-text phrases that do not conveniently fit into the category of volume, number or issue; so "index", "part", "box", etc. are all written in EnumD. This is why it is frustrating that this enumeration field cannot be imported via an import profile.

    It would be immensely helpful for us if all enumeration fields were listed in the import profile. There is no point in having so many…

    55 votes
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  17. Enhance the comprehensiveness of Analytics of usage analysis

    For some vendors, it may have sub-databases in the subscriptions and collect usage for a particular database and the titles within seems not possible currently by Analytics. Though there’s a “Platform” field in Analytics, it did not separate the figures between different databases for a single vendor. It's strongly recommended to enhance the comprehensiveness of Analytics and enhance the functionality of usage analysis.

    21 votes
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  18. Creating expected items in status acquisition without using prediction pattern

    In the current workflow for periodicals, when using predicted items, there is no easy way to add just one predicted item. This means that if we make a mistake or there is a change in the publication pattern, for example we receive the wrong item/delete the wrong item, or that a periodical is published as a combined issue (ex: issue 2 and 3 together, as number 2/3 2023), there is no easy way to fix it. We must then create predicted items for that whole year again which involves editing “next predicted item information” in the metadata editor, opening and…

    29 votes
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  19. Filter OUT cancelled PO Lines

    Provide a facet to filter OUT cancelled PO Lines in the PO Line view. We have a lot of cancelled PO Lines with the same title as existing PO Lines, and it is confusing and time consuming to find the 'active' PO Lines. It would help us tremendously if we could filter OUT cancelled PO Lines, perhaps even by default.

    14 votes
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  20. Enable setting of Personal Delivery Locations from Resource Sharing Form

    In November 2023, The following was developed for holds based on this Idea Exchange suggestion Allow users to enter an address for home delivery – Have an idea for Ex Libris? (exlibrisgroup.com) We would like to have the same functionality available for the Resource Sharing Form as well. Our consortium policy allows for home delivery of materials from another's library. Obviously, this might not be welcome for all but without this functionality, we cannot see it being feasible to turn on this functionality for just local requests.

    15 votes
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