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  1. Move requests and temporary locations - option to flag for processing, etc.

    At present the item move requests sometimes work too seamlessly. Especially for items that are onloan when the request are made (or the item is restored to its permanent location). This is an issue when the items need manual intervention, e.g. relabelling. Items go through the process without being flagged unless another process is used, e.g. a work order or fulfillment note.

    It should be possible to flag items for manual intervention when they arrive at their new or original location. A message on the lines of 'Move Request: check labels etc.,' in the manner of a fulfillment note.

    52 votes
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  2. Add API support for licenses with type Negotiation

    We are trying to update the license terms on our licenses in the Network Zone. However, when trying to update a license with type Negotiation, the API returns an error:

    "errorCode": "69002",
    "errorMessage": "Updating negotiations by API is currently not supported",
    "trackingId": "E01-0703094132-MPLRX-AWAE786493119"

    Please add support for updating Negotiation licenses through the API.

    31 votes
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  3. Allow edits to POL Bib Descriptions on Cancelled POLs

    We want to be able to edit the POL Bib Description fields on cancelled POLs without having to reopen the POL. Reopening a cancelled order on a closed ledger causes complications, especially if the fund doesn't exist in the current ledger. It would be better for your users if we could just edit this tab without impacting the POL status. Thank you!

    42 votes
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  4. Clicking on the 'tick' alert takes directly to the notification

    Clicking on the 'tick' on the Alert column on a reading list (in the Reading List Task List) would take you directly to the list of citations filtered to 'Any Alerts', or would open the 'Notes' tab if the notification is for a Library Discussion Note at list level.

    47 votes
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  5. On Hold Shelf letter should display pick-up library rather than owning library

    Currently, if a student places a request on a book from a different library to be picked up at their "home" library, the On Hold Shelf letter comes from the owning library with the owning library's branding, not from the pick-up location, which is what they are expecting. This is confusing to students because they are not expecting an email from a different library and often ignore it.
    The On Hold Shelf letter email should have the pick-up library information/branding, not the owning library's information/branding.

    76 votes
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  6. Booking request - possibility to configure a blocked period

    We are using the booking request for technical equipment which has to be prepared for lending previously. We want that an item can not be booked shorter than 3 days in advance, so the team is able to prepare everything. This ist not configurable yet.

    24 votes
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  7. Resource Sharing API should consider coverage of local inventory

    The API for resource sharing is currently not considering coverage when checking for local inventory, which means that all resource sharing requests for an owned title will be rejected by the API unless the override parameter is set to true. Resource sharing requests for articles not available due to embargos or limited coverage will thus be rejected by the API. Using the override parameter on the other hand, resource sharing requests for available material will be accepted. This is less than ideal.

    The API for resource sharing requests should consider coverage for local inventory, and only reject requests that are…

    25 votes
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  8. Tasks menu – customising display options.

    UNSW Library are proposing that libraries can determine the options in the Alma Tasks menu “Citations” and “Reading Lists” display.

    In Alma the Tasks menu displays as a widget or clipboard icon. (See screenshot)

    The Tasks menu is an important feature for monitoring Citation/Reading List statuses. Over the years we have created local statuses and would like to build these into the display. As well as remove those statuses we do not need to monitor.

    The benefit of this customisation allowing a library to configure these displays improves processing workflow.

    23 votes
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  9. Item Statistics Notes fields - choose controlled/not controlled individually

    At present it is possible to choose for all three of the Item Statistics Notes to be controlled (i.e. select field contents from a drop-down list) or for all three not to be controlled (i.e. free text).

    This is restrictive and inflexible. It would be preferable to be able to choose field by field which are controlled and which are not, i.e. have some of the Statistics Notes free text and others controlled.

    21 votes
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  10. Display collection "Public Name" instead of "Public name (override)" in Import Profile Details

    We repeat the use of "Public name (override)" to aggregate several local collections under the same heading in our discovery layer. In the example I am dealing with, we use "Project Muse eBooks", but have separate collections for each year of titles. The import profile that we use to load these titles displays the override name, which means that I am unable to tell which collection we are loading into without editing the profile and selecting a collection anew.

    I would love it if we could use the "Public Name" of the collection in Inventory Information tab of the import…

    27 votes
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  11. Abilty to edit the authorities from CZ

    In bibliographic records and in Browse Bibliographic Records you can check the information of the linked authority - also CZ authorities. The possibility to take the authority directly in edit mode, as you have the right to edit authorities of the CZ

    14 votes
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  12. 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.

    69 votes
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  13. Establishment of stronger passwords for the creation of internal ALMA/Primo users

    As an universities consortium from Galicia, CISUG, we are representing three member universities. Our univesrities have a security problem in the management the keys for internal users in Alma.

    Alma's internal authentication system allows the user can create complex passwords, but this should be a requirement, not the user's responsibility as to whether they are secure or not.

    Our request is that:

    1.  ALMA enforce passwords to be at least 8 characters long, and allow the system administrator to increase that minimum. 
      
    2.  ALMA allows to force mixed case, numbers, and special characters to créate paswords. 
      
    3.  Alma checks that the password is
    53 votes
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  14. Alma overlap analysis tool to include different identifiers in one comparison

    We would find it useful if the overlap analysis tool compare a list that includes different identifiers. i.e. ISSN, EISSN, ISBN, EISBN, TITLE in one comparison.
    Currently it only allows you to compare overlap within just one identifier. This is very important with collections from vendors that include different kinds of material.
    Being able to conduct this kind of overlap analysis is important for us in terms of making purchasing decisions and we feel that including this kind of feature in the overlap analysis tool would make this a more efficient process within Alma.

    213 votes
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  15. Add Available From/To dates (in General Tab) to Extended Export/Portfolio loader

    The Available From/To fields in the portfolios general tab are currently not included in the portfolio extended export. Nor is it possible to populate the fields using the portfolio loader spreadsheet.
    This makes it impossible to identify if these fields are populated in a portfolio without using Analytics. These fields should be included in Extended Export to make it easier to find, and should be available for the Portfolio Loader to make it easier to populate.

    16 votes
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  16. Fulfilment Network - Control of the Register button display by user group of the logged-in user.

    *This is for the Fulfillment Network, not AFN.

    The Register button(1) is displayed even if the logged-in user is set to "Restricted Users"(2).

    Primo VE checks with Alma whether the FN function is available after pressing the Register button.

    We think this button control is not designed with the User experience.
    This is because the existence of the register button is meaningless for users who cannot use this feature.

    To improve this function, the Register button should not be displayed to users who are set as Restricted Users.

    Reference
    (1)
    Fulfillment Networks
    Fulfillment Networks - Ex Libris

    72 votes
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  17. Do not allow invoices with a mismatch in payment method between vendor account and invoice from going into Approval status

    It should not be possible to submit an invoice with a payment method that differs from those listed on the vendor account.
    We have vendors who only accept certain types of payment, such as wire transfers. This can be documented at the account level of vendor records. However, an invoice can still be manually created that uses a payment method not used by that vendor, and it can go all the way through to issue a payment the vendor cannot accept, such as a check. There is a blue alert, but it does not block submission of the invoice. Testing…

    34 votes
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  18. 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…

    33 votes
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  19. Prevent deletion in Community Zone based on field or value in specific field.

    Blocking deletion in Community Zone based on field or value in specific field. Possibility to be definded as a parameter for each CZ vocabulary.

    13 votes
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  20. Add Job Category to Staff Login Report

    Add the Job category column to the Staff Login Report to facilitate the management of professional accounts

    29 votes
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