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  1. Scan item barcode in Manage Patron Services

    When using "Fulfillment -> Manage Patron Services" to view a user's account, the "Submit Request" button presumably could be used to put a hold request on an item for that user, but the only search index that this method allows is "All Titles". You can search for a title, and you can use the hamburger menu button to open up other options like MMS ID, ISBN, etc., but even this and the further embedded Advanced search only uses "All Titles". This means that you can't scan an item's barcode and put a request on that item using the "Physical Titles"…

    7 votes
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  2. make location type „unavailable“ functional: items in these locations should be shown as unavailable in Alma and Primo

    We need the possibility to show items as unavailable in Primo without creating requests (work orders) for them.

    Our use cases are
    - items which have been restituted (via a provenance research project) and are no longer in the library
    - items which are blocked for usage for years
    - items which are not usable for certain reasons
    All of these have to be shown in the discovery interface, although users won't get them for a long time or at all.

    Now, all of these items have a "green" availability status in Primo and we struggle to put information about…

    10 votes
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  3. Update invoice information in batch

    Since we have to approve a lot of invoices and input the same payment information to a pile of invoices, is it possible to 1) set a certain number of invoices as a set and approve them in batch, and 2) update invoice payment information in batch as a job (similar to update PO line information)? Detailed information are as follows.

    1. Add invoices as sets Add invoice to ‘set content type’, and enable add contents from file to set so that a certain number of invoices can be grouped as a set.
    2. Add new jobs a. Update invoice status Approve/send…
    15 votes
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  4. Possibility to open a record in MDE with MMS ID in URL (Deep Link)

    At the moment it is not possible to create a link from an external system or a document which opens the MDE for a given MMS ID.

    We would like to speed up the workflows of our cataloguers by having a possibility to generate links to Alma for a list of MMS IDs.

    e.g. https://{alma domain}/mde/?mms={mms id}

    This could then used by external tools to generate a "show" or "edit" link for our cataloguers.

    It would also be possible to generate such links in an Excel document with MMS IDs by using a formula to generate such links, which would…

    80 votes
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  5. Select partners from multiple pages when adding to rota or template

    When adding partners to a borrowing request rota or rota template, you have the ability to add multiple partners at the same time but only if the partners appear on the same page of the partner pick list. Whenever you move to a different page of the pick list, selections on the previous page are lost.
    Alma already has the ability to remember selections across multiple pages in other functional areas (e.g. selecting portfolios for activation from a CZ collection).
    It would make creating a rota more efficient if this ability could be extended to the add partners list.

    12 votes
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  6. Include available NZ e-inventory within IZ Alma/Primo VE browse indexes

    For consortia with Network Zones, the centralized management of electronic resources is an integral function of the NZ. However, the Alma Browse Bibliographic Headings functionality used for the Primo VE Browse Search indexes omits e-resources available to an institution via the NZ.

    Within the Metadata Editor, staff can select either 'Institution' or 'Network' when using the Browse Bibliographic Headings function. Selecting 'Institution' includes records from the IZ level, which omits anything where electronic access has been distributed to that institution from the NZ. Selecting 'Network' includes all records from the NZ level, regardless of the institution's physical holdings or electronic…

    97 votes
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  7. Improve the e-book purchase request workflow

    The purchase request workflow needs to be improved for acqusition of electronic resources.
    Currently, you can either approve or reject a purchase request. An approval automatically creates a POL and a standalone portfolio based in the Purchase Request BIB record. Both outcomes are unfortunate when working with e-books. An e-book will usually be ordered on the vendor site (e.g., the ProQuest portal) rather than through an Alma POL. It should be possible to select whether a POL is created. More importantly, we'd like the option, upon approval, to select and activeate a title from among CZ collections instead of having…

    239 votes
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  8. Work orders: unnecessary message "cancel requests" when moving an item with work order

    When moving an item that has a work order from a location to another, the cataloguer receives a message "The item is in work order, moving the item will cancel the requests if the item is not requestable in the new location". Most of these messages are not pertinent, and we ask for the possibility to adjust it, so that it only appears when really necessary. It confuses cautious employees who are afraid of unintentionally deleting markers, or it is hardly noticed because too often wrong.

    101 votes
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  9. add "None" to Process Type facet for Physical Items search

    When you do a Physical Items search in Alma, there is a facet for Process type. You can narrow the results of the search by Acquisition, Loan, Missing, Transit, etc. But you can't narrow the results to items without a process type. Adding "None" to the list of process types would solve that problem.

    25 votes
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  10. Make Alma able to deactivate the security of the RFID tags when lending items from other IZs

    In a network circulation context, Alma cannot currently disable the security of the RFID tag when lending the document from another institution zone (hold shel request on items of other IZs). We would like Alma to be able to deactivate the security of items of other IZs. Currently the deactivation must be done "manually" in a third party software.

    109 votes
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  11. Enable Advanced search for borrowing and lending requests

    Currently Advanced search is not available for Borrowing and Lending requests. The current Alma persistent search box does not provide Resource sharing staff with sufficient access to perform multi level queries.

    Direct searching in Alma via Advanced Search would allow staff retrieve specific data such as:
    - requests submitted by a specific person and supplied by a specific partner
    - requests submitted for Leganto course lists supplied by a specific partner.
    - a list of all borrowing requests supplied to a user for copyright compliance reasons

    This functionality would be very useful and time efficient.

    25 votes
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  12. Library of Last Resort

    Hello. On the 'Level of service required' drop-down menu, could you add 'Library of last resort' as an option? Or have it as a standalone field to tick? Thanks.

    6 votes
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  13. Ability to zoom in on an item on the mobile app.

    When using the app on a mobile phone or tablet it would be helpful if i could click an item that i was searching for or zoom in the screen.

    12 votes
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  14. check box for items found

    When looking for items at the shelf it would useful if found items could either have a check box or could be greyed out or highlighted.
    some method of distinguishing the items that have been collected.

    13 votes
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  15. Packaging PO Lines into a PO: properties

    Currently PO lines are packaged into a single PO if all the following properties match:
    - Vendor account
    - Owner
    - Currency
    - Continuity – One-time/continuous
    - Acquisition method
    - Source type
    - Ordering Library
    - Fund

    We order from some suppliers in different currencies. Therefore, the match criteria "Currency" is unfortunately not ideal for us.
    It would be great if you could adjust the criteria here for your own institution.

    Thank you in advance!

    7 votes
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  16. Optimisation of reminders and overdue letters (anti-phishing)

    The reminders and reminder letters sent to patrons currently often end up in upstream spam filters of the mail providers. If this is not the case, we regularly receive feedback that they considered some of the automated notifications to be spam or phishing mails.

    On the one hand, we would like to be able to optimise the automated notifications so that they are less automatically classified as spam according to today's standards. Ideally, Alma would already take common standards into account. On the other hand, we would like to see the possibility to personalise the notifications more and, for example,…

    3 votes
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  17. merge vendor records

    Most libraries have multiple records for the same vendor. This is often the result of migrated records from a previous system, but can also occur because of changes in library workflows or even the acquisition of one company by another.

    Currently, the only option is to choose one vendor record going forward and stop using the other vendor records. However, this creates extra work for libraries, such as changing the vendor on purchase order lines and including multiple vendors when running reports on historical expenditures. The ability to merge vendor records would solve these difficulties.

    51 votes
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  18. Searching/Connecting Barcodes from other Institutions (Consortium)

    In a Consortium, it is currently not possible to look up an item from another institution zone with its barcode in Alma. It's also not possible to connect the fee to an item from another institution zone, based on this same architecture issue.
    We would like to have the possibility to search for items from other institutions to, among other things, place request on them on behalf of a patron directly in Alma - therefore this Idea goes along with https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/17887696-initiate-consortium-fulfillment-requests-for-items
    Thank you!

    139 votes
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  19. "view in discovery" - a link with flaws

    The "view in discovery" function produces only a rudimentary link structure, which is not identical to the link structure produced by a call by end users accessing a portfolio directly in PrimoVE.

    Thus, the "view in discovery" function, which is designed to verify the presentation of portfolios in PrimoVE that are administered in Alma, is currently of limited use because administrators cannot assume that the view produced by this function actually corresponds to the view encountered by end users.

    For adequate quality assurance, it would be necessary if administrators could freely customize the link structure of the "view in discovery"…

    65 votes
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  20. Split CZ Ebook Central Perpetual, DDA and Subscription Titles into three separate categories on the interface name

    It would be easier for us to administer our PQ subscriptions if it was specified what they were.  That is instead of  showing "Ebook Central Perpetual, DDA and Subscription Titles" in the interface name, in our case we would have DDA titles, Ebook Central owned titles and Academic Complete listed instead.  Could this be done via the metadata in these records?  For example we may wish to see how many DDA titles are appearing on Reading Lists

    4 votes
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