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  1. Order of action buttons in the POL

    In the new PO line interface, the action buttons available when creating a POL is not in a practical order, which causes a lot of our staff to press “save” instead of “save and continue”. This causes the POL to remain in status “in review”. The user also must use more energy to locate the correct action button. We have two different suggestions for solving this:

    1. Move the actions “Save and continue” and “order now” to the right part of the menu line and have this be marked in a stronger color than the other buttons. In the current design…

    19 votes
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  2. Ability to aggregate claims to one vendor should be made available for Legal deposit

    For the acquisition method “Purchase” the letter “PO line claim letter” is used, for the acquisition method “Legal deposit” and “Legal deposit - without letter” the “Legal deposit claim letter” is used. For the “Purchase” acquisition method an additional claim letter is available “PO Line Aggregated Claim Letter”, which in the event of there being more than one claim to the same vendor aggregates these into one letter. The same is not available for legal deposit. This means that when we have one large vendor (ex: supplier delivering on behalf of many different publishers), which is common for legal deposit,…

    18 votes
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  3. Allow lending libraries to send lost resource sharing item invoices directly to the borrowing library in Alma

    Currently, Alma does not allow a lending library to send an invoice to a borrowing library within Alma in the event a resource sharing item is lost or damaged. This requires libraries to develop a manual resource sharing billing workflow outside of Alma. An Alma letter that can serve as a lost resource sharing item invoice would be incredibly helpful. We would need to be able to trigger this letter manually for specific requests on demand, but it would also be extremely helpful if this letter could be triggered automatically once an item is more than a certain number of…

    40 votes
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  4. XML Expansion for "Ful Resource Request Slip Letter" with Data about Reshelving Status and about Expected Date when Item will be Reshelved

    For fetching requested media at the stacks we are making use of the "Ful Resource Request Slip Letter" in printed form which we customized according to our needs.

    Unfortunately, the data fields that contain

    • the information that the requested item might currently not be at the stacks because it has just been returned and is therefore very likely on its way back to the stacks (Status = awaiting_reshelving)
    • and the information when the requested item is expected to be reshelved ("reshelving_time")

    are not provided in the XML data of the "Full Resource Request Slip Letter".

    This information, when be presented…

    42 votes
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  5. API call to download digital files to run corpus analysis or crawl

    API call to download digital files to run corpus analysis or crawl

    We would like to download the Alma digital files using an API to conduct corpus analysis of our content. At present the available URLs pointing to the PDFs are pointing to the landing pages of the PDFs. It is not possible to extract the PDF from these pages as they load everything with Javascript in a browser.

    Furthermore, it is not possible to automate the use of the job available to download digital files to meet our requirements.

    There is no API available to construct URLs to get…

    11 votes
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  6. Allow institutions to configure their own Packaged PO approval rules

    Could we please be provided with an option to disable or configure the auto approval rules of POs containing non 'Purchase/Purchase no Letter' POLs.

    Institutions currently only have control over PO Line level approval rules in Alma and PO rules are limited as per the documentation - https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/020Acquisitions/020Purchasing/060Approving_and_Sending_POs

    "A PO with PO Lines that are not one of the following Acquisition methods will not go to Waiting for Approval:
    • Purchase
    • Purchase No letter"

    Providing us with the option to configure these options ourselves or via support requests to include/exclude specific acquisition methods will give us more flexibility to…

    12 votes
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  7. Add option to Quick Cataloging Template for Publish/Don't Publish to OCLC.

    Add a checkbox option to the Quick Cataloging Template for Publish/Don't Publish to OCLC. This would prevent brief records for items created by circulation staff for professor's personal copies from being sent to OCLC and added as new records.

    18 votes
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  8. Notes on bibliographic records should open as a pop-up message when a user starts editing the record.

    We have the option to add notes to bibliographic records in Alma which are only visible in the metadata editor. This is found under record actions – add note. The option to add notes here is very practical, but it is easy for the cataloger to ignore the note. To make the note harder to ignore it should open as a pop-up message when you first start to edit the bibliographic record in the metadata editor. This could be added as a feature that each library could turn on or off in their configuration menu.

    13 votes
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  9. RS - show more fields (such as Note) for Partner when using Add partner

    When selecting a Partner in Resource Sharing Borrowing Request , one can only see 4 fields (see attachment) for the Partner. It would be useful if other fields, such as Note , might be enabled. There are many criteria and information helpful when slecting a partner, and in the real world they are often saved in the Note field, and this field should be visible at the step of selecting the partner.

    15 votes
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  10. Add Fine/Fee ID and Transaction ID columns to User Details Fines/Fees tab

    In the Fines/Fees tab of the User Details screen add Fine/Fee ID and Transaction ID to the list of columns that staff can choose to display. Currently the Fine/Fee ID and Transaction ID is only accessible via an Analytics report and thus aren’t available until the next day after any updates to the user’s fine/fees occur. Our staff need these IDs when troubleshooting fine/fee problems which means that users are negatively impacted by the Analytics lag time.

    15 votes
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  11. Add ability to customize the data exported by Bursar integration profile using System = Other

    When creating an integration profile of type Bursar which uses a ‘System’ setting of ‘Other’ there should be more granular control over what data is included in the export.

    If a ‘System’ setting of ‘Other’ is selected, then a 'Data' tab should be made available which will allow you to select via checkbox what fines/fees and user data is included in the exported file. The data available should at minimum include, but not necessarily be limited to, what is accessible via API.

    15 votes
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  12. Add export start/effective date to Bursar integration profile configuration settings

    When creating a new Bursar integration profile, we want to be able to limit the transactions being exported to only those generated after a specific date. This is in addition to ‘Time before export (days)’ setting. We've never used an integration profile to export fines/fees to be transferred to our bursar office and have instead used the API. We're now stuck in a situation where we can't switch to using an integration profile because without a start/effective date there's no way to prevent the exported files from creating double billing of transactions that have already been transferred to our bursar…

    15 votes
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  13. Customize search labels for local authorities

    We would like to configure the search labels for local authorities. We have already checked, but the MARC21 fields used for the corresponding local authorities (084, 600, 651) are not shown in the list of search labels. Unfortunately, the support was not able to help us. They said that index codes to search index labels mapping and expanding the index fields is an enhancement request.

    19 votes
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  14. Add a job that can set the CDI option collectively

    We would like you to add a job to set "Activate for search in CDI" collectively for the electronic collection set of CZ.
    Also, please add a job to batch update the following CDI options for the electronic collection set of IZ.
    - CDI Search activation status
    - We subscribe to only some titles in this collection
    - CDI-only full text activation
    - Do not show as Full Text available in CDI even if active in Alma

    56 votes
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  15. Add a link from the PO line to the "Receive" workbench

    It would be helpful to have a link to the receiving workbench from a POL, to eliminate the extra step of receiving items that are ordered but already in hand. This applies especially to standing orders and gifts. We already have the items in hand at the time of order creation. With the current setup, we have to 1) create the POL, 2) write down the POL number or copy it before selecting Order Now, 3) switch to Receive to receive the item in order to close the POL. Merging step 3 into the POL creation process would save a…

    20 votes
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  16. Sorting electronic collections by "Public name (override)"

    When searching for electronic collections, results lists can currently only be sorted by collection name or by rank. It would be very useful if the list could also be sorted by "Public name (override)".

    Currently, for each entry in the result list, the name from the field "Public name (override)" is displayed first, followed by the collection name - which equals the public name - in parentheses. However, the alphabetical order is determined by the public name. This results in a collection list sorted by the names which are in second place and in parantheses. This is rather confusing and…

    11 votes
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  17. Add warning to "Scan In Items" and "Shipping Items" for certain item policies

    We would like to suggest the implementation of a pop-up for "Scan In Items" and "Shipping Items" to alert staff when they are about to process an item with a restrictive item policy (e.g. 63, 67, 68, etc.).

    For example, when a request is placed at the title level and there are multiple items with differing item policies, this pop-up would be helpful to avoid processing the wrong item.

    73 votes
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  18. Notes, expected receiving date and storage location ID for items should be visible in list view

    When searching for physical items in the repository search it would be practical for a note field to be visible from the search result list. In advanced search for physical items, you can search for internal note 1-3, statistical note 1-3 and public note, it would save time if you could see these without editing each item. Using the existing option for adding and removing columns in the repository search (manage column display) you should be able to choose which of these fields you would like to be visible. These fields should then be included when you download an excel…

    12 votes
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  19. Tables need an option to clear the default value

    There are various code tables in Alma that prompt you to choose "Default Value -- Yes/No" when adding a row to the table. Once multiple rows have been added, it's possible to select one value to be the default value. However, once one value has been chosen as the default at any point in time, there is NO option to clear the default value (short of deleting the default value row which causes other problems). There are times when we don't want a default value but "Yes" was chosen by mistake when adding a new row.

    One example of this…

    20 votes
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  20. Improve Shelf Report functionality and responsiveness

    Alma’s “Shelf Report” tool is a cumbersome, involved “inventory” process that requires users to populate a spreadsheet with barcode values, feed it to Alma, and then track down and manually identify any items that come back as an error (without Alma providing a timely or clear explanation for where a problem item might have been found if it was detected, or not detected). We’re aware of Dean Lingley’s API for “shelf inventory” and the WRLC “AlmaInventory” tool that attempt to cover some of these gaps, but neither of these replicate the same mass-scan-immediate-feedback-fix-it-and-move-on utility (without involving spreadsheets, macros, etc.) that…

    55 votes
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