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  1. Proxy/Principal User Search

    (I'm not sure the best term, so I'm using "principal" to refer to the person a proxy is acting on behalf of)

    It's possible to view a list of principal patrons that a patron is a proxy for from within the proxy's user record (the "Proxy For" tab).

    It's not possible to view or search for patrons that are proxies to a principal patron.

    Examples:
    1) Alice and Bob are known proxies for Chad.
    I can open the Proxy For tab for Alice and Bob, where Chad will be listed for both.

    2) Chad has several proxies, but it's uncertain…

    82 votes
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  2. Renewing resource sharing requests

    When changing the date in the borrowing side, we then have to manually change again in manage patron services. It would be great if we could just amend the date once and this information is carried across.

    30 votes
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  3. Import Profiles - Match Profile add 028 - Publisher or Distributor Number to one of the match methods

    When loading records via import profiles it would be great to be able to match on the 028 - Publisher or Distributor Number. Could this be added to one of the match methods currently available or added as a new match method>

    17 votes
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  4. Additional inventory functionality for Alma App

    At Northwestern we need to do regular checks of library carrels to make sure that books are checked out to each carrel. Since moving to Alma our process for doing these checks has become more labor intensive as we must perform several steps to check (1) if the item is on loan and (2) who it is on loan to.

    It would be helpful of there were an option to scan in an item and immediately view current process type and if on loan, the patron name. Unlike Scan in Items, this action would not result in an action on…

    17 votes
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  5. Add ability to reorder Description Template Setup Rules using drag and drop

    The Description Template Setup Rules list must continually be reordered, since the first (sequentially) rule for which the enum/chron combination meets all criteria is used for the description, even if the enum/chron would more exactly meet a later rule. Regardless, is is also helpful to order the list so that similar rules are grouped together, so reordering would desirable as rules are added or removed.

    Currently, the only way to reorder the list is to move a selected rule up or down in the list, ONE PLACE AT A TIME. This is time consuming and inefficient.

    Please add the ability…

    199 votes
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  6. Display both charges payable and total charges owed.

    At present the main page of a user's account displays the total amount of charges payable, but does not show a total for charges that are still accruing - e.g. fines on books that are currently overdue.

    This would be useful information to see, and could be displayed so:

    Total Owed (Amount Payable): £10.00 (£5.00)

    OR

    Charges Payable: £ 5.00
    Charges Pending: £ 5.00
    Total: £10.00

    Or similar.

    37 votes
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  7. Display local price in addition to the foreign currency price

    We need the display of the local price in addition to the foreign currency price on the Invoice Lines tab and in the POL summary tab. That's very important for us.

    60 votes
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  8. Option to set return time to 15 minutes before closing

    We issue equipment such as laptops to students. These must be returned before the library closes.

    In the current TOUs it is only possible to set the due time to closing time. However, we really need to check all equipment is back, and therefore would like to set the due time to 15 mins (or 30mins) before closing.

    We would also do this for short loans, as these require being returned before the library shuts. Otherwise the student will receive fines.

    Changing the closing time of the library would be too confusing for everyone

    51 votes
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  9. Producing the shipping forms by supplier

    Each time a request has been marked "Ship" or "Return", the request details will be collected on a "Shipping Form" (by supplier).

    When ready to ship a package -with returned/requested books- to another library, "print form" will:
    1. Produce a full detailed form to include with the box
    2. Will start a new form for future package.

    80 votes
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  10. Identify stats for individual self check machines in Analytics

    It doesn't appear to currently be possible to report stats in Analytics for individual self check machines unless you assign a separate Circulation Desk for each self check within a branch.

    We have multiple self check machines in each branch and we'd like to be able to report on the number of loans each self check processes so we can see which ones are in demand and which ones aren't. We'd like to see a way to attach multiple self checks to the same Circulation Desk and be able to report out the stats for each of those self checks…

    54 votes
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  11. Remove "Reading lists - unassigned" from the Tasks panel

    Our Course Reserves > Reading Lists workflow does not include assigning the lists to any particular person. We would like to have unassigned reading lists that are completed removed from the tasks panel.

    30 votes
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  12. When entering dates of coverage in portfolios, make it all click through tabs

    Before the Nov. 2016 release, when you entered dates/vol/issue numbers in the portfolio coverage, each space could be clicked into, then tabbed to the next one. Now each time you enter a year, the system saves and you must click into the next box. This slows down the work and adds more clicking. Can we go back to just tabbing until the final save?

    14 votes
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    Planned  ·  Dana Sharvit responded

    After reviewing this idea, Alma Product Management has decided to update our development plans to include this suggested change. Thank you for your contribution

  13. Ability to select Columns exported via Tools->Excel option

    When in a view or screen with Tools option (for Excel) saving, it would be very helpful to be able to have more contol over the columns output.

    User Roles is a great example. The list does not include the ACTIVE (Y/N) option, yet it is clearly an important piece of information when comparing users or building role templates. A repository search is another example. It has 18 fields pre-selected, however this could prove much more efficient if we could select to add or remove the columns that make the most sense to us prior to saving.

    25 votes
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  14. option to "Send Return Receipt" from "Return items"

    When I'm returning books from the drop box, using "Return Items", I would really appreciate the option to "Send Return Receipt" in cases where the patron has accrued fines. It makes sense from a customer service standpoint - rather than the fine eventually going to billing (and adding the billing fee) without ever letting the patron know that they owe a fine. This is similar to the last idea posted, but subtly different, so I thought I'd go ahead and suggest this.
    Thanks, Marian

    55 votes
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  15. Add a "back to repository search" button to reduce the number of clicks

    Frequently when editing bib, item and holding records, we are forced to press the back button multiple times just to get back to the results list of the initial search. We have to retrace every step just to get back to the original search screen.

    It would be helpful to have a back button that does not merely retrace steps, but takes you back to the initial results list and repository search screen, thereby eliminating several clicks that add up to hundreds of clicks in a day.

    144 votes
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  16. Ability to run a job on a set from the Manage Sets screen

    Currently we need to create a set in the Manage Sets area then go to "Run a Job", select the job to run and then select the set.

    Wouldn't it be great if you could go to Manage Sets then click on "Actions" for a particular set, then choose "Run a Job". You could then be prompted to choose the job to run but you wouldn't need to go through the additional step of choosing the set (and you wouldn't have to exit the sets screen to go to the "Run a job" screen). And only the jobs that can…

    47 votes
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  17. Ability to create a chosen quantity of predictions

    As someone who manages serial subscriptions, I would like the ability to choose the quantity of predictions I create for any given holdings record. This would allow for quicker navigation of list of items, and reduce the number of inaccurate predictions.

    It is not always desired to predict an entire year’s worth of predictions (which currently is the only option). Depending on the publishing frequency and the number of copies of a subscription, we can have 11 pages of predictions in a list of items, in addition to the received items. This greatly increases the amount of clicking needed at…

    164 votes
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  18. Definition of local search indexes on the level of indicator and subfield

    We need a possibility to define local search indexes on the level of MARC indicator and MARC subfield.

    16 votes
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  19. Could we have dates showing the actual month, not represented numerically?

    Many of our students can't work out when their items are due, maybe due to the increasing use of the US dating format, so they don't know if 4/10/16 is the 4th of October or the 10th of April. Using the actual months would decrease the confusion.

    22 votes
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  20. Default search option setting for external resources

    MD editor > Tools > Search external resources

    Search options for external resources such as title, creator, isbn, system number and year of publication are automatically filled in from a bib record. This make us to delete fields manually and spend time. It would be great to set search options at the institution level or individually.

    99 votes
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