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  1. The number of display record in one page can be more optional in Receive / Receiving Department Items

    We suggest that it is possible to select multiple records in one page not only 20 records but also 50/100/200 etc in Receive or Receiving Department Items. The number of display record should be optional or configurable for institution or personally.

    99 votes
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  2. Add Visual Materials to Quick Cataloging citation types options

    Our library uses the Quick Cataloging tool/interface to create records for materials in course reserves. Currently, the only options for citation types are books and articles. We have DVDs professors place on reserve. When records for DVDs are created, they are created on a record type for book. It would be great to choose citation type "visual materials" at the point of creating the bib record via the Quick Cataloging tool.

    52 votes
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  3. Moving item records to differenent holding records and merging holding records

    Being able to merge holdings records that have been accidentally created. Either that, or moving item records to different holding records, even if the holding records are in the same location, but different call numbers.

    18 votes
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  4. sound alert for task

    Sound Alerts for Pick From Shelf Requests
    Can we please have a sound alert when new "Pick from Shelf" requests arrive as we use this for Reading Room requests which need to be actioned as soon as they arrive. Sound alerts would need to optional.
    It would be good to have these available for other tasks in fulfillment such as when "holds" or "lost books" are returned and another action needs to happen

    36 votes
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  5. Additional "title" column under Funds and Ledger - Transactions tab

    Hi,

    Under Funds and Ledger - Transactions tab, we get to see fields e.g. Type, PO Line, Invoice Line, Amount, Reporting Code, etc.

    Can we request for an additional "title" column. It will be very useful (esp for expensive purchases, eg e-collection) to know the title without the need to click on each POL/invoice.

    Thank you.

    123 votes
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  6. Linking bib records based on 830 $x should be optional

    Alma currently links bib records based on the presence of the ISSN in the 830 $x. This causes a terribly confusing display in Primo and Alma and is prone to messing up requests. This should be an optional "feature" and not automatically enabled. We do have the option to turn off all related records, but if we use that, we lose all our boundwith relations.

    We should not have to delete a valid MARC subfield (830 $x) in order to prevent related holdings record displaying in Alma and Primo.

    67 votes
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  7. Allow different configuration of Interested User emails for ebook orders

    Currently the automatic email for the Interested User of an ebook order isn't triggered until the status of the order changes from 'Sent' to 'Waiting for Invoice'.
    It would be beneficial if we could configure the emails differently to allow an alternative trigger eg the activation date.

    This would eliminate the current considerable delays between the ebook being available and the sending of the email.

    41 votes
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  8. Add more work record details (e.g. MMSid) to the InterestedInLetter to improve Interested User notifications

    Currently the XML which builds the InterestedInLetter for receipted Print and activated Electronic resources does not provide many details which can be customised in the letters customers would like to send to their patrons/interested users.

    A specific use might be to send a pre-set Primo link to the resource (e.g. a deeplink search by MMSid), but also to be able to provide much clearer information to the Interested user about what the item is, and where it is/will be found.

    i.e.
    i) Order Number (PO Line ref)
    ii) Title (Possibly brief POL record/not the updated bib to which inventory is…

    70 votes
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  9. Browser's back button!

    What would it take to make the browser's Back Button functional throughout Alma? It's just killing me to have to reload all the time because I accidentally use it. Plus, there are some screens that you can't back-up from to go where you were without starting all over again. As a newbie, it's surprising to me that this is a problem and that everyone else has learned to work around it.

    22 votes
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  10. Add "Scan In Items" functions to "Return Items" processing

    We would like to build "Scan In Items" features to the "Return Items" function, i.e. "Return Items" should be able to process requests, expired holds, and items in transit between locations the same way as "Scan In Items" does. This includes the radio button for automatically printing slips (configuration should be able to define a default)

    54 votes
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  11. Receive items without generating an item record.

    Law libraries have loose leafs and pocket parts and do not need to have an item generated for them. We would like to be able to track when they are received but having them show up in Primo is messy and having a suppressed holding just to receive these items is also messy. Both would make running statistic more difficult because the count would be inaccurate. Voyager was capable of receiving these sorts of items without automatically generating a barcode while also allowing to track the receiving information. It would useful if you added this feature to Alma.

    57 votes
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  12. Flag for course reserve loan transactions

    As a possible improvement for the Fulfillment subject area, please consider adding an indicator, much like the In House Loan indicator, to loans made while an item is on course reserve. This would allow us to easily include or exclude loans made for items on reserve in our circulation reports. Currently we exclude by location, but we suspect that this is not a reliable method, in part because the inactive temporary location is still attached to many items.

    A course reserve flag on a loan would also allow us to easily pull circulation counts when reporting on course reserve.

    16 votes
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  13. British Library Billing Account codes visible in Lending Resource Sharing

    Display partner Billing Account codes in Lending side for UK Alma Institutions. This is vital information for reimbursements within the UK and reduces the need for paperwork. British Library Billing Accounting is the UK standard workflow, with a view to being ISO compliant.

    26 votes
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  14. Alma user mgmt: Ability to add role profiles to a set of users

    Currently you can add roles to a set of users as per http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/How_to_add_a_role_to_a_group_of_users%3F. However, if you want to add multiple roles you have to run the job multiple times and potentially for different scopes each time.

    It would useful to be able to apply role profiles to a set of users, as you can predefine many roles in a profile.

    17 votes
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  15. Ability to add NZ-managed resources to a Reading List

    Currently, when adding items to a Reading List, we can only select items from an IZ repository search and not an NZ repository search, which is a problem for those of us with centrally-managed resources in the NZ as these are resources not located in the Alma IZ.

    One workaround might be to add a Brief Citation, but that requires more work from staff and takes away from the benefit of having centrally-managed resources.

    I’d like to see functionality added so we can add NZ-only resources to a Reading List.

    41 votes
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  16. Subscription interval field in Analytics

    Adding the Subscription interval field in PO Line to the Funds Expenditure subject area in Analytics. This would allow reporting based on the frequency of a serial.

    36 votes
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  17. Physical Item Editor - General Information Tab - add Chron. K (day) field

    When in the Physical Item Editor (for periodicals receiving work), it would be more convenient if the General Information Tab included the field for Chronology K (for day of month), (along with the Chron. I (year) and Chron. J (month) fields). As it is, if the day of the month needs to be edited, you have to go into the separate ENUM/CHRON Information Tab.

    55 votes
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  18. BATCH JOB TO CREATE ITEMS

    We need a batch job to add items to existing holdings records. During migration we did not realize the importance of having items for display in Primo. One of our locations shows (0 copies, 0 available) when we do have non-circulating copies.

    135 votes
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    Dear all,

    I would like to update you on our plans to support creation of multiple items.

    We are looking into adding 2 workflows, to support different needs in libraries:


    1. Creating multiple items for a specific holdings record, using item templates.

    The "Add item from template" functionality coming in May release will allow automatically filling in the fields of a new item from a template. We are looking into a future enhancement using this feature, to also allow librarians to specify a number of items to add - so that multiple items will be created pre-populated from the template.

    This will be an easy, quick way to add multiple copies of a book, etc.


    2. Creating multiple items from Excel using a CloudApp

    This will work similarly to the existing "Item updater by Excel" CloudApp, allowing the librarian to upload an Excel with item information, but instead of specifying…

  19. Run a "change temporary location indications" job

    This functionnality is currently available only with the "change physical item" that allows change for all item indications. Such a new job would help all librarians to change temporary locations for a set of documents avoiding the risk of errors in other item fields. With that new option, it would be possible to keep the "change physical item" job only available to ILS manager and let all librarians run the "change temporary location indications"

    14 votes
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  20. Synchronizing XSL templates with external systems

    When customizing XSL letter templates, it would be helpful to be able to import/export these to/from Alma. This could be done for example by webDAV. This should make it possible to use an external version control system, like git. The templates are many and complex, and version control would be useful for managing revisions. This would also enable syncing to templates between production and sandbox environments.

    80 votes
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