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  1. Enter 12 hour time with AM/PM

    We have already changed our display to 12 hours in the General configuration (General/Other Settings/systemtimeformat is changed to hh:mm:ss a and it operates correctly.) However, there are still many cases when Alma requires us to input a 24 hour time.

    For example, when we check out an item and need to change the due time, there is no way to input 12 hours with AM/PM. (Screenshot example: http://screencast.com/t/9B9XC2qbl) We must enter 24 hour time. This has caused an ongoing problem of inputting an incorrect due time (such as "17:00" when we mean to input 7PM), causing stressful…

    55 votes
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  2. Loan Transfers Between Patron Accounts

    Sometimes we find ourselves in the situation where we need to return a loan from one account over to the account it should've been loaned out to.

    It would be great if we could have some kind of loan transfer option that would keep the original loan date and due date that's on the incorrect account.

    20 votes
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  3. Allow portfolio loader to match on MMS ID when creating e-inventory

    The portfolio loader tool can only create inventory by matching on ISSN, ISBN and PID. It does not match on MMS ID. This is an issue when creating electronic portfolios for theses/dissertations or source material that do not have an ISSN/ISBN.

    68 votes
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  4. Brief result display options per Alma login

    Enable Alma users to choose "brief display" options (either very brief or extended information). Many of our Alma users would like to be able to do a search in Alma (in both repository search and course reading lists) and ONLY see a list of titles (e.g., do not display Format, Subject, ISBN, Availability). However, recognize that many Alma users would like to see extended display, so we would like each Alma user to be able to set their display preferences (e.g., brief, title only OR additional information). Ideally, users could choose exactly what data elements to display (e.g., OCLC number,…

    20 votes
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  5. Bulk Import Citations

    Sometimes, we get many reserves from our own collection that we will put on for professors.

    It would be great to have a way to create a set, or some other itemized or logical list, to bulk import citations to a reading list. Of course, this would only be citations that exist within our repository.

    23 votes
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  6. Alma Templates: allow user-by-user customization of default holdings templates

    The shared MARC21 holdings templates in Alma offer customization of the template properties, allowing the selection of one template as the default. This customization applies to the entire institution, and not the individual Alma user. Therefore, when we have multiple catalogers working with multiple templates, they all have to conform to one default template. It would be useful to allow each cataloger to set the default template for their workflow.

    139 votes
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  7. Report on Holdings 866 subfields x and z in Analytics

    We use the 866 $x to store campus affiliation notes, which are used to direct materials to the Archives at point of removal. Currently you must go through a multi-step process, including exporting bib records with holdings info and using MarcEdit to extract the 866 $x notes. Then you must merge the data in Excel or Access in order to associate the note with the weeding report generated from Analytics.

    52 votes
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    Planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
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  8. Display renewals in Item History

    In the Physical Item Editor, under the Fulfillment activities, we are able to see the Loan and Return history. I think it would be great to see Renewal information in this place as well.

    So many times, we have patrons disputing fines because the item was late and they renewed it thinking that it's not due on the original due date.

    It's true that when the item is checked out to the person you can see this when you click Actions>Loan History. But this does us no good when the item is checked back in and a patron comes to…

    84 votes
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  9. Customize Alma search indexes

    We would like to customize the search indexes in Alma for all MARC21 fields (not just localized fields). For instance, in the Alma advanced search > all titles > "Title" > we would like to change to "245 (Title)" to make it easier to identify the MARC21 field we want to search.

    91 votes
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  10. Pick the fields that can be exported to Excel in a set

    Currently, we are limited by a pre-determined list of fields that we can export from a set. E.g. If i have a set of "Electronic Collections" or "Electronic Portfolio" records, why can't i export the URL field? Many other useful fields are also not available. Is this a challenge technically?

    53 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

  11. Add "Managed By Library" facet in "Monitor Requests & Item Processes"

    There's a need to check the list in transit from a library to another library.
    In "Monitor Requests & Item Processes" menu, there are 'Pick up location' or ' 'Owning Library' facets.
    But there's no facet to check destination of the item.

    It will be very helpful, if the facet is given by Alma.

    45 votes
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  12. Delete item records created using the "duplicate" function if they have not been saved.

    On the List of Items screen, under the Actions menu for each item, the "Edit" and "Duplicate" commands are currently adjacent. It is fairly common (at least for me, personally) to accidentally click "Duplicate" instead of "Edit." This automatically takes me into the edit screen for the new item I have unintentionally created.
    There is already a "Cancel" option at the top of the screen, but it only goes back to the item list which now includes an extra item. In order to get rid of that new item I have to navigate to it (which can be a bit…

    34 votes
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  13. Ability to select records to release from MD editor

    Cataloger can release 1 record per time or all records can be released, but it would be useful catalogers could select multiples records to release.

    38 votes
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  14. Improve ME Browse Call Numbers Tool

    When editing a holding record in the Metadata Editor, the Browse Call Number tool shows the call number from the current holding record in a shelf list display. However, the resulting list starts with the call number in your holding record and shows the following call numbers. What we need is to see the call numbers both before and after the one we're working on. Request the list show at least 2-3 call number prior to the one we're working on, plus those following.

    39 votes
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  15. Fulfilment find patron

    Fulfilment - enter patron name & select from list - should not have to additionally click 'Go'/enter to display record

    45 votes
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  16. Add an Owning Library facet in Repository searches

    Can we please have the owning library added as a facet in repository searches. At the moment it only appears in Acquisitions based searches as we have four libraries making up our collections this facet would also be very useful in the general searching

    22 votes
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  17. Ability to remove Associated PO Lines from a POL

    If we add a POL # to the Additional section of a POL > Associated PO Lines and then discover that it was incorrect we are not able to remove it. We can change it but not remove it.

    We would like to be able to remove the Associated PO Lines if we find that we have made a mistake

    27 votes
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  18. Associating with more than one POL

    Currently you can only associate a POL with one other POL. I would like the ability to associate a single POL with multiple POLs. This is helpful in associating different titles that are paid in a single package, or arrive together.

    30 votes
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  19. "Acquisition method"

    When creating a "PO Line" would it be possible in the "PO Line Summary" tab to move the "PO Line details" from near the bottom to the top as it actually makes more sense to select the "Acquisition Method" first as it dictates what fields you need to fill in, e.g. "Legal Deposit" means "Pricing" and "Funding" etc. become inactive and are no longer required fields. I know if you use a template it doesn't matter because you it populates that field for you but in terms of workflow it seems backwards.

    Thanks :)

    15 votes
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  20. When viewing an item, there should be an option to edit without leaving the item screen

    When you view an item (or click on the barcode to view an item), there should be an option on the item screen to edit the item. Instead, if we decide we need to edit the item, we have to back out of the item screen, then select Actions --> edit to edit the item. Too many clicks!

    40 votes
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