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  1. An availability calendar for booking request showing the times when booking request can be made

    When we request a booking, the availability calendar doesn’t show the hours when booking request can be made, it only indicates the hours when the booking is not available.

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  2. A separate booking calendar

    Now, it is not possible to establish a separate calendar for booking request, the library's opening and closing times are used.
    We would like the booking request to have a separate calendar from the Library's general hours.

    21 votes
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  3. Limit the IP range that can call the Alma APIs

    I would like to suggest an enhancement in ALMA regarding APIs: in addition to the API keys mechanism we would like to limit the IP range that can call the Alma's APIs.

    This feature can be useful for System Administrators and the main benefit is to increase security and user data protection.

    9 votes
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  4. Enable the customization of the label of Unpaywall API link.

    The unpaywall link displays with the label of "Unpaywall" in the ViewIt window of Primo. This may not be an intuitive description for some users.

    We would like the option to change the service label as we do for other services in Alma.

    3 votes
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  5. Keyboard Shortcuts - Make Them Known!!

    It would be nice to have keyboard shortcuts for common functions in fulfillment, like "Scan In" and "Manage Patron Services". It would be much more efficient than always having to fumble around with the mouse at the circulation desk.
    --UPDATE--
    After doing some searching and voting for other people's suggestions, I realized that this does exist. However, when I search for information about it on common "help" interfaces (like the fulfillment release notes, how-to's and presentations), nothing shows up. Please make this information more accessible!!

    3 votes
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  6. Set preferred SMS default to "Yes"

    When adding users manually in Alma the phone number has a parameter called "Preferred SMS" which is automatically set to "No". It controls whether Alma sends SMS' to the patron or not. It can only be changed after the profile is first saved. Hence it is ease to forget to toggle this setting.

    We would like to have the option to choose the default setting for Preferred SMS, or the option to toggle this setting before saving on the "Quick User Management" registration form.

    3 votes
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  7. Bibliographic item records to have a pop up note when clicked on

    Case - we sometimes loan a set of books to students on a specific module course for short periods and make sure they cant be requested by suppressing them from primo and putting them into a temporary location. It would be helpful if there was a configurable pop-up note on item records. So that when any librarian clicked on the item, they would get a pop-up message and this message was editable. Then user services staff would know that the book needs to be dealt with a specific way. We have tried using the fulfilment note, but this only shows…

    2 votes
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  8. reading list automatic status

    When working on a reading list from within Alma it would be useful if the status changed automically. For example when a member of staff chooses 'Work On' from the dropdown in actions list the status should change to 'Being Processed'. Currently this has to be done manually.

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  9. Offer ISO1806 as a Date Format Option

    When I am in Alma and looking at a lot of dates, I find YYYY-MM-DD faster to read and process, specifically the use of en-dash instead of forward slash. This format is also the ISO standard (https://www.iso.org/standard/40874.html). Thank you.

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  10. MARC field 382 should be searchable

    The MARC field 382 (Medium of performance) should be searchable in Alma and Primo. The problem is acute for Finnish music libraries in Alma, because the field contains information about the instruments and/or voices in composition, but the field is not indexed in Alma. We had last autumn in Finland a large-scale subject headings conversion that greatly increased the amount of 382 fields. Then we were still in Voyager where the field is searchable. We hope that it would be so also in Alma.

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  11. Rename topmost Cancel button on Resource Request Monitoring screen

    When the Resource Request Monitoring screen has been reached by clicking on a request in a persistent search result, the user is presented with multiple invitations to “Cancel”:


    • One next to the Edit and the “…” buttons for each request,

    • One on a button further up the screen, above the Export List and Manage Column Display icons.

    This can be misleading for staff, especially those less experienced, as it infers that two options called the same thing would perform the same task if either were clicked upon. The Cancel button furthest up the screen, however, does of course serve the…

    1 vote
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  12. Add ORCID ID to CZ Authorities vocabularies search

    Field 0247 $$a XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX $$2 orcid used in authority records and is currently not searchable in CZ authority vocabularies.
    Using a unique identifier when searching for name authority records will improve the precision of authority search results. It would also save the time and effort currently invested in establishing the correlation between a name and its authority record.

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  13. Improve the export to excel from the physical item records search list

    When I export a set of physical item records from Alma to Excel, the Type / Creator / Imprint all end up in one field (column). This means that I can't easily sort by Author name. Please separate these data points into their own columns when exporting for easier manipulation in Excel.

    3 votes
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  14. Allow work order names to be translated

    The name field of work orders displays in PVE (for example "In Process of Repair until..." for a work order named 'Repair'). However it's currently not possible to provide a translation for these labels, which is problematic in multilingual contexts.

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  15. In "Purchase Requests": Permit re-linking request to a Portfolio.

    Purchase requesters are permitted to both 'Use existing record' AND choose 'Requested format' = 'Electronic'.

    Please add the possibility of re-linking to an E-Portfolio--not just to a bibliographic record.

    Beginning an e-purchase with a bib rather than a portfolio requires a lot of fiddling around after the fact to correct the record so the bib is not suppressed, or mis-indexed. And who knows what's happening under the hood.

    1 vote
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  16. purchase request portfolio search

    Permit display of requested format in Purchase Request 'browse' view.

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  17. Add a Donor field to the physical item record.

    Adding a "Donor" field to the item record would make it easier to track and manage items that are given to the library by a specific donor and reduce multiple Local 591 fields. This information could also then be displayed more prominently in PRIMO. With the donor attached to the actual item, it would help Special Collections departments.

    3 votes
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  18. Option to delete bibliographic record (without holding) after relinking last holding record

    We have a lot of brief records (without OCLC #) that we need to link to NZ and the only way to do this is to relink the holding to the NZ record, then go back to IZ to delete the brief record. An option to delete the bib record if the relinked holding is the last holding record attached to the bib record will save us a lot of work.

    5 votes
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  19. alma digital

    When our MARC metadata displays in the Alma Digital viewer, a semicolon is added in the format field where a space appears in our MARC record 300 field between subfields a and b.

    We have not encountered other fields where punctuation is added or changed between what we have entered into the Alma Metadata Editor and delivery, so we're not sure why this field has this problem.

    7 votes
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