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  1. Ability to order facets in Alma Resource Sharing

    For our workflows it would be useful to be able to move assignee to the top of the Facets in the new Resource Sharing screens for Lending and Borrowing

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  2. Functionality to support rolling over POLs by Fund.

    Rollover all POLs associated with fund SERIAL and have the ability to add FPC to just that fund. Without having to roll line by line.

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  3. Display MARC 250 subfield "b" in "Edition" in the Brief Results List

    Even when a record has 250 subfields a and b, Alma brief results display only subfield $$a with a slash in the Edition field. Alma should also display subfields b according to the MARC21 standard:
    https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd250.html

    4 votes
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  4. Customizable fields for Electronic Collections

    We would like to be able to introduce custom, local fields into our Electronic Collections to help us manage workflows, reporting, and inventory management. Currently, we store a lot of information in our Internal Descriptions to help with this work. It would be great to have dedicated, customizable fields that can be defined for local uses. Ideally, the management of these fields would look like the license term management, with options for free text, controlled vocabularies, and yes/no fields. If that is too complicated, then just making a handful of "local fields" available would also be helpful ("local field #1",…

    3 votes
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  5. Saving Queries on the Community Zone

    Please, let us save queries on the Community Zone as a logical set.

    It is well understood that no one but Ex Libris is supposed to be able to run jobs on the CZ data and most likely that is why you currently cannot save a query on the Community Zone as a set. However, saving queries can often serve as just a shortcut for submitting a (more complex) query again and again, and for electronic resource librarians it is interesting to check the CZ regularly for newly added collections which are freely available, e.g., or adhere to any other…

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  6. sorting of printouts queue should remain when logging off

    when the Printouts Queue opens, the three filters are always defined like this „Printout: All“ „Printed by: Me“ „Status: Pending“.We can of course make changes in the moment, but when we log out the next time we go to the Printouts Queue, the filters (All, Me, Pending) are back again.
    The Staff-Users have different needs here and have to change the filters every single time they log in. Is there a possibility to make these changes stay?
    The best option would be if the filters could be defined by the Staff-User themselves.
    The second best option: defined filters by ExLibris…

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  7. Ability to hide/compress inventory list in POL

    For POLs that have extensive lists of electronic inventory (i.e., many electronic collections are associated with one POL), have capability to hide or compress that inventory list in the POL, and then show/expand as needed. Otherwise, we need to scroll down past a long list to get to other sections of the POL for both View and Edit. Example is our POL for JOVE, which is linked to 54 collections. CDL has similar examples for consortial content managed in the UC NZ.

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  8. Add Description field to Physical Item Lending Policies in Resource Sharing Directory

    We have several different resource sharing lending policies within our country, which depend on the particular reciprocal borrowing agreement we have with our partner libraries. It would be nice to automate this somehow in the future, but, for now, could we have a Description field on the Physical Item Lending Policies form?

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  9. Possibility to see cancelled resources in alma, as a real ERM system

    Make it possible in a good way to see cancelled resources, to add notes and information. To have a history of cancellatioans. Like a real ERM system

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  10. Display all subject headings in results lists

    It would be helpful to see all subject headings displayed in the search results page and to see all bibliographic headings after exporting a results list to Excel.

    Currently after a search, the results list only shows three subject headings per bibliographic record. If there are more subject headings listed in the bibliographic record, it is only indicated with the phrase “and others”.

    Exporting the results list to Excel also shows only three subject headings with the information “and others” if more subject headings are mentioned in the bibliographic record.

    2 votes
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  11. Add task list- item request be rejected or be cancelled and become to "transit"

    found that when the request(any request) is rejected in any way (by patron or librarian) the item's next step is "Transit", but there do not have task or list to let the librarian know.

    it will cause these items stuck in "Transit" until someday we need them.

    If we can add the task list to let the librarian know which item we should handle it should be better.
    (according to case 06525736 )

    11 votes
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  12. Ability to change an institutions public key for S/FTP setup

    Our institution is requiring us to change the public key we use in Alma every 90 days in the S/FTP integration connections we have set up, to adhere with our Universities tightening of cyber security measures. We would like the ability to change our institutions public key 4 times a year. Currently institutions are only assigned a static key that can not be changed.

    3 votes
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  13. PO line description should represent current bibliographical data

    Alma provides insufficient data in PO lines for the task of pulling a list of subscriptions a library has of a specific publisher's titles:

    1. The PO line description contains only bibliographical data from the bib record as it was at the time the PO line was created. Subsequent changes in the publisher data are not updated in the related PO lines.

    2. Even in newly created PO lines, Alma introduces the content of MARC field 264 _1 instead of 264 31 if such a field exists, i.e. it copies the first, not the current publisher’s name into the PO line description.

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  14. configuration exeptions in opening hours

    I wanted to update the opening hours in the psb for the next year. Some Holidays like the first of january, the first of may or the third of october, the library is closed every year.
    I realized, that I can’t add a „recurrence“ for these days with the record type „exception“. If I add a new record and choose the record type „event“ I can add a „recurrence“ but the status will be „open“. I can’t change the status to „closed“
    It would be nice if the record of these Holidays could have the „recurrence“ „yearly“ and the „status“…

    3 votes
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  15. Titles ending in question mark issue with EDI invoices

    There is a known Alma issue with EDI files for titles that have ending question marks, i.e. "What's So Controversial About Genetically Modified Food?" The invoice line loads with quantity of zero for such titles. This prevents the POL from moving to "closed". It would be great if this can be resolved, but I understand that the "he core of this functionality relies upon another system (Aleph) and currently Exlibris does not have a schedule fix for that. But putting it on the idea exchange to make sure we remember this is an issue.

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  16. Restrictions on access to electronic documentation on a user group basis

    Restrictions on access to electronic documentation can only be made in Alma on a library or campus basis.

    It would be desirable to be able to do this on a user group basis as well.

    3 votes
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  17. Expand Number of User Identifiers in Analytics

    In Alma Analytics, when running User analyses, only two user Identifier options are made available under the Users | User Details subject area. Each of these two Identifier options can be associated with a single user identifier type by Ex Libris, requiring that a case be opened with Ex Libris to change that association as needed. Given that there is no limit to the number of user record identifier types in Alma for an institution, having only two user identifiers readily available in Analytics is very limiting and inefficient. Ideally, Analytics should offer up to ten user identifier options as…

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  18. In the fulfilment section, enable quick transfer of an item from one patron to another

    In many cases, two patrons arrive at the fulfilment desk and one patron asks to return an item and transfer it to the other patron. Currently, the item has to be returned, then the other patron's ID or name are entered and the patron receives the item. In order to speed up the process, I suggest adding a "Transfer to..." function. Once an item is returned and a transfer is needed, clicking on "transfer to" would enable immediate input of the other patron's details and save time.

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  19. allow testing of Alma letters by specifying parameters rather than having to create the correct situation to trigger the letter

    Currently you need to create the 'real' situation in Alma in order to trigger a letter to send. E.g. in the case of making changes to the overdue and lost loan notification letter like sending a message every 2nd day, testing this in the sandbox means you need to setup a test scenario, then make sure you run the correct job every day to see what Alma will be doing. Instead, it would be great if there was a test dialogue that would allow you to specify letter specific relevant parameters, eg. in the above example which user, which items,…

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  20. License terms

    We have multiple licenses for various databases from the same vendor - each with with different licensing terms. We would like to be able have separate License Terms pages for these individual databases under a single vendor in ALMA

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