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  1. Ways to track the history of changes in Physical Locations configuration

    We need a way to know if there is any change made in Physical Locations. It could be an email, or adding columns like Last Updated Date.

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  2. Analytics: Add item changed permanent location to events that are recorded (and timestamped) Physical Items Historical Events subject area

    Usage case: University of Wisconsin would like to create reports that inventory items that change permanent locations by date. Currently, a report that can inventory all items that were added to a permanent location from various other locations by fiscal year isn't possible. With the addition of item changed permanent location as an event that is timestamped such a report would be possible. For example, a report of all items relocated to off-site storage during the past fiscal year is a desired report.

    11 votes
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  3. Generate Feedback Message with Link to E-Resource Activation Task

    When creating an e-activation task for an electronic inventory item directly from the portfolio or collection, the feedback message contains only an informational message that the task was completed but does not contain a link to the task on the E-Resource Activation Task List. We would like to see a feedback message that would include a direct link to the task so that the user can then handle the task (for example, assign the task to themselves or to others.)

    We would also like to see a feedback message containing a link to the newly created task when submitting an…

    6 votes
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  4. Prevent users from submitting borrowing request when no Resource Sharing items are available

    Currently, when users click the resource sharing button and there are no items available to loan in the consortia (e.g., there is only one copy in the system and it's checked out or located in a non-lending resource sharing / unavailable location (e.g., reserve), users are shown a message that no items are available, BUT they can still click the 'submit' button on the request.

    Would it be possible to prevent users from placing the Resource Sharing Request? I've attached an example of an item that cannot be filled through the resource sharing network because it's on reserve at another…

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  5. make "test access" work when direct linking is enabled

    The "test access" button in Alma does not work when direct linking is enabled in Primo. When trying to test access for an electronic portfolio, Alma loads a blank page forcing staff to click "display in a new window" in order to proceed. We recommend that this behavior be changed so that test access works the same regardless of whether direct linking is enabled.

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  6. Metadata Editor should add the year automatically to the 866 field

    Currently the Metadata editor does not add automatically the year to the 866 field. If we want the year to be in our 866 we have to add it manually. Actually this is the only way our patrons can see the year in Primo.

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  7. Permanent collections

    Colecciones permanentes:
    Si un título tienen todos sus ítems asignados a una colección permanente de documentos perdidos, extraviados, descartados, etc. , el sistema Alma debe evitar que el registro se recupere y visualice a través de Primo, esto a fin de que los usuarios no visualicen un recurso que no tiene la biblioteca y a fin de evitar de realizar otro proceso de cambio.

    Permanent collections:
    If a title has all its items assigned to a permanent collection of lost, missing, discarded documents, etc. , the Alma system must prevent the registry from being recovered and viewed through Primo, so…

    91 votes
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  8. Move multiple PO lines.

    PO lines on a bib record can only be moved one by one using the "Change Bib Reference" tool. When there are multiple PO lines, sometimes twenty or more, this can be a slow, tedious process. It would be helpful to be able to select multiple lines and link them to a new record all at once.

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  9. Add Signature Verification to Online Import

    Currently when configuring a Student Information System (SIS) for Online Import, you are only able to use basic authentication with an API. It would be nice to also send a signature to ensure that Alma is actually sending the message.

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  10. Auto update to Resource Locate Status

    When we purchase a material thought the request from Leganto, after the item is delivered and processed by Library, the Resources Locate Status is still "Resource Located" but not "Check Availability", it is necessary to make the Alma update automatically.

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  11. Virtual Browse display problem.

    In PrimoVE, we found virtual browse can't display fully list, it will cut pre-book and last book.
    Can it be possible to be customized in Alma?

    33 votes
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  12. Search by any standard number in Search External Resources

    We would like to be able to search WorldCat by any standard number (UPC, ISMN, music publisher number, video publisher number, etc.) through the Search External Resources tool. This would be particularly helpful for locating audio-visual resources without having to search in the native interface.

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  13. Access rights: Not available after X date

    Add an access rights parameter 'not available after x date' OR 'available till dd/mm/yyyy'

    Essentially an inverse embargo period.

    This would be extremely helpful for purchased and copyright material for which we have a limited licence, e.g. one semester or one calendar year.

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  14. Auto refresh function for the total price of a PO

    The customer of 86THU would like the total price of a PO could be updated automatically when the POLs were added or removed before clicking the Save button. For example, if you sum up some numbers in Excel, the total will be updated in real-time when you add or remove any numbers.

    Case number: 00681105

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  15. Letter specifically for Account Deactivation

    Imagine graduating and having your account deactivated as is normal, but instead of discovering that the account doesn't work when you go to use it one day, you get an email proactively that shares resources that the library makes available for alumni or others whose status has substantially changed. A letter triggered on account deactivation can make this a standard process with controled language and up-to-date resource suggestions.

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  16. Allow for new Continuous Pol type to prevent automatic disencumbrance of funds.

    If a POL has multiple invoices through the year (record charges, monthly/quarterly subscriptions) then the pol will often disencumber the funds even if invoices are being paid off of it.

    This can cause nightmare situations when funds are moved and no balance remains to pay for the invoices arriving on a previously disencumbered fund.

    Idea: Create a new type of Pol that only allows a job process to disencumber the funds to prevent the accidental disencumbrance.

    3 votes
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  17. Search History For All Categories

    There is a history of searches for "All titles" in Alma.
    It can be cool to have a history for other types of searches such as:
    "Order lines", "Invoices" and etc.

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  18. Trials : when a participant reopens a survey form, the replys already submitted should display

    At the moment, when a participant reopens a survey form he already submitted, all the answers are empty.
    If he fills in again the survey form, at the end, when submitting his answers the second time, a warning message displays (do you want to submit again ?)
    We consider that this warning is too late in the workflow.

    So our request is : when a trial participant has filled in a survey form, if he reopens the same survey form later, this one should display the answers already submitted.

    10 votes
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  19. Trials workflow : enable to fill in block "Analysis and Result" only from trials with In Analysis status

    At the moment, it is possible to fill in the block "Analysis and result" in Summary tab at any time of the trial workflow. Even in an evaluation with Draft or Active status.
    It doesn't make sens, does it ?
    We would like to ask EXL to fix this and enable to fill in block "Analysis and Result" only from trials with In Analysis status.

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  20. Add preferred address to Resource Sharing Shipping Slip Letter

    I suggest that preferred shipping information be added to notification_data/partner_shipping_info_list/partner_shipping_info in the xml of this letter. Currently all registered partner addresses are added to the XML with no indication of which is the preferred address.

    As a result the true shipping address cannot be deduced from the XML, which leads to a manual address lookup before shipping.

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