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  1. Reading lists - notification on Alma if an attempt is made to delete an item on a Leganto reading list

    We would like there to be a notification on Alma if any attempt is made to delete an item that is on a Leganto reading list, whether it is deleted individually or as part of a batch-job. The deletion could be because the physical item is in poor condition or has been lost by a user, in which case we would need to know to purchase another copy. Alternatively, we may be deleting because we have purchased a newer edition, and would need to make sure that our reading lists are updated. This would apply to both physical and e-resources. …

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  2. RSS of knowledge center articles should include changelog

    Hi

    We can watch pages like
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/050Administration/030UserManagement/060ManagingUser_Roles via RSS feed.

    When something on the page is changed, I get a notification, which I am glad for.

    However, there is no way of seeing what has changed.

    (Sometime there's a note 'New for March', but not always).

    Please add a changelog to your documentation pages. This could be a separate page, so the main page doesn't get cluttered.

    Thank you.

    3 votes
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  3. Include affected barcodes or MMS IDs in Alma job reports

    This is a suggestion to include affected barcodes or MMS IDs in Alma job reports, e.g. the Change holding information job. This is helpful for us to study what has happened, or to undo the commands. Currently there is not a way to retrieve affected barcodes in Alma or Analytics. There is a situation that the change holding information has affected the sister item records which are not included in the physical item set to run this job with. (In other words, when we first created the physical item set to run the Change holding information job, we did not…

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  4. SIS user integration, automatic primary ID generation: prefix + sequence

    Allow automatic primary ID generation for SIS user sync integration simular to when adding a patron from the patron identification page in the Alma BO: Configured prefix + sequence. (Now automatic generation in SIS is only possible as: first name + last name + sequence)

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    0 comments  ·  User Management  ·  Admin →
  5. "Report To Ex Libris" for CDI issues

    Currently it is only possible to report Collection and Portfolios issues via the "Report to Ex Libris" functionality of Alma.
    Colleagues from our e-resources department (who also manage most of the CDI settings) would be glad to use this reporting tool also for CDI issues: wrong URLs, incorrect "Full Text Rights in CDI", etc.

    Please, provide a CRM Cateogry "CDI" in the form and include some CDI data (like now Collection ID, Portfolio ID).
    This would make it much easier for us to report CDI problems, and support team would also benefit from standardized requests.

    18 votes
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  6. Subdivided LCSH headings should be flipped by Preferred Term Correction

    Preferred Term Correction is not flipping all LCSH headings when the authority record changes. If there is an authority record that has a subdivision, it is only flipped by PTC if the heading in the bib has no additional subdivisions. This means there is a significant gap in the PTC process that requires manual attention and handling, which is unsustainable. The PTC process needs to be more thorough.

    For example, this LCSH:

    $a Germany $x Politics and government $y 19th century

    was updated by LC to be:

    $a Germany $x Politics and government $y 1789-1900

    When the authority record changed,…

    16 votes
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  7. Make "Borrowing patron" a customizable option on Scan In Items screen

    When a book is scanned in from the Scan In Items page, there are some options under the Settings gear that be added to display more (or less) information. One of these should be to show the information on the borrowing patron and a link to Manage Fulfillment Activities or the Patron Record. This would be helpful when a patron returns personal books accidentally with their returns. To find this information currently operator must go row action > Edit Item > History > Fulfillment activities

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  8. License Section Names

    I would like to be able to add my own license section names not just rearrange the order. The current names don't really match well with our agreements. In addition, there are other clauses that don't really fit under the only available sections. It really limits the usefulness of the license terms area.

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  9. Provide a solution to use POLs in context of Auto Holdings collections

    The Auto Holdings collections are a big help for activating electronic resources. However, if you want combine them with manage your orders for the resources in Alma, you run into problems.
    Use case 1: A library orders several thematic e-book packages on a yearly basis from Springer. They activate SpringerLink Books - AutoHoldings. All e-books are activated there. If, however, the library wants to retrace, wich thematic packages they bought in which year, they are confronted with n POLs attached to SpringerLink Books - AutoHoldings with no chance to sort out quickly, which order pertains to which collection and which…

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  10. Enhanced customisation for Contact Information pop-up

    We are suggesting that there should be a way to add additional fields to the mapping table of the Contact Information Pop-Up configuration from other information sources inside Alma, for example the user's school or department.

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  11. Running a report to show permalinks for physical items

    I often create lists of library materials and include the permalink. This is a time consuming process where I have to search every material in Omni and copy its permalink to a spreadsheet. It would be wonderful if there was a field I could add in Analytics so I could create a list of say all the children's books with all their permalinks.

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  12. 'Undo status update' option for Resource Sharing requests

    Many times, our library staff accidentally choose an unintended Resource Sharing status from the More Actions menu. They either realize the error too late, or they instantly regret the results of the status change.

    Currently, there is no good way to undo this type of unintended status update for both partners. Manually changing the status only changes it on your end, not the partner's end, which throws off the entire workflow. This usually ends up forcing the partners to create brand new requests in order to finish circulating the material, which is more work for everyone involved.

    We would love…

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Resource Sharing  ·  Admin →
  13. MDE menu bar

    Allow customization of the menu bar for the new MDE. Personally I'd add an icon for "view inventory" and a trash can for "delete" These were icons on the old MDE that I used constantly. By making a drag/drop menu bar supervisors could create menu bars for staff based on the tasks. Thank you.

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  14. Analytics - 028 Publisher's number

    Currently, the 028 field (Publisher or Distributor Number) is not a reporting option in Analytics. It would be extremely beneficial to the music and video community to have this field provided as an option in reports, both in the physical items and e-inventory subject areas. For music and videos, this field can be as important as the ISBN is to books. Yes, libraries can add this field as a local Param option, but many libraries have already maxed out the bibliographic 10 local param options.

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  15. Add indications to Electronic Service & Portfolios showing when portfolios use MARC metadata instead of parser parameters for linking

    There are some electronic services and portfolios in the Alma CZ that do not use parser parameters. Instead, they use ISSN or some other element drawn from the MARC metadata to construct their links. However, there is no indication in Alma when a service or portfolio behaves this way. To the Alma user, it looks as if the portfolios must be misconfigured, as they have no parser parameters and no apparent way to link at the title level. This makes troubleshooting linking problems very difficult, and it conceals the actual linking functionality from Alma customers.

    To be fully transparent with…

    66 votes
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  16. Add the 019 field as a match profile in import profiles

    In managing import profiles, adding an option under Match Profile to match records on the 019 field would be very helpful. Some libraries use the 019 as the OCLC number and some use it for LibrariesAustralia numbers.

    Matching on the 035 and 020/022 doesn't cover all situations for importing records.

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  17. Add fund name to communication letter and po line claim letter

    When starting a communication with a vendor the body field is pre-populated. Unfortunately, the fund name is missing. We would like to have to option to add the fund name in the communication letter (via letters configuration).

    9 votes
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  18. Add schedule time for a schedule job

    We would like to add a new schedule time to the schedule job Fines\Fees Notifications Job that send the letter - FulFinesFeesNotificationLetter - Every day at 09:00 .

    Thanks

    3 votes
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  19. Include identifier fields in Export Job Reports, not just names

    Export Electronic Portfolios should have unique identifier fields included in exported report.

    As a specific example, the portfolio report includes Electronic Collection Name information, but no other identifier for the Collection Name. In order to use this with other reports generated from the system, it's not possible to match reliably when using the Name string as names appear to change in the CKB over time, and extended characters can be problematic when importing to other systems (excel, access). It would be more reliable and usable to include (at a minimum) the Electronic Collection ID in reports when including the Electronic…

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  20. Normalization rule to add related links in PNX record

    Currently Primo generates Related Links from the 856 field in the MARC. It would be very useful to be able to create a normalization rule that creates links in the PNX that Primo then turns into Related Links. This is possible in Summon, it should be a feature in Alma as well.

    3 votes
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