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  1. Add link to patron record from Item History

    Currently in an item's circulation history, there is a list under "fulfillment" which shows who last checked out an item.

    It currently lists the primary identifier, but doesn't link back to the patron's record in any other way, requiring a full search to pull up their record.

    Having a link directly to the patron record would be a significant time-saver.

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  2. Prioritising Digitisation requests over hold requests for processing

    Is it possible to have digitisation requests automatically prioritised to the top of a request queue over the physical item requests. Currently all physical item and digitisation requests go by the date they are placed by the patron. We find that patrons are waiting months sometimes just to get a copy of a chapter, where as if all digitisations were automatically at the top of the list they could all be processed and then items loaned to patrons.

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  3. Add a Create Work Order Tab to Scan In Items

    Adding a Create Work Order tab to Scan In Items, with dropdown options for Process Type, Do Not Pick from Shelf, Notes and Managing Department, could greatly reduce some of the repetitive clicking and scanning done by processing staff throughout the day.

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  4. Facilitate automatic transiting option to specified department when creating a work order

    A frequent complaint I hear about work orders is repetitive scanning. Adding a radio button that allows an operator to place the item in transit directly to the work order department specified when the work order is created could eliminate the necessity of scanning an item to place it in transit after creating a work order. The option would be helpful from both the Place Items In Process screen after Work Order is selected from a Row Actions List, and within the Create Physical Item Work Order job.

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  5. All items loan and hold requests history - in citation view.

    The new information available in the 'Other details' tab of items is great, can we also have this information made available in the citation view 'More Info' tab please?

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  6. Cancel reading room items on hold shelf picked up by user via PRIMO

    It would be nice, if the patron could cancel items via PRIMO, that are on the hold shelf of the reading room and have already been picked up.

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  7. Pick up Requested Resources "Note"

    When Patrons make comments on Primo, we are unable to see them even when we have "Note" checked and marked out on custom view of "Pick up Requested Resources". If one clicks on more actions on the request...and click edit then see the comment the patron made. However, it would be good to have this show on directly "Pick up Requested Resources view"?

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  8. Option to define which library will serve a patron digitization request with priority

    We allow patrons to place digitization requests on print journal articles. For this we use a central digitization department that serves several libraries of the institution. Since the request can be placed on the journal title it often occurs that several libraries could fulfill the request. At the moment the system picks the serving library randomly. Since our central digitization department is located at our central library, it would be extremely helpful, if we could define that items of the central library fulfill the requests with priority. This way we could eliminate unnecessary transfers of items between libraries and speed…

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  9. Add mandatory choices for Digitization Request page

    For the Get It option of Digitization Request page in Primo, we want to be able to set some fields in the form as mandatory on demand, as a digitization request without specifying the detail is invalid. Only if we can set the following fields as mandatory, the number of invalid requests could get reduced.

    calculateDigitButton
    calculateQueueButton
    chapterArticleAuthor
    chapterArticleTitle
    comment
    endPage
    fullChapter
    generalUseLabel
    issue (For future use)
    manualDescription (For future use)
    notNeededAfter
    part (For future use)
    partial
    publicationDate (For future use)
    startPage
    volume (For future use)

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  10. Option to sort reading list citations by publication date

    Instructors sometimes want to sort citations in a reading list by publication date. We would like the options “Date – ascending” and “Date – descending” added to the “Sort by” dropdown in Alma and to the “Order citations in all sections” dropdown in Leganto, so that either library staff or instructors could make this change.

    We know that data in this field can take on different forms because of the way it is entered in the bib record. For instance, it could be e.g. "c2000", "2000", "2000-2001" etc., so some normalization may have to occur

    19 votes
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  11. Fulfillment Overrides without separate login

    When an override by a manager is needed at a circulation workstation, there should be a way for the manager to override either remotely or at the workstation without the operator logging out.

    4 votes
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  12. Short Loan Reminder - overdue notice doesn't display due time

    The Short Loan Reminder uses the Full Overdue and Lost Loan Notification letter for the overdue reminder (sent x minutes after due time). This letter does not display the due time of loans however, and is not configurable.

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  13. Time Limit on Waive for Replacement Fees/Fines

    Feature Requested:
    The auto-waive functionality upon item return and ability to set the % to be refunded are wonderful features. To fully meet our needs though we need the % refunded to change after x period of time to a different % to be refunded.

    One possible solution could be to add a parameter that could be set to specify a time limit threshold for auto-waiving of replacement fees of a lost item upon return.

    Use Case:
    After a physical item has been lost for a year we have already bought a replacement and do not want to refund the…

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  14. Alma bookings - concurrent bookings issue

    Our institution wants to introduce bookings in Alma for our High Demand loans, which are 3 hours.

    The main issue we’ve found is concurrent bookings, see scenarios below, with a 5 minute exclusion set up:

    • A books item for 11:40-12:40 - however doesn’t borrow the item within the 5 minute exclusion

    • B books item at 11:46, for 11:50-12.50

    • A checks out item at 11:53, despite booking for B at 11:50

    What is needed is some mechanism for bookings to expire automatically once the exclusion period is reached.

    82 votes
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  15. Multiple Quick-Cataloging Templates

    Scenario:
    There are multiple workflows and purposes for which the Quick Cataloging interface is used. For example, in course reserves, staff frequently need to create records for different resource formats beyond book and article. Staff at the circulation desks need to create records any time an item brought to the desk is not found in Alma, and these resources can take any form - from sound recordings on CD to equipment like laptop chargers.

    Problem:
    Not all of these materials fit the current “book” and “article” templates provided for Quick Cataloging. To enable efficient use of the Quick Cataloging feature,…

    61 votes
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  16. Enhance Convert to Resource Sharing function on Pick From Shelf List

    When you don't find a requested item at your institution, it is great to be able to 'convert it to a resource sharing request' -- however that function should mark the item missing from our institution. Since pick from shelf does NOT display barcode and once we select the item to be converted to resource sharing request, it disappears from the pick from shelf list, so it is very difficult and time consuming to find the item and toggle it to missing. Also, the resource sharing request might be canceled because the item at our institution shows up as 'item…

    64 votes
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  17. Hold Shelf Option

    When checking in items that have holds on them, a pop-up should show asking whether or not the item should be placed on the hold shelf. If you say 'Yes' then an email should be sent and the status set to "On Hold Shelf", if you say 'No' then it will go to Hold Shelf Processing. That way you only have to scan once and not have the "Place Directly on Hold Shelf" option confusion.

    Edit: This would be only when using the "Return Items" function.

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  18. hold shelf processing and active hold shelf

    It would be very useful at my Library if there was a way to see all items that are currently in 'hold shelf processing'. This could be a list similar to that of 'active hold shelf' or a report every evening of books that have been returned, are requested by another user but have not been trapped. Many of our users return books using the self service machines. Although users are directed to return reserved books to a seperate bin for processing many do not.

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  19. The Alma Active Hold Shelf page should optionally display the Patron User Group

    It should be possible to view the requestor's user group on the Fulfillment > Active Hold Shelf page.

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  20. New type of block : booking

    Currently the Block Preferences in Alma have Block options to permit Blocks on :

    · Block types 01 et 02= Loan and renewals

    · Block type 03= Loan and renewals and request

    · Block type 04 = Resource sharing

    · Block type 05 = Request

    It would be good to include a type of block for Booking only. It would allow us to block Booking without blocking other services for a patron.

    Right now libraries can’t choose to sanction a booking abuse without blocking every other service. It is too strong a sanction for some users.

    Best regards,

    Nathalie Darbon

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