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  1. Add ability to prevent CDI content from appearing in Primo, by Alma Electronic Collection

    With CDI we have no control over preventing CDI content from appearing in our Primo filtered search, when we have full text holdings which matches to this content.
    In many cases this may be a good thing, in not needing to worry over making sure full text content is searchable.
    However, it is clear that there are collections in CDI with very poor data, which causes linking to fail, and also has content which we do not want at all such as Journals and Books, as we manage the title level by our Alma records.
    For example, CRL Catalog has…

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  2. autofit

    Adding an autofit for columns would help minimize wasted space for those who are comfortable with denser text or need to work with a relatively narrow screen. I think the most common form of the functionality is a double-click on the right border of a column to size it to fit content.

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  3. Have a "undo" or "restore" button for Configuration actions/profiles

    For those important actions or profiles, such as the External Integration Profiles, it will be of great help to have a "undo" or "restore" button. So that if something is wrong after clicking the "Save" button (either too early or incorrectly), the action can be reversed. The good old one can be restored. It happened to me yesterday. I mistakenly and wrongly updated our SAML profile in the Production environment instead of the sandbox that I intended to, which caused the login failure of both Primo and Alma. I had to open a ticket with highest priority in the online…

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  4. Consistent control of Alma letters by code table changes, to match with Primo labels

    Latest Alma design is that updates to letters by code table changes behave holistically to present consistent terminology to users. For example, the renew status field added to the Courtesy Letter in December 2019 will display for users both in Primo My Account and within the Alma Letter itself.
    This consistent design is not in place for older letters, and Ex Libris considers making these consistent to be an enhancement (see 00769609).

    For example, the 'Notes that may affect loan' in the On Hold Shelf Letter are able to be changed in the code table, but this actually only changes…

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  5. Show Call Number on Loan Receipt Letter

    Could there be an option to add the call number information to the Loan Receipt Letter. It would be useful, especially for items with multiple volumes.

    4 votes
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  6. Configure paired libraries to have own Discovery Widget in Alma

    We have two libraries and would like to have the Discovery Widget visible on Alma's initial page based on own libraries collection. When I go to Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Configure Views, 2 libraries are listed. If I select my own library, my own library discovery widget becomes the default to both libraries. We'd like each library to have their corresponding collection on the Discovery Widget.

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  7. comment/note field for configurations

    A comment or note field for configurations would be incredibly helpful in general, but the current pandemic has highlighted the need for a way to easily track the reasons behind changes. This would keep the notes in the places where they'd be seen by the people working on the configurations, rather than us having to track things in a separate place.

    All of the fulfillment configuration menu would benefit from this ability when short-term or emergency changes are being made. But it would also be good in places like: Letters; DARA recommendations; and all Other Settings areas. These are places…

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  8. E-resource trial reporting

    Include additional fields, result, result reason and purchase decision data, for E-resource trials, for export or in analytics.

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  9. Always add newly implemented fields to API and Analytics

    We have repeatedly run into issues with the following: Things implemented in the Alma UI are not automatically available via API and/or Analytics.

    Recent examples include:
    * June 2020 "Can't edit restricted users" - Ex Libris offered to add this to the API, but not to Analytics
    * CDI Search activation status - as of now it is not clear whether we will have access to this via API

    To be honest: I am not willing to open an idea or NERS every time Ex Libris thinks it's nice to have something in the Alma UI, but do not care…

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  10. Restricting Alma Logins by local network IP Range

    We would like to be able to restrict alma logins based on their internal IP address and not just their Public IP address.

    Currently we can restrict by IP address but the restriction is only applying network wide to our public IP address.

    Our goal is to restrict alma logins to specific machines on our network.

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  11. Export to Excel directly from Job Report

    I'm requesting exporting to Excel from Job Report.

    Currently when I run a Shelf Report I have to do many steps to export to Excel.
    I have to click on the report then click on analysis to expand results.
    Once expanded I have to click on each result (1-5) and select "Preview items" from the actions button.
    After doing all that I to export the list to Excel I have to select export "Excel (all fields)".

    If there was an Option to export or download to excel directly from Job Report, similar to "Barcodes with no matched item", that would…

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  12. addressFrom in letter configuration: all emails should be sent from the same address

    There are a few letters (like the "Interested In Letter"), for which not the addressFrom in the letter configuration is used, but the library address instead.

    We would like all letters to be sent from the "addressFrom" in the letter configuration.

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  13. Allow the Primo widget to report on publishing jobs performed in the Network Zone

    The Primo Dashboard widget in our environment does not provide details on the "last publishing job". According to Ex Libris support, this is by design since our publishing job occurs in the Network Zone, rather than the IZ. Many Alma users operate in consoritial environments. Please design the widget so that it also reports on publishing jobs performed in the Network Zone.

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  14. Alma new layout: better visual distinction between Alma Main Menu and Alma Configuration

    Hello.

    I'm testing the new layout of Alma. https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/010GettingStarted/050AlmaUserInterface%E2%80%93GeneralInformation/045UsabilityImprovements/LayoutImprovements

    One major change is that the Main Menu (with the Alma functional areas: Acq, Resources, Fulfillment,...) is now on the left side. The Alma Configuration Menu is also on the left side.

    It can be difficult to visually distinguish between the Main Menu and the Configuration Menu. (Please see "Alma new layout, Main Menu vs Config Menu.png")

    For example, I think I'm in the Alma Main Menu so I click on Resources to Manage Import Profiles. But I'm actually…

    29 votes
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  15. Swedish Characters (Case nr 00794172 Swedish Film Institute)

    Apparently, since Alma and Primo are indexed differently, if you have chosen Scandinavian characters during implementation, Alma cannot handle searches on, for example, French accents. Works in Primo, but not Alma.
    Obviously, for us Scandinavian customers this is problematic. There is a risk that both staff and patrons end up with faulty search results.
    Andrew Christison, Customer Success Manager, promised to look into this on our behalf but also suggested we make an Idea Exchange for this issue.

    294 votes
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  16. Please fix these concerning mistranslations

    Dear support

    While creating the non-english versions of the powerpoint presentations for SLSP training, I ran into some concerning mistranslations. It almost looks like you used Google Translations to translate the English Terms in Alma to other languages.

    For example, the English homonym "pass" was erroneously translated to "succeed" instead of "go by". This happened while translating to Italian and German (see attachement). I can only imagine how annoying that will be for librarians all over Switzerland when we go live with Alma this coming December.

    I can imagine it's a known issue to the libraries you have been using…

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  17. Hide timestamp in patron facing contexts

    Add an option to allow the library to decide whether or not timestamp should be shown in patron facing contexts, for example in the Primo Get It for items on loan or items waiting for reshelving.

    Examples:
    - “Awaiting reshelving until 27/05/2020” instead of “Awaiting reshelving until 27/05/2020 7:02 PM”
    - “On loan until 14/07/2020” instead of “On loan until 14/07/2020 22:00”

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  18. Parameter "Time" for Automatic Printing Rules

    It would be great if you could add the parameter "time" in the rules for automatic printing.

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  19. Option to customise Alma labels from US to UK (or AU) English

    We are new to Alma and have identified that we would like to be able to customise language in Alma to be AU English, instead of US English, the way we can with Summon (and Primo).

    Our current ILMS which we are migrating from allows us to change the display wording for options, and it is a very 1990s sort of ILMS. I would like to see this functionality added to Alma too.

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  20. Allow multiple time zones for institutions with campuses in different time zones

    We are currently implementing Alma, and have been staggered to learn that we are only allowed one time zone as our default. We understand that (it seems) most Alma institutions only have the one time zone, but in our case we have two different time zones - and one of them has a period of daylight savings every year, so that adds to the complication.

    We can't see how Alma will be functional for us with Fulfillment and the like, if we can't allow both our east and west coast campuses to have their own time zones in place when…

    15 votes
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