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  1. Allow for the updating of license terms using scripts or spreadsheets.

    Currently all updating in licenses is a manual process. To add or reorder terms has to be done manually and to add a new term to existing license has to be done manually. Wouldn't it be nice for either type of updating to be achieved via a script or spreadsheet? For managing terms, it would be great to export the existing terms to a spreadsheet, make changes and then upload the new terms order and organization. It would also be great to be able to update existing terms in the same way, via either spreadsheets or scripts, whereby we could…

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  2. Improve the management of license terms in config

    Currently to manage the order and organization of license terms in Alma, we have to number each term we wish to use in order. If we want to add or reorder, we need to carefully renumber the existing terms so we don't accidentally use the same number twice and risk overwriting existing terms. While we've all learned work-arounds for this, given the amount of work it takes to maintain our hundreds of licenses, it seems risky to have this form of ordering. It would be much better to have the functionality that appears elsewhere in Alma that allows for lines…

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  3. Make all tables in Alma sortable by all their column headings

    There are lots of tables in the Alma UI that come up which can be sorted by a couple of the column heads but not others. For example in Letters Configuration, you can sort by "Letter" or "Description," but not by "Enabled," "Channel," or "Retention Period." Being able to sort by column headings is a basic function of a table.

    In the example above, it would be helpful to be able to see only those letters that are enabled, or to sort so that all the email letters are grouped together and all the SMS letters are separate from them.

    86 votes
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  4. Add multiple Central catalog integration profile with the enable/disable button

    The background:

    To add the backup CALIS path (or host) to the integration profile. When the primary CALIS host failed, the library admin can switch the profile quickly instead of modifying the configuration directly to avoid any misconfig.

    Request:

    It will pop up an error when adding another or multiple Central catalog integration profile to Alma. So we would suggest to add multiple Central catalog integration profile with the enable/disable button, so we could choose and enable the backup host quickly when the primaiy host failed.

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  5. Letters Configuration page should be sortable and searchable

    I like the new Letters Configuration and Components Configuration pages; they've simplified the letter customization work I am doing for our two libraries.

    However, the Letters Configuration page is a bit too unwieldy... requiring a lot of paging and scrolling to find a specific letter.

    Please consider making this page sortable by clicking the column headers, and if it's not too difficult, maybe even searchable?

    7 votes
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  6. Calendar management reminders

    Would be good to get a reminder when standard opening hours "valid to" date is about to end.

    We had a hard time understanding why interlibrary books borrowed at one of our libraries got very short due dates.
    It is impossible to remember to update the standard opening hours every 3 year. Also a valid time of 3 years is very short for standard opening hours, it should be longer or not have a limit at all.

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  7. Homepage notifications in Alma

    It should be possible to choose specific times for publication of homepage notifications and also which roles see them in Alma.
    Now all staff see all notifications and the notifications can't be prepared in advance.
    Would be good to be able to show different ones for ordinary staff and student workers for example.

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  8. Use non-LC call numbers for journal categories

    This affects Primo/PrimoVE; but the job is in Alma.

    The new feature (as of Nov 2019) to browse a list of journals by category depends on the 050$a. This should be expanded to use the 055$a, 060$a, 070$a, 080$a, 082$a, 083$a, 084$a, 085$a, and 086$a. Additionally, libraries should be able to pick which of the subfields to use.

    This is an example of the lack of support for non-LC libraries.

    ** This idea cross-posted as Primo idea. **

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  9. Ability to Disable the Dispute Functionality for Fine/Fee

    Feature Requested:
    An option to turn off the ‘Dispute’ functionality for fines and fees.

    Use Case:
    With middleware connected to Alma and our university, anything that is done in Alma needs to be propagated to the rest of campus. Since there is not a need for the dispute functionality, we have not written any middleware on handling the dispute if it were to come in through the web hook. Currently, we are training staff to just not use the dispute functionality. It would be ideal to just turn off that option so that there is not a chance of discrepancy…

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  10. Allow a staff to set his/her default department

    We are required to choose a "current desk/department" for each login. However, since each staff usually has his/her major role, meaning he/she might most of the time work on the same desk/department. To be more friendly, it's better to have staff to set his/her own default department and select other location when necessary.

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  11. we would like to set it to show the circulation desk of the library for the patron physical request item in Primo.

    The current patron physical request item pickup in Primo is set to Library level, we would like to set it to show the circulation desk of the requested item. So it will be more convenient to our patron.

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  12. Send emails from different addresses using conditional logic for addressfrom in the XSL template

    We want to set up an expiring user email in the user notification letter for the update user job. However it needs to come from different email addresses dependent on the users campus. So that the user can reply directly to the campus library. It would be helpful if you could use conditional logic on the addressfrom tag in the XSL template section of the letter configuration to do this.

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  13. Alma display no longer dims when busy

    Eliminate the dimming of the display when Alma is busy and just use the rotating wheel icon by itself. I have vision problems AND a seizure disorder and the constant dimming and un-dimming of the screen as I work makes it very hard to focus, causes headaches and other problems.

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  14. We would like to add a filter of barcode or call-number into the result page of a itemized set page.

    We would like to add a filter of barcode or call-number into the result page of a itemized set page, so they could locate and remove the dedicated item from the result quickly. The Filtering Sets function is not efficient to locate and remove single item from the result of a set, for more information, please see the attached screenshot. Thanks.

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  15. Run a Job-display task parameters in step 2

    After selecting a job to run at the Run a Job page, the next screen should be the job's task parameters instead of the prompt to choose a set. This change would move the set selection to step 3. This is useful when you don't remember what particular function the job performs. If you see the task parameters at step two, you can verify what the job will do and you can back out if you've made the wrong job selection. Sometimes I need a refresher on what a particular job will do before I've even created my set and…

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  16. Ex Libris should use an online calendar for Alma, Primo, etc. release dates that can be subscribed to in popular calendar software

    Ex Libris posts the Alma release schedule (for prod, sandbox, etc.) at https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Release_Notes/010_2019/Alma_Release_Schedule_-_2019

    This is great, but what would be even more useful is an online calendar that I can subscribe to in my calendar program of choice (MS Office 365, Apple Calendar app, etc.).

    Even better - separate calendars for Alma, Primo, and other products that list release dates. As dates change, the calendar is automatically updated, etc.

    This would be a great timesaver for System Admins who need to coordinate library work to avoid release windows, etc.

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  17. Support Microsoft Edge for Alma

    According to documentation (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/010Getting_Started/050Alma_User_Interface_–_General_Information/010Browser_Requirements), Ex Libris does not support Microsoft Edge for Alma.
    The use of Edge is growing and should be considered a major browser, and therefore supported.

    3 votes
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  18. Network Zone suppress dedup/frbr should have a library/location tree

    The Network Zone should have the ability to suppres dedup/frbr at the library>location which exists when suppressing dedup/frbr for IZ only bib records from displaying in Primo VE.

    IZ only bib records suppress dedup/frbr allows a library to suppress on the permanent physical location in a library. New records added to the location automatically suppress dedup/frbr in Primo VE once this has been configured.

    For NZ linked records using the Network Zone, suppressing dedup/frbr for an library/location in the network means multiple steps and constant updating are required from an institution and Network Zone. A local extension needs to be…

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  19. Offer option to prevent website automatic log out after idle time.

    Offer option to prevent website automatic log out after idle time.

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  20. Alma RSS feed shouldn't be limited to physical items set

    The RSS feature in Alma provides a feed to Primo, identifying new items published or added to the inventory. Currently, it seems that RSS Publishing is limited to PHYSICAL items (as mentioned in the documentation), and that that newly activated portfolios or electronic collections cannot be taken into account and included in a set. It matters a lot to us that RSS Publishing is effective for physical items and electronic portfolios

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