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  1. Item Material Type master List lacking several types

    The master list of Item Material Types is lacking three types commonly used by Special Collections cataloging. Please add Archival material, Broadside, and Poster to the master Item Material Types list.

    37 votes
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  2. Add suppress functionality to context menu in list of holdings

    When a staff member is looking at a list of holdings for a physical title, the right-click context menu / actions (ellipsis) menu should include a function to suppress holding.

    It's inefficient to have to enter the MDE to complete this action. It's inefficient to have to run a job for just a few holdings at a time.

    29 votes
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  3. Fix Enum and Chron concatenation function in item editor and description templates

    When editing/adding and item and entering Enumeration and Chronology information for serials, there is a function to "generate" (concatenate) a description of the issue. For some reason, it ignores the "Chronology J" field in this operation, and it should include it.

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  4. Link licenses to physical resources

    Allow physical resources to have an attached license similar to electronic resources.

    For example, a DVD may have specific educational and/or screening rights that we would like to save as a license and link to the DVD.

    22 votes
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  5. Add the ability to display the MMSID number in the results list from a physical item search

    Add the ability to display the MMSID number in the results list from a physical item search. Having to open the bib or export the results to get the MMSID is inefficient.

    1 vote
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  6. Ignore call number prefix ($$k) in BROWSE SHELFLIST in Alma

    Alma's Browse Shelflist function includes the call number prefix (holdings record field 852 $$k) when generating the browse list. At the University at Buffalo, we use that prefix for oversize volumes, and for a variety of other sub-locations, designations and shelving areas.

    As a result, any holdings with a prefix ($$k) does not show up alongside holdings in the same call number range, essentially hiding many titles from staff who seek to browse the shelf list.

    An advanced search for specific library holdings, permanent call number type, and permanent call number does not remedy this issue, as it does not…

    22 votes
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  7. Ability to select more than one set to run a job

    I can only select one set when I run a job. As processing shelf reports and adding statuses via the shelf report function, I should be able to run the same job on multiple sets at one time. It's frustrating to have to keeping running the same job over and over for each set.

    2 votes
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  8. Add Location to Barcode Generation

    Right now, you can set up Barcode Generation in Alma to be Library-specific, however within a library, it would be nice to be able to generate different Prefix+sequence barcodes for different locations. For example, it would be nice to set up Barcode Generation for Course Reserves in a Reserves location without having the same scheme auto-generating when receiving serials.

    3 votes
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  9. In Process Items_Move items in batches to the next work order

    In the page of “Manage In Process Items”, we would propose
    1) Adjust the number of each page so that more items can display on the page. That would be the maximum the staff can tick “Done” at one time.

    2) Given above, ideally we'd want to move a pack of items by jobs to the next work order.

    3) Sort out “Barcode”

    210 votes
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  11. Add Storage Location ID to Physical Items Search brief results

    We'd like to start using the Storage ID field to track inventory shelved in storage locations. It would be very helpful if this field would display in the Physical Items brief results list, so that operators know right away that the item is in a storage location. Unfortunately, it does not appear to be a field that has been added yet. Please can you add this field to the Physical Items brief results list.

    5 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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…

    93 votes
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  14. Location Priority

    We need Location Priority function in Alma-Primo too. IP, temp/remote, and alphabetical ordering options are not enough to show locations in the way we want to display them.

    4 votes
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  15. Add the option to "generate barcode" in the Quick Cataloging page

    I want to generate a barcode in Quick Cataloging and be able to view the barcode on the Quick Cataloging page. Currently, it takes several clicks to get to the Quick Cataloging item's barcode once the item has been created. I'd like to be able to see the barcode before I save the item I'm creating.

    3 votes
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  16. MDE : holding field 852 - display only the libraries in the scope of physical inventory operator

    When creating a holding in MDE, the cataloger has to choose a library in the list of libraries of the institution for completing field 852 $$b.
    The full list of all libraries of the institution in displayed for the user, even if the user has a physical inventory operator role with a scope on only one library.
    As a result he has to scroll down the list of libraries to find his own library.
    It would be much quicker if only the libraries in his scope were displayed.

    96 votes
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  17. Add a new Analytics element Call number prefix

    It's found that there is currently not the element Call number prefix in Design Analytics. But in our library, we use call number prefix to identify different shelving locations. And the call number prefix is entered neatly in 852 $k of holdings record. Please add this Call number prefix element to Design analytics. Thank you. Please refer to SF 00654880.

    13 votes
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  18. 11 votes
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  19. Identify the staff operator who marked an item as missing

    When a user marks an item as "missing" in Alma, the history record for the process shows the operator as "System" rather than an operator ID. The operator who made the change should be identified in the history.Managers with the ability to identify the source of a problematic "Missing" status change can engage the source with questions or training as needed.

    4 votes
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  20. Change Chronology J numerical values into names of months or seasons in Description field in Physical Item Editor

    For the purpose of sorting months in Chronology J, we have to put numerical values in it, for example 05 for May. However, when we generate the Description, 05 would remain 05, so the description would be: v.12 no.5(2019:05). This is printed onto our label for the students to read. It would be better if Alma can automatically convert the numbers into words in the Description field, e.g. v.12 no.5 (2019:May) through the Generate button. Similarly, for seasons in Chronology J, the numerical values are from 21-24. We want Alma to automatically convert the numbers into names of seasons, e.g.…

    9 votes
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