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  1. Add Description Field and Generate Button to ENUM/CHRON Tab in Item Record

    It would be helpful to have the description field and generate button on the ENUM/CHRON tab in the item record. If someone is utilizing multiple enum/chron fields, beyond what's available in the General tab, they have to switch tabs to edit those fields and then switch back to generate the description (manually or through description templates and the generate button).

    Alternatively, more enum/chron fields could be made available on the general tab. Possibilities include:
    an expandable enum/chron section which by default shows only the first 2 of each (like what is currently available);
    a customizable option that would allow institutions…

    2 votes
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  3. Show editions of books when doing a search in either Physical Title search, or Physical Items search, not just All item search

    This is a more practical and efficient way of showing book's info , as the edition is not restricted to All item search.

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  4. Add integrated spine label printing for collection items

    Allow for spine label printing direct from Alma rather than having to use a third party API. ie- Spin0Matic

    Thank you

    We are currently getting an Error -
    Can't retrieve XML file.
    Error message: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send.

    1 vote
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  5. do not show Library Scope when an institution only has one library

    The new Library Scope facet for Physical holdings and Physical items search is only useful if an institution has multiple libraries. It should be possible to disable this facet if an institution only has one library.

    1 vote
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  6. Improve Job "Change Physical items information" parameter "Item call number"

    Our "Item call number" are made up of two parts, one alphabetical and the other numerical. We need to be able to modify the alphabetic part in a group of items, and keep the numerical part exactly the same.

    101 votes
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  7. add an attachment icon picture besides the item of the attachment.

    In Primo, readers often can not distinguish the difference of the book and the attachment of the book(ex: CD-ROM). So readers often request the barcode number of the attachment of the book first wrongly, and then find that they really want to request the book instead of the attachment of book(CD-ROM). I suggest the system can show an attachment icon picture(Ex: paper clip) besides the item of the attachment. It can help readers to distinguish the types of the items(book or CD-ROM attachment) quickly and correctly.

    1 vote
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  8. Include Item Description in the ASRS Remote Storage Update Job

    When an item is added into the ASRS, Alma's Inventory Remote Storage Update Job sends the following item record fields to our Dematic EMS system:

    • Item barcode
    • Call number
    • Author
    • Title

    This is described in the Developer's Network documentation here: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/integrations/remote_storage/asrs/

    We would like to have the item description field added in addition to the call number since it holds the volume and other essential enumeration information.

    Not having the volume and enumeration information in our Dematic system makes it extremely difficult to inventory a journal series, or locate an individual volume in the Dematic/EMS software.

    12 votes
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  9. Work orders: unnecessary message "cancel requests" when moving an item with work order

    When moving an item that has a work order from a location to another, the cataloguer receives a message "The item is in work order, moving the item will cancel the requests if the item is not requestable in the new location". Most of these messages are not pertinent, and we ask for the possibility to adjust it, so that it only appears when really necessary. It confuses cautious employees who are afraid of unintentionally deleting markers, or it is hardly noticed because too often wrong.

    86 votes
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  10. Add "Description" to the "Change Physical Items" job so that this field can be edited in batch across sets of item records

    We would like to be able to edit (and delete) the "Description" field across large numbers of records without having to do it manually for each one. The "Rebuild Physical item description" job does not help here, since the content of the field is not necessarily based on Enumeration and Chronology data.
    Several fields have been added since we started with Alma (e.g. Alternative Call Number, Temporary Call Number, Inventory Number, etc.). Therefore, we hope that this field will also be available for this job in the near future. Thank you in advance!

    94 votes
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  11. Serials: Editing of Description Needed

    When opening predicted items, the Description-Field is populated by the data provided in “Next Predicted Item´s information” and displays these data in a certain punctuation-logic. Unfortunately, this logic is not equal to the description- (and punctuation-) logic used in German speaking countries (which is following ZETA-Standard) – and there is no possibility to edit this. Since there has to be a correct description (for sorting etc.), the only way is to open and edit every single item once it is created by prediction pattern. This is causing a lot of unnecessary work to be done manually - we need the…

    249 votes
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  12. Deleting items on reading lists: notification when batch-withdrawing

    The recently-added “Alert of Associated Reading List when Withdrawing or Deleting Items” facility is very welcome. However, this only produces alerts when withdrawing individual items. Would it be possible to add this notification to the reports produced when doing batch withdrawals, otherwise this feature has only limited use.

    24 votes
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  13. Toggle Provenance Codes for Display

    I'd like to propose an enhancement that allows provenance codes to be disabled/hidden instead of exclusively being deleted when they are no longer needed.

    Currently, provenance codes can't be "hidden" from selection if they are no longer needed. Once a provenance code is not used, it can only be deleted and then any items with that code previously assigned are left with a single character from the code and "not listed".

    We use provenance codes to note grant-funded resources, but once the grant is used up, we'd like to remove the provenance code option so it doesn't clutter up the…

    4 votes
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  14. Include International Standard Music Number (ISMN) in Analytics

    ISMN is not present i Analytics, and is sorely missed.

    8 votes
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  15. Ability to combine two or more existing items into a kit without losing POL information

    If there's a way to do this, I can't find it.
    What I would like to have is to take existing/previously received items (presumably with their own barcodes) and then combine them under one barcode as a kit. In theory, you can use "Bond Items" to do this, but the problem is that you effectively lose your POL receiving info (as well as all other individual item info) from the combined items. In my organization's case, this can cause an issue for the auditing department if the is a question or issue involving one of the merged items since there…

    3 votes
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  16. improve the "Change Physical items information" job to add the possibility of allocating weeding numbers to a set of items

    Would it be possible to improve the "Change Physical items information" job to add the possibility of allocating weeding numbers to a set of items?

    3 votes
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  17. Add fields, ‘Pattern Type’ and ‘Linking Number’ to the ‘Change Physical Items’ Job

    Area of concern: Additional indexes for ‘Change Physical Items’ Job.

    Please reference Ex Libris presentation ‘Automation Tasks for Summary Holdings’:

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/@api/deki/files/63890/Serials_-_Automation_tasks_for_summary_holdings.pptx?revision=2

    In order for 863/866 Summary Holdings generation to work properly, each item record must contain certain information in the ‘Pattern Type’ and ‘Linking Number’ fields. Currently, neither of these fields are available via the ‘Change Physical Items’ job.

    What should be changed: As Serials Processors, we would like item level fields, ‘Pattern Type’ and ‘Linking Number’, made editable via the ‘Change Physical Items’ Job. Being able to change these fields in batch would benefit our workflow by allowing us…

    4 votes
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  18. Improve the job report of the job Withdraw Physical items

    In the job report of the job Withdraw Physical items, we wish that alma can provide downloading feature for the following records:
    * Number of withdrawn items
    * Number of unmanaged items
    * Number of suppressed holdings records
    * Number of suppressed bibliographic records
    * Number of deleted holdings records
    * Number of deleted bibliographic records

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  19. Allow sorting by local call number (09X) MARC fields in Physical Titles and Physical Items searches

    We use the 090 and 099 for local call numbers, but Alma doesn't include 09X fields in its search indexes by default; as a result, they're not included in call number sorting in Alma or Primo, and we lack the ability to add them even after we enable them as search indexes. Adding these as options to call number sorting would enable fuller searches by staff and users respectively.

    6 votes
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  20. Mejorar realizar cambios globales en ejemplares físicos

    Permitir realizar cambios globales sobre los campos de signatura de ejemplares físicos, para modificar una parte de la signatura sin cambiar el resto. Por ejemplo:

    EPP3500(075)/ALV cambiar a PLP3500(075)/ALV

    EPP3300/WES cambiar a PLP3300/WES

    22 votes
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