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  1. Fulfilment Network - Control of the Register button display by user group of the logged-in user.

    *This is for the Fulfillment Network, not AFN.

    The Register button(1) is displayed even if the logged-in user is set to "Restricted Users"(2).

    Primo VE checks with Alma whether the FN function is available after pressing the Register button.

    We think this button control is not designed with the User experience.
    This is because the existence of the register button is meaningless for users who cannot use this feature.

    To improve this function, the Register button should not be displayed to users who are set as Restricted Users.

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    Fulfillment Networks
    Fulfillment Networks - Ex Libris

    61 votes
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  2. Display "Bibliographic Rank" for Electronic Collections IZ/NG

    In the November 2023 Alma release, "bibliographic rank" information displays for Community Zone collections (please see attached screenshot and https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173/suggestions/39648964) but this information does not display for Community Zone collections activated in the Institution Zone/Network Zone.

    This makes it more time consuming to evaluate the bib record quality of collections already activated because one would need to search for them one by one in the CZ.

    Please display "bibliograpic rank" for all elections collections (CZ and local too if possible) in a library's Institution Zone and Network Zone and also make this data available in Analytics so reports can…

    32 votes
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  3. Allow AFN loans and returns via Offline Circulation

    AFN (Automated Fulfillment Network) items can neither be loaned nor returned via Offline Circulation. The Offline client accepts the AFN barcodes, but when we attempt to load the file into Alma the resulting error message is "Item not found. Barcode: [barcode number]". Since non-AFN resource sharing loans are considered “local” records in Alma, they can circulate via Offline Circulation. Please add this functionality for AFN loans and returns as well.

    1 vote
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  4. Please add specific limitations for interlibrary loan requests in Primo VE between institutions.

    We are a library consortium that conducts interlibrary loans through a fulfillment network. We hope that when a reader from Institution A requests a book from Institution B via Primo VE, if Institution A already has the book and it is available for loan, the request cannot be processed.

    If Alma has this filtering function, it can not only save shipping costs but also reduce the waiting time for readers.

    70 votes
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  5. Add Volume number to Matching Records summary results in the Metadata Editor

    When a single ISBN is assigned to an entire set of multi-volume works, sharing the record for one of the volumes with the Network Zone may retrieve multiple matching records. In these cases, it is difficult to find the correct record because the Title, Author, ISBN, and Subjects are the same. We have to open each record using the View option to check the Volume number, and when dozens of volumes exist, it will take a long time to find the right one. It would be helpful if we could see the volume number in the brief results without opening…

    4 votes
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  6. Add pickup library code to On Hold Shelf Letter (FulPlaceOnHoldShelfLetter)

    In our consortial environment we are maintaining a public list of libraries. The patrons can see the library contact information there for each library in our network - https://libraries.swisscovery.help.

    We would like to add a URL link to this list to specific pickup library where the user has to pickup the title mentioned in the On Hold Shelf Letter (code FulPlaceOnHoldShelfLetter).

    Unfortunately, the pickup library code is not available in the letter XML. There are pickup library name (request/deliveryaddress) or combination of library name and circulation desk name (request/calculateddestination_name). But these are not suitable for URL linking.

    90 votes
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  7. Duplicate Title Analysis should include match option for Unique OCLC number match method

    The Duplicate Title Analysis job and report currently include matching on only one attribute at a time, rather than on all of the attributes that might be covered by a given match rule. For instance, matching on system number provides only matches between 035$a in different records, while the Unique OCLC number match method covers both 035$a and 035$z. As a result the duplicate title analysis report is missing records that would otherwise be found by an import profile or the match method in the network zone.

    7 votes
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  8. Items with fulfillment notes cannot be checked out on self checkout machines

    Currently items with Fulfillment Notes loaned through the Automated Fulfillment Network (AFN) cannot be checked out on the self checkout machines. Locally owned items with fulfillment notes can be checked out through the machines. Having the ability to checkout all loans on the machines regardless of notes will streamline the process for patrons and service desk staff. It will also eliminate the confusion that occurs when users encounter this situation during the time of checkout.

    5 votes
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  9. Fulfillment Network Users get roles assigned by Role Assignment Rules

    Network Zone/Fulfillment network users get roles scoped to our institution zone by the role assignment rules, which makes it appear that they have access to user and financial and other data of our institution, even if they don't.

    I propose changing the behavior so that users who are not local, and from another institution are ignored by the role assignment rules.

    1 vote
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  10. Network Zone indicator for centrally paid collections

    In our instance of the Network Zone, we have collections that the central office negotiates a price for the libraries but the central office does not pay for those collections. We also have collections that are paid for by the central office. Currently I add internal notes indicating if the collection is centrally paid or not. Can an indicator be added to the CZ collections, in which during activation, you could check a box in the Activation Wizard: Electronic Collection and Services Setup that indicates the collection is centrally paid for.

    3 votes
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  11. Run the job ‘Change Physical Items information’ with user role ‘Physical Inventory Operator’ at library level

    Background
    Currently, a user with ‘Physical Inventory Operator’ role at institutional level can perform physical inventory change by a batch job ‘Change Physical Items information’ in Alma. This applies to a set of any physical items owned by all libraries in an institution. A user with this role at library level has no way to run the job ‘Change Physical Items information’ in Alma as it is not on the job list.

    Request
    In an institution of a network of libraries, a branch library staff often updates information of a batch of physical items owned by branch library. The user…

    1 vote
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  12. Increase report limits on Delete bibliographic records job

    The Delete Bibliographic Records job does not include a report on the records deleted and any errors if the set is larger than 10,000 records. This number is not sufficiently large enough for operations in a network zone, and the main workaround is to create smaller sets of records and running multiple delete jobs.

    Please increase the reporting limits on the delete bibliographic records job.

    1 vote
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  13. E-Resources: Make public note and authentication note translatable

    In the editor of e-collection / service / portfolio, it is possible to set up the public note and authentication note. These are then displayed to the patron in Primo VE in the box with full-text link in view it section.

    Currently it is a simple text box with no translation possibility. In our network we use 4 languages for the UI. Therefore, we require this field to be translatable so the note language adjusts to the patron interface in Primo VE.

    21 votes
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  14. Add API name as an Analytics field in Physical Items subject area

    I am looking to create an Alma Analytics report for quality control purposes for the numerous Ex Libris Developer Network's apps we use. Currently, the only way to monitor item record changes using the APIs in the Physical Items subject area is to select "Modified By" but the only option recorded is "exl-api". I cannot monitor which APIs are updating which records with this generic "exl-api" response. I would like to add either a different field to select API by name or update the "exl-api" response to "exl-api_[name of API]".

    1 vote
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  15. 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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  16. Alma collections: Allow to add from network zone

    Our Alma consortium shares a common network zone. On the local institution level, we are building Alma collections (not digital/electronic collections). We can add titles from the institution zone, but we can't add titles from the network zone.

    This is documented:
    Alma Online Help (English) > Resource Management > Inventory > Managing Collections

    "You can only add titles from your Institution Zone to collections. NZ-managed inventory cannot be added to collections."

    This is very bad since many of our e-book packages are managed on the NZ level. So we can't add e-books to our collection and present them together with…

    137 votes
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  17. Make Alma able to deactivate the security of the RFID tags when lending items from other IZs

    In a network circulation context, Alma cannot currently disable the security of the RFID tag when lending the document from another institution zone (hold shel request on items of other IZs). We would like Alma to be able to deactivate the security of items of other IZs. Currently the deactivation must be done "manually" in a third party software.

    109 votes
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  18. AFN Loans on library loans webhooks

    We manage home delivery requests. We need to print labels and generate a file of deliveries once a day with all loans.

    Alma did not provide a list of home delivery transactions the same day, you need to wait the next day to generate a Analytics report.

    We have developed a solution that makes a list using Loans Webhooks. Now we are using AFN (Automated Fulfillment Network) in our consortium and those transactions are not published on our Webhook, because books are from other institutions even though the loan was made in our system.
    In order to have all home delivery transactions we need all loans made…

    6 votes
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  19. Communicate edited AFN request details back to user's library, for inclusion in next ROTA stop.

    In our Automated Fulfillment Network (AFN), we are using the "volume" field in the resource sharing request form as the way users can indicate which volume(s) of a multi-volume set they wish to request from another AFN member institution. These requests are title level requests.

    (I'll note: We are not currently using the "description field" selection option in the request form, since upon last testing, it treated, for example, a "v. 2" as a different item than a "v.2" or a "V. 2" or a "2" when building the rota, and our consortium has too much variability right now in…

    27 votes
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  20. Make "Send Query to Patron" option available in other areas of Alma

    The Send Query to Patron function found under Fulfillment - Resource Sharing - Borrowing Requests - More actions (on item) is a great tool for notifying patrons within a request without having to cancel the request to send a note. Can this be made available elsewhere in the system (e.g. Pick from Shelf, Patron Requests, Network Activity, etc.) for quick and easy access to the function?

    12 votes
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