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  1. Enhance Advanced Search to allow regular expressions

    Allow the matching of regular expressions as one of the criteria to perform an advanced search. This would be a much more powerful and precise method for gathering sets.

    46 votes
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  2. Configure Alma Letters to use the operator's "from" address, rather than the value stored in "addressFrom"

    This is in reference to case 00172604. It was suggested we post this here by Yaala Ariel-Joel.


    1. Go to Alma Menu -> General Configuration -> Letter Emails

    2. Select, for example, the General Assign To Letter

    3. We have configured the "addressFrom" field in this and several other letters to be the email address of one of our library departments

    For some letters, however, we find that it would make more sense for the FROM address to use the email address of the individual Alma operator whose action generated the letter, rather than using the single email address that is stored in…

    22 votes
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  3. OpenURL resolver pass sid in Resource sharing source field

    It would be useful if the sid that identifies the source of an openURL could be passed into the Source field of the Resource sharing form in Alma. eg sid=google would add google to the Source field.
    This was possible in our previous system and was very useful

    2 votes
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  4. Allow API clients to include/exclude fields in the response data

    It would be great if API clients could include/exclude fields of the response data of API calls.

    The rational behind this stems from a use case of our own:

    When making calls to the Alma and also Primo APIs we get a huge chunk of data back from which we only need a small portion. If we were able to make an API request in which we could specify upfront which fields we would and/or wouldn't need would: (1) prevent all that overhead data, (1) reduce the network traffic and (3) increase the response speed.

    The functionality that is necessary…

    8 votes
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  5. Adding the "Assign record to another cataloger" functionality in search results actions links

    We use regularly the 'Assign record to another cataloger' functionality in the MD editor for corrections, for records enhancements, ... But this is unfortunately limited to catalogers roles.
    It would really improve our resource management workflows if this Assign function was made available from search results lists. Other staff roles would so push records in an enhancements flow (such as improve marc records for newly created portfolios, such as indexing tasks, such as apply corrections that don't require having book in hands...). We actually use work orders for some in those tasks but this workflows are not always appropriate and…

    11 votes
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  6. Alma Monitor Jobs

    ALMA | Monitor Jobs -- would like the ability to eventually delete jobs that have previously run and which are now no longer active - see attachment

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  7. Change role attributes via SIS batch load

    I would like to be able to change user role information (roles status, expiration date, delete or add a role) via the Student Information System external integration batch uploads. Currently, user roles can only be modified manually in the UI or with an API call.

    5 votes
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  8. Add a post-import normalization process option to Import Profile configuration

    Currently, Import Profiles contain a single selection for normalization (Correct the data using). This enhancement would clarify that this process operates on incoming records only pre-load, and would add the ability to select a second normalization process after records are fully loaded and merged.

    7 votes
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  9. Make merge rule actions fully interchangeable with all merge conditions

    Currently, merge actions (add, remove, replace) only operate with specific conditional statements. For example, ADD when CONTAINS or REPLACE when DOES NOT CONTAIN. This enhancement should add the ability to use all action words with any valid conditional statement, permitting uses such as ADD when DOES NOT CONTAIN or REPLACE when CONTAINS.

    6 votes
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  10. Ability to suppress licenses from discovery

    Sometimes, licenses have confidentiality clauses, so we can't show them in Primo, but right now, it is an all or nothing prospect. it would be great if a checkbox on the record could suppress a confidential license from showing up in Discovery.

    102 votes
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  11. Failsafe links to databases if/when Direct Linking fails

    When we were a Serials Solutions customer and we used Summon discovery, we also used Direct Linking. What was great about Summon was that it would provide a pane at the top of the screen after linking to full-text content that would provide a way to see all the database targets on the 360 Link page. See attached image.

    This same feature would be highly desirable in Primo and is one of the main reasons why we do not currently use Direct Linking. Currently, if the full-text fails to load for the default target, there is no way to see…

    63 votes
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  12. Improve sort order in configuration lists

    Some configuration lists (e.g. Physical Material Type Descriptions) have a large number of rows and it is extremely time consuming to change the sort order if you want to move something that is near the bottom of the list to near the top of the list.

    It would be great if a sort row number could be entered against a particular row and that row would then be moved to that place in the sort order and all other rows resorted accordingly

    e.g. Physical Material Type Descriptions has 84 rows. If I want to move the value in row 84…

    3 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
  13. Enable batch updating portfolios to update PO line field

    Please add a column for PO line to the excel file for batch load updating portfolios. Below are specific examples from the Alma listserv of other institutions describing use cases for why this would be helpful.

    Thanks,
    Terra

    Use cases from ALMA listserv:

    Eleanor Craig, e.m.craig@sussex.ac.uk
    Sent: Wednesday, 23 September 2015 4:35 PM
    To: ALMA-L@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
    Subject: [ALMA-L] Individual journal subscriptions associated to Electronic Collections

    "We have a subscription to the Sage Premier 2015 package. Each of the core titles (portfolios) in the package have the collection Sage Premier 2015 and this is what the purchase order for each of them…

    15 votes
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  14. Recall Dimension in Analytics

    It would be really helpful to have a Recall Date dimension in Analytics.

    There are dedicated dimensions in the Fulfillment Subject Area for Loan Date, Return Date, Renewal Date and Due Date but not for Recall Date.

    Although the Recall Date exists as a field under the Loan Details dimension, it would be helpful to have other fields (such as Fiscal Year) available.

    1 vote
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  16. Access SalesForce from directly within Alma

    There should be the ability to get directly to ExLibris support (SalesForce) from within Alma vs. going through the customer center.

    11 votes
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  17. Include Fulfillment Notes when Shipping items in Resource Sharing

    It would be nice if pop-up fulfillment notes on an item record were attached to a resource sharing request when an item is shipped, much like the barcode currently does. So if a damaged book has a note saying "Underlining noted," that note would attach to the request record so that the borrowing institution could see it. This would make it easier for the people processing on either end to know whether an item shipped with damage, or a set shipped with a certain amount of items, etc.

    90 votes
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  18. Fines & Fees: add transaction type to the fines list

    If fee was paid the status should indicate that (rather than 'Closed').

    45 votes
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  19. Create request: allow requesting of several different descriptions for a title in one request form

    In order to make the request flow more efficient it would be beneficial to have an option to request more than one description for a request.
    For example, if one wants to move all the DVDs in a multi-volume collection to the reserves currently he needs to go and create a request for each volume. A better solution would be to allow him to select several different descriptions and then in the background split them ionto separate requests.

    3 votes
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  20. "Pick from shelf" facets - group by time

    We would like to be able to group "Pick from Shelf" requests from today and yesterday.
    This option would be the standard option we would use most days, to avoid constantly searching the shelf for items which are not in place..

    None of the existing facets in this screen result in the full list of most recent requests.
    What we need is a combination of "today" and "yesterday".

    3 votes
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