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  1. Immediate notification of fine/fee when item is returned

    Per Ex Libris documentation and techs, Alma can't currently send a fine/fee notification letter to a patron as soon as an overdue item is returned; this is only done on a scheduled job once per day. However, in cases where a patron can't return to the library on short notice, it would be helpful for them to be informed of any outstanding fines or fees as soon as possible in case they're able to resolve it during a visit when they returned such an item.

    It should be a straightforward matter for Alma to immediately send patron notification letters when…

    6 votes
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  2. Resource Sharing visible in Primo even if the user aren't logged in

    When we started using the Resource Sharing form in Primo we noticed that it's only visible for users that are logged in. It would be preferable to at least have the option to make the button for Resource Sharing to be visible even for user that haven't logged in yet. A solution would be that a prompt for logging in would appear either when you click on the button or when you press send. We are afraid that many users will miss the option to order resource sharing because they haven't logged in yet.

    3 votes
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  3. Add statistics notes and physical condition fields to Scan In Messages Configuration table

    Information about the physical condition is sometimes important when loaning items. It would not be necessary to duplicate information in other fields.

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  4. bhanlon3@jhu.edu

    Health Affairs Archive - Please add Collection:

    The journal "Health Affairs" is currently in the collection "Single Journals". The publisher (Project Hope) has recently created an Archive for purchase. It is titled "Health Affairs Archive" and covers content from 1981-2020.

    We need a portfolio for the Archive so we can purchase it, because we already have a subscription order this year on the existing portfolio.

    Please create a Project Hope Collection in the Community Zone that includes two portfolios:

    1. The existing portfolio for Health Affairs currently in the Single Journals collection (CKB ID/CZ MMS ID: 99954921386894)
    2. A new portfolio titled…
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  5. Create an Alma Idea exchange category for License

    There is no category specific for the License area of Alma, which makes it difficult to find other's ideas for License improvements. I had to choose a category for this idea and went with "Resource management - Electronic", and definitely didn't want to go with "other"

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  6. Prevent aggregation of fields in digital uploads

    When using the Digital Uploader tool in Alma to import records with MARC data, the uploader aggregates fields with the same MARC tags into a single resulting field once the upload is complete. For example, if a record has multiple 650 fields in an uploaded Excel field, the imported record in Alma has a single 650 field with all of the values that were (in the sheet) separated into different 650 fields. Per Ex Libris documentation (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/040Resource_Management/060Record_Import/075Importing_Records_with_CSV_or_Excel_Files), “Repeating fields with the same subfields and indicators cannot be imported. When the import process encounters multiple columns with the same…

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  7. Add Barcode as option for searching within the Receive New Materials list

    We are too small of an institution to use the workflow of Keep in Dept, so we receive the item once all processing is completed and the item is ready to go into the stacks. We do it this way to prevent Alma from sending availability notices until the material is truly ready for use. Having a barcode search option will make this process a lot easier and reduce errors.

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  8. Add more scheduling options for EDI jobs

    Currently, there are only 6 options for EDI Job Scheduling and no options to run jobs on specific days. It would be helpful if the EDI Job Scheduling options matched the options that are available for other jobs (for example: Import Profiles have many more options including specific days and times.)

    3 votes
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  9. Rapid ILL: ALMA Created lending request. To have .PDF Preview viewer also in 'Download Electronic Resource'

    In ALMA there are two different ways to upload a .PDF file to a Rapid ILL created lending request. The 'Ship item digitally' (Document Delivery) way allows upload and also content preview of the actual .PDF file. The other way is via 'Download Electronic Resource' which is better because citation information also appears. But the 'Download Electronic Resource' way does not have a content preview of the .PDF file. The idea proposed is to add the same .PDF file preview window, within the 'Download Electronic Resource' option. This will improve accuracy and efficiency in our workflow.

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  10. Please allow Enum C and Enum D selection in Physical Items Enrichment of Publishing Profile

    As we construct a crucial Publishing Profile, we need to fetch our Enum C and Enum D. However, in the Physical Items Enrichment option of the publishing profile, these fields are not available. Our go-live is scheduled later this year and lack of Enum C and Enum D causes a great deal of concern.

    3 votes
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  11. Metadata Editor: add filter sort by type XSL

    It would be helpful when searching for shared norm rules to be able to sort by type XSL. Right now when looking for a rule to copy and customize we have to pick thru a list of several hundred, because the majority are drool.

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  12. Add notes or internal description field to collections

    Currently the only place to put information into a (not electronic) collection is the Description, which is visible to the public. It would be very useful to have an internal note or internal description field where we can put in information such as why a collection was created, who wanted it, what criteria to use when adding titles, etc.

    3 votes
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  13. Library level patron limits configuration

    It should be possible to configure the Patron Limits table at the library level. Only Max Cash, Max Overdue and Max overdue recalls should be configurable, so that each library will be able to control when it starts blocking patrons independently of one another.

    13 votes
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  14. Display logic rules: always allow use of "OPEN_ACCESS" criteria

    Currently, if Alma's enableopenaccessservicesfromunpaywallapi Fulfillment setting = true, then in Display Logic Rules we gain the ability to write rule criteria that considers the presence of open access service links. If the fulfillment setting = false, that DLR option disappears.
    We assume this connection was made at a time when the Unpaywall API setting was the only way that OA services might get into Primo, so there was no need for OA services to be a criteria in DLRs when the Unpaywall API was turned off.
    However, we've found that the new Unpaywall CZ…

    3 votes
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  15. Implement Automatic Upload of Electronic Holdings for Kanopy

    Kanopy is a collection of electronic streaming videos that is comparable to other autoholdings collections like Wiley Online Library - AutoHoldings Books and ProQuest Ebook Central. There is a large overarching collection of streaming videos (suitable for a Community Zone AutoHoldings Electronic Collection) a subset of which individual libraries subscribe to. It would help if Alma offered an Automatic Upload of Electronic Holdings integration with Kanopy.

    3 votes
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  16. Implement Automatic Upload of Electronic Holdings for OverDrive

    OverDrive is a collection of electronic books and audiobooks that is comparable to other autoholdings collections like Wiley Online Library - AutoHoldings Books and ProQuest Ebook Central. There is a large overarching collection of ebooks (suitable for a Community Zone AutoHoldings Electronic Collection) a subset of which individual libraries subscribe to. It would help if Alma offered an Automatic Upload of Electronic Holdings integration with OverDrive.

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  17. FRBR report option in Alma

    Primo has the ability to group titles (mulitple editions, for example) using FRBR principles. However, finding multiple editions of titles is very slow and cumbersome in Alma. A "FRBR" report option in Alma/Analytics would be very beneficial for collection work and could draw on capabilities already existing in Primo.

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  18. MDE Search Resources mask should be empty

    When opening the Search Resources mask in MDE, the previous search is still in the data mask. For us there is no benefit for this behavior and we would like to have an empty mask and not to clear the mask every time before starting a new search.
    (If other libraries need this opportunity, we would suggest to make the default settings for this mask customizable)

    55 votes
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  19. Enable setting of Personal Delivery Locations from Resource Sharing Form

    In November 2023, The following was developed for holds based on this Idea Exchange suggestion Allow users to enter an address for home delivery – Have an idea for Ex Libris? (exlibrisgroup.com) We would like to have the same functionality available for the Resource Sharing Form as well. Our consortium policy allows for home delivery of materials from another's library. Obviously, this might not be welcome for all but without this functionality, we cannot see it being feasible to turn on this functionality for just local requests.

    15 votes
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  20. PDA import profiles for electronic titles - limit matching to specific electronic collection

    The ability to limit matching of imported MARC record against existing records with portfolios in a selected electronic collection was release for repository import profiles in the Feb 2024 release in response to a previous Ideas Exchange submission:
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/15312516-repository-import-profiles-for-electronic-titles

    Echoing the comments added to that Ideas Exchange post following the release, it would be really helpful if the same functionality could be release for PDA import profiles too, for the same reasons originally stated.

    22 votes
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