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  1. Add the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials to the CZ

    Please consider adding this authority vocabulary to the CZ as it is used to enhance records of graphic materials such as photographs, drawings, and other visual works.
    https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm2/downloadtgm2.html

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  2. Item Policy Code Table issues

    After adding an Alma Item policy in the Configuration->Fulfillment->Physical Fulfillment->Item Policy, the Item Policy Code Table allows you to edit the Code. Existing items records linked to the item policy code are not updated in such an edit. Such items retain the now “orphaned” original item policy code as can be queried in analytics.

    To compound this, leading and trailing spaces within an item policy code are considered significant, so an edit to remove a trailing space leaves (invisible to the user) distinct item policies, one of which is broken.

    We propose the following three changes:

    1.) The Item Policy…

    6 votes
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  3. Integration Profile for the Royal Society of Chemistry

    Set up an integration profile for the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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  4. Add Created and Last Modified Date fields to Views List display

    It would be extremely helpful if the Date Created and Date Last Modified could be displayed for each View in the Views List (Configuration > Discovery > Display Configuration > Configure Views). Currently the only fields displayed are: Code, Name, Description, and Default View. It would be so helpful if the creation/modification dates could also be displayed, so we could quickly and easily identify views which might be out-of-date, especially when working on projects requiring update of multiple views (such as Angular revisions). It does not appear to be possible to find this information anywhere in Alma.

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  5. Alma “scan-in” API: Marc21 field 852 - call number prefix and suffix

    We are using the Alma “scan-in” API
    /almaws/v1/items?itembarcode={itembarcode}
    which redirects to
    /almaws/v1/bibs/{mmsid}/holdings/{holdingid}/items/{item_pid}
    to print book labels.

    Some sublibraries also use call number prefixes or suffixes in some cases.

    Please see the following example record:
    - Marc21 field 852 in the Holding record
    - XML output

    (1) Example: Call number with prefix 852 $$k
    852 8_ |b XHOG |c XGRY |h G-1234567 |k Präfix

    XML output:
    item/holdingdata/permanentcallnumber: Präfix G-1234567
    item/holding
    data/callnumber: Präfix G-1234567
    item/holding
    data/accession_number: G-1234567

    item/itemdata/parsedcallnumber:
    <parsed
    callnumber>
    <call
    no/>
    <call_no>Präfix</call_no>
    <call_no>G-1234567</call_no>
    </parsed_call_number>

    (2) Example: Call number with…

    10 votes
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  6. Add Electronic Collection Information to the Bib Record Enrichment Fields in the OAI Publishing Profile

    Problem - Database type electronic collections are not getting published to Blacklight in the OAI publishing job. So bibliographic records that have database type electronic collection inventory attached, display as records without inventory in the catalog.

    Situation as described by Ex Libris - The OAI publishing profile is designed to publish the BIB record plus the enrichment fields. The Collection enrichment in the profile is for the Digital Collection, not the Electronic collection. The descriptive BIB record does not have Electronic collection as its inventory, the inventory is only Physical/Electronic/Digital. Adding Electronic Collection to the descriptive BIBs would be an…

    12 votes
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  7. Print results of query

    The print function for printing a query would be extremely helpful. I can print using the browser, but the columns are squished, so I would use 3 times the amount of paper as I would by using print from the screen, if that function is set up. It's much easier for long lists, so that we don't need to write down numbers, titles, or vendors as we check off the work we need to do - especially for the time period when Alma is new and we're working tasks to get things set up correctly.

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  8. Add ability to see which patron is currently viewing a digital book- A functionality for CDL

    As a reference librarian, I would like to 1) see which patron is currently viewing a digital book on the Waiting List tab within the digital representation and 2) have the ability to manage that patron’s session.

    Presently, I have the ability to see who is next in line on the patron waitlist, but I can't tell who has the book out now.

    From the patron standpoint, they might simply X out of Primo VE, thinking they have finished the book, but it is still out in their name.

    This becomes problematic for me as the book is in limbo,…

    6 votes
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  9. Make the Library facet customizable, so that certain libraries can be hidden from search results.

    We are in a consortium with a shared instance of Alma, but we do not lend materials among our institutions. Currently, the LIBRARY facet in Alma/Primo VE will display holdings from all institutions if applicable for a given search. It would be helpful to be able to select only certain libraries to display for a given Primo VE view.

    3 votes
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  10. Urgently needed hotkey of remove subfield

    I really need a hotkey to remove subfields. Oh, please save my backspace button.

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  11. Urgently needed hotkey of remove subfield

    I really need a hotkey to remove subfields. Oh, please save my backspace button.

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  12. Do not create activation task if portfolios are activated on import and do move POL into waiting for invoice status

    When using GOBI API for e-book ordering and loading local stand alone MARC records, we don't want the activation task to be created because the portfolios are already activated on import, and the activation task is hampering the order from moving to Waiting for Invoice.
    We want to be able to configure a Do not create electronic activation task setting in Update inventory import profile type
    Yes

    15 votes
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  13. Alma Withdrawal Option

    Our library needs the Withdraw function in Alma. We request a Deposit when we lend particularly valuable items. After the reader returns the book, the Deposit should be refunded. And this option is not available in Alma. There is a Pay option, but there is no Withdraw/Refund function, and we would like to be able to settle all financial matters in Alma (and not use external fiscal programs / cash registers).

    117 votes
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  14. Add a request cancellation code & reason in the Request webhook

    The current Request webhook doesn't seem to include the Request Cancellation reason. Currently it just says:

    'event' => {
    'desc' => 'Request canceled',
    'value' => 'REQUEST_CANCELED'
    },

    The comment field refers to the request, but not the cancellation reason here:

    'userrequest' => {
    'request
    time' => '2022-05-11T23:42:26.191Z',
    'managedbycirculationdeskcode' => 'EASTCIRC',
    'mms
    id' => '993815723607636',
    'taskname' => 'Rejected',
    'author' => 'Ferguson, J.',
    'item
    id' => '2365452260007636',
    'issue' => '',
    'pickuplocationlibrary' => 'ABC',
    'dateofpublication' => '',
    'managedbylibrary' => 'State Library',
    'requesttype' => 'HOLD',
    'request
    id' => '1419991190007636',
    'pickup…

    3 votes
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  15. Display Collection details on a citation record the same as what you see via an Alma All title display

    Display Collection details on a citation record the same as what you see via an Alma All title display

    We use Collections to group records together to help with our Leganto processing, but you cant see this information from the Citation view. We would like both views to provide the same level of information. The attached screenshot shows what I mean

    20 votes
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  16. override proxy - portfolio

    Occasionally, a portfolio will move OA in a collection. It would be great to have an option to override proxy set at the service level on the portfolio. Then, rather than having to turn off proxy at the service level and update portfolio by portfolio, you can just override proxy on each portfolio as necessary.

    5 votes
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  17. Analytics - increase maximum Excel export file size

    Excel export from an analysis currently maxes out at 65002 rows, maybe because it's exporting in an early Excel format. Can this be changed to allow the current maximum of 1,048,576 rows?

    (I know that .csv export allows more rows.)

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  18. Add an option for Quick Printing to be enabled by default

    Allow for users to have quick print enabled by default for their account. Currently switching to a new computer, resets the option back to unenabled.

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  19. Allow repeatable fields in "Add Representation form" in Alma

    Allow repeatable fields in "Add Representation form" in Alma. For instance, an article may contain two or more authors. If you allow repeatable fields in "Add Representation Form", library staff can input additional contributors to the article.

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  20. Allow the rollover of a set of POLs or the results of an Alma Analytics query

    It would be nice to be able to roll just a set of of orders, not individual POLs, or specific types of POLs. In our case, we have two libraries that prefer to have their orders rolled over on encumbrance, and the remainder on expenditure plus an FPC factor. We tried doing this this year by separately rolling the specific library's ledger and then associated POLs, but it took days. I think the issue is that it is trying and failing to roll every other active POL, and then just failing on those that do not yet have active funds.…

    3 votes
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