Skip to content

Alma

Your feedback matters to us. Help us improve Alma by telling us what you’d like to see using the message areas below. You can also can support something already posted.

We would love to be able to respond to every idea that is submitted, but this is not feasible. We are, however, committed to responding to the most popular ideas—those that have received the most points.

For more information please review our FAQ and guidelines. Thank you.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback

2851 results found

  1. Add "Price paid" field to POL form

    Adding a "Price paid" field in the Pricing area of the Purchase Order Line Details form-- and/or making the Net price per copy box accept text input-- would be helpful for invoices/receipts that only include the price paid.

    Currently one needs to calculate the Discount (amount) [or Discount (%)], which may also include looking up [current] List price before subtracting the amount paid to calculate the discount.

    (Speaking of current List price, if this could somehow be "grabbed" to automatically populate the list price field, rather than needing to look up the information and manually input the amount, that could…

    2 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  2. Disputed fine to trigger a task

    It would be good if Alma could trigger a task or notice to staff or supervisors responsible for dealing with disputed fines when public service staff mark a fine as such.

    1 vote
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  3. Add All4Maternity as an Electronic Collection in the Alma Community Zone

    Please add All4Maternity as an Electronic Collection in the Alma Community Zone.

    Here is the URL -

    https://www.all4maternity.com/

    Thank you.

    1 vote
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  4. Add "credit" to Fees and Fines subject area

    Users want to create reports that show credits issued by which operators, the date and amount of the credit, who the credit was issued to and what the credit was issued for.

    1 vote
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  5. Include column for Bin number in SIP2 Bin Configuration Rules

    It would be very helpful to see the Bin number available in the columns on the SIP2 Bin Configuration rules overview screen as currently, each rule must be accessed individually to see the associated bin, which is a fundamental part of the rule.

    1 vote
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  6. "Purchase Request Status Letter": take the sender from library address

    The "Purchase Request Status Letter" takes the sender from the label "addressFrom" on the Letter configuration.

    We would like to suggest that the sender for this letter would be taken from the email address of the library that manages the request.

    This behaviour already exists for other acquisition letters, for exemple the "Interested In" letter.

    11 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  7. Require a better fines and fees summary report

    Would like to see an actual report that summarizes the days transactions by transaction type (one line each for fines, lost payments, processing fees, etc., inlcuding the total number of transactions and amounts) in one section and then a summary of transactions by payment method (# of transactions and the total), with a line for the grand total. An itemized list of transactions would not be required as staff generally just need the totals to balance at the end of the day/shift. While something like this can be built in analytics, that data is not available until the next day,…

    3 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  8. Add Oregon State University OER textbooks collection

    Is it possible to add the OER ebook collection from Oregon State University to the Community Zone? They're located at: https://open.oregonstate.education

    3 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  9. Add "Status" to user searches

    There is no current method for adding "Status" to the list of available selections when running a User search in Alma; as such, the only way to find a list of active users is to either use the filter provided post-search (the selections in which are "All," "Active and not expired," and "Not active and expired") or to use Analytics.

    However, these filter options exclude searches for users who are both Active and Expired, and using Analytics to create a report for this result requires multiple steps to set up before you can get a result (and subsequently run jobs…

    8 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  10. Add Expiration Date field to portfolios (for Streaming Video lease tracking)

    Libraries lease streaming films for limited periods of time. We need to track the date each film's lease expires so we can delete the portfolio from Alma or take action to lease it for another term. We are currently using the portfolio coverage field to do this, but this is a workaround, not the designed functionality of the field. An Expiration Date field would allow libraries to enter the expiration date into each streaming film portfolio and use Alma searching and Analytics to track the expiring portfolios. It should be indexed in Alma, available in Alma Analytics, visible in the…

    3 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  11. Add configurable Electronic Material Type field to Electronic Collections

    Electronic Material Type is only configurable at the portfolio level, not the electronic collection level. In many cases, all the portfolios in an Electronic Collection share the same material type. Electronic Material Type should thus be configurable at the Electronic Collection level and inherited by all portfolios in the collection, indexed in Alma searching, included in Alma Analytics, included in the portfolio Extended Export, and modifiable using the Change Electonic Collection Information job.

    With the addition of this field, libraries could assign appropriate Electronic Material Types to all our collections (except those that are a mix of material types, which…

    3 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  12. Kbart autoholdings - Cambridge

    Vendors who advertise kbart autoholdings but Alma currently does not support it. Can we vote to have Cambridge added?

    5 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  13. WISO Presse

    WISO Presse is already added as a (portfolio)- selective collection to the ALMA CZ.

    Please also bring in the CDI functionality as well.
    The databases from GBI GENIOS are a very valuable resoruce within the German scientific community.

    Provider: GBI-Genios Deutsche Wirtschaftsdatenbank GmbH
    Freischützstr. 96
    81927 München
    wiso@genios.de
    +49 (0) 89 99 28 79 - 0

    Thank you very much!
    Best,
    Bärbel

    3 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  14. WISO Videos Technik

    WISO Videos Technik is already added as a (portfolio)- selective collection to the ALMA CZ.

    Please also bring in the CDI functionality as well.
    The databases from GBI GENIOS are a very valuable resoruce within the German scientific community.

    Provider: GBI-Genios Deutsche Wirtschaftsdatenbank GmbH
    Freischützstr. 96
    81927 München
    wiso@genios.de
    +49 (0) 89 99 28 79 - 0

    Thank you very much!
    Best,
    Bärbel

    3 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  15. Apply different Physical Item Sort Routines to different material types

    It would be useful to to apply a different sort routine to different item formats. So for example, we'd prefer books to sort by description ascending, but journals to sort by description descending.

    3 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  16. Update invoice information in batch

    Since we have to approve a lot of invoices and input the same payment information to a pile of invoices, is it possible to 1) set a certain number of invoices as a set and approve them in batch, and 2) update invoice payment information in batch as a job (similar to update PO line information)? Detailed information are as follows.

    1. Add invoices as sets Add invoice to ‘set content type’, and enable add contents from file to set so that a certain number of invoices can be grouped as a set.
    2. Add new jobs a. Update invoice status Approve/send…
    15 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  17. Limit task widget by library

    We have more than one library in Alma, and our acquisitions processes are completely separate. I would like to be able to limit the task widget on the Alma homepage by library and only see electronic resource activation tasks that belong to my library. For example, I only want to see the "Activation" tasks where the PO Line Owner is my library.

    1 vote
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  18. Ebook usage information in Alma on Other Details per portfolio

    Within Alma when looking at Ebooks (or journals) it would be nice to have the ability to see "usage" - by portfolio - based on the OpenURL report or potentially pulling in SUSHI harvested data. It could be on the portfolio level or "Other details" similar to how books show usage. Quick way to determine if additional titles need to be purchased.

    1 vote
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  19. Make it easier to create sets of courses

    The only way to create a set of courses is to get the course IDs from analytics.

    This is a problem for Sandbox where we have no access to analytics - especially for those of us with generic data.

    eg...
    1. Include the course ID when downloading a list of courses to Excel with All Fields selected (and make the course ID an option to view in the table.
    2. Enable save and create set when viewing a list of courses
    3. Enable course code to be used when creating a set

    This would be very helpful now that we…

    19 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  20. IZ/CZ symbol display in Record View

    Could “Record View” display the symbol to show whether the bib record is IZ or CZ? At the moment, you have to click on Edit and go into the MDE to find out which it is, which is annoying and time-consuming if you don’t need the MDE at that point for any other reason. You may have reached Record View from a route other than a search (e.g. activating an e-resource), so may not have seen the IZ/CZ symbol at a previous stage.

    2 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    How important is this to you?

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base