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  1. Allow conditionals and general messages to be sent to and received from ILLiad ISO resource sharing partners

    The SUNY system has started sending resource sharing borrowing requests dircectly to a non-SUNY library's ILLiad via an ISO ILLiad resource sharing partner. Things are going well for the most part, but we're unable to pass general messages to ILLiad, and we're unable to receive conditional messages from ILLiad. Could you please work with Atlas Systems on allowing these messages to be passed between systems?

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  2. Transit Time Rules for Work Order Departments

    We have work order departments in a central location providing services to multiple libraries across our state. When the department has completed their task and is ready to send the item to the distant library, Alma sets the delivery date to 24 hours when the transit time between libraries could take 72 hours. This confuses patrons who believe the item is available when it is in transit.

    The Transit Time Rule set between libraries are not configured to include Work Order Departments and only the library level is available for configuration. We would like the Transit Time Rules to include…

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  3. Current loaned item borrower user group as parameter in terms of use

    Sometimes we need to restrict requests based on the group of the user that has the item currently borrowed, not only the group of the user that is trying to request.

    This is particularly useful when you have items loaned to a user for an specific loan period (sometimes even for months or years) and you want to avoid users to request that item loaned to that specific user group but allow them to request items currently loaned to other user groups.

    Take teachers and students for an example. You would like students to be able to request items currently…

    3 votes
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  4. 12 votes
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  5. Copyright Work Percentage Rule

    It should be possible to apply the Copyright Work Percentage Rule for:
    1. Patron Digitization Requests
    2. RS Borrowing requests

    And not just for:
    1. Staff Digitization Requests
    2. Library Physical Digitization Requests

    13 votes
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  6. traditional Chinese be transcribed into simplified in MDE

    Can bib. records in traditional Chinese be transcribed into simplified Chinese in MDE by one click or by normalization rule? like what MS word can do.

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  7. Enhance the locate profile for ISSN and Article Locate

    The current locate profile is able to locate Journals via ISSN but that fails to take account of publication years. Can we look to enhance the article locate function to take into account ISSN, YEAR and VOLUME.

    An example of a current issue we have is, a user requests an article with the ISSN 1234-1234 and the year 2020, the locate profile will currently match on institutions ISSN holdings only, so requests end up going to institutions that may have that Journal but not the year that the article is for.

    9 votes
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  8. Fulfillment Proxy Should Receive On Hold Shelf notifications for AFN items

    We have found:

    ---While Fulfillment Proxy users can request both local and AFN items on behalf of the Proxy Sponsor,
    ---And Fulfillment Proxy and Proxy Sponsor users receive On Hold Shelf notifications for local items,
    ---Only the Proxy Sponsor receives On Hold Shelf notification emails for AFN items. The Fulfillment Proxy does NOT also receive the letter for AFN items on hold.

    We would like Alma to send an On Hold Shelf notification to the Fulfillment Proxy patron for items requested through the AFN by a Fulfillment Proxy. This will mirror functionality for requests placed for local items by a…

    22 votes
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  9. When printing a shipping slip, you should always have the option of selecting "quick print" in case the receipt printer isn't functional.

    "Quick print" allows you to print the slip from a regular printer, but this option isn't always available. I've been typing the information the borrowing library will need in a Word document and sending that along with the book. It's impossible to generate a barcode this way, of course.

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  10. Add User Statistical Categories as a Parameter in Fulfillment Units Rules

    We would like the ability to add user statistical categories as input parameters when configuring Fulfillment Units. This will allow us to apply additional terms of use (TOUs) to certain subsets of User Groups.

    Right now, we are able to configure Fulfillment Unit rules based on User Groups (i.e. Student, Staff, Community Member, etc.). However, there are certain subsets of users within these groups (for example, a student that is part of a scholarship program, learning community, or major) that we would like to apply different TOUs to. We can identify these users with Statistical Categories and if we could…

    27 votes
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  11. After running a update user job to apply a block I want all users with loans, fines or overdue books to be reported

    After running an update user job to apply a general block (in this case a graduating) block) I need to see which users still have loans, fines, lost or overdue books

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  12. Allow API update action of License in POLine record

    Currently, License field in POLine record cannot be updated via Acquisition API. There are no effective way to link up POLine record and License record without manual update one by one. The field were mentioned in the restpoline.xsd as

    "The license code. Relevant for electronic orders only, and is not supported for PUT. "

    3 votes
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  13. Allow API update action of License in POLine record

    Currently, License field in POLine record cannot be updated via Acquisition API. There are no effective way to link up POLine record and License record without manual update one by one. The field were mentioned in the restpoline.xsd as

    "The license code. Relevant for electronic orders only, and is not supported for PUT. "

    1 vote
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  14. Make the "License ID" visible in Alma

    My team was trying to investigate ways to make sets for a project regarding our licenses and thought using the License ID would be great, but it's frustrating since we can't even see what the License ID actually is unless you find it in an Analytics report and search for it. In Analytics, you can add a column to show the "License ID", but are unable to view that in Alma. I think if it's viewable in Analytics and it's also a searchable field in Alma, it would make sense to make it an option to view in Alma as…

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  15. Include "Dismiss Selected" button on the bottom of the page

    When scrolling through the Community Zone Updates Task List, you need to scroll back up to the top of the page to click the "Dismiss Selected" button. It would be most helpful if the same function could be applied at the bottom of the page as well.

    48 votes
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  16. Alma Digital - Allow digital object controls in Full screen view as well as the minimized view

    Right now when a user views a digital object in the Alma, particularly a PDF, they have all the controls for zooming, moving to a particular page, etc., only when they they are the viewer is in a frame within the larger Primo window, with the metadata at the side etc. No functionality is available in full screen mode except to escape full screen mode. It would make for a much better experience for users if they had these functions in full screen mode as well, particularly since many of them would be reading the content on a laptop screen…

    2 votes
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  17. Scanning books with Alma Mobile to do Shelf Report

    The idea is to allow staffs to scan the barcodes of a batch of books on the shelf to automatically create a list that will upload to Alma Shelf Report, so we can check misplaced books, missing books, and books that have not been added to Alma, etc. This eliminates the need to create an excel list of barcodes, a desktop laptop, and a handheld scanner. Shelf reading will become faster, more streamlined, and more accurate.

    3 votes
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  18. Lending requests - requests shipped as physical non-returnable should automatically get status Request Completed

    Now when there is an lending request in Alma and we choose the option "Ship non-returnable" then such request gets a status "Shipped physically". We suggest that such request should automatically get status "Request Completed" because it was shipped and such request is completed according to our workflow.

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  19. Borrowing requests: comment (from Primo) should not be transferred to request note field but to the Note field

    The content of the comment (from Primo) was transferred to the "Request Note" field (=Request Attributes).
    We didn't want that to happen.
    The content should go into the "Note" field (=Resource Information).

    3 votes
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  20. Borrowing requests: comment (from Primo) should not be transferred to request note field but to the Note field

    The content of the comment (from Primo) was transferred to the "Request Note" field (=Request Attributes).
    We didn't want that to happen.
    The content should go into the "Note" field (=Resource Information).

    3 votes
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