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  1. Add vendor UTB to Upload Electronic Holdings workflow

    The vendor UTB has already e-collections in CZ which have dozens of activations in the EMEA region. We've already contacted the vendor, and they would be willing to implement the Upload Electronic Holdings workflow.

    Vendor name: UTB
    Website: https://www.utb.de
    Contact: Tanja Klapputh, klapputh@utb.de
    Alma Interface name: UTB GmbH

    24 votes
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  2. API call to download digital files to run corpus analysis or crawl

    API call to download digital files to run corpus analysis or crawl

    We would like to download the Alma digital files using an API to conduct corpus analysis of our content. At present the available URLs pointing to the PDFs are pointing to the landing pages of the PDFs. It is not possible to extract the PDF from these pages as they load everything with Javascript in a browser.

    Furthermore, it is not possible to automate the use of the job available to download digital files to meet our requirements.

    There is no API available to construct URLs to get…

    11 votes
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  3. Allow institutions to configure their own Packaged PO approval rules

    Could we please be provided with an option to disable or configure the auto approval rules of POs containing non 'Purchase/Purchase no Letter' POLs.

    Institutions currently only have control over PO Line level approval rules in Alma and PO rules are limited as per the documentation - https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/020Acquisitions/020Purchasing/060Approving_and_Sending_POs

    "A PO with PO Lines that are not one of the following Acquisition methods will not go to Waiting for Approval:
    • Purchase
    • Purchase No letter"

    Providing us with the option to configure these options ourselves or via support requests to include/exclude specific acquisition methods will give us more flexibility to…

    12 votes
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  4. Add Reporting Codes and Dates to Items screen

    Reporting Codes can be applied to POLs only.
    Reporting codes and dates allow libraries the freedom to set codes and manage items.
    For example, items can set Funds when it is no longer linked to a POLs with Change holding.
    Also, missing book codes and date can be entered in case of a missing book.
    Allowing Reporting codes, or some similar code, to be applied to Items would add a great deal of flexibility and utility to an already good idea.

    3 votes
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  5. Allow edits to POL Bib Descriptions on Cancelled POLs

    We want to be able to edit the POL Bib Description fields on cancelled POLs without having to reopen the POL. Reopening a cancelled order on a closed ledger causes complications, especially if the fund doesn't exist in the current ledger. It would be better for your users if we could just edit this tab without impacting the POL status. Thank you!

    41 votes
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  6. API allow quantity for pricing in POL creation

    We use the adquisitions API to duplicate POLs. When we are creating a new POLs based on a existing ones.

    We get the original POLs json and we make some changes on it to send it again in order to create a new one.
    If the POL has more than one items to be ordered (quanity for pricing field), the api ignore it and put always a 1.
    The problem is that the Alma make some calculations with the amount field and the fun percentage changes, so the POL amount increases and is not the correct amount.

    In order to…

    3 votes
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  7. Adding newly registered patrons to the 'Recent patrons'-list

    Being able to see patrons entered in a session is very useful, but it would be great if the recent list also included new patrons registered during the session.

    Often times, patrons for instance request registration before they find the books they want to borrow. If we could easily access their patron services page when they return with them, it would streamline the process.

    3 votes
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  8. Configure our default option to “Keep local descriptive metadata” when linking local portfolios to CZ at the Institution level

    Currently, the default option is set to "Use descriptive metadata from the community," and our staff need to manually select the option "Keep local descriptive metadata" every time a portfolio is linked to CZ. Relying on manual updates introduces human error, and fixing these errors requires considerable effort and staff time. Therefore, we propose the inclusion of a user-configurable option that will allow institutions to set their preferred source of descriptive metadata as the default (either CZ or local) when linking portfolios in Alma. This will allow institutions greater control over their processes and will minimize the burden on ExLibris…

    3 votes
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  9. Access Student Photos Securely

    Currently, user photos are only available via a web link https://myurl/photo/studentidentifier.jpg. This means that all student photos need to be available over the internet which in the UK is a Data Breach. There needs to be a way that only the student in question or an authorised staff member can see the photo. It is not possible to use 3rd party software like Azure to do this as the cross-site scripting protection gets in the way.

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  10. Include "On Hold Expiration Date" to "Physical Items"

    Please include the "On Hold Expiration Date" from the Alma Physical Items Search to the Analytics field "Physical Items"

    3 votes
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  11. Send activity report should include NZ items

    Send Activity Report should include NZ items

    As a library that is part of a large consortium, many of our patrons have both local and NZ items checked out. When in a patron's account, there is the option to send them an "activity report," however, those emails only contain a list of locally checked out material. Sometimes we like to send these as reminders to patrons, but patrons are often confused that they only contain the IZ items. It would be very useful for us if these reports could include all checked out materials from our NZ partners as well…

    19 votes
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  12. Display Number of Renewals information under ‘Other Details’ of a Physical item

    To enhance the circulation service and provide convenient access to usage information, we suggest displaying the renewal information including ‘number of renewals’ and ‘last renewal date’ under the ‘Other details’ section of a physical item in Alma. The number of renewals records how many times the due date of a loaned item was extended before the ‘maximum renewal period’. This figure is often essential to measure the usage and understand patron’s intention to continuously keep the loaned item.

    In current release of Alma, the information under ‘Other details’ of a physical item shows usage information for circulation such as loans,…

    3 votes
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  13. Add Locked Process status to completed jobs

    Currently EDI jobs complete and then tables lock for updating to complete through out Alma. This leaves other similar jobs stuck in the queue as Pending for several minutes.
    Under this change instead of a completed job that locks tables being moved directly to history it would get an additional status in the Running jobs area. This status would let users know that the job had completed, but that Pending jobs would not be starting.
    We have had ongoing issues where staff confusion resulted from a job completing, but the next job staying in Pending for 2-10 minutes. After much…

    3 votes
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  14. Add a date measure to Digital Inventory/Usage Analytics

    For Digital Inventory/Usage, we can only see total (cumulative) downloads and views. It would be helpful to have a date measure to see usage over time for digital files.

    14 votes
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  15. Create ACS eBooks Collection 2024

    I'd like ExLibris to create a CZ collection for "ACS eBooks Collection 2024" so that we can activate the content and make it available to our users via our discovery layer.

    12 votes
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  16. Making the temporary location change before the loan

    We would like the temporary location change to be made before the loan, to enable us to exclude the temporary location from the loan count using a Loan limit rule.
    Thank you for considering this request.

    3 votes
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  17. Desable default "Assigned to Me" in the new Review PO line list

    In the new Review (PO line) list, the default Assignment is "Assigned to Me". It would be beter that the default Assignment is deactivate here.

    In some libraries, the PO Lines are centralized and managed by specific person/service and not by the PO Line creator/assignment.

    2 votes
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  18. User Record Templates

    It would be great if the library could create "templates" for different types of user records that automatically fill in things like the User Group and that have different required fields depending on the type of template. This would make it easier for staff to create user records on the spot.

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  19. Modify column size in search results

    We would like to be able to modify the width of the columns for search results in Alma. The collection status (in the "Item Availability" column) can be difficult to read for some records, which forces us to open the record to read it properly.

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  20. Add 2FA for Import profiles

    Recent changes to our digital preservation system mean that two factor authentication is now required for API access to the system. This includes OAI Harvest tools.

    At present there is no field in the Alma/Primo import profile template I can add the authentication key required to harvest data from our preservation system.

    Is it possible to add such a field to the Alma import authentication template? This would benefit not only us, but others who have links to external systems which require two factor authentication.

    Information about the change as it relates to us can be found in the following…

    3 votes
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