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  1. crypto token development company

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    https://www.coindevelopmentcompany.com/

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  2. Move requests and temporary locations - option to flag for processing, etc.

    At present the item move requests sometimes work too seamlessly. Especially for items that are onloan when the request are made (or the item is restored to its permanent location). This is an issue when the items need manual intervention, e.g. relabelling. Items go through the process without being flagged unless another process is used, e.g. a work order or fulfillment note.

    It should be possible to flag items for manual intervention when they arrive at their new or original location. A message on the lines of 'Move Request: check labels etc.,' in the manner of a fulfillment note.

    50 votes
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  3. Allow license on NZ - managed electronic resources to be viewed by member institutions in their IZs

    For electronic resources activated in the Network Zone where access is distributed to member institutions in the consortium, license terms attached to the e-resources cannot be viewed in the IZs of member institutions. License terms can be viewed by institutions only by searching Primo VE, only if "Enable Display of License Information" is enabled in their Fulfillment configurations. This is not an optimal way to search and view license terms for these resources are shared via the NZ.

    Since institutions in the consortium have access to the resource via the Network Zone, it would be beneficial if staff at member…

    4 votes
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  4. Additional Report to ExLibris Option

    Adding the option to "Report to Ex Libris" from the Electronic Titles search page would make reporting issues to them much more streamlined.

    Currently you have to
    1) Find out what collection it is in
    2) Go to the portfolio list
    3) Search for the title
    4) Then you have the option to Report to Ex Libris by clicking the three dots

    https://app.screencast.com/a6QyxCDQwdeNf

    6 votes
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  5. Add "Delete or replace URL's SUFFIX" to Job "Change Electronic portfolio information"

    Sometimes it is necassary to change or delete the URL in portfolio information for a set of portfolios. It is possible to delete or replace URL's prefix in Electronic Portfolio information, but it is not yet possible to delete or repclace url's suffix .
    For us it would be very useful to have both opportunities.

    97 votes
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  6. Show folder and column details in filters in alma analytics where multiple columns have identical names.

    When creating a repost in Alma there are certain subject areas (e.g Physical Items) where a column name is identical across multiple folders.
    For example:
    Material Type (Physical Item Details)
    Material Type (Bibliographic Details)
    Material Type (PO Line)

    when viewed in "Create" view in Alma you can see the folder headings above the column headings and there identify which is which.
    However when used as filters, only the column heading is displayed - therefore it is impossible to identify which is which without clicking into each filter and looking for Column Formula to see which folder it comes from.

    Snip…

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  7. Save Facet Settings

    There are facet settings/searches we tend to run more than others. It would be really excellent and save a lot of duplicated work if it was possible to save certain facet configurations or bookmark the search so we could quickly access it again later. Would be even better if those searches could be shared among our staff, like how public sets are.

    An example would be having a saved Request/Process type facet filter so we could quickly see what items were needing to be shipped physically, but there are any number of facet searches that it would be fantastic to…

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  8. Add Lender/Borrower addresses to Label code table in select Fulfillment and Resource Sharing letters

    Fulfillment letters and Resource Sharing related letters would benefit from having an easy mailing label field, to be toggled on and off in the “Labels” section for letter editing when a Library would like to add a mailing label to a letter.

    With collaboration from our Alliance colleagues, we created a shipping label directly on our Ful Resource Sharing Request letter. When we print our pull slips, a second page is automatically generated with a printed mailing label with the Borrowing Schools address information, along with information to allow our mail room to expense it to the correct fund. By…

    8 votes
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  9. Add the Lender's mailing address to the Resource Sharing Receive Slip Letter xml

    Adding this xml to the letter code would allow us to print the Lender mailing address on our Resource Sharing Receive Slip Letter. This would help us be more efficient by printing just this single letter at the time this item is received, as we normally would. Then, when our patron returns the item with the slip, we won't have to physically print out the mailing address, and can use the slip already enclosed in the book.

    For example, this xml info is included in the Ful Resource Sharing Request Slip letter in the following fields: "notificationdata/partnershippinginfo

    17 votes
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  10. Add PsycTherapy collection for Ebsco

    There is no working collection for PsycTherapy for Ebsco. Using the proquest collection does not solve direct linking and requiers constant updates off the linking to work

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  11. Send an email to specific library staff member once an Invoice or Purchase Order is paid for

    I would like a function that you could alert a library staff member once an invoice or purchase order is paid for. Sometimes, library staff need to know that an order has been paid for so they can turn on access or know how much is left to spend on a fund. It would be a neat functionality that a letter can be generated from Alma directly to a library staff member once the PO has been paid.

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  12. Utilize dual due date either "End of Term" or "Fixed Time period" :which ever is less.

    Universities frequently want all materials returned at the "end of term". But they also wish to allow fixed loans (21 days for example).

    We need the Fulfillment to allow both EOT and Fix whichever is less. That way when EOT comes into play loans with automatically switch to EOT due dates.

    Solution: We need to be able to have two DueDates on a TOU and set the rule to apply the least days of the two policies. OR on the DueDate policy, add fixed data AND “End of Term”.

    WorkAround: Set reminder on specific date to switch the TOU from…

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  13. Analytics: Add the country to subject Area digital usage details

    The country of download and the organization are key information about the digital usage details as they add value and context to the statistics. This information is very important to our institution. Would it be possible to add the country, country code and organization to the digital usage details the same way as in Esploro subject area Asset usage details

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  14. Troubleshooting/business intelligence: Make authentication method field useful (searchable in Alma, reportable in Analytics, customizable)

    We need business intelligence about the big picture of which authentication method we use for each eresource.

    There is an "Implemented Authorization Method" field in the vendor interface record but this data is only available by drilling down into the vendor record, and to those users with appropriate permissions. It's essentially invisible; there is no way to expose this data: it's not a searchable field in Alma, it's not a queryable field in Analytics, and it's not available through the APIs. The values are also not customizable but do not encompass the real life categories we need.

    why?
    1) troubleshooting:…

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  15. The 'Open Day' option in Grace Period

    It has been more than 4 years in planning since July 2019. I hope this planned item will appear in the schedule of new release of ALMA in 2024.

    Grace Period only for open days
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/32157484-grace-period-only-for-open-days

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  16. Resource Sharing label colors

    Allow us to customize the color of Resource Sharing labels, especially the Assigned To label. Having the Assigned To label a different color would make it stand out, make it easier to find, and let others know that they can move on.

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  17. Add 'Assigned date' to user roles

    We often need to know the date that a role was first added to a user's account. The status date is not static and because we use the API for updates from our SIS the status date often gets updated with random dates. The API updates also make the history tab difficult to use to track down role additions versus changes.

    We should be able to easily see a column that includes the date a role was initially assigned/added in the context of all of their roles in the General Information tab.

    We also need the date a role was…

    4 votes
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  18. No requesting when available items in institution

    We would very much like there to be an option in Alma fulfillment units (On Shelf Request Policy): "No requesting when available items in institution".

    The meaning of which would be that if there is at least one (requestable) item available at any holding, the user will not be able to make a title request. The system will consider all items in the institution, not just one holding at a time.

    Currently we use the "No Requesting from available holding" option which means that when all (requestable) items on one holding are checked out, then the user can make a…

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  19. Make “Public access model for “Owned” purchase model” retrievable in Analytics query

    When an Ebook Central ebook in the CZ is both owned and available in a subscribed subscription collection, the unlimited users license appears in the portfolio tab Acquisitions/Public Access model, and the number of users for the owned copy appears in "Public access model for "Owned" purchase model." Analytics cannot report out '“Public access model for “Owned” purchase model” in any case. All I can get is Public Access Model. When I report out both Purchase Model (owned, subscription, DDA) and Public Access model, and get owned and subscription but only Public Access Model unlimited users, I know that;s for…

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  20. Analytics shared dimension

    Hi,
    We would like to be able to create a report showing remaining charges listed by user and include the block reason.

    The charge data is in subject area "Fines and Fees" and the block reason is in subject area "Users".

    We raised this as a case (06837145) but were told it's not possible without a shared dimension, this is the request to create that shared dimension.

    Thanks
    Ian

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