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  1. 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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  2. Issue with Embargoed Bibliographic Record Display in Primo

    Current situation:
    Despite configuring an embargo on a digital file, the bibliographic record continues to show up in Primo. In an effort to resolve the issue, we suppress the bib record, but even after the embargo has expired after two years, the record is not visible in Primo.

    Desired outcome:

    If an embargo is in place, it can affect whether the bibliographic record is suppressed or not. Alternatively, when the embargo period ends, the library may receive a notification to prompt staff to manually remove the suppressed status. The desired outcome is to ensure that the bibliographic record is either…

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  3. Serials: Editing of Description Needed

    When opening predicted items, the Description-Field is populated by the data provided in “Next Predicted Item´s information” and displays these data in a certain punctuation-logic. Unfortunately, this logic is not equal to the description- (and punctuation-) logic used in German speaking countries (which is following ZETA-Standard) – and there is no possibility to edit this. Since there has to be a correct description (for sorting etc.), the only way is to open and edit every single item once it is created by prediction pattern. This is causing a lot of unnecessary work to be done manually - we need the…

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  4. A new design for the homepage of ALMA

    It would be really lovely if the homepage to ALMA was colourful and bright with easy access to the major functions we use in the library. For example there could be a homepage that has different bubbles (5 in a circle with one in the middle for example) and people can drag and drop their 6 most used icons. For library assistants this would be super useful if we could open ALMA and instantly be able to issue / return books / search for a service users name / card number for easy access. It would also be great if…

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  5. Please add the ability to use the facets for Archival Materials according to LDR pos. 8 = a

    Hello,

    Most archival materials are cataloged as follows:
    LDR pos. 6 = p
    LDR pos. 8 = a
    Currently, the facet in Alma show these kind of materials as "Undefined".
    Adding a facet of "Achieve Material" according to LDR pos.8 = a, would be very useful.

    Thanks.

    63 votes
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    Hi. 1. Are you stating that you want a new “Resource Type”?
    2. The definitions of the resource types are explained in the table titled “Rules Used to Create the Resource Type Field – MARC 21/KORMARC and UNIMARC” at https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/010Getting_Started/050Alma_User_Interface_%E2%80%93_General_Information/Searching_in_Alma#The_Resource_Type_Field
    3. Do you want a new row in this table which would be as follows?
    Archival materials. LDR pos. 8 = a
    4. The table is read top to bottom and as soon as match is found it stops. Where in the table would you like this new row to appear?
    5. How come the title of this suggestion states “LDR pos. 8 = a” but the comment from Feb. 2 also has “LDR pos. 6 = p”? We do not think “LDR pos. 6 = p” is a good idea. That is used for “mixed materials”. On the other hand “LDR pos. 8…

  6. Better management of serial prediction when publication frequency changes

    Sometimes providers change a journal’s publication frequency throughout the year. So, the prediction’s pattern selected / elaborated at the beginning of the year doesn’t work anymore in Alma. One part of predictions (date of receipt) will be ok until the change but all other predicted items will be false. Now, we can revise the prediction during the year but we must erase the items already received. We can also leave the prediction defined at the beginning of the year and edit manually the false items from the time of the prediction change.

    It would save a lot of time if…

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  7. Add a linking job for mass linking of NZ records to IZ

    Currently the only way to use records from NZ in an IZ is to search them in the NZ and perform an action like "order" or "link" on every single record one by one. There are, however, situations where an IZ wants to use a bulk of records. For this purpose we need a possibility to link records in bulk and create inventory for the linked records.

    We imagine a linking job that takes as an input a logical or itemized set of records saved from a search in the NZ. The linking job can create physical and electronic (and…

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  8. Create Analytics field for self check loans and returns

    Currently to identify self check stats for loans and returns in Analytics you either need to do one of the following:

    1. Create separate Circulation Desks for self checks
    2. If the operator Primary Identifier field is "None" assume the loan or return was a self check one

    Neither of these workarounds work if you choose to delete Library staff records from Alma and not retain full statistics in Analytics or if the Circulation Desks are deleted (which can happen if a Library is closed)

    It would be preferable to have a separate field in Analytics that indicates whether a loan or…

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  9. Show Pickup location in the tables "Requests" and "Loans" in Patron Services

    It would be helpful ig the information “Pickup location” could be added as a column in the tables “Requests” and “Loans” in the “Patron services” in order to see the destination chosen by the Patron. Furthermore, the "Pickup location" should be displayed in Primo in the patron’s account - also in the "Loans" not only in the "Requests".

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