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  1. Extend time before analytics times out

    Whenever I am working on an analytic report, it often takes hours. But after a few minutes, if I do not go back to Alma to do a fake search to refresh its link to analytics, analytics would time out.

    Can you extend the time to at least an hour before analytics times out?

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      under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
    • Retain the List Of Items filters after an item edit

      We would like the filter settings (for Status, Location or Library) to be maintained when an Alma user edits an item from the List Of Items and then saves that change.

      This is because many of the titles our staff members tend to work with in List Of Items frequently comprise core texts, of which we may have several dozen copies in various places and at a number of different statuses. It is therefore very time-consuming for staff to have to re-apply their settings for every transaction.


      The following is typical of the workflow during which our staff encounter the…

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      • Configure Alma New UI to Work on Smartphones (Devices Smaller than Tablet)

        Due to the browser requirements, Alma New UI will not work on a device smaller than a tablet:

        "Minimum required resolution is 1024x768 (1280*800 recommended)."

        This is a bummer, as I know many of us often need to access Alma from a smartphone. The Current UI is terrible from a phone, but at least it is possible. That is one of the main reasons I was excited about New UI.

        Please configure Alma New UI to work on smartphones (devices smaller than tablet).

        Thanks,
        Blake

        https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/Alma_Online_Help_(English)/Getting_Started/050Alma_User_Interface_%E2%80%93_General_Information/010Browser_Requirements

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          under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
        • Ctrl-z/Undo in the Metadata Editor

          Currently, there is no Ctrl-z/Undo function in the Metadata Editor.
          Please add this function.
          Use case:
          A record is in draft mode and the cataloger deletes a field accidentaly, there is no way of bringing it back.
          Or a cataloger works on an exisiting record, makes a lot of changes and only wants to undo the last actions, but not go back to the previous version.

          216 votes
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          • Edit an authority record when cataloging a bibliographic record

            Here is an enhancement request concerning authorities.

            Currently, when cataloging a bibliographic record in the metadata editor, we can press F3 in a field to choose an authority.

            Example :
            MARC21 field 100 -> F3 to choose an author authority.

            When pressing F3, the cataloger can :
            - select an authority
            - view an authority

            I would like ExLibris to add a third option :
            - edit authority

            (for example : after clicking on "view" an autor authority, I want to be able to edit it to add a field 4xx)

            Thanks for taking this into account!

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            • Change Repository Search "Contains" to drop-down to enable searching "Contains Phrase", "Starts With", and "Equals"

              In the repository search simple search, the only search operator you can use when searching available indexes is contains (e.g., FIND all titles WHERE title CONTAINS ____.

              We would like to request that the CONTAINS operator be turned into an advanced-style dropdown menu to enable searches like this:

              FIND all titles WHERE title CONTAINS PHRASE ____
              FIND all titles WHERE title STARTS WITH ____
              FIND all titles WHERE title EQUALS _____

              In many cases, an advanced search is not required, it is simply the contains operator that needs to be modified, and performing an advanced search just to modify the…

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              • Link to view record in Primo from Alma

                When viewing a bibliographic record in Alma, we would like a link to appear that opens a new browser tab/window showing the record in Primo. For example, the MMSID could be hyperlinked, which would then perform a search for the record in Primo. This would enable quick identification of publishing problems between Alma and Primo as well as testing record display in Primo.

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                • Make 245 $p, $n, $s, $k, $f, $g part of "Title" resource description when viewing/editing holdings and item record details.

                  Currently when viewing a list of holdings or list of items (and editing them) for a resource/bib in Alma, the $p -- a part/section of a work is not displayed in the resource description for the title. All you see is the main title of the work (245 $a), not the sub-name designation of the part/section. You have no way of knowing which work you are viewing or editing, unless you know the call number specifically.

                  Example, I have 4 records that are all "The advertising red books" title, but each one is a different part/section of the work. If…

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                  • Add a "back to repository search" button to reduce the number of clicks

                    Frequently when editing bib, item and holding records, we are forced to press the back button multiple times just to get back to the results list of the initial search. We have to retrace every step just to get back to the original search screen.

                    It would be helpful to have a back button that does not merely retrace steps, but takes you back to the initial results list and repository search screen, thereby eliminating several clicks that add up to hundreds of clicks in a day.

                    129 votes
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                    • Enter 12 hour time with AM/PM

                      We have already changed our *display* to 12 hours in the General configuration (General/Other Settings/system_time_format is changed to hh:mm:ss a and it operates correctly.) However, there are still many cases when Alma requires us to *input* a 24 hour time.

                      For example, when we check out an item and need to change the due time, there is no way to input 12 hours with AM/PM. (Screenshot example: http://screencast.com/t/9B9XC2qbl) We must enter 24 hour time. This has caused an ongoing problem of inputting an incorrect due time (such as "17:00" when we mean to input 7PM), causing stressful interactions and…

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                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                      • Add "Google Scholar XML" as a publishing profile exported data format

                        Adding the Google Scholar format as an exported data format will make it possible for us to automate our holdings exports for various vendors including RapidILL and Browzine.

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