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  1. Closed Library Management TOU apply to Resource Sharing Request

    Currently, the RS Lending Request item due date does not take into consideration of the library closed days as there is no "Closed Library Due Date Management" option in the Lending Resource Sharing Rule TOU. As a result, the due date may fall on a library closed date where clients are unable to return the item. I have received confirmation from ExLibris (SF354784) that this will need to be an enhancement request rather than a bug fix.

    471 votes
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  2. New notification letter when expiry date is updated

    When updating the expiry date for items on hold shelf, we miss the opportunity to resend notification letter with the new expiry date. We are aware of the resend notification functionality, but this will not include the new expiry date.

    426 votes
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  3. Add "Search within results" box on a set

    Hello,

    It would be very useful if we had a search box of "Search within results", on a set we created with indication rules.

    Thanks.

    396 votes
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  4. Add "Request" as a block option in Block Preferences

    Currently the Block Preferences have Block options to permit Blocks on Loan and Renewals, but it would be good to include Blocks on Requests on these blocks - specifically Patron Physical Item Requests, but conceivably other requests.

    For example is a Patron Limit is defined on Overdues or Recalled overdues, and the limits are exceeded, the relevant Block Preferences are triggered,
    i.e.
    Patron overdue limits has exceeded
    Patron overdue recall limit exceeded

    However, the only options on what patron services blocked are Loan and Renewal.
    Requests should also be added to the options so that overdues can immediately block a…

    366 votes
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  5. 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.

    346 votes
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  6. Grace Period only for open days

    Now the unit of measurement for grace period is "days". So even if the library closed on weekend, those days are included to "Grace Period". To give fair advantage of grace period, Alma should apply the grace period excluding library closed.
    For the detailed scenario as I expected, please refer to the attachment.

    Thanks.

    332 votes
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  7. More possibilities for the Alma Color Theme

    In the new UI, libraries can manage branding in Alma by selecting one of 6 basic colors (blue, purple, red, green, brown, orange). This configuration can only be made by a General administrator and is valid for all Alma users. We would like:
    - a larger variety of colors (proposing the 216 web-safe colors would be fine);
    - the possibility for any user to define their own Color Theme: color experience may be very different from one individual to another and giving everyone the possibility the use a convenient color would be appreciated.

    330 votes
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  8. Make physical item sort routines stick

    For those of us working with continuing resources:

    When viewing a list of physical items, the sort routine defaults to Library/Location. The items do not appear in any particular order when the results are loaded. Often I change the sort routine to Description or Receiving Date to view the most recent serial items and order them chronologically for viewing.

    It would be nice if the sort routine "sticks" so that every time I open a list of items, the sort mechanism will stay on Description (not default back to Library/Location)

    This would be especially helpful when managing items in the…

    297 votes
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  9. Improve 'Electronic Resource Activation Task List' Management

    The Electronic Resource Activation Task List does not adequately cover the multiple tasks and steps that operators need to complete during the resource's lifecycle. For example, for most electronic resources, there are usually multiple tasks in progress simultaneously (e.g., entering the EZProxy stanza on the server, ensuring admin access to the publisher's site). But because the Electronic Resource Activation Task List allows only one status to be assigned to a resource, there is no way to manage multiple simultaneous tasks nor easily determine what task has already been completed. This results in double handling and inefficient use of managing our…

    293 votes
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  10. Ability to run user purge on a set

    The current purge job does not allow for granularity beyond the user group and the number of options and filters for the Purge User Records job is very limited.
    It would be helpful to be able to run patron purge on a set of user records, or alternatively for Alma to add a user delete job (under Manage Jobs and Sets > Run a Job) that runs on a set.
    (see also NERS Request ID 5304)

    270 votes
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  11. Add Data Type category for the Title Report in COUNTER 5 section of analytics

    The Master Title Report of COUNTER 5 includes ebook and journal titles. It is difficult to use this master report in analytics without having a data type or section type option to differentiate between which titles are journals and which are ebooks. The master title report is useless in analytics without this option. Please add the data type or section type category from the COUNTER 5 Master Title Report into the Analytics Usage Report.

    253 votes
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  12. Preferred term correction should flip headings that change tag number

    Alma authority control does not handle cases where the bib heading is linked to an authority via a cross-reference, but the preferred and non-preferred terms are in different fields, e.g. preferred term is in authority field 130 and cross-reference in authority is in 410.

    Alma should be able to handle this scenario. Currently when the bib heading matches the authority cross-reference, Alma won't correct these and instead puts them on this report: Preferred Term Correction - Bib Heading found no authorized term.

    Example bib heading that Alma won't correct:

    110/2_ $$a Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920). $$t Treaties, etc. $$g…

    249 votes
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  13. Add expiry date for "proxy for" users

    In an academic institution, many "proxy for" users will be arranged on a semester or yearly basis, it would be good to have an expiry date so that this permission stops and does not extend into perpetuity.

    235 votes
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  14. Significant Improvements to the 'Browse Shelf List' Function Needed

    The 'Browse Shelf List" function is essential for catalogers in our library and is extremely clunky and time-consuming to use. Proposing any (hopefully all) of the following changes:

    1. Ability to view more results surrounding the exact search request.
      Said in a different way, the ability to view the result in the middle of the results page, so as to be able to see a few of the results both before and after. This makes call number adjustment significantly easier, instead of always needing to click a back button and remember what the call number were on the page before.

    2. Ability…

    221 votes
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  15. Fulfillment: Automatic Renewal Notices / Email Letters to patrons when loans automatically renewed

    Our users have requested to be notified with the new due date when an on loan item is automatically renewed by Alma. This is currently not possible and users are not aware when the item is due back until they receive a courtesy reminder 2-3 days before the due date. We would like Alma to provide the option to configure and send Auto Renewal Notices / Email Letters to users when their loans have automatically been renewed by Alma. We have Auto Renewal Activated and our users do not receive any notification that this has taken place. We would like…

    216 votes
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    Hi,

    It will be possible to configure the system (with a utomatic renew rule output parameter to say whether to send an email to the patron when renewal takes place.

    If emails are sent, they will be sent in an aggregated manner (single notice for all renewed loans)

  16. How to distinguish namesakes

    When you search a user (fullfiment > manage patron services), there is no possibility to distinguish to different user, who have the same nam (namesakes).

    In the old UI, there was a patron card image, and, when clicking on, we accessed to a summary of the patron.

    Now, we have no more solution.

    Can you add this functionnality in the new UI?

    Thanks a lot.

    206 votes
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    Hi,

    Makes sense ! Currently, the user information that is displayed in the user Ajax search results (e.g. patrons services WB) is hardcoded.

    A mapping table, similar to the one that configures the user pop up, will control the fields that show in this list. The mapping table will enable the same fields that the user pop up allows, and allow setting the order of the fields.

    Thanks,

  17. Linking patron name to patron record

    I have noticed there are several ideas suggested in the ideas exchange regarding linking a patron's name and/or ID to their record in Alma.

    These include:
    - 'Link patron loan to patron record' (posted 25/05/2016)
    - 'Hyperlinking from request queue/holdshelf to patron record' (posted 21/09/2017)
    - Ability to view patron data via patron ID link in resource sharing' (posted 11/01/2018)

    I have one more to add to the list - linking within 'Manage item returns'.

    When an item is returned, the patron returning the item is displayed in the 'Patron' column, with a hyperlink to their record, and the option…

    197 votes
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    The solution approach will be to add a link from the user contact info pop up to the user record. This link will be available for users that have a role that allows viewing a full user record.

    By having this link added to the user information pop up we will have added to the many places where user information is displayed.

  18. Display Logic: shared NZ choices in IZ

    Currently, the Display Logic settings are limited to IZ resources only; they do not allow choices for resources that are shared from the NZ among several institutions.

    For example, my library offers unmediated CCC document delivery for certain Wiley titles we don't subscribe to. So when I set the display logic rule, it should be "Hide service Full Text with Electronic collection = CCC Get It Now Wiley if exists service Full Text with Electronic collection = Wiley Online Library." However, because the Wiley Online Library ecollection is shared in the NZ for my consortium, it will not appear as…

    196 votes
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  19. Copy PO Line Prices to Item Replacement Cost

    Add a new configuration parameter to automatically copy the physical one time PO line price to the item Replacement cost. If the PO line's currency is different than the institution's default currency, the amount is exchanged and copied to the item (with no currency). The possibility (for an operator, a job or an API) to update or remove the amount in the Replacement cost should remain. Customers should be free to activate or not this configuration (true/false parameter).

    196 votes
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    Dear Community,


    This is to update you that we plan to develop this requirement in a future Alma release. 


    The PO line price could be automatically copied to the item's "Replacement cost" field in the following scenarios:

    - Upon PO line creation 

    - When changing the PO line price

    - When adding or removing items to/from the PO line.  


    We plan to allow this by settings 2 customer parameters:

    (1) One that will turn the functionality on and off, and will have the following values:
    0- false
    1- copy the price from the PO line's "List price" field
    2- copy the price from the PO line's "Net price" field and divide by number of items in the "Ordered Items" section.


    (2) Another that will allow to add or reduce amount from the PO line price when being copied to the "Replacement cost" field. This will allow:
    - To add/decrease amount…

  20. "Maximum renewal date" should be viewable on Alma

    "Maximum renewal date" should be viewable not only Primo, but Alma. Patron can see his/her "Maximum renewal date" by him/herself, but staff can NOT check it.

    189 votes
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