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Displaying request notes in the pick from shelf list

Request notes sometimes contain important information, but are well hidden from staff. To read them, they need to print a resource request slip, export a print slip report, check (edit) every single request, or use resource request monitoring, processes that waste paper and time.

Wouldn't it be nice to have comments displayed directly in the Pick From Shelf list? Or at least some sort of warning that yes, there is a note added to this request? And also in the Alma mobile app.

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Kjetil Sletteland shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

Hi,

A task in the Pick From Shelf list may represent a number of requests, if they are all for the same item. Therefore, the best solution from a UX perspective is probably that -

1. The pick from shelf list will have an indication if any of the requests that are represented by the task have a request note.

2. Clicking on the number next to the ‘Requests’ label links to a list of the requests. Each request will have a column with its note.

Thanks,
Moshe

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  • Anne Woje commented  · 

    I totally agree with Kjell on this. Much wanted!

  • Anonymous commented  · 

    This would be very nice in my opinion

  • Anonymous commented  · 

    This would be extremely helpful and a really green solution.

  • Bronwen Blatchford commented  · 

    This would be a big help to us. We are trying to save paper by not printing out slips so important notes can often be missed. It would be great if the notes appeared on screen at the scan in stage.

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