Physical Item Editor Templates
It would be great if we could use templates for adding new items.
At the moment, whenever we add an item, for each single one of them we have to manually fill in the same values in "Material type" and "Item call number type". The "inventory date" has to be chosen manually as well.
It would be extremely useful if we could load the physical item editor form with some values already filled in, and with the date fields automatically filled with the current day's date.
If this idea has already been posted or it the option already exists, please let me know.
Thank you and kind regards
Dear Creators of Alma
Just repeat the functionality of Aleph:
Cataloging -> Item 'Save as Default' button.
This would greatly speed up the work of many librarians in Cataloging.
It would be best to implement Ruhama's idea.
Ruhama Amouyal commented
Thanks for supporting the idea Barbara.
Barbara Zuckerstaetter commented
An improved version of this idea has been posted by Ruhama Amouyal:
https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/43695852-improving-physical-item-editor-management - please transfer your votes (or vote for both)
Hilda Steinhauer commented
Yes, ist would be useful.
Cindy Bowen commented
Yes! Coming from Voyager, which does have item templates, finding that Alma does not have the same capability has been a hindrance. Being able to pre-set defaults (even on an individual user basis, as in Voyager) would be vastly helpful for streamlining our workflows and preventing errors of omission for fields further down the screen that are easily overlooked (e.g. temporary location or process type).