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  1. the closed pol cannot be modified

    Currently the POLs could be modified even if the status is closed. In order to prevent the mistake we wish that the closed pol can not be modified and have a view function for the closed POLs.

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  2. Combine "Close" and "Cancel" into one function.

    We prefer to always "Close" instead of "Cancel" an order for several reasons. It would be really helpful, and less confusing, if the two options were merged into one and it always behaved like "Close".

    The reasons we prefer "Close" include:

    1. Most Print Journal-Subscription orders will still have print issues that need to be received after the liaison has decided to end a subscription. If the order is Closed these issues can still be received. If the order is Cancelled they cannot.

    2. If an order is Closed it cannot be linked to an invoice unless you search for PO lines/titles…

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  3. License Section Names

    I would like to be able to add my own license section names not just rearrange the order. The current names don't really match well with our agreements. In addition, there are other clauses that don't really fit under the only available sections. It really limits the usefulness of the license terms area.

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  4. Information about the "Interested Users" in the List "Electronic Resource Activation Task List" is needed

    To work with the "Interested User"-Functionality in the context of Electronic Resources we need the Information about the "Interested Users" in the List "Electronic Resource Activation Task List" in a seperate column.

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  5. Percentage load on vendor/order records

    On the screen for Vendor account details: Develop a data field entitled Overheads, with an input box that can take a percentage. This percentage indicates the percentage with which the value of each order linked to the vendor should be loaded automatically, with an override facility on the order record.

    On the screen for creating a PO Line: Develop a data field entitled Overheads, with an input box that can take a percentage. This field should be populated automatically from the Overheads field on the associated vendor record, loading the value of the order with the percentage, with an override…

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  6. Electronic Collection Type - One Time

    Here the scenario. I use a B3Kat package title record per profile "Titelübernahme aus dem B3Kat". Then I create via MD editor a PO line for "Electronic Collection - One Time". The field "Electronic Collection type" include the value "Database". We would like to configure the standard value for new records.

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  7. Pause function in PDA module needs to deactive e-portfolio not suppress bib record

    The PDA (patron driven acquisition) module doesn't work as well as it could - for example reporting limitations and the inability to link to an existing electronic collection but the big problem for us is the Pause function. Currently when you Pause a PDA list the bib record is suppressed which can lead to resources available in print or in other electronic collections to be hidden. Can the Pause function deactivate the electronic portfolio instead?

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  8. Item search in amazon. Can we add the webpage of our local vendor?

    When we order books, we have to fill in the data in metadataeditor. Could we be able to search the homepage of our local supplier?

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  10. Add Order button to Record View

    Currently, only Copy, Link, Back and Edit are options in Record View. It would be nice to be able to "Order" an item while in record view, instead of needing to click on back and then order from the All Titles results list. Not only would this save clicks/mousing, it would substantially reduce the risk of accidentally ordering from the wrong record, then having to go through relinking everything.

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  11. Currently in Technical Services Until...

    In Acquisitions: When we use the "Post-Receiving Processing" scan to "Set Status To" a particular technical services area, it would be fantastic if we had the ability to give each area a specific default number of days the item will be in that area. For example: we're setting an item's status to be pam-bound in-house and when we scan that item's barcode to set its status to Pam Binding, the Alma system would automatically give it a certain number of days to be there. Alternatively, when we set a status for sending another item to our out-of-town bindery, the default…

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  12. Item Search in Amazon

    Acquisitions - Item Search in Amazon: Needs the ability to search for resources other than Books and Magazines (DVDs, Audiobooks, etc...)

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  13. Title IVA recovered, type of invoice breakdown. We need another possibility in the Invoice form wich apear IVA RECOVERED. (100% electrónic,

    Title IVA recovered, type of invoice breakdown. We need another possibility in the Invoice form wich apear IVA RECOVERED. (100% electrónic, 7% phisical)
    Description We need another possibility in the Invoice form wich apear IVA RECOVERED. Our laws aloan to recovered a little quantity of this IVA (VAT) and we want ithis type of invoice breakdown

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  14. PPDA issue: POL automatically created with Order line type: Physical – One Time upon clicking Approve and Order for PPDA requests.

    DDA purchase request are one such requests created automatically through Primo and goes into Alma as a Purchase Request. The request is created automatically as opposed to one that is created by raising the PO Line. And the POL is automatically created with Order line type: Physical – One Time upon clicking Approve and Order for PPDA requests that the libray receives. We are not able to change the configuration on our side to Print Book – One Time and there is no option to change. In the February Enhancement 2018, there is a workaround, but it does not help…

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  15. 采购查重

    由于ISBN查重仍有问题,会产生大量复本图书,所以ISBN查重不能满足实际的需求。还有系统的模糊查重配置是去精确比对100和245字段,在系统中放在100字段的只能是单个的创作者creator,而多个中的其他创作者、还有所有贡献者都会放在7XX中,在我们导入订单时,不论是何种责任方式,我们都放在了100字段,所以,如果系统是直接将我们导入的100字段和系统的100字段比对,这是不科学的。正确的比对方式应该是将我们的100字段和系统的1XX和7XX一起比对才是。再者245字段,由于某些老师给的题名不完整或者不规范,所以,在245的比对时,也不应该是一对一精确匹配,而是应该将导入的245去符号,和系统中已有的245去符号进行比对,只要系统中245完全等于或者全包含我们导入的245,就当做重复给予显示,才完美。比如导入的245是xxxx:xx,系统的是245xxxx:xx 再比如我们的245是xxxx:xx,系统的是245xxxx:xxsssss;这两种情况的重复提示,才是需要的。并且90多条数据,人工查了77条重复,说明了永久检索框中实现了上述我说的245题名查重,但是订单创建那边模糊查重却没能做到。希望订单创建查重那里进行优化,从而完善查重需求。

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  16. Purchase order line details (subscriptions)

    Under the note tab gets filled up with "The PO Line has renewed automatically on (renewal date) by the system" as each year passes. This note should be in the history tab. The note field should be about important information pertaining to the subscription only.

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  17. Add platform filter to the "Missing Data"

    The "Missing Data" tab under the Load Usage Data section should have a filter for platform. As I set up more usage reports and as I want to check and make sure all the data came through, it has become more difficult to find the rows that I want to review. A filter for platform will help.

    Thank you!

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  18. Auto update to Resource Locate Status

    When we purchase a material thought the request from Leganto, after the item is delivered and processed by Library, the Resources Locate Status is still "Resource Located" but not "Check Availability", it is necessary to make the Alma update automatically.

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  19. Make it easier to configure Alma vendor order letter. XML and Style sheets require to much background to quickly set up.

    Provide a generic-simple Word letter for ordering that Acquisitions can customize by adding pertinent info to such as vendor name and address, title, price, terms, and the libraries contact info. The editing and testing of the current letter now is very cumbersome. Can you use a savable word document that allow you to copy and paste in a vendor's email and the basic info of the title to be purchases. Xml and style sheets are too time consuming and needs more software skills than many Acquisitions Department have access to. I just want to email an order to the vendor.…

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  20. Adding PO lines when creating a licence

    We would like the ability to link the license to a PO line in the license details. To open the PO line tab and add the PO here.

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