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  1. processing

    We would like to have the process fee for lost items to automatically be removed when the item is returned. The replacement cost is automatically removed, but the processing fee remains and must be waived manually.

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  2. Fulfillment unit rule to have more parameters ie statistical cat

    We have lapsafes in different departments, who would like to restrict loans to just the students from their department. We would like to have Fulfillment unit rule to have the extra parameter of Stats cat 1 etc. In order that we can make a rule to stop or enable specific department students being able to loan specific items etc.

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  3. Ability to hide missing toggle for Alma staff users

    We would like the ability to hide the missing toggle for staff users in Alma.

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  4. Normal library card scan through the scanner should register the record into the history list. Plus,History of transactions a separate tab.

    When scanning the patron's library barcode with the scanner into the Manage Patron Records, it does not go in the history list/box. However, if you put the details manually, it does appear to have registered the record in the history list. It will come in handy if the scanned record goes in to the history list.

    Plus, if it is possible to add 'Transaction History' option in Fulfilment, that would allow staff to check if the transactions such as checkouts, checkins, holds, transfers, and etc from the self-checkouts, helpdesks, check in rooms or from personal accounts. That will enable the…

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  6. Expanding Task List

    For resource sharing, the task list should include "Canceled by Staff". Specifically:

    Borrowing requests - Canceled by Staff - assigned to you
    Borrowing requests - Canceled by Staff - unassigned

    For institutions which do not use an ILL package such as ILLiad, this is the only way to be informed that a request was unfilled besides manually searching in the Borrowing Requests field.

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  7. Add user notes to user_for_printing in letters XML

    We use a hold shelf for most books, but some need to be sent by mail, and this is indicated in user notes.

    Would be really useful if user notes could be included in the XML for letters like FulPlaceOnHoldShelfLetter and FulReasourceRequestSlipLetter. Then we could modify the output from these according to content found in the notes.

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  8. Keystrokes For Shortcut Ctrl+W (Close) Is Too Similar To Alt+W (Patron ID)

    Ctrl+W Should Not Close The Window. It Is Too Easy To Mix It Up With Alt+W. Often a person is waiting to be helped and I accidentally use Ctrl+W instead of Alt+W to pull up the box to scan a patron's identification card and consequently the Alma Window closes, requiring me to find your web page and log-in again while the Patron stares at me getting frustrated.

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  9. Offer same Row Actions List options from the results list on both Scan In Items tabs

    It would be useful to be able to cancel a request and edit items from the results list in the Change Item Information tab of Scan In Items, like you currently can from the Scan In Items tab. It's confusing that both editing items and cancelling requests necessitate a Scan In Item tab change.

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  10. reading list automatic status

    When working on a reading list from within Alma it would be useful if the status changed automically. For example when a member of staff chooses 'Work On' from the dropdown in actions list the status should change to 'Being Processed'. Currently this has to be done manually.

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  11. Support filtering in a task list to identify items with an empty status value

    We have set up a work order department within the location 'Library Fulfilment', and within the tasks list there are 'items - in department', within this there are various items which do not have a process status applied yet and we note we are unable to filter this list to show those items which do not yet have a status.
    We would like it to be possible to filter the task list so that only items with and empty process status would be displayed.

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  12. Alert regarding Multiple chapters requested from one item by one patron

    We would like an alert to let us know if a patron has placed multiple requests for chapters from one item. Copyright only allows for 10% or 1 chapter. As we are multicampus, it is hard to keep track of what a patron has requested to avoid breaching copyright.

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  13. Correct inaccurate "Loan Status" in Alma

    If a patron requests a title that has multiple items when all available items are in loan,
    all items will not be renewaled, because the request is pending.

    In "My Library" the remark is "cannot renewal", but at that time,
    in Alma,the Loan status is shown as "Normal" for some items and "Recalled" for others.
    All items of the title should be shown as "Recalled".

    We suggent to reflect the request data accuratelly on the Loan Status in Alma.

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  14. Request data should be fowarded to available item immediately

    The patron A requests on title-level that there are multiple available items,
    one of those items will be in "pick from shelf" list.
    Patron B might check out the requested item before staff picks it from shelf.
    If the library has a policy that allows to override requests, Patron B can check it out
    even if an alert is displayed.
    In that case, even if there are other availble items, the request will remain under the first item
    and the first item will still in "pick from shelf" list. Alma does not make a next action.

    If patron C accidentally…

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  15. Hope to have a separate Read-Only privilege for Users' contact information

    The role "Circulation Desk Operator - Limited" lost the priviledge to check user's contact information after July release. To protect users' privacy and manage data, we cannot assign "privilege : User Manage Update" to this limited role as it has right to change customer's information. However our librarians will need to check users' contact information frequently at the Circulation Desk. Requesting the contact information from higher level librarian will reduce the efficiency.

    We hope to have a separate Read-Only privilege for Users' contact information, then we could assign this privilege to limited role based on our workflow.

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  16. Customize the position of the Patron information on the Patron services page

    In the new Alma UI, the position of the Patron information on the Patron services page is on top or at the right of the page, depending on your screen resolution.
    Our staff works with width screens, causing the Patron information to show on the right of the page.
    We would like to have this information always on top of the page: currently we can't customize this.

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  17. Make "Borrowing patron" a customizable option on Scan In Items screen

    When a book is scanned in from the Scan In Items page, there are some options under the Settings gear that be added to display more (or less) information. One of these should be to show the information on the borrowing patron and a link to Manage Fulfillment Activities or the Patron Record. I understand this is an available field on the "Return Items" page. However, there are times when I am scanning in books that I'm not sure if they are signed out or not. If I use the Return Items page I get a pop-up for every book…

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  18. Display logic rules coverage year

    When using display logic rules for full text, it would be great if also the coverage year where consideredt

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  19. Library opening hours for more than 3 years

    When setting standard opening hours in library calendar Alma automatically sets the field "Valid to" for 3 years. But the opening hours do not change very often. This setting also does problems by long term loans, because now the opening hours are valid to october 2024 but the library wants to loan documents to january 2025 (documents bought from some grants and the academic staff is working with these documents for a long time). In would be nice to have a possibillity to set somewhere that library opening hours should be valid for more than 3 year e.g. for 5…

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  20. Library opening hours - prolong the "valid to" field in bulk

    It would be very helpful to have a possibility to prolong library opening hours in bulk. We have more than 40 libraries and now the only possibility to prolong library opening hours is to open each line with opening hours, save it and run the "Apply changes" job. With so many libraries with many lines for opening hours in the library calendar will be this change for many hours of clicking.

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