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  2. In Fulfillment Notes - Can the text of the actual Note be larger than the accompanying text?

    The text of the Note in Fulfillment Notes is smaller and less attention getting than the surrounding text, e.g.; "Are you sure you want to perform this action?"
    It would be easier to find and process if the text were larger than the surrounding text.

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  3. delivery option for booking

    Add personal delivery option for Booking request

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  4. Configuring Order of Locations in Primo Search Results

    We wish that we can configure order of locations in Primo Search Results.

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  5. 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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  6. Allow multiple requests on title independent of description field content

    Allow multiple requests for the same user on title independent of description field content.

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  7. 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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  8. Communicate patron cost avoidance resulting from library circulation services.

    Add the availability of information in the FulLoanReceiptLetter.xsl Alma letter to include the value of the current loan (i.e. item list price) and also the sum value of the history of loans to date, for the patron. This would allow the letter to be customized to tell the user the amount of cost avoidance achieved by using library services to gain access to circulated items. For example, text might be added like this:
    "You just saved $XXX.XX by using your library. You have saved $X,XXX.XX this past year."

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  9. Create rejected lending requests workflow

    Due to multiple inactive patron lending requests please consider a rejected lending requests workflow.

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  12. Send patron a confirmation email once a hold request is submitted

    Patrons are expressing confusion as to whether their request was actually submitted. We propose that a request confirmation email be sent to the patron as soon as the request is submitted, as is done with other online order forms.

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  13. Bulk Recall by Staff

    Currently in ALMA, an item can only be recalled by request. While we do not allow our patrons to recall items from other patrons, we do, on occasion, need to recall items from patrons for course reserves.

    It appears that there is no way, either with the Scan in Items feature, or by uploading an excel spreadsheet, to indicate by barcode a number of items that need to be recalled, submit the recall, and truncate the due date of the patrons to which those items are currently loaned.

    If we could have a functionality like this that not only recalls…

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  14. Disable credit functionality for patrons

    We can't and don't want to handle credits in favor of patrons in Alma. While I was able to deactivate the addition of the credit "fine" type, it is still possible to create a credit from the payment menu by ticking the box "Add change to balance".
    While you "just don't have to tick it" in order to solve the problem, mistakes are quickly made. We would like to have a parameter that disables the credit functionality overall, so that there are no hidden ways to add credit all the same.

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  15. Autocomplete Alma Resource Sharing form with a DOI

    When a user enters a DOI into the Alma Resource Sharing form we would like to see the form use the DOI to auto-populate the rest of the metadata for the user.
    This is a functionality we have had our users requesting.

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  16. calendar

    It would be ideal if the exception and closed days would display in the calendar widget -- so that when we "Add record" we can choose the "Valid from" and "Valid to" dates.

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  17. Option to have patron block notes viewable in Primo

    Currently, you can include a note in a patron's block in Alma, but that note won't display in Primo. You have the option of creating a separate note in the patron's record that is viewable, and the block type will provide the patron with some information, but it would be nice if we had the option to include a user-viewable note when creating the block.

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  18. Immediate availablity of new TOU from Fulfillment Units Rule Screen

    When creating a new Fulfillment Unit Rule, we have the opportunity to create a new TOU in that screen. However, when we hit save the TOU is not immediately made available for use in the drop down menu.

    It would be very beneficial if the newly created TOU was immediately available in the drop down after we hit save. Currently, we have to cancel the Fulfillment Unit Rule we are working on and restart it in order to have the new TOU available as a choice.

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  19. Add Requester Name and Requester's ID on Pick up from Shelf export list

    Add Requester Name and Requester ID on Pick up from Shelf export list.

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  20. Request letter

    We would like to be able to send a user a notification about a request immediately after placing the request. The notice would give basic information about the status of the request. Something along the lines of the "interested in" letter. Running a request report once a day is insufficient for our operations.

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