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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Create rejected lending requests workflow

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Please, let the users make a booking, despite there is an available item , when this available item is in another campus.

    Please, let the users make a booking, despite there is an available item , when this available item is in another campus. or also, if the available item is not for normal loan (I mean, loan for a day or just to check it in the library)

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  18. To show a pop-up window a day or two ahead of time when the Patron's Library ID is about to expire and then a pop window saying it is expire

    TMS library fulfillment management wants to show a pop-up window a day or two ahead of time when the Patron's Library ID is about to expire and then a pop window saying the patron's account is expired.

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  19. 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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  20. An 'All returns' option in Manage Patron Services

    We'd like to be able to configure the Returns screen in Manage Patron Services to show 'All Returns' as well as 'Returns this session', in the same way you can set the Loans screen to 'rememberlastloan_display' on Fulfillment config 'Other Settings'. Checking on a patron's return history requires an extra click, which constantly annoys staff!

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