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  1. 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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  2. Create exceptions for "Closed Library Due Date Management" Settings

    We want to create exceptions for the "closed due date management" setting in our TOUs based on events in the calendar. For example, for single day exceptions such as for holiday closed dates like 4th of July, Memorial Day, etc., we want items due AFTER the exception, but for our month long winter break, we want everything due before the break begins so we can update our equipment and complete inventory over the break. Currently we have it set so the system moves the due time to the upcoming closing time, but we would prefer it to be after the…

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  3. Pick up Requested Resources "Note"

    When Patrons make comments on Primo, we are unable to see them even when we have "Note" checked and marked out on custom view of "Pick up Requested Resources". If one clicks on more actions on the request...and click edit then see the comment the patron made. However, it would be good to have this show on directly "Pick up Requested Resources view"?

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  4. Make a Reserve Request type in Alma

    Make a Reserve request type in Alma. That way the paging slip would flag it at the top in bold that it was an item to be processed for reserve. As it is now, we have to put reserve information in the notes section which is tiny font and hard for staff to see.

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  5. British Library ARTEmail needs author adding to this email

    There is a significant problem which is for requests going to the British Library. The ARTEmail output from ALMA emailed to the British Library has the Author line missing. There we are receiving the wrong items, while we attempt to set up the BLDSS API.

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  6. Create a loan period that rounds reserves to the nearest hour

    Rounding to the nearest hour with reserve loans makes it easier for the user to remember the time due to avoid fines. On the staff side, it is easier to manage bookings/holds.

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  8. Time Limit on Waive for Replacement Fees/Fines

    Feature Requested:
    The auto-waive functionality upon item return and ability to set the % to be refunded are wonderful features. To fully meet our needs though we need the % refunded to change after x period of time to a different % to be refunded.

    One possible solution could be to add a parameter that could be set to specify a time limit threshold for auto-waiving of replacement fees of a lost item upon return.

    Use Case:
    After a physical item has been lost for a year we have already bought a replacement and do not want to refund the…

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  9. Allow extra xsl files

    Currently ALMA does not let you add extra call template files. You are stuck with the default ones
    ../xsl/letters/calltemplate/style.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/call
    template/smsRecordTitle.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/calltemplate/senderReceiver.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/call
    template/recordTitle.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/calltemplate/mailReason.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/call
    template/header.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/calltemplate/footer.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/call
    template/esploroStyle.xsl
    ../xsl/letters/call_template/esploroSenderReceiver.xsl

    This is okay, if every letter xsl you write is different, but it becomes annoying of a few of them share some functionality.
    Then you are stuck either repeating this functionality in both the xsl letters or writing the xsl to include some external template

    Allowing users to define extra call templates just for inclusing in letter xsl's would fix this

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  10. Add the code to the list of Statistical Category while adding statistic for user

    While adding statistic for user, Alma only shows the description in the list of Statistical Category. We would like to show the code and description both together in order to filter the value by code easily.

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  11. Change the pick up location when an item is "On Hold Shelf"

    When an item is "On hold shelf" (in a library A), by clicking on "Edit", we can change (only in Alma fortunately) the pick up location (to the library B for example).

    It's a good option, useful when a user has made a mistake and would like to change the pick up location.
    In Alma, currently, when you use this option (so edit > change the pick up location", there is no notification to the library A (livrary A have to send the book to library B).
    So, in the patron folder, the pick-up location is B (as the user's…

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  13. Configure detail shown in My Library Card

    In Primo VE, under Loan tab of My Library Card, the display of detail for each loan item cannot be configured. Therefore, library users can see many unnecessary detail such as Call number 2, ILS institutional code and ILS institutional name etc.

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  14. Have the System Job Notification return a list of barcodes to show which items were skipped when running a job on an itemised (itemized) set

    Use case: As part of our workflow we have to add a fulfilment note and an internal note to items in an itemised set. When creating the text for Internal Note 3, we specify that it only be done if the field is empty (so as not to overwrite an existing instruction, because there is no way currently to ADD text to an already-populated field). When running the job, we are told the quantity of items which were skipped (due to their already having text in Internal Note 3); it would be very useful if the report told us exactly…

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  15. Use user data in general electronic services

    Currently in a general electronic service we can pass bibliographic metadata via openurl format through to the target webpage. It would be useful to also pass through user data. The "Adding a General Electronic Service" section in the Online Help mentions a requester (req.) category of attributes but these don't seem to be used at the moment.

    Passing through the requester's name, email address, etc would allow us to auto-populate an external form (eg interloans, purchase suggestion forms, etc) and save the user time / potential typing errors.

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