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  1. To support retrieving / updating of Portfolio "Internal Description" field via API call

    We recently migrate to Alma. Since there was no data migration for E-Portfolio fields for the Alma implementation, we need to use the API calls to update various portfolio fields with the data from the old library system.

    In particular, the Portfolio "Internal Description" field is not supported by the API call. We strongly recommend to add back this field for the API call.

    3 votes
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  2. User API order response of identifiers

    When a response is received from the users API the identifiers aren't ordered.

    For example our library gates system requests a GET on the user API to retrieve an identifier, in our case <id_type desc="Additional ID 1">OTHERID1</id_type>. it can only read the first hit for this identifier

    I would like the response to order the values by status, with Active coming first.

    This would allow us to read the active value and ignore any subsequent Inactive values

    This is an example what is currently returned
    <user_identifiers>
    <user_identifier segment_type="Internal">
    <id_type desc="Additional ID 1">OTHERID1</id_type>
    <value>1234567890</value>
    <status>INACTIVE</status>
    </user_identifier>
    <user_identifier…

    3 votes
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  3. Import PO Approvals Job schedule more than 1 time a day

    Currently the Import PO approvals job will only run once a day. Can this be scheduled to run multiple times a day.

    We are using rialto which is supposed to be quick way of ordering but jobs are not sent to vender straight away as it has to wait for the job to run adding delays

    If this could be scheduled multiple times a day it would greatly improve the timeline

    3 votes
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  4. SIP2 Kiosks should bundle loan/return notifications to a single notification

    Currently SIP2 connected self service hardware triggers a receipt notification for every single item that is loaned or returned. Would it be possible to package these notifications in to one email after the transaction is finished based on the configuration that it has been conducted on a self service circulation desk?

    3 votes
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  5. Consistent handling of empty field in the Alma APIs

    At least some of the Alma APIs are inconsistent with the handling of empty fields (fields with no data in Alma). E.g. when pulling a user object via the API some empty fields are exported in the XML object (e.g. <middle_name></middle_name> or <campus_code desc=""/>) some other fields are not in the exported XML object when the field is empty in Alma (e.g. pinnummer or expirydate)

    This is not consistent in itself and it makes handling of XML objects with external programs more complicated than necessary. So we suggest that all fields of an object are exported even if…

    3 votes
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  6. Allow API update action of License in POLine record

    Currently, License field in POLine record cannot be updated via Acquisition API. There are no effective way to link up POLine record and License record without manual update one by one. The field were mentioned in the restpoline.xsd as

    "The license code. Relevant for electronic orders only, and is not supported for PUT. "

    3 votes
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  7. WebHooks for Orderlines

    We would like to have WebHooks, that are triggered by acquisition events.

    For example sending of POs shall trigger a Web Hook (similar to a finished job) to start subsequent processes via the Alma-API. In principle, we could also use the packaging job, however, if orders are sent directly, this does not work.

    Use case: Extrenal setting of call numbers, inventory counters, setting of item properties within multiple item orders.

    3 votes
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  8. Add a request cancellation code & reason in the Request webhook

    The current Request webhook doesn't seem to include the Request Cancellation reason. Currently it just says:

    'event' => {
    'desc' => 'Request canceled',
    'value' => 'REQUEST_CANCELED'
    },

    The comment field refers to the request, but not the cancellation reason here:

    'userrequest' => {
    'request
    time' => '2022-05-11T23:42:26.191Z',
    'managedbycirculationdeskcode' => 'EASTCIRC',
    'mms
    id' => '993815723607636',
    'taskname' => 'Rejected',
    'author' => 'Ferguson, J.',
    'item
    id' => '2365452260007636',
    'issue' => '',
    'pickuplocationlibrary' => 'ABC',
    'dateofpublication' => '',
    'managedbylibrary' => 'State Library',
    'requesttype' => 'HOLD',
    'request
    id' => '1419991190007636',
    'pickup…

    3 votes
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  9. Payment on Self Check Kiosk SIP2

    SIP2 protocol is over 20 years old. More payment types should be allowed (2-char, fixed-length field (00 thru 99)) and not restricted to those only specified from 00 to 02.

    Value Payment Type
    00 cash
    01 VISA (this is not even relevant anymore)
    02 credit card

    Other LMS systems are able to configure extensions to the payment type using the 03 up to 99 to link payment types that are used in their LMS.

    3 votes
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  10. Ability to change an institutions public key for S/FTP setup

    Our institution is requiring us to change the public key we use in Alma every 90 days in the S/FTP integration connections we have set up, to adhere with our Universities tightening of cyber security measures. We would like the ability to change our institutions public key 4 times a year. Currently institutions are only assigned a static key that can not be changed.

    3 votes
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  11. Allow copy of BURSAR file to be exported to email

    Bursar files are currently just exported to S/FTPs. It would be good if there was an option to have the files also exported to an email as a way to backup and save these files in the event they file is accidentally lost or runs into errors upon trying to upload.

    Users who manage different aspects of the billing process may not all have access to the SFTP drop in order to troubleshoot issues.

    3 votes
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  12. Empty User Roles via API

    We would like to be able to empty all user roles using an API call. Currently, User_Roles is the only segment that keeps untouched when the API call object does not contain any roles. This makes it necessary to keep at least one role as a parameter and it makes no sense from the API usability as it actually always returns the full user objets including empty roles arrays when we delete all roles from Alma end-point.

    3 votes
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  13. SRU (Search/Retrieve via URL) for item records

    Currently, SRU can be used to retrieve Alma bibliographic and holdings record data. In the documentation below, there are "bibliographic options" and "holdings options".

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/090Integrations_with_External_Systems/030Resource_Management/190SRU_SRW_Search

    Our institution needs data from Alma on the item record level. Use case: we'd like to use SRU to count the number of items with the same item call number.

    Currently if we use the "marcxml" record schema, the <numberOfRecords> returns the total number of bibliographic records. The "isohold" schema returns the number of holdings records.

    Neither schema returns the total number of item records with the same item number (especially in situations where 2…

    3 votes
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  14. Run PO Line package job vi API

    POST /almaws/v1/conf/jobs/{job_id}

    use case: allow people to run the job without giving them access the Alma's admin

    3 votes
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  15. Make it possible for patron to automaticaly renew his library card

    Our scenario: User must have a library card in his possession in order to borrow material from that library.The library cards are vaild for one year at a time and thus need to be renewed every year against a small fee.
    Suggested improvement: make it possible for a patron to renew a library card and paying the associated fee on-line.

    3 votes
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  16. Changing Invoice Export approved_by API

    In the approved_by API for Invoice Export, we would like it changed from first and last name of the user to the primary identifier or another identifier, to enable unique matching to our finance system and Audit requirements.

    2 votes
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  17. Enable additional types of requests via API

    The API documentation for the Create User Requests endpoint notes that "is currently NOT possible to create GENERALDIGITIZATION, MOVE or WORKORDER request." Enabling this functionality would facilitate batch processing of items for various workflows.

    2 votes
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  18. Add more scheduling options for Integration Profile

    In Alma Configuration > General > External Systems > Integration Profiles > Actions Tab > Synchronize > Schedule,
    is it possible to add an additional schedule time, such as "Every day at 08:00" ?

    In order to meet our daily operations, many of our colleagues request integration profile job runs between 7:30 to 9am. The options right now doesn't work for us. I am wondering if we can add a schedule option at 8am or offer a drop-down list where users can choose a certain day/hour for integration profile job?

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  19. FTPS box

    Currently ALMA merely supported SFTP (SSH ftp), not FTPS(FTP over SSL). Please add the function to support FTPS(FTP over SSL) provided by BOX.com so that our ALMA integration profile could use it.

    Best!

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  20. Populate library hours from other sources

    Currently Alma does not accept a feed of library opening hours from other sources, we would like ExLibris to add this feature for better integration with other calendars. Currently Alma API can retrieve and output library open hours, it would be nice to have an API that can read and update library open hours.

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