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  1. Allow additional CITATION TYPES for resource sharing requests

    When creating a borrowing request from ALMA 'manually', the only options are BOOK and ARTICLE. The same is true from the 'blank resource request' form presented to patrons. It would be nice if we could support additional resource types, like video, audio, maps...or even just an "OTHER" option. With only book and article, it appears as though those are the only types of things that are requestable.

    8 votes
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  2. Clearer displays for different types of Borrowing Requests

    Borrowing Requests could use some greater detail and variability in the information fields that display when viewing them in the overall list of current requests. For example, in Borrowing Requests for book chapters (typically "digital format" requests for items with a "book" type), the "Chapter Title" field is hidden in the "Other details" tab; this field would be more immediately visible and helpful to staff if it displayed alongside other standard fields (ex: MMS ID, External Identifier, Partner, Requested Format, etc.) before clicking into "Other details". In addition, when a request specifies an article from a journal, the request's title…

    8 votes
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  3. Display name of resource sharing partner on Requests page in My Account

    On the "Requests" page in "My Account," for resource sharing requests, display the name of the resource sharing partner once the request has reached the "Shipped Physically" stage. Currently, the "My Account" screen does not indicate the name of the institution that is lending the item (see a screen capture: http://screencast.com/t/aovDseh1). Faculty have requested that the name of the institution be visible in My Account so that they would have an indication of how long it might take for an item to arrive (based on geographic distance).

    Ex Libris confirmed via Salesforce case #00221339 that this change would require…

    7 votes
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  4. Is there anyway the view of the partners list can be lengthend? at the moment it is set to 20, can it be set to 100+ (we use nearly 200)

    Is there anyway the view of the partners list can be lengthend? at the moment it is set to 20, can it be set to 100+ (we use nearly 200)

    7 votes
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  5. 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.

    7 votes
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  6. SEARCH BAR SCOPE = STICKY

    When searching, you can choose the scope from your institution, to Network Zone, to Community Zone. This choice should stick.

    I work in Resource Sharing, and mostly in the Network Zone. I have to choose "network" every time I search something. It would be great if once I selected the NZ scope it would stick and stay there for every search.

    7 votes
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  7. Adding notes when rejecting a Resource Sharing partner

    There are two places within Alma where it is possible to reject a Resource Sharing partner - in one place, the internal note is added to the Notes tab of the request; in the other, it isn't.

    We would expect the same action to have the same effect in both places - the fact it doesn't forces the workflow into a less optimal route.

    7 votes
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  8. Conditional Status and Email Message for Non-ISO Partners

    We would like for to be able to send Conditional Messages by Email and for the Request Status to automatically change to Conditional when working with Non-ISO partners: see Jan. 2019 Release for ISO partners

    7 votes
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  9. Multiple file upload to single digital resource sharing request (lending)

    When digitally shipping uploaded files in resource sharing, allow the upload of multiple pdfs, e.g. when a single request reference is for two ebook chapters. Similar to how you can add multiple barcodes to a single request when sending physical items. Thanks.

    7 votes
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  10. Block lenders from updating expired lending requests to shipped

    Alma currently allows libraries to ship lending resource sharing requests even after they expire. This can occasionally create extremely confusing situations where the borrowing library receives multiple items from multiple libraries for the same lending request. Unfortunately, Alma completes both the borrowing and lending request when the lender who let the reqeust expire receives the item they shipped back from the lender. The only way to fix a problem like this is to delete the original reqeust at all three libraries and then create a brand new request. Can you please have Alma block any attempt to update a lending…

    7 votes
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  11. Renewing resource sharing requests in Lending

    Resource Sharing lending and renewals.
    Currently you can only change the date in the lending side by searching for the barcode in physical items and clicking edit, scrolling down to the date box allows you to update. This information is carried across into the catalogue but not on the lending resource page, we can find no way to manually change here either. It would be great if once the date has been changed in one Resource Sharing area it is displayed in all.

    6 votes
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  12. Add min-max age filter (eg, 1 week-2 weeks) to resource sharing request

    Our RS requests need regular maintenance. Typically we look at those that are at least 1 week old. The current request filters show all requests up to a week (Today, Yesterday, Three Days Ago, etc., up to a week) or up to a month (same as the other filter, except all the way up to 30 days). It would be nice to ONLY see requests of a minimum age (eg, 1 week and older). And possible a range (min-max slider).

    6 votes
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  13. Keyboard Shortcuts for Resource Sharing

    Would it be possible to assign Keyboard Shortcuts for the following commonly used Resource Sharing tasks?

    Lending Requests
    Borrowing Requests
    Shipping Items

    6 votes
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  14. Shipping cost lender rule partner code prefix

    When setting up the Shipping Cost lender rules, there is no ability to add a rule that allows you to adjust the price based on the partner code prefix. Currently you have to add every partner to that list, and when partners are added or removed you need to manually recreate the parameter list again. (Because you can't edit the parameters, only delete.) Having to manually update these rules is unnecessary work, and the alternative is to manually edit the costs for every partner that doesn’t fit the standard code rules. These issues, and the errors caused by manual editing…

    6 votes
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  15. Display user's loan due date in borrowing request screen

    When a user who has an interlibrary loan requests a renewal of the item, staff need to check both the due date that the partner library has set, and the current due date of the loan on the user's record. This is because we can sometimes extend the due date of the loan without requesting a renewal from the partner library, since the loan due date will still be within the due date that the partner has given us. To do this check, staff need to view the borrowing request (to see the partner library's due date) as well as…

    6 votes
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  16. New Hold Shelf Request Slip Letter for Physical non-returnable

    The current hold shelf request slip letter only handles regular RS requests (books etc), but is not generated when a RS request is created and received as physical non-returnable.

    We would like to see an improved functionality to support this material type, so a slip is created as with any other request that are placed on hold shelf. It could either be an improvement to the existing letter, or a new letter entirely.

    6 votes
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  17. Automatically add specific blocks to a patron record by type of fine

    We would like to be able automatically add a specific block to a patron record by a type of fine once it as reached a specified amount.

    We have recently set up a new block for oustanding resource sharing borrowing request charges (we charge our patrons for renewals). We would like this to be automatically added to the patron record once the fines `active balance' reaches £13.95 which is the equivalent of 3 renewals.

    5 votes
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  18. Update Date

    The Update date in the RS record is not updated when we send a General Message or a Will Supply letter to Partners.

    5 votes
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  19. Make personal delivery labels in Resource Sharing request form configurable

    We have had many complaints from users who don't understand what Work Address means in the pickup/delivery location drop down menu in the resource sharing form, or they don't even see it.

    We much prefer the layout within the patron physical item request form where home and work address are separated from Library pickup locations under a personal delivery heading and where we can customise the labels for Home and Work Address.

    Please make the same functionality available in the resource sharing request form so that we can make all of our request forms a consistent experience for users.

    5 votes
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  20. Display of actions on Borrowing screen

    We would like to change the order of the actions on Borrowing requests. Currently the order is:
    Duplicate, Send, Send Query to Patron, Request Renew, Receive, Edit Shipping Cost, Recall, Return, General Message, Reassign.

    We would like to split Send and Send Query to Patron.
    A possible solution is to change the name to: Patron Notification or Notification to Patron.

    Thanks

    5 votes
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