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  1. Shipping Cost Lender Rule

    We need to Edit the list of partners in a Shipping Cost Lender Rule and not just Delete the entire input parameter.

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  2. Easier Navigation when working within a request category

    Having "next request" and "previous request" options/buttons when working within a group/category of resource sharing requests within ALMA (e.g. cancelled by patron/staff) similar to OCLC's Worldshare

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  3. Create rejected lending requests workflow

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

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  4. Prevent RS requests from having a queue of requesters

    We have noticed some Resource Sharing requests appearing in the Activate Next tab on the Expired Hold Shelf (Fulfillment). Activate Next activates the next request in the queue, which cancels the first request and makes the item available to the next requester. However, within our workflows Resource Sharing requests don't have a queue of requesters. If the request automatically goes to the another patron, the next patron will not have signed the copyright declaration.

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  5. Display 245 subfield "p" in "Additional descriptive information" for Electronic Collection

    “Additional descriptive information” is now displaying subfield 'a' only without subfield 'p'. It is impossible to check whether it is correct or not by the name if there are few bibliographic records which have the same subfield 'a'.

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  6. In Cataloging/Authorities, indicate if subject is divisible by place ($z) in the Authority record

    In cataloging, when we look at an authority record (in the community zone) we need to know if the subject heading is authorized to be subdivided by place, for example ($z California $z San Francisco)

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  7. 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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  9. The Internal Identifier number automatically assigned to Borrowing Requests once they are sent to partner is long and cumbersome

    The number is quite long and my team is having difficulty managing it when looking up requests or spotting it on the in-tray. We've noticed that the first two letters and the final seven are always the same, with the unique identifying numbers in the middle. I'm not sure what the numbers mean, if the stable numbers identify our institution or similar, but could a couple dashes be added?

    i.e. 33-1008366-0002761 instead of 3310083660002761

    Either that or can the Internal Identifier search could be made into a fuzzy/variant search so my team could just search for the seven unique middle…

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  10. Remove Request cost section in Borrowing Request section

    Make the request cost section in the borrowing request section configurable so that it doesn't display. As our doc del team do not need it, as we don't charge customers or partners for doc del.

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  11. Ability to flag a request for further investigation/Make notes visible from request summary

    Currently there is no ability to flag a request for further investigation. This would be useful in both lending and borrowing.

    In lending:
    If an item is being returned and we need to change the call number, if we could flag the item a staff member could look at the notes and make the changes.

    If the item has previously been lost and has been returned. We now need to do further work on the item before it can go back to the shelf. Once again we need to go into the notes to find out what we need to…

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  12. Allow for multi field searching in Borrowing Requests or a Keyword search that allows you to search patron and request details

    To find a resource sharing request more easily allow searches to be across multiple fields. e.g Robertson cancer nursing. Searching Robertson as the patron and cancer nursing as keywords in the title.

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  13. when convert resource sharing request to purchase request - having default settings

    Currently when a resource sharing request is changed to a purchase request our doc del team have to change the same settings everytime. It would be better if we could set defaults on this process, so this team doesn't have to keep changing the same settings.

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  14. Lending: Ship Item Digitally, option to Complete request

    It should be possible to Complete a request when using Ship Item Digitally in the same way that this option exists when supplying via Ship Item

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  16. Converting Digitization request to RS request - The “Alternative address” should provide a requesters email address.

    When converting a digitization request to resource sharing borrowing request - The “Alternative address” should provide a requesters email address. This would make the process for resource sharing borrowing requests going directly into RapidILL work a lot smoother.

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  17. Converting Digitization request to RS request - The “Requested Pickup Location” should be filled from “Resource sharing library” a requester

    When converting a digitization request to resource sharing borrowing request. The “Requested Pickup Location” should be filled by the requesters “Resource sharing library”. Currently there is “No campus” set. As a library that has 8 different campuses, it would be useful to know where the requester wish to pickup the item on conversation. As has an automatic default process, if the item is electronic.

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  18. Converting Digitization request to RS request - The RS request should show this on the first page rather than in the notes section

    When converting a digitization request to a resource sharing borrowing request. Currently this is only shown in the notes section. This means interlibrary staff have to do an extra click to see whether the request is a conversion from a digitization. it would be better if this was shown on the first page. So that interlibrary staff can deal with this type of request differently, as it has already been triaged by other library staff.

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  19. Add shipping label to FulIncomingSlip Letter

    We would like to see the option to include a shipping label in the FulIncomingSlip Letter, so that we can save paper by only printing this letter for pulling items from stacks and shipping to the borrowing library.

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  20. Allow the libraries that appear in the preferred pickup institution dropdown for AFN resource sahring requests to be customizable

    When you're submitting a hold request in an AFN, the libraries that appear in the preferred pickup institution are based on your Institutions Relations table, so it's possible to remove certain libraries in the AFN from that dropdown. Unfortunately, that isn't possible for resource sharing requests. Every single library in the AFN appears in the preferred pickup institution dropdown regardless of how the Institutions Relations table is configured. We would like the preferred pickup institution dropdown for resource sharing requests to be customizable in the same manner as the preferred pickup institution dropdown for hold requests.

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