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  1. Allow options for how items act when checked out during an "exception-closed" in the Alma Calendar

    Allow option for how items act when check out occurs during closed hours (not focusing on due back time). During weeks like spring break, we set an exception that we are closed so our week long/3 week long book check outs will not come due that week to account for students possibly leaving campus. This means when we try to check out hourly items during spring break, they are due back immediately since they were checked out during a closed period. We cannot adjust the due time for hourly items checking out during that week properly without deleting the exceptions…

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  2. keyboard shortcuts for "done" and "exit" especially

    Alma is extremely rough on the carpal tunnel because of having to make so many clicks. There should be keyboard shortcuts for everything possible, but especially for "Done" and "Exit," and for all the routine tasks of Fulfillment.

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  5. 3 votes
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  6. Alama Viewer Caption Support

    Please add caption support to the Alma Viewer.

    4 votes
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  7. Persistent search box to display recent searches for all search types eg. PO line

    Currently the persistent search box only allows re-running a recent repository search in the recent history drop down. It doesn't remember recent searches for other types eg. Order line, Users, Vendors etc. It would be very useful to remember these searches as many people work in different areas that don't use repository searches that often, but perform other searches.

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  8. Sandbox Widget on Dashboard

    At one point we had an option to access the Alma Sandbox from the dashboard in our production environment. However, this Sandbox widget was removed when the "New Premium Sandbox Policy" was introduced.

    Any possibility of reintroducing an updated form of this widget for non-premium Sandbox users?

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  9. Physical item count on home page

    Please add a widget option to the home page that displays a simple current count of physical items. I should not have to create an analysis to get this basic information.

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  10. Alma Studio

    Having an Alma Studio (like the Primo Studio) would be great for customizing the Alma interface.

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  11. run job- select set first

    In the workflow to run a job, it really should ask for the set in the first step. It's more logical. Especially running jobs on POL where its easy to select the wrong Job. A small thing but fairly irritating.

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  12. 5 votes
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  13. Strip incompatible characters from patron feed before processing

    Our IT department occasionally produces a patron load XML that contains small amounts of non-ascii characters. Currently a single character in a Brazilian mailing address, for example, stops the entire load. I think the behavior should be that any unrecognized character needs to be stripped out by Exlibris so the rest of the SYNCHRONIZE job can proceed, and the locations of the stripped out characters should end up in a warning.

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  14. Add First Name/Last Name fields to Staff Login Report

    Please add more fields to the Staff Login Report to help identify the staff in the list. At the moment it only reports out Primary ID which is just a staff number at my institution.

    To be able to use the report more easily and effectively we need First Name and Last Name fields in the report.

    Other fields could potentially be useful to some institutions such as User Group and Job Description.

    3 votes
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  15. Remain on the same page when Current Location is changed

    At the moment, when 'Current Location' is changed, this action results in the user being taken to the home page afterwards. This is inconvenient, especially when working in a patron record, as it means several steps to get back to the screen where you were before. It would be much better if the interface remained on the same screen after a location change.

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  16. Add the "Public note" of the item to the PNX record

    The content of the item field "Public note" will not be published to Primo. We want to index the public note in Primo but the field is not transferred to the PNX record.

    46 votes
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  17. display logic location ip

    Currently, we cannot configure the order of locations in Primo Search Results, because the only option is to order locations by IP. Our three libraries share an IP range so this doesn't work for us. Please provide a way to order location in Primo search results beyond the IP ranges.

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  18. Export slips to PDF

    Currently, Alma only allows exporting slips to Excel or "printing" to an email address. Please *please* add an option to export to PDF, using similar output that gets sent to a printer. Seems like it would be easy to add, and would be immensely useful.

    Jeremy Kurtz
    Arizona State University

    165 votes
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  19. Allow tooltips when hovering over facets in searches

    After one has done a search in Alma, the facets along the left side of the window that appear as options for further filtering sometimes have names that are too long to fit into the width of the facet section. This results in an ellipse indicating there is more to the title of the facet, but there is no way to see what the rest of the facet title is. This is a bit cumbersome if the beginning of multiple facet titles are the same. If you hover over the ellipse, it does nothing. If you click on the ellipse,…

    4 votes
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  20. Description Templates -- Create reference table for months and seasons

    Hi,

    I'm wondering if it would be possible to create some sort of reference table for the months and seasons. This would be for use in the description templates. Then we could use MM, MON, and MONTH (for example), to indicate whether the two digit code in the particular Chron field should be displayed numerically, as the standard abbreviation, or spelled out.

    Having such a table would mean that for each type of pattern a single template could take the place of the 12 or 16 we have to create now.

    This would be much more efficient right off the…

    39 votes
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