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  1. Calendar management reminders

    Would be good to get a reminder when standard opening hours "valid to" date is about to end.

    We had a hard time understanding why interlibrary books borrowed at one of our libraries got very short due dates.
    It is impossible to remember to update the standard opening hours every 3 year. Also a valid time of 3 years is very short for standard opening hours, it should be longer or not have a limit at all.

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  2. Homepage notifications in Alma

    It should be possible to choose specific times for publication of homepage notifications and also which roles see them in Alma.
    Now all staff see all notifications and the notifications can't be prepared in advance.
    Would be good to be able to show different ones for ordinary staff and student workers for example.

    2 votes
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  3. For general electronic services links at the item level, allow the item id to be used in the URL

    When a General Electronic Service is added as an item-level service, the URL template may be configured to make use of the a bunch of Holdings and item-level information, for exampe, the barcode. But the item id is not included as a possibility. Please add this as an option.

    24 votes
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  4. Ability to Disable the Dispute Functionality for Fine/Fee

    Feature Requested:
    An option to turn off the ‘Dispute’ functionality for fines and fees.

    Use Case:
    With middleware connected to Alma and our university, anything that is done in Alma needs to be propagated to the rest of campus. Since there is not a need for the dispute functionality, we have not written any middleware on handling the dispute if it were to come in through the web hook. Currently, we are training staff to just not use the dispute functionality. It would be ideal to just turn off that option so that there is not a chance of discrepancy…

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  5. we would like to set it to show the circulation desk of the library for the patron physical request item in Primo.

    The current patron physical request item pickup in Primo is set to Library level, we would like to set it to show the circulation desk of the requested item. So it will be more convenient to our patron.

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  6. Facets on reading lists page do not behave as expected

    When selecting 'up to a week ago' or 'up to three days ago' from the facets on the Reading Lists page, I expect to see everything modified from today up to either a week ago or up to three days ago. Instead, selecting 'up to three days ago' excludes lists modified today or yesterday. Selecting 'up to a week ago,' excludes lists modified today, yesterday, and up to three days ago. In response to my Salesforce case, Ex Libris Support said this is how the facets are designed to work and to submit an enhancement request.

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  7. Show orders and requests in repository search regardless of role

    Every staff member should be able to see if there are orders or requests for a title regardless of their roles.
    It's important e.g. for staff at info/circulations desks to see why a title without items is found - as well as for receiving operators to see if there are any patron physical item requests...

    Still, of course, one should only be able to edit orders or requests with the respective privilege.

    13 votes
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  8. We would like to add a filter of barcode or call-number into the result page of a itemized set page.

    We would like to add a filter of barcode or call-number into the result page of a itemized set page, so they could locate and remove the dedicated item from the result quickly. The Filtering Sets function is not efficient to locate and remove single item from the result of a set, for more information, please see the attached screenshot. Thanks.

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  9. Run a Job-display task parameters in step 2

    After selecting a job to run at the Run a Job page, the next screen should be the job's task parameters instead of the prompt to choose a set. This change would move the set selection to step 3. This is useful when you don't remember what particular function the job performs. If you see the task parameters at step two, you can verify what the job will do and you can back out if you've made the wrong job selection. Sometimes I need a refresher on what a particular job will do before I've even created my set and…

    2 votes
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  10. Link to Sandbox using alternate login methods

    The "Premium Sandbox" link in the (?) menu links to the Alma auth method login screen. However our library uses SAML login almost exclusively which is at a different URL, so this link is worse than useless as it confuses staff.

    To solve this we'd like either:

    1) let libraries configure this link (eg using a code table)

    or

    2) have the link go to an intermediary page that lists all the auth options available to the library.

    14 votes
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  11. Add parameters to control anonymization of requests, resource sharing and fines

    We'd want to be able to control the anonymisation of requests, resource sharing requests and fines and fees in a similar way to loans. In particular we'd like to be able to set a parameter for days since user expiry and since the request or fine was complete.

    This would allow us to create a clear policy for anonymising and purging data in Alma so that all data was treated in the same way i.e. could say that all data was anonymised or purged X number of years after user left. It would also allow us to be confident that…

    226 votes
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  12. Add translation for Campus

    We’d like to add translation for campus names.

    Currently, we cannot set the translation for campus names as there is no “Translate information icon” in Alma Configuration > General > Libraries > Define Campuses menu.

    Not-translated campus names appear not only in Alma but also in Primo VE. In the pickup locations list in the Primo VE Get It Request Form, campus names are displayed in English even if you choose interface language other than English.

    For multilingual Primo VE sites, it is a must to translate all the patron-facing labels.

    5 votes
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  13. Alma RSS feed shouldn't be limited to physical items set

    The RSS feature in Alma provides a feed to Primo, identifying new items published or added to the inventory. Currently, it seems that RSS Publishing is limited to PHYSICAL items (as mentioned in the documentation), and that that newly activated portfolios or electronic collections cannot be taken into account and included in a set. It matters a lot to us that RSS Publishing is effective for physical items and electronic portfolios

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  14. Please reduce overall number of clicks

    One huge disadvantage of Alma is its very click intensive ui. It is very hard to point out all sections where I'd like to see 'straighter' user guidance. I think, it is a general problem in working with Alma.

    Please, please, please add more keyboard shortcuts and think about how you can reduce clicking in Alma.

    5 votes
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  15. Easier Toggling Between Modules

    Add the ability the quickly toggle between commonly used modules, like check-in and manage patron services. OCLC's WMS does this very well and allows a much faster workflow.

    3 votes
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  16. Allow for "open in a new tab"

    We should be able to have more than one page in Alma open in different tabs. Now, when I click "open in a new tab" the page that opens is the Alma homepage. This makes many of my workflows difficult.

    11 votes
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  17. Dark Mode/Theme

    Like the title suggest, A dark mode/theme for Alma.
    Having the white background can be very sore on the eyes, and many prefer the reverse ( black background / white font ).

    7 votes
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  18. Custom hot keys for Quick Links items

    Have hot keys / keyboard short cuts for the Quick Links items. For example Alt + 1,2,3, etc. depending on the order of the items on the top bar. That way you can add quick links to the functions you use the most, and then have keyboard short cut to that function.

    10 votes
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  19. Default tab for Alma search

    Alma search defaults to the community tab. Could it be changed to fit your needs or default to Institution tab?

    3 votes
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  20. Search History For All Categories

    There is a history of searches for "All titles" in Alma.
    It can be cool to have a history for other types of searches such as:
    "Order lines", "Invoices" and etc.

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