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  1. Add a print server or other local print option so that slip letters can be printed locally

    As it is all Resource Request Slip Letters, Transit Letters, etc., are sent to network printers through a more convoluted process than is necessary, and has caused more pain than it is worth in some departments. This could all be solved by introducing a print server or something similar so that these slips may be printed on locally connected printers as opposed to network-only printers. Instead of having emails sent to accounts that route these print jobs to appropriate printers "in theory", the option could exist to instead print to a hard-wired printer. As it stands, print jobs are hectic…

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  2. Bulk adding of instructors to Leganto Reading Lists via Alma back-office

    Library staff currently have to input Reading List owners on a one-by-one basis.

    It would be good if Library staff could add Reading List owners to Leganto reading lists in bulk.

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  3. Mantener sesión abierta

    Buenos días,

    ¿Existe alguna de configurar Alma par que mantenga la sesión abierta y que no tengas que loguear de nuevo?

    Si no existe esa posibilidad ¿la pueden implementar o se encuentra en proceso?

    Gacias

    2 votes
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  4. Alma emails: provide matching plain-text alternative to reduce spamminess

    Currently Alma emails only include an HTML-formatted variant. Anti-spam software will typically penalise messages that do not contain a plain-text variant, increasing the odds that the message will be marked as spam. Providing a plain-text variant would also benefit users of plain-text only email readers. The plain-text variant should resemble the unformatted content of the HTML-formatted variant. If they differ this might suggest that the sender is perhaps sending an innocuous text in the plain text part just to get through spam filters, and again, would be penalised for this.

    156 votes
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  5. Highlight text in persistent search box when pressing "/"

    After completing a search in the persistent search box, the inputted text remains in that field. When pressing "/" to select the persistent search box, the cursor jumps to the beginning of the previously inputted text without highlighting it. Automatically highlighting the text would allow one to overwrite the previous text (e.g., scanning a barcode) without selecting and deleting it.

    21 votes
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  6. Alma should work on Mac Safari

    Currently, the Mac OS Safari browser is not supported for Alma (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/010Getting_Started/050Alma_User_Interface_–_General_Information/010Browser_Requirements)

    Furthermore, until the February 2018 release, Safari has successfully worked in Alma without problem, going back at least until late 2014. However, with the February 2018 release, you now get the endless spinning blue line when loading several pages, such as the User search results screen.

    Safari is supported by Primo: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/New_Primo_User_Interface/010Frequently_Asked_Questions#Browser_and_Device_Support

    Safari is supported in SalesForce: https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=getstart_browser_aloha.htm&type=5

    While Safari has a small market share, it is the default web browser for Macintosh computers, which are heavily used in education. To be unable to use Safari…

    11 votes
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  7. Allow keyboard shortcuts/hot keys to be configurable

    Allow for the creation of keyboard shortcut/hot key profiles that will support re-mapping of shortcuts. Some of the preset shortcut are not currently available due to the removal of function keys by manufacturers.

    *stares at Apple*

    It would be a nice touch to let customers share the shortcut profiles among each other as well.

    7 votes
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  8. Add the number of loans shown in All title search in ALMa

    We wish that the number of loans can be displayed in ALL titles search in ALMA. See the attachment.

    4 votes
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  9. Configuring different sender e-mail addresses (SMPT-envelope-from) for one letter-type

    For now the SMTP-envelope-from definition for Alma Letters can be set only once per letter-type. This isn’t suitable. E.g., our libraries need more than one sender email address for different acquisition departments. Vendors should be able to reply directly to the departments E-Mail-address. Using one no-reply-address (as SMTP-envelope-from value) in combination with a “reply-to”-addresses written in the Mail Footer cannot be a permanent solution.

    Actual situation in Alma:
    When an E-Mail is send in the context of a job Alma takes the SMTP-envelope-from value from the „addressFrom”-definition in the concerning letter-configuration (general configuration -> letter emails).
    When an E-Mail is…

    152 votes
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  10. Display logic rules should work on Primo users NOT logged in

    Display logic rules currently only work if a user logs in Primo. Also, the rules only work to hide a service (not show a service). Also, Primo New UI does not allow forcing users to log in.

    So, we have a scenario where we want CCC Get It Now articles to display only for our Faculty user group. However, the article links are displaying to everyone (guest) - until the user logs in and then the links are hidden for everyone except our faculty. Because everyone starts out in Primo as guest, this defeats the purpose of the rule.

    Another…

    42 votes
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  11. Include in-house and loan usage details in export from physical items search results

    Adding the in-house and loan usage to the export would provide easy on-the-fly stats for items, including sets built in-house. Yes I can accomplish this in analytics but in some cases it would be easier to access usage for multiple items within Alma

    3 votes
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  12. Model the Course/Reading List association as a many-to-many relationship

    We need to be able to affiliate the same reading list with multiple course objects in Alma. Currently, reading lists can only be assigned to a single Alma Course object at a given time. At our university with a complex course timetable structure we need to be able to accommodate complex relationships between cross-listed and "meets with" courses. For these courses, we must accommodate a single course that is offered by multiple departments or at multiple course numbers (e.g., undergraduate and graduate versions of the same course "meet with" each other by sharing a lecture).

    For example, our Computer Sciences…

    29 votes
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  13. Export the print ISSN for electronic portfolios. Many journals with E-ISSNs also have print ISSNs and some systems only recognize the print

    Include the print ISSN for the electronic portfolio export. Many journals with E-ISSNs also have print ISSNs and some systems only recognize the print ISSN.

    6 votes
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  14. Make "updated by" field configurable, not primary ID

    There are many areas in Alma that will list the last Alma user to update something. These fields will display the primary identifier of the last updater, but we find this is not particularly helpful when we log in with our campus shib accounts, as this makes our employee ID number show up here. It would be more helpful if we could use Last Name, First Name or something similar in the Updated By fields.

    24 votes
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  15. File differences included with Release Notes

    It would be very helpful if ExL included a Differences report (.diff file) for the Delivery-System-Skin mashup CSS file (mashup_new.css) and also any Letter-template XSLT files which have changed for each new Alma Release, and to post them alongside the Knowledge Base article for the release (ie. https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Release_Notes/0099_2017/May_2017 ).

    Any institution which has made local customizations based on these files needs to perform a manual review each month. While this isn't so horrific for the single mashup_new.css file, it is for the Letter-templates. Having a section which lists the differences would be a huge time-saver. Bonus points for a human…

    31 votes
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  16. Job for copying the configuration from the production environment into the Standard Sandbox

    Making testing and training in an Alma Standard Sandbox based on Ex Libris provided configuration is very difficult since this configuration may be very different from the one in the customer's production environment.

    Currently Ex Libris is offering two types of Sandboxes for Alma:
    (1) "Standard" - by default included in Alma subscription pricing. This sandbox contains Ex Libris provided data and configuration
    (2) "Premium" – for addition subscription fee – this sandbox includes a full copy of the customer's data and configuration

    Refresh of the Alma sandbox environment is possible up to once a quarter, upon request. In the…

    149 votes
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  17. Embargoed resources displaying in Primo

    Currently records from within an embargo period are discover-able to end-users via Primo.
    The user then thinks we have access to the records and selects it only to be presented with No full text available.
    Embargoed records are outside of our coverage range and should not display in our discovery interface.

    32 votes
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  18. Make the Alma new UX search default saving settings optional

    The new UX's feature of retaining a user's past 10 searches seems to override browser or computer specific settings to remember more than the most recent 10 searches. Our acquisitions department tried to keep a running list of many of our more complex standing orders, which was a great time saver. This feature was especially useful for cases where transliteration can lead to variations in spelling -- Dostoevskii vs. Dostoevsky vs. Dostoyevsky.
    For this reason, we'd like to be able to shut the feature of remembering the most recent searches off, if we want to on an individual user basis.

    4 votes
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  19. Timeout should be configurable

    Timeout should be configurable to allow for longer timeout than 60 min. This would be helpful for staff who work for example in areas like information services where you need to use Alma several times during the day but not continuously

    67 votes
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  20. Dismissing 'errors' from health check reports.

    In the Alma health check reports we see a number of 'failed' messages every time they run (we have it on a monthly schedule) due to deliberate configuration decisions to support business processes, which are picked up in the jobs. These include things like self check profile configuration, service desk configuration (payments can only be made at only one of our libraries, at one service desk - all other service desks keep showing up as failed)

    It would be helpful if these types of error messages could be 'dismissed' or marked as 'dismissed' and show the date they were dismissed…

    10 votes
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