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  1. For publication year search option, replace symbols ">" ">=" "<" "<=" with the wording-- or add behind the symbols.

    The publication year search option drop-down list includes "Equals," "In," "Not Equals," and "Not In"-- and the SYMBOLS for less than, more than, etc. Replacing the symbols with the wording would add consistency (as well as clarity for those of us who haven't had a math class for, ahem, several decades). For example, replacing ">" with "Greater Than" and replacing ">=" with "Greater Than or Equal To."

    Alternatively, add the wording behind the symbols when only the symbol is listed, and add the symbols when there is only the wording.

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  2. Include the parameters used in the Job Report

    The current Job Report is of varying usefulness, depending upon the job run. In many cases, all that is returned is the name the user gave to the batch, time and date run, the number of records processed, and a process ID which is useless on the local level.

    It would be FAR more useful if the Job Report, at a minimum, included all of the parameters used to generate the report -- a summary of the selections and input made in the "Run a Job" screens. Without the parameters, troubleshooting is difficult if not impossible.

    As an example, when…

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  3. View the operator's name in the top corner in new UI

    in the old UI, the operator's name is visible in the top right corner. This enables employees at a busy, standing service desk to see who is logged in where and avoid using each others' accounts. In the new UI, it's visible only from the home page.

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  4. More rapidly hide items that have been deleted so patrons aren't confused and think we still have them. This is for course reserves.

    Find a way to more quickly remove course reserve items that have been deleted from view in Primo. The same goes for adding new items to course reserves, find a way to more quickly display those items in Primo.

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  5. Custom Widgets

    We would like Alma to support custom Widgets.

    Something as simple as embedding custom HTML/CSS/JS code to display data from other sources such as Tableau Online or Google Data Studio would be a great addition.

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  6. Add link to 'note' tab in actions menu

    We quite often have to add notes to electronic collection records that advise users of outages. Some vendors have nearly 100 collections in their inventory that each need to be updated when there's an outage.

    It would be less time-consuming to add a note to multiple records if there was a link to the note tab in the 'actions' menu.

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  7. Make credit and debit figures easy to distinguish

    The current use of "-" to designate a credit can be easily overlooked. A more conventional display using "()" would also be more visible.

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  8. Authenticated "Authentication note" field

    Make the content of the "authentication note" field (electronic collection editor and portfolio editor) only visible to our legitimate end-users by means of authentication: preferably via sso, another option would be via ip. That way we can register and manage all our username/password information for e-sources from within Alma. And get rid of the in-house solution (according to the Alma-L mailing list other institutions, like us, developed solutions involving a link to an authentication protected page).
    Currently the authentication note has the same functionality as the "public note" field. It is displayed to anyone searching in our Primo. There also…

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  10. Adding new labels to a letter in Alma

    In Alma/Administration/General Configuration/Configuration Menu/General Configuration/Letter emails
    I want to add new labels with translation field.

    For example the OrderListLetter.xsl has the following codes:

    department; billing_address; date; issn_isbn; sincerely; addressFrom; Cc; Bcc; note; letterName; order_date; subject; po_line_number; price; quantity; shipping_address; shipping_method; title; vendor_account; place_order_introduction

    In Alma/Administration/General Configuration/Configuration Menu/General Configuration/Customize Letters

    We want to add a new header cells, for example:
    <th>@@publication_place@@</th>

    Is there possible to add new codes in “Alma/Administration/General Configuration/Configuration Menu/General Configuration/Letter emails”?

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  11. Make the user identifier configurable in the Staff Login Report

    This report is of limited utility since despite displaying "User Name" it is actually showing the Primary ID. Make the user display info. configurable (along with "Updated by" as noted elsewhere).

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  12. The Letter Activity Mapping Table should be searchable. .

    The cryptic names of the various emails make it difficult to find the one I want to customize. A simple search box would go a long way toward greater ease of use.

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  14. Custom Favicon

    Support the ability for an institution to upload a custom favicon. Favicons make work easier when staff have multiple tabs open so they can switch back to Alma quickly. For example, someone may have a tab open with their Primo site, and a tab for the Library of Congress. A local favicon for their institution would allow them to quickly identify the Alma tab and switch back to it.

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  15. Create a parser parameter for 'domain' that can be used in Dynamic URLs

    We have electronic services that comprise portfolios from multiple publishers, and the portfolio URLs link to the publishers' websites rather than a common platform. Currently, this means that Alma can only link to the journal level, unless we edit each individual portfolio to use a Dynamic URL. However, because the structure of the URLs after the domain is consistent, we would be able to apply a single, article-level Dynamic URL at the Service level if Alma had a parser parameter we could use in place of the domain. Here is the URL format with a couple of examples:

    http://{domain}/content/{rft.volume}/{rft.issue}/{rft.spage}
    http://www.eje-online.org/content/176/3/349

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  16. When using the Excel tool, instead of results.xlsx, can Alma not name the item by the title of the search? For instance, if we're looking at

    When using the tools function, instead of results.xlsx, could Alma not name the item by the title of the search? For instance, if we're looking at the set from a saved repository search, the Excel file could use the name of the set.

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  17. Add Process Note as extra column on the In Process Items screen

    Add Process Note (for e.g. Binding Work Order Type) as an extra column to the In Process Items screen.

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  18. Make ID fields for which a barcode scanner can be used, programmable to omit first or last characters read in by scanner.

    We import user records for 4 campuses. One campus uses a 9 in front of the student's primary id which can be scanned into Alma. Getting barcode readers to modify a scanned string is difficult, especially on older readers. It would be great if somewhere in the institution parameters, the Primary ID field could be programmed to omit first character only when scanned in using a barcode reader. Ideally, this programming would allow someone to define the parameters so that you could tell Alma, read in from scan digits 1-9, 2-9, 2-8, etc. as there are often alpha/numeric prefixes and…

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  19. Create a system that IDs (and removes?) former staff who are still linked to reports and actions in ALMA.

    We have had several people leave our library but we didn't realized that they were still listed as recipients on reports and scheduled actions. ExLibris say there is currently no way to identify what process staff members are connected to except to open and edit every report and look for their name. A simpler way of IDing or reporting/removing ex-staff would be very helpful (long term).

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  20. Make the confirmation message after a task is completed a hyperlink

    When a task is completed in Alma, such as the creation of PO Line, a confirmation message appears at the top of the screen in Alma, such as:

    Your request to order now POL-227 has been submitted.

    OR

    The request was successfully submitted : request id = 701397340002914

    In these cases, we would like the identifying number given in the confirmation message to be clickable as a hyperlink and route the operator to the record, request, or POL that was just created or modified. So for the PO line, POL-227 would be clickable and open the POL for edit; for…

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