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  1. Collaborative space for project management

    Create a space for collaborating on projects, sharing calendars, working toward milestones.

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  2. Socialize Alma

    Enable users to see other users online, chat, etc.

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  3. Browser's back button!

    What would it take to make the browser's Back Button functional throughout Alma? It's just killing me to have to reload all the time because I accidentally use it. Plus, there are some screens that you can't back-up from to go where you were without starting all over again. As a newbie, it's surprising to me that this is a problem and that everyone else has learned to work around it.

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  4. Set input focus for "Quick Search" box

    Please set the input focus for the "Quick Search" box under these two criteria:

    1) When logging into Alma
    2) When changing the search criteria

    When a user logs in they should be able to type immediately into the Quick Search box and get a result.

    When a user changes the format they want to search (Titles, Collections, Authorities, Vendors, etc). They should be able to click on what they want and start typing.

    In both of these scenarios by moving the mouse (especially #2) the user experience is inefficient.

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  5. Coordinate the alphabetization of the Letters tables

    Coordinate the alphabetization of the Letter Activity table and the Letter Emails table in configuration, and the letters description table in the OLH. Each table seems to use a different alphabetization scheme (if any at all) which makes it extremely difficult to coordinate configurations or to locate specific letters to customize or review.

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  6. Add more work record details (e.g. MMSid) to the InterestedInLetter to improve Interested User notifications

    Currently the XML which builds the InterestedInLetter for receipted Print and activated Electronic resources does not provide many details which can be customised in the letters customers would like to send to their patrons/interested users.

    A specific use might be to send a pre-set Primo link to the resource (e.g. a deeplink search by MMSid), but also to be able to provide much clearer information to the Interested user about what the item is, and where it is/will be found.

    i.e.
    i) Order Number (PO Line ref)
    ii) Title (Possibly brief POL record/not the updated bib to which inventory is…

    25 votes
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  7. Stop the difference in the item display between Alma and Primo when the description field is filled in

    I would like to see all monograph items display as such in the Primo location tab.
    Currently if an item (even if tagged elsewhere as a one time monograph) contains anything in the Items description field Primo is treating the item as a serial.
    For an explanation of how Primo does this see the following knowledge center article: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/Difference_in_the_item_display_between_Alma_and_Primo_when_the_description_field_is_filled_in

    This is a problem as it prevents users from easily seeing the availability information.
    See for example the attached screenshot where the number of available titles does not display.

    Please change the logic in Primo so that it does not treat…

    2 votes
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  8. JavaScript in the Alma Resolver Menu (GetIt/ViewIt)

    "Delivery system skins" enable customers to modify the Alma resolver menu using custom CSS and images, but it would be extremely useful if customers could also add custom JavaScript to the resolver menu.

    In many cases, desired customizations require DOM manipulation that cannot be achieved with CSS alone. Moreover, many libraries rely on JavaScript-driven web analytics tools (such as Google Analytics) to track user engagement across various web properties.

    21 votes
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  9. In Advanced search make a change on condition 'country of origin' "equals" and then a drop down list with countries

    If you add the condition 'language' while making an Advanced Search you get "equals' and a dropdown list with languages. This is not the case if you search on 'country of origin'. We would like to have "equals" and a dropdown list with countries added to the conditions.

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  10. Receiving

    During receiving allow multiple of the same issue to be checked in at the same time. It would save a lot of time to be able to do this all at the same time rather than have to enter back into the issue title and do the process all over again for a different date.

    8 votes
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  11. Improve the ease of reordering the Online Services Order and General Electronic Services Order tables

    Currently, items in the General Electronic Services Order and Online Services Order tables need to be moved using up and down arrows. This can be *very* time-consuming if the tables contain numerous items. It would significantly improve the ease of use i, the items in this list could be resorted either through drag-and-drop or by moving a given item to a numbered slot in the table (similar to the Netflix interface).

    7 votes
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  12. Make the site compatable for minimizing the window.

    When minimizing the window to half screen or less the words and links overlap and squish together instead of adjusting to screen wideness, ive never seen a website do this before and it gets really annoying when working on 2 windows pulled up side by side.

    4 votes
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  13. A different colour scheme for Alma Sandbox

    Currently, Alma (Sandbox) and Alma (Production) looks almost the same except for the tiny “Sandbox” wording under the Alma logo on the top left corner of the screen.
    It can be very misleading and it will be disastrous (and irreversible in some cases!) if I update the wrong records in Production.

    You may want to consider to use a different colour scheme for the Sandbox login. Eg a “Alma Sandbox” logo with a red background.

    Thank you.

    9 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Make Holdings information available in the Job Report

    The Job Report page which can be navigated to via, for example, Monitor & View Imports is useful, but would be better still if data pertaining to imported-in holdings were also added.

    The Physical Items pull-down lists total physical items imported, added and updated; and as the successful maintenance and troubleshooting of issues regarding holdings is arguably as important (to us, at least) as that for bibliographic records and items, it would be appreciated to see similar numerical indications of how successful attempted holdings updates have proven.

    2 votes
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  16. Hyperlink call number.

    While the hyperlinked title is a valuable tool, many of our daily searches necessitate use of of the call number. This is especially true for journals with multiple titles. Hyperlinking the call number would dramatically reduced search time. Being able to 'click through' to all titles linked with a call number would be most useful to our staff.

    13 votes
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  17. Improve sort order in configuration lists

    Some configuration lists (e.g. Physical Material Type Descriptions) have a large number of rows and it is extremely time consuming to change the sort order if you want to move something that is near the bottom of the list to near the top of the list.

    It would be great if a sort row number could be entered against a particular row and that row would then be moved to that place in the sort order and all other rows resorted accordingly

    e.g. Physical Material Type Descriptions has 84 rows. If I want to move the value in row 84…

    3 votes
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  18. Access SalesForce from directly within Alma

    There should be the ability to get directly to ExLibris support (SalesForce) from within Alma vs. going through the customer center.

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  19. Alma Monitor Jobs

    ALMA | Monitor Jobs -- would like the ability to eventually delete jobs that have previously run and which are now no longer active - see attachment

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  20. Create an "Ideas Meta" category for ideas on the tool itself

    As an ExLibris customer, I would like a channel were I can submit my ideas on how the Idea Exchange tool could be improved, so that the tool can evolve for maximum benefit for both ExLibris and customers.

    See Meta Stack Overflow as an example.

    Currently I don't know an obvious place where I could submit this idea, which is why it ended up in Alma - Other ... The idea about a meta category thus exemplifies the need expressed in the idea itself. How meta is that? ;-)

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