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  1. More possibilities for the Alma Color Theme

    In the new UI, libraries can manage branding in Alma by selecting one of 6 basic colors (blue, purple, red, green, brown, orange). This configuration can only be made by a General administrator and is valid for all Alma users. We would like:
    - a larger variety of colors (proposing the 216 web-safe colors would be fine);
    - the possibility for any user to define their own Color Theme: color experience may be very different from one individual to another and giving everyone the possibility the use a convenient color would be appreciated.

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    Alma team has decided to provide the ability to choose a color scheme by the user.
    The user will be able to change the color scheme via the UI preference menu based on institution policy. The institution’s administrator will be able via “Alma Logo and Color Scheme” to enable or disable users to choose a color scheme. Also, there will be a special option for the administrator to provide the ability for a specific user to choose a color scheme via the user details screen. Another improvement Alma team plans to provide is a high contrast color scheme each user will be able to choose regardless of institution policy

  2. 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.

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  3. Add option to not attach a logo to Letters (to reduce e-mail spamminess)

    If we hide the logo by removing it from head.xsl, it's still attached to e-mails and contribute to increasing the spam score (which is already quite high due to several other issues like html-only content)

    If an email logo is not uploaded, the header logo is used as the email logo. Can this please be changed? If an email logo is not uploaded, it might mean that we don't want an e-mail logo.

    Alternative, to keep backwards compatibility, a new option "Don't attach logo to e-mails" could be introduced.

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  4. Make documentation more gender inclusive

    Can we please increase inclusivity by changing to gender-non-specific language in both documentation and descriptions in coding tables?

    The Primo and Alma documentation uses very gendered terms, particularly his / him. End users and library staff are mostly referred to as he / his / him, despite libraries being an overwhelmingly female workforce. We also need to recognise the increasing numbers of non-binary users within our institution.

    I propose the following changes:
    Him or her -> them
    His or hers -> theirs
    She or he -> they

    As one example, a search on Alma documentation shows 3324 results for he,…

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