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  1. Order the toolbar

    For each user the order of "Manage patrons", "Return items", and "Scan in items" is in a different order. You should be able to arrange these so that it is the same for each user.

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  3. See user's Institution Id in drop down menu

    Our request concerns the display in the Patron Identification form
    Currently, when searching for a user in Scan Patron's ID or search for patron, a pop-up appears with the name, the group and the Primary identifier displayed for each user.
    We would like the user's Institution ID to be displayed as well.
    Alternatively we would like the admin can choose whether to display the primary identifier or institution id.

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  4. Add signatures to 'General mail' messages (via User Details screen)

    When sending 'General mail' messages via the User Details screen, would it be possible to have a facility to create/select signatures?

    It's not a biggie but would save a bit of time and effort entering information that needs to go on many messages.

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  5. Patron tab customization

    We would like to be able to customize tab labels in the patron folder. In fact, in french "Audit" is not very appropriated. We'll prefere "Modif. lecteur".

    Is it possible to offer the possibility to ajust label directly by the Alma administration Interface?

    Or/And to change the name of the Audit tab in the french interface "Modif. lecteur".

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  6. Give institutions the ability to have local versions of user roles

    We have just gone live and I'm setting up accounts for our liaison librarians. I'd like to create a copy of the Purchase Request Operator role to use with liaisons. I'd like fewer permissions than the canned version but I can't have ExL edit the current one because other staff need the role as it is currently. I think we should be able to make a local version of a user role that can then be edited without changing the canned user role. That or just let us keep the Selector role so I can have that edited.

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  7. General Mail Attachments

    Could the General Mail facility be amended to allow staff to add attachments to an email sent to a patron via the USer Management screen?

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  8. How about sending or allowing to send e-mails to users that previously booked any material from the library?

    Please, configure ALMA to send e-amils to users that made a booking or let the librarians to do it manually.

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  9. warning when saving changes in patron record before closing record

    When editing a user record, it would be helpful to get a warning pop-up if you try to close the record without saving it. Sometimes when you get interrupted, it's very easy to just close the record without saving the change.

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  10. Add the code to the list of Statistical Category while adding statistic for user

    While adding statistic for user, Alma only shows the description in the list of Statistical Category. We would like to show the code and description both together in order to filter the value by code easily.

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  11. Batch deletion of notifications by date or letter type

    I notice that I have 356 system job notifications in the attachments tab of my Alma account. Apparently these can only be deleted one at a time, which would take at least an hour or so. It doesn't appear in the letter retention section, so please could you introduce an option to batch delete these?

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  12. Add payment method column to Fines and Fees Details view

    On the user details screen on the Fines and Fees tab in the Fines and Fees Details view it would be helpful if the column Payment Method was given as a possible column to view.

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  13. Improve how operator transactions/history is displayed throughout system due to privacy concerns

    Operator identifiers are displayed throughout the system in various places, such as History and Notes tabs and the Receiving Operator field in the Physical Item Editor. These display as the operator's employee number, which has been raised by staff as a privacy concern. Currently, configuration can be set to disable this display only in the History tab, and only for users that do not have Manager or Administrator roles assigned to them. This is problematic for several reasons:
    - Privacy concerns being raised by staff that their employee id is viewable by other users throughout the system
    - "Hide" function…

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  14. 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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  15. block fine message

    Allow the block message for the fine limit to be customized. Currently, the block message shows that the fine limit has been reached and then shows the amount owed. This is confusing to Student Assistants who only read the first part of the message and relate to the patron that the fine limit is all that is owned in overdue fines and fees.

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  16. Having "nested" user records for users with dual or multiple statuses

    I think that it would be useful for user records to have the option to have "nested" records where you have one user with one user profile, but under that profile, they have 2 or more identity profiles that contain other data that is linked to their different statuses.

    The only parallel I can think of for it is when you have one bibliographic record and multiple item records attached to that one bib. record. All of them have the same main information, but individual record identities below.

    This would be helpful because we have users that are current students…

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  17. Ability to make manual notations in the history tab when updating a user's record

    I think that it would be great to have a feature in the history tab that allows you to manually add a notation to indicate why a user's record was changed--similar to how a registrar's office makes comments in a student's record any time a change is made. Anytime we make a change on the backend, and then have questions at the front desk about why something was changed, it causes some confusion until we talk it out, but if this feature was there, it could limit the confusion.

    I don't think adding these types of things to the note…

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  18. Extra personal detail fields available for library users

    I am working in special library so our users come from public who is affiliated with other organizations such as university, museum or architects. It would be great if Alma can offer extra fields to store additional personal detail such as occupation, affiliation, age (not birth date), age group and research interest, etc.

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  19. Include security logging for role changes

    Because roles cover a range of permissions, there is a necessity to give users a role for one need even though it gives them permission to do other things that are not wanted. One of those things can be assigning other roles.

    Role assignment is the most security-sensitive function of Alma and should absolutely be tracked and the log of who made an assignment and when should be accessible to administrators. Even better would be the ability to add an email warning mechanism for particularly sensitive roles.

    (Related to this but in documentation, there needs to be a table of…

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  20. Option to set defaults when creating a new user

    It would be nice to be able to control the default options in the 'Register New User' form. For example, when I open up the 'Register New User' form I would like the following fields to be selected be default:

    1. User group = BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
    2. Email types = Personal
    3. Identifier type = Barcode

    In particular for parts 2 and 3 we rarely use any of the other options and it would streamline adding new users if we could have these options just be selected by default.

    Joanna Hare
    National Art School Library Manager

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