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  1. "Fulfilment Configuration Utility"- include specific loan date for closed days

    When setting up the Closed Library Due Date Management for short loan items, it would be useful to be able to test it in the Fulfilment Configuration Utility by specifying the loan date and time rather than the only option being 'if the item was borrowed now'.

    For example, in order to test the rule for our 24 hour loans when taking the weekend closed days into consideration, this can only be done on a Friday, which can mean having to wait 5 days to test the parameter.

    If it were possible to select Friday 08:00 as the loan date…

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  2. Manage patron services - Loans

    We'd like to be able to see the item that has just been loaned in the same page without having to scroll down or having to zoom out.

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  3. Display the date of the book whose return date is late in red

    Currently, books with a late return date are black, but I would like to display them in red. I think it is easy to understand.

    6 votes
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  4. Lost Loan Status

    Closing a lost loan changes the item's status to missing. This means that items we know are lost will turn up on lists for missing item searches, even though we know we won't find them. Not closing the loans means that we can't purge patrons from the database, even if we know that we are not going to get back the item or be paid the replacement fee.

    It would be preferable if items retained a status of Lost even if the loan is closed, so that we can differentiate between items that are lost and items that just can't…

    6 votes
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  5. Exact time of Due Date for the loans for hours

    For cases of a loan for hours, there is no option to make the return time be earlier than the closing time of the Library.

    At our university we loan for hours laptops and other materials, which users must return before closing the Circulation desks (20.30), not at the libraries closing time (23.59).

    In the Advanced policy setting of due date, there is the option to include a specific time when the unit of measure is days, weeks or months, but not in hours.
    We believe that it would be necessary to have this possibility to manage these loans correctly.

    5 votes
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  6. loan status letter

    The FulItemChangeDueDateLetter is found under General Configuration Menu > Letter Activity, but it is not possible to find it in Letter Emails.

    Only SMS version exists for "Change Due Date". Where is this letter?

    Answer
    The EMAIL version is called "Loan Status Notice", for the "Full Item Change Due Date Letter". (In: General Configuration Menu > Letter Emails).

    Why would you change the wording of the letter in Letter Emails?? makes it impossible to find unless you know that. thanks

    5 votes
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  7. Ability to turn off courtesy letters for 1 day loan items

    Having the ability to turn off courtesy letters for certain items (e.g. 1 day loan items) based on fulfillment unit rules or by some other means.

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  8. A simple job to renew loans in Bulk

    Currently there are Fulfillment sets which allow collections of items to be adjusted in due date, as per:
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/030Fulfillment/070AdvancedTools/020ManagingFulfillment_Sets?uxp=true

    However for institutions which have auto-renewal, there is no simple way to bulk renew all current loans at a given time. i.e. force all loans which might normally be renewed at a certain time in the 'Notifications - Send Courtesy Notices and Handle Loan Renewals' job, to just be renewed from a given date and time.

    Being able to 'press the big renew button' would be very helpful when approaching vacation periods, especially with better…

    4 votes
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  9. Improve Close Lost Loans Job

    The existing close lost loans job is a great idea. However, it doesn't perform as described here: http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/KnowledgeArticles/Createasettocloselost_loans

    To improve this job please, make it possible to detach lost loans from patrons accounts AND withdraw those items in the same job. Also, please make it possible to use a field such as due date or checkout date to set the criteria.
    Thanks!

    Background: The close lost loans job removes items that have been lost for a long time from the patron's record. The fines remain, but the items no longer show up as checked…

    4 votes
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  10. return all loans

    Just like the way there is receive all PO lines i would be very helpful to have return all loans function as well this will save lots of time.

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  11. Bulk Change Due Dates for All libraries of institution

    Add the ALL LIBRARIES option to avoid having to do one after the other

    3 votes
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  12. Closed Library Due Date Management- new option for short Loan Items

    For Short Loan Items (due time in hours)
    If for some reason the library is still open (partial opening for query) even though it is closed for Alma
    It is essential to have the option:
    Move to the end of the day
    (the system would take the library closing time)

    3 votes
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  13. Loan receipt with calendar reminder event

    It was very useful to have a calendar reminder for student/staff when they received the Loan receipt. It could be an outlook calendar file, Google calendar or event.

    3 votes
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  14. Give us a way to send a checkout receipt after we have forgotten to click "done."

    Sometimes staff forget to click "done" after a checkout, then remember that they should have done it to send the email receipt. There is no way to send a receipt after the fact.

    3 votes
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  15. Closed Library Due Date Management per open days-discrete

    There's no possibility to NOT count the closed library days in the due date management. However this possibility is used to the "Block When Overdue" rule.
    We'd like to be able to do this, to have the discrete option :
    - Move date forward, not count the closed days.
    Thanks !

    3 votes
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  16. 'Notifications - Send Courtesy Notices and Handle Loan Renewals' job's report

    The 'Notifications - Send Courtesy Notices and Handle Loan Renewals' job's report doesn't accurately display when a users renewals have failed, see SF 00791592, specifically when nearing the users expiry date.

    3 votes
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  17. Batch Return in ALMA

    For Stocktake, we're required to do a batch return upon collection of barcodes. Unfortunately, there is no batch return feature in ALMA. It would really be helpful to have a batch return as feature or as a job so that it could cut down the hassle.

    3 votes
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  18. Natural Days vs Working Day in Loans

    Hi,
    My suggestion is to implement the option of using working days or opening days to calculate the expiration date in a loan.
    Actually ALMA set this day by taking the natural days, but in a small library do not want to count Sundays as a day of loan, in attention to the students.
    Thanks,
    Fernando Lesser
    Universidad Anahuac Mexico

    3 votes
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  19. Closed Library Due Date Management language update

    For the Closed Library Due Date Management policy, the value of "Move Backward-Move to end of previous open day" does NOT accurately describe what this setting actually does for hourly short loans. Why can't the value simply say, "Move due time to upcoming close time" or "Move to end of the same open day". No one is going to WANT to choose to move the due time to the actual PREVIOUS open day...that day is in the past.

    Here was our scenario...we had items on reserve in our Short Loan Fulfillment Unit which had a 4 hour loan period. We…

    2 votes
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  20. Renew at bottom of screen as well so scrolling up isn't necessary when patron has a lot of books checked out

    Renew Renew Selected Renew

    all at bottom of screen as well so scrolling up isn't necessary when patron has a lot of books checked out

    2 votes
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