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  1. Alternative Call Number in Manage Patron Services-Requests

    In Manage Patron Services, tab Requests, we can’t display or add Alternative Call Number.
    For us is important the visibility of this field due to it’s our location system.
    We would like this field to be displayed.

    Thanks!

    129 votes
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  2. PO line description should represent current bibliographical data

    Alma provides insufficient data in PO lines for the task of pulling a list of subscriptions a library has of a specific publisher's titles:

    1. The PO line description contains only bibliographical data from the bib record as it was at the time the PO line was created. Subsequent changes in the publisher data are not updated in the related PO lines.

    2. Even in newly created PO lines, Alma introduces the content of MARC field 264 _1 instead of 264 31 if such a field exists, i.e. it copies the first, not the current publisher’s name into the PO line description.

    128 votes
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  3. Suppress bib record when no active portfolios/services

    If a record has zero active services, it should be automatically suppressed in Primo. When we choose to use the CDI records for a collection instead of the CZ records, there is a button to "change to CDI-only full text activation." This suppresses the service, but it does not suppress the bib records. We have to manually run a job on each collection to also suppress the bib records. Most of the time this is fine (even though it's an extra step), but if some of the CZ bib records overlap with other collections, we don't necessarily want to suppress…

    129 votes
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  4. Notify when a title (esp. electronic portfolio) chosen in a Leganto reading list is deleted in Alma

    Especially when dealing with electronic titles, for example when importing them, Alma may delete some portfolios.
    However, researchers may have previously selected these portfolios for their Leganto reading list. But nobody would notice that, until the students find a broken link in Leganto.

    To avoid that right now we perform a manual check, relying on an Analysis looking for Electronic Titles selected for reading lists before running the import, and comparing that with the list of deleted portfolio we have when the import is finished. It's however time consuming.

    It would be much better to get a notification when the…

    128 votes
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  5. Overdue notifications to be sent also on days after closed days

    We noticed that if closed days are configured, and a closed day is between the due date of a loan and the planned day on which the first reminder should be sent, the job does not generate a notification on that day but waits until the next one.
    This leads to misunderstanding on the patrons side, because the grace period is not always identical and can vary depending on possible closed days.
    We described the issue in case nr. 05301818 (old SF nr.: 00953477) and were told that this is the expected behaviour. The Product manager decided that when there's…

    128 votes
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  6. Expired Hold Shelf to Alma mobile

    It would be practical to get the Expired Hold Shelf lists to Alma mobile so we didn't have to print them on paper.

    128 votes
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  7. Adding the publisher location to the "Keywords" index in Alma

    Currently, the publisher location is not indexed in the general "Keywords" index in Alma. If someone wants to search for a certain publisher location, one must use the specific index because a "Keywords" search won't bring any results.
    This is particularly unpractical when searching for series or periodicals, as they often have similar names but different publishers or publisher locations, or later editions of a certain work which can be identified by the different publisher resp. publisher location.
    What confuses staff users is also that if one wants to search for a book, using the title and/or the author as…

    128 votes
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  8. 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; billingaddress; date; issnisbn; sincerely; addressFrom; Cc; Bcc; note; letterName; orderdate; subject; polinenumber; price; quantity; shippingaddress; shippingmethod; title; vendoraccount; placeorderintroduction

    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”?

    127 votes
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  9. Add a view option for Attachments.

    Currently if you want to view an attachment (e.g. licence attachment, POL-attachment, etc) you have to download it to your computer. This is very annoying if you just want to have a quick glance at it as your are constantly cleaning out your downloads folder.
    It would be really great if there were a view option which either showed the document in a pop-up or opened it in another tab of your browser.

    126 votes
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  10. Incorporation of All Indigenous Syllabics from the Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Unicode Block

    I have a case open with Ex Libris (# 00517082) regarding this. Not all Indigenous syllabics render in Alma, and thus, do not render in Primo either. As an important aspect of Canadian Libraries' commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, and as it is UN's International Year of Indigenous Languages, it would be excellent if Ex Libris could prioritize resolving this issue so that we can allow Indigenous users full discoverability of resources in their own languages.

    125 votes
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  11. Allow renaming of normalization, indication, and merge rules

    Please allow renaming of normalization, indication, and merge rules. Right now you can only duplicate the rule and change the name of the copied rule.

    126 votes
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  12. Hold shelf request slip letter - new regex code table to create pickup number based on internal identifier for Resource sharing requests?

    In 2018, a new letter for hold shelf items was introduced thanks to this idea exchange (https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/32042020-new-letter-for-hold-shelf-slips) It has been very helpful in managing physical item requests, since the letter is customizable.

    We see that improving this letter to also include pickup numbers for resource sharing requests/physical non-returnable. Since these requests do not get a Request ID which then becomes the Additional ID - but rather an Internal ID – the letter could be improved to include a portion of the Internal ID as the pickup number.

    For instance, a RS request has the internal ID 4177325980002286. Following…

    125 votes
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  13. Related holdings displayed only after "direct" holdings in the brief results

    Currently, only 5 holdings are displayed in the "Physical" tab in the brief results list in Alma. In many cases holdings and "related" holdings are mixed and displayed without any particular ranking. Especially when many of them are present, it takes many clicks before one can exclude the related holdings and obtain a list of all holdings linked directly to a record.
    The "Physical" tab in Alma could be changed like this: all holdings linked directly to the record are displayed first (regardless of the library), and only then come the holdings of related records.

    125 votes
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  14. Enhanced “In Transit” flow/functionality

    We encounter a lack of important functionality to efficiently follow-up on In transit requests (physical item requests to another pick-up location). We would like the functionality to be extended with the following additional features:
    1. A patron facing letter when the requested item is placed “in transit” by the owning library, so that the patron is better informed of the status of his request.
     We want to create a situation that once a requested item is being transported, there is in fact no way back and a fee needs to paid.
    2. To make it impossible for patrons to…

    122 votes
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  15. Provide email address information in search results of patron search

    When searching for patrons through Fulfilment>Manage Patron Services, it would be useful if the search results included the patron's email address so that library staff had a unique identifier to check against when there a multiple patrons with the same name.

    122 votes
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  16. Job or tool for extraction of related bibliographic records

    We would like the ability to get a hold of or extract the related bibliographic records in bulk based on a set of (other) bib-records.

    Alma already now automatically displays related records in "other details". We understand that the links are built based on bibliographic data in the MARC linking fields: 773, 774, 777, 786, 800, 810, 811, and 830 (subfield w,x,z).

    An example of a related record is a title within a monographic series. In this case, the bib record for the single monograph has a 830 $w with the MMS-ID/system number of the superordinate bib record.

    We would…

    122 votes
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  17. Bulk waiving by date

    Currently we are unable to do bulk waives within set dates, for example - 01/04/2020 - 02/09/2020. We need to run bulk waives on fines accrued during lockdown periods.

    120 votes
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  18. Option to change default management tag publishing for bibs

    When creating or importing new bib records from an external source (especially OCLC), the bib's default management tag in the MDE is set to "Publish Bib" for publishing under "Export to WorldCat". However, "Publishing Holdings Only" is useful for the purposes of publishing our library's Local Holdings Records (LHRs), and other libraries may not want to publish bibs or holdings by default at all. The option to choose between one of these three publishing defaults would benefit libraries who would otherwise need to either regularly update batches of records or manually edit each one as they're created.

    119 votes
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  19. More humanity in the letters: add the name of librarians who take care of the requests

    Automatic processes in Alma make library staff save time and efforts, but also significantly reduce human interactions with patrons (very few emails are personally sent by librarians to patrons). Lots of Alma letters sent to patrons are nameless and only signed by generic service names like "Acquisitions Department", "Circulation Desk", "Library ABC" etc. (see @@department@@ in the Labels). Some staff members suffer from this dehumanization in the processes.

    We want to give a name and a face to a request when patrons get notified and would like to enrich some Alma letters with the name of the librarian who took…

    118 votes
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  20. Implement auto holdings for IEEE

    Implement auto holdings (autoholding, auto load, autoload) for IEEE, as is already available for ProQuest, Elsevier, Ovid, and Springer.

    117 votes
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