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  1. Add a facultative note to patron when rejecting purchase request

    Our proposal is to add a free field text in the popup when rejecting a purchase request. This field would include a note to the user, detailing the reject reason.
    This could be used by the library in several ways :
    - give the link to the record in Primo for documents already available ;
    - give the link to an Open Access version of the document ;
    - give details about the book (out of print...).

    It would make communication more personal

    141 votes
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  2. Provide multiple hold pickup options within a single Alma library

    We'd like to provide, within a single Alma library, the following pickup location/delivery options to our users: locker, circulation desk, or mail to home. At present, this is only possible through the creation of additional libraries.

    141 votes
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  3. Alma Templates: allow user-by-user customization of default holdings templates

    The shared MARC21 holdings templates in Alma offer customization of the template properties, allowing the selection of one template as the default. This customization applies to the entire institution, and not the individual Alma user. Therefore, when we have multiple catalogers working with multiple templates, they all have to conform to one default template. It would be useful to allow each cataloger to set the default template for their workflow.

    140 votes
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  4. Alma collections: Allow to add from network zone

    Our Alma consortium shares a common network zone. On the local institution level, we are building Alma collections (not digital/electronic collections). We can add titles from the institution zone, but we can't add titles from the network zone.

    This is documented:
    Alma Online Help (English) > Resource Management > Inventory > Managing Collections

    "You can only add titles from your Institution Zone to collections. NZ-managed inventory cannot be added to collections."

    This is very bad since many of our e-book packages are managed on the NZ level. So we can't add e-books to our collection and present them together with…

    137 votes
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  5. Set up Online Service Order configuration in the NZ and be able to share with the IZ.

    We would like to be able to set up Online Service Order in the NZ and share that configuration with the IZ. The goal is push the shared OA e-collections to the bottom of the list so they do not display first in the list.

    136 votes
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  6. Analytics Reports for Deleted Purchase Requests

    I would like to be able to run Analytics reports on deleted purchase requests. Currently, deleted purchase requests are not available in Analytics. Therefore, we don't want to delete any of our hundreds of purchase requests because we'd lose the ability to generate Analytics reports on them. Having hundreds of old purchase requests accumulate in Alma becomes unwieldy.

    136 votes
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  7. 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…

    135 votes
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  8. Empty User Roles via API

    We would like to be able to empty all user roles using an API call. Currently, User_Roles is the only segment that keeps untouched when the API call object does not contain any roles. This makes it necessary to keep at least one role as a parameter and it makes no sense from the API usability as it actually always returns the full user objets including empty roles arrays when we delete all roles from Alma end-point.

    135 votes
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  9. BATCH JOB TO CREATE ITEMS

    We need a batch job to add items to existing holdings records. During migration we did not realize the importance of having items for display in Primo. One of our locations shows (0 copies, 0 available) when we do have non-circulating copies.

    135 votes
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    Dear all,

    I would like to update you on our plans to support creation of multiple items.

    We are looking into adding 2 workflows, to support different needs in libraries:


    1. Creating multiple items for a specific holdings record, using item templates.

    The "Add item from template" functionality coming in May release will allow automatically filling in the fields of a new item from a template. We are looking into a future enhancement using this feature, to also allow librarians to specify a number of items to add - so that multiple items will be created pre-populated from the template.

    This will be an easy, quick way to add multiple copies of a book, etc.


    2. Creating multiple items from Excel using a CloudApp

    This will work similarly to the existing "Item updater by Excel" CloudApp, allowing the librarian to upload an Excel with item information, but instead of specifying…

  10. Improve Alma Link Resolver’s performance with Pubmed IDs (PMIDs)

    Improve Alma Link Resolver’s performance with Pubmed IDs (PMIDs) such that it is as good or better than Serials Solutions’ 360 Link performance with Pubmed IDs. Areas where this is currently a problem include translation of OpenURL data from Pubmed over to Illiad through Alma Linker and Primo, item level linking between Pubmed, Alma Linker and Cochrane Library, and probably many other areas.

    134 votes
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  11. 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.

    134 votes
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  12. 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…

    133 votes
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  13. Include Fulfillment Notes when Shipping items in Resource Sharing

    It would be nice if pop-up fulfillment notes on an item record were attached to a resource sharing request when an item is shipped, much like the barcode currently does. So if a damaged book has a note saying "Underlining noted," that note would attach to the request record so that the borrowing institution could see it. This would make it easier for the people processing on either end to know whether an item shipped with damage, or a set shipped with a certain amount of items, etc.

    130 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    128 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Electronic Material Types - Need for more options.

    Unlike the Physical Item Material Types, Electronic Material Types are limited because they are hardcoded. However, the list that is provided by Ex Libris does not give us enough granularity. For instance, at our institution, we have senior theses that are deposited into our institutional repository. However, when you create the portfolio and select the Electronic Material Type there is no option for either “Bachelor’s Thesis” or a generic “Thesis”. Instead, they only provide “Dissertation” or “Master Thesis” there is no option for a Bachelor’s of Senior project. Therefore, we are forced to select Book which is inaccurate.

    This would…

    128 votes
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  19. Add the ability to add notes to POLs en masse

    During some projects, it is necessary to append the same note to a group of POLs (cancellation projects, for instance).

    Being able to add a note to a group of POLs en masse (versus adding the note to each POL one by one) would be helpful.

    128 votes
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    Dear Community,


    This is to update you that we plan to enhance the "Update PO Lines  Information" job in a future Alma release. We plan to add 19 new fields  to this job:

    Additional PO line reference field
    Cancellation Restriction
    Cancellation Restriction Note
    Add labels
    Remove labels
    Create new label
    Reclaim interval
    Subscription interval
    Note to vendor

    Vendor reference number type 
    Routing during receiving
    Binding during receiving
    Activation note
    Renewal date
    Subscription from
    Subscription to
    Renewal reminder period (days)
    Renewal note
    Internal note


    In addition, the job form will be divided into sections, allowing to easily locate the required field/s to update.

    Please follow up on Alma Release Notes for update on this development.


    Best wishes,

    Zohar Shemesh

    Alma Product Team

  20. 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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