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  1. Add support to scan in item screen to allow requests to be satisfied by items in hand

    We would like to be able to directly deal with requests in the queue via way of the scan in item screen in Alma. Currently if you scan in an item to satisfy a request, and it's not part of the requesting pool then you cannot satisfy the request - even if the request is for something simple like partial digitization, and you have the item in hand. You also cannot currently satisfy requests in the queue which aren't at the head of the queue - ie ready to process at position 0.

    The idea would be that at the…

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    2 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  2. Improving usability of the inventory section for citations

    Currently, it’s impossible to tell how ‘Digital’ and ‘Other’ inventory may be configured in the Inventory section of a citation. The green indicator shows the inventory exists but not whether it has been used for the citation.

    Digital example:
    You can’t see whether a digital representation has been selected via the ‘Manage Digital Representations’ option or whether a representation is Active or Inactive. The green indicator stays green even if the representation is Inactive or if it hasn’t been selected via Manage Digital Representations.

    Other example:
    You can’t see whether the Link Resolver has been disabled via Edit > Citation…

    28 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  3. Control Purchase Request Display in Primo by Material Type

    Using display logic rules there is no easy way to show the Purchase Request link based on material type. We want to enable the purchase request link for ebooks, but not ejournals. I did come up with a hackey workaround by creating a GES that only does the identification of the journal and then a display logic rule to hide the purchase request if this GES is present, but there seems like there should be a better way to do this?

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  4. 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.

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  5. Add the ability to upload EDI files from FTP sites manually

    Currently, Alma will only allow you to manually upload an EDI invoice file from a local folder. If you map an FTP site shortcut to your desktop and attempt to manually upload the EDI invoice file from that location, it will say there is an error. I have confimed that Alma does not currently support manual EDI invoice file uploading from ftp sites, only when you configure it to run automatically.

    Import profiles support both processes, so it seems like this area of Alma should support both manual and automatic uploads from FTP sites as well.

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  6. API "Authenticate or refresh user" - Working for all user account types, not only for internal user accounts

    API "Authenticate or refresh user" - Working for all user account types, not only for internal user accounts

    Now the "Authenticate or refresh user" works only for internal users where Alma is the identity provider.
    It would make things a lot easier in many applications around alma if it would also work for external user.
    Like:
    Internal user -> no change
    External user ->
    * Take the ID in the URL als ID in the external IDM and the passwort like in case of internal user.
    * Check ID and password against the external IDM, just as in case of…

    12 votes
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  7. Add Closed Library Management Policy Rule to RS Borrowing TOU

    Currently, when a borrowing request item is received, the due date of item is set by the lender's TOU. If the due date falls on a library close date, the due date remains unchanged. This causes the problem when clients are misled by the due date and would visit the library to return the item even though the library is closed. We would like to add in the Closed Library Management policy type to the RS Borrowing TOU so that we can indicate in the event the due date of the RS request falls on a library close date, Alma…

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  8. Ampersand symbol (&) in Repository search

    It's found that the repository searches using the ampersand (&) symbol and the word 'and' produce different results. Our request is to make the ampersand symbol and the word ‘and’ interchangeable when Alma does repository searches.

    SF case # 00646924

    12 votes
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  9. Search entry for Resource Sharing Requests must be adjustable

    When working on resource sharing requests lists (lending and borrowing) the first thing to do is selecting another search entry/term, mainly an aspect at the end of the list, to find a special request, because the author ist never the aspect we search for. The list in the pull down menue is hard coded and there is no option to re-order the list as we need it.
    At least we like to achieve that the list starts with the last three search aspects the staff user has used. Alma has to remember them for the logged in staff user similar…

    39 votes
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  10. Display perpetual coverage dates where no other coverage provided

    We now have the ability to log current access dates and perpetual access dates on a portfolio. However there is no way to display the perpetual access dates in Alma or Primo unless looking at the coverage tab of the portfolio.

    It would be good if there was an option to use the perpetual coverage dates as our display dates either by having an additional option for the local, global, local and global section, or just displaying those dates if local only is selected and there is nothing in the local section.

    We have titles that we had current and…

    12 votes
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  11. Hold active until (collection) date

    currently the time a requested book is held for a borrower does not show unless you go into the Active holds lists. It would be helpful if this was shown when the book is checked in and on the notice that automatically goes to the printer (which we put in the book until the book is collected)

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  12. Lists of Name Authorities similar Subject Authorities

    Lists of Name Authorities similar Subject Authorities
    When cataloging a bibliographic record, Alma allows selecting different lists of Subject Authorities (LC, UC or UANDES, etc.). In the case of the Name Authorities, it currently only allows the use of a list of Name Authorities. We propose that the authorities of name are handled in the same way as the Matter Authorities.

    // Al momento de catalogar un registro bibliográfico, Alma
    permite seleccionar distintos listados de Autoridades de Materia (LC, UC o UANDES, etc.). En el caso de las Autoridades de Nombre, actualmente sólo permite usar un listado de Autoridades de…

    24 votes
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  13. Fixed due date

    For vacation loans, for example, we would like to be able easily to enable / disable and change a fixed due date (at the beginning of the next term), which overrides the due date determined by the loan term of use. Even better if we could apply this to selected user groups.

    10 votes
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  14. Ability to add notes to invoice lines from invoices that are paid and closed

    We are aware that one can edit notes on an invoice that is already paid and closed. However, for subscriptions, journals and continuations we often have the need to add/edit notes on the invoice lines of invoices that are already closed and paid. Manually putting the invoice back in Review to edit / add notes to the invoice lines doesn't solve the problem as this makes the payment information disappear which we then have to re-enter.

    We require the ability to add notes to invoice lines from invoices that were already paid and closed without having to re-open the invoice.

    24 votes
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  15. Improve performance of Usage areas in Alma

    The Usage sections of Alma are extremely slow. Please improve the overall performance of the Usage Data Loader, and especially the Missing Data Tab (which can take multiple minutes to load). Also, create a Usage search option in the general Alma search for such things as:
    File Name
    Vendor
    Sushi Account
    Upload Date
    Uploading user
    Subscriber
    Status
    Report type
    Data Start Date
    Data End Date
    Vendor URL

    We don't always want to use Analytics to find the answer to a simple question.

    19 votes
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  16. Add OCLC number to physical item export

    Large scale weeding projects would be made much more efficient if Alma offered the ability to include OCLC numbers in the physical items set export details. Currently, we are in the position of using a work-around where we must create a title-level set based on the same items. There are bib-level elements present in the physical item export, so we assume this is possible. Ultimately, we would prefer the option to select which fields export for every export we perform, but the addition of OCLC number to physical item exports would be a great first step. 

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  17. Analytics report for titles daily

    I would like to have the possibility of knowing the updated amount of titles daily. Alma currently updates that information only every 28 days. This does not allow having statistics updated until the previous day.

    43 votes
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  18. Access detailed error reports for all jobs

    University of South Australia Library would be interested in accessing various error reports for the jobs that we run at the time when we run the jobs.
    We are aware we can check Import errors as per "Resolving Import Issues" but for other type of jobs we cannot check error reports.
    As an example, running a filtering job on a set provides us with a report including a brief information on the number of records that "failed" as in this message:
    "Of the 67201 records processed, 4 records failed. For more information view the report details (or contact Support using…

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  19. Allow for "open in a new tab"

    We should be able to have more than one page in Alma open in different tabs. Now, when I click "open in a new tab" the page that opens is the Alma homepage. This makes many of my workflows difficult.

    8 votes
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