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  1. Preferred language visible handling requests

    Preferred language visible handling requests:

    When handling requests it would be timesaving to have patrons preferred Language visible as well as if you need to contact the user. So to have an option to choose to include Language in the Administration > User Management Configuration > Configuration Menu > General > Contact Information Pop-Up

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  2. Add more times to scheduled weekly bibliographic import jobs

    When running import jobs on a schedule Alma only gives us one weekly option (Saturdays at 3:00 a.m.). OCLC WorldShare generally posts new, delete and updated files on Saturday mornings in the early a.m., although not always by 3:00 a.m.
    Since it doesn't make sense to run these import jobs daily since record sets are only delivered weekly, we have them set up to run at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday (the only weekly option that Alma gives us). This causes the following problems:

    1) Files of deleted records are loaded concurrently with files of new records for the same collections…

    19 votes
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  3. Automatic request not filled notification for on loan items which are requested but not returned without cancelling the request

    If a user places a request for an item currently on loan to another user and the requested item is not returned there should be an option to notify the requester that the request is not going to be fulfilled without using the cancel request function and disassociating the user's request from the item.

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  4. Electronic Collection Type - One Time

    Here the scenario. I use a B3Kat package title record per profile "Titelübernahme aus dem B3Kat". Then I create via MD editor a PO line for "Electronic Collection - One Time". The field "Electronic Collection type" include the value "Database". We would like to configure the standard value for new records.

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  5. Provide MMS IDS of bibliographic records filtered out during publishing

    ​New functionality to filter​ out​ bibliographic records when publishing was introduced with the November 2016 Alma release. When records are published with a filter to remove records which match an indication rule, a count of the filtered records (not published due to filter) is reported. However there is no list of record keys for the records which were removed by the filter. Case 00359617 was filed with ExLibris and consequently closed as it was determined this would be adding functionality so would be an enhancement request. This request is to add functionality to the completed publishing job report which would…

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  6. Ability to see all holdings when viewing citations in a reading list

    Currently a maximum of 3 Holdings is displayed for citations in a reading list. This means operators won’t see the details of all copies the library holds if there are more than 3 types of Holding. Viewing complete information is important for operators reviewing a reading list.

    Furthermore, this default display of 3 Holdings is based on Availability therefore operators are likely to see information for materials held in lesser reference collections (these are always available!) rather than information for stock held in more popular lending collections.
    Libraries should be allowed to set their own limit.

    16 votes
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  7. Option to turn fines off for a period

    Recently one of our library is trying to look at the stocks, hence, they have sent out an announcement for all patrons at the specific to return their loaned items and we informed them that their fines will be waived for that fine free period.

    But after raising a Salesforce case, we realised that Alma could not turn off fines for a certain period.

    Would an option to turn the fines on and off be appropriate to be added to Alma?

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  8. Make the confirmation message after a task is completed a hyperlink

    When a task is completed in Alma, such as the creation of PO Line, a confirmation message appears at the top of the screen in Alma, such as:

    Your request to order now POL-227 has been submitted.

    OR

    The request was successfully submitted : request id = 701397340002914

    In these cases, we would like the identifying number given in the confirmation message to be clickable as a hyperlink and route the operator to the record, request, or POL that was just created or modified. So for the PO line, POL-227 would be clickable and open the POL for edit; for…

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  9. Make citation information mandatory in digitization requests

    The patron form for digitization does not make page numbers, or any citation information mandatory. This would be helpful for patrons who do not provide complete information.

    11 votes
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  10. Configurable pop-up notes

    In addition to pop-up user notes, I would like to be able to determine when a pop-up note is needed at scan-in and be able to add pop-up notes for items, status changes, processes (particularly transit from one library to another).

    35 votes
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  11. Definition of local search indexes on the level of indicator and subfield

    We need a possibility to define local search indexes on the level of MARC indicator and MARC subfield.

    10 votes
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  12. Renewing resource sharing requests

    When changing the date in the borrowing side, we then have to manually change again in manage patron services. It would be great if we could just amend the date once and this information is carried across.

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  13. allow patrons to opt out of notifications from the Primo page

    allow patrons to opt out of notifications from their account as accessed via Primo page.

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  14. Automated Invoicing for Amazon

    Amazon is a common supplier of materials for many libraries and the current process of needing to manually enter invoices in Alma is very slow and tedious. I don't believe Amazon supports EDI, but they do provide invoice/order information in CSV format. It would be really great to have the ability to automate or batch load Amazon invoices.

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  15. Flag required in Itemised Sets for adding other items at the same holding

    The ability in the Itemised Set facility to add contents from a file to a Set is useful, but we feel it could be made more useful still.

    We require something whereby, having read the contents of a list of item barcodes, Alma will find any other items based at the same holding as a given item on the list and add those to the Itemised Set as well.

    There is a very definite need for this functionality for any Alma user tasked with working through Sets created from lists of item barcodes in order to identify items requiring withdrawal.…

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  16. Reminders for Sets

    The Reminders for Bibliographic Records functionality premiered in the November Alma release is already proving most useful (in such instances as applying reminders to check things like eBook records when their portfolios expire X months or years in the future).

    What would be at least as useful, however, is if this functionality were to be made available for Sets as well, e.g. when a Set reaches a specific number of months or years of age, a reminder can be set up requesting the owner to check whether it's still required and to consider deleting it.

    Effective housekeeping of Sets (and…

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  17. Percentage load on vendor/order records

    On the screen for Vendor account details: Develop a data field entitled Overheads, with an input box that can take a percentage. This percentage indicates the percentage with which the value of each order linked to the vendor should be loaded automatically, with an override facility on the order record.

    On the screen for creating a PO Line: Develop a data field entitled Overheads, with an input box that can take a percentage. This field should be populated automatically from the Overheads field on the associated vendor record, loading the value of the order with the percentage, with an override…

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  18. Configure better functionality (letters and fining) to calculate a new due date for an overdue item when it has been recalled

    In an institution where we do not use automated renewals, we encounter instances where patron 1 has an item and allowed it to get overdue but it is then recalled. The letter that goes out does not use our configurations to calculate a new due date from the date of the request and it starts to calculate fines immediately. This causes much patron distress as they can't go back into the past to return the item, nor are they informed that there might be a grace period to return the item. Staff then also have to follow up (if they…

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  19. Renewing resource sharing requests in Lending

    Resource Sharing lending and renewals.
    Currently you can only change the date in the lending side by searching for the barcode in physical items and clicking edit, scrolling down to the date box allows you to update. This information is carried across into the catalogue but not on the lending resource page, we can find no way to manually change here either. It would be great if once the date has been changed in one Resource Sharing area it is displayed in all.

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  20. claim

    Flag Items not to be deleted

    We have a number of resources that need to be retained in our collection. Unfortunately these are sometimes accidentally deleted because there is no system alert not to. It would be great if we could somehow flag these items in Alma so that staff are alerted not to delete the items e.g. during weeding/withdrawal processes. Ideally Alma would prevent these items from being deleted, unless by a staff user with higher privileges.

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