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  1. Configure Alma Letters to use the operator's "from" address, rather than the value stored in "addressFrom"

    This is in reference to case 00172604. It was suggested we post this here by Yaala Ariel-Joel.

    1. Go to Alma Menu -> General Configuration -> Letter Emails
    2. Select, for example, the General Assign To Letter
    3. We have configured the "addressFrom" field in this and several other letters to be the email address of one of our library departments

    For some letters, however, we find that it would make more sense for the FROM address to use the email address of the individual Alma operator whose action generated the letter, rather than using the single email address that…

    9 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
    • ability to add local portfolio to bib directly

      Currently we must go to the alma menu --> add local portfolio and fill out a long form to create a local portfolio.

      The ability to search for a title and add a local portfolio would be much more efficient. Kind of like how we would add an item record.

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      • Ability to suppress licenses from discovery

        Sometimes, licenses have confidentiality clauses, so we can't show them in Primo, but right now, it is an all or nothing prospect. it would be great if a checkbox on the record could suppress a confidential license from showing up in Discovery.

        12 votes
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        • Add a post-import normalization process option to Import Profile configuration

          Currently, Import Profiles contain a single selection for normalization (Correct the data using). This enhancement would clarify that this process operates on incoming records only pre-load, and would add the ability to select a second normalization process after records are fully loaded and merged.

          7 votes
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          • 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.

            70 votes
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            • Resource sharing search

              Our Resource sharing staff at Sheffield Hallam University would like there to be an All category in the Find box, as there is under Find and Manage users. This would enable them to work more efficiently and would allow them to interrogate more than one index at once.

              See attached image for a comparison between the two find boxes.

              62 votes
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              • Improve sort order in configuration lists

                Some configuration lists (e.g. Physical Material Type Descriptions) have a large number of rows and it is extremely time consuming to change the sort order if you want to move something that is near the bottom of the list to near the top of the list.

                It would be great if a sort row number could be entered against a particular row and that row would then be moved to that place in the sort order and all other rows resorted accordingly

                e.g. Physical Material Type Descriptions has 84 rows. If I want to move the value in row 84…

                3 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
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                  • OpenURL resolver pass sid in Resource sharing source field

                    It would be useful if the sid that identifies the source of an openURL could be passed into the Source field of the Resource sharing form in Alma. eg sid=google would add google to the Source field.
                    This was possible in our previous system and was very useful

                    2 votes
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                    • Enable batch updating portfolios to update PO line field

                      Please add a column for PO line to the excel file for batch load updating portfolios. Below are specific examples from the Alma listserv of other institutions describing use cases for why this would be helpful.

                      Thanks,
                      Terra

                      Use cases from ALMA listserv:

                      Eleanor Craig, e.m.craig@sussex.ac.uk
                      Sent: Wednesday, 23 September 2015 4:35 PM
                      To: ALMA-L@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
                      Subject: [ALMA-L] Individual journal subscriptions associated to Electronic Collections

                      "We have a subscription to the Sage Premier 2015 package. Each of the core titles (portfolios) in the package have the collection Sage Premier 2015 and this is what the purchase order for each of them…

                      8 votes
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                      • Make merge rule actions fully interchangeable with all merge conditions

                        Currently, merge actions (add, remove, replace) only operate with specific conditional statements. For example, ADD when CONTAINS or REPLACE when DOES NOT CONTAIN. This enhancement should add the ability to use all action words with any valid conditional statement, permitting uses such as ADD when DOES NOT CONTAIN or REPLACE when CONTAINS.

                        4 votes
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                        • Access SalesForce from directly within Alma

                          There should be the ability to get directly to ExLibris support (SalesForce) from within Alma vs. going through the customer center.

                          11 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                          • Change role attributes via SIS batch load

                            I would like to be able to change user role information (roles status, expiration date, delete or add a role) via the Student Information System external integration batch uploads. Currently, user roles can only be modified manually in the UI or with an API call.

                            4 votes
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                            • Alma Monitor Jobs

                              ALMA | Monitor Jobs -- would like the ability to eventually delete jobs that have previously run and which are now no longer active - see attachment

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                                0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                              • Recall Dimension in Analytics

                                It would be really helpful to have a Recall Date dimension in Analytics.

                                There are dedicated dimensions in the Fulfillment Subject Area for Loan Date, Return Date, Renewal Date and Due Date but not for Recall Date.

                                Although the Recall Date exists as a field under the Loan Details dimension, it would be helpful to have other fields (such as Fiscal Year) available.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                • e-activation task list - set 'done' in Bulk

                                  Need to be able to choose multiple e-activation tasks and set them to 'Done'

                                  115 votes
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                                  • Fines & Fees: add transaction type to the fines list

                                    If fee was paid the status should indicate that (rather than 'Closed').

                                    37 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                                    • need more search criteria in acq such as operator id or create/update date

                                      It would be useful to have some additional search criteria, such as operator id, and facets, such as a last update date range and status, available to monitor staff productivity. Not just in purchasing but in all areas of acquisitions the site reports the need for functionality that will allow a combination of attributes of the records to generate results. For example, an operator should be able to search using their user name, some category of task (po lines in review, invoice lines in review, invoices pending approval, etc.) and a date or date range, or status (sent/ waiting auto…

                                      59 votes
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                                        Submitted by Ex Libris PM on behalf of our customers

                                      • The default receiving status in manage items of receiving workbench is all and it should be not received or should be configurable

                                        As part of the new prediction pattern development it is possible in the receiving workbench to receive new items and filter the 'manage items' section by "all" "received" or "not received".
                                        Currently it defaults to "all" which is not what would be desired because
                                        A. it would show too much
                                        B. they would need to manually search for what they want to receive.

                                        It should default to "not received" because then they can choose the issue they have in hand and receive it. Another option would be to have it always remember the previous filter of the user and use…

                                        25 votes
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                                          Anonymous responded

                                          Submitted by Ex Libris PM on behalf of our customers

                                        • Ability to link to single interface records from vendor record

                                          At the moment, when you link to an interface from a vendor record in Alma the interface record cannot be linked to one that has already been set up. For example, if you have Vendor A and link it to Interface X you cannot also link Vendor B to Interface X. You are also unable to have two interfaces with the same name. This is required in situations where we have multiple vendors for the one interface. For example, SAGE journals are acquired directly through SAGE but the ebooks are acquired through iGroup. In this case we would like to…

                                          14 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Acquisitions  ·  Admin →
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                                            Submitted by Ex Libris PM on behalf of our customers

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