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  1. Resource Request Monitoring screen should not only show the date but also the time when a request was made

    In Alma Menu -> Resource Requests -> Monitor Requests & Work Orders we need to be able to see the time that a request was created, not just the date.

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      2 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
    • Why no 'last edit' history with operator and date in User Notes?

      We would like to query why there is currently no way to tell who has edited a User Note; rather only the Created By and Creation Date are recorded?
      Are there plans to improve this? Or if not, can this be considered for an enhancement request, in order that Fulfillment staff may add and edit notes and be able to follow the progress of such amendments from the data logged.
      Currently the only way to see a trail of updates is to add freetext in the notes themselves, or else recreate a note each time an update occurs.
      An enhancement…

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      • Batch searching in the repository and set creation

        It would be extremely helpful if batch searching functionality can be added in the repository search. We have many projects where we have external data from an outside source that we need to find the matching data in our ILS, now Alma. For example, we are a member of a local consortium where we have several hundred oclc master records that all of us in the consortium need to manipulate in our own local ILSs. Instead of conducting one search at a time for these OCLC master record numbers, we would like to do a batch search of these master…

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        • Add 'View' action and maybe hover functionality to Note fields

          Add “View” action (and maybe also a hover action) to:

          1. Activation Task List ? Task Note
          2. Invoice Line Note
          3. PO’s Invoice Line Note

          This way – no need to “Edit”, reassign,

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            Anonymous responded

            Submitted by Ex Libris PM on behalf of our customers

          • "Pick from shelf" facets - group by time

            We would like to be able to group "Pick from Shelf" requests from today and yesterday.
            This option would be the standard option we would use most days, to avoid constantly searching the shelf for items which are not in place..

            None of the existing facets in this screen result in the full list of most recent requests.
            What we need is a combination of "today" and "yesterday".

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              1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
            • Create request: allow requesting of several different descriptions for a title in one request form

              In order to make the request flow more efficient it would be beneficial to have an option to request more than one description for a request.
              For example, if one wants to move all the DVDs in a multi-volume collection to the reserves currently he needs to go and create a request for each volume. A better solution would be to allow him to select several different descriptions and then in the background split them ionto separate requests.

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              • Create Fines and Fees Report: add transaction operator per row

                For the "Create Fines and Fees Report" feature added in August 2013, please add the following feature:

                Our auditor requires that the Transaction Operator/Handler ("Accepted By" information) be identified and currently that information is not in the report.

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                  0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                • Inventory pane in MD editor

                  Today in order to see the inventory associated with a bibliographic record in the MD editor I need to actively open a pane on the right hand side.
                  It will be much more efficient if we can have a persistent pane in metadata editor displaying inventory resources associated with the bibliographic record.

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                    Dana Sharvit responded

                    Submitted by Ex Libris PM on behalf of our customers

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                    • Analytic report widget : remove edit link

                      I have created an analytic report as a widget for Circ. people to view the changes in our newspapers retention info. At the bottom of the report, there are links such as edit, print, export, etc.

                      I would like to have the functionality to remove selective links below the table, specifically the Edit link. No report creator wants to let users of the report to edit the report they created.

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                        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                      • Limit physical holding by year in the getit frame

                        Using the Primo service page, when we have print holdings for a journal the requested article is from, but not for the article date, we still see print holdings which are not related and confusing to our users.

                        I would expect to either not see the print holdings or have it be clear that these are not for the requested item (like having to click "more" to see them).

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                        • Index 049 field.

                          We tie the OCLC holding library in the 049 closely to our Alma holding locations. Searching the text in the 049 field as keyword is quicker than an advanced search. If the idea below to allow free text searching of all MARC fields and subfields is implemented it would cover this request.

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                          • Trials - table & report for Purchase Decision field

                            For the Purchase Decision field in a Trial we would like to have -
                            1/ Ability to add new Purchase Decisions via a table similar to other areas of Alma. At the moment only options are Yes or No
                            2/ Be able to run a report (or filter) on this field so we can take to collection development meetings if Purchase Decision was, for example, Future Purchase
                            See attached.

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                            • Identification of Reply vs Response in Communication tab of POL

                              It would be useful to be able to easily identify a Reply vs a Response when looking at all of the 'Answers' associated with a Communication in a POL. Perhaps an arrow could indicate which direction the communication occurred ? e.g. an arrow pointing to the left ('out') if it is a Reply from us to the vendor, or an arrow pointing to the right ('in') if it is a Response from the vendor. See attached for screenshots.

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                              • Create an "Ideas Meta" category for ideas on the tool itself

                                As an ExLibris customer, I would like a channel were I can submit my ideas on how the Idea Exchange tool could be improved, so that the tool can evolve for maximum benefit for both ExLibris and customers.

                                See Meta Stack Overflow as an example.

                                Currently I don't know an obvious place where I could submit this idea, which is why it ended up in Alma - Other ... The idea about a meta category thus exemplifies the need expressed in the idea itself. How meta is that? ;-)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                • Use user data in general electronic services

                                  Currently in a general electronic service we can pass bibliographic metadata via openurl format through to the target webpage. It would be useful to also pass through user data. The "Adding a General Electronic Service" section in the Online Help mentions a requester (req.) category of attributes but these don't seem to be used at the moment.

                                  Passing through the requester's name, email address, etc would allow us to auto-populate an external form (eg interloans, purchase suggestion forms, etc) and save the user time / potential typing errors.

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