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  1. Search by UPC in Search External Resources

    Search External Resources should have the capability of searching OCLC by UPC (Universal Product Code). This would be particularly helpful for locating records for video formats. OCLC allows searching of the UPC in the standard number field.

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  2. Invoice - Vendor account - Mandatory field configurable

    The vendor account field in the invoice details should be a mandatory field. This is not configurable. We have not a choice here in the vendor field and the vendor account field will not filled in automatically. Please, change this.

    4 votes
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  3. When paying specific fees by selecting fees from the list of fees, the sum of the selected fees should be calculated and displayed immediate

    When paying specific fees by selecting fees from the list of fees, the sum of the selected fees should be calculated and displayed immediately before leaving the list when entering the select button. As of now the sum is displayed only after leaving the list via the select button, which is too late for a correction of the selection.

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    1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  4. Map Electronic Collection Creator subject area to actual data in repository record

    We really need a way to identify databases that our campus wants to count in our annual Collection statistics. Using the analytic electronic collection subject area "Creator" would accomplish this if it were mapped to data in the repository Electronic Collection record Creator field. Instead it is mapped to a list of current values in Alma such as operators or source of migrated records. This is not helpful at all - ExLibris needs to map this analytic subject area to data in the corresponding repository field

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  5. Add the source field to Analytics

    It would be useful to be able to report on the Source field from Resource Sharing requests in the Borrowing Request subject area of Analytics. Then we could analyse the channels that users' Resource Sharing requests are coming in from.

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  6. CZ Update Task List - add 'Portfolio deleted from auto-active package (electronic collection)' to review tab

    Please add the report type 'Portfolio deleted from auto-active package (electronic collection)' to Review Tab, and not only to All Tab.
    Whenever a portfolio is deleted, we need to take manual action, regardless whether this portfolio is part on an auto-active collection or not.

    9 votes
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  7. Display the "material type" text box in the "Receive new items" page

    When we receive an item: Acquisitions > Receiving and invoicing > Receive > find the title > Manage items (to review the other items first) > Receive new items, the page shows the entry boxes for enumerations, but the material type entry box is missing. One has to finish data entry for that page, bounced out to the item list, and then click Edit inventory to GO BACK to the Receive New Item page to add the material type. It would be great if this Material type is also displayed in the Receive page in the first place.

    8 votes
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  8. Add holdings / suppressed from discovery data to Analytics physical items SA

    I'd like to be able to exclude any suppressed holdings from my analyses. I see the "suppressed from discovery" data point for bibliographic records, but not for holdings.

    3 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  9. Accrual mode

    When creating invoices, the Accrual mode checkbox should by default be unchecked

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    1 comment  ·  Acquisitions  ·  Admin →
  10. Disable credit functionality for patrons

    We can't and don't want to handle credits in favor of patrons in Alma. While I was able to deactivate the addition of the credit "fine" type, it is still possible to create a credit from the payment menu by ticking the box "Add change to balance".
    While you "just don't have to tick it" in order to solve the problem, mistakes are quickly made. We would like to have a parameter that disables the credit functionality overall, so that there are no hidden ways to add credit all the same.

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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  11. Flag for course reserve loan transactions

    As a possible improvement for the Fulfillment subject area, please consider adding an indicator, much like the In House Loan indicator, to loans made while an item is on course reserve. This would allow us to easily include or exclude loans made for items on reserve in our circulation reports. Currently we exclude by location, but we suspect that this is not a reliable method, in part because the inactive temporary location is still attached to many items.

    A course reserve flag on a loan would also allow us to easily pull circulation counts when reporting on course reserve.

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  12. Enable institutions to set a maximum daily API call limit per application

    As customers to the Alma and Primo APIs we are bound by the limits of our maximum number of calls per day. Some of our applications make up the majority of our API calls, for example, those from our student portal which call on Alma every time a student logs in.

    To help us avoid hitting our daily API limit it would be useful for us to be able to set our own maximum call limit per application. So for example, we could set the limit for calls from the staff portal to a lower figure than of the student…

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  13. Fulfillment Unit Code needs to be able to be longer then 10 characters

    The fulfillment unit code during implementation of Alma was allowed to be longer then 10 characters. But now when we go to add a new fulfillment unit, the code can only be 10 characters, which is not descriptive enough for a consortium that has multiple fulfillment units. We want to increase the length of the code to 25 characters instead.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  14. Manual packaging

    Option to set Manual Packaging in the PO Line summary, Additional section as default / keep the option marked.

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  15. Collaborative space for project management

    Create a space for collaborating on projects, sharing calendars, working toward milestones.

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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
  16. Socialize Alma

    Enable users to see other users online, chat, etc.

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  17. Allow for format de-duplicating in YBP Real Time Ordering

    When we were testing the Real-Time Integration between YBP and Alma, we found that if we own either the print or electronic format, but we receive a request for the other format, the order attaches to the existing bib, even if it is in the wrong format. In these cases, if the format is different, what should happen is that the system should create a new brief MMS record for the order's format. I've been told that adding additional matchpoints to prevent this would have to be an enhancement request. As YBP has told me that three other libraries also…

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  18. Dispute all or selected fines simultaneously

    Allow a patron to dispute all or selected fines at once rather than having to dispute them individually on Alma, similar to waiving them.

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  19. Information about the "Interested Users" in the List "Electronic Resource Activation Task List" is needed

    To work with the "Interested User"-Functionality in the context of Electronic Resources we need the Information about the "Interested Users" in the List "Electronic Resource Activation Task List" in a seperate column.

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  20. Electronic Collection PO lines should appear in "More info" at bib record level when Collection is linked to bib record

    Electronic Collection PO lines should appear in "More info" at bib record level when Collection is linked to bib record
    Description Hello,

    This is an enhancement request.

    Even when an electronic collection is linked to a bibliographic record in the Additional descriptive information field of the collection record and when an Electronic Collection PO line is linked to the collection, it currently is not possible to get to the PO line when we look up the title as "All titles" and click on the "More info" link. We have to use an Electronic Collection search to get to the title…

    9 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Acquisitions  ·  Admin →
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