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  1. Receiving Notes

    If possible, place Receiving notes directly under the "Receiving Settings" section.

    Reasoning: When an item is being checked in and there is something in the Receiving Notes it usually has something to do with the way that title is checked in. Where it is located now, the check-in process has already been started and even possible received/entered incorrectly.

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    1 comment  ·  Acquisitions  ·  Admin →
  2. Immediate availablity of new TOU from Fulfillment Units Rule Screen

    When creating a new Fulfillment Unit Rule, we have the opportunity to create a new TOU in that screen. However, when we hit save the TOU is not immediately made available for use in the drop down menu.

    It would be very beneficial if the newly created TOU was immediately available in the drop down after we hit save. Currently, we have to cancel the Fulfillment Unit Rule we are working on and restart it in order to have the new TOU available as a choice.

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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  3. Remove option to 'Renew' offered in a "Due Loans Letter" generated by a patron request.

    Option to Renew is confusing to patrons who are denied when they try to renew a recalled item. Better not to offer, or appear to offer, it in a recall generated by a patron request.

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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  4. Create a parser parameter for 'domain' that can be used in Dynamic URLs

    We have electronic services that comprise portfolios from multiple publishers, and the portfolio URLs link to the publishers' websites rather than a common platform. Currently, this means that Alma can only link to the journal level, unless we edit each individual portfolio to use a Dynamic URL. However, because the structure of the URLs after the domain is consistent, we would be able to apply a single, article-level Dynamic URL at the Service level if Alma had a parser parameter we could use in place of the domain. Here is the URL format with a couple of examples:

    http://{domain}/content/{rft.volume}/{rft.issue}/{rft.spage}
    http://www.eje-online.org/content/176/3/349

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  5. When using the Excel tool, instead of results.xlsx, can Alma not name the item by the title of the search? For instance, if we're looking at

    When using the tools function, instead of results.xlsx, could Alma not name the item by the title of the search? For instance, if we're looking at the set from a saved repository search, the Excel file could use the name of the set.

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  6. Report on workflow profiles assigned to resource sharing partners

    We would like the ability to report on the workflow profiles assigned to Resource Sharing partners. This would allow us to easily determine the partners which have borrowing and lending workflows assigned as well as easily seeing the particular workflow profile assigned to each, including those which are shared amongst multiple partners.

    At the moment this is checked by selecting each individual partner. If this could be added to the export available on the Tools option in the partner list we could easily retrieve the required information without the need to manually check every partner. This will be particularly useful…

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    0 comments  ·  Resource Sharing  ·  Admin →
  7. Allow for work orders to be placed against MMS IDs

    It would be helpful if we could apply a work order against ALL the items attached to an MMS ID in a single go, rather than go through Actions against each item. I know it's possible to create a set and do it that way but it would be much easier to be able to click on a work order option and have that applied to a whole list of items.

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  8. Different authority icon

    In authority control instead of having the looking glass icon, an icon that indicated the heading was Full or not would be better.

    14 votes
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  9. Add Process Note as extra column on the In Process Items screen

    Add Process Note (for e.g. Binding Work Order Type) as an extra column to the In Process Items screen.

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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
  10. Item search in amazon. Can we add the webpage of our local vendor?

    When we order books, we have to fill in the data in metadataeditor. Could we be able to search the homepage of our local supplier?

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    1 comment  ·  Acquisitions  ·  Admin →
  11. Add additonal payment information options to circulation desk configuration, ed: Student ID

    Some institutions allow users to pay fees with funds loaded onto their student ID. This should be an available option when configuring payment options.

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  12. normalization rules

    Expand language for rules. The few terms, like removeField or prefix, just permit poor operations.
    Maybe the use of another language like c++, basic or java can help.

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  13. Add Cancellation Reason field to Borrowing Requests and Lending Requests areas

    The field is already included in the Requests area.

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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  14. Add Additional fields to Course Reserves Subject area

    Need Location, Barcode and Call Number to the Course Reserves.

    9 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  15. Modify the renew request reject note sent to partner for lending request

    When a resource sharing lending request receives a renew request and is rejected, the following note is sent to the partner “Note: Cannot be renewed, maximum renew date DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM:SS AEST was exceeded.” This note is confusing to the partner as the maximum renew date in the note is the date which the request was processed not the due date. In addition, the note implies the renew date of the loan has passed the allowed time, however the renew date has not been exceeded. The note could be improved by simplifying it to say “Cannot be renewed, maximum loan period…

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  16. Public Notes in the Service Level

    Allow Service Level Notes to be displayed at the portfolio AND collection levels, not just the portfolio level.

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  17. Add title column to Receive new material > Received items list

    When receiving titles for a membership/package we need to see the titles displayed in an extra column on the Received items list in order to distinguish between titles in such a membership/package. See screen prints.

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  18. Add functionality to Change Item Information

    It would be useful to have more options in the Scan in/Change Item Information function - for example, the ability to change Material Type and Inventory Date.

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  19. Request letter

    We would like to be able to send a user a notification about a request immediately after placing the request. The notice would give basic information about the status of the request. Something along the lines of the "interested in" letter. Running a request report once a day is insufficient for our operations.

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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  20. Easier Navigation when working within a request category

    Having "next request" and "previous request" options/buttons when working within a group/category of resource sharing requests within ALMA (e.g. cancelled by patron/staff) similar to OCLC's Worldshare

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