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  1. Add Storage Location ID to Export Physical Items job

    "Storage Location ID" will be added to Analytics in the January 2017 release but we also need to be able to get the Storage Location ID from the Export Physical Items job.

    17 votes
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  2. API for Bibliographic record versions

    Currently, only the latest version of a Bib record is available from the Bibs API. There should be some way to retrieve older versions of the record.

    7 votes
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  3. Enable embedding fund balance graphs and data on Alma Home Screen

    Fund balance data from Analytics is inaccurate as data is piped in to Analytics on a daily basis, making fund balance widgets created in Analytics less useful for checking available balances. We would like to request the ability to quickly access up-to-the moment fund and available balances available under each fund under Acquisitions > Funds and Ledgers > Fund > Reports in home page widgets. This would enable staff placing order to check live fund balances easily on a regular basis.

    33 votes
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  4. Allow same URL functions/rules possible for Dynamic URL in General Electronic Service URL Template

    When constructing Dynamic URLs for electronic portfolios, Alma can parse URL functions such as SUBSTR, REPLACE, and URLENCODE to create working links.

    General Electronic Services often require or would be improved by use of these URL functions for the same reasons as the Dynamic URLs, when the OpenURL attributes alone are not enough to create the best possible link.

    It would seem that Alma already has the potential to parse these functions since they are used in Dynamic URLs, so allowing them in GES URLs should be possible.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  5. Remove extra stage when clicking on 'Attach to electronic collection' in a portfolio

    At the moment, if you click on 'Attach to an electronic collection' from within a portfolio, a box opens up saying 'Select a collection and service' but the search box isn't actually searchable and you have to click on the blue arrow to open up the repository search to find the collection to link the portfolio to. It would save a few extra clicks either by making the first pop-up box searchable, or to just be taken straight to the repository search.

    4 votes
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  6. Remove Resource Sharing Library

    It should be possible to remove the out of the box Resource Sharing Library if your institution is not using it.

    5 votes
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  7. We would like the ability to manage course reserves reading lists and courses in bulk. Currently, it appears that we can only delete them o

    This is about allowing Course Reserves course and reading lists to be able to be managed in sets and deleted in bulk.

    We would like the ability to manage course reserves reading lists and courses in bulk. Currently, it appears that we can only delete them one at a time and have thousands of old outdated ones. This could either be done in the Mange Fulfillment Sets or just Manage Sets and then we would want a way to delete them too with a job.

    53 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  8. Make ID fields for which a barcode scanner can be used, programmable to omit first or last characters read in by scanner.

    We import user records for 4 campuses. One campus uses a 9 in front of the student's primary id which can be scanned into Alma. Getting barcode readers to modify a scanned string is difficult, especially on older readers. It would be great if somewhere in the institution parameters, the Primary ID field could be programmed to omit first character only when scanned in using a barcode reader. Ideally, this programming would allow someone to define the parameters so that you could tell Alma, read in from scan digits 1-9, 2-9, 2-8, etc. as there are often alpha/numeric prefixes and…

    2 votes
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  9. Primo - My Account : Differentiate normal loans & reading room loans

    We would like it to be clear for a patron which loans he has at home and which loans are in the reading room. Currently in Primo, there is no differentiation between the two. Is there some way to do this in Alma and or Primo? Thanks

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  10. Add series titles to Alma letters

    Some items are more easily identified by there series titles than by the title of the actual volume. But the series title is not exported in the xml of the letters.
    (Series title is in the 8xx $$t fields of the bib record).
    This would help to send more meaningful letters to our patrons.

    38 votes
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  11. View It in Alma for physical resources

    In Aleph we were able to CTRL + O and see the physical item's record in the OPAC immediately. Now our metadata staff have to wait until the Alma pipe to Primo has run to view their record in Primo. Would it be possible to add a View It, like in the case for e-resources, for physical resources also.

    2 votes
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  12. Add User Note Creation Date and Creator as query-able fields in Anayltics

    Please make it so that we can create analysis in analytics that display the creation date and creators of user notes. Both fields would be very useful filters for us.

    20 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  13. Drop-down options for loan notes

    Loan notes are currently free-text, which makes it difficult to extract meaningful data from the notes. The option to configure a drop-down menu for loan notes would improve standardization and analytics.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  14. Make it possible for patron to automaticaly renew his library card

    Our scenario: User must have a library card in his possession in order to borrow material from that library.The library cards are vaild for one year at a time and thus need to be renewed every year against a small fee.
    Suggested improvement: make it possible for a patron to renew a library card and paying the associated fee on-line.

    3 votes
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  15. Change the pick up location when an item is "On Hold Shelf"

    When an item is "On hold shelf" (in a library A), by clicking on "Edit", we can change (only in Alma fortunately) the pick up location (to the library B for example).

    It's a good option, useful when a user has made a mistake and would like to change the pick up location.
    In Alma, currently, when you use this option (so edit > change the pick up location", there is no notification to the library A (livrary A have to send the book to library B).
    So, in the patron folder, the pick-up location is B (as the user's…

    1 vote
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  16. exporting records retrieved in ALMA to (for example) the RIS-format for collection development purposes

    Management of larger sets of bibliographic information is required for collection development purposes. Excel downloads are not (yet) compatible with regular reference management software (e.g. EndNote), and lack the options reference management software do offer (filtering, editing, managing, outputting). So exporting to for example the RIS-format of records retrieved in ALMA would make this data management possible.

    7 votes
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  17. Add more Law Libraries to the External Search Profiles

    We would like more Law Libraries to be added to the External Search Profiles. Law Libraries use a different classification schema for call numbers and it would be great if we could add the correct information into our records when importing them.

    Specifically we would like the following:
    York University
    Alberta Law Libraries
    Law Society of Upper Canada
    Supreme Court of Canada Library

    10 votes
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  18. Ability to create a Titles set from a logical physical item set

    Currently it's not possible to create a Titles set from a logical Physical Items set. Instead, one must first create an itemized set from the logical set, then create a Titles set. We would love to see the option to create a Titles set from a logical physical items set.

    2 votes
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  19. holds

    Add a flag to a title in the receiving queue, if it has a hold associated with it, regardless of the source of the hold. Right now, unless the hold is initiated in Acquisitions, there is no visible marker in the receiving queue, which causes a problem with batch receiving.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Acquisitions  ·  Admin →
  20. Add 775 field in the search index.

    Currently this field is not indexed in the search index. Would you please add it so that it can be searched?

    6 votes
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