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  1. Moving item records to differenent holding records and merging holding records

    Being able to merge holdings records that have been accidentally created. Either that, or moving item records to different holding records, even if the holding records are in the same location, but different call numbers.

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  2. Add fund rules fields to Tools>Excel export in Funds and Ledgers search results screen

    Support have confirmed that it's not possible for an Alma user to access reporting on the fund rules fields e.g. over expenditure allowed, over-expenditure limit etc.

    They suggest the quickest way to achieve this would be to add these fields as columns to the Tools>Excel export function in the fund and ledger search results screen.

    2 votes
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  3. Delete PO Notes - from closed PO Lines

    Provide the function to delete specific Notes in PO Lines, when mistakes are found.

    2 votes
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  4. Display content of MARC 4901$$a in search result list needed

    In the search result list the title of a linked series is only shown when MARC 830$$a contains the series title.
    Most of our data don’t have MARC 830$$a, but contain the series title in 4901$$a. Therefore it would be helpful if the content of MARC 4901$$a could be displayed in all cases where there is no MARC 830$$a.

    8 votes
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  5. PO Templates: allow anyone to delete

    Right now a PO template can only be deleted by the person who created it. We have a number of templates sitting in our list that were created as tests when we first adopted Alma. We can't delete them because we don't know who made them, and it's possible that the creator no longer works at our institution.

    We don't see why public templates require this level of protection; if someone is concerned about a template being deleted, they can make it private.

    We would like the ability to clean up our template list so it can actually be an…

    3 votes
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  6. Delivery Format Codes

    Is there any way to order the delivery format codes, or just have the ones we use regularly. Currently there are several in the drop down list that are not used, there are 14 and we only use 3. It can be difficult to find the one you need sometimes. If we can order them this will stop errors occuring.

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  7. Add Editions link-type facility to All Titles Persistent Search results

    When searching for a specific barcode using All Titles Persistent Search and the search result appears on screen, would it be possible for there to be a link next to the Edition statement (i.e. the 250 field contents) which links to the results for *all* editions of the title in question?

    In addition, would it be possible for that link to the results for all editions to appear in the search results when Physical Items Persistent Search is used instead, even though there is of course no Edition statement shown in such instances?

    There are many instances during the course…

    1 vote
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  8. Browser's back button!

    What would it take to make the browser's Back Button functional throughout Alma? It's just killing me to have to reload all the time because I accidentally use it. Plus, there are some screens that you can't back-up from to go where you were without starting all over again. As a newbie, it's surprising to me that this is a problem and that everyone else has learned to work around it.

    21 votes
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  9. Provide the ability to sort the order of Resource Sharing Requests and General Electronic Services requests.

    Right now he tables which control the orders of requests in the Get It Window are currently not "interdisciplinary", which means that it is possible to sort the order of all General Electronic Services among themselves, all Online Service, etc. But it is not possible to control the complete sorting of services in the ViewIt or GetIt. Would be nice to sort together.

    11 votes
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  10. Statistical Categories (Crossover between Fulfillment & Users Subject Areas

    Here is my problem. We want our statistical categories linked to Fulfillment. We want to know how many patrons pursuing a Nursing degree are checking out items from the library? Itt does us no good to have data on who is pursuing a nursing degree in the users section, but not be able to link that in the fulfillment section. Because of the design of the statistical categories and the fact that we do not have a way to import every possible degree, job ID, etc. and keep the list up-to-date as it changes, this is how we have them…

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  11. Placing requests through ALMA for items in stock

    When a borrower has forgotten their ID card and asks us to keep books for them, in the past we have issued these to the Holds Trolley, so that we know where they are, until such time as the borrower returns. However, we want to convert these into official requests, so that they are time limited; cannot be requested by anyone else in the meantime; and no student can request more items than their limit, thus denying other people the use of those books. To make this an easy process, is it possible to enable the ‘Scan in items’ function…

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  12. Display linked import profiles in Electronic Collection view/editor

    It would be helpful if Alma displayed any import profiles set up to create portfolios (or delete) in an electronic collection when viewing/editing that e-collection. This would eliminate the need to go back to the import profiles themselves to verify which collections they work on.

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  13. Include MMS ID in Excel output from Manage Sets Results pages

    The MMS ID is essential information when dealing with spreadsheets of records, and yet it is missing from Excel output of lists of sets and search results. Please include the MMS ID in all output Excel spreadsheets of Repository records.

    37 votes
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  14. To show a pop-up window a day or two ahead of time when the Patron's Library ID is about to expire and then a pop window saying it is expire

    TMS library fulfillment management wants to show a pop-up window a day or two ahead of time when the Patron's Library ID is about to expire and then a pop window saying the patron's account is expired.

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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  15. User Group fee

    I would like it to be possible for a fee to be added to a user record when a certain user group is selected, eg.Postal Loans. The patrons are not imported with this user type - it is changed when they make the request to receive loans by post. There is currently no functionality that allows a fee to be added automatically when a new User group is manually selected.

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  16. More than one work order type per Word Order Department

    In our library, one physical location in the library handles many processes. However, we still want patrons to see a different status for each kind of work order. Right now, only one work order type (the source of the Primo Statuse) can be associated with any given work order department (the currently at location.) So, in order for our patrons to be able to tell the difference between an item at the bindery and an item being repaired in house (with their corresponding turn around time) our staff has to switch currently at locations when they switch tasks. Can you…

    5 votes
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  17. Include the ISBN/ISSN dropdown box in 'Other Service' PO lines

    We regularly need to order additional copies of ebooks, for example, if credits run out. If we are getting these from the same supplier, we don't want to create a duplicate portfolio, so we want to add an order without creating inventory. Using the order type 'Other Service' would be ideal, however there is no option to include the ISBN in the order, which vendors depend on for identifying the order via EDI. It would be great if this function could be added to 'Other Service' orders.

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  18. Producing the shipping forms by supplier

    Each time a request has been marked "Ship" or "Return", the request details will be collected on a "Shipping Form" (by supplier).

    When ready to ship a package -with returned/requested books- to another library, "print form" will:
    1. Produce a full detailed form to include with the box
    2. Will start a new form for future package.

    76 votes
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  19. description

    There isn't a possibility to configure the display of a journal's 'Description'. It is possible to edit templates in MD editor to configure which subfields will be displayed, however the display order of these fields is NOT configurable.

    We need a configuration possibility for journal's 'Description'.

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  20. Analytics: Add ability to search/filter by the Holdings record suppression tag

    A Suppress from Discovery flag exists for both the Bibliographic and the Holdings record, but only the Bib flag is present in Analytics. This field should be added [and is yet another example of how poorly Analytics handles Holdings data as opposed to Bibliographic or Item data]

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
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