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  1. Show editions of books when a repository search is done in either Physical Title search, or Physical Item search, not just all item search

    It's frustrating to do a physical title search or physical item search and only be showing the year of publication but not the edition, the edition only seems to show in an all item search.

    6 votes
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  2. Please make the MARC bib. 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record available.

    The MARC 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record is not exposed to Primo. This means that the data in the b245p is not available to display to users in the My Account section of Primo, to letters sent to users, as part of the requesting process and on pull slips for items. This becomes important when the items have 245a data that is the same. For example, when a video game has the same name with more info in the 245p like the ones below.
    b245a b245p
    Angry birds. Star Wars
    Angry birds. Trilogy
    Assassin's creed. Brotherhood
    Assassin's creed.…

    11 votes
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  3. Option to change item policy in batch

    User can have the option to select all the items under a holding record and change the item policy batch for them all at once.

    8 votes
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  4. "Save and dismiss" button in "Manage EDI Tasks"

    In the "Manage EDI Tasks", when using the "Update Expected Receipt Date" action, updating the date and clicking on "Save", it would be great the concerned line would automatically be removed from the list without having additionally to click on "Dismiss". A new function button like "Save and dismiss" would be helpful.

    46 votes
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  5. British Library Billing Account codes visible in Lending Resource Sharing

    Display partner Billing Account codes in Lending side for UK Alma Institutions. This is vital information for reimbursements within the UK and reduces the need for paperwork. British Library Billing Accounting is the UK standard workflow, with a view to being ISO compliant.

    21 votes
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  6. Print slips in lc call number order

    In the resource request management area when printing the pull slips it would be helpful to have the option to print these in LC Call Number Order.

    3 votes
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  7. sound alert for task

    Sound Alerts for Pick From Shelf Requests
    Can we please have a sound alert when new "Pick from Shelf" requests arrive as we use this for Reading Room requests which need to be actioned as soon as they arrive. Sound alerts would need to optional.
    It would be good to have these available for other tasks in fulfillment such as when "holds" or "lost books" are returned and another action needs to happen

    9 votes
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  9. Hyper link POL in the holdings list

    In the list of holdings of a BIB record, the PO Line is indicated, but it is not linked. It would be practical to have a hyperlink to get to the POL directly. The linking under "more actions" is not always very useful, because you get a list of all POL - if you have many POL for a journal, you need to remember the POL of the holding you're interested in. A hyperlink would make work easier.

    4 votes
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  10. When using Scan in Items, provide a pop-up window when there is a hold on an item.

    When we process returned materials from resource sharing partners we use Scan in Items. If there is a hold on an item it only displays the message on the screen, and does not provide a pop-up alert. It would seem useful to provide a similar pop-up like you get when processing items with Return Items.

    15 votes
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  11. Filter Acquisitions POL sets by fiscal period

    Manage Sets is useful for quick lists of orderlines but it's not possible to filter by fiscal period. This results in large sets which take a long time to display and then need to be filtered offline in Excel.

    Adding a new filter of fiscal period in Acquisitions Manage Sets could help reduce the load on Alma and produce more relevant sets.

    13 votes
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  12. Add item copy number to physical item details area of analytics

    The item copy number doesn't seem to be exported anywhere in Alma analytics, and would be useful for shelf reading reports or stock checking/inventory control where you may not necessarily be able to scan a barcode in .
    The suggestion would be to include it under Physical Items\Physical Item Details\Copy Number.

    Note: this is different from the holdings copy ID which seems to be sourced from the holdings 852 tag.

    74 votes
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  13. Add fields for Title of unit and other descriptors to the Item Record OR add radial buttons to Item record and description templates

    Currently, there is no good way to use the “Generate” button in the item record to create descriptions for supplements and indexes. In the interest of consistency, we intentionally do NOT enter the descriptions manually, which greatly improves searching and sorting of serials.
    While it is possible to have supplements and indexes list separately by creating separate records and adding the $o (unit title) to field 864 (supplements) or 865 (indexes), the holdings list does not display the unit title, so there is no visual difference between the two holdings. An 863 holding for “Aperture” and an 864 holding for…

    6 votes
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  14. Interested Users with API

    When ordering with YBP using the API, it would improve workflow to add a hold for a patron into the Interested Users tab. Right now we add hold information into the Library Note field that goes to the Notes tab in Alma. We have to take an extra step to check for a possible hold with each title and add it to the Interested Users tab manually. It would be much better if the API would do it for us either by creating a new field to enter the information in GOBI or take it from the Library Notes field…

    20 votes
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  15. We would be interested in knowing if, as part of fulfillment in ALMA, there is any way to view the last few patron accounts accessed by staf

    We would be interested in knowing if, as part of fulfillment in ALMA, there is any way to view the last few patron accounts accessed by staff . It would be a very useful feature when carrying out certain tasks.
    By accessed by staff we mean any patron record which has been 'opened' by a member of staff on their login. On our old system we could view the last 5 patrons but even the previous 2 or 3 would be useful. We have extended the time a patron stays on the screen now but if a long query was…

    3 votes
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  16. Add other participants to trial after initial trial email is sent

    There is only one opportunity to send out a "participate in trial' email. This means that although it is possible to add a participant to the trial, no email is sent out to this person if the initial trial email has been sent.
    It would be great to have the option of sending an email to individual or all participants again.

    5 votes
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  17. recall

    Update Lending and Borrowing Status when Recalls of Resource Sharing items are cancelled

    Currently, once an item is recalled in Resource Sharing, it stays in that status even after the recall is cancelled by the patron. If this could have the same functionality as regular Fulfillment (which can be configured to have the item's original return date applied if recall is dropped), that would be ideal.

    8 votes
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  18. If user notes are marked "external" send an immediate notification to user's email

    If user notes are marked "external" send an immediate notification to user's email

    2 votes
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  19. vendor

    PO Line - Communications

    It is not possible to add all order communications with the vendor into one tab "Communications". All communcations that's starts from the vendor can not register here, only the communications that's starts from the library.
    It is not possible to select a communication type that's not sending a email to a vendor in the communication tab.
    It is very important for us that the chronology of communications is saved in one tab and not in many tabs.

    5 votes
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  20. Purchase Request suggestions

    1. An extra field for an interested user other than the requester
    2. More mandatory fields (with red asterisk): Funds, Owning Library, Estimated Price

    6 votes
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