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  1. Index Statistical category fields for use in reports

    Our library uses customer Statistical Categories to track usage by external students. We need to be able to filter reports on statistical categories to certain time periods but the Creation Date field isn't currently indexed.

    The Alma User Details > Statistics tab displays the following columns, see attached statistics screenshot 1: - Statistical Category - Category Type - Note - Created By - Creation Date - External Data You can also export an individual users statistics log with these fields. However in Alma analytics not all of these fields are available for reporting, see attached statistics screenshot 2. The missing…

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  2. Enable drag and drop of recent pages so we can use that as virtual bookmarks

    If you can allow drag and drop of recent pages so we can use that as virtual bookmarks and not have to see rarely used pages that happen to be recently used.

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  3. More sophisticated functionality in the Duplicate Title Analysis function

    The Duplicate Title Analysis functionality does not allow you to clear previous duplicates when you run a new job.

    For example, you may run a job to find duplicate titles. You investigate those titles and decide that they are not problems for your library, so you wish to leave those titles in Alma, but you don't want them to come up on the next Duplicate Analysis title job.

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  4. Add all information to excel downloads with the option to filter if decided (e.g barcodes on Picklist)

    Add all information to excel downloads with the option to filter if decided (e.g barcodes on Picklist).

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  5. Ajout de l'adresse de la Bibliothèque propriétaire de la demande annulée

    Concernant la lettre d'Annulation d'une demande "FulCancelRequestLetter", au lieu d'avoir l'adresse de l'Institution, nous aimerions voir apparaître les coordonnées de la bibliothèque dont dépend le document demandé.
    Cela permet à l'usager d'avoir la possibilité de contacter la bibliothèque en cas d'annulation de demande de celle-ci.
    Bien cordialement

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  6. Consolidate items onto one Overdue or Lost Loan Letter

    Alma Overdue or Lost Loan Letters currently send an e-mail for EACH item lost or overdue. This bombards patrons' e-mail accounts and contributes to their disregard of correspondence from the library due to the high volume.

    An improvement would be to consolidate items onto one Overdue or Lost Loan Letter to each patron. This would also lessen the amount of "Attachments" in each patron's record for staff to consult when interacting with patron questions or concerns.

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  7. Configure issues to appear in chronological order rather than alphabetical order for recieving

    For titles (especially newspapers but some others) that don't have a volume number, ALMA lists them in alphabetical rather than chronological order when receiving new issues. This is highly inconvenient as well as illogical. It means clicking through page after page of issues for newspapers, which are predicted a year out. Surely there must be some way to arrange them chronologically? If not, then it would be helpful if ALMA could show more than twenty results per page.

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  8. How can we know which ISBN identifier be used to perform the "linking local portfolios to CZ" processing

    We have 2 local portfolios https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118558133 (v.1) & https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118558126 (v.2) which those 2 portfolios are linked to MMSID 9940441503411. See attached spreadsheet.
    As those 2 local portfolios with the 3 same set of ISBNs be involved (9781848211124, 9781848211117, 9781848211100), we have tried to link them to CZ by ISBN identifier. Only 1 local portfolios be linked to CZ successfully (see linking to community by ISBN identifiers_2.png). We have performed the linking process again and found that it is linked to the same CZ portfolio (bkey=10.1002/9781118558126). We are wondering which ISBN identifier be used for the linking processing if we have…

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  9. Make Faceting in "Manage Purchase Requests" sticky

    It would be very helpful if the faceting that can be done in Manage Purchase Requests can be made "sticky" for each user account; some who use that area/workflow are orderers, some managers, and some selectors. All may have different areas they only want to see (e.g. request type, location, or those with queries, etc.), and it would be nice if the faceting we do can be made sticky, so we don't see unwanted entries.

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  10. Update the Email address

    I wish to update the student email address (appr 3000 records) in one time. I am having in excel format. Currently not supporting need to update one by one.

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  11. 采购查重

    由于ISBN查重仍有问题,会产生大量复本图书,所以ISBN查重不能满足实际的需求。还有系统的模糊查重配置是去精确比对100和245字段,在系统中放在100字段的只能是单个的创作者creator,而多个中的其他创作者、还有所有贡献者都会放在7XX中,在我们导入订单时,不论是何种责任方式,我们都放在了100字段,所以,如果系统是直接将我们导入的100字段和系统的100字段比对,这是不科学的。正确的比对方式应该是将我们的100字段和系统的1XX和7XX一起比对才是。再者245字段,由于某些老师给的题名不完整或者不规范,所以,在245的比对时,也不应该是一对一精确匹配,而是应该将导入的245去符号,和系统中已有的245去符号进行比对,只要系统中245完全等于或者全包含我们导入的245,就当做重复给予显示,才完美。比如导入的245是xxxx:xx,系统的是245xxxx:xx 再比如我们的245是xxxx:xx,系统的是245xxxx:xxsssss;这两种情况的重复提示,才是需要的。并且90多条数据,人工查了77条重复,说明了永久检索框中实现了上述我说的245题名查重,但是订单创建那边模糊查重却没能做到。希望订单创建查重那里进行优化,从而完善查重需求。

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  12. Allow for greater variety in the scheduling of export invoices.

    Currently, there are only a handful of pre-defined choices for scheduling the invoice export. None of them fit the time our accounting department set aside to work with our invoices specifically. Please allow greater flexibility when selecting a time to export/import invoices, ex> 1500 hrs on Wednesdays.

    This request comes as a result of Salesforce case #00574513.

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  13. Subject: when exporting Analytics reports into csv file, please enclose each item with quotation marks. Contents: Our labeling program does

    Subject: when exporting Analytics reports into csv file, please enclose each item with quotation marks.
    Contents: Our labeling program doesn't identify items without quotation marks.

    For example,
    Item1 (X)
    "Item1" (O)

    Please consider adding the option of putting each item in quotation mark when exporting Analytics report in format of csv.

    Thanks

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  14. Customize display of fields in Resource Request Monitoring form

    If the fields can be selected in Resource Request Monitoring form,we would like the excel to display the information we needed.And when we download it,the form is also expected to be selected in .txt format or .excel format .

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  15. Please provide the way of knowing the real POL creator who creates POLs by using import profiles.

    When creating POLs by using import profiles, it doesn't possible to track who actually created the POLs. Instead, all the POLs created by import profiles have 'System' as POL creator. Please provide the way of knowing the real POL creator who creates POLs by using import profiles.

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  16. Further define credits for patron fines

    Fines often get exported through Bursar before a patron disputes them. Our lost item replacement fees and overdue fines get funneled into different accounts. The vague description for "credit" does not give our system any way to determine which account the credit should be adjusted from. (For example: A lost item replacement fee charge ends up in our materials budget once sent to the Bursar. The majority of credits are for materials returned after they were billed, so this is our default credit account. Since all credits are just defined as a "credit" when exported to the Bursar, credits for…

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  17. Let every institution to configure due dates according loaning library (no only owning library).

    We often loan items not in the owning library but in another one. In these cases, Alma assigns the due date according to the calendar of the owning library.
    This causes that sometimes the due date is a closed day in the library where item will be returned (not owning library).
    It would be good for us to configure Alma in order to assign due dates according to the calendar of the loaning library, not the owning library.

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  18. Enable different time formats for Alma interface and letters

    Currently, it's only possible to set one time format within Alma (Configuration Menu > General > General Configuration > Other Settings > systemtimeformat), which is used universally in the Alma interface (e.g. in patron records, in monitor jobs). A time format that's appropriate for use in the Alma interface isn't necessarily right for letters that are sent out to users. For example, we would like to set the time format for the Alma interface to 24 hour clock including seconds (H:mm:ss). For letters though, we would prefer to stick to 24 hour clock without seconds (H:mm) because it's…

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  19. Expand Validate Local Call Number Distinction task to include 050

    The Validate Call Number Distinction task should include 050 call numbers and not just local 090 tagged call numbers.

    Vendors are sending records with call numbers tagged 050 _4 (LC-type call number assigned by a library other than LC) which are essentially the same as a locally-assigned LC-type call number (090), only they're not included in the validation task. We are encountering lots of duplicate call numbers in our Alma database.

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  20. Add Requester Name and Requester's ID on Pick up from Shelf export list

    Add Requester Name and Requester ID on Pick up from Shelf export list.

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