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  1. Custom Widgets

    We would like Alma to support custom Widgets.

    Something as simple as embedding custom HTML/CSS/JS code to display data from other sources such as Tableau Online or Google Data Studio would be a great addition.

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  2. Can the "receive New items" link (when receiving continuous items) be made into a more obvious BUTTON? Thanks

    See screenshot images below for the suggested BUTTON link vs text link.
    The button is much more obvious, and I would have less trouble finding it, especially now that we have gone to the NEW UI. Thank you.

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  3. An 'All returns' option in Manage Patron Services

    We'd like to be able to configure the Returns screen in Manage Patron Services to show 'All Returns' as well as 'Returns this session', in the same way you can set the Loans screen to 'remember_last_loan_display' on Fulfillment config 'Other Settings'. Checking on a patron's return history requires an extra click, which constantly annoys staff!

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  4. Integration through AWS Simple Storage

    Our consortium currently maintains an SFTP server exclusively for transfering files from our student information system to Alma. The server must be maintained and monitored at a cost to us.

    I would like to be able to configure Alma to retrieve the files from Amazon Simple Storage Service (AWS S3). File transfer would be over secure HTTPS and would cost us only a few pennies annually. Implementing this would allow us to retire the dedicated server and simplify our internal IT dependencies.

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  5. Add link to 'note' tab in actions menu

    We quite often have to add notes to electronic collection records that advise users of outages. Some vendors have nearly 100 collections in their inventory that each need to be updated when there's an outage.

    It would be less time-consuming to add a note to multiple records if there was a link to the note tab in the 'actions' menu.

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  6. "Report a Bug" button

    Yeah, the UI is slightly buggy and I'd like an ability to report these bugs, thanks.

    7 votes
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  8. Request cancel: Can we make the reason drop down options configurable?

    Some of the options for canceling a request do not apply to our institution, so I would like to put the most likely options at the top of the drop down menu.

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  9. Make credit and debit figures easy to distinguish

    The current use of "-" to designate a credit can be easily overlooked. A more conventional display using "()" would also be more visible.

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  10. Resource sharing form customization

    At now we can customize only the fields to display and their labels.
    We feel the need of a deeper customization of the html (directly on the form page or via css)

    25 votes
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  11. Add the ability to run scheduled analytics jobs using reports stored in the community folders.

    We are collaborating with a group of ten other libraries using Alma. We'd like to be able to create analytics reports and use them across all the libraries as scheduled reports, in our project. As it stands now, all the libraries would have to copy the correct report into their institution folder to be able to run it as a scheduled report. This creates a lot of extra work, and adds to the risk that multiple libraries will run different versions of the report, as time goes on and changes are made to the report.

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  12. 4 votes
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  13. Add additional error code to Renew loan API when an item has been renewed but the due date hasn't changed

    The Users / Renew Loan API (https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/apis/users/POST/gwPcGly021r0XQMGAttqcPPFoLNxBoEZNUiGwQUr+MuAI+35dTBcVUmYayAq/vUq/0aa8d36f-53d6-48ff-8996-485b90b103e4) currently only returns two errors - "Loan ID XXX does not exist." or "Cannot renew loan: Loan ID XXX." This API should return an additional status of "renewed, but due date didn't change" when that applies to the item in question. This would allow our locally developed catalog, which uses the Alma APIs for requesting items, to provide more complete information on why certain requests fail.

    10 votes
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  14. Automatically populate Material Type and Terms of use dropdowns in request forms

    In the physical request form in Primo it is common for there to be a single value in the Material Type and Terms of Use dropdowns. It is common for users to click on these dropdowns to see what the options are only to find there is only a single value to choose from.

    When there is only a single value to choose from it would be nice if The Material Type and Terms of Use fields were displayed to the user as not editable and with no dropdown displayed. This would save the user having to click into the…

    4 votes
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  15. 4 votes
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  16. It would be helpful to have small checkboxes in the holdings records next to each line item

    It would be helpful to be able to delete or move multiple line items in a holdings record at the same time as we are able to do in the inventory records. A line at a time is very time consuming when we transfer large numbers of items from one library to another.

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  17. User record list of roles should display Expiration Date -- not Status Date

    In the display of Roles for a given user, displaying the Status Date (when the Role was created or last edited) is virtually useless. Much more valuable would be to instead display the Expiration Date for that Role. This is something that we must currently click into the record to see, and is something of much more value -- especially when checking on the status of student staff.

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  18. Add Override Field Options in Analytics

    It would be very helpful if there were option fields in Analytics for Electronic Collection Level URL Override and Parser Parameters Override so I can create a report to show what Electronic Collections & Parser Parameters contain the override fields.

    3 votes
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  19. Ability to log in as user to a user's Library Card

    It would be nice to be able to log in to a user's Library Card as that user for various reasons, mainly related to seeing what the patron can see (which letters they are selected to receive, which loans are present and which can be renewed by patron, etc.).

    This has been an immensely helpful feature within ILLiad, and with the ability to integrate Alma and ILLiad and allow users "one" library account to manage rather than several, it would be very helpful in troubleshooting users' questions over the phone or via email.

    9 votes
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  20. Increase viewable character count when looking at tables of invoice or PO lines

    Alma unnecessarily truncates fields and wastes monitor space in the Purchase Order Line Details > Invoice Tab. See in my attachment that both the invoice number field and the Note (piece identifier) field are cut off. At the very least, the entire invoice number should be visible. I understand not all monitors are the same width, but we should be able to see more of this important information. Please fix this.

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