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  1. Add searching by ISSN in the E-activation task list

    Would like the ability to search by ISSN in the e-activation task list added

    4 votes
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  2. When add local coverage dates remind to change Which coverage statement will be applied?

    When local coverage dates are added the system should remind you to chose Which coverage statement will be applied?.

    A small annoying feature of Alma, is the number of times we add amended local coverage dates to and electronic portfolio and forget to change the radio button to apply the local dates. Could a reminder be added when ever you add local dates?

    5 votes
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  3. Handling books on the shelf that didn't get checked in

    When a book on the shelf was accidentally not checked in and another user brings it to the desk, it clears the original checkout and adds a fine without generating a message to let us know. In most cases, we would waive those fines, since the book had obviously been returned. We would love to see a pop-up when that happens so we can go and waive the fine on the previous customer's record

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  4. Have Related Holdings assigned lower AVA lower subfield P for correct View in Primo

    Currently the priority for related holdings is not being considered when writing the AVA subfield P when exporting to Primo. This is incorrect. The record itself should have a higher priority than the related records. This can cause the Primo aggregated call # display to be misleading: http://screencast.com/t/06sd3csq

    In the screenshot above, if the priority was set correctly upon extract from Alma, The correct holding information would be displaying beside the Available statement in Primo

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  5. API for terms of use

    An API to retrieve the terms of use would allow us to display borrowing rules on our website which are completely synced to our Alma configuration.

    9 votes
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  6. Alternative way to withdraw items from ALMA

    It would be useful to have a withdraw items button displayed when a library needs to withdraw items from its collection. When viewing items from the search results page, instead of clicking Actions and choosing withdraw item from the drop down menu - can we have a button next to the existing move items button for a quick withdrawal of items.
    Regards,
    Heather.

    1 vote
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  7. Browse Community Zone & Institution Zone

    Provide a list of browse-able collections in the community zone and institution zone instead of only being able to search for collections.

    3 votes
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  8. Standardize item record navigation

    Currently when navigating the list of items the position of the numbers and arrows changes position depending on how deep you are in the records. For instance when you go from the first page to the second page the arrow will jump to the left due to the records being displayed adding another digit. This happens again when you hit three digits in the record display. So if you are paging through focused on the content you can all of a sudden jump to the end of the list without ever moving your mouse. I'm asking for this to be…

    4 votes
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  9. Should be able to fill in all fields in item records by typing.

    Currently, location fields in item records can only be filled in by choosing from a menu. It would be helpful if it were also possible to simply type in the location when it is known. That way the change from one temporary location to another could be done by a macro, which would save a LOT of time when processing a cart of books with the same location change.

    8 votes
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  10. Display all orders for physical item searches, even when individual item records are not linked to a POL

    When doing various collection development tasks, acquisitions and resource managers may want to know whether there is order information for a title at the same time they're viewing physical item details via the More Info link in Alma. Currently, Alma does not display orders for physical item searches when a POL is not linked to an item record. This is a problem for closed orders that migrated from another ILS because the POL does not get linked in the item record during the migration process. We see accurate information when conducting an All Titles or Physical Titles search, but not…

    3 votes
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  11. Physical Item Editor - activate Confirm button upon Save action

    In the Physical Item Editor, upon Clicking the Save button, please automatically activate as default the "Confirm" button in the Confirmation Message pop-up window.
    In the same way that all other Confirmation Message pop-up windows already have the Confirm button activated, so all you have to do is hit the enter key to select it. (Instead of having to make another click on the Confirm button.) This would help improve efficiency.

    2 votes
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  12. Add new call number fields to Fulfillment area to assist with reporting

    In the Fulfillment subject area there are no fields allowing the breakdown of the call number in the holdings record.

    Please add fields that allow LC call numbers in the holdings record to be broken down into LC Code and LC number and also a normalised field which can be exported for sorting in Excel.

    2 votes
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  13. Adding ability for reporting based on 008 holdings field

    I would like to see the ability to have reports based on 008 fields specifically method of acquisition (purchase, gift, depository,etc. ), retention coding and lending policy.

    3 votes
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  14. Add the ability to search 008 holding fields

    I would like to see the ability to search 008 fields specifically method of acquisition (purchase, gift, depository,etc. ), retention coding and lending policy.

    3 votes
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  15. Add seach box to Active Hold Shelf

    We often have 1500+ items on our Active Hold Shelf. While we have the ability to sort, this does not help much when we are looking for a particular item. A search box would allow us to locate an item easily without clicking through page after page.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  16. Add proxy setting to einventory analytics dimension

    Have a desire to know which e collections have proxy enabled or not. Need the setting added to analytics to find out.

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  17. The 245 field should display in repository search results, even if there is no 245$a

    Title displays as “unknown” in repository search when field 245 lacks $a.
    While field 245 is mandatory in a record, subfield |a of this field is not. In some types of cataloging, particularly for manuscripts, other subfields are used and $a is not present. For example, $k for Form and $f for Dates can be used without subfield $a: 245 __ $k Papers, $f 1929-1980.
    245$k and 245$f are particularly important to those using DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) for cataloging archival materials.
    In repository search, Alma displays “Unknown” in place of the title when 245 |a is lacking.…

    9 votes
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  18. a specific type of "User notes" shown under "notes" tab

    Currently, all user notes (which can be added manually) are hidden behind the "notes" tab (which can't be manually added), as shown in the attachment. It would be great if a specific type of "user notes"(for example, circulation notes) could be listed under "notes" tab, so that those notes will be more obvious to desk staff.

    7 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
  20. Return and reissue items with a single click that have reached their max loan period

    When items reach their maximum loan period and patrons want to borrow the items again they have to be returned and issued again by a circulation operator. This is an unnecessarily complex workflow. Please could an option be added for circulation desk operators to be able to return and reissue the items with a single click of an interface button (providing their are no blocks of course).

    20 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
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