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  1. Improve Close Lost Loans Job

    The existing close lost loans job is a great idea. However, it doesn't perform as described here: http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/Create_a_set_to_close_lost_loans

    To improve this job please, make it possible to detach lost loans from patrons accounts AND withdraw those items in the same job. Also, please make it possible to use a field such as due date or checkout date to set the criteria.
    Thanks!

    Background: The close lost loans job removes items that have been lost for a long time from the patron's record. The fines remain, but the items no longer show up as checked out to that patron. This allows…

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    0 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
  2. Add Call Number to EDI fulfilment shelf-ready order response

    The EDI fulfilment functionality (shelf ready order responses) in Alma does not handle Call Number (classmark). Suppliers are sending call number information in standard GIR segments LCL and LFS in the EDI file, so Alma should be able to import these and populate the order record automatically in the same way as Barcode. This is a key requirement in our opinion because without it, manual intervention is still required for every order.

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  3. Add the due date when you scan a book in "scan in items"

    When we scan a book in "scan in items" in our library, it could loan the book to the reader (for the home delivery).

    In those cases, we would like to see the due date immediately rather than have to check in the user's account.

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  4. Expandable "Text Box" in Resource Management (cataloging side)

    Allow to adjust or expand the "Text Box" in fields in item record.

    For instance, in Internal Note Fields, Often time staff needs to add further more information into these fields. Though staff can keep adding content in the fields, but the Text Box stays the same. A lot of time, staff needs to move cursor around, in order to see all dataentry for that particular field.

    If the developer can make 'Text Box' expandable at our need, that will save a lot of trouble.

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  5. Add Delete Note and Confirm option in Manage Item Returns

    At present, when the barcode of an item is scanned in on the Manage Item Returns screen and okayed, the Confirmation Message box displays any Fulfilment Note associated with the item and asks the user either to confirm the action of returning, or to cancel.

    We would like there to be a third option, "Delete Note and Confirm", whereby the fulfilment note can be deleted at the same time as the user confirms the return of the item.

    This would be a huge time-saving asset, in as much as it will save staff having to navigate into the Physical Item…

    4 votes
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  6. Include References in Browse Bib Headings

    The Browse Bib Headings feature currently only includes headings from the 1XX fields. It would make it a lot easier to find authorized headings if the references from the 4XX and 5XX were included in the index. For an example of how this *should* work, please see the Library of Congress's authority file at http://authorities.loc.gov. The screenshots below show what you get if you search for variants on a person's name. In the first image, you see that you are given a "References" button. Clicking that button shows you a listing of the authorized terms that should be used…

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  7. Display View-Only option for e-collections in NZ tab

    It would help to be able to view the information about the e-collection in the NZ tab. Currently libraries can only see the portfolios included in the e-collection but they are unable to see information about the e-collection. It would help to be able to see the acquisitions data attached to the e-collection, including a link to the license.

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  9. Add Reporting Codes to Invoices

    Reporting Codes can be applied to POLs only. This limits their usability to, for instance, track actual expenditures vs. proposed costs, or to split out expenses on an item among multiple programs or funds (which can be done with multiple invoices). Allowing Reporting codes, or some similar code, to be applied to Invoices would add a great deal of flexibility and utility to an already good idea.

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  10. Preferred language visible handling requests

    Preferred language visible handling requests:

    When handling requests it would be timesaving to have patrons preferred Language visible as well as if you need to contact the user. So to have an option to choose to include Language in the Administration > User Management Configuration > Configuration Menu > General > Contact Information Pop-Up

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  11. Automatic request not filled notification for on loan items which are requested but not returned without cancelling the request

    If a user places a request for an item currently on loan to another user and the requested item is not returned there should be an option to notify the requester that the request is not going to be fulfilled without using the cancel request function and disassociating the user's request from the item.

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  12. Electronic Collection Type - One Time

    Here the scenario. I use a B3Kat package title record per profile "Titelübernahme aus dem B3Kat". Then I create via MD editor a PO line for "Electronic Collection - One Time". The field "Electronic Collection type" include the value "Database". We would like to configure the standard value for new records.

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  13. Provide MMS IDS of bibliographic records filtered out during publishing

    ​New functionality to filter​ out​ bibliographic records when publishing was introduced with the November 2016 Alma release. When records are published with a filter to remove records which match an indication rule, a count of the filtered records (not published due to filter) is reported. However there is no list of record keys for the records which were removed by the filter. Case 00359617 was filed with ExLibris and consequently closed as it was determined this would be adding functionality so would be an enhancement request. This request is to add functionality to the completed publishing job report which would…

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  14. Ability to see all holdings when viewing citations in a reading list

    Currently a maximum of 3 Holdings is displayed for citations in a reading list. This means operators won’t see the details of all copies the library holds if there are more than 3 types of Holding. Viewing complete information is important for operators reviewing a reading list.

    Furthermore, this default display of 3 Holdings is based on Availability therefore operators are likely to see information for materials held in lesser reference collections (these are always available!) rather than information for stock held in more popular lending collections.
    Libraries should be allowed to set their own limit.

    16 votes
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  15. Option to turn fines off for a period

    Recently one of our library is trying to look at the stocks, hence, they have sent out an announcement for all patrons at the specific to return their loaned items and we informed them that their fines will be waived for that fine free period.

    But after raising a Salesforce case, we realised that Alma could not turn off fines for a certain period.

    Would an option to turn the fines on and off be appropriate to be added to Alma?

    2 votes
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  16. Make the confirmation message after a task is completed a hyperlink

    When a task is completed in Alma, such as the creation of PO Line, a confirmation message appears at the top of the screen in Alma, such as:

    Your request to order now POL-227 has been submitted.

    OR

    The request was successfully submitted : request id = 701397340002914

    In these cases, we would like the identifying number given in the confirmation message to be clickable as a hyperlink and route the operator to the record, request, or POL that was just created or modified. So for the PO line, POL-227 would be clickable and open the POL for edit; for…

    19 votes
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  17. Make citation information mandatory in digitization requests

    The patron form for digitization does not make page numbers, or any citation information mandatory. This would be helpful for patrons who do not provide complete information.

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  18. Definition of local search indexes on the level of indicator and subfield

    We need a possibility to define local search indexes on the level of MARC indicator and MARC subfield.

    10 votes
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  19. Automated Invoicing for Amazon

    Amazon is a common supplier of materials for many libraries and the current process of needing to manually enter invoices in Alma is very slow and tedious. I don't believe Amazon supports EDI, but they do provide invoice/order information in CSV format. It would be really great to have the ability to automate or batch load Amazon invoices.

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  20. Flag required in Itemised Sets for adding other items at the same holding

    The ability in the Itemised Set facility to add contents from a file to a Set is useful, but we feel it could be made more useful still.

    We require something whereby, having read the contents of a list of item barcodes, Alma will find any other items based at the same holding as a given item on the list and add those to the Itemised Set as well.

    There is a very definite need for this functionality for any Alma user tasked with working through Sets created from lists of item barcodes in order to identify items requiring withdrawal.…

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