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  1. Order the toolbar

    For each user the order of "Manage patrons", "Return items", and "Scan in items" is in a different order. You should be able to arrange these so that it is the same for each user.

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  2. Display "Available For" information for collections in DARA "Link Electronic Resources to the Community"

    When DARA's recommendations are displayed, we cannot tell whose collection is whose and therefore who should be investigating the issue and making the corrections. We have to separately search for the collection in another window to see the details and compare to DARA's recommendation. Displaying this information in DARA would make these recommendations actually functional.

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  3. 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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  4. Alma Resource Sharing - identifying where chapter only (not book) is required

    We sometimes receive physical books where only chapters were requested via Resource Sharing as the chapter details requested by us as the Borrower do not appear in the Lenders view (even although they are also an Ex Libris client). This slows down turn around time and adds postage costs where only scans were required.

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  5. Please add to the Vendors folder in Analytics for reporting.

    Vendor Details
    Need the ability to export full Vendor details, either by exporting from Alma directly or through Analytics reports "Vendors">>"Funds Expenditures".

    Critical information to include:
    Vendor Name (already included)
    Vendor Code (already included)
    Vendor Contact information:
    - Address
    - Phone Numbers
    - Email Addresses
    - Web Addresses
    ***NOTES FIELD

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  6. Request data should be fowarded to available item immediately

    The patron A requests on title-level that there are multiple available items,
    one of those items will be in "pick from shelf" list.
    Patron B might check out the requested item before staff picks it from shelf.
    If the library has a policy that allows to override requests, Patron B can check it out
    even if an alert is displayed.
    In that case, even if there are other availble items, the request will remain under the first item
    and the first item will still in "pick from shelf" list. Alma does not make a next action.

    If patron C accidentally…

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  7. In advanced searching in Alma NZ for physical titles, have results say: Advanced searching not performed for physical materials in NZ.

    In advanced searching in Alma NZ for physical titles, have results say: Advanced searching not performed for physical materials in NZ Currently, results from this impossible search only indicate "No records were found," making it look like the NZ does not have anything, when in fact there may be many. Perhaps search options for advance searching in the NZ should not allow physical titles as a search option. Example: condition title= Wyoming, and condition material type= Map in the NZ results in nothing, but there are over 2k hits if searching All titles instead of Physical titles, some of which…

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  8. Include pagination in brief display

    After scanning all titles ISBN I have to open the bib record to check the pagination. Include pagination in brief results display so I (or a student worker) can go directly to the item to scan in the barcode.

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  9. Add Signature Verification to Online Import

    Currently when configuring a Student Information System (SIS) for Online Import, you are only able to use basic authentication with an API. It would be nice to also send a signature to ensure that Alma is actually sending the message.

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  10. Please, let the users make a booking, despite there is an available item , when this available item is in another campus.

    Please, let the users make a booking, despite there is an available item , when this available item is in another campus. or also, if the available item is not for normal loan (I mean, loan for a day or just to check it in the library)

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  11. Allow Course Loader integration to process files from users' local drives

    With the current bulk operations functionality for courses (course loader), an SFTP server is required for hosting files.

    The SFTP requirement is a hurdle for many libraries, as it requires additional infrastructure (SFTP host), as well as additional knowledge (FTP user tools) not always available on staff.

    We would like to see the ability to upload course loader files for import from a local drive, similarly to how other workflows in Alma also support local file processing (portfolio loader, etc).

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  12. To show a pop-up window a day or two ahead of time when the Patron's Library ID is about to expire and then a pop window saying it is expire

    TMS library fulfillment management wants to show a pop-up window a day or two ahead of time when the Patron's Library ID is about to expire and then a pop window saying the patron's account is expired.

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  13. Offer same Row Actions List options from the results list on both Scan In Items tabs

    It would be useful to be able to cancel a request and edit items from the results list in the Change Item Information tab of Scan In Items, like you currently can from the Scan In Items tab. It's confusing that both editing items and cancelling requests necessitate a Scan In Item tab change.

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  14. View all PAID invoices

    Right now there is no easy way to see all of the recently paid invoices after they return from the ERP. Our business office needs to verify that they were, in fact, paid. We are using an analytics report but this is non-optimal

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  15. Parameter "Time" for Automatic Printing Rules

    It would be great if you could add the parameter "time" in the rules for automatic printing.

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  16. Recall Dimension in Analytics

    It would be really helpful to have a Recall Date dimension in Analytics.

    There are dedicated dimensions in the Fulfillment Subject Area for Loan Date, Return Date, Renewal Date and Due Date but not for Recall Date.

    Although the Recall Date exists as a field under the Loan Details dimension, it would be helpful to have other fields (such as Fiscal Year) available.

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  17. A "not needed before" date for requests

    As well as "not needed after" a particular date, it would be helpful if we could distinguish the requests that are "not needed before" a particular date.

    We have closed stack and offsite requesting and it would help to organise the requests if we could order requests that are not required today, tomorrow or by a particular date. It would be especially helpful to PRINT this date in the request slip so that it is obvious to staff fetching items and their supervisors delegating work.

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  18. 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 'rememberlastloan_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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  19. Analytics' job history activation

    On Analytics, the job history is not accessible. It would be interesting to give access to this feature, for instance when developing a new report, it is sometimes good to have the history of what has been done. Thanks.

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  20. Make item record note field labels configurable

    Currently the labels on the fields in the physical item notes tab are not configurable. We would like to be able to change the labels for these note fields.

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