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  1. Batch file download function to local PC (Alma-Digital)

    Please provide Select all and download them to local PC function on Digital Title > Representations > Files List. Also a file export job for a set of digital titles is needed. (FYI, Rosetta has the latter function.)

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  2. Allow Personal Delivery to be fulfilled from any library circ desk

    Scenario: When an item belonging to another library that has an active home delivery request is returned or scanned in at another library's circulation desk, the item is put in transit to the owning library for the request to be fulfilled. The home delivery request should be fulfilled from any loans desk regardless of which library the item belong to.
    We are multi campus institution with libraries 100s of kms apart. We require the personal delivery requests to be fulfilled from any of our libraries, instead having to return the items to the owning library.
    A Salesforce was raised (SF…

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  3. Please enable searching by File Name, not only by File Label.

    Now I cannot search a file by its File Name, but only by keywords or its Label. File Names are original attribute values, not given additionally like Labels. Please enable searching by File Name too.

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  4. Add to the "Monitor Request" screen a filter which will allow users to see "Rejected and active" requests

    On behalf of the Product management team we would like to understand the need and use cases of the following Idea (which it's need was raised by a specific library) - any comment is welcome.

    When trying to delete a circulation desk user is notified: 'This circulation desk is attached to one or more requests and cannot be deleted'. User goes to the monitor request screen and does not find any request that prevents the desk deletion...

    The reason is that the request was rejected but it is still active (item was not scanned)

    Due to the fact the 'Monitor…

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  5. Thumbnail creation function for larger than 500mb video files

    We need the function to create the item thumbnails of the larger than 500mb video files. Most of video type representations created by my institution are over 1~4GB in size but the thumbnails are not automatically created, so staff need to take a screenshot, resize, and manually upload it. High capacity videos are common in this era. Alma should set the capacity limit for related jobs higher, ideally to 5GB.

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  6. Index 049 field.

    We tie the OCLC holding library in the 049 closely to our Alma holding locations. Searching the text in the 049 field as keyword is quicker than an advanced search. If the idea below to allow free text searching of all MARC fields and subfields is implemented it would cover this request.

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  7. portfolio acquisitions

    The Acquisitions tab does not have an indication that there is information on it (dog-eared) like the other tabs. Could this be updated so that this tab accurately reflects when there is additional information on it like the other tabs?

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  8. Allow a default setting for "Assign Inventory Manually".

    When several orders for items with existing holdings are being created it would be helpful to be able to have "Assign inventory manually" automatically checked.
    This most often occurs with serials when new orders are being created because of a vendor change. We close the old PO in order to preserve the history and create a new one with the new vendor.

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  9. Enable institutions to set a maximum daily API call limit per application

    As customers to the Alma and Primo APIs we are bound by the limits of our maximum number of calls per day. Some of our applications make up the majority of our API calls, for example, those from our student portal which call on Alma every time a student logs in.

    To help us avoid hitting our daily API limit it would be useful for us to be able to set our own maximum call limit per application. So for example, we could set the limit for calls from the staff portal to a lower figure than of the student…

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  10. Trials - table & report for Purchase Decision field

    For the Purchase Decision field in a Trial we would like to have -
    1/ Ability to add new Purchase Decisions via a table similar to other areas of Alma. At the moment only options are Yes or No
    2/ Be able to run a report (or filter) on this field so we can take to collection development meetings if Purchase Decision was, for example, Future Purchase
    See attached.

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  11. Webhook for holdings

    We have webhooks from Alma that can notify an external system when changes to items or bibs happen. We would like to have a webhook for changes to holdings. This would be helpful as we have an offsite storage system and we would like to update it as soon as items are switched to that location in Alma, so that when the items arrive there the external system has that update.

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  12. Configuration option to default brief citation placement to either Network or Institution

    Currently when creating a brief citation for course reserves, the default option is to place the citation in the network zone. It would be better if the default placement was configurable. It's easy to overlook this option and we never want to put our brief citations in the network zone, but end up doing so inadvertently many times.

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  13. DC language values on Alma Viewer

    Currently dc:language field values that conform with ISO639-2 are displayed as they are on Alma Viewer metadata section.
    These 3-digit codes need to be mapped to their full language names, translated into Primo interface language, and presented on the viewer.

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  14. Add Electronic collection life cycle in analytics

    Bibliogrpahic records, portfolios, etc. have life cycle but not electronic collections. My project is to identify electronic collections that do not have portfolios, but the report also includes collections that have already been deleted. So adding the life cycle to electronic collections will be very useful.

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