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  1. Coordinate the alphabetization of the Letters tables

    Coordinate the alphabetization of the Letter Activity table and the Letter Emails table in configuration, and the letters description table in the OLH. Each table seems to use a different alphabetization scheme (if any at all) which makes it extremely difficult to coordinate configurations or to locate specific letters to customize or review.

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  2. Add ability to automatically check-in certain items to work order department such as laptops and ipads when they are returned to the library

    Add ability to automatically check-in certain items to work order department such as laptops and ipads when they are returned to the library. For example, all of our technology items are sent to the technology work order department when they are check-in so they can be wiped clean or previous user's data. We would love the ability to automatically send certain items or items from certain locations to a specified work order department on check-in saving lots of added steps for the access services staff every time a laptop or ipad is checked in.

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  3. Export URL with FTP

    You can export the URL of Portfolios via Alma Admin -> Resource Management -> REsource configuration -> Configuration Menu -> Record Export -> Export URL
    But you can not do this in a sort of batch job to feed your proxy with this URL automaticly (Case 223210)

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  4. Change duplicate icons in MD editor

    In MD editor, the icons for "view bibliographic record" and "view inventory" are identical. Could one of these icons be changed?

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  6. Include the ISBN/ISSN dropdown box in 'Other Service' PO lines

    We regularly need to order additional copies of ebooks, for example, if credits run out. If we are getting these from the same supplier, we don't want to create a duplicate portfolio, so we want to add an order without creating inventory. Using the order type 'Other Service' would be ideal, however there is no option to include the ISBN in the order, which vendors depend on for identifying the order via EDI. It would be great if this function could be added to 'Other Service' orders.

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  7. Delete PO Notes - from closed PO Lines

    Provide the function to delete specific Notes in PO Lines, when mistakes are found.

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  8. User Group fee

    I would like it to be possible for a fee to be added to a user record when a certain user group is selected, eg.Postal Loans. The patrons are not imported with this user type - it is changed when they make the request to receive loans by post. There is currently no functionality that allows a fee to be added automatically when a new User group is manually selected.

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  9. 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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  10. Display linked import profiles in Electronic Collection view/editor

    It would be helpful if Alma displayed any import profiles set up to create portfolios (or delete) in an electronic collection when viewing/editing that e-collection. This would eliminate the need to go back to the import profiles themselves to verify which collections they work on.

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  11. Placing requests through ALMA for items in stock

    When a borrower has forgotten their ID card and asks us to keep books for them, in the past we have issued these to the Holds Trolley, so that we know where they are, until such time as the borrower returns. However, we want to convert these into official requests, so that they are time limited; cannot be requested by anyone else in the meantime; and no student can request more items than their limit, thus denying other people the use of those books. To make this an easy process, is it possible to enable the ‘Scan in items’ function…

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  12. Add Editions link-type facility to All Titles Persistent Search results

    When searching for a specific barcode using All Titles Persistent Search and the search result appears on screen, would it be possible for there to be a link next to the Edition statement (i.e. the 250 field contents) which links to the results for all editions of the title in question?

    In addition, would it be possible for that link to the results for all editions to appear in the search results when Physical Items Persistent Search is used instead, even though there is of course no Edition statement shown in such instances?

    There are many instances during the course…

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  13. Information about the "Interested Users" in the List "Electronic Resource Activation Task List" is needed

    To work with the "Interested User"-Functionality in the context of Electronic Resources we need the Information about the "Interested Users" in the List "Electronic Resource Activation Task List" in a seperate column.

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  14. Socialize Alma

    Enable users to see other users online, chat, etc.

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  15. Collaborative space for project management

    Create a space for collaborating on projects, sharing calendars, working toward milestones.

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  16. Accrual mode

    When creating invoices, the Accrual mode checkbox should by default be unchecked

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  17. Disable credit functionality for patrons

    We can't and don't want to handle credits in favor of patrons in Alma. While I was able to deactivate the addition of the credit "fine" type, it is still possible to create a credit from the payment menu by ticking the box "Add change to balance".
    While you "just don't have to tick it" in order to solve the problem, mistakes are quickly made. We would like to have a parameter that disables the credit functionality overall, so that there are no hidden ways to add credit all the same.

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  18. Use user data in general electronic services

    Currently in a general electronic service we can pass bibliographic metadata via openurl format through to the target webpage. It would be useful to also pass through user data. The "Adding a General Electronic Service" section in the Online Help mentions a requester (req.) category of attributes but these don't seem to be used at the moment.

    Passing through the requester's name, email address, etc would allow us to auto-populate an external form (eg interloans, purchase suggestion forms, etc) and save the user time / potential typing errors.

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  19. Create an "Ideas Meta" category for ideas on the tool itself

    As an ExLibris customer, I would like a channel were I can submit my ideas on how the Idea Exchange tool could be improved, so that the tool can evolve for maximum benefit for both ExLibris and customers.

    See Meta Stack Overflow as an example.

    Currently I don't know an obvious place where I could submit this idea, which is why it ended up in Alma - Other ... The idea about a meta category thus exemplifies the need expressed in the idea itself. How meta is that? ;-)

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  20. 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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