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  1. Allow digital collection items to be restricted by campus in Primo like electronic portfolios

    We would like to be able to limit the visibility of an item in a digital collection based on the the campuses we have set up in Alma in the same way that we can do with electronic Portfolios.

    If we set up a digital collection item that is a database for example, we would like to have it only display in Primo under digital items if the current view is aligned with the campus that is allowed to see and access that digital item.

    EG: We have a database "Cinahl" that we subscribe to for the RMH campus, but…

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  2. Show vendor name first in dropdown list instead of vendor code

    On the page of invoice details, in the vendor dropdown list, the vendor code is displayed which is quite uncomfortable as you have to remember the codes. We would like to see the vendor's name instead. Currently if you want to see the name, you have to open the menu.

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  3. Enable configuration of page flipping direction in Internet BookReader viewer in Alma

    As it is now, in Internet BookReader viewer the only way to flip pages is from Left-to-Right which is not compatible with books written in RTL languages (e.g. for Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic and Chinese).
    An option to configure Right-to-Left page progression, is needed in these cases.

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  4. Allow multiple Z39.50 to be setup in Alma

    Right we use the only Z39.50 setup for Interlibrary Loan's ILLiad. One of our librarians would like to connect a new Z30.50 to search through Endnote to run systematic reviews. We had previously wanted to use another Z39.50 setup to input a more comprehensive search in Search Resources in Alma. If we can get multiple Z30.50s setup in Alma it would help us connect various sources to Alma and make it more robust.

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  5. "in process items"

    On the 'In Process Items' screen, the default search currently is Title. Many library staff members search via barcode and others via Title. It would mean one less click if the default search can be either changed to All or that whichever search index the staff select that it becomes sticky so that they don't have to reselect.

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  6. Show count of items scanned in when using the cloud app of Bulk Scan-In

    When I use the cloud app of Bulk Scan-In, I would like to see how many items get scanned in.

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  7. Add parameter to keep bib records with digital contents while deleting inventory to Withdraw physical items job

    Currently the Withdraw physical items job does not check for the presence of digital contents (or inventory), and there is not an option to delete the item and holdings records, while keeping the bib records with digital representations attached to. Please consider. Thank you!

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  8. Make Approved Purchase Requests Editable

    It would be very helpful if it was possible to edit Purchase Requests which have been approved. Our purchase requests default to 'electronic' material type, but if the electronic version of the requested item is unavailable and we need to order print copies instead, and the staff dealing with the request forget to change the material type before clicking on 'Approve and order', this means an order is created with the wrong material type and there is no way to fix this retrospectively. It would save us a lot of rework if it was possible to change the material type…

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  9. Receiving Note - Ability to see when the note was last modified and by who

    It would be great if there was a way to see which operator added Receiving Note and when the note was added. We are trying to go through and update receiving notes, and are coming across some that we would like to get answers for. However, we aren't sure who placed the note in the first place and it could have been years ago.
    Being able to see who modified the receiving note last and when it was created would allow us to follow-up with the appropriate people or realize they no longer work with us, and move forward on…

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  10. Make it possible to activate a portfolio without making the the whole collection active

    I often find portfolios in other collections that I do not have active. I activate it and then move it to our active collection. The collection it was moved from then is in our alma without active portfolios.

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  11. agree to copyright terms

    Make the agree to copyright terms tick box mandatory when placing a manual resource sharing request.

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  12. Letter for purchase requests initially approved and finally canceled

    Sometimes it happens that a user's purchase request is initially approved by the acquisitions staff and sent to the vendor, but sometimes it ends up being canceled for some reason.

    Prior to this cancellation, when this request is sent to the provider, the POL generated in Alma remains in "sent" status. Prior to this cancellation, when this request is sent to the provider, the POL generated in Alma remains in "sent" status. Then it will be manually canceled.
    We request the creation of a letter in which the user is informed of this circumstance. Together with this, we request that…

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  13. Borrowing requests: comment (from Primo) should not be transferred to request note field but to the Note field

    The content of the comment (from Primo) was transferred to the "Request Note" field (=Request Attributes).
    We didn't want that to happen.
    The content should go into the "Note" field (=Resource Information).

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  14. Lending requests - requests shipped as physical non-returnable should automatically get status Request Completed

    Now when there is an lending request in Alma and we choose the option "Ship non-returnable" then such request gets a status "Shipped physically". We suggest that such request should automatically get status "Request Completed" because it was shipped and such request is completed according to our workflow.

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  15. Identification of Reply vs Response in Communication tab of POL

    It would be useful to be able to easily identify a Reply vs a Response when looking at all of the 'Answers' associated with a Communication in a POL. Perhaps an arrow could indicate which direction the communication occurred ? e.g. an arrow pointing to the left ('out') if it is a Reply from us to the vendor, or an arrow pointing to the right ('in') if it is a Response from the vendor. See attached for screenshots.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Use non-LC call numbers for journal categories

    This affects Primo/PrimoVE; but the job is in Alma.

    The new feature (as of Nov 2019) to browse a list of journals by category depends on the 050$a. This should be expanded to use the 055$a, 060$a, 070$a, 080$a, 082$a, 083$a, 084$a, 085$a, and 086$a. Additionally, libraries should be able to pick which of the subfields to use.

    This is an example of the lack of support for non-LC libraries.

    ** This idea cross-posted as Primo idea. **

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  19. Activation Status to show on additional POLs

    When the need arises to do an additional POL on an electronic title, we would like to see the activation status on the additional POL. An example: Ordering a second copy of an ebook

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  20. 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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