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  1. Bulk receiving via CSV/Excel

    Receiving a list of items via a bulk excel spreadsheet or CSV file. This would allow users to avoid mistakes when receiving a large inventory one at a time. For example, when adding an item to a holding record, if all items are issues but the default option is book, there may be human error and they forget to change it to issue. if it was an excel spreadsheet, they could simply fill the cells and copy them for the entire column to insure it would all be issues. Needed columns for magazine receiving at minimum should be month, year,…

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  2. Portfolio fields for streaming video to indicate season or episode/ or public note visible in portfolio list in Alma

    When creating a new portfolio for a streaming video, there is no field where we can enter the information concerning the season and the episodes. We enter this information in the Public notes zone, so it is visible in Primo VE but it is difficult to see it in Alma. Is there a posibility to add a field for this information, r to make the notes field visible in alma? We would like to see this information in the portfolio list See images
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    Iulia

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  3. Show barcode field of requests in Manage Patron Services

    Please add the ability to see the barcode of a requested item (where available) on the Requests tab of the Manage Patron Services screen. It is possible to see barcodes on the Monitor Requests & Item Processes screen but not this one.

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  4. Sticky temp location in item record

    We are running into a persistent problem, wherein our circulation staff will remove an item from a temporary location, however, while the radial button in the item record does switch from Yes to No the temporary location field sticks and doesn't re-set to blank. This is an issue with reporting. We are able to fix it by running a job but when circulation staff restore an item with a temp location, the temporary location field in the item record should also adjust to it's original status of blank instead of having the temporary location stick.

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  5. The 'Open Day' option in Grace Period

    It has been more than 4 years in planning since July 2019. I hope this planned item will appear in the schedule of new release of ALMA in 2024.

    Grace Period only for open days
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/32157484-grace-period-only-for-open-days

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  6. Troubleshooting/business intelligence: Make authentication method field useful (searchable in Alma, reportable in Analytics, customizable)

    We need business intelligence about the big picture of which authentication method we use for each eresource.

    There is an "Implemented Authorization Method" field in the vendor interface record but this data is only available by drilling down into the vendor record, and to those users with appropriate permissions. It's essentially invisible; there is no way to expose this data: it's not a searchable field in Alma, it's not a queryable field in Analytics, and it's not available through the APIs. The values are also not customizable but do not encompass the real life categories we need.

    why?
    1) troubleshooting:…

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  7. Utilize dual due date either "End of Term" or "Fixed Time period" :which ever is less.

    Universities frequently want all materials returned at the "end of term". But they also wish to allow fixed loans (21 days for example).

    We need the Fulfillment to allow both EOT and Fix whichever is less. That way when EOT comes into play loans with automatically switch to EOT due dates.

    Solution: We need to be able to have two DueDates on a TOU and set the rule to apply the least days of the two policies. OR on the DueDate policy, add fixed data AND “End of Term”.

    WorkAround: Set reminder on specific date to switch the TOU from…

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  8. Send an email to specific library staff member once an Invoice or Purchase Order is paid for

    I would like a function that you could alert a library staff member once an invoice or purchase order is paid for. Sometimes, library staff need to know that an order has been paid for so they can turn on access or know how much is left to spend on a fund. It would be a neat functionality that a letter can be generated from Alma directly to a library staff member once the PO has been paid.

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  9. Add PsycTherapy collection for Ebsco

    There is no working collection for PsycTherapy for Ebsco. Using the proquest collection does not solve direct linking and requiers constant updates off the linking to work

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  10. Save Facet Settings

    There are facet settings/searches we tend to run more than others. It would be really excellent and save a lot of duplicated work if it was possible to save certain facet configurations or bookmark the search so we could quickly access it again later. Would be even better if those searches could be shared among our staff, like how public sets are.

    An example would be having a saved Request/Process type facet filter so we could quickly see what items were needing to be shipped physically, but there are any number of facet searches that it would be fantastic to…

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  11. Show folder and column details in filters in alma analytics where multiple columns have identical names.

    When creating a repost in Alma there are certain subject areas (e.g Physical Items) where a column name is identical across multiple folders.
    For example:
    Material Type (Physical Item Details)
    Material Type (Bibliographic Details)
    Material Type (PO Line)

    when viewed in "Create" view in Alma you can see the folder headings above the column headings and there identify which is which.
    However when used as filters, only the column heading is displayed - therefore it is impossible to identify which is which without clicking into each filter and looking for Column Formula to see which folder it comes from.

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  12. crypto token development company

    Coin Development Company is a leading crypto token development company that specializes in custom crypto token development, smart contract solutions, blockchain consulting, and security audits. With a proven track record, innovative solutions, a client-centric approach, and strict security standards, they ensure your project is in safe hands, empowering your vision in the blockchain and cryptocurrencies world.
    https://www.coindevelopmentcompany.com/

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Add "Reading List description" field to Course Reserves and Leganto Instructor Usage/Leganto Student Usage Subject Areas

    It would make sense to add the Reading List Description field to Analytics as it is information which is available but missing from the Course Reserves Subject Area, and the Leganto Subject Areas which contain Reading list information. Without this information you cannot really reproduce a list from its constituent data.
    NB this is really a Leganto issue as much as anything, but the impact is felt in Analytics.

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  20. 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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