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  1. function "back"

    Metadata Editor: We miss the simple function of being able to undo the last steps when cataloging or editing records. In Aleph there was the function
    CTRL + Z. This would be extremely helpful. The ability to restore an earlier version is not suitable for this.

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  2. Limit overdues notices to a particular user group

    We want to send out overdues notices to some user groups but not others. It would be useful if we could limit the letters or notices to be send only to selected user groups.

    At the moment if overdues notices are switched on, all user groups receive the overdues notices. Ideally, User group A receives an overdues notice but User group B does not.

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  3. Publishing profiles should be able to produce valid MARCXML

    The ability to produce valid MARCXML exports from publishing profiles, with the namespace included, would be useful.

    Currently the "MARCXML" option produces a file that is not valid MARCXML. It doesn't include a namespace.

    The rationale given by ExL Support for not including a namespace was that it would be possible for the user to use norm rules to change the data on export, in which case the data might not be valid, so they didn't want to include a namespace. In some cases it may be necessary for libraries to produce data exports that are not valid, but even…

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  4. Overhaul Print Periodical Receiving.

    We’re receiving fewer print periodicals than ever and yet the process for receiving and claiming print periodicals is more cumbersome and time-consuming than ever. Alma automatically generates a number of expected issues based on frequency with expected receipt dates even though this doesn’t reflect the reality of print periodical receiving where the receipt date may vary and issues are sometimes combined, which requires extra adjustments. If a subscription stops for some reason after expected issues have already been generated it’s necessary to remove the expected issues. Or, in the case of a publication delay, the dates for all expected issues…

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  5. Hide library from 'pickup location' options for temporary location move requests

    We had an issue where a staff member had chosen an incorrect library for the pickup location for move requests (when putting items on Course Reserves). The library they chose was our Resource Sharing Library (which we don't use at all and so is irrelevant to us in every way). I submitted a case to Support asking if we could somehow hide this library from view in the pickup location options in Alma, but was told that this wasn't possible.

    I was advised to create an idea here relating to this problem, so here I am!

    It would be great…

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  6. Index local in Advanced search

    We have a local index with a closed list of values and we would like to present only this list of values to users doing an advanced search.

    An example with the local index "Original language" based on the 905 field. This field contains three possible values: Yes, No, Bilingual.

    We would like for an advanced search, when the user chooses the Original Language index, to present the closed list that shows three possible values: Yes No Bilingual

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  7. Mejorar realizar cambios globales en ejemplares físicos

    Permitir realizar cambios globales sobre los campos de signatura de ejemplares físicos, para modificar una parte de la signatura sin cambiar el resto. Por ejemplo:

    EPP3500(075)/ALV cambiar a PLP3500(075)/ALV

    EPP3300/WES cambiar a PLP3300/WES

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  8. SUSHI Account filter and a new filter under the Usage Data tab of the Vendor Details page

    Can the SUSHI Account filter under the Usage Data tab of the Vendor Details page list only the SUSHI Accounts that have been used to harvest usage that particular vendor?

    Also, I think it would be great if we could filter the usage reports under the Usage Data tab of the Vendor Details page by COUNTER release version (4 vs 5).

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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. 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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  15. 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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  16. Post collection ID in the CKB update.

    In the CKB update, sometimes we found statements like collection ABC is replaced by collection ABC, or with a similar name. Since some CZ collections share the same name or similar name with one another, please add collection ID next to the collections/Databases that are to be removed in the coming weeks. Collection ID is an identifier that would help people to identify the exact collection.

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  17. Add Statistics note 1-3 to portfolio Note tab

    The portfolio currently doesn't have enough note fields, especially for Statistics and one has to be very creative, combining reports, in order to retrieve something of value to report on.

    We make extensive use of our Statistics note 1-3 fields in the Statistics Notes section of the item record's Notes tab and use Analytics to harvest the data entered in each of these note fields for various reports required for operational and management purposes. In the same way, the portfolio record's Notes tab can benefit from a Statistics Notes section with Statistics Note 1-3 fields. These notes must be harvestable…

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  18. allow a simple method for transferring loans from one patron account to another

    Currently in Alma there is no simple way to transfer loans from one user account to another, and yet this may be a regular requirements if customer transfer from one course to another, Undergraduate to Postgraduate etc. It would be very helpful to staff if a single function existed to allow the transfer of loans from one account to another which could be selected.

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  19. Alma Digital Viewer - Enable/Disable "New Alma Viewer" for representations

    Right now, you can only set rules for when a certain viewer (i.e. Alma Viewer and Universal Viewer) is displayed/not displayed. Specifically in our case, we have unchecked the "Use New Viewer" feature make things cleaner in our interface. However, overtime, another department may begin to use Alma Digital and may want to turn that feature back on (which is better suited for their resources).
    For instance, if we begin to upload image files or digitized newspaper clippings, the New Viewer would work great -- but for other general content, it's not always the best option.

    It would be great…

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  20. Configure the User Services page to include statistical information

    On the User Services page, when we are looking at a user's data, we can see the Notes and some other basic data. It would be interesting to be able to choose which of the user data we want to see here. Specifically, we are interested in including statistical data.

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