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  1. Field for academic year in user profile

    It would be good if there were a field in the user's profile that states the user's academic year, e.g., YEAR 1, YEAR 2, YEAR 3, etc.

    114 votes
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  2. Browsing Dewey in MD Editor

    We noticed that in Metadata editor the browsing in the 676 - Dewey field isn't available: we would like add the feature to scroll the lists from other records, as happens for the 6xx fields (subjects) and 7xx (authors).

    114 votes
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  3. e-activation task list - set 'done' in Bulk

    Need to be able to choose multiple e-activation tasks and set them to 'Done'

    114 votes
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  4. Alma Metadata Editor needs a "delete portfolio" option.

    When am in the MD Editor, looking at a record for an e-resource, I can "View Inventory" to display the portfolios. From that half of the screen, I can view or edit the portfolios. Within that view or edit, I can click on the "Linking" tab and "Test access". If I find that the link has expired and the portfolio needs to be deleted, I want to be able to delete it at this point. But I have to return to the bib. record, release it, exit the editor, click back as many times as it takes to return to…

    114 votes
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    Accepted  ·  Dana Moshkovits responded

    Thank you for the idea, a delete action will be added for each portfolio presented in the MDEditor-> View Inventory

  5. Make Paying Fines/Fees-Waiving Fines/Fees a separate User Role in Alma and remove them from other roles

    The auditors at our institution require us to limit the number of staff members who have this ability. We had to ask Ex Libris to remove PAYFINESFEES PRIVILEGE and WAIVEFINESFEES_PRIVILEGE from a large number of roles, most of which didn't even relate to fulfillment responsibilities during our implementation.

    Our Student Assistants and Operators at the Circulation Desks should not have these privileges. But they did before we had them removed.

    Approving Manager and Operator, Producer Manager, User Manager, Editor Full, Assessing Manager and Operator, Arranging Operator and Manager are all roles that I don't understand, and…

    113 votes
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  6. Search possibilities as "Received X weeks ago" or "Available X weeks ago"

    Libraries sometimes wish to build logical sets from constantly changing data. For example, a logical set of items received in the last 30 days or a logical set of ebook portfolios activated in the last 15 days. The "Receiving date" (Physical items) and "Activation Date" (Electronic portfolios) search indexes only accept a specific date (selectable from a calendar) and only allow the operators "Equals", "Not Equals", "Before", "After", "Is Empty", and "Is Not Empty". It is therefore not possible to build 100% logical sets based on items received in the last 3 weeks and associate them with a collection for…

    113 votes
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  7. Add a linking job for mass linking of NZ records to IZ

    Currently the only way to use records from NZ in an IZ is to search them in the NZ and perform an action like "order" or "link" on every single record one by one. There are, however, situations where an IZ wants to use a bulk of records. For this purpose we need a possibility to link records in bulk and create inventory for the linked records.

    We imagine a linking job that takes as an input a logical or itemized set of records saved from a search in the NZ. The linking job can create physical and electronic (and…

    112 votes
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  8. Please add restrict request function for fulfillment network requests in Primo VE between institutions.

    We are a library consortium facilitating interlibrary loans through a fulfillment network with Network Zone, rather than AFN.

    It allows patrons to find items from other institutions directly and request them. Our goal is for patrons of Institution A to use Institution A's Primo VE to request books from Institution B.

    If Institution A has the book available for borrowing, requesting the book from Library B will not be possible.

    Implementing the above feature in Alma to restrict requests in this manner would not only save shipping costs but also reduce waiting times for patrons.

    We previously submitted this requirement,…

    111 votes
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  9. Allow sorting of itemized set members similarly to logical set results.

    In Manage Sets, enable sorting the members of itemized record sets by title, creator, and publication date, similar to the criteria available for sorting results of logical sets. Currently our only option for sorting the members of an itemized set is by exporting to Excel and manipulating the resulting spreadsheet, which doesn't allow for clean sorting by the same criteria.

    111 votes
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  10. Ability to assign electronic activation tasks in the POL

    Electronic resources are automatically added to the Electronic Resource Activation Task List page upon ordering. The current workflow requires someone with the permission of Repository Manager to manually review the activation task list in the unassigned tab (which might have hundreds of portfolios and databases at any given time) to decide whom to assign a task.

    I propose a different model or workflow: Allow Acquisitions staff to assign a task while creating the purchase order line.

    109 votes
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  11. Make Alma able to deactivate the security of the RFID tags when lending items from other IZs

    In a network circulation context, Alma cannot currently disable the security of the RFID tag when lending the document from another institution zone (hold shel request on items of other IZs). We would like Alma to be able to deactivate the security of items of other IZs. Currently the deactivation must be done "manually" in a third party software.

    109 votes
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  12. "Report To Ex Libris" for CDI issues

    Currently it is only possible to report Collection and Portfolios issues via the "Report to Ex Libris" functionality of Alma.
    Colleagues from our e-resources department (who also manage most of the CDI settings) would be glad to use this reporting tool also for CDI issues: wrong URLs, incorrect "Full Text Rights in CDI", etc.

    Please, provide a CRM Cateogry "CDI" in the form and include some CDI data (like now Collection ID, Portfolio ID).
    This would make it much easier for us to report CDI problems, and support team would also benefit from standardized requests.

    109 votes
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  13. Add Storage Location ID to Export Physical Items job

    "Storage Location ID" will be added to Analytics in the January 2017 release but we also need to be able to get the Storage Location ID from the Export Physical Items job.

    108 votes
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  14. Resource sharing search

    Our Resource sharing staff at Sheffield Hallam University would like there to be an All category in the Find box, as there is under Find and Manage users. This would enable them to work more efficiently and would allow them to interrogate more than one index at once.

    See attached image for a comparison between the two find boxes.

    108 votes
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  15. Add checkboxes for the single positions at the invoice details in the invoice lines tab

    Add checkboxes for the single positions at the invoice details in the invoice lines tab.
    We create all of our invoices manually. Usually we don’t use the pro rata checkbox and four invoice lines for shipment, discount, overhead and insurance are created automatically.

    In most cases not all invoice lines are needed and we delete the redundant lines manually. Therefore it would be easier to have a checkbox for choosing these lines and to be able to delete all of them at once instead of choosing and confirming the deletion of each line separately.

    106 votes
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  16. Booking, transit and preview time

    We use the booking functionality in Alma for our Audio/Video-equipment. The equipment is administrated by our media production department, and is configured as a library in Alma.

    The AV-library is the only place on campus patrons can check out and return AV-items. Apart from that, the AV-library also supports delivery to a library at a different campus (Kjeller).

    • The transit time between the AV-library and Kjeller is set to 48 hours.
    • The preview time on the equipment booking is set to one hour.

    Use case:
    When scanning an item due for pick-up at Kjeller within the next 48…

    106 votes
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  17. Create Analytics field for self check loans and returns

    Currently to identify self check stats for loans and returns in Analytics you either need to do one of the following:

    1. Create separate Circulation Desks for self checks
    2. If the operator Primary Identifier field is "None" assume the loan or return was a self check one

    Neither of these workarounds work if you choose to delete Library staff records from Alma and not retain full statistics in Analytics or if the Circulation Desks are deleted (which can happen if a Library is closed)

    It would be preferable to have a separate field in Analytics that indicates whether a loan or…

    105 votes
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  18. Ability to store & track VPAT® documents

    As part of the procurement or licensing process, many libraries may request that a vendor provide a VPAT® (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) in order to indicate their compliance with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act. It would be desirable if functionality could be developed somewhere in Alma that would allow libraries to track & report whether/when a VPAT was requested and received, which VPAT version was used, and local notes related to accessibility testing.

    105 votes
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  19. Add a field for Library URL to the Library details that can be used in Letters.

    Hello,

    Most of libraries have a separate website with all relevant information for patrons. In Patron facing letters in Alma it would be useful to have a link to this library website.

    Currently, there is no dedicated field in library details configuration where such link could be stored and then passed to the letters.

    Please add a dedicated field for library website in library details configuration and feed this field to the Alma Letters.

    Best regards,
    Dominik

    104 votes
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  20. Refreshing linked account expiration dates

    As we understand it, there are only two ways for a linked account's expiration date to be refreshed/synchronized with the user's primary account in their home IZ:

    1. Requesting an item from the IZ with that linked account

    2. Staff at the lending institution go to Manage Patron Services, Find user in other institution, enter the user's identifier, and then find user

    We think that the Alma experience would be improved by triggering this refresh process by a renewal attempt, by having an ability to run and schedule a job that refreshes these expiration dates on a regular basis, or by some…

    103 votes
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