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    Next Release Sneak Preview (for June 2018)

    The features below are currently planned for the next release. However, some of these features may, for various reasons, not be included in this month's release, but rather in a future Alma release.


    • Claims for Continuous PO Lines – Claims will be triggered for every expected item and will include information about the last received item, or the expected items as per the prediction pattern if one has been defined.

    Resource Management

    • System Numbers as Match Points for the Portfolio Loader – It will be possible to include the ID in the input file, which will be used to match against the 035 field of the Community Zone bibliographic record.
    • Browsing Bibliographic Records – The user experience when browsing bibliographic records will be improved with new options such as view/edit options, navigation arrows, and search/sort options. 
    • idea_exchange.png Idea Exchange: Enhanced Authority Control Task List – The Authority Control Task List will be enhanced with new filtering options, such as by vocabulary, brief level, and linked inventory type.
    • Enhancement to Adding Authority Records – When adding authority records, users will be warned if the record being added appears to already exist in the system. 
    • idea_exchange.png Idea Exchange: Selecting Multiple Fields in the MD Editor – The MD Editor will enable selecting multiple fields for the purpose of deleting them in one action.

    Digital Resource Management

    • Enhancements to the MD Editor – The MD Editor will be enhanced to allow adding representations and viewing inventory when working on Dublin Core records.


    • idea_exchange.png Idea Exchange: Export to Bursar Workflow – The export to bursar workflow will be expanded to allow receiving payment indication from the bursar. The new option will also optionally allow paying the library for fees that have already been exported. 
    • NERS.png NERS Enhancement (Request ID #5109) Enhancement to the Primo Get It Tab – the Primo Get It tab will expose the anticipated place in the queue for a request before the request is submitted.

    Resource Sharing 

    • RequestItem Message for Resource Sharing – Libraries using version 1.0 of the NCIP protocol for the resource sharing broker system integration will be able to make use of the RequestItem message for automatically creating borrowing requests before the items are received at the library.

    Administration and Infrastructure

    • idea_exchange.png Idea Exchange: ‘Expand All’ in Search Results – A new option to ‘Expand All’ in the search results will expand both physical and electronic inventory simultaneously.
    • idea_exchange.png Idea Exchange: Enhancement to the Recent Search Option – The Recent Search option will be expanded to include additional search types in Alma.


    • Discovery APIs will be further enhanced to support fulfillment network scenarios. 
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