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Alma March 2017 Release Notes

This Alma release provides numerous new features and enhancements. Some of these enhancements are a result of Idea Exchange or NERS initiatives.
PDF.png Download a PDF of the Release Notes - Note that the PDF includes the online help pages that describe the core functionality of the new features.

Make the Most of This Release

Action Items
Authority Headings Display Options – If you find that the information displayed for the F3 lookup of an authority heading is not sufficient to clearly determine the correct heading, you can now customize and enhance the heading display.
Changing Location for a Reading Room Loan – Reading room loans often require management processes that are different than those of regular loans, such as processes for managing courtesy letters and overdue loans. If you having been looking for easy ways to implement reading room processes, check out the new option to automatically change the location of items that are loaned at the reading room.
Automatic Print Slip Option on the Receiving Items Page – Resource sharing borrowers now have an easy way to print temporary barcodes and other borrowed item information at receive time. Configure your receive slip (or activate the out-of-the-box one), and start printing receive slips with no additional effort.
New Licenses Subject Area – As part of the March release the new Alma Analytics Licenses subject area includes a wide array of information pertaining to the license. The information contained here comes from the license header as well as the license terms. Retrieval can be performed not only on the names of the terms but also on the values, allowing for the institution to maintain a close appraisal of the status and contents of the various licenses.

What's New

The following sections present the new and changed features in this release of Alma.


Resource Management

Digital Resource Management


Resource Sharing

Collaborative Networks


Administration and Infrastructure


  • Running Student Information System (User) jobs using the Jobs API is now supported.
  • available_balance was added as a field to the GET Funds API.
  • An API was created to change a logical set to an itemized one.
  • The reading list's visibility and publishing status were added to the reading list API. These fields are relevant for Leganto customers.
  • idea_exchange.png Idea Exchange: Full text links can now be retrieved using an API. The links are included in the resolution_url field in the CTO API:

Known Issues

There are no known issues for the March 2017 release.

Next Release Sneak Preview

View a list of the features that are planned for the next Alma release.
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