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    Introducing: Alma Announcements

    October 2021

    The Alma Announcements feature keeps you updated on important Alma issues communicated by Ex Libris, starting in the October 2021 release.


    Requester Note Displayed in Purchase Requests List

    October 2021

    In the Purchase Requests list, the requester note is now displayed on each request, for the attention of staff managing the request.


    Send Emails to Multiple Recipients via CC Email Accounts

    October 2021

    You can add CC email addresses to an Alma user, in addition to their regular email, so that when Alma sends that user a message, the additional addresses will be copied as well.


    Patron Waitlist for Controlled Digital Lending

    August 2021

    You can configure a waitlist for patrons to access a digital resource when the limit on concurrent users is reached, allowing controlled digital lending flows. In this demonstration, we'll show what the waitlist looks like in Primo, and then how to configure it in Alma.


    Harvest SUSHI Data from a Specific Time Frame

    August 2021

    You can specify to harvest SUSHI data from a specific time frame, for COUNTER Release 5 accounts.


    Physical Item Search – "Libraries" Facet Sorted by Relevance

    August 2021

    When viewing the search results for a Physical Item, the libraries in the Library facet can be listed by relevance; starting with your current physical location, followed by the libraries for which you have physical inventory managing privileges, and then the rest of the libraries sorted alphabetically. Your institution's administrator can enable this feature.


    Configuring Genders in Alma

    July 2021

    Your institution can configure the values in the list of user genders in Alma to conform with your local legislation. This can help your staff respectfully address library patrons using their preferred pronouns.


    Download Files of a Digital Set

    July 2021

    You can download the digital files of a Digital Set into a zip file.


    Automatic Generation of Call Number Prefix and Suffix

    July 2021

    Call Number Generation in Alma sees two enhancements in the July Release. When editing an item or holdings record, you can enter a call number prefix on the fly that will be used for this item, and stored for future use. Additionally, you can concatenate a suffix to the call number. These features are disabled by default. Please contact Ex Libris staff if you'd like to activate them.

    Two New PO Line Types for Digital Inventory

    June 2021

    Alma now supports two new PO Line Types: One Time Digital Orders and Continuous Digital Orders. PO Lines of these types must be associated with a Digital Representation as inventory. The new digital PO Line Types can be enabled by your Alma Administrator.


    Assigning DARA Recommendations

    June 2021

    You can assign a DARA Recommendation to a specific user. This is useful for efficiently dividing up the tasks between your staff, and displaying only the relevant recommendations to each user. Furthermore, Administrators can configure all recommendations of a given type to be assigned to a specific user.


    All Users Allowed to Manage Their Own Sets

    June 2021

    Starting in the Alma June 2021 release, all users can create and manage Sets. Sets are useful for cataloging records in batch and running automated processes on many Alma entities at once.

    Requester Note Appears Upon Scanning In an Item

    May 2021

    When scanning in an item in the Scan-In page, if there is a requester note on the item, a message will appear with the note, thus ensuring you won't miss it.


    Additional Reporting Codes in PO Lines

    May 2021

    Two new reporting codes have been added to Purchase Order Lines; the Fourth and Fifth reporting codes. This is useful for institutions requiring additional reporting codes on top of the three existing ones.


    Waive All the Fines and Fees of a Patron

    May 2021

    You can now waive all the fines and fees of a patron in a single action, from the Fines and Fees tab of the User Details page.



    Enhancements to Letters Configuration Table

    March 2021

    The Letters Configuration code table was enhanced to help you find the desired letter quicker.


    Edit Records from Authority Control Task List in Metadata Editor

    March 2021

    Now when you review tasks in the Authority Control Task List, you can edit the relevant record, or set of records, directly in the Metadata Editor.


    Add New Holdings from the Add Inventory Menu

    March 2021

    You can now add holdings to a title open in the Metadata Editor via the Add Inventory menu.


    Compose a Trial Survey in a Selected Language

    March 2021

    Survey composers for Trials can now create and send the survey form in a dedicated language, other than English.


    Support for Campus Name Translation

    March 2021

    You can now define your campus names to appear in the user's selected display language in Alma and Primo VE. This is very useful for multilingual Primo VE sites.


    View Invoice when Editing a PO Line

    February 2021

    When editing a PO Line, you can now view an invoice by clicking on the Invoice Number for a given Invoice Line in the Invoice Lines tab.


    Additional Fields for Inventory Import

    February 2021

    Starting in the Alma February 2021 release, there are additional fields related to inventory which can be populated during inventory import, including the item Copy ID.


    Manage Record Templates

    January 2021

    Manage your Record Templates in Alma's New Metadata Editor; where you can create, edit, and share your templates!


    Assign Record to a Cataloger in Another Institution of the Network

    January 2021

    Members in an Alma Network can now assign network-shared records to catalogers from fellow institutions in the network, via the New Alma Metadata Editor.


    Turn Off the Option to Override Return Date at a Circulation Desk

    January 2021

    You can configure a circulation desk to not display the option to override the return date and time of a loan in the Return Items page.


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