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    Configuring Request Forms


    Alma allows users to fill out various request forms so that they can provide additional information when requesting an item with the Full Display or Services page. The following table lists the mapping tables that allow you to customize the various request forms:
    Request Configuration Mapping Tables
    Link in Alma Request Form
    Digitization Request Digitization Optional Parameters (see Configuring a Request Form) – This mapping table defines the optional fields that appear in digitization requests.
    Hold and Booking Request Request (Hold and Booking) Optional Parameters (see Configuring a Request Form) – This mapping table defines the optional fields that appear in hold and booking requests.
    Purchase Request Purchase Request Optional Parameters (see Configuring a Request Form) – This mapping table defines the optional fields that appear in digitization requests.
    Resource Sharing Request
    Resource Sharing Form Customization (see Configuring the Resource Sharing Request Form) – This page contains the following sections, which allow you to configure various aspects of the Resource Sharing Request form:
    • Resource sharing request fields – This section configures the general fields, which apply to book and article requests. This section allows you to specify the order of fields, show/hide fields, and indicate which fields users must populate.
    • Book request – This section configures the fields associated with book requests. This section allows you to specify the order of fields, show/hide fields, and indicate which fields users must populate.
    • Article request – This section configures the fields associated with article requests. This section allows you to specify the order of fields, show/hide fields, and indicate which fields users must populate.
    • Delivery fields – This section configures the fields associated with the delivery of the book or article. This section allows you to specify the order of fields, show/hide fields, and indicate which fields users must populate. In addition, some of the fields allow you to specify a default, which may be useful when hiding a field.
      The Copyrights field enables the Copyrights dialog box that appears after a user submits a resource sharing request. The following mapping codes are associated with the labels in the Copyrights dialog box: AlmaResourceSharing.copyright.title, AlmaResourceSharing.copyright.message, AlmaResourceSharing.cancel, and AlmaResource.agree.
    The Resource Sharing Labels code table (see Modifying Labels on Request Forms) allows you to modify the labels that display on the Resource Sharing Request form and the Copyrights dialog box.
    For requests other than resource sharing requests, you can decide which fields to display to the end users and also provide a default value for each field.
    To configure a request form other than the Resource Sharing Request form:
    1. On the Discovery Configuration menu (Configuration Menu > Discovery), click the associated link under Request Configuration to configure a form: Digitization Requests, Hold and Booking Request, or Purchase Request.
    2. Click Customize to allow the form to be customized. You only need to do this the first time.
    3. In the Display to Public column, select Yes (viewable to users) or No (not viewable to users) for each field.
    4. In the Default column, specify a default value for the field if necessary. An empty field indicates that there is no default value for the field.
    5. Click Save to save your changes to the mapping table.
    For resource sharing requests, you can decide which fields to display to the end users, indicate whether a field is required, and also provide a default value for some fields.
    To configure the Resource Sharing Request form:
    1. On the Discovery Configuration menu (Configuration Menu > Discovery), click Resource Sharing Request under Request Configuration to edit the Resource Sharing Request Form.
    2. Click Customize to allow the form to be customized. You only need to do this the first time.
    3. Select the Mandatory check box if the user must specify this field in the form.
    4. Select the Visible check box if you want this field to appear on the form.
    5. In the Default column, specify a default value for the field if necessary. An empty field indicates that there is no default value for the field.
    6. Click Save to save your changes to the mapping table.
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