Alma Product Working Group news

First Enhancement vote

The Alma PWG just completed its first ever enhancement vote. The enhancement process was led by Ann Miller, University of Oregon, US. Over 500 proposals (of more than 600) were advanced for the first round of voting.
Many thanks to all of the individuals who served on the enhancement groups chaired by:

  • Ann Kutulus, Tarrant County College
  • Scott Carlisle, Northeastern University
  • Dave Allen, State Library of Queensland
  • Sion Romaine, University of Washington
  • Jenny Quilliam, University of South Australia
  • Chris Jones, University of Sheffield
  • Thomas McNulty, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Ebe Kartus, Australian Catholic University
  • Helen Loosli, UNILINC, Australia

The following enhancements were forwarded to Ex Libris for development

  • Analytics: extend maximum number of rows that can be exported from Analytics to Excel
  • Fulfillment: Batch overdue notices (single notification for more than one item)
  • Analytics: add physical item information to funds expenditure subject area & fund information
  • Resource Management: Ability to Search All MARC fields and subfields
  • General: Ability to export more than 5,000 rows to Excel
  • Fulfillment: Enhanced handling for checkout of items with queued requests

The PWG continues to work on several fronts with Ex Libris on the Community Zone, usability, and new communication possibilities.

Betsy Friesen, Alma Product Working Group Coordinator