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  1. Add "Search within results" box on a set

    Hello,

    It would be very useful if we had a search box of "Search within results", on a set we created with indication rules.

    Thanks.

    53 votes
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    • Ability to create a set of holdings records in Alma

      Currently in Alma you can conduct a repository search to create a set of physical titles (bibliographic records) or physical items (item records). Although you can do an Advanced Search of certain data fields in holdings records, there is no functionality to create a set of holdings records.

      (You can create a set of titles or items and run the manual jobs: change physical items or change holdings information. Unfortunately, the set of physical titles include all holdings records linked to the bibliographic records (including holdings records you may not want to change). And you don't always have search criteria…

      144 votes
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      • Produce a Publishing Profile for BrowZine

        The idea is to create a specific publishing profile for sending data to BrowZine on a scheduled basis. The presently used data format (Google Scholar XML with Sources) could be better served as a CSV file for numerous reasons. Additionally, the Publishing Profile should be able to accommodate the scenario of a library's holdings being made up of a combination of NZ and IZ holdings.
        Please contact john@thirdiron.com for full technical guidelines for the best and most reliable data exporting configuration. Thank you!

        Note:
        Over time we have come to understand a number of limitations in the approach suggested here…

        91 votes
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        • Improve publishing to PubMed to give a single coverage statement for all portfolios active for the same title

          The Publish to PubMed publishing profile outputs an xml file giving details of ejournal coverage per title. Where we have multiple active portfolios for a title, the output contains a set of "or" queries with the coverage for each portfolio, and these often overlap or duplicate each other. NLM will no longer accept files with these duplications and overlapping coverage statements and instead require a single coverage statement for each ISSN in the file.

          Please add to the publishing profile the option to merge the various coverage statements to give a single start and end date per title that reflects…

          47 votes
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          • Make more sort fields available in Physical Item Sort Routines

            Functionality wanted:
            Make more sort fields available in the Physical Item Sort Routines, to include all enumeration and chronology fields, as well as receiving date and material type. Retain sort routine selection in all areas of Alma, including when receiving.

            Use case: Currently the limited options available in the Physical Item Sort Routines do not allow for serial items with no volume or number to be displayed in correct chronological order. Instead they sort alphabetically by month. Serial items published daily do not sort in correct chronological order, because the chronology field J is not an option in the Physical…

            98 votes
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            • New UI-Call Number as an option in the search customization

              In the old UI when conducting a search the call number would display in the search results. In the new UI each individual title now has to have the physical title clicked on to see the call number. It would be helpful to have a call number option under the customization options so that it would eliminate all of the unnecessary clicking when trying to view call numbers during a search.

              24 votes
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              • Need ability to search 79X fields

                We plan to implement use of the 790 field for local tracings (such as former owners) to be used for special collections materials, and have set up a separate search field in Primo. Now we see that we can't search that field at all in Alma, only Primo. Since Alma does index 59X fields as "local notes" and 69X fields as "local subjects" we propose that the 79X be indexed as well.

                27 votes
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                • Electronic collections - let notes tab show active for functional notes

                  When viewing electronic collection/service/portfolio records, the note tab does not show active - a blue triangle in new UX - when content has been added to the functional notes - authentication and/or public. I understand that currently the content indicator "turns on" when content is added via the "Add Note" feature but it would help workflow if staff did not have to click the notes field to discover if authentication or public notes had been added to either collection, service or portfolio editor. Let the notes tab show active whether the notes are functional or internal.

                  10 votes
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                  • temporarily unavailable

                    For electronic collections - under the Activation tab for Service temporarily unavailable:

                    Instead of selecting a date to turn the notice on, allow staff to select the date on which the notice will automatically expire, and then on that date, have Alma automatically set the temporarily unavailable button to off and blank out the reason/text box. Also, consider making that text appear in red.

                    Logistically, it makes more sense for the notice to automatically disappear, since there is no mechanism in Alma to remind the staff member that such a notice has been added to an electronic collection. So setting…

                    59 votes
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                    • Authority--Normalize periods in initialisms and acronyms by elimininating them, not replacing them with spaces

                      Currently large numbers of headings with initialisms and acronyms appear as "ambiguous" on the Authority Control Task List. When viewed in "edit" the headings appear both with and without periods. There is, in fact, no ambiguity because both forms of the heading appear on the same authority record. One form is in the 1xx field and the other is in the 4xx field. Examples are: PBS Distribution (Firm), NASA technical memorandum and JPS anthology of Jewish thought.

                      This is a problem because headings listed as "ambiguous" need to be manually edited to link to the authority record, one-by-one. There are…

                      12 votes
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                      • Add "Edit" button to item records from viewing, like holdings and bib records have.

                        When viewing bib and holding records, there is a link to edit mode that takes you into the metadata editor. If you are viewing an item record and realize that you would like to change it, you have to cancel, go back to the list of items, and then select edit from the action menu.
                        It would be handy to have an edit button on item record when viewing it, even though that isn't in the metadata editor.
                        It would be handy to have this feature in MANY other fields--there are lots of times when I click on something in…

                        5 votes
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                        • configure automatically library in portfolios accordingly to library set up at electronic collection level

                          At the moment, the Library input in an electronic collection is not pushed in the field Library in the relative portfolios.
                          We want the Library in portfolios the same as Library in electronic collection... automatically, without using the job Change electronic portfolio information > Set owner.

                          79 votes
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                          • Search bar

                            Allow for the most recent and/or the most used search facets to display within the simple search bar. Within the search facets options for All titles (Title) Requires someone to scroll at length down the page. This functionality is available in other parts of the new UI within Alma where the most recent used entries display first.

                            6 votes
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                            • Metadata clean up

                              It would be great to alter the material type of items whilst they item is still on loan, so that an item with a material type of "none" could become a book.

                              12 votes
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                              • Include authority cross-references in Browse Bib Headings

                                The very useful Browse Bib Headings tool includes only information from bib records. It would be extremely useful if it also included authority cross-references for controlled headings, similar to how the Primo browse works. This way, if a user tries to use the Browse Bib Headings and enters the non-preferred term, the cross-reference will let them know that they need to search on the preferred term.

                                62 votes
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                                • Add call # and ISBN search categories for "advanced search" in primo.

                                  Often students have been given a Call Number or just an ISBN for a book and Primo makes searching for these difficult. Additionally sometimes it is necesary to cross check a title with a call number. These categories should be accessible in the Advanced search area (and call # category could not be only accessible in the search browser).

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Share GES configurations from the NZ to the IZ

                                    Would like to set up GES configurations in the NZ and be able to share those configurations with the IZ. Example, ERIC, Amazon, Google Scholar, and ProQuest Dissertations.

                                    32 votes
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                                    • call number sort in "Generate accession number" drop down menu

                                      The call numbers are mandatory in all our items and holdings. Somes of call numbers are more used than other.
                                      For example the call number RIA is used oftentimes while the call number DSA is littled used. Though, currently, RIA are at the end of the menu wheras DSA is at the top.
                                      Authorizing sorted the call number would dramatically reduced search time in the long drop down menu (Tools > MARC Bibliographic > Generates accession number) and make easier the job of our librarians.

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                                      • Community Zone Updates Task List filter for "Local Information"

                                        When working in the Community Zone Updates Task List I would like to be able to filter by items that do/do not have Local Information (screenshot: https://www.screencast.com/t/rrCNY2U0CI). Having local information can determine if further action is needed (i.e. updating coverage information, removing local parameters, etc.).

                                        4 votes
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                                        • "Select All" checkbox for In Process Items

                                          When changing the status of In Process Items there is no “Select All” box at the head of the column, often there are multiple copies and we want to apply the same status change to all the items on the list.

                                          Instead of having to check the box next to each item in a list we would like to suggest that on this page (and other pages where applicable) that a “Select All” checkbox* be added.

                                          *as is the case on some lists such as “Patron Loans” and “List of Items”.

                                          3 votes
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