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  1. Improve Display Logic in Alma Uresolver to show all variant coverage statements in a collapsed menu

    Ideally, Alma should be able to display ALL unique variant coverage statements when showing a collapsed menu.

    If a library uses the Display Logic rules to for example show Proquest as an option only once in a services menu, this works very well where a journal may be in 12 Proquest databases with the same coverage.

    However, when the coverage varies significantly between these databases, Alma uresolver will still just show one of the coverage statements and a user will only see a subset of holdings and believe this is all the library has. (eg Nursing standard in Proquest is…

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    • Physical Holdings should be considered in determining Primo Availabilty.

      At this time, Alma physical holdings are NOT considered in determining article coverage in Primo search results. The system should be smart enough to recognize physical holding date/coverage. ExLibris should create a look-up tool that will check our physical holdings and offer Get It details so patrons will see that articles are available in print journals that are owned by the library.

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      • Make Alma resolver better at locating books and book chapters without ISBN

        Alma resolver incorrectly matches to other books with the same title if the open URL does not contain an ISBN.

        Alma is not fit for purpose as an open url resolver for Books when an ISBN is not available.

        Other resolvers such as SFX and 360 link use all the information in the openurl eg author and publisher and date. Alma resolver only uses the Book title which causes numerous false matches.

        See example in attached file

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        • Show Service temporarily unavailable message even if Direct linking is enabled

          The Service temporarily unavailable message is only visible if direct linking is not enabled.

          It would be useful if activating the message, would automatically disable Direct linking for that particular service

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          • Eliminate display limit of 25 portfolios in Primo

            Eliminate the display limit of 25 portfolios in Primo, or at least look at all of them so the ones we have set to so you can apply the Online Services Order. Allow libraries to set their own limit, should they choose to do so, and allow them to set the portfolio order for individual journal titles when they would like to deviate from the default display.

            Look at for example the title: Foreign affairs. There 35 portfolios for it. You block JSTOR from even displaying, even though we have it listed as 4th in our Online Services Order.

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            • Show item title in browser tab name (title) for uresolver landing page

              At present if users follow a link from one of our website or our VLE to an item with more than one content provider or a Public Note it takes them to an Alma landing page for the uresolver, which opens in a new window or tab.
              The <title> of the Alma uresolver tab or window shows as 'Home'. If the user has several tabs open the word 'Home' is not likely to help them identify the one that contains the links to the item they were trying to access. It would be much more helpful if the browser tab…

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