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  1. Publish Alma-D to Google Scholar

    By now it is not possible to publish Alma-D (Bib/Representation/File) to google scholar. There should be an option to publish Alma-D to google scholar at least on a set- or collection level.

    63 votes
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  2. Digital itemized sets

    Currently it is impossible to create an itemized set of digital titles/representations/files as the option of Rep ID header is not recognized by the system.

    52 votes
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  3. Issue with Embargoed Bibliographic Record Display in Primo

    Current situation:
    Despite configuring an embargo on a digital file, the bibliographic record continues to show up in Primo. In an effort to resolve the issue, we suppress the bib record, but even after the embargo has expired after two years, the record is not visible in Primo.

    Desired outcome:

    If an embargo is in place, it can affect whether the bibliographic record is suppressed or not. Alternatively, when the embargo period ends, the library may receive a notification to prompt staff to manually remove the suppressed status. The desired outcome is to ensure that the bibliographic record is either…

    39 votes
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  4. Reverse sort order option in ALMA for Digital Representation list displayed in Primo for a Bibliographic record

    If you attach several Digital Representations to one bibliographic record in ALMA, and each representation has one file attached, then all those Digital Representations (with their file) will be displayed in the U-Resolver display in Primo for the bibliographic record.
    In this scenario, there is currently no way in ALMA to alter the sort order of how the Digital Representations display in Primo. The default is alphabetical order, or numeric order. It would be useful to be able to choose reverse alphabetical or numeric order. This would allow a scenario where the year could be placed at the start of…

    30 votes
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  5. Restrict Access Policy for Digital representations by Geographical Location

    We would like to be able to restrict access to digital representations by geographical location. The specific use case we have at the moment is that we want to apply for an orphan works license for one of our collections but it would only cover us for the UK so need to be able to restrict access.

    30 votes
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  6. link licenses to digital representations

    make license linking for digital representations consistent with license linking for electronic resources

    27 votes
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  7. alma digital

    When our MARC metadata displays in the Alma Digital viewer, a semicolon is added in the format field where a space appears in our MARC record 300 field between subfields a and b.

    We have not encountered other fields where punctuation is added or changed between what we have entered into the Alma Metadata Editor and delivery, so we're not sure why this field has this problem.

    27 votes
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  8. Select All Representations in Digital Resource Editor

    Add a master checkbox to select all representations for a title within the Digital Resources Editor. This would really help with deleting representations when they need to be replaced or purged entirely.

    25 votes
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  9. Make Public Note of a Representation Translatable

    The public note of a representation is not translatable. This would be useful for following use cases:

    • The library wants to offer high-resolution digital reproductions of individual files from representations on demand.
    • The library wants to comment on the quality of files from a representations (eg. not OCRed).
    • The library wants to inform, that the digital files does not contain complete content, etc.

    By now following components in relation with digital content are translatable :

    • Collection name and description
    • Copyright declarations
    • The denied note in the access right policy

    It would offer a more streamline experience to discover digital content,…

    25 votes
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  10. Enable withdrawing digital representations job based on rep ID and/or file ID

    We have been using Alma Digital for our e-reserve for a couple of years now, and have a need to withdraw representations that are no longer required for courses.

    Since we have different chapters or extracts attched to the same digital title, we need to be able to target via a representation ID or a file ID. Being able to use a set of Digital Files for the job would make this possible.

    Without that the job "Withdraw Digital Representations" would remove all of the reps attached to that title.

    None of the other available parameters help us identify specific…

    22 votes
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  11. Allow externally hosted IIIF manifests to be added to Alma records for display in Primo Universal Viewer

    Hi there - can you allow externally hosted International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) manifests to be added to Alma records for display in Primo Universal Viewer?

    The documentation indicates you can use IIIF with Alma - https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/integrations/digital/almadigital/access/ - but, in fact, Ex Libris has clarified with our institution that IIIF only works if you use internal, Alma-D manifests. Ex Libris has said: "We looked into this and got some clarification on how IIIF manifests work in Alma. There is no option to ‘enter IIIF manifests into Alma’. Instead, Alma generates its own IIIF manifests, on the fly, from Alma bibs…

    21 votes
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  12. Display record format in search results and browse pages

    We catalogue Alma-D material in both MARC and DC formats.
    We would like an easy way to determine which format a record is in when viewing it from either an Alma results page or browsing through a collection.

    This could be done with the addition of the record format field to the brief record display.

    19 votes
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  13. Add ability to see which patron is currently viewing a digital book- A functionality for CDL

    As a reference librarian, I would like to 1) see which patron is currently viewing a digital book on the Waiting List tab within the digital representation and 2) have the ability to manage that patron’s session.

    Presently, I have the ability to see who is next in line on the patron waitlist, but I can't tell who has the book out now.

    From the patron standpoint, they might simply X out of Primo VE, thinking they have finished the book, but it is still out in their name.

    This becomes problematic for me as the book is in limbo,…

    17 votes
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  14. Be able to re-use Access rules

    This is specifically for Alma Digital.
    Currently, when creating an Access Rights Policy, you have to create the appropriate Access Rule. Often, we are replicating the same Access Rule across multiple policies. These should be able to be re-used instead of having to be re-created over and over again.

    13 votes
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  15. Enable provenance ID field in batch ingest for digital representations

    In the November 2019 release new fields (Provenance ID and File provenance ID) were added for digital representations and files.

    These fields are not supported in the batch ingest processes.

    It should be possible for institutions to specify these fields in whichever batch ingest methods they use. eg. Upload CSV or Excel should have corresponding columns. For xml uploads the inventory information tab in the import profile should allow the user to specify where these IDS are to be extracted from.

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/040Resource_Management/050Inventory/030Managing_Digital_Resources

    12 votes
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  16. API call to download digital files to run corpus analysis or crawl

    API call to download digital files to run corpus analysis or crawl

    We would like to download the Alma digital files using an API to conduct corpus analysis of our content. At present the available URLs pointing to the PDFs are pointing to the landing pages of the PDFs. It is not possible to extract the PDF from these pages as they load everything with Javascript in a browser.

    Furthermore, it is not possible to automate the use of the job available to download digital files to meet our requirements.

    There is no API available to construct URLs to get…

    11 votes
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  17. Extend Title: Open Access search field to include Dublin Core records

    At present when using advanced search the Title: Open Access field only retrieves MARC records. We need it to retrieve Dublin Core records as well.

    The documentation (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/010Getting_Started/050Alma_User_Interface_%E2%80%93_General_Information/Searching_in_Alma) states that it looks for this in the MARC record: 506 0_ $f Unrestricted online access $2 star

    It should also look for "dcterms:accessRights Unrestricted online access" in Dublin Core records and any other appropriate DC fields that might contain that text.

    This would make it much easier for us to define sets suitable for contributing to other databases via OAI-PMH.

    Since we are now using the new boilerplate digital…

    11 votes
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  18. Patron Deposit Forms: full control over the normalization rules on all Marc21 fields

    When using NRs on Patron Deposit Forms, it is not possible to apply these rules on fixed fields. On the other hand, some rules are running in the background and set indicators or add new fields upon existence of some subfields (eg. 245 $c) that cannot be turned off.

    • Allow normalization rules for the point of import for all fixed fields (that would add the 006, 008, LDR and so on)
    • Remove all out of the box normalization rules for all fields (e.g. field 245 sets the indicators 1 | 0 and creates a 100 field with the indicators 1…
    11 votes
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  19. Make Digital representation metadata indexed for searching in Primo

    During our current implementation of Alma Digital, we have noticed that the representation metadata is not indexed for searching in Primo. We would like this to be possible so that users are able to search using details from the representation details such as chapter title.

    Product management responded hat - The model of partial / special representations (such as chapters, issues, audio tracks etc) is designed for a multi-part entity, adding representation-level details, such as chapter numbers. However – these additional details aren’t catalogued in Primo but mainly designed to allow filtering or sorting of representations in the viewIt service.

    10 votes
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  20. Customize Alma Digital viewer login menu with Mashup CSS file

    Use Alma's Mashup CSS file (or other CSS file) to customize the Alma login menu used by Alma Digital Viewer.
    As for today, this is not available and appeared as inconsistent (colors, font, size, accessibility...etc), with other pages inside
    Alma. There is no way to provide any additional help information for the user on the login screen other than just the labels,
    and the use of the labels are limited by the OTB CSS configuration.

    10 votes
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