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  1. Local Authorities for Network Zone linked records

    Alma provides the possibility of local authorities for cataloguing in an Institutional Zone and its local records. Unfortunately I cannot use those local authorities if I work in a Network Zone environment for records linked to the Network Zone.
    I would like to:
    a. define the local authority in the Institution Zone.
    b. Link to this local authority in a local field 6XX (= with $$9LOCAL) via F3 in MDE even if the bibliographic record is linked to the Network Zone.

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  2. Allow Course Loader integration to process files from users' local drives

    With the current bulk operations functionality for courses (course loader), an SFTP server is required for hosting files.

    The SFTP requirement is a hurdle for many libraries, as it requires additional infrastructure (SFTP host), as well as additional knowledge (FTP user tools) not always available on staff.

    We would like to see the ability to upload course loader files for import from a local drive, similarly to how other workflows in Alma also support local file processing (portfolio loader, etc).

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  3. Add Editions link-type facility to All Titles Persistent Search results

    When searching for a specific barcode using All Titles Persistent Search and the search result appears on screen, would it be possible for there to be a link next to the Edition statement (i.e. the 250 field contents) which links to the results for all editions of the title in question?

    In addition, would it be possible for that link to the results for all editions to appear in the search results when Physical Items Persistent Search is used instead, even though there is of course no Edition statement shown in such instances?

    There are many instances during the course…

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  4. Package level order info required in Repository Search > Other details

    It would be helpful if, when clicking on the Other details link on a particular Repository Search result title which shows no order information, it would indicate whether there was a related order at package level.

    If we want to know whether we are entitled to the access, it may look at first as if we aren't because there's no order attached. However, the order may be at package level.

    We are relaxed about the wording and place of that indication within the Other details balloon - maybe something like "Package Level Order" underneath "Requests/Work orders"?

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  5. Include prefixes in 035 repository search and creating set

    Currently, when we do a repository search on Other System Number (035) with an identifier including a prefix, e.g. (EBL)165125, Alma would ignore the prefix and only match the remaining part of the identifier. That would result in retrieving incorrect record, e.g. record with (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000165125 in 035.

    The same imprecise search also occurs when creating a set from a file with 035 field header. The prefixes are ignored and incorrect records are retrieved.

    We would like the repository search on other system number and creating set with 035 field header to perform precise searches including the prefixes on the identifiers.

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  6. Easier Removal from Large Itemized Sets

    It would be helpful to be able to search within itemized sets and then remove undesired items in those search results. Right now the only way to find an item to remove from an itemized set is to browse through the set which can be unwieldy for large sets.

    This search functionality (by title, ISSN and ISBN) already exists in other areas of Alma such as displaying a portfolio list for an electronic collection.

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  7. Visual Indicators in sets

    When you create an itemized set (as well as other sets), and then go to add additional members after saving, there isn’t a good way to know what you’ve already added while searching. It would be helpful to have a visual indicator that an item has been added to an itemized set while adding members.

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  8. Add indication of where I am browsing at Browse bib headings

    The user often does not know where s/he was browsing at Browse bib headings after moving away from the left pane. Could EXL add an indication e.g. by a different color to the current bib heading on the left pane to remind the user?

    Also it'd be helpful to show the call number on the right pane to save the time to click into the record to read the call number.

    For EXL people: Please read Salesforce case # 00527082 for more details.

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  9. Search External Resources - Review Existing Ideas & Redesign Z39.50 Search & Refine Options

    I have just checked out the search and refine options available via the Jisc Cataloguing Hub Web interface. It allows a much richer search experience than accessing the same data via the Z39.50 interface via Alma Search External Resources. As colleagues have posted a number of ideas around reviewing and enhancing the search options would it be possible to combine these ideas and carry out a general review of how we can search and refine the results?
    I attach a screenshot showing the options in the Cataloguing Hub.

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  10. Expand options for repository search for item barcodes

    It would be nice to be able to have more options in the advanced search when searching by barcode. Currently, the only options are "contains keywords", "contains phrase", and "is empty".

    It would be useful to be have the same dropdown options that are available when searching on other identifiers, such as the MMSID. Specifically, the >, >=, <, <= options would be very useful.

    Sample situation: I would like to create a set of all items that have not been moved to our new barcode system. Our new barcodes have 8 digits, and our old barcode numbers only have…

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  11. Trials : display Title in dashboard Manage trials

    Acquisitions > Purchase order lines > Manage trials
    In the Summary Tag of a trial, we can customize the Trials' Titles.
    We need to see Trials' Title in the dashboard of Manage trials.
    Could you plan this display software development ?

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  12. Add alphabetic title search field to the external databases search fields in Alma

    when searching external databases in order to import a relevant record i notice there are many search fields by words but non of them is by alphabetic order. Especially missing a search field by alphabetic title.

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  13. rerun Overlap and Collection Analysis

    There are certain reports that I would like to run in Overlap and Collection Analysis periodically. It would be helpful if I could rerun a past report instead of having to enter all the criteria every time.

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  14. Authority linking issue with bibliographic field 240

    We'd request that when Alma links up bib field 240 with a uniform title entered in authority record, it should take into account of bibliographic contents in field 240 PLUS field 100 ALTOGETHER, and link these combined contents with uniform titles entered in authority records.

    Currently, it links up the uniform title in field 240 only with authority record. So, those generic uniform titles e.g. Works, Poetry, etc. will be ambiguous, and do not have proper linking with their authority records established with author's name.

    Details, please refer to Salesforce case # 823121

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  15. Open second search box when "Advanced" is selected from persistent search

    The default persistent search box in Alma is one line. For a more complex search, I click on "Advanced". I then (always) have to click on the plus sign to get a second row for additional critieria. I would like for the system to automatically open that second search box when "Advanced" is chosen. Thank you.

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  16. Automatically deactivate any scheduling of repository import profiles when import method changed to Upload Files/s

    When the import method of a repository import profile is changed to Upload File/s, any scheduling previously set for another import method should be automatically switched off.

    Currently the scheduling status for FTP/OAI has to be manually changed to inactive, in addition to changing the import method.

    This could easily be forgotten by staff making changes to import profiles and results in the scheduled metadata import jobs continuing to run and subsequently failing.

    The process would be streamlined and more efficient if scheduling could be automatically removed when an import profile is changed to an import method which does not…

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  17. Duplicate title analyis : able to detect duplication on 856

    It would be good to be able able to detect duplication on the MARC 856 field

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  18. Index 049 field.

    We tie the OCLC holding library in the 049 closely to our Alma holding locations. Searching the text in the 049 field as keyword is quicker than an advanced search. If the idea below to allow free text searching of all MARC fields and subfields is implemented it would cover this request.

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