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  1. Add an Owning Library facet in Repository searches

    Can we please have the owning library added as a facet in repository searches. At the moment it only appears in Acquisitions based searches as we have four libraries making up our collections this facet would also be very useful in the general searching

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  2. Search by any standard number in Search External Resources

    We would like to be able to search WorldCat by any standard number (UPC, ISMN, music publisher number, video publisher number, etc.) through the Search External Resources tool. This would be particularly helpful for locating audio-visual resources without having to search in the native interface.

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  3. Combining multiple itemized sets

    We'd really like the ability to flag multiple sets to be combined to create a single combined set. Several times we've wanted to do this to facilitate data analysis (e.g. on sets created logging weekly data loads), but it's far too time-consuming to combine them two at a time!

    21 votes
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  4. Add 775 field in the search index.

    Currently this field is not indexed in the search index. Would you please add it so that it can be searched?

    21 votes
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  5. Increase download limit on large sets

    The limit on the number of records that can be download to Excel from a set is around 70,000 records. Sometimes it's necessary to download larger sets (200,000+) but this is limited by size. It would be better if there was an option to download in CSV so larger data sets could be exported. Or, the Retrieve Set Members API was improved to include the information that is present in the Excel file downloaded from the set's results page. Or, there was an additional export job that allowed a set to be exported using one of the bulk jobs under…

    21 votes
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  6. Enable 'recall' option on individual work orders

    At present work order types can be set to recall items or not.

    It would be useful to have this as an option for individual work orders (much as 'do not pick from shelf' is an option).

    This would make work orders more versatile and save having two work order types ('recall' and 'no recall') for essentially the same process.

    21 votes
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  7. import profiles -- need the option to leave suppression codes "as is"

    When creating an import profile, the “set management tags” option is to either suppress record/s from publish/delivery, or to not suppress. This is for the entire file.

    We need a third option to leave the existing suppress status unchanged for replaced and merged records. (We had this option in Voyager, and it worked well)

    Rational: All GPO weekly brief Marcive records are loaded suppressed. When the monthly bib records overlay the weekly brief records, the suppress status needs to remain as is. “If” the bib record is suppressed, the cataloger will unsuppress at the point of cataloging

    21 votes
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  8. Ability to browse all call numbers in a single search

    We would like the ability to browse all call numbers, regardless of call number type. In Alma, many of our local Library of Congress, Dewey, and SuDocs call numbers are retrievable only by the call number type Other Scheme. An “all call number” browse would allow us to retrieve a complete shelf list of our call numbers and would be especially helpful when assigning new call numbers.

    20 votes
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  9. Unclutter index for F3 lookup from field 830 (Series Added Entry - Uniform Title)

    F3 lookup from field 830 is used to verify if a series title has been entered into the database in a standardized form, and, if so, to link the bib record to that title . At present, the index searched by F3 contains a mixture of headings from fields 830 and 490 (where the non-standardized series title is entered) and headings with volume numbers (which refer to a part of a series, not the series as a whole). To best serve its purpose, the index looked up from 830 with F3 should contain and display only the fields $a, $p,…

    20 votes
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  10. Brief result display options per Alma login

    Enable Alma users to choose "brief display" options (either very brief or extended information). Many of our Alma users would like to be able to do a search in Alma (in both repository search and course reading lists) and ONLY see a list of titles (e.g., do not display Format, Subject, ISBN, Availability). However, recognize that many Alma users would like to see extended display, so we would like each Alma user to be able to set their display preferences (e.g., brief, title only OR additional information). Ideally, users could choose exactly what data elements to display (e.g., OCLC number,…

    20 votes
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  11. Editing multiple collections from a set in bulk

    We have a lot of historic collection records left over from our migration which we would like to update in bulk, for example, there collections have no portfolios so I would like to be able to add services to them all at once rather than individually. I'd also like to be able to update the "Library" field etc.

    I can create a set of all these collections however, I can't make bulk updates to it. It would be great if there was an ability to run a job to add services and download a spreadsheet of all the fields in…

    19 votes
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  12. More than one work order type per Word Order Department

    In our library, one physical location in the library handles many processes. However, we still want patrons to see a different status for each kind of work order. Right now, only one work order type (the source of the Primo Statuse) can be associated with any given work order department (the currently at location.) So, in order for our patrons to be able to tell the difference between an item at the bindery and an item being repaired in house (with their corresponding turn around time) our staff has to switch currently at locations when they switch tasks. Can you…

    17 votes
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  13. Add members to set from results screen

    We would like an easier way of adding individual titles to itemized sets. It would be nice if, on the results screen after performing a search, you could click the ellipses menu for more options and see "Add to set" there, which would then direct you to select a set to which you'd like to add that record.

    17 votes
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  14. Normalisation rules that apply to holdings using information from Bib record, and vice versa

    Have normalisation rules that are applied to holdings able to use information from the bib record. This would allow more complex holdings and call numbers to be automatically generated more easily than using the current call number system as a workaround.

    16 votes
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  15. 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

    16 votes
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  16. Deleting Network Zone Records from and Institution Zone in Bulk

    Members of Consortia (with appropriate privilege's) need to be able to delete bibliographic records managed in the Network Zone in Bulk from within the member institution Zone

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  17. 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.

    16 votes
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  18. Allow copying of publishing profiles

    Please allow copying / duplication of publishing profiles, much like you can currently make copies of import profiles. In other words, this would allow for "save-as" type functionality, allowing us to easily spin off another slightly modified publishing profile (like we can do now with import profiles).

    thanks!

    16 votes
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  19. Show 866 holdings field text on item records screen, so don't have to go back and forth to check holdings dates.

    Presently from the list of item records, we have to click on "Holdings" to see the 866 summary holdings for vol & dates. It would be very helpful for the 866 holdings to be visible on the item record screen.

    15 votes
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  20. Make display thumbail display option configurable based upon user or role

    Recently turned on the thumbnail display in Alma. Half liked it, mainly fulfillment, half didn't acq and cataloguing. Maybe possible to make this setting customizable based upon user or Role?

    15 votes
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