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  1. Create a Physical Titles or Physical Items set from a list of MMS IDs

    It is possible to create an All Titles set from a list of MMS IDs, but not a Physical Titles or Physical Items set. To run certain jobs – like Change Holdings Information – a Physical Titles set is required. In order to run this job on a list of MMS IDs, you must first create an All Titles set, then extract some other key like OCLC #, then create a Physical Titles set from that list, and only then can you run your job. Since all physical titles and items DO have MMS IDs, it should be possible to…

    3 votes
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  2. Browsing Dewey in MD Editor

    We noticed that in Metadata editor the browsing in the 676 - Dewey field isn't available: we would like add the feature to scroll the lists from other records, as happens for the 6xx fields (subjects) and 7xx (authors).

    102 votes
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  3. Navigating list of records

    Would like to have a forward option when working in a list of catalog records. It's cumbersome to have to go backward to go forward to the next record in the list.

    6 votes
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  4. Provide authority control for terms in 3XX fields.

    Terms in fields 380, 382, 385 and 386 should be matched to authority records based on the $2 code and an icon placed next to the field when the terms have been verified.

    3 votes
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  5. Increase size of MD Editor main panel

    The Metadata editing window (main panel) is really small compared to the rest of the screen. Dragging and dropping the panes does not have much effect. There is also the Full Screen functionality which only widens the editing screen. The problem is that it should extend the view of the fields in the length. We would like to see more fields of the record at one time. The panels at the top and bottom of the screen are very wide, so there is plenty of space to make more room for the actual editing.

    43 votes
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  6. Create a "natural language" editor to create Normalization rules

    The process for creating Normalization rules is unnecessarily complex and difficult, particularly for those of us who are not familiar with Drools logic. Our previous LSP had an intuitive interface which made creating rules to change details in MARC records much less time consuming. Ex Libris would do well to create such an interface.

    10 votes
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  7. search filters and better results display in the "search external resources" function

    When we are searching WorldCat for a record to match a newly-ordered title, we often find duplicate records. The current search results display makes it difficult and time-consuming to choose the best record.

    The external resources search would be much improved if we could limit search results by the language of cataloging (040 |b) and format. This would save us having to wade through multiple vendor records that aren't even in our local language of cataloging, and multiple records for resources in a format other than the one we are looking for.

    It would save us a lot of time…

    47 votes
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  8. Allow renaming of normalization, indication, and merge rules

    Please allow renaming of normalization, indication, and merge rules. Right now you can only duplicate the rule and change the name of the copied rule.

    78 votes
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  9. Bring back the Galileo portfolio holdings in the institutional bibliographic record.

    There was a time in which the Alma portfolios for e-journals directly replicated the holdings for the institution that are shown through the Primo userface. Now that this is no longer the case, we're seeing more errors for deactivating and withdrawing journals that we do still have access to, despite not being able to see those available portfolios on the back-end of Alma. This is a problem.

    3 votes
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  10. Add a linking job for mass linking of NZ records to IZ

    Currently the only way to use records from NZ in an IZ is to search them in the NZ and perform an action like "order" or "link" on every single record one by one. There are, however, situations where an IZ wants to use a bulk of records. For this purpose we need a possibility to link records in bulk and create inventory for the linked records.

    We imagine a linking job that takes as an input a logical or itemized set of records saved from a search in the NZ. The linking job can create physical and electronic (and…

    112 votes
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  11. read only view of bibliographic record information

    There is a need to provide our faculty librarians with a role that allows for a read only view of the bibliographic record information.

    1 vote
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  12. Indication that shows I edited an open record

    Icons in MD-Editor only show if a record has been saved or not. I would like to have an indication to see if the record has been edited by me after I opened it.

    49 votes
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  13. Include pagination in brief display

    After scanning all titles ISBN I have to open the bib record to check the pagination. Include pagination in brief results display so I (or a student worker) can go directly to the item to scan in the barcode.

    1 vote
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  14. Put full 100 field information in search results

    Please put the full 1XX field in the search results.

    We have many people with the same or similar names which are distinguished by dates or other information from the 100 field. It would be very useful to have all the personal name information this display in the metadata editor and also to be available in the Excel download of the search results.

    18 votes
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  15. Identify headings linked to authority records in Simple Record View

    I frequently consult the Simple Record View page of bibliographic records when working on the Authority Control Task List. This view, however, does not indicate which headings are linked to authority records and which are not. The only place in Alma to confirm this is through the Metadata Editor.

    This proposal recommends adding a marker (such as the binoculars icon found in the Metadata Editor) to those fields in the Simple Record View with headings linked to authority records. This would save a step in the Task List review process, not to mention being helpful to any Alma user looking…

    83 votes
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  16. Sorting Authority Task List

    It would be highly helpful to have a sorting filter in the Authority Task List that would allow us to sort the list by Fields (e.g. 100's,600's, 700's, 830's,): Personal Names, Corporations/Conferences, Subject, Title, Uniform Titles, and Series. This way work loads can be created and assigned for these specific areas. As things are now, all items are mixed together and it takes far too much time to find/create a single list.

    75 votes
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  17. EuroVoc Thesaurus implementation

    Add EuroVoc http://eurovoc.europa.eu to Authority Vocabulary.
    It is the multilingual, multidisciplinary thesaurus covering the activities of the EU.

    41 votes
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  18. Want to view more of a bibliographic record when editing without having to scroll

    There is currently quite a lot of unused space above and below a bibliographic record. It would be great if I could drag the bottom of the bibliographic record down further when I am editing so that I can view as much of the record as possible at once.

    52 votes
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  19. MD editing shortcuts need to be more applicable

    In MD Editor, Shortcuts are originally designed to speed up editing and make cataloging easier and faster. However, if you use them, you will find that, for example, Remove Field ctr + F6, There is a dozen centimeters between F6 and ctl,I can't complete this operation with one hand. I think maybe this is specifically designed for people with big hands. In fact, most cataloguers are females,and most of their hands are small.
    In addition to Add Field F8, Add Subfield F9, you have to use the right hand, those who are accustomed to the left-handed right mouse button, instead…

    7 votes
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  20. Use the same font and formatting in the MD Editor and View Versions pane

    Alma currently uses a different font in the View Versions display than that used in the MD Editor. The records are also formatted differently, with the field number being center justified against the corresponding field, rather than the number appearing at the beginning of the field. Line spacing is also different between the two versions.

    These design issues make comparing two versions of a record side-by-side much more difficult than it should be.

    Please use the same font and formatting in both the MD Editor and the View Versions record display. The use of shading in alternate fields (as in…

    26 votes
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