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  1. Prompt message if you have not saved a record before releasing

    Currently if you edit a record and then go to release it before you have saved, you do not get any kind of prompt asking if you want to release it without saving.

    There is also no prompt message if you try to save a record that has blocks to let you know that the action was not done.

    60 votes
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  2. Ability to select records to release from MD editor

    Cataloger can release 1 record per time or all records can be released, but it would be useful catalogers could select multiples records to release.

    8 votes
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  3. Export authority record from connexion client to Alma

    We need the ability to export records from the OCLC connexion to Alma.

    5 votes
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  4. Role for adding normalizations processes

    Cataloging staff often need to create normalization or indication rules to edit groups of records. They can create these in the Medatdata Editor but they cannot use them on sets of records until they are added as a process/task in the resources metadata configuration area.

    The ability to add processes is limited to the highest role of cataloger administrator which also allows configuration permissions.

    Include the ability to add normalization and indication rule processes to the cataloger manager role to allow more flexibility to do global changes on Marc records.

    Catalog managers need to add their own rules without giving…

    6 votes
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  5. Ability to set individual item records to not publish

    Would like the ability to set individual item records to not be published.

    Historically, we did not create item records for individual serial issues, but created a fake item record to get usage which migrated over to Alma. These item records display to the user in Primo.

    Our options to fix this would be to give them all a process type, and set that process type to not publish but many of our staff find work orders confusing and we would not like to complicate it further. Alternatively, we could move each one to a suppressed holdings record, which would…

    3 votes
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  6. Refresh button on manage sets page

    Please add a refresh button on the Manage Sets page. If a new set is created, it won't show up until I've reloaded the manage sets page. Something similar to the button on the Monitor and View Imports page would be great.

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  7. cataloging level defaults

    We have cataloging levels enabled in Alma. We would like the default for imports to be higher than the lowest level. Currently, all imports from import and integration profiles are assigned the lowest level, and the only way to change them is to run a job after importing.

    26 votes
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  8. Being able to release just one record from someone else instead of all their records.

    Being able to release just one record from someone else instead of all their records.

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  9. Mask non-individualized GND entries in F3 lookup for fields 100 / 700

    The GND contains two types of authority records for persons: Individualized records denoting an identifiable individual and non-individualized ones containing personal names without distinguishing additional information.
    Our cataloging team wants to avoid using the latter. Make it possible to mask these entries in the F3 search index of the MARC fields 100 and 700, or to flag them so that they can be recognized immediately (without "expand"ing the list).

    3 votes
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  10. Bibliographic creation date should be original load date

    Currently, when you reload a bibliographic record, it updates the creation date, so you have no way of knowing when the record was loaded for the first time. This makes statistics gathering difficult. It would make more sense to have some sort of original creation date (at least in analytics), so you can see when that bibliographic record/MMSID was created in the system for the first time.

    6 votes
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  11. Link the "record has match" text alert in metadata editor

    In the metadata editor, when a record has a match in the repository, link the text alert to open the matching record.

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  12. It was very usefull to have a list on a subfield and not only on a field, especially on 606

    It is desirable to have in Alma the functionality that Alpeh offered with F$, that is to retrieve, when calaoguing, the list on a subfields (not only on a field), especially on 606 (subject terms and not only subject strings)

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  13. Keyboard shortcut to suppress a record in MD Editor

    Much like the keyboard shortcuts for saving and/or releasing a record, a shortcut to suppress (if unsuppressed) a record would be very helpful. A different shortcut to unsuppress would be useful too.

    2 votes
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  14. External Authority Record Search

    Please add a way to search externally for authority records. At present if there are no institutional or community records that can be used, we have to go outside of Alma to find a record, and then find a way to get it into Alma. Then go back into Alma to edit or work with it.

    5 votes
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  15. Ability to make the option suppress from discovery and Don't publish to WorldCat default in Metadadata Editor templates

    In cases whena a library manages collections that should not be visible in PRIMO or in WorldCat, it would be of value if Metadata Editor Templates could be configured so that suppress from discovery and Don't publish to WorldCat is set as default.

    6 votes
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  16. Copy text (click and drag) one time only in metadata editor

    Within the metadata editor, if you want to copy text by clicking and dragging to highlight, the highlight disappears as soon as you finish dragging. You have to re-highlight the text and then you can right click on the text to copy. A small matter, but it would be nice to avoid repeating an action.

    2 votes
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  17. Enable separate authority control for LC children's subject headings (6xx second indicator 1).

    I have been told that the LC children's subject headings have been merged into the LC adult headings, and that therefore the only way to control those headings is to change the existing 2nd indicator 1 to 0. This is non-standard MARC coding per MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, which specifies second indicator 1 for LC subject headings for children's literature. It is my understanding that other libraries requested this change, so the activation of a separate LC children's subject headings thesaurus should be an option for those libraries that wish to continue standard MARC coding practice.

    6 votes
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  18. Authority--Normalize periods in initialisms and acronyms by elimininating them, not replacing them with spaces

    Currently large numbers of headings with initialisms and acronyms appear as "ambiguous" on the Authority Control Task List. When viewed in "edit" the headings appear both with and without periods. There is, in fact, no ambiguity because both forms of the heading appear on the same authority record. One form is in the 1xx field and the other is in the 4xx field. Examples are: PBS Distribution (Firm), NASA technical memorandum and JPS anthology of Jewish thought.

    This is a problem because headings listed as "ambiguous" need to be manually edited to link to the authority record, one-by-one. There are…

    13 votes
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  19. Remove Automatically Created Extra Space Before Subfields in the Metadata Editor

    In the Metdadata Editor, an extra space is automatically created before the first full word after a subfield. This space shows up only when you begin to type the word.

    Not only is this annoying, but it also affects the functionality of the authority record search, as that extra space has to be edited out for the authority to be found either with the automatic dropdown, or with the F3 command.

    I have attached an image that shows this phenomenon. Note the margin difference between all of the other fields and the 090.

    Please remove the automatic space.

    3 votes
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  20. 151 authority records need to validate 651 subjects

    The Alma Link Bib Heading job is returning unlinked headings for 651 geographic subjects having valid LC 151 name (not subject) authority records in the CZ. This causes us to have to sift through/check on many valid headings when working to resolve unlinked headings, particularly as we are preparing to migrate--the first run of Link Bib Heading will have a huge results list that will include all of these "unauthorized" geographic subjects.

    8 votes
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