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  1. Add Thieme MedOne Opthalmology to ALMA

    We pay for several Thieme collections that are in ALMA, but the Opthalmology collection is not there. Please add it to ALMA: https://medone-ophthalmology.thieme.com/
    Thank you, Barb

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  2. group settings

    NZ Group Settings listing: When updating Group Settings in the NZ, once I save a change to a library's group settings, it jumps to a new position. It makes it confusing when you are updating multiple libraries and they jump around so you don't know which ones are completed and which still need updating. I've missing updating libraries because the settings move around.

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  3. Batch Clear Local Information from Community Zone

    Sometimes local information is added to a portfolio because the community zone updates are still pending. It would be helpful to have the option to clear the local coverage info as a batch process from the Community Zone Updates Task List

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  4. Gender and Sexuality Studies Collection from the Big Ten Open Books Project

    Project MUSE is pleased to host the Gender and Sexuality Studies collection of open access book titles, from the Big Ten Open Books project. Please add this collection to the ALMA community zone.

    Thank you.

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  5. Assign to

    In the "Electronic Resource Activation Task List" the list can only be assigned to specific users (or unassigned so everyone can see it), it would be nice to be able to assign it to a group of people, (perhaps by user role profiles, or a new profile type of 'group user' that links other profiles together, like user role profiles) as different tasks fall on different areas of the department.

    This would also be helpful in "Reading Lists Task List", as in our case it is location specific handling of the tasks.

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  6. Add manual Cost to Portfolios

    Add the ability to assign a cost to a portfolio manually in the case that cost should not be equally distributed for the portfolios in a collection and/or items that were purchased prior to Alma implementation. This cost would need to be used in Cost per use analytics calculations if there isn't a PO Cost for the portfolio

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  7. New CZ Collection request: Springer Computer Science eBooks 2008 English/International

    Create a CZ collection for Springer Computer Science eBooks 2008 English/International.

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  8. Alma Community Zone collection for Brepols open access ebooks

    Brepols Publishing publishes open access ebooks and I am interested in making them discoverable via Primo VE. Alma’s Community Zone does not have a distinct collection for this content. Information about the books, along with an option to export the titles into an Excel spreadsheet, is available at https://www.brepols.net/products?p=1&r=12&s=&v=thumbview&q=$Availability:Open%20Access;$ProductType:Book

    Creating a Brepols Open Access ebooks Community Zone collection would help to facilitate discovery of these resources.

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  9. 3 votes
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  10. Automatic Upload of Electronic Holdings Integration Profile ELS ClinicalKey

    I would like to suggest an API integration profile for Elsevier to include ClinicalKey collections. This feature is currently available for ScienceDirect and ScienceDirect eBooks, but not for ClinicalKey.

    We currently spend a significant amount of time in deleting and adding portfolios to these collections each month.

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  11. Set "available from date" and "available until date" in import profiles

    It is currently possible to set "available from date" and "available until date" in electronic portfolios either manually or with a job. But it would be useful to set these dates in import profiles too.

    One use case is a collection of Swank streaming video titles. The library wants to load MARC records because the CZ records are too brief. Here are the steps the library must take:
    1. Run the import profile to load the records and create electronic portfolios.
    2. Create a set of the newly created electronic portfolios.
    3. Run the "Change Electronic portfolio information" job on…

    17 votes
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  12. Mechanism to find instances when Synchronize from CZ has failed

    When you've activated a CZ collection, updates to the collection/portfolios should be pushed to your IZ/NZ by the Synchronize from CZ job, but it's a known issue that sometimes this doesn't happen. The workaround is to delete and re-activate the collection, but this relies on an end user finding and reporting the error. Until this systemic issue is resolved, it would be good if Alma would report on instances where the job has failed so the library could proactively find and fix collection/portfolio-level issues before end users discover them.

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  13. Provide option to exclude open access titles when activating community zone collections

    We have a number of auto-activate Community Zone collections for licensed content which also contain open access titles. We would like an option to exclude the open access titles. This would enable more accurate cost per use analysis and reduce duplication in our catalogue.

    eg. we've noticed duplication in Springer collections because we have licensed subject collections activated but also the Springer Open Access Ebook CZ collection (having this collection active means all open access titles are available for our community, not just those for the subjects we have purchased in any given year)

    3 votes
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  14. Alma overlap analysis tool to include different identifiers in one comparison

    We would find it useful if the overlap analysis tool compare a list that includes different identifiers. i.e. ISSN, EISSN, ISBN, EISBN, TITLE in one comparison.
    Currently it only allows you to compare overlap within just one identifier. This is very important with collections from vendors that include different kinds of material.
    Being able to conduct this kind of overlap analysis is important for us in terms of making purchasing decisions and we feel that including this kind of feature in the overlap analysis tool would make this a more efficient process within Alma.

    212 votes
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  15. An import profile should be able to delete IZ copy of NZ-linked electronic records

    For libraries that belong to a consortium, currently, the import profile to delete both electronic bibliographic and inventory records only marks the NZ-linked records for deletion. It does not delete the IZ copy of the NZ-linked records, even when the Allow bibliographic record deletion and the delete/deactivate portfolio options are selected.

    To improve Alma for libraries with NZ-linked records, Alma's import deletion process should unlink the record from the NZ and then delete the resulting IZ copy. That would be consistent with the current behavior of existing deletion jobs like the "Delete Bibliographic Records" job.

    3 votes
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  16. Allow comparison with specific collection(s) with uploaded files in Collection overlap analysis –

    When we upload a collection title list with coverage for collection overlap analysis, Alma doesn’t allow us to select a specific collection to compare with. It only allows us to compare with the entire IZ, which is not always the goal. If we can select specific collections to compare with when we use Alma collections, it should not be too difficult to do the same comparison when using an uploaded title file.

    15 votes
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  17. Allow coverage comparison from uploaded files in Collection overlap analysis

    When we upload a collection title list with coverage for collection overlap analysis, Alma doesn’t compare coverage. For comparing journals, this is fatal. A title match with no coverage overlap means nothing. We understand that the coverage column in the vendor’s file can be messy and non-standard. We would rather standardize and format the coverage in the EXCEL file and let Alma do the coverage comparison, than to eyeball the coverage of 15,000 titles or more.

    Tell us the correct format to indicate coverage, and let us extract the values for the beginning year, ending year and embargo columns, so…

    3 votes
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  18. Implement AutoHoldings

    Implement auto holdings (autoholding, auto load, autoload) for Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online, as is already available for ProQuest, Elsevier, Ovid, and Springer, and Wiley.

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  19. Adding collection URL to Alma publishing

    When a bibliographic record that describes an aggregator package is published, the URL from the collection level is not included. No portfolios are attached to such records. We would like to be able to export access details from a collection in a publishing job.

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  20. Ability to edit the full text service for a collection after it's been activated

    We need the ability to edit a collection's Full text service to "Automatically activate new portfolios" after it's already been activated. We had a number of collections that were activated incorrectly during migration but didn't discover that until a year later because it took awhile for meaningful CZ changes to occur where we were finally able to determine whether migrated collections were configured correctly. There is nothing (?) in the collection record to indicate what service was activated. We're not able to change the full text service without reactivating the collection again which creates duplicates and involve too much retrospective…

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