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  1. Include rolling dates in local date information field

    As an electronic resource librarian, I would like to see a better way to deal with rolling coverage dates. There does not seem to be a good way to deal with gaps in portfolio coverage when there's a moving target date involved. For example, if a title includes perpetual access from 2011-present, and issues 12 years or older are open access, unless you include a public note, what will display is:

    Available from 2011 volume: xx issue: xx
    Most recent 12 year(s) not available

    This is confusing to patrons and librarians alike. It would be useful to have the option…

    71 votes
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  2. Common link between a POL and a License (for updating collections)

    A POL has a licence connected to it. It would be great if when adding that POL to an Alma Collection, that the connecting licence would be automatically added to the collection as well. And working in reverse, when adding a licence to an Alma collection, it would be nice if the POL connected to the licence was automatically added to the collection as well (thus saving time adding two things to a collection, when they are already related).

    51 votes
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  3. Direct to source Test Access button

    When you click on the "test access" button or link in drop down menu Alma takes you directly to the e-book/e-journal rather than going splash screen of portfolio resources that directly link to the e-book/e-journal

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    Add a button or link that directly goes out to the e-book/e-journal/database on the web skipping the splash window (see attached screen shot. Opening in a new browser windows without taking you away from the Alma browser window you are working on

    16 votes
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  4. a box "holdings" to tick on Electronic Portfolio Editor level

    EXL advised us to tick to box "Cancellation restriction" in the POL to mark our journals holdings... even if the feature is at first not what it takes.
    Editors require libraries to maintain some subscriptions (holdings) and libraries have to make yearly inventory on these holdings.

    Our request : a "holdinds" box to tick to be configured on Electronic Portfolio Editor level.

    28 votes
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  5. Electronic collections - let notes tab show active for functional notes

    When viewing electronic collection/service/portfolio records, the note tab does not show active - a blue triangle in new UX - when content has been added to the functional notes - authentication and/or public. I understand that currently the content indicator "turns on" when content is added via the "Add Note" feature but it would help workflow if staff did not have to click the notes field to discover if authentication or public notes had been added to either collection, service or portfolio editor. Let the notes tab show active whether the notes are functional or internal.

    28 votes
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  6. Add portfolio options for non-matches in PDA New Import profile

    There is often a discrepancy between candidate and purchase DDA records that we receive - often, we receive purchase records without first receiving the candidate records. Of course we try to correct this with vendors, but with limited success.

    I now force non-matched purchased records to load, but they come in with unactivated portfolios that are not in an electronic collection. Could one of these solutions be added?

    • Preferably, additional portfolio options for the New Order import profile to activate the portfolio and put it in a collection
    • Alternately, some sort of action or notification that there has not been…
    21 votes
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  7. Authenticated "Authentication note" field

    Make the content of the "authentication note" field (electronic collection editor and portfolio editor) only visible to our legitimate end-users by means of authentication: preferably via sso, another option would be via ip. That way we can register and manage all our username/password information for e-sources from within Alma. And get rid of the in-house solution (according to the Alma-L mailing list other institutions, like us, developed solutions involving a link to an authentication protected page).
    Currently the authentication note has the same functionality as the "public note" field. It is displayed to anyone searching in our Primo. There also…

    81 votes
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  8. When entering dates of coverage in portfolios, make it all click through tabs

    Before the Nov. 2016 release, when you entered dates/vol/issue numbers in the portfolio coverage, each space could be clicked into, then tabbed to the next one. Now each time you enter a year, the system saves and you must click into the next box. This slows down the work and adds more clicking. Can we go back to just tabbing until the final save?

    14 votes
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    Planned  ·  Dana Sharvit responded

    After reviewing this idea, Alma Product Management has decided to update our development plans to include this suggested change. Thank you for your contribution

  9. Under Electronic Service Editor to have the ability to remove portfolios in bulk.

    In the electronic service editor you have the ability to deleted all the selected portfolios. I would like the ability to simply remove the portfolios in bulk from the collection.

    69 votes
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    Dana Moshkovits responded

    Clarification was provided regarding the functionality requested – which is not to delete portfolios but rather detaching portfolios from the collection and setting them as standalone portfolios.
    Re-opening the idea.

  10. Allow portfolio loader to match on MMS ID when creating e-inventory

    The portfolio loader tool can only create inventory by matching on ISSN, ISBN and PID. It does not match on MMS ID. This is an issue when creating electronic portfolios for theses/dissertations or source material that do not have an ISSN/ISBN.

    68 votes
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  11. Pick the fields that can be exported to Excel in a set

    Currently, we are limited by a pre-determined list of fields that we can export from a set. E.g. If i have a set of "Electronic Collections" or "Electronic Portfolio" records, why can't i export the URL field? Many other useful fields are also not available. Is this a challenge technically?

    53 votes
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    Planned  ·  Dana Sharvit responded

    After reviewing this idea, Alma Product Management has decided to update our development plans to include this suggested change. Thank you for your contribution

  12. Enable batch updating portfolios to update PO line field

    Please add a column for PO line to the excel file for batch load updating portfolios. Below are specific examples from the Alma listserv of other institutions describing use cases for why this would be helpful.

    Thanks,
    Terra

    Use cases from ALMA listserv:

    Eleanor Craig, e.m.craig@sussex.ac.uk
    Sent: Wednesday, 23 September 2015 4:35 PM
    To: ALMA-L@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
    Subject: [ALMA-L] Individual journal subscriptions associated to Electronic Collections

    "We have a subscription to the Sage Premier 2015 package. Each of the core titles (portfolios) in the package have the collection Sage Premier 2015 and this is what the purchase order for each of them…

    18 votes
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  13. e-activation task list - set 'done' in Bulk

    Need to be able to choose multiple e-activation tasks and set them to 'Done'

    114 votes
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