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  1. Option to define another set of records to be included in the Database search

    The database search in Primo includes only electronic collections with collection type “database” or electronic collections with a collection level URL and an unsuppressed bibliographic record.
    Even though you can change the electronic material type of a portfolio to “database” these titles can’t be searched through the database search. This means we have to add local database collections even though the title can be activated through the community zone.
    An example is the electronic collection “De Gruyter Databases”. I should like to be able to include these in the database search.

    50 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).

    50 votes
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  3. Improve the management of license terms in config

    Currently to manage the order and organization of license terms in Alma, we have to number each term we wish to use in order. If we want to add or reorder, we need to carefully renumber the existing terms so we don't accidentally use the same number twice and risk overwriting existing terms. While we've all learned work-arounds for this, given the amount of work it takes to maintain our hundreds of licenses, it seems risky to have this form of ordering. It would be much better to have the functionality that appears elsewhere in Alma that allows for lines…

    49 votes
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  4. Include "Dismiss Selected" button on the bottom of the page

    When scrolling through the Community Zone Updates Task List, you need to scroll back up to the top of the page to click the "Dismiss Selected" button. It would be most helpful if the same function could be applied at the bottom of the page as well.

    47 votes
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  5. Allow network zone e-collections to be made available to inventory management groups within an institution using different proxies

    When providing access to electronic resources from the NZ, resources are made "available for" member institutions and if applicable a proxy is set, meaning the institution's default proxy. However, these institutions may themselves be providing distributed access to e-resources via network inventory groups using different proxy integration profiles (such as different colleges using a single Alma institution, with inventory management groups mapped to campuses). In this case it is not possible for the member institution to use NZ e-resources since the proxy might not work for one or another campus, or one campus in the institution might have access and…

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  6. 42 votes
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  7. Electronic Material Types - Need for more options.

    Unlike the Physical Item Material Types, Electronic Material Types are limited because they are hardcoded. However, the list that is provided by Ex Libris does not give us enough granularity. For instance, at our institution, we have senior theses that are deposited into our institutional repository. However, when you create the portfolio and select the Electronic Material Type there is no option for either “Bachelor’s Thesis” or a generic “Thesis”. Instead, they only provide “Dissertation” or “Master Thesis” there is no option for a Bachelor’s of Senior project. Therefore, we are forced to select Book which is inaccurate.

    This would…

    40 votes
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  8. Add Day or Week embargo option

    When setting Coverage Information, current embargo options are to enter a number of months or years. Some publishers have a 2 week, or 14 day embargo; we cannot enter embargo information for these. Adding a Day and/or Week option would allow this information to be added.

    39 votes
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  9. Change the XML of exported portfolios

    An exported portfolio from Alma looks like this:

    <item type="electronic">
    <title>Operations research.</title>
    <title>Operations Research</title>
    <issn>0030-364X</issn>
    <coverage>
    <from>
    <year>1952</year>
    <volume>1</volume>
    <issue>1</issue>
    </from>
    <embargo>
    <days_not_available>720</days_not_available>
    </embargo>
    </coverage>
    <eissn>1526-5463</eissn>
    <object_type>JOURNAL</object_type>
    </item>

    However, that's not very clear. An ISSN element under an electronic item can be interpreted as the ISSN for the electronic publication.

    A better structure would be something like this:

    <item type="electronic">
    <title>Operations research.</title>
    <title>Operations Research</title>
    <issn type="electronic">0030-364X</issn>
    <issn type="print">1526-5463</issn>
    <issn-l>1526-5463</issn-l>
    <coverage>
    <from>
    <year>1952</year>
    <volume>1</volume>
    <issue>1</issue>
    </from>
    <embargo>
    <days_not_available>720</days_not_available>
    </embargo>
    </coverage>
    <object_type>JOURNAL</object_type>
    </item>

    This is related to this idea: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/32344600-export-the-print-issn-for-electronic-portfolios-m

    39 votes
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  10. Using load portfolios in a collection to update POL link

    We currently use the Load Portfolios tool in the Electronic service to update portfolio information. We have found this won't update the PO Line information in the Acquisition tab of the Portfolio. It is included in the data in an extended export of portfolio information, but does any changes/additions made to this field in the spreadsheet are not reflected in Alma when it is loaded.

    We would like to be able to add/change this information using the Load portfolios tool.

    A recent example of where this would be useful was a number of portfolios were incorrectly deleted from a collection.…

    39 votes
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  11. Enable the batch updating portfolio to change the access model

    Please enable the batch updating portfolio to change the access model. it would be helpful when the portfolio has no PO line attached.

    37 votes
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  12. Upload electronic holdings job: Add vendor's name information

    The name of the vendor is missing in the "Upload electronic holdings job" report.
    We can only see the name of the integration type.
    To identify the vendor, we have thus to remember the name of the vendors concerned by this integration profile (at this time, Elsevier or Ovid) and the date of the processing job.
    As new integration profiles are planned for other vendors (Proquest, Springer,...), this will be no more manageable.
    Thus, we would like to see the vendor name in all useful places (reports, "Monitor job" page, "Scheduled job status")

    37 votes
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  13. Support local portfolio record creation using parser parameter linking

    Alma electronic collections offer ‘parser parameter’ linking as an alternative to static URLs. Community Zone electronic collections generally use parser parameter linking. Currently there is no way of creating local bibliographic and portfolio records and at the point of record creation setting them to use parser parameter linking, and populating the portfolio record parser parameters field with the relevant bkey value for that title.  If we want to use local bibliographic and portfolio records and use parser parameter linking, our only option is to create the records using static URLs and then subsequently edit the records to use parser parameters.

    Potential…

    36 votes
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  14. POLs are not closed when Proquest Ebook Central Electronic Ressource is activated by Autoload

    We are using Autoload with Proquest Ebook Central. When we create a POL for a Proquest title and connect this POL with the portfolio which came per Autoload and pay the invoice, the POL remains in Status "Sent". It has the Activation status: Activated E-Ressource", but the warning "Electronic Resource was not activated". Now we have to go to the portfolio per the electronic portfolio search, select "Create E-activation task", then go to the electronic resources activation task list entry for this resource and select "Done" to make this alert disappear. This also closes the PO Line, but this workflow…

    36 votes
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  15. KBART export from Alma to include title level URL

    As we from time to time need to interface with software and services outside the ExLibris suite, it would be great if the KBART Schema for export would include a proper title level URL as specified in the KBART Recommended Practice:

    "[Title level URL] Indicate the URL of the title’s homepage.
    For journals, this page should be a listing of the available volumes and issues. "

    35 votes
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  16. Improve Alma's Licence „Controlled Vocabulary“ functionality

    Background (as it works now):

    Under „Manage License Terms“ a field can be defined as „Controlled Vocabulary“ and the defined CV values can be selected within a License. However, these CV values are only some kind of text module / boilerplate text which are copied into a specific license field. This means: when a CV value is changed or deleted, the content of this specific field in all licenses did not change. The change must be made in each license itself. A deleted CV value is displayed in the license field as: „<CV value> (not listed)“. The CV values functionality…

    34 votes
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  17. 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.

    32 votes
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  18. Why can we not have who activated a portfolio or collection in the history tab?

    Several times I will come across a portfolio of collection and would like to be able to see who activated the resource. Since we have a history tab, why doesn't this show who activated?

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  19. 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.

    30 votes
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  20. Autoholdings integration for Nature (SpringerNature)

    Create an autoholdings integration profile for Nature titles. The titles are already being sent from SpringerNature, however, they get rejected due to the fact that they are not included in the Springerlink CZ Collection for autoholdings. I assume that is due to the fact they have a different base URL (www.nature.com). The tools are already there for the integration. It would be nice to have all SpringerNature titles included in the process.

    30 votes
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