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  1. Electronic Collection Activation - Ability to specify Inventory groups

    I would like to request there be an option to specify inventory groups when activating an electronic collection from the community zone. We actively share our Alma with another institution and utilize inventory network groups. When activating an community zone collection, there is currently no option to specify inventory group(s) the collection (or FT service) belongs to . This causes those portfolios to appear in ALL primo views until we can specify groups AFTER the activation process is finished.

    16 votes
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  2. Add Access type in the portfolio information update job

    Since Ex Libris has added Access type for individual portfolio, there has to be a job to run to add access type to the portfolios in a collection. Currently, either we have to specify it in each portfolio manually, or we load a spreadsheet matching on portfolio ID. Unfortunately, as of today 1/23/2019, when loading a spreadsheet without the local coverage, e.g. only the access type, the local coverage is overwritten.

    16 votes
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  3. Suggestion for a Pearson eLibrary platform collection

    Unfortunately, there is no eCollection in ALMA yet for the Pearson eLibrary, which is operated by Pearson Germany for university libraries (https://elibrary.pearson.de). This new eBook platform contains important textbooks that we would like to make available to our students.

    Please add an eCollection for this Pearson eLibrary platform to our Discovery Indexes, KnowledgeBases and the Alma Community Zone.

    15 votes
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  4. Correct article level target links for records without assigned volume or issue numbers

    For example, we see erroneous records (without working linking/availability) that are published ahead of print and which do not have specific volume/issue numbers. Until the publisher updates this information Primo links are directed to an error page.

    15 votes
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  5. Allow data from the POL notes to inform/be inherited by the portfolio notes.

    Our Acquisitions process currently allows for receiving e-book purchase option information (platform and use model) from a vendor via POL notes. We would like this information to be inherited by the e-inventory in the notes field of the portfolio. There is currently no way to get that information out of the POL, and it is needed in the porfolio to streamline workflows.

    15 votes
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  6. 14 votes
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  7. Allow for searching by Service, Collection, and Portfolio levels distinctly

    Repository searching is somewhat vague in what actually gets searched (e.g. Free field & proxy). Some fields that exist in collection & service level are searched but it is not clear in the repository search which level is being searched. Proposing the repository search is more clear in what level & field is being searched AND that the service level is able to be searched as equally as collection & portfolio levels.

    14 votes
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  8. Set up Trials for Database-only resources in the CZ

    It would be nice to be able to set up Database-only resources as a Trial. Currently only those resources with portfolios can be set up as a Trial.

    14 votes
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  9. Adding a facet to filter search in CZ

    When searching CZ for a portfolio, can we have a facet to filter to only show those collections we have activated.

    14 votes
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  10. Add " Additional e-mails " fields to " Report to ex libris " form in Alma

    In Salesforce the customers can use "Additional e-mails" feature to let colleagues know that they have (already) opened a case for a specific issue. This makes teamwork easier.

    For SF cases opened using the "Report to ex libris" feature, this is not possible. Plase add 5 "E-mail 1" - "E-mail 5" as in SalesForce.

    14 votes
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  11. Make View it the default tab when viewing electronic items

    Currently when viewing items you can set the electronic & physical tabs to expand by default. However the 'View It' tab/option is hidden in the menu. We don't need to see the portfolios we hold at a glance, we need to be able to view and access the item and it's holdings.

    Please add 'View It' to the list of tabs and to the expand options, so we can see what we hold at a glance and have access to it without needing to search for the menu button.

    If you could add the holding information for when we only…

    13 votes
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  12. In import profiles, ability to specify which 856 $u url is used to create electronic portfolios

    Scenario: We manage some electronic collections in Worldshare Collection Manager. OCLC provides bibliographic records with the resource's url in the 856 $u. Sometimes the bib records will include multiple url's but we only want to select a specific one to create our portfolios in Alma.

    For example, the Worldcat master record for OCLC 957128084 has 11 856 fields. (See attached screenshot.) Some are institution specific and others belong to different access providers. In such a situation, we want to be able to select the 856 $u url that begins with "http://www.jstor.org/stable" or "https://proquest.safaribooksonline.com".

    In import profiles,…

    13 votes
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  13. Ability to customize the order of display for portfolio links in a record

    When there are multiple portfolios for one title, such as a journal or newspaper, Alma allows them to be sorted by Rank, Title Asc, or Title Desc. But there are occasions when it would be optimal to custom sort the display. For example, for the title Barron's, we have three ProQuest Central portfolios displaying to the public, each with a different date range. It would be nice to be able to have them display in chronological order. Currently they display in this order: 1942-1987, 1921-1942, 1988-present. In this instance, the sort options do not help since they are all ProQuest…

    13 votes
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  14. 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

    13 votes
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  15. Electronic Portfolios - can we have a new coverage line where free access can be added ?

    At present in the coverage tab, there are the global dates, local, and perpetual (if the collection has been identified as having some perpetual access) Some of these titles have free access, which is not technically perpetual but is also not part of a subscription. Could a new line be added to include these free years/volumes, with the option to display these dates (or not) ? It would allow us to reduce the number of Free collections we have which all take users to the same place, and identify why we have access to journal years outside of our subscription…

    12 votes
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  16. Implement auto holdings for Ebsco

    Often there are many collections with Ebsco and it would be great to be able to have them on auto holding to have everything in one collection

    12 votes
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  17. Automated holdings data updates for Paratext Reference Universe platform

    Reference Universe by Paratext utilizes holdings data files consisting of ISBNs to present users with search results specific to their library's holdings.

    According to Paratext, they have recently completed a pilot project where they access a library’s SFX resolver directly and retrieve information on new acquisitions without library personnel being involved at all, once the original protocols are established. This will be great for libraries using both Reference Universe and SFX.

    They are interested in establishing this automated holdings data maintenance functionality with other OpenURL resolvers, such as Alma Link Resolver.

    Please work with Paratext to establish and optimize automated…

    12 votes
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  18. Portfolio Bulk Load file limit too small

    The file limit of 10MB is too small. If we're using the Bulk Load, it means we're dealing with very large amounts of portfolios. Having to split those files is cumbersome.

    12 votes
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  19. interface names - browse/export available options

    Interfaces are selected by searching from pre-defined list - searching by entering all or part of the interface name.

    I asked Ex Libris if there was a list anywhere of the available interfaces we can choose from and was advised 'A list is not available. Currently it's only possible enter part or all of an existing interface name and select the matching interface from the drop-down list adding Interface to a vendor. '

    It is difficult to know what interfaces are available to select. It would be helpful if you could also 1) browse the full list of available interfaces…

    12 votes
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  20. Reflect Community Zone changes in affected portfolios' history tabs

    Alma portfolios in the IZ show a modification date in their history when a change is made based on CZ data. However, the changes themselves are not documented in the portfolio's history tab -- just the fact that a change occurred on that date.

    Some changes are displayed to users in the CZ updates task list, so it's clear that Ex Libris has a way to communicate this at the Institution level. But as Update Task List entries can be dismissed en masse, it's important to reflect CZ changes like linking and coverage dates in a more persistent manner, through…

    12 votes
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