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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. "Electronic material type originating from Bib" vs "Electronic material type" : a display issue in the Portfolio service editor's list

    In an electronic portfolio, there is a field called "Electronic material type originating from Bib" which can be overloaded by another field called "Electronic material type".
    The Job "Change electronic portfolio information" allows to update the material type of portfolios into the field "Electronic material type" into a set of portfolios.
    If we do so, the material type is not updated into the Portfolio service editor's list... which is confusing.

    our request : when the material type of a portfolio has been updated in the field "Electronic material type", ALMA should only considare this material type and display it in…

    14 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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.

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  12. Improve visibility of Publishing Information for electronic holdings

    The Publishing Information for electronic holdings is extremely valuable for troubleshooting issues with the assignment of availability status for PCI / CDI records, and with the Link Resolver matching of the OpenURL data with Alma records and presentation of services.

    With the Central Discovery Index (CDI) coming, and the associated transition of the management of discovery records out of the separate PCI interface and into Alma, many sites may take the opportunity to update and realign team responsibilities, with more staff in Alma having a need to see this information.

    Visibility of this core metadata at a minimum helps staff…

    12 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Add Institution specific holdings feeds to Alma KB from more providers

    Currently, the Alma knowledge base offers automated institution-specific holdings feeds from Elsevier and Ovid. These greatly reduce the amount of work required by libraries to maintain holdings.

    It would be great if you could add feeds for JSTOR ebooks and EBSCO ebooks. These are currently being offered by other knowledge base providers.

    11 votes
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  15. allow the use of sets in Overlap and Collection Analysis

    The Overlap and Collection Analysis wizard allows two report types: Set Comparison and Selected Titles. Set Comparison only allows you to choose electronic collections, so the name is a misnomer. Selected Titles only allows you to upload a file. Neither type allows you to use the itemized/logical set functionality that already exists in Alma.

    11 votes
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  16. 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.

    11 votes
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  17. 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.

    10 votes
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  18. 9 votes
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  19. Linking local portfolios without ISBN/ISSN from IZ to CZ

    Please advise how to efficiently link the IZ collection to CZ collection for those local portfolios without ISBN/ISSN

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