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  1. 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.

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  2. 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…

    11 votes
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  3. 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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  5. 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.

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  6. 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…

    9 votes
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  7. Changing or moving the "Add all Portfolios from Community" button in Electronic Collections

    When adding a new portfolio to an existing electronic collection there are several options. Two of these options are "Add Portfolios from Community" and "Add All Portfolios from Community". These options sit beside each other and are the same colour and design. The only difference between them is the word "all". 5 times in the last twelve months we have had the experience where separate operators have selected the "Add All Portfolios from Community" in error when they really only wanted to import a single record. The result has been that Alma commenced to import tens of thousands of records…

    8 votes
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  8. Create run now button for Upload Electronic Holdings integration profiles

    Currently, if the integration for an upload electronic holdings profile fails, you have to edit the profile, click save and run, and then monitor the job.

    Users should be able to right click or use the ellipsis button and choose Run Now from the Integration Profile List for any Upload Electronic Holdings integration profiles.

    8 votes
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  9. Retain local linking information following 'Link Local Portfolios to Community' function

    It would be useful if local linking information (parser parameters and static URL overrides) was retained in portfolios when linked to the Community Zone using the 'Link Local Portfolios to Community' function at Collection Service level. Currently, this is not the case and local linking information has to be restored manually to Community Zone-linked portfolios following this process (even though other local information such as coverage date overrides and notes are retained).

    8 votes
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  10. Export the print ISSN for electronic portfolios. Many journals with E-ISSNs also have print ISSNs and some systems only recognize the print

    Include the print ISSN for the electronic portfolio export. Many journals with E-ISSNs also have print ISSNs and some systems only recognize the print ISSN.

    7 votes
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  11. Add "Standard" as an Electronic Material Type option

    Hi Support,

    Currently, there is no option for "Standard" as an Electronic Material Type, if we can add the option by ourself will be useful.

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  12. 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…

    6 votes
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  13. How can we know which ISBN identifier be used to perform the "linking local portfolios to CZ" processing

    We have 2 local portfolios https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118558133 (v.1) & https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118558126 (v.2) which those 2 portfolios are linked to MMSID 9940441503411. See attached spreadsheet.
    As those 2 local portfolios with the 3 same set of ISBNs be involved (9781848211124, 9781848211117, 9781848211100), we have tried to link them to CZ by ISBN identifier. Only 1 local portfolios be linked to CZ successfully (see linking to community by ISBN identifiers_2.png). We have performed the linking process again and found that it is linked to the same CZ portfolio (bkey=10.1002/9781118558126). We are wondering which ISBN identifier be used for the linking processing if we have…

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  14. Have more file format choices for loading profiles in the ES-Editor

    Rather than only being able to download profiles in Excel format in the Electronic Services Editor, it would be nice to be able to use MARC and text formats as well. There could be a radio button selection for file format. This would be better than using a profile import, since the Electronic Services Editor contains the link resolver and the profile import does not. Thank you.

    6 votes
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  15. Aggregator package bulk load

    Need a way to connect to vendor to automatically integrate package titles into Alma. This will be very beneficial for cost and usage purposes.

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  16. Add searching by ISSN in the E-activation task list

    Would like the ability to search by ISSN in the e-activation task list added

    6 votes
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  17. Enable 776 as a match point for Link Local Portfolios to Community function

    Currently this only works for ISBN/ISSN matches in the 020/022 fields. Many CZ records do not have these fields but do have 776 fields with ISBNs. Enabling this as a match point would greatly improve automatic linking of entire sets.

    6 votes
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  18. Prevent deletion of portfolios with access type perpetual or current plus perpetual

    When deleting portfolios individually or through a batch process, add a feature to flag/warn about portfolios with perpetual or current plus perpetual for the access type before they are deleted. It could be similar to the message and process you run into upon trying to delete a portfolio with an active po line or a physical holding with an active po line. My library's portfolios attached to larger collections often do not have PO lines (as much of this work was done in our former library system prior to Alma migration). Adding a perpetual access type to portfolios is relatively…

    5 votes
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  19. Add the ability to record enumeration in portfolios

    More and more frequently, we have access to multi-volume e-resources where each volume has its own static URL (and therefore, its own portfolio) and all the e-volumes are linked to the same bib record, the same way a multi-volume print resource's volumes would be. I'd like to see an enumeration field in portfolios so that volume information (not the same as coverage) can be recorded, indexed, and displayed.

    5 votes
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  20. E-Inventory Import Profile defect - inability to distinguish multiple services

    When setting up an electronic import profile that relies on an electronic collection with multiple services, it is unclear which service I'm selecting. Please correct or "enhance" the obvious defect and make these services distinguishable. One option would be to include the custom description field from the service level.

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