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  1. 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).

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Add bib records for electronic collections to the "electronic titles" search

    Currently, bib records for electronic collections can only be found in an "all titles" search. We would like electronic collections to be considered inventory so that their bib records will be findable in an "electronic titles" search along with bib records for portfolios.

    7 votes
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  6. 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.

    7 votes
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  7. Allow overlap analysis for network zone collections

    Many of our electronic collections are managed in the network zone, but we can't do any overlap analysis on these collections. Is it possible to expand the overlap analysis functionality to include network zone collections, and to compare them to either institution zone, network zone, or community zone collections?

    7 votes
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  8. Add portfolio or collection inventory directly within license

    We would like the ability to associate a collection or portfolio with a license record directly in the Inventory tab, rather than having to go into the collection editor or portfolio editor of the product/title and associate the license from there. When working with the license record it'd be beneficial to be able to associate a related portfolio or collection from that tab.

    7 votes
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  9. 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

    7 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    6 votes
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  12. 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…

    6 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Alma - add a coverage field at electronic collection service level

    Right now the coverage of a portfolio is managed at portfolio level only. It would be very useful to have a chance to set up values for coverage also at service level, so that they are inherited by all the portfolios using that collection service.

    That would be useful when a) the portfolios share the same starting date in the license or b) when - as it happens now to us - for for a huge amount of portfolios we are still waiting from the publisher more detailed coverage information, but we know know for that we have at least…

    6 votes
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  17. 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.

    6 votes
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  18. CZ Updates Task List -- Add CDI coverage percentage updates

    When a collection is activated, sometimes the CDI is not activated as the coverage percentage is not high enough. When this percentage is updated to include more content it would be nice to be notified of this via the CZ Updates Task List.

    6 votes
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  19. Add a Community Zone filter to exclude consortial electronic collections from results

    When searching the Community Zone, would like to be able to weed out the electronic collections that are for consortia so it's easier to browse collections under certain providers. For example, searching "oxford*" produces 532 hits. A good percentage are packages for specific consortia. I assume this change would entail creating an identifier for consortial collections.

    6 votes
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  20. Choose which material types can be set to auto-active

    We propose that the "Activate new portfolios associated with service automatically?" setting for portfolios in an electronic service be more granular. In electronic collections that contain multiple material types, we would like to be able to select which material types be activated automatically. We've found the bib records for some material types aren't as good as others, and prefer to obtain them from other sources. But for some material types, such as journals, we would like to the CZ records.

    6 votes
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