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  1. We hope the Electronic Operator role can use the Community Zone Updates Task List feature.

    At present, the Community Zone Updates Task List feature is only available for the three roles:
    * Repository Manager,
    * Purchasing Operator,
    * Purchasing Manager,
    These three roles have too many privileges.
    We hope the Electronic Operator role can use the Community Zone Updates Task List feature.

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  2. Give General Electronic Services controls to Discovery and Eresource Management Roles

    The settings for General Electronic Resources are nested in the Fulfillment Configuration menus and require the Fulfillment Administrator role. However, General Electronic Services deals with creating and displaying links based on different parameters, such as a link to a problem report form, to external link resolvers, search services like Google Scholar, and many other potential services. GES is, as I see it, fits more in Discovery Configuration (controlling what shows up for end users) or Electronic Resources Management (controlling which links for external services show up). I propose that anyone with Discovery or EResources Manager Roles should have access to…

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  3. Link local portfolios from IZ to CZ manually by selecting the appropriate CZ portfolio when there are multiple matches

    We have encountered many cases where there are multiple possible matches on an ISBN in a CZ collection, but those multiple matches don't actually have the same linking. This causes us to have to manually check each link one-by-one when we run the job to connect local portfolios to the CZ. It would be preferable to skip a title when running the job on the set when there are multiple matches and be able to perform a search from the individual local portfolio itself to select the appropriate CZ portfolio manually.

    I like being able to take advantage of the…

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  5. SAML authentication for patrons for Resource Sharing

    Currently, when an article or book chapter that a patron requested for has been fulfilled through resource sharing in Alma, the patron receives a document delivery notification letter informing the patron to download the requested article or book chapter. The URL link for SAML authentication for patrons requires SAML to be configured for Alma in addition to Primo VE (See support case 06050447). As Alma is intended for only library staff to login to work, I think it is best not to expose Alma's URL to patrons. Hence, I think that all patron services should be authenticated through Primo VE…

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  6. Add CDI articles to (digital) collections

    We'd like to be able to add individual articles to (digital) collections, as there are often articles which are relevant to the collection topic, but currently cannot be included, as only items with bib records in Alma can be added to collections.

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  7. Add Ebsco's Veterinary Source to the Community Zone

    Ebsco offers a new database called Veterinary Source which isn't available as an electronic collection through the CZ. It would be great to have this database added.

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  8. Add a Delete button for portfolios in the Community Zone Updates Task List

    Could a "Delete" button be added to the set of available options when reviewing portfolios in the CZ Updates Task List? There are options to Test Access and Edit the portfolio, but in order to delete a portfolio you must leave the list and do a separate search. It would be much more efficient if there was an option to delete from within the list.

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  9. Has Local Information on CZ Updates Task List shows up even when Global Coverage is being utilized instead

    If a portfolio is using global coverage information, but has local coverage information remaining, the portfolio shows up in the CZ Updates Task List under "Has Local Information" when updates come in, even though local coverage is not being utilized. If local coverage is not selected, it would make more sense for it not to show up in the list since it's not being utilized and therefore does not really matter at that point.

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  10. Add portolios from CZ Updates Task List to associated collection in bulk

    The Community Zone Updates Task List displays portfolios that were added to a non auto-active collection. But you can only handle these portfolios one by one. It would be helpful to select the desired portfolios and to add them in bulk to the associated collection.
    The planned solution from ExLibris to manage collections as auto-active collections is not wanted because not all portfolios that are automatically activated are interesting to the library (e. g. when the library has a specific book stock and does not provide its readers with all scientific disciplines).

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  11. portfolio acquisitions

    The Acquisitions tab does not have an indication that there is information on it (dog-eared) like the other tabs. Could this be updated so that this tab accurately reflects when there is additional information on it like the other tabs?

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  12. Add a Create Electronic Portfolio Job

    Post migration we had a lot of electronic resources that migrated to Alma as standalone bibs with no inventory or portfolios attached. Best practice in Alma for e-resources management would be to have portfolios attached to all of these records and to have as many of them sorted into local electronic collections as possible, so that global changes can be made from Admin by running a job.

    The process of manually adding local portfolios to each of these records is cumbersome. This idea would be to have a Create Electronic Portfolios Job that could be run from Admin on a…

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  13. Implement auto holdings for Oxford University Press Journals

    Implement auto holdings for Oxford University Press journals as is already done for Springer, Elsevier, Ovid.

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  14. Make it possible to activate a portfolio without making the the whole collection active

    I often find portfolios in other collections that I do not have active. I activate it and then move it to our active collection. The collection it was moved from then is in our alma without active portfolios.

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