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  1. "Indicators to skip" should apply to single portfolio records

    When importing electronic portfolios through repository import there is an option to specify a MARC-field containing the URL to the resource. When configured, Alma extracts the URL from the first occurrence of that field, which might or might not be the desired full text URL.

    Next to this option is another option, "Indicators to skip", that looks like it could be used to specify further which occurrences of the field to ignore and which to use for the URL extraction, but this option is only taken in consideration for "multiple portfolios" imports.

    As the probably most likely source for an…

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  2. Better distinguish between local portfolios and CZ portfolios in the portfolios list

    When you are working in the portfolios list from the electronic service editor in an activated electronic collection and choose to add portfolios from the Community Zone, the list displays the local house icon for active portfolios and no icon for the inactive ones. However, from the electronic service editor portfolios list, active portfolios display with the CZ (double person) icon. Any local portfolios that you have added beyond the CZ collection display with the local house icon. I understand how it makes sense in different contexts, but it may be useful to have an icon that distinguishes between the…

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  3. Allow customers the option to set date parameters for displaying public notes and authentication notes

    We often use public notes and authentication notes to let users know if a particular service is temporarily unavailable or scheduled to undergo maintenance. Direct linking is disabled whenever these notes are present. We then have to remember to go back into Alma and remove these notes when the service becomes available again. It would be much easier if we could schedule these notes to display only during a specified time period (i.e., during the service maintenance window). Ideally, this would also mean that direct linking is only disabled during the period in which the note is "active."

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  4. 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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  5. Make electronic collection portfolios searchable by MMS ID

    Within an electronic collection, we would like the ability to search for portfolios using MMS ID. This would be useful for some maintenance tasks. Currently, it is only possible to search by Title, ISBN and ISSN.

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  6. A new Community Zone Updates Task List report for when a portfolio changes vendors

    CZ updates task list does not show titles switching from one vendor to another - that is a big issue for us. Eg. Philosophy of science changed from University of Chicago Press to Cambridge University. The portfolio URL is still Chicago Press, but one is redirected to Cambridge University.
    Finding info in CZ updates is extraordinarily difficult. Mostly because there are thousands of titles we don't have any reason to look at.
    It would be very helpful to be able to search the list by ISSN and OCLC number as well.
    It would be helpful to have a report indicating…

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  7. Removing old collection/overlap analysis reports

    It would be great if we could remove old collection/overlap analysis reports. There are a couple that we had run by accident or no longer need. we would like to keep this area of Alma neat.

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  8. ability to add local portfolio to bib directly

    Currently we must go to the alma menu --> add local portfolio and fill out a long form to create a local portfolio.

    The ability to search for a title and add a local portfolio would be much more efficient. Kind of like how we would add an item record.

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  9. Display linked import profiles in Electronic Collection view/editor

    It would be helpful if Alma displayed any import profiles set up to create portfolios (or delete) in an electronic collection when viewing/editing that e-collection. This would eliminate the need to go back to the import profiles themselves to verify which collections they work on.

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  10. Public Notes in the Service Level

    Allow Service Level Notes to be displayed at the portfolio AND collection levels, not just the portfolio level.

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  11. Ensure dynamic urls are not broken when using the new "move portfolios to a different collection" feature

    When using the new "move portfolios to a different collection" feature, the list of tasks that the move will perform includes a statement that dynamic urls may be broken and must be checked individually. This makes this feature unuseable except when moving very small numbers of portfolios. Since urls are essentially the most important data element in their portfolios, we need to be able to rely on the system not breaking them when using this feature.

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  12. Add Shibboleth to IngentaConnect parsers

    Shibboleth is available to sign in to IngentaConnect. Can Shibboleth be added to the IngentaConnect Parser in Alma so that Alma can resolve IngentaConnect URLs with a Shibboleth sign in please?

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  13. Improve filtering of packages in Community Zone

    When checking for a portfolio to import from the Community Zone, there can be large numbers of collections to sift through from the large suppliers. These appear in what I guess is reverse chronological order i.e. newest created first. It takes much scrolling and scrutiny if you don't want the collections that are offered first.
    There should be a way either to search for the collection you want, or to filter by collection via a drop down. This would save time and also help prevent selecting the wrong collection and possibly having broken links in the Alma linkresolver

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  14. Add moore options to local portoflio

    Usefull to be able to add moore fields in the "add local portfolio"Moore authors and a publishing year

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  15. Add "available for" information to "Electronic" tab in search results (All Titles)

    Currently when searching "All Titles" for something, if there are results that are electronic this information shows up in the Electronic tab. However, from this view we have no way of knowing which library has access to what title in our shared environment because this information is set at the collection, service, or portfolio level through the group settings (aka "available for"). If this information was displayed from the search results screen, this would save us time.

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  17. Retain local information in collections when performing Link Electronic Resources To The Community

    Retain local information in collections when performing Link Electronic Resources To The Community

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  18. Portfolios - Extended Export

    Dear All,

    we would like to export the inactive portfolios from a collection. This is not possible. All portfolios are always exported.

    Ute Ristau

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  19. Display e-ISBN (MARC 020 $a) in e-portfolio repository search results

    Currently the ISBN displayed in e-portfolio repository search results is the print ISBN stored in MARC field 776 $z. Please change to display the e-ISBN stored in MARC field 020 $a, or display both the print ISBN (776 $z) and e-ISBN (020 $a).

    The e-portfolio repository search finds the e-books. In a bib record for an e-book, the e-ISBN is stored in 020 $a, while the print version's ISBN is stored in 776 $z. It just does not make sense to display only the print ISBN, but does not display the e-ISBN in the e-portfolio results.

    The example records are…

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  20. Add bib metadata to custom view for portfolios

    Right now, there's no way to see edition (subfield 250) or publication/copyright date (subfield 260/264) from a list of portfolios.

    These fields should be added to the customize view options for portfolio lists.

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