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  1. Allow more then 5 Digital Resource Copyright Declarations

    By now Digital Resource Copyright Declarations are limited to 5 declarations. This is not enough and not even covering all CC licenses. There should be an unlimited number of copyrights or at least 20.

    39 votes
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  2. Make Public Note of a Representation Translatable

    The public note of a representation is not translatable. This would be useful for following use cases:


    • The library wants to offer high-resolution digital reproductions of individual files from representations on demand.

    • The library wants to comment on the quality of files from a representations (eg. not OCRed).

    • The library wants to inform, that the digital files does not contain complete content, etc.

    By now following components in relation with digital content are translatable :


    • Collection name and description

    • Copyright declarations

    • The denied note in the access right policy

    It would offer a more streamline experience to discover digital content,…

    11 votes
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  3. All fields for Alma Digital MARC21 end user deposit form

    Currently the MARC21 form for deposit only support 245$a , $b , $c and 520$a
    However the Qualified Dublin Core form can choose from all DC fields.
    We would like the MARC21 Form to have the option to support all MARC fields. This would bring the MARC21 form functionality in parity with the DC Form functionality.

    A use case for this is the Alma Digital end user deposit functionality. Currently the minimal 4 MARC fields are not sufficient to capture the wealth of information we need for end user deposit. With more MARC 21 fields supported we could create very…

    9 votes
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  4. Add Breadcrumbs (Collection Path) to Alma Viewer

    Like Hansel & Gretel, would be good for users to have a trail of breadcrumbs to follow home.

    That is option for Alma Viewer to display the context of the item (which collection the item belongs to if any) as defined by Alma Collections and published to Primo discovery collection lobby.

    This would enable the user, provided with a deep-link to an item in Alma Viewer, to browse related items (other items in the same collection) in Primo or return home where applicable.

    61 votes
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  5. Enable provenance ID field in batch ingest for digital representations

    In the November 2019 release new fields (Provenance ID and File provenance ID) were added for digital representations and files.

    These fields are not supported in the batch ingest processes.

    It should be possible for institutions to specify these fields in whichever batch ingest methods they use. eg. Upload CSV or Excel should have corresponding columns. For xml uploads the inventory information tab in the import profile should allow the user to specify where these IDS are to be extracted from.

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/040ResourceManagement/050Inventory/030ManagingDigital_Resources

    12 votes
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  6. alma digital

    When our MARC metadata displays in the Alma Digital viewer, a semicolon is added in the format field where a space appears in our MARC record 300 field between subfields a and b.

    We have not encountered other fields where punctuation is added or changed between what we have entered into the Alma Metadata Editor and delivery, so we're not sure why this field has this problem.

    7 votes
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  7. Alma-D 인터페이스 상에서 업로드 가능한 단일 파일 용량을 500MB -> 5GB (AWS 허용 용량) 로 확대

    Alma 상의 Digital Uploader 나 Add Digital Representation 에서 업로드 가능한 단일 파일 용량을 500MB -> 5GB (AWS 허용 용량) 로 확대해 주시길 부탁드립니다.

    저희는 Alma-D 를 통해 간접적으로 AWS S3 를 이용하고 있는 것인데 AWS S3 가 지원하는 최대 5GB 까지의 업로드 기능을 Alma 에서 제한하는 것을 이해하기 어렵습니다.

    또한, 파일과 메타 연결 및 퍼블리싱이라는 Alma 의 기능을 이용하기 위해 Ex Libris 에서 책임지지도 않는 서드파티 툴을 이용해야만 한다는 것 역시 고객에게는 이해가 어려운 부분입니다.

    UHD 영상이 범람하는 시대에 500mb 라는 용량 제한(업로드 및 썸네일 생성 등에 동일한 용량 제한 적용되고 있음)은 동영상 콘텐츠의 구축과 활용에 커다란 불편사항이 되고…

    6 votes
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  8. Import profiles for dublin core bib update

    We can create a repository type import profile to update/remove fields of a set of MARC records or POLs but cannot for DC records. It would be great if we can match and update dublin core bibs by importing an xlsx or xml file.

    3 votes
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  9. Allow batch deletion of digital collections

    Batch creation is possible by EAD import, but batch deletion is impossible. Even though batch deletion for a collection with its sub-collections is allowed, there are limitations that the collections should be empty and must be in the same hierarchy. It would be great if I can make a set with the scattered empty collections' PIDs and delete them at once, as long as there is no sub-collection of the to-be-deleted collection.

    4 votes
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  10. Digital itemized sets

    Currently it is impossible to create an itemized set of digital titles/representations/files as the option of Rep ID header is not recognized by the system.

    53 votes
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  11. Do not publish to Primo bibliographic record if all its representations are inactive

    If a record does not include any material that the end-user can display or access, then it should not be searchable in Primo.
    For physical inventory, there is an option to enable the suppressBibWithSuppressedHol setting which means that if all physical holdings in a bib record are suppressed, then the bib record will automatically be suppressed from discovery.
    This idea asks to add similar option to digital content (Alma-D): when enabling the suppressBibWithSuppressedRep setting, any bib record that all its digital representations are inactive, will be automatically suppressed from discovery.

    42 votes
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  12. Related Digital Record Support

    For physical and electronic records there is a support for "related records" functionality / analytic cataloging (represented by 773 MARC field).

    We suggest to add this important functionally to digital records, so that the digital representation will be displayed in the View-It section of the related record as well as in the View-It of the main record (just as it is done for physical records by inheriting the inventory to the related record).

    29 votes
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  13. Publish Alma-D to Google Scholar

    By now it is not possible to publish Alma-D (Bib/Representation/File) to google scholar. There should be an option to publish Alma-D to google scholar at least on a set- or collection level.

    25 votes
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  14. Free text input option for Rep Label in Global representation Changes job

    Currently there is no option to remove Rep Label or create a rule that can make it void on the "Global Representation Changes" job. Please provide with Free text input option for Rep Label in Global representation Changes job, like Public Note.

    0 votes
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  15. Please add Collection Name (for Digital) to search index for creating a digital title set

    Please add Collection Name (for Digital) to search index for creating a digital title set. There is only collection pid field. Alternatively, please allow Keyword index refers Collection Name too.

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  16. Batch file download function to local PC (Alma-Digital)

    Please provide Select all and download them to local PC function on Digital Title > Representations > Files List

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  17. Access rights: Not available after X date

    Add an access rights parameter 'not available after x date' OR 'available till dd/mm/yyyy'

    Essentially an inverse embargo period.

    This would be extremely helpful for purchased and copyright material for which we have a limited licence, e.g. one semester or one calendar year.

    8 votes
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  18. Publish Alma-D to Google (Fulltext .txt, .pdf) and Google Images (.jpg, .tiff etc.)

    Provide option to Publish collection from Alma to Google (files of type .txt, .pdf for full-text indexing by Google) and Google Images (in the case of img formats .jpg, .tiff, etc.)

    This is an alternative to Primo discovery layer (Google is moderately popular search engine, Bing and Baidu etc.)

    https://images.google.com (or click Images tab in Google) show photos and thumbnails from all over the Internet, and Google allow you to upload an image and search where it came from or similar images which may be helpful to publish/assert the origins of a file.

    7 votes
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  19. Rights information in MARC records to display in Alma viewer


    1. Rights information for digital objects may be recorded in MARC fields:
      a. 540 (https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd540.html)
      b. 542 (https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd542.html)
      c. Possibly some other places too.
      There are only limited options in Configuring Delivery Profiles Metadata for MARC profile. - https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/030Fulfillment/080ConfiguringFulfillment/070DigitalFulfillment?uxp=true#ConfiguringDeliveryProfiles_Metadata There are no options to choose which MARC tags appear in the description area of the viewer.

    We would like to be able to configure the display of these fields in the Alma Viewer.

    20 votes
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  20. Thumbnail selection job for collection lobby

    Alma can create a thumbnail for digital files but it can't do it for collections. It is not efficient to select or upload each thumbnail manually for many collections. It would be helpful if there is a job that Alma selects the first or any random image from the files in the collections and show it as the thumbnail of the collection on Primo.

    3 votes
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