Alma

Your feedback matters to us. Help us improve Alma by telling us what you’d like to see using the message areas below. You can also can support something already posted.

We would love to be able to respond to every idea that is submitted, but this is not feasible. We are, however, committed to responding to the most popular ideas—those that have received the most points.

For more information please review our FAQ and guidelines. Thank you.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Please add the ability to use the facets for Archival Materials according to LDR pos. 8 = a

    Hello,

    Most archival materials are cataloged as follows:
    LDR pos. 6 = p
    LDR pos. 8 = a
    Currently, the facet in Alma show these kind of materials as "Undefined".
    Adding a facet of "Achieve Material" according to LDR pos.8 = a, would be very useful.

    Thanks.

    59 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)

    Hi. 1. Are you stating that you want a new “Resource Type”?
    2. The definitions of the resource types are explained in the table titled “Rules Used to Create the Resource Type Field – MARC 21/KORMARC and UNIMARC” at https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/010Getting_Started/050Alma_User_Interface_%E2%80%93_General_Information/Searching_in_Alma#The_Resource_Type_Field
    3. Do you want a new row in this table which would be as follows?
    Archival materials. LDR pos. 8 = a
    4. The table is read top to bottom and as soon as match is found it stops. Where in the table would you like this new row to appear?
    5. How come the title of this suggestion states “LDR pos. 8 = a” but the comment from Feb. 2 also has “LDR pos. 6 = p”? We do not think “LDR pos. 6 = p” is a good idea. That is used for “mixed materials”. On the other hand “LDR pos. 8…

  2. Allow network zone administrators to unlink bibs from member institutions

    In many cases member institutions share records with the NZ that go against the consortium's policy. In these cases the only recourse is to ask the member institution to "copy to catalog", which unlinks the record, allowing the NZ to delete the bib record. This can be cumbersome in a large consortium. It should be possible for the NZ admins to perform this action, i.e. while working in the NZ to unlink a bib from member IZs, as though any institutions holding that bib had selected "copy to catalog".

    33 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  3. Deleting Network Zone Records from and Institution Zone in Bulk

    Members of Consortia (with appropriate privilege's) need to be able to delete bibliographic records managed in the Network Zone in Bulk from within the member institution Zone

    16 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  4. Create a Set of Inventory from a Title Set

    It would be very useful to be able to take a set of titles, and convert it into a set of inventory attached to those titles. Specifically, I would like to create a Portfolio set from a set of Electronic Titles. I have regular need to move groups of portfolios from one local e-collection to another. I have only a list of ISBNs to start with, which I use to create an itemized Electronic Titles set. However, moving portfolios requires a Portfolio set, which can only be created with Portfolio IDs. It is very cumbersome to arrive at the appropriate…

    41 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  5. New role for Manage Import Profiles

    Currently users must have a Cat Admin role or Gen Sys Admin role to be able to Manage Import Profiles (change/add profiles). This also gives them access to the Configuration area of Alma. There should be a role to permit users to Manage Import Profiles that does NOT also give them access to the Alma configuration area. Access to the Alma configuration menu should be separate from the ability to Manage Import Profiles.

    143 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  6. Automatically deactivate any scheduling of repository import profiles when import method changed to Upload Files/s

    When the import method of a repository import profile is changed to Upload File/s, any scheduling previously set for another import method should be automatically switched off.

    Currently the scheduling status for FTP/OAI has to be manually changed to inactive, in addition to changing the import method.

    This could easily be forgotten by staff making changes to import profiles and results in the scheduled metadata import jobs continuing to run and subsequently failing.

    The process would be streamlined and more efficient if scheduling could be automatically removed when an import profile is changed to an import method which does not…

    0 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  7. Greater functionality for the Manage Deleted Repository Function

    The other day I accidentally deleted several thousand portfolios that should not have been deleted. When I went to the "Manage Deleted Repository" functionality to restore them I found I could only restore them one by one. There was no option to mark multiple items on a page or to restore a page of items at a time. There was no option to reverse the job. This shows a remarkable lack of sophistication and is quite simply unacceptable in a modern LSP

    3 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  8. Preferred Term Correction job needs option to turn off the reordering of subfield URIs $$0

    We have implemented URIs into our bib records, but found that the Preferred Term Correction job is reordering the subfield $$0, where URIs are automatically clumped together at the end of the subject string and are no longer associated with the term. Even though the current best practice is for only one URI to be associated with the subject string and for it to be last in order, most subject headings with multiple subfields do not yet have a single identifier (URI) assigned to the entire subject string. There should be an option for the reordering to be turned off…

    3 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  9. Add 017 field (subfields a, b) in the search index.

    Currently this field (Copyright or Legal Deposit Number) is not indexed in MARC 21 Bibliographic Tag to Search Index Mapping. Would you please add it so that it?

    10 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  10. Option to export Alma search results and sets as CSV

    Right now Alma search results and sets can only be exported in XLSX-format. For performance (and other) reasons it would be good to have the option to export in CSV format.

    (Publishing this as an enhancement request was suggested by Ex Libris in public Salesforce case #00825531)

    28 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  11. Making it possible to use both arrow sign (←, →) as characters and Alma's directional character function.

    When we configure [Alma configration > Resources > General > Other settings > enabledirectionalcharacters > true], "←" and "→" can't be entered in the MDE.

    Also, if opening migrated records which include "→", all the "→" are deleted like the example below.

    Example)
    Before
    500 $$a 出版者変更: 日本ドクメンテーション協会 (-v. 36, no. 7 (1986.7))→情報科学技術協会 (v. 36, no. 8 (1986.8)-)
    After
    500 $$a 出版者変更: 日本ドクメンテーション協会 (-v. 36, no. 7 (1986.7))情報科学技術協会 (v. 36, no. 8 (1986.8)-)

    It takes time if we modify these records and also we can't follow cataloging standard ("→" sometimes includes in a title etc. of a material).…

    2 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  12. Local Authorities for Network Zone linked records

    Alma provides the possibility of local authorities for cataloguing in an Institutional Zone and its local records. Unfortunately I cannot use those local authorities if I work in a Network Zone environment for records linked to the Network Zone.
    I would like to:
    a. define the local authority in the Institution Zone.
    b. Link to this local authority in a local field 6XX (= with $$9LOCAL) via F3 in MDE even if the bibliographic record is linked to the Network Zone.

    1 vote
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  13. Add alphabetic title search field to the external databases search fields in Alma

    when searching external databases in order to import a relevant record i notice there are many search fields by words but non of them is by alphabetic order. Especially missing a search field by alphabetic title.

    1 vote
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  14. rerun Overlap and Collection Analysis

    There are certain reports that I would like to run in Overlap and Collection Analysis periodically. It would be helpful if I could rerun a past report instead of having to enter all the criteria every time.

    1 vote
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  15. Allow overlap analysis tool to include print as well as e

    We would find it useful if the overlap analysis tool could also compare against print holdings, as well as electronic. Currently it only allows you to compare overlap within electronic titles, however the functionality of the tool is useful in that you can upload a file containing a list of identifiers, set up the overlap and leave it to run.

    The only way to conduct print and e overlap analysis in Alma at the moment is to use the Title level overlap analysis dashboard in Analytics, which includes various overlap reports and includes both print and electronic. However, we have…

    29 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  16. Multiple Quick-Cataloging Templates

    Scenario:
    There are multiple workflows and purposes for which the Quick Cataloging interface is used. For example, in course reserves, staff frequently need to create records for different resource formats beyond book and article. Staff at the circulation desks need to create records any time an item brought to the desk is not found in Alma, and these resources can take any form - from sound recordings on CD to equipment like laptop chargers.

    Problem:
    Not all of these materials fit the current “book” and “article” templates provided for Quick Cataloging. To enable efficient use of the Quick Cataloging feature,…

    90 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  17. Make approved Purchase requests searchable in Primo

    By default, Purchase Requests are suppressed from search and discovery in Primo, whatever their status (In review, Approved, Rejected).
    We would like the library to have the possibility to automatically unsuppress Purchase Requests and to make them searchable once they have been Approved.

    23 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  18. "Display in Discovery" from any screen in Alma

    Make the Display in Discovery action available in any screen/view of a record in Alma, not just in a repository search or in portfolio lists. There is often the need to see how a resource displays in Primo when working in an item, orders, and other areas of records.

    9 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  19. Authority linking issue with bibliographic field 240

    We'd request that when Alma links up bib field 240 with a uniform title entered in authority record, it should take into account of bibliographic contents in field 240 PLUS field 100 ALTOGETHER, and link these combined contents with uniform titles entered in authority records.

    Currently, it links up the uniform title in field 240 only with authority record. So, those generic uniform titles e.g. Works, Poetry, etc. will be ambiguous, and do not have proper linking with their authority records established with author's name.

    Details, please refer to Salesforce case # 823121

    16 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
  20. Support for browsing, sorting and display by LC classification/call number, regardless of format

    I think Alma/Primo should strive to replicate a genuine browsing experience of the stacks as a feature. That functionality adds value to librarians and libraries (we can do things Google can't) and value to titles themselves, because they appear to users in a disciplinary content, part of a visible collection not just part of an aggregation / repository of searchable content.

    Better system support for integrated shelf list of print and electronic resources and browsing virtual stacks would be a win/win. It would help librarians maintain strong visible collections (we need the information too) and would help our online users…

    2 votes
    Vote

    We're glad you're here

    Please sign in to leave feedback

    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
← Previous 1 3 4 5 11 12
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base