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  1. Make all PNX elements referable in Template URLs (of General E-Services) and Dynamic URLs

    In the Template URL of a General E-Service and in the Dynamic URL of a given collection of e-resources you can currently refer to any piece of metadata that Alma has included in the Context Object ("CTO"). The attributes of the Context Object are based on the OpenURL 1.0 standard but while this standard provides slots to convey any kind of locally scoped metadata (e.g. local identifiers) as well as globally scoped metadata (e.g. ISBN, ISSN, OCN, DOI) and descriptive metadata (e.g. author name, book title, journal title, article title) there is currently no way to let Alma include locally…

    97 votes
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  2. Openurl resolver to search CDI when no full text services found in Alma

    Sometimes the Alma openurl resolver can't locate an item, but you can find it in the CDI, so could the openurl resolver search the CDI by title + authors for possible matches? Perhaps present any results as suggestions, a bit like bX recommendations, so as not to raise expectations that the correct document has been found.

    Here's an example. JSTOR has a record for a paper that was published in print in SAE Transactions, ISSN 0096-736X, 2001, Vol.110, p.86-92
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/44724287

    But the paper is published online as SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-0233, ISSN 0148-7191
    https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/2001-01-0233/

    It is available in SAE Mobilus…

    3 votes
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  3. Set Linking Parser Parameters at the Interface level

    It would be more efficient to set the Linking Parser Parameters at the interface level, with an option to override the parameter at the Service Link level.

    For example, I want to set our university's ProQuest clientid at the ProQuest interface level rather than have to open each of our 20+ ProQuest collections to edit the Service Link Parameters.

    4 votes
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  4. Two or more EBSCO plugins for Alma

    As we have two organizations that Alma is serving and therefore two EBSCO subscriptions it would be usefult to configure two EBSCO Integration Profiles as well. Now we have to choose which organization's EBSCO is configured to Alma and the other is not.

    We have two different API User ID's (in form custid.groupid.profileid) but now the other is ignored.

    15 votes
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  5. Use a link shortener for the permalink on Alma Services pages

    Alma Services pages offer permalinks, but these links can be very long. Primo and Summon permalinks are shortened.

    Primo example: https://primo.csu.edu.au/permalink/61CSU_INST/1hkg98a/alma990009296670402357

    Summon example: http://tinyurl.com/ybkajbbe

    Alma Services pages should offer short permalinks using TinyURL or possibly a simple link using a unique identifier like Portfolio ID or MMS ID.

    10 votes
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  6. Improve OpenURL generation to remove blanks and duplicates

    Openurls generated could by Alma/Primo be shorted by:

    1. Not sending duplicate parameters.
    2. Not sending empty parameters.

    Background:

    We have noticed that OpenURLs produced by Alma/Primo (which are then sent on to our ILLiad server, which can require redirection to get the patron authenticated) can be VERY long. So long in fact, that they can produce errors for our ILLiad web server. The ILLiad server will end up reporting "Request header is too large", and the user is left with a HTTP Status 400 Bad request error.

    We believe the responsibility here is on the Alma/PRimo side as the urls generated…

    14 votes
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  7. Enable the customization of the label of Unpaywall API link.

    The unpaywall link displays with the label of "Unpaywall" in the ViewIt window of Primo. This may not be an intuitive description for some users.

    We would like the option to change the service label as we do for other services in Alma.

    19 votes
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  8. OADOI/Unpaywall link doesn't display where needed

    I originally posted the idea https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/16880380-add-oadoi-org-as-an-option-in-uresolver which was implemented in the Alma November release.

    It looks like it's implemented the feature exactly as I suggested – unfortunately the method I suggested turns out to be exactly wrong for the use case as I (admitted briefly) described it! :-{

    Our use case, more specifically, is that when we don’t have full text for an item but an OA version is available through Unpaywall, we want that Unpaywall option to appear very visibly for users. (Being a bit fuzzy on the relationship between uResolver, GetIt, ViewIt, and when these all appear) I…

    10 votes
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    Under Review  ·  Dana Moshkovits responded

    Thank you for your feedback.
    Today Primo does present viewit services for resources that do not have full text indications.
    We will check with Primo if this can be changed as the Unpaywall service can appear also when there is no full text service.

    Note that this issue is not relevant to PrimoVE

  9. NZ EBSCO Link Resolver Plug-in

    Currently in the NZ, if you use the EBSCO Link Resolver Plug-in, it is applied all of the libraries using the NZ. We are not able to activate the plug-in for specific libraries in the NZ. Not all of the libraries want to use the link resolver plug-in. Also, along with being able to activate the plug-in for specific libraries, the plug-in will also need to be set up for the specific customer ID. Currently, when we have the link resolver plug-in activated in the NZ, all libraries are being filtered by all of the available EBSCO resources paid for…

    36 votes
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  10. resolver proxy

    Provide the ability to use Azure AD as a resolver proxy

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  11. Use NZ records for full text links in Primo search results

    There is an issue with full text links not appearing in the Primo record when the incorrect ISSN is in the 022$y field. If the incorrect ISSN is in an IZ record, the search stops there and there is no full text link in Primo when in actuality there is full text available from the NZ. Can the NZ records be used in this case, not just end at the "bad" IZ record?
    My end goal would be that when looking for full text, the search doesn’t end with an IZ record that may or may not have the correct…

    24 votes
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  12. Customize / brand resolver window

    We have Direct Linking turned on for articles, but there are always some cases where the article can't be found and the link takes the user to the resolver window. Our users are mystified by this window because there is no Tufts branding and they aren't at all sure where they have landed or what they are supposed to do there. Our previous resolver allowed us to fully customize this window. I asked Support about it and they said it isn't customizable. We need to be able to brand it.

    9 votes
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  13. Link to next higher level when Alma can't match to article or chapter

    When Alma cannot successfully link to an article because of no exact match is found, it would be helpful for Alma to use alternative metadata, such as the page number, to target. It would also be useful to users to be taken to the next higher level of the publication, e.g., the journal issue page. If there is uncertainty about the issue, then users should be taken to the journal page.
    This problem frequently arises for short pieces and book reviews. For example, some journals publish book reviews in a section entitled, "Book Reviews", rather than as separate articles. In…

    39 votes
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  14. Merge electronic services from the same vendor/interface in the viewit

    When there are multiple services in the viewit from the same vendor/interface, Alma should merge them instead of showing of the same vendor name multiple times which just confuses patrons.
    In the end the link goes to the same place - just coming from different packages from the same vendor we got

    8 votes
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  15. For general electronic services links at the item level, allow the item id to be used in the URL

    When a General Electronic Service is added as an item-level service, the URL template may be configured to make use of the a bunch of Holdings and item-level information, for exampe, the barcode. But the item id is not included as a possibility. Please add this as an option.

    21 votes
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  16. Resolvable URL that links to the ALMA record

    From doing a search outside of ALMA, I have an MMS_id for a record I want to look at. (E.g. 9913920213502836 )

    I want to be able to share this record page with a colleague, or store a pointer to the record in a document or spreadsheet.

    The most useful approach would be to use a URL, where I could display the MMSid as the text, while pointing to the record as the URL ( e.g. www.myalmadomain/mng/action/showrecord.do?mms_id=9913920213502836 )

    Because of how the page is built, there doesn’t appear to be a single url I can use…

    5 votes
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  17. Link Resolver API Plugins

    While this would be helpful across the board, specifically with ProQuest's ownership of ExLibris it seems a logical step to add a link resolver API to increase the efficacy of the services page.

    Specifically request a Proquest Link Resolver API Plugin that would allow Alma to do a pre-check to ProQuest to see if full text is available. If the pre-check API query returns 0 matches, then the Full Text Service would be suppressed and the user would see 'No Full Text' on the Services Page. This would address certain linking issues where the services page recognizes full text is…

    1 vote
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  18. Full text hyperlink from the title level.

    Direct linking to the article (when available) directly from the title result (that is make the titles hyperlinked to the full-text).

    1 vote
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  19. Allow General Electronic Services links to populate the services menu

    Currently, the only way for a link from one of our sources such as Web of Science through Primo to the resource is using the General Electronic Service (GES). The problem is that "No full text available" will display in the services menu. SFX had the ability to make the GES link display in the services menu. Is there a way to force the Proquest D&T GES link to display in the services menu instead of the "No full text available" message?

    2 votes
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  20. Use all of the author fields when creating a display record from an Alma resolver call.

    Right now, if you pass an openurl call to the resolver with fields of rft.au fields and rft.aufirst or rft.aulast the record created does not include the main author represented in the rft.aufirst and the rft.aulast.

    6 votes
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