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  1. MDE Search Resources mask should be empty

    When opening the Search Resources mask in MDE, the previous search is still in the data mask. For us there is no benefit for this behavior and we would like to have an empty mask and not to clear the mask every time before starting a new search.
    (If other libraries need this opportunity, we would suggest to make the default settings for this mask customizable)

    55 votes
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  2. Authority data: first indicator in the bibliographic record

    Now we have many mistakes in our bibliographic records in the settings of the first indicator by connecting with authority data (GND, IdRef, ..). It would be great to have an automatic process, which takes over the first indicator of the authority data to the bibliographic record when you select the authority heading.

    What you have then is the following: First indicator, preferred term and authority identifier are taken over from the authority record to the bibliographic record by using “select” in the index view of the authority record.
    It would be great, if this is implemented for 1XX/6XX/7XX in…

    25 votes
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  3. Notes on bibliographic records should open as a pop-up message when a user starts editing the record.

    We have the option to add notes to bibliographic records in Alma which are only visible in the metadata editor. This is found under record actions – add note. The option to add notes here is very practical, but it is easy for the cataloger to ignore the note. To make the note harder to ignore it should open as a pop-up message when you first start to edit the bibliographic record in the metadata editor. This could be added as a feature that each library could turn on or off in their configuration menu.

    13 votes
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  4. Notes, expected receiving date and storage location ID for items should be visible in list view

    When searching for physical items in the repository search it would be practical for a note field to be visible from the search result list. In advanced search for physical items, you can search for internal note 1-3, statistical note 1-3 and public note, it would save time if you could see these without editing each item. Using the existing option for adding and removing columns in the repository search (manage column display) you should be able to choose which of these fields you would like to be visible. These fields should then be included when you download an excel…

    12 votes
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  5. MARC field 788 should be searchable

    The MARC field 788 ("Parallel Description in Another Language of Cataloging") is used by Library Archives Canada to store information about how to link to record numbers of alternate languages (ie, French to English, and vice versa). This information goes into the $$w (Record number) field.

    Having this field searchable would assist in finding records for the same things in different languages.

    7 votes
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  6. Contribute to CZ records : GND Authority File for 1XX/7XX Fields

    A library wants to enhance CZ Bibliographic Records, one is asked by ExLibris to comply to their cataloguing standards (Alma Community Catalog: Cataloging Standards, Policies, Rights, and Responsibilities (exlibrisgroup.com)). On page 7 of those standards it is stated:

    "Since we have a one record policy in the CZ, the issue of languages has been the most challenging part of the solution. The current decision is that the language of the item dictates the language for cataloging. (…) Similarly, the forms of name used as authorized access points in the record should be consistent with the language of cataloging--– LCNAF if…

    12 votes
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  7. Please allow Enum C and Enum D selection in Physical Items Enrichment of Publishing Profile

    As we construct a crucial Publishing Profile, we need to fetch our Enum C and Enum D. However, in the Physical Items Enrichment option of the publishing profile, these fields are not available. Our go-live is scheduled later this year and lack of Enum C and Enum D causes a great deal of concern.

    3 votes
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  8. Metadata Editor: add filter sort by type XSL

    It would be helpful when searching for shared norm rules to be able to sort by type XSL. Right now when looking for a rule to copy and customize we have to pick thru a list of several hundred, because the majority are drool.

    1 vote
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  9. Suppress bib record when no active portfolios/services

    If a record has zero active services, it should be automatically suppressed in Primo. When we choose to use the CDI records for a collection instead of the CZ records, there is a button to "change to CDI-only full text activation." This suppresses the service, but it does not suppress the bib records. We have to manually run a job on each collection to also suppress the bib records. Most of the time this is fine (even though it's an extra step), but if some of the CZ bib records overlap with other collections, we don't necessarily want to suppress…

    126 votes
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  10. Merge rules: Make primary and secondary records configurable

    For merge rules, it is currently fixed which of the two records involved is primary and secondary. However, for certain scenarios, it would be very handy to have the possibility to change that default configuration (a) as default for the specific rule, and (b) when applying the merge rule in the metadata editor. For example, if you want to use external search to enrich your record on the left pane with the record on the right pane. This functionality would also facilitate the re-use of merge rules (say, you want the same kind of fields to be retained for an…

    1 vote
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  11. Controlled Vocabulary: Display locally managed controlled vocabularies in the Controlled Vocabulary Registry

    As a metadata administrator, I want one place in the Alma configuration that shows me all controlled vocabularies so that I can view and modify them more easily.

    Currently, locally managed controlled vocabularies (that are linked locally to just one specific field) aren't displayed in the controlled vocabulary registry. This makes it tedious to look them up, view and modify them. To do so, you currently have to go to the specific field and subfield in the metadata configuration. This costs a lot of clicks and feels tedious.

    1 vote
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  12. Controlled Vocabulary: Deploy Changes the from Controlled Vocabulary Registry Screen

    As a catalog administrator, I want to deploy controlled vocabulary changes from the controlled vocabulary registry screen with a deploy button so that don't lose time with navigating to another screen.

    Currently, controlled vocabularies that are managed in the controlled vocabulary registry must be deployed in a separate step by going to Alma configuration > Resources > Metadata management > e.g. MARC21 Bibliographic > Deploy.

    1 vote
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  13. Add indication that the bib. record has a MDE note

    It would be helpful to have an indication that there is a MDE note regarding this record posted by a cataloger.
    One option to see this indication can be on the preview of a bibliographic record. It can appear the same way as when there is an order for the record (see photo attached), and if you click the number, it should take you to the note.
    Additionally, it should be either reportable to Analytics or searchable in Alma, so that it will be possible to find all the records that have MDE note.

    54 votes
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  14. Job or tool for extraction of related bibliographic records

    We would like the ability to get a hold of or extract the related bibliographic records in bulk based on a set of (other) bib-records.

    Alma already now automatically displays related records in "other details". We understand that the links are built based on bibliographic data in the MARC linking fields: 773, 774, 777, 786, 800, 810, 811, and 830 (subfield w,x,z).

    An example of a related record is a title within a monographic series. In this case, the bib record for the single monograph has a 830 $w with the MMS-ID/system number of the superordinate bib record.

    We would…

    122 votes
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  15. Sort by Publication Date: Full MARC21 capability for sorting (detailed date sorting via 008).

    In Alma the option of sorting search results by "publication date" (emphasis on "date") is included in the "sort by" function. For the publication date of television materials, a detailed date can be given in 008[11-14] in MARC21 (with the code 008[6]=e). This should be taken into account when sorting.

    8 votes
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  16. Show import profile for record versions in MDE

    If I could see which import profile brought in which version of a bibliographic record within the MDE, I'd find it a lot easier to spot issues with import profiles (e.g. timing, merging, normalization rules). I think the best place for this info would be after the timestamp, e.g. "Version: 2 Created By: System (13/09/2023 15:11:01 BST) IMPORT PROFILE NAME"

    3 votes
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  17. Ability to search for duplicate varying text in two different Marc subfields within the same MARC field

    Using the Indication rule "recordHasDuplicateSubfields", it is possible to find duplicate subfields that have the same value within the same field, but it is not possible to find duplicate subfields if the subfield content is different.
    For example, we can't find a 245 field that contains two different 245 b subfields.
    Having this possibility would greatly help us to identify cataloguing errors.

    3 votes
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  18. Authority Control Task List Ability to Sort by Bib Headings

    Authority Control Task List Ability to Sort by Bib Headings
    It would be helpful to be able to sort the authority control task list by Bib Headings, as often the same names appear multiple times. When these names have multiple names in the national authority file after pressing F3, it is necessary to view all the names to find the correct name to use. It is time consuming to have to go back to the same group of names over and over and over and over.
    If I could sort the names in the task list, then when I find…

    3 votes
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  19. Mouse cursor after save

    In the Meta data editor after "save", the cursor goes to the LDR field. It would be nice if the cursor will go to the search of Alma.

    1 vote
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  20. Metadata Editor: Search Resources: Enhance importation of OCLC WorldCat records into Alma

    As an alternative to using OCLC Connexion or OCLC Record Manager, we like to import OCLC records into Alma using Search Resources (z39.50) in the Metadata Editor. It is a more streamlined workflow for us to stay within the Alma environment for record search and importation, rather than switching between Alma and OCLC Connexion.

    However, this method of importation does not inform OCLC that we have taken a record, for their purpose of flagging us as a holdings library in WorldCat.

    Additionally, the imported record is not automatically saved in Alma, as it would be when imported via OCLC Connexion…

    9 votes
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