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  1. Add "Delete or replace URL's SUFFIX" to Job "Change Electronic portfolio information"

    Sometimes it is necassary to change or delete the URL in portfolio information for a set of portfolios. It is possible to delete or replace URL's prefix in Electronic Portfolio information, but it is not yet possible to delete or repclace url's suffix .
    For us it would be very useful to have both opportunities.

    97 votes
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  2. Allow Alma users to choose the match routine when using the ‘Link to Community’ tool to link portfolios to a community zone collection.

    The ‘Link to Community’ match routine for matching local portfolios to the CZ is too restrictive. We would like to be able to use our local bibliographic records and have them link to portfolios in the CZ, however, the match rate is dependent on what metadata is available in the CZ records, which are often brief and do not contain the ISSN/ISBN match point that Ex Libris has selected for that collection in the CZ.
    Alma users should be able to choose the match routine when using the ‘Link to Community’ tool, similar to how we can choose the match…

    60 votes
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  3. Alma overlap analysis tool to include different identifiers in one comparison

    We would find it useful if the overlap analysis tool compare a list that includes different identifiers. i.e. ISSN, EISSN, ISBN, EISBN, TITLE in one comparison.
    Currently it only allows you to compare overlap within just one identifier. This is very important with collections from vendors that include different kinds of material.
    Being able to conduct this kind of overlap analysis is important for us in terms of making purchasing decisions and we feel that including this kind of feature in the overlap analysis tool would make this a more efficient process within Alma.

    204 votes
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  4. PDA import profiles for electronic titles - limit matching to specific electronic collection

    The ability to limit matching of imported MARC record against existing records with portfolios in a selected electronic collection was release for repository import profiles in the Feb 2024 release in response to a previous Ideas Exchange submission:
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/15312516-repository-import-profiles-for-electronic-titles

    Echoing the comments added to that Ideas Exchange post following the release, it would be really helpful if the same functionality could be release for PDA import profiles too, for the same reasons originally stated.

    22 votes
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  5. Add vendor UTB to Upload Electronic Holdings workflow

    The vendor UTB has already e-collections in CZ which have dozens of activations in the EMEA region. We've already contacted the vendor, and they would be willing to implement the Upload Electronic Holdings workflow.

    Vendor name: UTB
    Website: https://www.utb.de
    Contact: Tanja Klapputh, klapputh@utb.de
    Alma Interface name: UTB GmbH

    23 votes
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  6. Create an electronic collection for the "Zhong hua jing dian gu ji ku"

    The Zhonghua Classics Database contains the standard punctuated versions of many important Chinese classical texts in the fields of philosophy, history and literature (such as biji) as published by Zhonghua Shuju and other major publishers of punctuated editions. The database also includes the 360 volume Quan Song Wen《全宋文》set as e-books. Quan Song Wen is a collection of Chinese prose dating from the Song dynasty that was first published in 2006 by 上海辭書出版社.
    In addition to browsing whole titles, this digitized version has been optimized to search simultaneously variant forms of characters (defaults can be changed in the advanced search), and…

    12 votes
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  7. Sorting electronic collections by "Public name (override)"

    When searching for electronic collections, results lists can currently only be sorted by collection name or by rank. It would be very useful if the list could also be sorted by "Public name (override)".

    Currently, for each entry in the result list, the name from the field "Public name (override)" is displayed first, followed by the collection name - which equals the public name - in parentheses. However, the alphabetical order is determined by the public name. This results in a collection list sorted by the names which are in second place and in parantheses. This is rather confusing and…

    11 votes
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  8. Record all changes to an Electronic Collection in the History tab, by user or System and the change made

    All changes to be recorded in the Electronic Collection History tab, including the user account or System making the change and what was changed.

    Currently there are many "System" changes only recording the Modification Date by Old Value of the previous last change and the New Value of the date of change.

    But there is no information as to what was changed.

    I am not going to provide examples of what should be changed and risk only those changed being done, as simply everything should be recorded. This is the purpose of a History log.

    Currently Ex Libris expects customers…

    5 votes
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  9. Create ACS eBooks Collection 2024

    I'd like ExLibris to create a CZ collection for "ACS eBooks Collection 2024" so that we can activate the content and make it available to our users via our discovery layer.

    12 votes
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  10. Improve E-Resource Activation Task handling for additional copy ebook orders

    Currently when an additional copy of an already active ebook is ordered, there is no e-resource task added to the Electronic Resource Activation Task List, since the resource is already active. However, we add interested users to almost all of our ebooks, and if there is no activation task, the interested users are never being notified.

    If the ebook order is already on an active item, it would be nice if the interested users would automatically be notified, or just have an e-resource activation task added as normal to fulfill the process of notifying the interested users.

    2 votes
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  11. Flag individual articles in Alma as being unavailable.

    ExLibris cannot verify accuracy between supplied metadata and a referenced database. As a result, there are times when an article is listed in Primo as available online; However, when the patron tries to retrieve the article, the database returns a not found error. This has been frustrating for our patrons.
    Currently there is no way to flag an individual article as being unavailable. As a result, this becomes a recurring error for our patrons; with no option to correct.
    Suggest providing a way to:
    1. flag individual articles as available / not available by database
    2. date and notes on…

    3 votes
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  12. Add support for importing .mrk files

    At the moment Alma only supports importation of resources as .mrc files. These files are trickier to work with than .mrk and add a lot of unnecessary time to our import workflows (converting back and forth, "saving as" frequently, losing changes - especially for large imports).

    2 votes
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  13. Allow license on NZ - managed electronic resources to be viewed by member institutions in their IZs

    For electronic resources activated in the Network Zone where access is distributed to member institutions in the consortium, license terms attached to the e-resources cannot be viewed in the IZs of member institutions. License terms can be viewed by institutions only by searching Primo VE, only if "Enable Display of License Information" is enabled in their Fulfillment configurations. This is not an optimal way to search and view license terms for these resources are shared via the NZ.

    Since institutions in the consortium have access to the resource via the Network Zone, it would be beneficial if staff at member…

    4 votes
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  14. Additional Report to ExLibris Option

    Adding the option to "Report to Ex Libris" from the Electronic Titles search page would make reporting issues to them much more streamlined.

    Currently you have to
    1) Find out what collection it is in
    2) Go to the portfolio list
    3) Search for the title
    4) Then you have the option to Report to Ex Libris by clicking the three dots

    https://app.screencast.com/a6QyxCDQwdeNf

    6 votes
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  15. Add PsycTherapy collection for Ebsco

    There is no working collection for PsycTherapy for Ebsco. Using the proquest collection does not solve direct linking and requiers constant updates off the linking to work

    1 vote
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  16. When running a Remove local coverage indicated, set Which coverage statement will be applied to "only global"

    When running a Change Electronic Portfolio Information job with "Remove local coverage" indicated, in addition to removing all local coverage information, also set the portfolio's "Which coverage statement will be applied?" field to "Only global."
    Leaving it as one of the local options incorrectly marks the portfolio as having local information if it is listed in the Community Zone Updates Task List.

    1 vote
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  17. Functionality to manage unique URLs for NZ local collections

    In instances where there is no CZ collection for an e-resource, we have to create Network Zone local collections in Alma to allow our consortium members to discover and access the content in Primo. However, we are not able to do so if each member has a unique access URL for the resource.

    We would like to see functionality in Alma that would allow us to manage unique identifiers for URLs for each member in NZ local collections.

    3 votes
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  18. Include submitter name with Report to Ex Libris form

    Any Alma user who can access the action menu of a portfolio or electronic collection can submit the Report to Ex Libris form, but the Salesforce case is opened with the CRM contact chosen on the form. Unless the submitter includes their own name in the form's description field, it becomes impossible for the CRM contact to determine who opened the Salesforce ticket.

    Please include the name or primary ID of the logged-in Alma user in the Salesforce ticket. This will facilitate follow-up with the staff member who reported the issue.

    4 votes
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  19. bhanlon3@jhu.edu

    Health Affairs Archive - Please add Collection:

    The journal "Health Affairs" is currently in the collection "Single Journals". The publisher (Project Hope) has recently created an Archive for purchase. It is titled "Health Affairs Archive" and covers content from 1981-2020.

    We need a portfolio for the Archive so we can purchase it, because we already have a subscription order this year on the existing portfolio.

    Please create a Project Hope Collection in the Community Zone that includes two portfolios:

    1. The existing portfolio for Health Affairs currently in the Single Journals collection (CKB ID/CZ MMS ID: 99954921386894)
    2. A new portfolio titled…
    1 vote
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  20. Create an Alma Idea exchange category for License

    There is no category specific for the License area of Alma, which makes it difficult to find other's ideas for License improvements. I had to choose a category for this idea and went with "Resource management - Electronic", and definitely didn't want to go with "other"

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