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  1. Autoholdings integration for Nature (SpringerNature)

    Create an autoholdings integration profile for Nature titles. The titles are already being sent from SpringerNature, however, they get rejected due to the fact that they are not included in the Springerlink CZ Collection for autoholdings. I assume that is due to the fact they have a different base URL (www.nature.com). The tools are already there for the integration. It would be nice to have all SpringerNature titles included in the process.

    30 votes
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  2. Include "Dismiss Selected" button on the bottom of the page

    When scrolling through the Community Zone Updates Task List, you need to scroll back up to the top of the page to click the "Dismiss Selected" button. It would be most helpful if the same function could be applied at the bottom of the page as well.

    21 votes
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  3. "view in discovery" - a link with flaws

    The "view in discovery" function produces only a rudimentary link structure, which is not identical to the link structure produced by a call by end users accessing a portfolio directly in PrimoVE.

    Thus, the "view in discovery" function, which is designed to verify the presentation of portfolios in PrimoVE that are administered in Alma, is currently of limited use because administrators cannot assume that the view produced by this function actually corresponds to the view encountered by end users.

    For adequate quality assurance, it would be necessary if administrators could freely customize the link structure of the "view in discovery"…

    29 votes
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  4. 9 votes
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  5. Option to define another set of records to be included in the Database search

    The database search in Primo includes only electronic collections with collection type “database” or electronic collections with a collection level URL and an unsuppressed bibliographic record.
    Even though you can change the electronic material type of a portfolio to “database” these titles can’t be searched through the database search. This means we have to add local database collections even though the title can be activated through the community zone.
    An example is the electronic collection “De Gruyter Databases”. I should like to be able to include these in the database search.

    46 votes
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  6. Collection level access model setting

    Please create a setting where we can choose the ebook access model at the collection level. We have many ebook collections where we know everything in them is the same access model, usually unlimited (UA). It would be helpful to be able to set this at the collection level so every portfolio in that collection will have the access model display in Primo.

    64 votes
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  7. Suggestion for a Pearson eLibrary platform collection

    Unfortunately, there is no eCollection in ALMA yet for the Pearson eLibrary, which is operated by Pearson Germany for university libraries (https://elibrary.pearson.de). This new eBook platform contains important textbooks that we would like to make available to our students.

    Please add an eCollection for this Pearson eLibrary platform to our Discovery Indexes, KnowledgeBases and the Alma Community Zone.

    10 votes
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  8. when importing, create portfolio links *after* Process / Normalization Rules ( NR ) are applied (and not before as it is now)

    Right now static links in portfolios can be derived form 856 tags in imported MARC records.
    Sometimes however we need to manipulate those links to fit the needs of our institution. We could do that easily with a process based on a Normalization Rule (NR) defined in the import profile. But this doesn't work, since our changes to 856 are not considered by Alma when creating the Static links in Portfolios. Our best guess is that static links are created before NR/process are applied and not after. That's a pity.
    It would be great if static links were extracted from…

    6 votes
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  9. Suppress bibliographic records of electronic collections in NZ automatically.

    Currently bibliographies of electronic collections, which we select "Mark Bib as suppressed" on the page of "Activation Wizard: Electronic Collection and Services Setup" and activated from CZ, are suppressed in IZ. But these records are in NZ and can be searched with consortium scope of Primo VE. It would be great if it is suppressed not only in IZ but also in NZ automatically. The necessary workflow looks as follows:
    If held by one institution in a consortium and suppressed, suppressed from NZ.
    If held by some institutions, and only one of them suppresses, not suppressed from NZ.
    If held…

    18 votes
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  10. Ajouter le bouton "Informations de liaison" pour la sélection du portfolio lors de la création du lien vers la communauté

    Lorsque l'on souhaite lier un portfolio local à la communauté, on sélectionne notre portfolio puis on clique sur "Lien vers la communauté". Une sélection des portfolios de la CZ apparaît, mais parfois les portfolios sont très similaires et sans les "informations de liaison", il est impossible de les distinguer. Il est alors nécessaire d'annuler l'opération, de refaire une recherche du portfolio dans la CZ, de repérer lequel est le bon via les "informations de liaison" qui nous permettent de vérifier l'URL, et de noter son MMS. Puis de refaire l'opération de lien à la communauté.
    Pour plus de fluidité, il…

    3 votes
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  11. Add indications to Electronic Service & Portfolios showing when portfolios use MARC metadata instead of parser parameters for linking

    There are some electronic services and portfolios in the Alma CZ that do not use parser parameters. Instead, they use ISSN or some other element drawn from the MARC metadata to construct their links. However, there is no indication in Alma when a service or portfolio behaves this way. To the Alma user, it looks as if the portfolios must be misconfigured, as they have no parser parameters and no apparent way to link at the title level. This makes troubleshooting linking problems very difficult, and it conceals the actual linking functionality from Alma customers.

    To be fully transparent with…

    68 votes
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  12. Add portolios from CZ Updates Task List to associated collection in bulk

    The Community Zone Updates Task List displays portfolios that were added to a non auto-active collection. But you can only handle these portfolios one by one. It would be helpful to select the desired portfolios and to add them in bulk to the associated collection.
    The planned solution from ExLibris to manage collections as auto-active collections is not wanted because not all portfolios that are automatically activated are interesting to the library (e. g. when the library has a specific book stock and does not provide its readers with all scientific disciplines).

    1 vote
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  13. POLs are not closed when Proquest Ebook Central Electronic Ressource is activated by Autoload

    We are using Autoload with Proquest Ebook Central. When we create a POL for a Proquest title and connect this POL with the portfolio which came per Autoload and pay the invoice, the POL remains in Status "Sent". It has the Activation status: Activated E-Ressource", but the warning "Electronic Resource was not activated". Now we have to go to the portfolio per the electronic portfolio search, select "Create E-activation task", then go to the electronic resources activation task list entry for this resource and select "Done" to make this alert disappear. This also closes the PO Line, but this workflow…

    33 votes
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  14. Activated portfolios in a community zone collection

    We would like to be able to see which portfolios are active in a community zone collection and which are not. For example, if 182 of 184 portfolios are active in a CZ collection, we want to be able to filter those that are activated institutional zones or in the community zone. Currently you need to compare Export Lists to see this.

    3 votes
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  15. "Report To Ex Libris" for CDI issues

    Currently it is only possible to report Collection and Portfolios issues via the "Report to Ex Libris" functionality of Alma.
    Colleagues from our e-resources department (who also manage most of the CDI settings) would be glad to use this reporting tool also for CDI issues: wrong URLs, incorrect "Full Text Rights in CDI", etc.

    Please, provide a CRM Cateogry "CDI" in the form and include some CDI data (like now Collection ID, Portfolio ID).
    This would make it much easier for us to report CDI problems, and support team would also benefit from standardized requests.

    56 votes
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  16. Has Local Information on CZ Updates Task List shows up even when Global Coverage is being utilized instead

    If a portfolio is using global coverage information, but has local coverage information remaining, the portfolio shows up in the CZ Updates Task List under "Has Local Information" when updates come in, even though local coverage is not being utilized. If local coverage is not selected, it would make more sense for it not to show up in the list since it's not being utilized and therefore does not really matter at that point.

    1 vote
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  17. Add a Delete button for portfolios in the Community Zone Updates Task List

    Could a "Delete" button be added to the set of available options when reviewing portfolios in the CZ Updates Task List? There are options to Test Access and Edit the portfolio, but in order to delete a portfolio you must leave the list and do a separate search. It would be much more efficient if there was an option to delete from within the list.

    1 vote
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  18. Enable the batch updating portfolio to change the access model

    Please enable the batch updating portfolio to change the access model. it would be helpful when the portfolio has no PO line attached.

    27 votes
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  19. Add Ebsco's Veterinary Source to the Community Zone

    Ebsco offers a new database called Veterinary Source which isn't available as an electronic collection through the CZ. It would be great to have this database added.

    1 vote
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  20. Choose which material types can be set to auto-active

    We propose that the "Activate new portfolios associated with service automatically?" setting for portfolios in an electronic service be more granular. In electronic collections that contain multiple material types, we would like to be able to select which material types be activated automatically. We've found the bib records for some material types aren't as good as others, and prefer to obtain them from other sources. But for some material types, such as journals, we would like to the CZ records.

    6 votes
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