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  1. Make it possible to add single titles from other sources than the IZ to Collection Discovery

    At the moment you may only add titles from your IZ to a collection in collection discovery. It would be nice to have a method also to add titles from the NZ, the CDI and external resources.

    14 votes
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  2. Select All Representations in Digital Resource Editor

    Add a master checkbox to select all representations for a title within the Digital Resources Editor. This would really help with deleting representations when they need to be replaced or purged entirely.

    24 votes
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  3. PO Line: <series_statement> and <series_uniform_title> - missing 490/830 subfield v in the XML

    Marc21 field 490, "series-statement", and Marc21 field 830, "series-uniform-title", are available on the Order List Letter (letter code: OrderListLetter).

    However, the content is not complete :-(
    Only 490|a goes to <series_statement>, 490|v - the Volume is missing.
    Also 830 only provides |w as <series_uniform_title>, |v is missing.

    Please see example:
    035 __ |a AC04654069
    245 00 |a Keiner wird gewinnen |b populäre Musik im Wettbewerb |c Dietrich Helms ... (Hg.)
    490 1_ |a Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung |v 33
    830 _0 |w (AT-OBV)AC00913498 |v 33 |9 O:1

    <series_statement>Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung</series_statement>
    <series_uniform_title>(AT-OBV)AC00913498</series_uniform_title>

    Please add 490 subfield v to the XML field <series_statement>,…

    20 votes
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  4. Add the Additional Information field to Invoice Lines screen

    When viewing Invoice Lines within a Purchase Order it is possible to add the Additional Information field from the Invoice Line as a column to this screen.

    However, when viewing Invoice Lines from within an Invoice it is NOT possible to add the Additional Information field from the Invoice Line as a column to this screen.

    We would like it to be possible to add the Additional Information field Invoice Lines screen within an Invoice so that there is consistency between Invoice Lines tab on a Purchase Order and the Invoices Lines tab on an Invoice

    15 votes
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  5. Make it easier to create sets of courses

    The only way to create a set of courses is to get the course IDs from analytics.

    This is a problem for Sandbox where we have no access to analytics - especially for those of us with generic data.

    eg...
    1. Include the course ID when downloading a list of courses to Excel with All Fields selected (and make the course ID an option to view in the table.
    2. Enable save and create set when viewing a list of courses
    3. Enable course code to be used when creating a set

    This would be very helpful now that we…

    19 votes
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  6. Resource Sharing Partner: Contact Information and Parameters tab (multiple e-mail addresses)

    In the Alma documentation it is noted that the Contact tab of a Resource Sharing Partner is currently not functional:
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/030Fulfillment/050Resource_Sharing/005Managing_Resource_Sharing_Partners/010Resource_Sharing_Partners
    "In the Contact Information tab, add address, phone number, and email information for the resource sharing partner (for informational purposes only; information for sending the resource sharing request is entered in the Parameters tab – see the following step). For instructions, see Adding User Contact Information."

    The options (Email types) on the tab correspond to those of an Acquisition supplier (on the Vendor level and the Account level), but have not yet been implemented functional for Resource Sharing Partners.…

    35 votes
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  7. Improve Job "Change Physical items information" parameter "Item call number"

    Our "Item call number" are made up of two parts, one alphabetical and the other numerical. We need to be able to modify the alphabetic part in a group of items, and keep the numerical part exactly the same.

    101 votes
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  8. Overdue notifications to be sent also on days after closed days

    We noticed that if closed days are configured, and a closed day is between the due date of a loan and the planned day on which the first reminder should be sent, the job does not generate a notification on that day but waits until the next one.
    This leads to misunderstanding on the patrons side, because the grace period is not always identical and can vary depending on possible closed days.
    We described the issue in case nr. 05301818 (old SF nr.: 00953477) and were told that this is the expected behaviour. The Product manager decided that when there's…

    118 votes
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  9. Support full SIP2 protocol

    For the communication between selfcheck kiosks and Alma, the SIP2 protocol is needed.
    The full protocol can be found here: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/3M-Standard-Interchange-Protocol-Version-2.00.pdf

    Unfortunately, Ex Libris does not support all fields that would be available in the protocol (marked as 'not supported' in this document): https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/integrations/selfcheck/sip2/

    Please make the whole SIP2 protocol available for Alma.

    44 votes
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  10. ILL cancel/reject workflow - "Lender Reject Email Letter"

    ILL workflow scenario of a library with several sublibraries.
    - Step 1: The (central) Resource Sharing Department creates a fulfillment request to receive a book from a sublibrary (to be sent via interlibrary loan).
    - Step 2: The sublibrary can not or will not send the book and therefore the sublibrary cancels the request. This also triggers a "Lender Reject Email Letter" to ILL partner.

    However, the fulfillment request cancellation form only provides these fields:
    - Cancellation reason
    - Cancellation note

    But a "Lender Reject Email Letter" needs the following fields:
    - Reject reason
    - Note to partner

    The "Cancellation…

    14 votes
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  11. Import Special Characters from ILLiad to Alma's temporary item via NCIP Connection

    Special characters, such as in Asian, Arabic, and Slavic languages, turn into question marks (??????) when Alma's temporary item is created via the NCIP connection with ILLiad for incoming Borrowing Loan items. So, the patrons cannot tell which ILL item is which in their Primo library account, also Hold Slips are printed with "?????" as the titles and authors and very confusing for both staff and patrons.

    Because the API for ILLiad and Alma connection was created by a third party and is not going to be updated, please consider creating Exlibris' own API (ILLiad Addon) for the NCIP connection…

    12 votes
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  12. Collection Discovery: Allow several libraries to manage a collection

    In the Collection Resource Editor > General tab, we would like to be able to add several libraries to a collection (instead of just one).

    When the viewtolibrariesforcollection_discovery Customer parameter is set to true, this would allow to display a collection on several Primo views, for example in case of a shared collection in the IZ which does not belong to a specific library.

    18 votes
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  13. Create a new an authorities search index “Matching Information” (or the like) for field 885

    As Alma GND User Group we represent staff users that are tasked with data management in the Integrated Authority File (GND), the most widely used authority file in the German speaking library community.
    We would like Ex Libris to introduce an authorities search index that makes the content of MARC 21 Format for Authority Data field 885 available for search purposes.
    As a QA measure several different algorithms are applied to the content of GND to find potential duplicate records and mark these candidates in field 885. In cases where the confidence value does not reach a certain threshold, the…

    21 votes
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  14. Hold shelf request slip letter - new regex code table to create pickup number based on internal identifier for Resource sharing requests?

    In 2018, a new letter for hold shelf items was introduced thanks to this idea exchange (https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/32042020-new-letter-for-hold-shelf-slips) It has been very helpful in managing physical item requests, since the letter is customizable.

    We see that improving this letter to also include pickup numbers for resource sharing requests/physical non-returnable. Since these requests do not get a Request ID which then becomes the Additional ID - but rather an Internal ID – the letter could be improved to include a portion of the Internal ID as the pickup number.

    For instance, a RS request has the internal ID 4177325980002286. Following…

    119 votes
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  15. Overlay representations with the same file name when a match for the bib is found.

    At National Agricultural Library, we ingested about 400,000 articles into Unified Repository (UR) each year. The UR will be replaced by Alma. One urgent need that we have is to overlay not only the existing bibs with updated article metadata from publishers, but also representations with the same file name, e.g. source.xml, mods.xml using import profile for digital repository. Is it possible to overlay representations with the same file name when a match for the bib is found?

    27 votes
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  16. "Purchase Request Status Letter": take the sender from library address

    The "Purchase Request Status Letter" takes the sender from the label "addressFrom" on the Letter configuration.

    We would like to suggest that the sender for this letter would be taken from the email address of the library that manages the request.

    This behaviour already exists for other acquisition letters, for exemple the "Interested In" letter.

    11 votes
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  17. Indication rule that checks if subfields are in the same field

    Currently it is not possible to write an indication rule which checks the subfield a and b of a field only when both subfields are in the same field and not in repeated fields of the same record. Both of the following records are treated the same when looking for a subfield a "mercury" and subfield b "venus" in the 690 field:

    Record 1:
    690 $$a mercury $$b venus

    Record 2:
    690 $$a mercury $$b mars
    690 $$a earth $$b venus

    I'd appreciate an option to distinguish if I'm looking for subfields in different fields or in the same field.…

    56 votes
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  18. Add "Description" to the "Change Physical Items" job so that this field can be edited in batch across sets of item records

    We would like to be able to edit (and delete) the "Description" field across large numbers of records without having to do it manually for each one. The "Rebuild Physical item description" job does not help here, since the content of the field is not necessarily based on Enumeration and Chronology data.
    Several fields have been added since we started with Alma (e.g. Alternative Call Number, Temporary Call Number, Inventory Number, etc.). Therefore, we hope that this field will also be available for this job in the near future. Thank you in advance!

    139 votes
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  19. Add "Status" to user searches

    There is no current method for adding "Status" to the list of available selections when running a User search in Alma; as such, the only way to find a list of active users is to either use the filter provided post-search (the selections in which are "All," "Active and not expired," and "Not active and expired") or to use Analytics.

    However, these filter options exclude searches for users who are both Active and Expired, and using Analytics to create a report for this result requires multiple steps to set up before you can get a result (and subsequently run jobs…

    8 votes
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  20. Support local portfolio record creation using parser parameter linking

    Alma electronic collections offer ‘parser parameter’ linking as an alternative to static URLs. Community Zone electronic collections generally use parser parameter linking. Currently there is no way of creating local bibliographic and portfolio records and at the point of record creation setting them to use parser parameter linking, and populating the portfolio record parser parameters field with the relevant bkey value for that title.  If we want to use local bibliographic and portfolio records and use parser parameter linking, our only option is to create the records using static URLs and then subsequently edit the records to use parser parameters.

    Potential…

    36 votes
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