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  1. 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.

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  2. Add ability to prevent addition of identifiers to user accounts

    There is a privilege in several Alma roles of USER _ IDENTIFIER _ UPDATE. This specifically allows a user to edit an existing identifier, including deletion. There is no associated privilege to remove the visibility of the 'Add identifier' option. If the update privilege is removed in an attempt to prevent staff adjusting this key identifier information, this leads to the situation of staff still being able to add an identifier, but then they can't edit or delete what they just added, even in cases where they might have mistakenly entered it incorrectly. We should have the option to prevent…

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  3. 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.

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  4. Send ebook access models through the autoholdings integration profile

    It would be very helpful if vendors could send ebook access models (1U, 3U, UA), and Exlibris could load them into the portfolio information, as part of the autoholdings integration profile, especially for Ebook Central. Updating this manually is difficult, especially given that ebooks are added to this collection continuously through many different feeds and not all of them have PO lines where access models can be added. We want to take full advantage of this great new feature, and it would be great if it could be automatically managed for us.

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  5. Report list of records changed after abort job

    After a user was running a discovery suppression job, and aborted they assumed nothing was changed. It would be very useful if the records that were changed before the abort were reported to the user.
    Here's an example showing an abort that occurred and the user running the job assumed since they aborted the job, nothing was changed:

    https://www.screencast.com/t/PoFqKwEjHIuH

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  6. CZ Updates Task List -- Add CDI coverage percentage updates

    When a collection is activated, sometimes the CDI is not activated as the coverage percentage is not high enough. When this percentage is updated to include more content it would be nice to be notified of this via the CZ Updates Task List.

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  7. Control valid MARC fields/subfields/indicators with XML extension pack

    There are many valid MARC fields/subfields/indicators that my library doesn't use. The local XML extension pack allows you to add fields/subfields/indicators but does not let you say a field should not be used. We would like to control valid fields/subfields/indicators that we could then validate against.

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  8. Link to viewer from record in Collections lobby for digital records

    We'd like the option to link directly from the record in the collections lobby to the viewer. We think users are largely interested in getting directly to the resource for digital collections and as the metadata can be displayed in the viewer going to the full record screen before the viewer is an unnecessary step.

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  9. Manage Item Returns: Send one Return Receipt Letter for all returned items per user

    Returning items via "Manage Item Returns" generates one Return Receipt Letter per returned item. This means if one user returns several items he will get several e-mails, one for each item. This is annoying for users. The problem arises especially when the drop box for returns is used and the staff scans in lots of unsorted returned items from different users.

    Scanned-in returns should be collected in a cache and allocated to the users who loaned them. After pressing "Exit" and closing the scan-in-session one return receipt per user containing all returns belonging to this user should be send.

    Thanks…

    4 votes
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  10. Alma Digital Patron Deposit Status Report from Analytics

    The Digital Inventory Subject Area includes fields for the Deposit ID and an "Is Deposit" flag, but not the status of the deposit. Being able to generate reports of the actual deposit status would assist in refining workflows and addressing unresolved deposits.

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  11. Give General Electronic Services controls to Discovery and Eresource Management Roles

    The settings for General Electronic Resources are nested in the Fulfillment Configuration menus and require the Fulfillment Administrator role. However, General Electronic Services deals with creating and displaying links based on different parameters, such as a link to a problem report form, to external link resolvers, search services like Google Scholar, and many other potential services. GES is, as I see it, fits more in Discovery Configuration (controlling what shows up for end users) or Electronic Resources Management (controlling which links for external services show up). I propose that anyone with Discovery or EResources Manager Roles should have access to…

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  12. Customize CDI Activations by Resource Types

    Under the CDI tab in each electronic collection, we currently see a list of resource types that are included in the CDI database. It would be nice to have the ability to choose which of these resource types you would like activated for CDI. For example, you may want ebook results from JSTOR, but want to exclude book chapters. Another example would include removing book review results. Having such ability would allow us to curate the best selection of results for our user population and preventing the "firehose effect" of primo searches.

    3 votes
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  13. Search results sorted by record creation date

    For the purpose of having an overview of the progress in cataloguing a sorting option for bibliographic records by their creation date in chronological order is necessary.

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  14. Add API for returning on-the-fly calculated blocks

    Currently the API returns only blocks which are written to the database (shown under each user's block tab). However, this does not show a full picture of those who are blocked on-the-fly such as those who have reached max cash before being automatically blocked. So the suggestion is to make sure whatever is pulled from API is the full list of all users who are blocked.

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  15. Holdings push to MDE

    When a group of holdings records requires editing, it would be nice to be able to push just the holdings record to MDE in a batch (select all). As of 7/2021, you either have to view holdings and push to MDE (one by one) or push all bib records (select all) to MDE then update holdings in MDE.

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  16. Analytics Reports for Deleted Purchase Requests

    I would like to be able to run Analytics reports on deleted purchase requests. Currently, deleted purchase requests are not available in Analytics. Therefore, we don't want to delete any of our hundreds of purchase requests because we'd lose the ability to generate Analytics reports on them. Having hundreds of old purchase requests accumulate in Alma becomes unwieldy.

    3 votes
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  17. Add "num of physical items (active)" column from titles to the fulfilment, physical items and course reserves analytics subject areas

    Currently there are times where our staff need to know how many physical items we have available. They have created reports in either the Physical items, Fulfilment or the course reserve analytics subject areas. And they want an accurate column showing how many items are active. So that they can make a decision on whether we need to be purchase more items due to loans or courses on a specific MMS_ID.

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  18. Add the translations of library name, location name and so on into Analytics

    For facilitating the Analytics Report with local language, request adding the translation of library name, location name and so on into Analytics. Current workaround, which is uploading external data into Data Visualization, cannot fit the situation which has the name changes quite often. According to the customer, 86THU changes these names very often.

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  19. Customize Alma Digital viewer login menu with Mashup CSS file

    Use Alma's Mashup CSS file (or other CSS file) to customize the Alma login menu used by Alma Digital Viewer.
    As for today, this is not available and appeared as inconsistent (colors, font, size, accessibility...etc), with other pages inside
    Alma. There is no way to provide any additional help information for the user on the login screen other than just the labels,
    and the use of the labels are limited by the OTB CSS configuration.

    7 votes
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  20. Remove all items from Collection with single API call

    When editing a Collection in Alma, there is an option to "Remove All" items, emptying the collection. This is very useful, for example, when updating a rotating collection such as the New Books shelf. Unfortunately, doing this via API requires issuing a separate call to remove each individual item--potentially hundreds of calls just to empty a single collection so that it can be updated. There should be a single call that will empty the Collection.

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