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  1. 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.

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  2. Automatic Selection of Query Content Functionality

    Currently, after users input their query in the search box, they need to manually click on the content to select it. However, we aim to automate this step so that once the query is completed, the relevant content is automatically selected. Additionally, we intend to provide users with the option to toggle this feature on or off.

    The purpose of this change is to enhance the system's usability and efficiency, eliminating the need for users to perform additional actions while quickly and seamlessly querying large volumes of ISBNs or barcodes. This adjustment will make our system more user-friendly and increase…

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  3. 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.

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  4. Add a column option to the Service Availability Rules in General Electronic Services for the rule's Output Paramters (IsDisplay True/False)

    Currently when I'm in a General Electronic Service (GES), and I click on the "Service Availability Rules" tab, I can see the table list of rules. The only way to see if the IsDisplay is set to true/false is to go into each rule individually. Please make it a column in that rules table list so I can see the output parameter of IsDisplay in the list without clicking on each individual one. Even if it isn't in the default table list, please make it an option I can choose.

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  6. Add Activation Status to the Funds Expenditure Area in Analytics

    We want to be able to create more complex data retrievals of our eresources based on activation status and filter these by various facets such as fund code. We have thousands of portfolios and it's not feasible to search for these on Alma when an analytics report would take seconds to create. For example, I was asked to provide a quick report listing every Journal we have on our largest budget code with an activation status of "Not activated E-Resource" by fiscal year.

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  7. Show Job category in the Manage Patron Services screen

    In our library patron accounts for Alma are imported from an external patron registration system, including Job categories. Nice. But in Alma the Job category is not shown in the Manage Patron Services screen. We would like to have it show.

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  8. Generate barcodes in batch

    Alma can be configured to generate a unique identfier in the barcode field of the item record one record at a time. Once the configuration is set, the unique identifier can be created by clicking the Generate button or simply by clicking Save.

    It would be very helpful for Alma be able to generate sequential unique identifiers for each item in a set by running a job. That way, we could create a situation where each item in Alma has a unique identifier, either a real barcode number for a real barcode attached to an item or a different unique…

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  9. Immediate notification of fine/fee when item is returned

    Per Ex Libris documentation and techs, Alma can't currently send a fine/fee notification letter to a patron as soon as an overdue item is returned; this is only done on a scheduled job once per day. However, in cases where a patron can't return to the library on short notice, it would be helpful for them to be informed of any outstanding fines or fees as soon as possible in case they're able to resolve it during a visit when they returned such an item.

    It should be a straightforward matter for Alma to immediately send patron notification letters when…

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  10. Resource Sharing visible in Primo even if the user aren't logged in

    When we started using the Resource Sharing form in Primo we noticed that it's only visible for users that are logged in. It would be preferable to at least have the option to make the button for Resource Sharing to be visible even for user that haven't logged in yet. A solution would be that a prompt for logging in would appear either when you click on the button or when you press send. We are afraid that many users will miss the option to order resource sharing because they haven't logged in yet.

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  11. Add statistics notes and physical condition fields to Scan In Messages Configuration table

    Information about the physical condition is sometimes important when loaning items. It would not be necessary to duplicate information in other fields.

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  12. 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…
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  13. 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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  14. Prevent aggregation of fields in digital uploads

    When using the Digital Uploader tool in Alma to import records with MARC data, the uploader aggregates fields with the same MARC tags into a single resulting field once the upload is complete. For example, if a record has multiple 650 fields in an uploaded Excel field, the imported record in Alma has a single 650 field with all of the values that were (in the sheet) separated into different 650 fields. Per Ex Libris documentation (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/040Resource_Management/060Record_Import/075Importing_Records_with_CSV_or_Excel_Files), “Repeating fields with the same subfields and indicators cannot be imported. When the import process encounters multiple columns with the same…

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  15. Add Barcode as option for searching within the Receive New Materials list

    We are too small of an institution to use the workflow of Keep in Dept, so we receive the item once all processing is completed and the item is ready to go into the stacks. We do it this way to prevent Alma from sending availability notices until the material is truly ready for use. Having a barcode search option will make this process a lot easier and reduce errors.

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  16. Add more scheduling options for EDI jobs

    Currently, there are only 6 options for EDI Job Scheduling and no options to run jobs on specific days. It would be helpful if the EDI Job Scheduling options matched the options that are available for other jobs (for example: Import Profiles have many more options including specific days and times.)

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  17. Rapid ILL: ALMA Created lending request. To have .PDF Preview viewer also in 'Download Electronic Resource'

    In ALMA there are two different ways to upload a .PDF file to a Rapid ILL created lending request. The 'Ship item digitally' (Document Delivery) way allows upload and also content preview of the actual .PDF file. The other way is via 'Download Electronic Resource' which is better because citation information also appears. But the 'Download Electronic Resource' way does not have a content preview of the .PDF file. The idea proposed is to add the same .PDF file preview window, within the 'Download Electronic Resource' option. This will improve accuracy and efficiency in our workflow.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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  20. Add notes or internal description field to collections

    Currently the only place to put information into a (not electronic) collection is the Description, which is visible to the public. It would be very useful to have an internal note or internal description field where we can put in information such as why a collection was created, who wanted it, what criteria to use when adding titles, etc.

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