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  1. MARC or DC format in ALMA makes any differnce in primo represenation?

    While ingesting the exam papers in alma D from an institutional repository,
    which format would need to be considered MARC or DC? Would DC
    format will appear in Primo same as like MARC? or it will represent differently in primo?
    Please let me know the Pros and Cons of both formats from all points of view.
    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Patron Deposit Forms: full control over the normalization rules on all Marc21 fields

    When using NRs on Patron Deposit Forms, it is not possible to apply these rules on fixed fields. On the other hand, some rules are running in the background and set indicators or add new fields upon existence of some subfields (eg. 245 $c) that cannot be turned off.


    • Allow normalization rules for the point of import for all fixed fields (that would add the 006, 008, LDR and so on)

    • Remove all out of the box normalization rules for all fields (e.g. field 245 sets the indicators 1 | 0 and creates a 100 field with the indicators 1…
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  3. Alma Digital Viewer to be able to specify and limit the format and size of the download image

    For a representation:
    .In the Alma Viewer or Universal Viewer to be able to specify and limit the format and size of the download image.
    .In the Universal Viewer to be able to disable/hide the 'Whole Image (original format)'and 'Current View (jpg)' download options and specify and limit the size of the image available in the 'Whole image (jpg)' option.

    Or, in some other way make it possible to view a large image (representation) in the Universal Viewer and from the download link there be able to download only a small jpg of a chosen size.

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  4. Please enhance moving titles/collections function

    Please enhance moving titles/collections function. Now I can move only a set of titles from collection A to B by Add bib to collection job, and it means I need to create hundreds sets and run the job hundreds times. Also moving collection has to be done one by one. I have done this so far but it's just too tedious and time-consuming.

    For digital titles and collections Primo Collection Lobby is the book stack and they need to be rearranged sometimes. (Even on PC we often re-organize folders too!) However on Alma it's so hard to reorganize titles and…

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  5. Please develop a function to download all digital files of a digital title set I created.

    Please develop a function to download all digital files of a digital title set I created. Now I can download files one by one on the file list tab or access my bucket via a third party program and download only the files of a specific representation that I know the storage path. It's impossible to download hundreds of files in that way when there are other institutions' requests.

    Rosetta has a function to export a set of IEs. Even though I also need to use a third party program to access the directory where the files go, but its…

    3 votes
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  6. Prevent Download Pictures (Alma Digital) when Download is not allowed

    Prevent Download Pictures (Alma Digital) when Download is not allowed

    When Access rights indicate to “Allow View” but not download, Alma viewer currently allows downloading the picture by “saving as”.
    The digital Viewer should prevent this option.

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  7. Watermarking function at the viewer display level

    Please provide an alternative approaches for controlling the content of images displayed to users, eg watermarking. (SF823991) It would be great if there is an option like floating a seleted(uploaded) watermark without changing the digital file itself.

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  8. DC language values on Alma Viewer

    Currently dc:language field values that conform with ISO639-2 are displayed as they are on Alma Viewer metadata section.
    These 3-digit codes need to be mapped to their full language names, translated into Primo interface language, and presented on the viewer.

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  9. Please provide more flexibility for creating video file thumbnails

    It would be great if Alma provides more flexibility for creating video file thumbnails. For example,

    1) Creating a couple more thumbnails and letting the user to choose one
    2) Taking the frame in the middle of the whole clip
    3) Giving the user a configurable option to set the timing, etc.

    Now thumbnail generation for video is taking the frame in second 1 (00:00:01) - and make it the thumbnail of the video file. Consequently many of thumbnails look alike because mostly there is a few seconds of 'opening' or fade-in effect.

    Therefore, it needs to be configurable by…

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  10. Please separate Download and Print control function


    1. There is Allow Download option on Access Rights configuration and we want it to be separated to Allow Download option(the viewer – the Download and Save As) and Allow Print option(Print button).

    Even users are not allowed to download some digital contents, still there are needs to print them out for personal researches, like ILL staff don't send the whole file but provide printed papers upon requests.


    1. Whether or not the print function is going to be separated, it would be better if there is a setting to adjust the maximum number of pages users can print, like many e-book…
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  11. Please enable searching by File Name, not only by File Label.

    Now I cannot search a file by its File Name, but only by keywords or its Label. File Names are original attribute values, not given additionally like Labels. Please enable searching by File Name too.

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  12. alma digital

    When our MARC metadata displays in the Alma Digital viewer, a semicolon is added in the format field where a space appears in our MARC record 300 field between subfields a and b.

    We have not encountered other fields where punctuation is added or changed between what we have entered into the Alma Metadata Editor and delivery, so we're not sure why this field has this problem.

    7 votes
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  13. All fields for Alma Digital MARC21 end user deposit form

    Currently the MARC21 form for deposit only support 245$a , $b , $c and 520$a
    However the Qualified Dublin Core form can choose from all DC fields.
    We would like the MARC21 Form to have the option to support all MARC fields. This would bring the MARC21 form functionality in parity with the DC Form functionality.

    A use case for this is the Alma Digital end user deposit functionality. Currently the minimal 4 MARC fields are not sufficient to capture the wealth of information we need for end user deposit. With more MARC 21 fields supported we could create very…

    9 votes
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  14. Make Public Note of a Representation Translatable

    The public note of a representation is not translatable. This would be useful for following use cases:


    • The library wants to offer high-resolution digital reproductions of individual files from representations on demand.

    • The library wants to comment on the quality of files from a representations (eg. not OCRed).

    • The library wants to inform, that the digital files does not contain complete content, etc.

    By now following components in relation with digital content are translatable :


    • Collection name and description

    • Copyright declarations

    • The denied note in the access right policy

    It would offer a more streamline experience to discover digital content,…

    18 votes
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  15. Alma-D 인터페이스 상에서 업로드 가능한 단일 파일 용량을 500MB -> 5GB (AWS 허용 용량) 로 확대

    Alma 상의 Digital Uploader 나 Add Digital Representation 에서 업로드 가능한 단일 파일 용량을 500MB -> 5GB (AWS 허용 용량) 로 확대해 주시길 부탁드립니다.

    저희는 Alma-D 를 통해 간접적으로 AWS S3 를 이용하고 있는 것인데 AWS S3 가 지원하는 최대 5GB 까지의 업로드 기능을 Alma 에서 제한하는 것을 이해하기 어렵습니다.

    또한, 파일과 메타 연결 및 퍼블리싱이라는 Alma 의 기능을 이용하기 위해 Ex Libris 에서 책임지지도 않는 서드파티 툴을 이용해야만 한다는 것 역시 고객에게는 이해가 어려운 부분입니다.

    UHD 영상이 범람하는 시대에 500mb 라는 용량 제한(업로드 및 썸네일 생성 등에 동일한 용량 제한 적용되고 있음)은 동영상 콘텐츠의 구축과 활용에 커다란 불편사항이 되고…

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  16. Enable provenance ID field in batch ingest for digital representations

    In the November 2019 release new fields (Provenance ID and File provenance ID) were added for digital representations and files.

    These fields are not supported in the batch ingest processes.

    It should be possible for institutions to specify these fields in whichever batch ingest methods they use. eg. Upload CSV or Excel should have corresponding columns. For xml uploads the inventory information tab in the import profile should allow the user to specify where these IDS are to be extracted from.

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/040ResourceManagement/050Inventory/030ManagingDigital_Resources

    12 votes
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  17. Free text input option for Rep Label in Global representation Changes job

    Currently there is no option to remove Rep Label or create a rule that can make it void on the "Global Representation Changes" job. Please provide with Free text input option for Rep Label in Global representation Changes job, like Public Note.

    50 votes
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  18. Please add Collection Name (for Digital) to search index for creating a digital title set

    Please add Collection Name (for Digital) to search index for creating a digital title set. There is only collection pid field. Alternatively, please allow Keyword index refers Collection Name too.

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  19. Batch file download function to local PC (Alma-Digital)

    Please provide Select all and download them to local PC function on Digital Title > Representations > Files List

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  20. Import profiles for dublin core bib update

    We can create a repository type import profile to update/remove fields of a set of MARC records or POLs but cannot for DC records. It would be great if we can match and update dublin core bibs by importing an xlsx or xml file.

    3 votes
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