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  1. Publication Year facet values

    When you do title searches in Alma, you can narrow the results with the Publication Year facet. But the date range values Alma returns for that facet are arbitrary looking, unpredictable, and bear no obvious relationship to the result set. And if you then select any of the returned multi-year values, Alma will break it down into more granular--but still arbitrary--ranges.

    I suggest that Alma return initial values grouped by decade (e.g., 1910-1919, 1920-1929) and then expand those into individual years (e.g., 1910, 1911, 1912...). This is also basically arbitrary, but at least it would be familiar and consistent across…

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  2. Automatic archiving of sets

    In Alma, please automatically archive sets that have not been used or modified after a period of time.

    For example, sets that have not been touched in 14 days could be archived (hidden from view) but still accessible later if needed.

    This would have no effect on the items or resources inside the sets.

    Thank you.

    3 votes
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  3. Make approved Purchase requests searchable in Primo

    By default, Purchase Requests are suppressed from search and discovery in Primo, whatever their status (In review, Approved, Rejected).
    We would like the library to have the possibility to automatically unsuppress Purchase Requests and to make them searchable once they have been Approved.

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  4. Fulfillment Network Search in Alma Network Zone

    I’d like the ability to only search the other colleges in our fulfillment network in an Alma network zone search. A current search of the network zone shows holdings from all of the different colleges in our consortium, but there is no way to narrow that search down to only show holdings from colleges in your fulfillment network unless you go into Primo.

    It’d be nice to take Primo’s functionality of only searching your fulfillment network’s holdings and apply that filter to an Alma network zone search via a facet or something of that nature.

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  5. Add the NOT Boolean operator to the Advanced Search in Alma

    Advanced Search in Alma contains currently only AND and OR Boolean operators - it would be very useful to have the NOT operator included, so that we can exclude particular records from Logical Sets, rather than creating 2 Logical sets and then combining them with NOT, resulting always in an Itemized set.

    7 votes
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  6. Prevent Alma from showing "not listed" alerts against correct values in ALL 049 subfields

    The January 2016 Alma Resolved Issues spreadsheet advises that:

    'In the MD Editor: [...] For local fields (9xx, x9x, xx9) the alert "The field is not listed in profile" appeared; it no longer appears. [...]'

    Four years on, however, it still does in places, perhaps most noticeably in the 049 field.

    E.g. 049 subfields $$j and $$k are used extensively by those record providers available to Alma users via Search Resources, and the contents of those subfields are held to be completely accurate. However, on saving any record which contains them, the “Subfield … is not listed in profile for…

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  7. Make the link to the items/portfolios attached to a title in the Collection resource editor

    In the ‘Titles list’ tab of the 'Collection Resource Editor' in Alma, it would be useful to have a link to the items or portfolios attached to every selected title. This option could be added in the contextual menu.

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  8. Show the date a title was added to a collection in the Collection resource editor

    When we manage large collections for the Collection discovery service in Alma, it would be useful to see when the titles were added to make periodic checkings and cleanings in the 'Titles list' tab. It could be showed through an additional and optional column.

    3 votes
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  9. Add "View" action for publishing profiles

    When creating a new publishing profiles, it can be helpful to look at other profiles for guidance. Currently, the only option to view another profile is to select Edit from the actions menu. If the user is trying to edit a profile and wants to view another one at the same time, the only practical way to do that is to open a different browser and view the profile there. Having two profiles open in the same browser can have negative consequences, as we learned at Oklahoma State-Stillwater, when two publishing profiles were merged and EXL had to help us…

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  10. Allow overlap analysis tool to include print as well as e

    We would find it useful if the overlap analysis tool could also compare against print holdings, as well as electronic. Currently it only allows you to compare overlap within electronic titles, however the functionality of the tool is useful in that you can upload a file containing a list of identifiers, set up the overlap and leave it to run.

    The only way to conduct print and e overlap analysis in Alma at the moment is to use the Title level overlap analysis dashboard in Analytics, which includes various overlap reports and includes both print and electronic. However, we have…

    27 votes
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  11. Making the search history in Alma configurable

    Currently, the search history in Alma is hard-coded to show 10 results and cannot be changed. We would like to make this configurable so that libraries can chose how much, or how little search history is retained.

    5 votes
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  12. Change log for import profiles

    Change log for import profiles

    Import profiles needs to have a change log to see who is making changes to import profiles. Other configurations have a change log that allows you to see who has edited the functions. I find it problematic when I view import profiles that have changed, but I cannot track by whom and when.

    7 votes
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  13. Mark suppressed record in Alma when suppressBibWithSuppressedHold is set to true and is deleted the last holding record.

    If parameter Configuration Alma - Resources - Other settings suppressBibWithSuppressedHold is set to true, when deleting the holding record, if this is the last one, the bibliographic record is not visible in the Discovery but the record is visible in Alma (does not have the eye strikethrough).

    It is not logical that you have to go manually to the MD Editor to show in Alma that this record will be hidden in Primo.

    If we must manually mark hiden bibliographic record in Alma (eye strikethrough), the suppressBibWithDeletedHold parameter has no use because the task is incomplete in Alma.

    What Alma…

    3 votes
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  14. Resources Request Monitoring - titles not updated

    We discovered than once an title gets added to the Resources Request Monitoring area, if the bibliographic record gets updated, the title in the Resources Request Monitoring area does NOT get updated. This was reported to Ex Libris - case #00603981 - and we were told the following: "A title--as it appears in 'Resource Request Monitoring' search results--will not receive an update if its 245 is changed. In other words, as soon as a request receives a 'Request ID', the display title associated with that request is fixed, even after making changes to the associated bib in the MD editor."…

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  15. Allow notes to be ordered.

    Sometimes a particular note is important enough you want it to always show at the top, but other notes need to added that push it farther and father down. It used to be if you did an edit on any note it put it back at the top, but that no longer works.
    This needs to work in both portfolios and in purchase orders.

    3 votes
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  16. New role for Manage Import Profiles

    Currently users must have a Cat Admin role or Gen Sys Admin role to be able to Manage Import Profiles (change/add profiles). This also gives them access to the Configuration area of Alma. There should be a role to permit users to Manage Import Profiles that does NOT also give them access to the Alma configuration area. Access to the Alma configuration menu should be separate from the ability to Manage Import Profiles.

    134 votes
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  17. Import authority records from Excel files

    Bibliographic records may be imported using CSV (comma-separated values) or Excel files. (See https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/040ResourceManagement/060RecordImport/ImportingRecordswithCSVorExcelFiles)

    The idea is to offer the same functionality for AUTHORITY records!

    4 votes
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  18. Add additional text in Metadata Editor - Holdings Form

    When editing a holdings-record in Metadata Editor when using the holdings form, we would like to see additional text added to the field information to inform the cataloger about which MARC-field they're editing.

    For example, when editing the field "Location" there is no information about which MARC-field this belongs to in the record. There should be an additional text next to the field name saying either (MARC-field X/Subfield X) or (XXX $X).

    11 votes
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  19. More search indexes in Advanced Search

    Please enable search indexes such as 'Is not empty', 'Not contains', 'Not contains phrase', 'Not equal' search logic to as many search indexes as possible, especially for DC fields of Digital titles.

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  20. Add Find and replace editing command to MD Editor

    Please add Find and replace editing command to MD Editor. This helps a lot when editing simple corrections, and saves the time to create normalization rules if the number of bib records to correct is just one or two.

    Thanks,
    Ian

    3 votes
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