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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    131 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  11. F3 lookup for 3XX Authority Record Control Fields

    In the June 2019 release, a new feature was added to MD Editor to look up 3xx MARC fields in an authority record against certain other place names or subject names from the SAME authority vocabulary.

    I'd like to suggest Ex Libris to add a function to allow F3 lookup of 3xx MARC fields against certain place names, corporate names, personal names, and subject names from another authority vocab. This is because we want to borrow the standard of Library of Congress's established place names, corporate names, personal names, and subject names, when we create our own authority vocabulary.

    For…

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  12. I suggest that in Alma in the Resources area / Metadata Editor the Spanish translation to of the LDR position 6 = "a" which says "Libro" be

    I suggest that in Alma in the Resources area / Metadata Editor the Spanish translation to of the LDR position 6 = "a" which says "Libro" be modified and this word replaced by "Texto" (in the facets), because there is a lot of textual material that is not necessarily a "libro" (book).

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  14. Search by any standard number in Search External Resources

    We would like to be able to search WorldCat by any standard number (UPC, ISMN, music publisher number, video publisher number, etc.) through the Search External Resources tool. This would be particularly helpful for locating audio-visual resources without having to search in the native interface.

    19 votes
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  15. Restrict access by data field

    I would like the ability to restrict access to certain data fields to only certain roles. The cataloging roles seem to be a fairly blunt tool for restricting access. If we could protect certain fields from all but catalog administrators for example, it could lead to greater data integrity without severely compromising the productivity of other cataloger roles.

    3 votes
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  16. Ability to find bib records with attached PO lines but no inventory

    Problem:
    It is not possible to easily find IZ bibliographic records that have associated PO lines but no inventory. The All Titles Advanced Search has an option to search for “Has inventory | equals | no”, but those results include bibliographic records that have related holdings records (bound withs), as well as bibliographic records that have holdings records but no item records. We want the ability to easily find bibliographic records that have only a PO line associated with them.

    Use Case:
    The ability to find bibs with only PO lines attached is necessary in order to keep the database…

    119 votes
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  17. Display the date a work order is created

    When a work order is created to put an item in process internally ("Technical Services (CAMS)" or "Show to supervisor" or "Preservation") it would be helpful to have Alma display the date this status change happened.

    It could be in the "item history", and/or the "In process" display, and /or in the "list of items." Currently, the receipt date is the last date displayed in these locations, which does not help with locating an in-process item.

    90 votes
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  18. Use of parentheses in advanced search

    Currently advanced search does not allow the use of parentheses. We'd like to suggest the capability of using parentheses in doing some complicated search logic. This can shorten the search query a lot. Currently, we have to repeat the search queries, and apply a combination of AND/OR search logic. The attachment explains the situation with a screen shot of current search logic.

    6 votes
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  19. Test mode for jobs

    Allow jobs that change bibliographic records or inventory to be run in a test mode first that shows results that would occur before updating the database, so we can be sure that what we intend to happen is what does happen. Right now we are just hoping it will work as expected.

    4 votes
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  20. Better control over processing order in import profiles

    When importing records it would be really useful to have an option to control the order of the processing steps involved in the import, and maybe to add additional processing steps.

    We have two use cases where the current order has not worked out for us:


    • When importing records with EOD, the EOD will be created from the original record rather than the normalized record. This was a special use case, where a change in the originating system prevented EOD to be embedded in a correct way. Had we been able to process the records with normalization rules we could…

    4 votes
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