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  1. Reflect Community Zone changes in affected portfolios' history tabs

    Alma portfolios in the IZ show a modification date in their history when a change is made based on CZ data. However, the changes themselves are not documented in the portfolio's history tab -- just the fact that a change occurred on that date.

    Some changes are displayed to users in the CZ updates task list, so it's clear that Ex Libris has a way to communicate this at the Institution level. But as Update Task List entries can be dismissed en masse, it's important to reflect CZ changes like linking and coverage dates in a more persistent manner, through…

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  2. Add bib metadata to custom view for portfolios

    Right now, there's no way to see edition (subfield 250) or publication/copyright date (subfield 260/264) from a list of portfolios.

    These fields should be added to the customize view options for portfolio lists.

    3 votes
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  3. Electronic Coverage Dates should be in a date format and be available in Analytics as such

    Currently, electronic coverage dates are considered as strings and not as Dates. We request to treat them like dates and add them to Analytics, in order to base reports on these dates.

    17 votes
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  4. Implement auto holdings for Oxford University Press Journals

    Implement auto holdings for Oxford University Press journals as is already done for Springer, Elsevier, Ovid.

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  5. Create run now button for Upload Electronic Holdings integration profiles

    Currently, if the integration for an upload electronic holdings profile fails, you have to edit the profile, click save and run, and then monitor the job.

    Users should be able to right click or use the ellipsis button and choose Run Now from the Integration Profile List for any Upload Electronic Holdings integration profiles.

    8 votes
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  6. Allow us to suppress the License from display when it is not ready with status of "Draft" or review status "In review"

    For those waiting for review licenses, we will have status "Draft" and review status "In Review". These licenses are waiting to be checked and the fields are not verified for correctness. But now once the licenses are created with inventory added, all licenses are displayed out for the user, even with status “Draft” and “In Review”.

    It will be great if only the licenses with “active” and “accepted” status can be displayed, but not the “Draft” and “In review” license that they are waiting to be verified.

    26 votes
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  7. Prevent deletion of portfolios with access type perpetual or current plus perpetual

    When deleting portfolios individually or through a batch process, add a feature to flag/warn about portfolios with perpetual or current plus perpetual for the access type before they are deleted. It could be similar to the message and process you run into upon trying to delete a portfolio with an active po line or a physical holding with an active po line. My library's portfolios attached to larger collections often do not have PO lines (as much of this work was done in our former library system prior to Alma migration). Adding a perpetual access type to portfolios is relatively…

    5 votes
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  8. Upload Electronic Holdings (Autoload holding list) – the reports do not listed out the deleted titles

    We use the autoload feature to update electronic holdings for specific vendors such as ScienceDirect and Ovid.

    After autoload, we find that the job will list out the no. of portfolios “added”, “updated”, and “deleted” but without the deleted titles listed out at the job report. Whenever a portfolio is deleted, we need to check if the deleted titles are removed correctly? Do we have perpetual access right for the deleted titles and do we need to claim for the access right with the new publisher.

    We use the load portfolios tool in the Electronic service to add/update/delete portfolios for…

    1 vote
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  9. E-resources - Add Inventory number with automatic counter

    To a physical item, is it possible to add an inventory number both manually or - if configured the sequence - with the function "Allocate" to enter the next number.
    For the ebook acquired in way "pick and choose", it is necessary the same function, with sequence number, price and date of inventory.

    27 votes
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  10. Editing portfolios in big collections, and not return to page 1 all the time

    When you edit in a collection with many portfolios and make changes, you return to the first page, make it possible to return to the same page after editing

    3 votes
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  11. Add Rapid ILL lending categories to Electronic Collections in Alma

    Please add a new Rapid ILL lending status field to electronic collections so libraries can indicate the following Rapid ILL lending statuses and more easily create logical sets to automatically send holdings to Rapid:
    • LendableInternational: You are able to fill lending requests from any other Rapid libraries around the world. This is typically the Lendable value used for print materials that you want to make available in Rapid.
    • LendableCountry: You are able to fill lending requests only from Rapid libraries in your country. This is typically the Lendable value used for electronic materials.
    • LocalOnly: You are not…

    57 votes
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  12. Add a Create Electronic Portfolio Job

    Post migration we had a lot of electronic resources that migrated to Alma as standalone bibs with no inventory or portfolios attached. Best practice in Alma for e-resources management would be to have portfolios attached to all of these records and to have as many of them sorted into local electronic collections as possible, so that global changes can be made from Admin by running a job.

    The process of manually adding local portfolios to each of these records is cumbersome. This idea would be to have a Create Electronic Portfolios Job that could be run from Admin on a…

    3 votes
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  13. Display e-ISBN (MARC 020 $a) in e-portfolio repository search results

    Currently the ISBN displayed in e-portfolio repository search results is the print ISBN stored in MARC field 776 $z. Please change to display the e-ISBN stored in MARC field 020 $a, or display both the print ISBN (776 $z) and e-ISBN (020 $a).

    The e-portfolio repository search finds the e-books. In a bib record for an e-book, the e-ISBN is stored in 020 $a, while the print version's ISBN is stored in 776 $z. It just does not make sense to display only the print ISBN, but does not display the e-ISBN in the e-portfolio results.

    The example records are…

    1 vote
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  14. Add ability to prevent CDI content from appearing in Primo, by Alma Electronic Collection

    With CDI we have no control over preventing CDI content from appearing in our Primo filtered search, when we have full text holdings which matches to this content.
    In many cases this may be a good thing, in not needing to worry over making sure full text content is searchable.
    However, it is clear that there are collections in CDI with very poor data, which causes linking to fail, and also has content which we do not want at all such as Journals and Books, as we manage the title level by our Alma records.
    For example, CRL Catalog has…

    330 votes
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  15. Portfolios - Extended Export

    Dear All,

    we would like to export the inactive portfolios from a collection. This is not possible. All portfolios are always exported.

    Ute Ristau

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  16. Show the same note both in Edit service and on Edit collection level

    For a bether overwiev show the note addedd in collection service also under Edit collection. Saves a lot of work.
    Note is a great field.

    25 votes
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  17. Add Day or Week embargo option

    When setting Coverage Information, current embargo options are to enter a number of months or years. Some publishers have a 2 week, or 14 day embargo; we cannot enter embargo information for these. Adding a Day and/or Week option would allow this information to be added.

    21 votes
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  18. Add another SpringerLink Integration Profile

    There is one Springer Integration Profile so far, and that profile is for the entire Springer title list. We have "SpringerLINK Contemporary - Community Plus." It is over 2200 titles. I'd like to see an Integration Profile for the collection we use.

    3 votes
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  19. Include parser override values in it's own column in extended export report

    Include parser override values in it's own column in extended export report

    It's not possible to view which portfolios in a collection have parser override values. Currently, the value is included in the parser parameters value in extended export reports.

    It would be helpful with managing portfolios to have a way to see when a portfolio has a parser override value. That way, we could check on those portfolios and make sure the CZ parser value has been corrected.

    Please, include parser override values in it's own column in extended export report or have another way of highlighting when an…

    18 votes
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  20. Ability to delete all parser override values using change portfolio job

    Currently, it's not possible to remove parser override values using the change portfolio job. This would be helpful when clearing those values from a collection of portfolios after the CZ portfolios have been updated by Ex Libris.

    19 votes
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