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  1. Network Zone indicator for centrally paid collections

    In our instance of the Network Zone, we have collections that the central office negotiates a price for the libraries but the central office does not pay for those collections. We also have collections that are paid for by the central office. Currently I add internal notes indicating if the collection is centrally paid or not. Can an indicator be added to the CZ collections, in which during activation, you could check a box in the Activation Wizard: Electronic Collection and Services Setup that indicates the collection is centrally paid for.

    3 votes
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  2. Include Parser parameters (override) as "Local Information" in Community Zone Updates Task List

    Include Parser parameters (override) as "Local Information" in Community Zone Updates Task List for Report Type Portfolio linking parameters update

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  3. Split CZ Ebook Central Perpetual, DDA and Subscription Titles into three separate categories on the interface name

    It would be easier for us to administer our PQ subscriptions if it was specified what they were.  That is instead of  showing "Ebook Central Perpetual, DDA and Subscription Titles" in the interface name, in our case we would have DDA titles, Ebook Central owned titles and Academic Complete listed instead.  Could this be done via the metadata in these records?  For example we may wish to see how many DDA titles are appearing on Reading Lists

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  4. Move set of Portfolios from CZ to Local collection-URL type

    When moving a set of portfolios from a CZ collection to a locally made collection, ask and allow for the portfolio URL type to be changed and accurately reflect the change. For example, if the portfolios URL structure is set at Parser parameters in the CZ, and the local collection uses static URLs, change the portfolios to static (binary checkbox) and update the free text URL field to reflect the static URL. (By moving a set of portfolios from a CZ to a local collection, the resulting URLs still using parser parameters won't work, and the export URLs job won't…

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  5. Add All4Maternity as an Electronic Collection in the Alma Community Zone

    Please add All4Maternity as an Electronic Collection in the Alma Community Zone.

    Here is the URL -

    https://www.all4maternity.com/

    Thank you.

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  6. Add Oregon State University OER textbooks collection

    Is it possible to add the OER ebook collection from Oregon State University to the Community Zone? They're located at: https://open.oregonstate.education

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  7. Add Expiration Date field to portfolios (for Streaming Video lease tracking)

    Libraries lease streaming films for limited periods of time. We need to track the date each film's lease expires so we can delete the portfolio from Alma or take action to lease it for another term. We are currently using the portfolio coverage field to do this, but this is a workaround, not the designed functionality of the field. An Expiration Date field would allow libraries to enter the expiration date into each streaming film portfolio and use Alma searching and Analytics to track the expiring portfolios. It should be indexed in Alma, available in Alma Analytics, visible in the…

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  8. Add configurable Electronic Material Type field to Electronic Collections

    Electronic Material Type is only configurable at the portfolio level, not the electronic collection level. In many cases, all the portfolios in an Electronic Collection share the same material type. Electronic Material Type should thus be configurable at the Electronic Collection level and inherited by all portfolios in the collection, indexed in Alma searching, included in Alma Analytics, included in the portfolio Extended Export, and modifiable using the Change Electonic Collection Information job.

    With the addition of this field, libraries could assign appropriate Electronic Material Types to all our collections (except those that are a mix of material types, which…

    3 votes
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  9. WISO Presse

    WISO Presse is already added as a (portfolio)- selective collection to the ALMA CZ.

    Please also bring in the CDI functionality as well.
    The databases from GBI GENIOS are a very valuable resoruce within the German scientific community.

    Provider: GBI-Genios Deutsche Wirtschaftsdatenbank GmbH
    Freischützstr. 96
    81927 München
    wiso@genios.de
    +49 (0) 89 99 28 79 - 0

    Thank you very much!
    Best,
    Bärbel

    3 votes
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  10. WISO Videos Technik

    WISO Videos Technik is already added as a (portfolio)- selective collection to the ALMA CZ.

    Please also bring in the CDI functionality as well.
    The databases from GBI GENIOS are a very valuable resoruce within the German scientific community.

    Provider: GBI-Genios Deutsche Wirtschaftsdatenbank GmbH
    Freischützstr. 96
    81927 München
    wiso@genios.de
    +49 (0) 89 99 28 79 - 0

    Thank you very much!
    Best,
    Bärbel

    3 votes
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  11. Limit task widget by library

    We have more than one library in Alma, and our acquisitions processes are completely separate. I would like to be able to limit the task widget on the Alma homepage by library and only see electronic resource activation tasks that belong to my library. For example, I only want to see the "Activation" tasks where the PO Line Owner is my library.

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  12. Ebook usage information in Alma on Other Details per portfolio

    Within Alma when looking at Ebooks (or journals) it would be nice to have the ability to see "usage" - by portfolio - based on the OpenURL report or potentially pulling in SUSHI harvested data. It could be on the portfolio level or "Other details" similar to how books show usage. Quick way to determine if additional titles need to be purchased.

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  13. Batch url checking for Portfolios in Electronic Collections

    Can Alma test all of the links in all the Portfolios in an Electronic Collection, in batch, and report back a count of successes and fails?
    AND (very importantly) give me list of the fails, so I can check/fix them?

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  14. Customizable fields for Electronic Collections

    We would like to be able to introduce custom, local fields into our Electronic Collections to help us manage workflows, reporting, and inventory management. Currently, we store a lot of information in our Internal Descriptions to help with this work. It would be great to have dedicated, customizable fields that can be defined for local uses. Ideally, the management of these fields would look like the license term management, with options for free text, controlled vocabularies, and yes/no fields. If that is too complicated, then just making a handful of "local fields" available would also be helpful ("local field #1",…

    3 votes
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  15. Saving Queries on the Community Zone

    Please, let us save queries on the Community Zone as a logical set.

    It is well understood that no one but Ex Libris is supposed to be able to run jobs on the CZ data and most likely that is why you currently cannot save a query on the Community Zone as a set. However, saving queries can often serve as just a shortcut for submitting a (more complex) query again and again, and for electronic resource librarians it is interesting to check the CZ regularly for newly added collections which are freely available, e.g., or adhere to any other…

    4 votes
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  16. Restrictions on access to electronic documentation on a user group basis

    Restrictions on access to electronic documentation can only be made in Alma on a library or campus basis.

    It would be desirable to be able to do this on a user group basis as well.

    3 votes
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  17. Show when a MMS record is Suppressed on the Electronic Collection search results

    When using the Electronic Collection search, the results list does not show whether the MMS record is suppressed. This Idea is to suggest that the suppressed icon is displayed on the Electronic Collection search results when the MMS record is suppressed from discovery.

    This is important if the Electronic Collection has CDI results - if the MMS record is suppressed from discovery, so too are all of the CDI results. So, when trouble-shooting why CDI records are not displaying as expected, it would be helpful to see the suppressed icon on the Electronic Collection search results page rather than having…

    3 votes
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  18. When deactivating a portfolio on a list of portfolios in an electronic collection your place in the list should be preserved

    When deactivating a portfolio on a list of portfolios in an electronic collection your place in the list should be preserved. Right now it returns you to the top of the list each time.

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  19. A new Community Zone Updates Task List report for when a portfolio changes vendors

    CZ updates task list does not show titles switching from one vendor to another - that is a big issue for us. Eg. Philosophy of science changed from University of Chicago Press to Cambridge University. The portfolio URL is still Chicago Press, but one is redirected to Cambridge University.
    Finding info in CZ updates is extraordinarily difficult. Mostly because there are thousands of titles we don't have any reason to look at.
    It would be very helpful to be able to search the list by ISSN and OCLC number as well.
    It would be helpful to have a report indicating…

    2 votes
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  20. Ability to put Mailto links in electronic portfolios within a collection.

    We have vendors that have lots of individual titles that are associated with different products. We create electronic collections and add the portfolios. Users must email the provider to request an ID. While you can add a URL, you cannot add a mailto link in the general electronic service.

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