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  1. Ajouter le bouton "Informations de liaison" pour la sélection du portfolio lors de la création du lien vers la communauté

    Lorsque l'on souhaite lier un portfolio local à la communauté, on sélectionne notre portfolio puis on clique sur "Lien vers la communauté". Une sélection des portfolios de la CZ apparaît, mais parfois les portfolios sont très similaires et sans les "informations de liaison", il est impossible de les distinguer. Il est alors nécessaire d'annuler l'opération, de refaire une recherche du portfolio dans la CZ, de repérer lequel est le bon via les "informations de liaison" qui nous permettent de vérifier l'URL, et de noter son MMS. Puis de refaire l'opération de lien à la communauté.
    Pour plus de fluidité, il…

    3 votes
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  2. Add portolios from CZ Updates Task List to associated collection in bulk

    The Community Zone Updates Task List displays portfolios that were added to a non auto-active collection. But you can only handle these portfolios one by one. It would be helpful to select the desired portfolios and to add them in bulk to the associated collection.
    The planned solution from ExLibris to manage collections as auto-active collections is not wanted because not all portfolios that are automatically activated are interesting to the library (e. g. when the library has a specific book stock and does not provide its readers with all scientific disciplines).

    1 vote
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  3. 9 votes
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  4. Include "Dismiss Selected" button on the bottom of the page

    When scrolling through the Community Zone Updates Task List, you need to scroll back up to the top of the page to click the "Dismiss Selected" button. It would be most helpful if the same function could be applied at the bottom of the page as well.

    21 votes
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  5. when importing, create portfolio links *after* Process / Normalization Rules ( NR ) are applied (and not before as it is now)

    Right now static links in portfolios can be derived form 856 tags in imported MARC records.
    Sometimes however we need to manipulate those links to fit the needs of our institution. We could do that easily with a process based on a Normalization Rule (NR) defined in the import profile. But this doesn't work, since our changes to 856 are not considered by Alma when creating the Static links in Portfolios. Our best guess is that static links are created before NR/process are applied and not after. That's a pity.
    It would be great if static links were extracted from…

    6 votes
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  6. Has Local Information on CZ Updates Task List shows up even when Global Coverage is being utilized instead

    If a portfolio is using global coverage information, but has local coverage information remaining, the portfolio shows up in the CZ Updates Task List under "Has Local Information" when updates come in, even though local coverage is not being utilized. If local coverage is not selected, it would make more sense for it not to show up in the list since it's not being utilized and therefore does not really matter at that point.

    1 vote
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  7. Add a Delete button for portfolios in the Community Zone Updates Task List

    Could a "Delete" button be added to the set of available options when reviewing portfolios in the CZ Updates Task List? There are options to Test Access and Edit the portfolio, but in order to delete a portfolio you must leave the list and do a separate search. It would be much more efficient if there was an option to delete from within the list.

    1 vote
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  8. Add Ebsco's Veterinary Source to the Community Zone

    Ebsco offers a new database called Veterinary Source which isn't available as an electronic collection through the CZ. It would be great to have this database added.

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  9. "view in discovery" - a link with flaws

    The "view in discovery" function produces only a rudimentary link structure, which is not identical to the link structure produced by a call by end users accessing a portfolio directly in PrimoVE.

    Thus, the "view in discovery" function, which is designed to verify the presentation of portfolios in PrimoVE that are administered in Alma, is currently of limited use because administrators cannot assume that the view produced by this function actually corresponds to the view encountered by end users.

    For adequate quality assurance, it would be necessary if administrators could freely customize the link structure of the "view in discovery"…

    29 votes
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  10. Suggestion for a Pearson eLibrary platform collection

    Unfortunately, there is no eCollection in ALMA yet for the Pearson eLibrary, which is operated by Pearson Germany for university libraries (https://elibrary.pearson.de). This new eBook platform contains important textbooks that we would like to make available to our students.

    Please add an eCollection for this Pearson eLibrary platform to our Discovery Indexes, KnowledgeBases and the Alma Community Zone.

    10 votes
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  11. Autoholdings integration for Nature (SpringerNature)

    Create an autoholdings integration profile for Nature titles. The titles are already being sent from SpringerNature, however, they get rejected due to the fact that they are not included in the Springerlink CZ Collection for autoholdings. I assume that is due to the fact they have a different base URL (www.nature.com). The tools are already there for the integration. It would be nice to have all SpringerNature titles included in the process.

    30 votes
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  12. Create option to keep CZUTL deleted portfolios active in Institution Zone

    When portfolios are deleted from a non-auto-active electionic collection and notifications for this appear in the Community Zone Updates Task List, the portfolios stay unlinked in your institution zone but are deactivated. Often these are portfolios that represent access that still exists for the institution and we merely reactivate the local portfolio. We would like to be able to select an option to keep these portfolios active in our institution zone. If they are really no longer necessary, we can delete them when we review the CZUTL, but it would save us time if the portfolios were not deactivated automatically.

    3 votes
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  13. Add CDI articles to (digital) collections

    We'd like to be able to add individual articles to (digital) collections, as there are often articles which are relevant to the collection topic, but currently cannot be included, as only items with bib records in Alma can be added to collections.

    1 vote
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  14. Activated portfolios in a community zone collection

    We would like to be able to see which portfolios are active in a community zone collection and which are not. For example, if 182 of 184 portfolios are active in a CZ collection, we want to be able to filter those that are activated institutional zones or in the community zone. Currently you need to compare Export Lists to see this.

    3 votes
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  15. Make it possible to activate a portfolio without making the the whole collection active

    I often find portfolios in other collections that I do not have active. I activate it and then move it to our active collection. The collection it was moved from then is in our alma without active portfolios.

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  16. Suppress bibliographic records of electronic collections in NZ automatically.

    Currently bibliographies of electronic collections, which we select "Mark Bib as suppressed" on the page of "Activation Wizard: Electronic Collection and Services Setup" and activated from CZ, are suppressed in IZ. But these records are in NZ and can be searched with consortium scope of Primo VE. It would be great if it is suppressed not only in IZ but also in NZ automatically. The necessary workflow looks as follows:
    If held by one institution in a consortium and suppressed, suppressed from NZ.
    If held by some institutions, and only one of them suppresses, not suppressed from NZ.
    If held…

    18 votes
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  17. Choose which material types can be set to auto-active

    We propose that the "Activate new portfolios associated with service automatically?" setting for portfolios in an electronic service be more granular. In electronic collections that contain multiple material types, we would like to be able to select which material types be activated automatically. We've found the bib records for some material types aren't as good as others, and prefer to obtain them from other sources. But for some material types, such as journals, we would like to the CZ records.

    6 votes
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  18. Implement auto holdings for Ebsco

    Often there are many collections with Ebsco and it would be great to be able to have them on auto holding to have everything in one collection

    7 votes
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  19. SAML authentication for patrons for Resource Sharing

    Currently, when an article or book chapter that a patron requested for has been fulfilled through resource sharing in Alma, the patron receives a document delivery notification letter informing the patron to download the requested article or book chapter. The URL link for SAML authentication for patrons requires SAML to be configured for Alma in addition to Primo VE (See support case 06050447). As Alma is intended for only library staff to login to work, I think it is best not to expose Alma's URL to patrons. Hence, I think that all patron services should be authenticated through Primo VE…

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  20. Prevent portfolio loader from wiping out local coverage

    Currently, if we use a portfolio loader to update the portfolios in an electronic collection, e.g. to add a standard note in the portfolio internal description field, the loading of the portfolio loader will wipe out the local coverage in the portfolios. The local coverage will be gone but the coverage statement will remain marked "local".

    The portfolio loader I use usually contains only the two columns of ISSN (for matching), and the column of INTERNAL_DESCRIPTION (for adding the note). This is done only for SOME of the portfolios in the collection.

    The work around is to load the portfolio…

    4 votes
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