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  1. Display logic rules: always allow use of "OPEN_ACCESS" criteria

    Currently, if Alma's enableopenaccessservicesfromunpaywallapi Fulfillment setting = true, then in Display Logic Rules we gain the ability to write rule criteria that considers the presence of open access service links. If the fulfillment setting = false, that DLR option disappears.
    We assume this connection was made at a time when the Unpaywall API setting was the only way that OA services might get into Primo, so there was no need for OA services to be a criteria in DLRs when the Unpaywall API was turned off.
    However, we've found that the new Unpaywall CZ…

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  2. Implement Automatic Upload of Electronic Holdings for Kanopy

    Kanopy is a collection of electronic streaming videos that is comparable to other autoholdings collections like Wiley Online Library - AutoHoldings Books and ProQuest Ebook Central. There is a large overarching collection of streaming videos (suitable for a Community Zone AutoHoldings Electronic Collection) a subset of which individual libraries subscribe to. It would help if Alma offered an Automatic Upload of Electronic Holdings integration with Kanopy.

    3 votes
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  3. Implement Automatic Upload of Electronic Holdings for OverDrive

    OverDrive is a collection of electronic books and audiobooks that is comparable to other autoholdings collections like Wiley Online Library - AutoHoldings Books and ProQuest Ebook Central. There is a large overarching collection of ebooks (suitable for a Community Zone AutoHoldings Electronic Collection) a subset of which individual libraries subscribe to. It would help if Alma offered an Automatic Upload of Electronic Holdings integration with OverDrive.

    3 votes
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  4. FRBR report option in Alma

    Primo has the ability to group titles (mulitple editions, for example) using FRBR principles. However, finding multiple editions of titles is very slow and cumbersome in Alma. A "FRBR" report option in Alma/Analytics would be very beneficial for collection work and could draw on capabilities already existing in Primo.

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  5. MDE Search Resources mask should be empty

    When opening the Search Resources mask in MDE, the previous search is still in the data mask. For us there is no benefit for this behavior and we would like to have an empty mask and not to clear the mask every time before starting a new search.
    (If other libraries need this opportunity, we would suggest to make the default settings for this mask customizable)

    55 votes
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  6. Enable setting of Personal Delivery Locations from Resource Sharing Form

    In November 2023, The following was developed for holds based on this Idea Exchange suggestion Allow users to enter an address for home delivery – Have an idea for Ex Libris? (exlibrisgroup.com) We would like to have the same functionality available for the Resource Sharing Form as well. Our consortium policy allows for home delivery of materials from another's library. Obviously, this might not be welcome for all but without this functionality, we cannot see it being feasible to turn on this functionality for just local requests.

    15 votes
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  7. PDA import profiles for electronic titles - limit matching to specific electronic collection

    The ability to limit matching of imported MARC record against existing records with portfolios in a selected electronic collection was release for repository import profiles in the Feb 2024 release in response to a previous Ideas Exchange submission:
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/15312516-repository-import-profiles-for-electronic-titles

    Echoing the comments added to that Ideas Exchange post following the release, it would be really helpful if the same functionality could be release for PDA import profiles too, for the same reasons originally stated.

    22 votes
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  8. Search possibilities as "Received X weeks ago" or "Available X weeks ago"

    Libraries sometimes wish to build logical sets from constantly changing data. For example, a logical set of items received in the last 30 days or a logical set of ebook portfolios activated in the last 15 days. The "Receiving date" (Physical items) and "Activation Date" (Electronic portfolios) search indexes only accept a specific date (selectable from a calendar) and only allow the operators "Equals", "Not Equals", "Before", "After", "Is Empty", and "Is Not Empty". It is therefore not possible to build 100% logical sets based on items received in the last 3 weeks and associate them with a collection for…

    106 votes
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  9. Merge rules: Make primary and secondary records configurable

    For merge rules, it is currently fixed which of the two records involved is primary and secondary. However, for certain scenarios, it would be very handy to have the possibility to change that default configuration (a) as default for the specific rule, and (b) when applying the merge rule in the metadata editor. For example, if you want to use external search to enrich your record on the left pane with the record on the right pane. This functionality would also facilitate the re-use of merge rules (say, you want the same kind of fields to be retained for an…

    1 vote
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  10. Controlled Vocabulary: Display locally managed controlled vocabularies in the Controlled Vocabulary Registry

    As a metadata administrator, I want one place in the Alma configuration that shows me all controlled vocabularies so that I can view and modify them more easily.

    Currently, locally managed controlled vocabularies (that are linked locally to just one specific field) aren't displayed in the controlled vocabulary registry. This makes it tedious to look them up, view and modify them. To do so, you currently have to go to the specific field and subfield in the metadata configuration. This costs a lot of clicks and feels tedious.

    1 vote
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  11. Controlled Vocabulary: Deploy Changes the from Controlled Vocabulary Registry Screen

    As a catalog administrator, I want to deploy controlled vocabulary changes from the controlled vocabulary registry screen with a deploy button so that don't lose time with navigating to another screen.

    Currently, controlled vocabularies that are managed in the controlled vocabulary registry must be deployed in a separate step by going to Alma configuration > Resources > Metadata management > e.g. MARC21 Bibliographic > Deploy.

    1 vote
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  14. Expand the functionality of the new labels for PO Lines

    Hello! We're starting to implement labels for PO lines in the new user interface. There seem to be two major features that would vastly improve their functionality:

    1. Analytics indexing
    2. Ability to add labels in bulk via the Update PO Lines Information job (not just via advanced search).

    Our use case is that we're using labels for those POLs which need to be manually encumbered or adjusted after the fiscal period rollover. This could be because we pre-paid for multiple years or because of a multi-year agreement. Each future fiscal year gets a label (FY-2025, FY-2026, etc.) so we can search…

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  15. Have AFN/FN loan/fine information available in IZ

    Similar idea to https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/44761048-user-purge-should-be-made-afn-aware-and-not-allow

    BUT there should be information in the IZ analytics so that an IZ can determine if a local patron has an AFN (or FN) loan or fine.

    This doesn't need to be the full loan/fine information, but could be as simple as a flag that says "active AFN/FN loan", "active AFN/FN fine".

    At this time, there is no way in the IZ (without opening each patron account within Alma) to see if someone has an active loan or fine outside of the IZ.

    This is required at a number of our institutions for when patrons leave…

    10 votes
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  16. MARC field 788 should be searchable

    The MARC field 788 ("Parallel Description in Another Language of Cataloging") is used by Library Archives Canada to store information about how to link to record numbers of alternate languages (ie, French to English, and vice versa). This information goes into the $$w (Record number) field.

    Having this field searchable would assist in finding records for the same things in different languages.

    7 votes
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  17. Sage Complete Deep Backfile collection 2024

    University of Milan has purchased the Sage Complete Deep Backfile collection 2024. We would like that it is added in Alma.

    3 votes
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  18. Ability to add Request Note during Scan In to Work Order Deparment

    When performing Scan In on items to a Work Order Department, we have the ability to Set Status To our congigured status options, but no ability to add a Request Note, as we have if we were creating work order requests for some other Department.
    If we want to include a Request Note (to be included on any subsequent transit letters, for example), we then have to go into each entry in Manage In Process Items, locate the request that was created by the Scan In, and input a Request Note.
    It would be great if, while setting the status…

    12 votes
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  19. Allow multiple levels of nesting for functions in Dynamic URLs

    I am requesting the ability to nest the same or different functions multiple times (at least five, but preferably many more).

    Use Case: Sometimes it is necessary to replace multiple strings in a dynamic URL.

    For example, I need to replace three different characters for Nexis Uni:
    1) Replace + with a space
    2) Replace & with an empty string (effectively removing &s)
    3) Replace : with an empty string (effectively removing :s)

    This is what the dynamic URL would look like:
    IF(rft.atitle)
    https://advance.lexis.com/search?pdsearchterms=TITLE%28%22REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE({rft.atitle},%3A,""),%26,""),+,"%20")%22%29&pdtypeofsearch=urlapi&pdstartin=snapshot&pdsearchtype=bool&pdmfid=1516831&pdisurlapi=true
    IF(rft.stitle)
    https://advance.lexis.com/search?pdsearchterms=PUBLICATION%28%22REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE({rft.atitle},%3A,""),%26,""),+,"%20")%22%29&pdtypeofsearch=urlapi&pdstartin=snapshot&pdsearchtype=bool&pdmfid=1516831&pdisurlapi=true
    IF()
    https://www.nexisuni.com

    Currently, if that dynamic URL is entered in Alma, Alma returns an…

    5 votes
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  20. See also fields for vendor names

    Many of our vendors change names from time to time so it would be great to have a searchable "see also" or "formerly known as" field in the vendor record for a vendor's previous names.

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