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  1. Add general note(s) field from the Electronic Collection Editor to Analytics

    Currently, only the public and authentication notes seem to be available. It would be useful to have a way to find and report on those collections that have general notes added.

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  2. Repository search: fulltext of digital files

    We'd like to be able to search the full text of digital files in Alma's repository search. This could be useful in situations where multiple files are attached to a title; searching the full text on the title level in Primo will not guide you to the correct file, but a file-level repo search would.
    We see that there is a "fulltext" search index for digital files, but it looks like that index is for the type of full text file (it doesn't search the contents of the full text).

    3 votes
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  3. Enable authority control on subdivisions

    Currently, Alma creates a link between a full bib heading with an authority that has exactly the same subfields.
    For instance:

    650 7 $$a Sports $$x Gestion. $$2 ram
    Will fully link with authority:
    150 _
    $$a Sports $$x Gestion (ID: FRBNF11965041)

    If Alma cannot match an authority with the full heading, then it attempts to link the first subfield of the heading with an authority:

    650 7 $$a Sports $$x Gestion $$z France $$y 1990-2020. $$2 ram
    Will (partially) link with authority
    150 _
    $$a Sports(ID: FRBNF13318890)
    The other subfields will remain unlinked and therefore not under authority control.

    3 votes
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  4. Add a new Bibliographic ID field for OCLC Control Number 035z to display each OCN one row per MMS ID

    Currently, a user may retrieve a delimited list of cancelled OCLC control numbers from the OCLC Control Number (035z) attribute under Bibliographic Details. However, this field has limited usefulness for a couple reasons. First, the field has a limit of 256 characters, which means when a bibliographic record shows more than 15 or 16 OCLC numbers have been merged, some numbers are excluded. Second, and more importantly, each individual control number cannot be matched to other cancelled or active control numbers in other records without being split to a separate field first. This is not a straightforward task in analytics…

    4 votes
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  5. Add option to close library for borrowing or lending requests based on format of request

    A library can close for borrowing or lending requests and include dates when the library can't process borrowing or lending requests. It would be helpful and provide more efficient processing of borrowing and lending requests if requests could be deflected by format.

    As a borrowing library, there are times when a patron's article requests could be processed and sent to a lending library, but a physical request can't be processed.

    Borrowing physical requests may not be possible because the physical library building is closed, and the item can't be delivered to the location.

    It would be helpful to have the…

    47 votes
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  6. Create a new an authorities search index “Matching Information” (or the like) for field 885

    As Alma GND User Group we represent staff users that are tasked with data management in the Integrated Authority File (GND), the most widely used authority file in the German speaking library community.
    We would like Ex Libris to introduce an authorities search index that makes the content of MARC 21 Format for Authority Data field 885 available for search purposes.
    As a QA measure several different algorithms are applied to the content of GND to find potential duplicate records and mark these candidates in field 885. In cases where the confidence value does not reach a certain threshold, the…

    21 votes
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  7. 3 votes
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  8. Warn before regenerating the SFTP Service private key

    There is a «Regenerate private key» button under Alma configuration » General » S/FTP definitions.

    This button is too efficient. This idea is to make the button a little less efficient, but in doing so make it safer.

    Clicking the «Regenerate private key» button immediately regenerates the private key for the Ex Libris Secure FTP Service. In the process it invalidates any previously generated private key and breaks all integrations with the SFTP Service. More so, the button in Alma (Premium) Sandbox does the same as in Alma Production, including breaking all production integrations.

    All it can take is one…

    32 votes
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  9. Alma Analytics: add area for links to CZ authorities within Alma Analytics Subject Areas

    Add area for links to CZ authorities within Alma Analytics Subject Areas. In Alma author headings are linked to authorities (GND) via the authority ID (035$a) stored in the $0 subfield of fields 1xx and 7xx. In this case binocular appear next to fields 1xx and 7xx in the MDE. We have noticed that in some cases the number in subfield $0 is false and the binoculars do not display. We would like to report on author headings that have a $0 subfield in the 1xx/7xx but are not linked to an authority.

    2 votes
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  10. Improving Ability to Create Repeating Courses for Multiple Semesters

    Currently there is no ability to have two courses in different semesters with the same course code and section number in Reserves. Our college reuses course codes and section numbers between semesters, so we are unable to build new courses with the same course code/section number combination before the current semester ends.

    I would like to add additional identifying fields to the current code/section unique identifier. Possibilities include unique terms (Fall 2022) or a term/year combination (Fall + 22-23).

    6 votes
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  11. 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?

    1 vote
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  12. Add Close Caption file information to Alma Analytics

    We need to report on the status of our digital collection, including which videos are close captioned. This data is not available in Alma Analytics. How hard would it be to add this to the "Digital Inventory" table?

    3 votes
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  13. Alma Digital Support for an auto-captioning service

    Many video streaming services now have an auto-captioning service, .i.e., Youtube, where captions are auto-generated for video content. Since we are legislated to caption our video content, Alma Digital could include this feature and save us months of work.

    3 votes
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  14. Add process type (work order) and update call number to Repository Import profile

    I know there are two jobs available - create physical items work order and update call number from bibliographic - that can be done with item sets.

    But why not make it easier so we can do these two things with the Repository import profile?

    It would be a huge timesaver if the physical mapping has these options:

    1. Assign Process type (work orders)

    2. Update holdings call number without creating new holdings record/item records when using the repository import profile.

    Thank you.

    3 votes
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  15. Improvement for label handling in letters

    Improved handling of labels in letters

    Add all labels in the selected language of the letter to the XML file (same structure as code-tables API). So in the XSLT stylesheet it can be referenced with XPATH and not with @@substituion.

    In this way, the power of XPATH and XSLT can also be used for labels.

    Example: QueryToPatronLetter (we only ever use line1): now each Patron Query Type must have a block with the same content. With labels in the data XML, it can be a block where the correct type is selected with XSLT and XPATH.

    It also makes it…

    3 votes
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  16. Add AIATSIS thesauri to the CZ subject authority files

    As a cataloguer, I would like to see the AIATSIS thesauri made available in the Community Zone authority files for 6XX subject fields.

    BENEFITS

    • Make it easier for cataloguers to validate AIATSIS subject headings
    • Enable routine review and updates of AIATSIS subject headings through the Authority Control Task List
    • Enrich Primo searches for end users, using non-preferred terms (especially synonyms for people and language groups)
    • Promote AIATSIS thesauri to Australian libraries

    While specific libraries can import and manage AIATSIS subject headings as local authorities, I think this vocabulary should be made available in the CZ authority records, since it is…

    178 votes
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  17. Ability to order facets in Alma Resource Sharing

    For our workflows it would be useful to be able to move assignee to the top of the Facets in the new Resource Sharing screens for Lending and Borrowing

    1 vote
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  18. Functionality to support rolling over POLs by Fund.

    Rollover all POLs associated with fund SERIAL and have the ability to add FPC to just that fund. Without having to roll line by line.

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  19. Display MARC 250 subfield "b" in "Edition" in the Brief Results List

    Even when a record has 250 subfields a and b, Alma brief results display only subfield $$a with a slash in the Edition field. Alma should also display subfields b according to the MARC21 standard:
    https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd250.html

    4 votes
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  20. 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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