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  1. Alma overlap analysis tool to include different identifiers in one comparison

    We would find it useful if the overlap analysis tool compare a list that includes different identifiers. i.e. ISSN, EISSN, ISBN, EISBN, TITLE in one comparison.
    Currently it only allows you to compare overlap within just one identifier. This is very important with collections from vendors that include different kinds of material.
    Being able to conduct this kind of overlap analysis is important for us in terms of making purchasing decisions and we feel that including this kind of feature in the overlap analysis tool would make this a more efficient process within Alma.

    204 votes
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  2. Implement auto holdings for IEEE

    Implement auto holdings (autoholding, auto load, autoload) for IEEE, as is already available for ProQuest, Elsevier, Ovid, and Springer.

    117 votes
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  3. Ability to assign electronic activation tasks in the POL

    Electronic resources are automatically added to the Electronic Resource Activation Task List page upon ordering. The current workflow requires someone with the permission of Repository Manager to manually review the activation task list in the unassigned tab (which might have hundreds of portfolios and databases at any given time) to decide whom to assign a task.

    I propose a different model or workflow: Allow Acquisitions staff to assign a task while creating the purchase order line.

    109 votes
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  4. "Report To Ex Libris" for CDI issues

    Currently it is only possible to report Collection and Portfolios issues via the "Report to Ex Libris" functionality of Alma.
    Colleagues from our e-resources department (who also manage most of the CDI settings) would be glad to use this reporting tool also for CDI issues: wrong URLs, incorrect "Full Text Rights in CDI", etc.

    Please, provide a CRM Cateogry "CDI" in the form and include some CDI data (like now Collection ID, Portfolio ID).
    This would make it much easier for us to report CDI problems, and support team would also benefit from standardized requests.

    102 votes
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  5. Add "Delete or replace URL's SUFFIX" to Job "Change Electronic portfolio information"

    Sometimes it is necassary to change or delete the URL in portfolio information for a set of portfolios. It is possible to delete or replace URL's prefix in Electronic Portfolio information, but it is not yet possible to delete or repclace url's suffix .
    For us it would be very useful to have both opportunities.

    97 votes
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  6. Display perpetual coverage dates where no other coverage provided

    We now have the ability to log current access dates and perpetual access dates on a portfolio. However there is no way to display the perpetual access dates in Alma or Primo unless looking at the coverage tab of the portfolio.

    It would be good if there was an option to use the perpetual coverage dates as our display dates either by having an additional option for the local, global, local and global section, or just displaying those dates if local only is selected and there is nothing in the local section.

    We have titles that we had current and…

    83 votes
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  7. E-Collections: Read-only access to Alma for other institutions

    We wish to provide read-only access to our Alma instance to other institutions in our consortium and vice versa so that we can compare setup more efficiently. The permissions need to be quite restrictive and prohibit access to financial, patron data, etc. but allow us to view E-Collection, Service and Portfolio level screens.

    When comparing set-up of our e-collections we are spending a lot of time discussing via email and sharing screen shots, which is not as efficient as being able to go in with a view privilege and compare in real-time.

    79 votes
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  8. Authenticated "Authentication note" field

    Make the content of the "authentication note" field (electronic collection editor and portfolio editor) only visible to our legitimate end-users by means of authentication: preferably via sso, another option would be via ip. That way we can register and manage all our username/password information for e-sources from within Alma. And get rid of the in-house solution (according to the Alma-L mailing list other institutions, like us, developed solutions involving a link to an authentication protected page).
    Currently the authentication note has the same functionality as the "public note" field. It is displayed to anyone searching in our Primo. There also…

    74 votes
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  9. Add "articles" in portfolio's material type

    Hi there,

    At the moment, when creating or editing a portfolio for an artcile, it is not possible to precise that it's an article's portfolio (you can precise that it's a book, map, journal, dissertation, proceeding...).

    We would like to add "articles" in Electronic Portfolio Editor > electronic material type's field.

    Please see screenshot attached for illustration.

    Best regards,

    Ariane

    72 votes
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  10. make "test access" work when direct linking is enabled

    The "test access" button in Alma does not work when direct linking is enabled in Primo. When trying to test access for an electronic portfolio, Alma loads a blank page forcing staff to click "display in a new window" in order to proceed. We recommend that this behavior be changed so that test access works the same regardless of whether direct linking is enabled.

    72 votes
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  11. Add indications to Electronic Service & Portfolios showing when portfolios use MARC metadata instead of parser parameters for linking

    There are some electronic services and portfolios in the Alma CZ that do not use parser parameters. Instead, they use ISSN or some other element drawn from the MARC metadata to construct their links. However, there is no indication in Alma when a service or portfolio behaves this way. To the Alma user, it looks as if the portfolios must be misconfigured, as they have no parser parameters and no apparent way to link at the title level. This makes troubleshooting linking problems very difficult, and it conceals the actual linking functionality from Alma customers.

    To be fully transparent with…

    70 votes
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  12. Include rolling dates in local date information field

    As an electronic resource librarian, I would like to see a better way to deal with rolling coverage dates. There does not seem to be a good way to deal with gaps in portfolio coverage when there's a moving target date involved. For example, if a title includes perpetual access from 2011-present, and issues 12 years or older are open access, unless you include a public note, what will display is:

    Available from 2011 volume: xx issue: xx
    Most recent 12 year(s) not available

    This is confusing to patrons and librarians alike. It would be useful to have the option…

    69 votes
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  13. 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…

    69 votes
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  14. Under Electronic Service Editor to have the ability to remove portfolios in bulk.

    In the electronic service editor you have the ability to deleted all the selected portfolios. I would like the ability to simply remove the portfolios in bulk from the collection.

    68 votes
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    Dana Moshkovits responded

    Clarification was provided regarding the functionality requested – which is not to delete portfolios but rather detaching portfolios from the collection and setting them as standalone portfolios.
    Re-opening the idea.

  15. "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"…

    68 votes
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  16. Brief Record - Quick Cataloging Template

    Boston College would like to see the contents of the linking tab of Electronic Portfolio Editor added to the Brief Record, Quick Cataloging template for electronic articles.

    This will enable us to edit the URL and enable the proxy as we catalog and would save us the step of going in later to edit the linking information. It would also enable us to test the link before posting it, rather than using the "view it" function afterwards.

    66 votes
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  17. Allow portfolio loader to match on MMS ID when creating e-inventory

    The portfolio loader tool can only create inventory by matching on ISSN, ISBN and PID. It does not match on MMS ID. This is an issue when creating electronic portfolios for theses/dissertations or source material that do not have an ISSN/ISBN.

    65 votes
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  18. 64 votes
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  19. Allow Alma users to choose the match routine when using the ‘Link to Community’ tool to link portfolios to a community zone collection.

    The ‘Link to Community’ match routine for matching local portfolios to the CZ is too restrictive. We would like to be able to use our local bibliographic records and have them link to portfolios in the CZ, however, the match rate is dependent on what metadata is available in the CZ records, which are often brief and do not contain the ISSN/ISBN match point that Ex Libris has selected for that collection in the CZ.
    Alma users should be able to choose the match routine when using the ‘Link to Community’ tool, similar to how we can choose the match…

    60 votes
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  20. Allow search on Electronic Service values

    Enable Searching for Electronic Collection Service values as well as Collection and Portfolio values

    Eg Proxy Enabled (Service)

    as well as
    Proxy Enabled (Electronic Portfolio)
    and
    Proxy Enabled (Electronic Collection)

    60 votes
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