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  1. Rights information in MARC records to display in Alma viewer

    1. Rights information for digital objects may be recorded in MARC fields:
    a. 540 (https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd540.html)
    b. 542 (https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd542.html)
    c. Possibly some other places too.
    There are only limited options in Configuring Delivery Profiles Metadata for MARC profile. - https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/030Fulfillment/080Configuring_Fulfillment/070Digital_Fulfillment?uxp=true#Configuring_Delivery_Profiles_Metadata There are no options to choose which MARC tags appear in the description area of the viewer.

    We would like to be able to configure the display of these fields in the Alma Viewer.

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      under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
    • Ctrl-z/Undo in the Metadata Editor

      Currently, there is no Ctrl-z/Undo function in the Metadata Editor.
      Please add this function.
      Use case:
      A record is in draft mode and the cataloger deletes a field accidentaly, there is no way of bringing it back.
      Or a cataloger works on an exisiting record, makes a lot of changes and only wants to undo the last actions, but not go back to the previous version.

      290 votes
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      • Generate accession number by using keystroke combination

        Generation an accession number in 852$$h can only be done by using the menu (tools -> MARC21 holdings -> generate accession number), we would prefer a keystroke combination. It would reduce the clicking enormously!

        158 votes
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        • Make "Physical Item Condition Field" options configurable

          The new feature "Physical Item Condition Field" was a good idea.

          However, the condition options should be completely configurable. Currently the only options are:
          Brittle
          Damaged
          Deteriorating
          Fragile

          The current condition options seem extremely similar to each other.

          Each institution should be able to completely configure this field, including hiding the field entirely, adding/removing options, hiding/displaying options, renaming/relabelling, reordering the options.

          186 votes
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          • Add "Alternative Call Number" to the "Change Physical Items" job so that this field can be edited in batch across sets of item records.

            Many fields in the Physical Item record can be edited in bulk using the Change Physical Items job, but "Alternative call number" isn't included in the options for this job. We would like to be able to edit (and delete) these fields across large numbers of records without having to do it manually for each one. Please give consideration to including this field in the Change Physical Items job.

            202 votes
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            • search in a specific library

              We would appreciate having a tab "library" as existing tabs "Institution zone", "Network zone", "Community zone". Indeed, currently, it's tiresome to use facet "library" each time we launch a search in Alma.

              Is it possible?

              244 votes
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              • Add Digital Representation ID as a search option in the Digital Resource Editor

                From the Digital Resource Editor currently you can only search via the label. Addition of option to search for on the Digital Rep ID should also be supported this would make it much easier to find a specific digital rep record when you have large nos associated to one Bib Record.
                See attached screenshot

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                • create out-of-box institutional standards reports (i.e., ACRL, IPEDS,ARL)

                  Since many institutions have to complete these standardized reports annually, it would be helpful if a template existed for each one so we wouldn't have to re-create them each year. As the reports are revised by the sponsoring organization/agency then Ex Libris can update the out-of-the-box report as part of the monthly features.

                  198 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a "back to repository search" button to reduce the number of clicks

                    Frequently when editing bib, item and holding records, we are forced to press the back button multiple times just to get back to the results list of the initial search. We have to retrace every step just to get back to the original search screen.

                    It would be helpful to have a back button that does not merely retrace steps, but takes you back to the initial results list and repository search screen, thereby eliminating several clicks that add up to hundreds of clicks in a day.

                    142 votes
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                    • Add the ability to select, open, and edit more than one item record at a time.

                      Currently, Alma only allows one item record to be edited at a time within cataloging. To have the ability to selected multiple items, and then open them all at the same time (either in the same screen, or pop-ups) would be a HUGE time saver. Not only for catalogers, but for binding and material physical processing users as well.

                      212 votes
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                      • Enter 12 hour time with AM/PM

                        We have already changed our *display* to 12 hours in the General configuration (General/Other Settings/system_time_format is changed to hh:mm:ss a and it operates correctly.) However, there are still many cases when Alma requires us to *input* a 24 hour time.

                        For example, when we check out an item and need to change the due time, there is no way to input 12 hours with AM/PM. (Screenshot example: http://screencast.com/t/9B9XC2qbl) We must enter 24 hour time. This has caused an ongoing problem of inputting an incorrect due time (such as "17:00" when we mean to input 7PM), causing stressful interactions and…

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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Fulfillment  ·  Admin →
                        • Failsafe links to databases if/when Direct Linking fails

                          When we were a Serials Solutions customer and we used Summon discovery, we also used Direct Linking. What was great about Summon was that it would provide a pane at the top of the screen after linking to full-text content that would provide a way to see all the database targets on the 360 Link page. See attached image.

                          This same feature would be highly desirable in Primo and is one of the main reasons why we do not currently use Direct Linking. Currently, if the full-text fails to load for the default target, there is no way to see…

                          37 votes
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