Add more times to scheduled weekly bibliographic import jobs
When running import jobs on a schedule Alma only gives us one weekly option (Saturdays at 3:00 a.m.). OCLC WorldShare generally posts new, delete and updated files on Saturday mornings in the early a.m., although not always by 3:00 a.m.
Since it doesn't make sense to run these import jobs daily since record sets are only delivered weekly, we have them set up to run at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday (the only weekly option that Alma gives us). This causes the following problems:
1) Files of deleted records are loaded concurrently with files of new records for the same collections potentially causing data collisions.
2) If OCLC delivers the files later than 3 a.m. on Saturday we have to wait a full week for them to get picked up the next time. And again, deletes may follow the load of new records dependent on posting time.
Can we add one or two more options for running jobs on a weekly basis so that we can avoid loading new and deleted files concurrently, and are more likely to catch the WorldShare records when they are posted? If possible, we would like to add Saturdays at 7 a.m. (making it more likely that we can catch the WorldShare weekly files) and Sundays at 3 a.m. to the list of available run times.
Steve McDonald commented
Monthly import jobs are similarly limited. One vendor leaves records on their FTP site only for one week. The monthly import schedule does not fall within that week. So we cannot automate this import job.