update collections job
Allow Information Update for Electronic Collections. Sometimes, we need to add a public note to all of the collections that are tied to a specific interface, due to scheduled maintenance, or unexpected downtime. It would be great if we could add/remove these notes with a job. Some large providers, like Ebsco, Proquest, or Wiley can have over 15 collections we have to manually edit, which is a big time drain
Elizabeth York commented
This would be extremely helpful. Currently, I would like to add a public note to all 150 of our Springer ebook collections in Alma because ebook PDFs are not downloadable in Chrome. Adding this note manually one by one to each collection is simply not feasible.
We've encountered this same issue, and it is a big time drain when a platform like Ebsco goes down! Please provide an update collections job. Specifically we'd like to be able to run a job that will toggle the 'Service temporarily unavailable' radio button (from yes to no, and back again when access is restored) and to also allow us to globally add a 'Service unavailability reason' to multiple collections from the same interface. Thanks!
We recently have decided we need to standardize the language in some of the electronic collection note fields. We have over 900 collections, and it would be great to have a batch find and replace function for electronic collection fields.
Any data elements in Alma should be accessible to search, and to batch updating and to batch deleting and to batch adding. Period. If it is data, we need to manipulate it, and in the most efficient way possible.