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  1. Prevent Download Pictures (Alma Digital) when Download is not allowed

    Prevent Download Pictures (Alma Digital) when Download is not allowed

    When Access rights indicate to “Allow View” but not download, Alma viewer currently allows downloading the picture by “saving as”.
    The digital Viewer should prevent this option.

    101 votes
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  2. Add Breadcrumbs (Collection Path) to Alma Viewer

    Like Hansel & Gretel, would be good for users to have a trail of breadcrumbs to follow home.

    That is option for Alma Viewer to display the context of the item (which collection the item belongs to if any) as defined by Alma Collections and published to Primo discovery collection lobby.

    This would enable the user, provided with a deep-link to an item in Alma Viewer, to browse related items (other items in the same collection) in Primo or return home where applicable.

    73 votes
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  3. Digital itemized sets

    Currently it is impossible to create an itemized set of digital titles/representations/files as the option of Rep ID header is not recognized by the system.

    50 votes
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  4. Publish Alma-D to Google Scholar

    By now it is not possible to publish Alma-D (Bib/Representation/File) to google scholar. There should be an option to publish Alma-D to google scholar at least on a set- or collection level.

    40 votes
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  5. Add MMSID header when creating digital titlles sets

    Currently, when we import digital material records as digital representations which is digitized from the physical books, first, we usually create all titles set using the “MMSID”header, to put the physical titles into a collection. But only digital titles can run the withdraw digital representations job. So it would be very useful to add MMSID header when creating digital titles set. And then we can use this set to apply the withdraw digital representations job. Or add “all titles”content type in withdraw digital representations job instead.

    32 votes
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  6. Extension Indexing for Alma-D

    Publish the complete amazon S3 repository URL of a file contained as a digital object, so that Primo could fetch the data with a file splitter.

    28 votes
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  7. alma digital

    When our MARC metadata displays in the Alma Digital viewer, a semicolon is added in the format field where a space appears in our MARC record 300 field between subfields a and b.

    We have not encountered other fields where punctuation is added or changed between what we have entered into the Alma Metadata Editor and delivery, so we're not sure why this field has this problem.

    27 votes
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  8. Make Public Note of a Representation Translatable

    The public note of a representation is not translatable. This would be useful for following use cases:

    • The library wants to offer high-resolution digital reproductions of individual files from representations on demand.
    • The library wants to comment on the quality of files from a representations (eg. not OCRed).
    • The library wants to inform, that the digital files does not contain complete content, etc.

    By now following components in relation with digital content are translatable :

    • Collection name and description
    • Copyright declarations
    • The denied note in the access right policy

    It would offer a more streamline experience to discover digital content,…

    25 votes
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  9. Reverse sort order option in ALMA for Digital Representation list displayed in Primo for a Bibliographic record

    If you attach several Digital Representations to one bibliographic record in ALMA, and each representation has one file attached, then all those Digital Representations (with their file) will be displayed in the U-Resolver display in Primo for the bibliographic record.
    In this scenario, there is currently no way in ALMA to alter the sort order of how the Digital Representations display in Primo. The default is alphabetical order, or numeric order. It would be useful to be able to choose reverse alphabetical or numeric order. This would allow a scenario where the year could be placed at the start of…

    22 votes
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  10. Allow externally hosted IIIF manifests to be added to Alma records for display in Primo Universal Viewer

    Hi there - can you allow externally hosted International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) manifests to be added to Alma records for display in Primo Universal Viewer?

    The documentation indicates you can use IIIF with Alma - https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/integrations/digital/almadigital/access/ - but, in fact, Ex Libris has clarified with our institution that IIIF only works if you use internal, Alma-D manifests. Ex Libris has said: "We looked into this and got some clarification on how IIIF manifests work in Alma. There is no option to ‘enter IIIF manifests into Alma’. Instead, Alma generates its own IIIF manifests, on the fly, from Alma bibs…

    21 votes
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  11. Enable withdrawing digital representations job based on rep ID and/or file ID

    We have been using Alma Digital for our e-reserve for a couple of years now, and have a need to withdraw representations that are no longer required for courses.

    Since we have different chapters or extracts attched to the same digital title, we need to be able to target via a representation ID or a file ID. Being able to use a set of Digital Files for the job would make this possible.

    Without that the job "Withdraw Digital Representations" would remove all of the reps attached to that title.

    None of the other available parameters help us identify specific…

    19 votes
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  12. Short url in sharing Buttons Added To Alma Digital Viewers

    At the October 2018 release the following change was made "Social Network Sharing Buttons Added To Alma Digital Viewers". Now it would be a good idea to add the option to generate a "short url" for the records, since it generates a very long url for services such as twitter for example.
    Thanks

    13 votes
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  13. Enable provenance ID field in batch ingest for digital representations

    In the November 2019 release new fields (Provenance ID and File provenance ID) were added for digital representations and files.

    These fields are not supported in the batch ingest processes.

    It should be possible for institutions to specify these fields in whichever batch ingest methods they use. eg. Upload CSV or Excel should have corresponding columns. For xml uploads the inventory information tab in the import profile should allow the user to specify where these IDS are to be extracted from.

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/040Resource_Management/050Inventory/030Managing_Digital_Resources

    12 votes
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  14. Extend Title: Open Access search field to include Dublin Core records

    At present when using advanced search the Title: Open Access field only retrieves MARC records. We need it to retrieve Dublin Core records as well.

    The documentation (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/010Getting_Started/050Alma_User_Interface_%E2%80%93_General_Information/Searching_in_Alma) states that it looks for this in the MARC record: 506 0_ $f Unrestricted online access $2 star

    It should also look for "dcterms:accessRights Unrestricted online access" in Dublin Core records and any other appropriate DC fields that might contain that text.

    This would make it much easier for us to define sets suitable for contributing to other databases via OAI-PMH.

    Since we are now using the new boilerplate digital…

    11 votes
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  15. Patron Deposit Forms: full control over the normalization rules on all Marc21 fields

    When using NRs on Patron Deposit Forms, it is not possible to apply these rules on fixed fields. On the other hand, some rules are running in the background and set indicators or add new fields upon existence of some subfields (eg. 245 $c) that cannot be turned off.

    • Allow normalization rules for the point of import for all fixed fields (that would add the 006, 008, LDR and so on)
    • Remove all out of the box normalization rules for all fields (e.g. field 245 sets the indicators 1 | 0 and creates a 100 field with the indicators 1…
    11 votes
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  16. Publish Alma-D to Google (Fulltext .txt, .pdf) and Google Images (.jpg, .tiff etc.)

    Provide option to Publish collection from Alma to Google (files of type .txt, .pdf for full-text indexing by Google) and Google Images (in the case of img formats .jpg, .tiff, etc.)

    This is an alternative to Primo discovery layer (Google is moderately popular search engine, Bing and Baidu etc.)

    https://images.google.com (or click Images tab in Google) show photos and thumbnails from all over the Internet, and Google allow you to upload an image and search where it came from or similar images which may be helpful to publish/assert the origins of a file.

    10 votes
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  17. Support MODS for remote digital repository

    While Alma itself supports MODS as a metadata scheme, MODS is not supported as metadata import format for remote repositories.
    We need to see this support before we can add remote digital content to Alma collections, as the current option of importing DC is too poor.

    10 votes
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  18. Handle Identifier support in Alma

    Alma provides limited support for permanent URLs through Handle.net (CNRI). We propose that Ex Libris provide the same level of support for Handle URLs in Alma Digital as they do with Esploro customers.

    The only documentation for producing Handle URLs in Alma is this blog entry on the Developer Network site:
    https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/blog/generating-a-handle-persistent-identifier-in-alma/

    According to the article, an institution must install their own local Handle server to create and register Handle urls. Alma does not communicate with the handle server directly via its API. Instead, institutions that use Handle have to set up a FTP/SFTP site to receive the Handle URLs…

    10 votes
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  19. Display record format in search results and browse pages

    We catalogue Alma-D material in both MARC and DC formats.
    We would like an easy way to determine which format a record is in when viewing it from either an Alma results page or browsing through a collection.

    This could be done with the addition of the record format field to the brief record display.

    9 votes
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  20. Viewer service rule based on search set

    It's great that Alma provides the option to add your own Viewer Services for presenting content from Alma Digital.

    We're interested in offering customized viewers to display content from some special collections, but with the current Service Availability Rules, it's not possible to limit a viewer to specific collections.

    It would be great if you could create a Service Availability Rule based on a Set, so the viewer would be shown for all members of that set.

    8 votes
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