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  1. Support best practice for CC licence for digital titles/files

    To meet best practice we currently have to encode html into either a non-compliant MARC tag, or into a dc:rights field in Dublin Core records.

    We would like to see a better for this linking to the licence to be accommodated. We should not have to put html inside fields. A method that works for both MARC and Dublin Core would be ideal.

    The copyright declarations are associated with access rules and apply to many records, whereas these rights statements need to be customised for individual records, potentially for individual representations eg. In a research data set, some files may…

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    • 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.

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      • Selecting/deselecting multiple sets for OAI harvest

        The configuration of the digital collections import profile allows you to declare sets, but the only current options seem to be to harvest all sets or to harvest single sets individually. There's no way to CTRL-Click to include multiple sets.

        This CTRL-Click functionaity and/or set exclusion should be a feature request. For most collections, we have one or two sets that should be excluded and dozens that should not. Doing dozens of individual harvests is impractical.

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        • Create or modify IPCT and Exif metadata in batch

          The owner or copyright statement in the IPCT or Exif metadata of a digital image stored in Alma can change. If this happens, you need to export the images change the IPCT or Exif metadata and reimport the images. By consequence the docid changes and permalinks to these images are not valid anymore.
          It would be useful, if Alma could create or modify IPCT or Exif metadata of digital images stored in AWS cloud in bulk.

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          • 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.

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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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              • Enhance reporting for digital import profiles to harvest remote repositories

                Currently the report generated after a digital import profile to harvest metadata from a remote repository has run is extremely minimal. It just states that a job "completed with errors", see attached file.

                I'd like to recommend 3 enhancements. The first is to provide more information about the errors. For example, the harvest failed because the records listed below are invalid. The second recommendation is to provide a maximum error threshold like what is currently available in Primo. Lastly, integrate an option to strip any HTML and escape invalid characters as part of an import profile normalization process.

                These enhancements…

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                • 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.

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                  • 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…

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