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  1. Reminders for Sets

    The Reminders for Bibliographic Records functionality premiered in the November Alma release is already proving most useful (in such instances as applying reminders to check things like eBook records when their portfolios expire X months or years in the future).

    What would be at least as useful, however, is if this functionality were to be made available for Sets as well, e.g. when a Set reaches a specific number of months or years of age, a reminder can be set up requesting the owner to check whether it's still required and to consider deleting it.

    Effective housekeeping of Sets (and…

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  2. Maybe Search indexes is not updated? I want 773 $$t indexed as Title.

    I often check this Help site https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/AlmaOnlineHelp%28English%29/ResourceManagement/020UsingtheRepositorySearch/Search_Indexes
    to check how things are indexed. It looks like 773 $t is indexed as Content related data. Shouldn't it be indexed as Title? I suspect that it is indexed as title, but the information in Search indexes is not correct? Search indexes is very useful, and I would appreciate it updated.

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  3. Combined IZ + NZ bib headings browsing

    Please open an option to do a combined IZ + NZ bib headings browsing. Currently we have to choose browse in Institution or Network. But this really misses the point of a browsing -- we want to browse all the NZ + IZ records, and don't want to separate things into pieces.

    Please also consider opening combined browsing for each heading type category -- e.g. within subjects, open an option for combined subject browsing, rather than currently have separate sub-category e.g. chronological, topical etc. The current browsing options are too tedious, and we do appreciate you to open more combined…

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  4. Flag required in Itemised Sets for adding other items at the same holding

    The ability in the Itemised Set facility to add contents from a file to a Set is useful, but we feel it could be made more useful still.

    We require something whereby, having read the contents of a list of item barcodes, Alma will find any other items based at the same holding as a given item on the list and add those to the Itemised Set as well.

    There is a very definite need for this functionality for any Alma user tasked with working through Sets created from lists of item barcodes in order to identify items requiring withdrawal.…

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  5. MD Editor restrict release

    We'd like for the ability to release records locked by another staffer to be limited to the Cataloger Extended or Cataloger Manager role, to ensure that not everyone can release records that others may be working on, at will.

    Thank you,
    Erika Quintana

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  7. make OCLC delimiter (double dagger (ǂ)) invalid in Alma

    Please make the OCLC delimiter (double dagger (ǂ)) an invalid character in Alma. We all copy and paste information from Connexion. Often, people forget to change the double dagger to the double $$. Please make the double dagger invalid, and require the cataloger to replace with the proper character ($$) before they save the record. Other systems like Voyager make the cataloger replace the double dagger delimiter before they can save the record.

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  8. Retain preferences in manage sets screen

    When you select either private or public sets, retain the preference for the duration of the session and do not routinely default back to private. Having to re-select public repeatedly is just more repetitive clicking.

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  9. Export URL with FTP

    You can export the URL of Portfolios via Alma Admin -> Resource Management -> REsource configuration -> Configuration Menu -> Record Export -> Export URL
    But you can not do this in a sort of batch job to feed your proxy with this URL automaticly (Case 223210)

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  10. In advanced searching in Alma NZ for physical titles, have results say: Advanced searching not performed for physical materials in NZ.

    In advanced searching in Alma NZ for physical titles, have results say: Advanced searching not performed for physical materials in NZ Currently, results from this impossible search only indicate "No records were found," making it look like the NZ does not have anything, when in fact there may be many. Perhaps search options for advance searching in the NZ should not allow physical titles as a search option. Example: condition title= Wyoming, and condition material type= Map in the NZ results in nothing, but there are over 2k hits if searching All titles instead of Physical titles, some of which…

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  11. Add Editions link-type facility to All Titles Persistent Search results

    When searching for a specific barcode using All Titles Persistent Search and the search result appears on screen, would it be possible for there to be a link next to the Edition statement (i.e. the 250 field contents) which links to the results for all editions of the title in question?

    In addition, would it be possible for that link to the results for all editions to appear in the search results when Physical Items Persistent Search is used instead, even though there is of course no Edition statement shown in such instances?

    There are many instances during the course…

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  12. Package level order info required in Repository Search > Other details

    It would be helpful if, when clicking on the Other details link on a particular Repository Search result title which shows no order information, it would indicate whether there was a related order at package level.

    If we want to know whether we are entitled to the access, it may look at first as if we aren't because there's no order attached. However, the order may be at package level.

    We are relaxed about the wording and place of that indication within the Other details balloon - maybe something like "Package Level Order" underneath "Requests/Work orders"?

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  13. Visual Indicators in sets

    When you create an itemized set (as well as other sets), and then go to add additional members after saving, there isn’t a good way to know what you’ve already added while searching. It would be helpful to have a visual indicator that an item has been added to an itemized set while adding members.

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  14. Add indication of where I am browsing at Browse bib headings

    The user often does not know where s/he was browsing at Browse bib headings after moving away from the left pane. Could EXL add an indication e.g. by a different color to the current bib heading on the left pane to remind the user?

    Also it'd be helpful to show the call number on the right pane to save the time to click into the record to read the call number.

    For EXL people: Please read Salesforce case # 00527082 for more details.

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  15. More search indexes in Advanced Search

    Please enable search indexes such as 'Is not empty', 'Not contains', 'Not contains phrase', 'Not equal' search logic to as many search indexes as possible, especially for DC fields of Digital titles.

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  16. Expand options for repository search for item barcodes

    It would be nice to be able to have more options in the advanced search when searching by barcode. Currently, the only options are "contains keywords", "contains phrase", and "is empty".

    It would be useful to be have the same dropdown options that are available when searching on other identifiers, such as the MMSID. Specifically, the >, >=, <, <= options would be very useful.

    Sample situation: I would like to create a set of all items that have not been moved to our new barcode system. Our new barcodes have 8 digits, and our old barcode numbers only have…

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  17. Trials : display Title in dashboard Manage trials

    Acquisitions > Purchase order lines > Manage trials
    In the Summary Tag of a trial, we can customize the Trials' Titles.
    We need to see Trials' Title in the dashboard of Manage trials.
    Could you plan this display software development ?

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  18. Open second search box when "Advanced" is selected from persistent search

    The default persistent search box in Alma is one line. For a more complex search, I click on "Advanced". I then (always) have to click on the plus sign to get a second row for additional critieria. I would like for the system to automatically open that second search box when "Advanced" is chosen. Thank you.

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  19. Mark suppressed record in Alma when suppressBibWithSuppressedHold is set to true and is deleted the last holding record.

    If parameter Configuration Alma - Resources - Other settings suppressBibWithSuppressedHold is set to true, when deleting the holding record, if this is the last one, the bibliographic record is not visible in the Discovery but the record is visible in Alma (does not have the eye strikethrough).

    It is not logical that you have to go manually to the MD Editor to show in Alma that this record will be hidden in Primo.

    If we must manually mark hiden bibliographic record in Alma (eye strikethrough), the suppressBibWithDeletedHold parameter has no use because the task is incomplete in Alma.

    What Alma…

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  20. Duplicate title analyis : able to detect duplication on 856

    It would be good to be able able to detect duplication on the MARC 856 field

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