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  1. "Display in Discovery" from any screen in Alma

    Make the Display in Discovery action available in any screen/view of a record in Alma, not just in a repository search or in portfolio lists. There is often the need to see how a resource displays in Primo when working in an item, orders, and other areas of records.

    60 votes
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  2. New UI-Call Number as an option in the search customization

    In the old UI when conducting a search the call number would display in the search results. In the new UI each individual title now has to have the physical title clicked on to see the call number. It would be helpful to have a call number option under the customization options so that it would eliminate all of the unnecessary clicking when trying to view call numbers during a search.

    59 votes
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  3. Need ability to search 79X fields

    We plan to implement use of the 790 field for local tracings (such as former owners) to be used for special collections materials, and have set up a separate search field in Primo. Now we see that we can't search that field at all in Alma, only Primo. Since Alma does index 59X fields as "local notes" and 69X fields as "local subjects" we propose that the 79X be indexed as well.

    58 votes
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  4. Add Melingo to ALMA

    Hello,

    The assimilation of Melingo in Primo for the customers in Israel proved to be a useful solution.
    It would be nice if it can also be implemented in ALMA.
    If Melingo will indeed be in ALMA, the catalogers will no longer need to add Ktiv Maleh or Ktiv Haser in Hebrew in variant titles.

    Thanks.

    58 votes
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  5. Ability to use import profiles on OCLC Connexion exported records

    Currently import profiles can applied to Marc files that are uploaded into Alma. One can use the import profile to specify match methods, tell Alma how to deal with matches of existing and incoming records (overlay, merge, or use NZ record), and also specify inventory info to map the Marc 949 field to holdings and item records. Although the OCLC Connexion integration profile deals with importing records it lacks the features described in the previous sentence. Please see screenshot of settings in Oclc integration profile versus in an import profile.

    Basically we would like the ability to specify an import…

    58 votes
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  6. Change color of NZ icon to distinguish from the CZ icon

    The new Alma UI has made the NZ icon and CZ icon the same color and very difficult to distinguish from each other. The previous interface had different colors for these icons, which made it very easy to distinguish them. Please change the color of the NZ icon so that at a glance we can easily distinguish it from CZ records.

    57 votes
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  7. Improve editing of large fields in the Metadata Editor

    When creating and/or editing a MARC field with a large volume of text, such as the 505 or 520 field, occasionally the cursor will appear to be in a different position than it is, so that the user may accidentally delete the wrong characters, or insert them in the wrong place. This appears to happen at random, and saving the record, restarting Alma, and even clearing the browser cache does not consistently fix the problem, even in the short term.

    57 votes
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  8. bulk remove titles from collections (not the electronic type)

    Add the ability to remove titles in a set from a collection (not the electronic type) in bulk, as well as add titles in bulk from a set.

    56 votes
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  9. Add all Enumeration and Chronology fields to the Inventory Information tab of an Import Profile

    Currently, only Enumeration A - C and Chronology I - K are listed in the Inventory Information tab of our Import Profiles. Our consortia uses Enumeration A-D; Enumeration D specifically is used for free-text phrases that do not conveniently fit into the category of volume, number or issue; so "index", "part", "box", etc. are all written in EnumD. This is why it is frustrating that this enumeration field cannot be imported via an import profile.

    It would be immensely helpful for us if all enumeration fields were listed in the import profile. There is no point in having so many…

    55 votes
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  10. Make Suppressing a location function the same as suppressing a holding in all publishing jobs

    Currently, the general publishing job exports inventory in locations which are ticked "Suppress from Discovery" in Physical Locations config, when "Excluded Suppressed Locations: is ticked in the Publishing Profile.

    Alma should handle this flag as it does for Publishing to Primo and Publishing to Libraries Australia and ignore suppressed locations, otherwise what's the point of setting this at the location level and then providing an option to Exclude suppressed records. It is extra work to set this value for each individual bib/holdings record.

    55 votes
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  11. Allow **** or Python plugins for normalization rules

    The Drools framework in place for normalization rules is very limited compared to real programming script languages like **** or Python. Live would be way easier, much more efficient and some things impossible with Drools would be possible with **** (like in SFX parsers) or Python for those who can use these languages.

    54 votes
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  12. Increase download limit on large sets

    The limit on the number of records that can be download to Excel from a set is around 70,000 records. Sometimes it's necessary to download larger sets (200,000+) but this is limited by size. It would be better if there was an option to download in CSV so larger data sets could be exported. Or, the Retrieve Set Members API was improved to include the information that is present in the Excel file downloaded from the set's results page. Or, there was an additional export job that allowed a set to be exported using one of the bulk jobs under…

    52 votes
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  13. Create a Set of Inventory from a Title Set

    It would be very useful to be able to take a set of titles, and convert it into a set of inventory attached to those titles. Specifically, I would like to create a Portfolio set from a set of Electronic Titles. I have regular need to move groups of portfolios from one local e-collection to another. I have only a list of ISBNs to start with, which I use to create an itemized Electronic Titles set. However, moving portfolios requires a Portfolio set, which can only be created with Portfolio IDs. It is very cumbersome to arrive at the appropriate…

    52 votes
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  14. Add Visual Materials to Quick Cataloging citation types options

    Our library uses the Quick Cataloging tool/interface to create records for materials in course reserves. Currently, the only options for citation types are books and articles. We have DVDs professors place on reserve. When records for DVDs are created, they are created on a record type for book. It would be great to choose citation type "visual materials" at the point of creating the bib record via the Quick Cataloging tool.

    52 votes
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  15. Index fields 700 $$4 and 710 $$4 for the Alma Repository Search

    As 100 $$4 and 110 $$4 are already indexed and can be very useful for cataloguers for searching records in Alma, we strongly suggest having also the relator codes in 700 $$4 and 710 $$4 indexed for the Alma Repository Search.

    (Follow up of support case 6659197)

    50 votes
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  16. Ability to run a job on a set from the Manage Sets screen

    Currently we need to create a set in the Manage Sets area then go to "Run a Job", select the job to run and then select the set.

    Wouldn't it be great if you could go to Manage Sets then click on "Actions" for a particular set, then choose "Run a Job". You could then be prompted to choose the job to run but you wouldn't need to go through the additional step of choosing the set (and you wouldn't have to exit the sets screen to go to the "Run a job" screen). And only the jobs that can…

    47 votes
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  17. Enhance Advanced Search to allow regular expressions

    Allow the matching of regular expressions as one of the criteria to perform an advanced search. This would be a much more powerful and precise method for gathering sets.

    46 votes
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  18. Massive copy of records from the community zone to the local catalog

    In our institution, we have thousands of active electronic records for our institution but belong to the Community Zone. We want to copy massively these records to our catalog without having to do it one at a time.
    Our usual procedure is, from an excel file in which we have the ISBNs or ISSNs of the electronic documents, to upload the portfolios from the electronic collection itself. In this way we bring and activate in our institution the portfolios of the collection, but this does not generate a local copy in our catalog of each of them. So, we have…

    45 votes
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  19. Option to publish new set with Publishing Profiles

    Currently, when you change the set in a publishing profile, the previous set is first published as deleted, and then the new set is published by the job. This behavior means that we have to duplicate an existing publishing profile each time we want to publish a new set with an existing publishing profile in order to get a "clean" output and to avoid overly long processing times publishing the old set as deleted. This results in the needless duplication of institutional publishing profiles and extra staff time to duplicate the publishing profiles to publish new sets. The current publishing…

    45 votes
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  20. Fix Call Number Sorting for certain classifications

    Certain call number classifications that don't follow the typical format (LC class code, class number, Cutter code, title code, pub date) aren't sorting correctly in Alma's Browse Shelf Listing or Primo's call number browse.

    One example is from a classification concerned with books about Civil War troop regiments:

    E
    577.5
    24th
    .T55
    2010

    Which should typically sort like this:
    E577.5 1st
    E577.5 2nd
    E577.5 3rd
    E577.5 10th
    E577.5 24th
    etc.

    However, it seems as though the call number normalization isn't set for these specialized classifications and they end up sorting incorrectly, like this:

    E577.5 1st. P48 2004
    E577.5 10th .W35…

    44 votes
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