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  1. Textual holdings statement fields 866-868

    Currently, you are only able to search the 866 field in Alma and Analytics. To record holdings more accurately, the 867 (supplemental material) and 868 (indexes) should be used. We have data stored in these fields and are unable to search/report on them easily. We would like the 867 and 868 fields to be searchable and perhaps even indexed in Alma, and reportable in Analytics. Reporting on any standard MARC field should be possible in both Alma and Analytics.

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  2. Add the ability to delete multiple sets from the "my sets" view

    In the course of our relegatuion and withdrawal work we create a large number of itemised sets. A while after the work has been carried it is useful to delete these sets (especially as many contain items which are no longer in our stock). Presently the only way to delete sets is on a set-by-set basis. We would like to be able to delete multiple sets in one go. I envisage this functioning much like the "task list" - that is, have a checkbox next to each set. This could then be checked and a "delete set" command applied to…

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  3. Add additional text in Metadata Editor - Holdings Form

    When editing a holdings-record in Metadata Editor when using the holdings form, we would like to see additional text added to the field information to inform the cataloger about which MARC-field they're editing.

    For example, when editing the field "Location" there is no information about which MARC-field this belongs to in the record. There should be an additional text next to the field name saying either (MARC-field X/Subfield X) or (XXX $X).

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  4. Results from "Browse Shelf Listing" and "Browse Bibliographic Headings" searches should be exportable

    When you do a search using "Browse Shelf Listing" and "Browse Bibliographic Headings", the results show up in an editor that does not give you the option to export the search results. The results from these searches are hard (or impossible) to replicate using a search or analytics.

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  5. Export suppression status

    When exporting a list of titles to Excel, it would be helpful if a title's suppressed status was exported along with the rest of the title's information. Currently, there is a visual indicator in Alma if a title is suppressed or not, but that doesn't seem to translate over when exported. Since we often work with large lists of titles and there's no way to sort itemized sets, we need to be able sort through them effectively in Excel.

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  7. option to delete bib when relinking physical inventory

    When relinking electronic inventory, a pop up occurs asking what to do with the bib (nothing, delete if no other holdings, or suppress).

    It would be a time saver to have the same pop up when relinking physical inventory

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  8. Definition of local search indexes on the level of indicator and subfield

    We need a possibility to define local search indexes on the level of MARC indicator and MARC subfield.

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  9. Automatically tick the checkboxes in the "run a job" screen when entering text in the accompanying field, or...

    When running a job and adding a fulfilment note to items in a set I have occasionally added text in the relevant field but forgotten to tick the checkbox next to it so that that running the job has had no effect.

    It would be really useful if one of the two follow scenarios could be implemented to avoid this happening:

    EITHER have the system automatically tick the checkbox when text is entered into the accompanying field. After all, if a user has entered text deliberately then it is because s/he wants that field to be populated and hence wants…

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  10. The 245 field should display in repository search results, even if there is no 245$a

    Title displays as “unknown” in repository search when field 245 lacks $a.
    While field 245 is mandatory in a record, subfield |a of this field is not. In some types of cataloging, particularly for manuscripts, other subfields are used and $a is not present. For example, $k for Form and $f for Dates can be used without subfield $a: 245 __ $k Papers, $f 1929-1980.
    245$k and 245$f are particularly important to those using DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) for cataloging archival materials.
    In repository search, Alma displays “Unknown” in place of the title when 245 |a is lacking.…

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  11. Add Filtering Group to Local 9xx fields so they can be searched by keyword in Alma Repository

    It's great that institutions can add their own local 9xx fields but staff have to remember to search by the specific field tag. We would like the ability to assign our 9xx tags to general search indexes.

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  12. Translate Titles to Items set job

    We'd like the ability to truly 'itemize' a set of All Titles / Physical Titles i.e. translate a set of titles uploaded from MMS IDs into a set on which we could run the Change Physical Items job. Many times we want to add an Internal note at the item level to a set, but we can't to sets that have been uploaded as Titles (except to add a local 9**, report on it the next day in analytics, export that report, excise the barcodes, and re-upload a set at the Item level - ridiculous!).
    A smoother flexibility between Title…

    9 votes
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  13. Control open session time?

    Good Morning,

    Is there a configuration of Alma that keeps the session open and that you do not have to log in again?

    If this possibility does not exist, can you implement it or is it in process?

    Thanks

    9 votes
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  14. Allow full customisation of the keyword index

    Since every institution has a different idea of what constitutes a "key" word, we would greatly appreciate the ability to customise the keyword index for ourselves. A table to allow us to add and remove MARC fields and subfields would be in keeping with much of Alma's back office design.

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  15. Add 583 to the search index or the general Notes search index

    The bib 583 note is not index and therefore is not searchable in Alma unless we copy the field to a 9XX field. Please either add it to the general Notes search index or create is own Action note index.

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  16. Ability to add html code/img files to the GES Public Name Field

    I would like the ability to add html code/img files to the GES Public Name Field. Either that or a separate field for adding an icon. I think this would help us "brand" the services we offer through these links.

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  17. Add active link function to all fields where a URI in subfield u is valid

    Subfield u for uniform resource identifiers has been defined as a valid subfield in many bibliographic fields to provide automated access to electronic resources.
    As noted in the OCLC bibformats: "Subfield ǂu defined as the URI is valid in the following fields: 031, 370, 381, 505, 506, 510, 514, 520, 530, 538, 540, 542, 545, 552, 555, 561, 563, 852, 856, 880, 883, 884, and 956. Additionally, subfield ǂu can be used in fields 901-907 and 945-949, either in accord with its control subfield definition or as a locally-defined subfield" (http://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/controlsubfields.html#subfieldu).
    Currently, only URIs in 856 subfield u…

    8 votes
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  18. create brief record

    In Resource Management, there are options for creating a physical item using a template that list the MARC fields as their type, not like the field numbers in Metadata Editor. Such as, Title is listed with a field to enter this information, and Author and so on for the Resource Information. As a cataloger, I know the MARC field numbers and can easily catalog in Metadata Editor, but this is not the case for the acquisition coworkers I collaborate with to order new materials.

    In the Add Physical Item function, you can create a brief record with only the title,…

    8 votes
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  19. Display the "material type" text box in the "Receive new items" page

    When we receive an item: Acquisitions > Receiving and invoicing > Receive > find the title > Manage items (to review the other items first) > Receive new items, the page shows the entry boxes for enumerations, but the material type entry box is missing. One has to finish data entry for that page, bounced out to the item list, and then click Edit inventory to GO BACK to the Receive New Item page to add the material type. It would be great if this Material type is also displayed in the Receive page in the first place.

    8 votes
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  20. Disallow deletion of sets that are used by jobs (publishing profiles, etc)

    When deleting sets, please perform a check to see if that set is in use by a publishing profile or other job, and show a popup dialog telling the user that the set cannot be deleted because it is in use, or allow deletion but warn the user that the set is in use by a publishing profile etc.

    8 votes
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