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  1. 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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  2. Ability to set records to "do not publish" to OCLC

    It would be very helpful if the default value "publish to OCLC" was switched to "do not publish". We have brief records created by Acq. staff and Fulfillment staff and they sometimes forgot to check "do not publish" and these minimal level brief records end up being published to OCLC.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Crear un job para cambiar masivamente los Tipos de proceso de Alma: Encuadernación Preparando encuadernación Compra Donación En tránsito

    Crear un job para cambiar masivamente los Tipos de proceso que se tienen en Alma :

    Ejemplo:
    Encuadernación
    Preparando encuadernación
    Compra
    Donación
    En tránsito
    Evaluación
    Inventario
    Perdido
    Extraviado
    No recibido
    En proceso de descarte
    Reposición
    Solicitud de documentos
    Suscripción

    Esto nos permitirá una adecuada gestión de inventarios y de nuestras colecciones.

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  8. Batch searching in the repository and set creation

    It would be extremely helpful if batch searching functionality can be added in the repository search. We have many projects where we have external data from an outside source that we need to find the matching data in our ILS, now Alma. For example, we are a member of a local consortium where we have several hundred oclc master records that all of us in the consortium need to manipulate in our own local ILSs. Instead of conducting one search at a time for these OCLC master record numbers, we would like to do a batch search of these master…

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  9. Fix $g in 773 / 774 related records

    According to documentation (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/040ResourceManagement/040MetadataManagement/130ConfiguringRelatedRecordsforPhysical_Inventory), $g in linking entry MARC fields (such as 773 or 774) "links to specific items for the record specified in the $w, $x, and $z subfields). According to support " it is outside Alma's current functionality to be able to be separate an item from a collection of related bib records. It would be an enhancement to this functionality."

    I am proposing that Ex Libris fix or enhance this functionality so it will work. My institution has a large collection of 'bound with' physical…

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  10. Add a post-import normalization process option to Import Profile configuration

    Currently, Import Profiles contain a single selection for normalization (Correct the data using). This enhancement would clarify that this process operates on incoming records only pre-load, and would add the ability to select a second normalization process after records are fully loaded and merged.

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  11. 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.

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  12. Change color of "suppress from discovery" and other checkmarks

    It is difficult to tell at a glance based just on the color of the check mark whether a holding or bib you're working with has been successfully suppressed or unsuppressed when you click on it. Going from faded yellow to bright yellow is not very obvious, especially for those who are already struggling with font size.

    Could it not be a completely different color? Maybe yellow/black?

    This would be easier than having to go back and look to see if the eye is present or not.

    7 votes
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  13. Use of parentheses in advanced search

    Currently advanced search does not allow the use of parentheses. We'd like to suggest the capability of using parentheses in doing some complicated search logic. This can shorten the search query a lot. Currently, we have to repeat the search queries, and apply a combination of AND/OR search logic. The attachment explains the situation with a screen shot of current search logic.

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  14. Change log for import profiles

    Change log for import profiles

    Import profiles needs to have a change log to see who is making changes to import profiles. Other configurations have a change log that allows you to see who has edited the functions. I find it problematic when I view import profiles that have changed, but I cannot track by whom and when.

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  15. Better presentation of Resource types in limiting search, left panel

    I have a suggestion related to Resource types, limiting search. Sometimes the group Undefined is too big. If you search "Mozart" (in NZ-instance), there are more than 2000 Undefined. Most of these are component parts. An improvement would be to use:
    Component parts (Text): LDR pos. 06 = a AND LDR pos. 7 = a
    Component parts (Musical sound): LDR pos. 06 = j AND LDR pos. 7 = a
    It is easy and you don't have to consider 008 here.

    If you need any changes here, you may do so, or let me suggest something.
    Maybe it is not…

    7 votes
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  16. exporting records retrieved in ALMA to (for example) the RIS-format for collection development purposes

    Management of larger sets of bibliographic information is required for collection development purposes. Excel downloads are not (yet) compatible with regular reference management software (e.g. EndNote), and lack the options reference management software do offer (filtering, editing, managing, outputting). So exporting to for example the RIS-format of records retrieved in ALMA would make this data management possible.

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  17. Add the NOT Boolean operator to the Advanced Search in Alma

    Advanced Search in Alma contains currently only AND and OR Boolean operators - it would be very useful to have the NOT operator included, so that we can exclude particular records from Logical Sets, rather than creating 2 Logical sets and then combining them with NOT, resulting always in an Itemized set.

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  18. Display the item description (300 field) in the results list of a Network resource search

    When searching for the correct catalog record for books that are often reprinted by the same publisher (like classical poetry or foreign travel handbooks), and the Network Zone has several records for that title, publisher, and year - it would be nice to see at a glance which record is for a book with 50 pages vs the one with 60 pages.

    6 votes
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  19. Add Find and replace editing command to MD Editor

    Please add Find and replace editing command to MD Editor. This helps a lot when editing simple corrections, and saves the time to create normalization rules if the number of bib records to correct is just one or two.

    Thanks,
    Ian

    6 votes
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  20. Add fields for Title of unit and other descriptors to the Item Record OR add radial buttons to Item record and description templates

    Currently, there is no good way to use the “Generate” button in the item record to create descriptions for supplements and indexes. In the interest of consistency, we intentionally do NOT enter the descriptions manually, which greatly improves searching and sorting of serials.
    While it is possible to have supplements and indexes list separately by creating separate records and adding the $o (unit title) to field 864 (supplements) or 865 (indexes), the holdings list does not display the unit title, so there is no visual difference between the two holdings. An 863 holding for “Aperture” and an 864 holding for…

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