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  1. Ability to edit records during import when manual handling required

    During the import of records, we sometimes get the "Manual Handling Required" notice, from which we can view the record in question as well as its error.

    On that screen you can view the record and we have often found that only a small fix is needed to correct the error, and would be best done at this point in the process rather than getting the original file, making a change, and either reloading the whole thing or extracting the one file to fix and reload it alone.

    It would be nice if, along with the ability to simply view…

    12 votes
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  2. Request for improved functionality "Search bibliographic records matching this value" in Alma's authority repository search.

    We request enhancements to Alma's authority repository search function.

    Currently, when we click "Search bibliographic records matching this value" from a specific authority record in the search result to move to the bibliographic record list page, we have not be able to back to the authority record list page displayed in the first search.
    A Back icon is displayed on the bibliographic record list page, but even if we click it repeatedly, we will not be able to return to the authority list page, and will eventually move to the top screen of Alma.
    Returning to the authority record list…

    12 votes
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  3. 11 votes
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  4. URL Checker for Alma

    In the system we were working with before (Innovative's Millennium) we had a tool for checking electronic record URLs called URL Checker, so we could detect URLs that weren't working properly. We suggest that this tool be developed for Alma.

    9 votes
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  5. Overlap Analysis - compare all IZ EXCEPT selected electronic collections (such as non-owned eBooks in EBA, DDA, and ATO collections)

    Overlap Analysis would be more useful if we could compare all of our IZ EXCEPT certain selected electronic collections. The use case if that we load vendor records for titles in our Evidence-Based Acquisition, Access to Order, and DDAs. Since we do not yet own these resources, we would like these eliminated from the "all IZ" target sources.

    9 votes
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  6. Make bibliographic references searchable

    Make bibliographic references searchable

    MARC21
    555__ |a
    555__ |d

    Important for old prints and manuscripts

    555 also includes references that cannot be used in 024 7

    So far 500 has to be filled out in addition to 555 to make it searchable

    6 votes
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  7. Browse Shelf Listing - straight to edit!

    If you click on a record in the list that appears when clicking Browse Shelf Listing (Alt+C) while in MDE, the record immediately opens in MDE for editing. This is not necessary and confusing because for example when you click on a record after clicking Find Matches (Ctrl+M) you get the option of View or Edit. Same should apply to Browse Shelf Listing (Alt+C)

    5 votes
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  8. Provide ability to turn off the display of Related Records in Alma

    Our staff find the appearance of related records in Alma that appear as part of a search result to be distracting and add no value. I'd like to suggest that we get the ability to configure whether these related records appear at all.

    4 votes
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  9. Add function to suppress a bib record from a title search results list

    Add the ability to suppress or unsuppress a bib record directly from search results without having to open the record in the Metadata Editor. It's inefficient to have to have to open and close the MDE for that single task.

    3 votes
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  10. Local Authority Automation and Workflow

    Currently, Alma requires quite a bit of manual intervention when creating local authority records and linking them to the relevant records in the catalog. In order to relink an authority controlled field (ie. 1XX, 6XX, and 7XX) someone from the library must go through and change the second indicators from 0 to 7 and add a $2 with the local authority profile code. This can be done using normalization rules but it still must be done manually. There are no scheduled jobs that will do this.

    An example might be helpful to both show the problem and a possible solution.

    3 votes
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  11. Show all holdings in export list in column "availability"

    The results list exportet to excel shows only the first three to four holdings followed by “and others”.
    So you do not get the complete number/information about the holdings of the record.

    3 votes
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  12. Allow form editing of Metadata Configuration profiles in addition to Extension files

    The metadata configuration profiles are currently only editable by uploading XML files, which become invisible upon upload. This can become a nuisance if a library wants to make small additions to existing fields, or wants to add multiple new fields with numerous subfield/indicator definitions. It would be much easier if new values could be added using a form within Alma, via an "add row" link at the top of each page. For example, in the MARC21 bibliographic profile, an "add row" button could add a new MARC field and definition. Within each field would be additional "add row" buttons for…

    3 votes
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  13. Add option to import records as standalone upon multi-match

    In the "Automatic Multi-Match Handling" section, under the option "Choose a conclusive action in case the above selected criteria result in multiple records," I'd like to be able to select "skip and import record as standalone." I still want the record, but it doesn't know which record I plan to overlay. So, I must manually resolve the issue. It's an extra step to go back into the job's history, download the record it rejected, and reload it as standalone.

    3 votes
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  14. Add 2FA for Import profiles

    Recent changes to our digital preservation system mean that two factor authentication is now required for API access to the system. This includes OAI Harvest tools.

    At present there is no field in the Alma/Primo import profile template I can add the authentication key required to harvest data from our preservation system.

    Is it possible to add such a field to the Alma import authentication template? This would benefit not only us, but others who have links to external systems which require two factor authentication.

    Information about the change as it relates to us can be found in the following…

    3 votes
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  15. Add notes or internal description field to collections

    Currently the only place to put information into a (not electronic) collection is the Description, which is visible to the public. It would be very useful to have an internal note or internal description field where we can put in information such as why a collection was created, who wanted it, what criteria to use when adding titles, etc.

    3 votes
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  16. OAI publishing profile

    At the moment Alma can have only one OAI publishing profile. However this doesn't always meet customers needs.
    We already have one OAI profile which we use with RapidILL to control books and is restricted to our main library via the set rules. However we have now been asked to set up another OAI profile to link to a service which would use books in two of our other libraries. At the moment this is impossible.
    Could this functionality be added? I imagine it would be of benefit to other Alma users.

    3 votes
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  17. IZ/CZ symbol display in Record View

    Could “Record View” display the symbol to show whether the bib record is IZ or CZ? At the moment, you have to click on Edit and go into the MDE to find out which it is, which is annoying and time-consuming if you don’t need the MDE at that point for any other reason. You may have reached Record View from a route other than a search (e.g. activating an e-resource), so may not have seen the IZ/CZ symbol at a previous stage.

    2 votes
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  18. Show in name of person who created the bibliographic record

    When reviewing a bibliographic record in the record information section, the ID of the user who created the record is displayed but not the name.
    It would be useful if Alma showed the name of the cataloger (and not the ID) currently it is necessary to search by ID later to know who created or modified a bibliographic record.

    2 votes
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  19. Search call number into "All titles", "Physical items"

    The call number is not indexed for the indices "All titles" and "Physical items". We would like to search call numbers in this indices without more clicks.

    1 vote
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    Planned  ·  Dana Sharvit responded

    Thank you for your idea, it will be possible to search physical titles as well as electronic titles, digital titles and other Alma components from the fixed basic search bar that will be available with the new UX design,

  20. Quick cataloging - chosen language should be written to created bib

    The language that used when quick cataloging a new portfolio should be used in the created bibliographic record

    1 vote
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