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  1. Make Alma link resolver compatible with EndNote's "Find Full Text" feature

    EndNote offers a "Find Full Text" feature that allows users to locate full text for citations saved to their library. The feature can be configured to work with your institution's link resolver. However, according to EndNote customer support, the Alma link resolver is not currently compatible with this feature. This enhancement would allow Alma customers to locate full text for EndNote citations via openURL.

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  2. Improve Alma Link Resolver’s performance with Pubmed IDs (PMIDs)

    Improve Alma Link Resolver’s performance with Pubmed IDs (PMIDs) such that it is as good or better than Serials Solutions’ 360 Link performance with Pubmed IDs. Areas where this is currently a problem include translation of OpenURL data from Pubmed over to Illiad through Alma Linker and Primo, item level linking between Pubmed, Alma Linker and Cochrane Library, and probably many other areas.

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  3. Improve Display Logic in Alma Uresolver to show all variant coverage statements in a collapsed menu

    Ideally, Alma should be able to display ALL unique variant coverage statements when showing a collapsed menu.

    If a library uses the Display Logic rules to for example show Proquest as an option only once in a services menu, this works very well where a journal may be in 12 Proquest databases with the same coverage.

    However, when the coverage varies significantly between these databases, Alma uresolver will still just show one of the coverage statements and a user will only see a subset of holdings and believe this is all the library has. (eg Nursing standard in Proquest is…

    85 votes
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  4. portfolio link checker

    Develop a built-in link checker that generates a regular report of all active portfolios in Alma with broken links. Display broken links on a task list for staff to investigate and update.

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  5. Display Logic: shared NZ choices in IZ

    Currently, the Display Logic settings are limited to IZ resources only; they do not allow choices for resources that are shared from the NZ among several institutions.

    For example, my library offers unmediated CCC document delivery for certain Wiley titles we don't subscribe to. So when I set the display logic rule, it should be "Hide service Full Text with Electronic collection = CCC Get It Now Wiley if exists service Full Text with Electronic collection = Wiley Online Library." However, because the Wiley Online Library ecollection is shared in the NZ for my consortium, it will not appear as…

    75 votes
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  6. Failsafe links to databases if/when Direct Linking fails

    When we were a Serials Solutions customer and we used Summon discovery, we also used Direct Linking. What was great about Summon was that it would provide a pane at the top of the screen after linking to full-text content that would provide a way to see all the database targets on the 360 Link page. See attached image.

    This same feature would be highly desirable in Primo and is one of the main reasons why we do not currently use Direct Linking. Currently, if the full-text fails to load for the default target, there is no way to see…

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  7. Display logic rules should work on Primo users NOT logged in

    Display logic rules currently only work if a user logs in Primo. Also, the rules only work to hide a service (not show a service). Also, Primo New UI does not allow forcing users to log in.

    So, we have a scenario where we want CCC Get It Now articles to display only for our Faculty user group. However, the article links are displaying to everyone (guest) - until the user logs in and then the links are hidden for everyone except our faculty. Because everyone starts out in Primo as guest, this defeats the purpose of the rule.

    Another…

    52 votes
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  8. Make Alma resolver better at locating books and book chapters without ISBN

    Alma resolver incorrectly matches to other books with the same title if the open URL does not contain an ISBN.

    Alma is not fit for purpose as an open url resolver for Books when an ISBN is not available.

    Other resolvers such as SFX and 360 link use all the information in the openurl eg author and publisher and date. Alma resolver only uses the Book title which causes numerous false matches.

    See example in attached file

    43 votes
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  9. NZ EBSCO Link Resolver Plug-in

    Currently in the NZ, if you use the EBSCO Link Resolver Plug-in, it is applied all of the libraries using the NZ. We are not able to activate the plug-in for specific libraries in the NZ. Not all of the libraries want to use the link resolver plug-in. Also, along with being able to activate the plug-in for specific libraries, the plug-in will also need to be set up for the specific customer ID. Currently, when we have the link resolver plug-in activated in the NZ, all libraries are being filtered by all of the available EBSCO resources paid for…

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  10. Link to next higher level when Alma can't match to article or chapter

    When Alma cannot successfully link to an article because of no exact match is found, it would be helpful for Alma to use alternative metadata, such as the page number, to target. It would also be useful to users to be taken to the next higher level of the publication, e.g., the journal issue page. If there is uncertainty about the issue, then users should be taken to the journal page.
    This problem frequently arises for short pieces and book reviews. For example, some journals publish book reviews in a section entitled, "Book Reviews", rather than as separate articles. In…

    24 votes
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  11. For general electronic services links at the item level, allow the item id to be used in the URL

    When a General Electronic Service is added as an item-level service, the URL template may be configured to make use of the a bunch of Holdings and item-level information, for exampe, the barcode. But the item id is not included as a possibility. Please add this as an option.

    24 votes
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  12. Set up Online Service Order configuration in the NZ and be able to share with the IZ.

    We would like to be able to set up Online Service Order in the NZ and share that configuration with the IZ. The goal is push the shared OA e-collections to the bottom of the list so they do not display first in the list.

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  13. Use NZ records for full text links in Primo search results

    There is an issue with full text links not appearing in the Primo record when the incorrect ISSN is in the 022$y field. If the incorrect ISSN is in an IZ record, the search stops there and there is no full text link in Primo when in actuality there is full text available from the NZ. Can the NZ records be used in this case, not just end at the "bad" IZ record?
    My end goal would be that when looking for full text, the search doesn’t end with an IZ record that may or may not have the correct…

    21 votes
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  14. Two or more EBSCO plugins for Alma

    As we have two organizations that Alma is serving and therefore two EBSCO subscriptions it would be usefult to configure two EBSCO Integration Profiles as well. Now we have to choose which organization's EBSCO is configured to Alma and the other is not.

    We have two different API User ID's (in form custid.groupid.profileid) but now the other is ignored.

    13 votes
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  15. Show Service temporarily unavailable message even if Direct linking is enabled

    The Service temporarily unavailable message is only visible if direct linking is not enabled.

    It would be useful if activating the message, would automatically disable Direct linking for that particular service

    13 votes
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  16. OADOI/Unpaywall link doesn't display where needed

    I originally posted the idea https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/16880380-add-oadoi-org-as-an-option-in-uresolver which was implemented in the Alma November release.

    It looks like it's implemented the feature exactly as I suggested – unfortunately the method I suggested turns out to be exactly wrong for the use case as I (admitted briefly) described it! :-{

    Our use case, more specifically, is that when we don’t have full text for an item but an OA version is available through Unpaywall, we want that Unpaywall option to appear very visibly for users. (Being a bit fuzzy on the relationship between uResolver, GetIt, ViewIt, and when these all appear) I…

    12 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback.
    Today Primo does present viewit services for resources that do not have full text indications.
    We will check with Primo if this can be changed as the Unpaywall service can appear also when there is no full text service.

    Note that this issue is not relevant to PrimoVE

  17. Improve OpenURL generation to remove blanks and duplicates

    Openurls generated could by Alma/Primo be shorted by:


    1. Not sending duplicate parameters.

    2. Not sending empty parameters.

    Background:

    We have noticed that OpenURLs produced by Alma/Primo (which are then sent on to our ILLiad server, which can require redirection to get the patron authenticated) can be VERY long. So long in fact, that they can produce errors for our ILLiad web server. The ILLiad server will end up reporting "Request header is too large", and the user is left with a HTTP Status 400 Bad request error.

    We believe the responsibility here is on the Alma/PRimo side as the urls generated…

    11 votes
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  18. Merge electronic services from the same vendor/interface in the viewit

    When there are multiple services in the viewit from the same vendor/interface, Alma should merge them instead of showing of the same vendor name multiple times which just confuses patrons.
    In the end the link goes to the same place - just coming from different packages from the same vendor we got

    8 votes
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  19. Allow rft.source as input for GES availability rules

    Right now, when constructing the service availability rules for a GES, the dropdown menu for the input parameters includes rft.SOURCE and rfe.SOURCE. However, when I attempted to use this, it didn't behave as expected. I did further testing and found this is not currently functional: I set rules to show a link when the rft.SOURCE is empty, and it always showed up. The same happened with rfe.SOURCE.

    This would be helpful, as it would allow us to configure links to only show up for PCI records, or only for Alma records. Especially in environments where you'd like to route users…

    8 votes
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  20. Customize / brand resolver window

    We have Direct Linking turned on for articles, but there are always some cases where the article can't be found and the link takes the user to the resolver window. Our users are mystified by this window because there is no Tufts branding and they aren't at all sure where they have landed or what they are supposed to do there. Our previous resolver allowed us to fully customize this window. I asked Support about it and they said it isn't customizable. We need to be able to brand it.

    6 votes
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