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  1. Allow same URL functions/rules possible for Dynamic URL in General Electronic Service URL Template

    When constructing Dynamic URLs for electronic portfolios, Alma can parse URL functions such as SUBSTR, REPLACE, and URLENCODE to create working links.

    General Electronic Services often require or would be improved by use of these URL functions for the same reasons as the Dynamic URLs, when the OpenURL attributes alone are not enough to create the best possible link.

    It would seem that Alma already has the potential to parse these functions since they are used in Dynamic URLs, so allowing them in GES URLs should be possible.

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  2. Use all of the author fields when creating a display record from an Alma resolver call.

    Right now, if you pass an openurl call to the resolver with fields of rft.au fields and rft.aufirst or rft.aulast the record created does not include the main author represented in the rft.aufirst and the rft.aulast.

    6 votes
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  3. Link resolver should use ISSN and title from external resource

    When the link resolver receives a URL from an external resource, it should use the ISSN and the journal title from the incoming URL to create links for Interlibrary loans and ignore any related links if related links are activated (Fulfillment > Fulfillment Configuration > Configuration Menu > Discovery Interface Display Logic > Related Records). Currently, the link resolver will change the incoming ISSN and journal title to that of the related link when creating ILL requests, which makes the ILL article information incorrect.

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  4. Resolvable URL that links to the ALMA record

    From doing a search outside of ALMA, I have an MMS_id for a record I want to look at. (E.g. 9913920213502836 )

    I want to be able to share this record page with a colleague, or store a pointer to the record in a document or spreadsheet.

    The most useful approach would be to use a URL, where I could display the MMSid as the text, while pointing to the record as the URL ( e.g. www.myalmadomain/mng/action/showrecord.do?mms_id=9913920213502836 )

    Because of how the page is built, there doesn’t appear to be a single url I can use…

    5 votes
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  5. Create a parser parameter for 'domain' that can be used in Dynamic URLs

    We have electronic services that comprise portfolios from multiple publishers, and the portfolio URLs link to the publishers' websites rather than a common platform. Currently, this means that Alma can only link to the journal level, unless we edit each individual portfolio to use a Dynamic URL. However, because the structure of the URLs after the domain is consistent, we would be able to apply a single, article-level Dynamic URL at the Service level if Alma had a parser parameter we could use in place of the domain. Here is the URL format with a couple of examples:

    http://{domain}/content/{rft.volume}/{rft.issue}/{rft.spage}
    http://www.eje-online.org/content/176/3/349

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  6. Set Linking Parser Parameters at the Interface level

    It would be more efficient to set the Linking Parser Parameters at the interface level, with an option to override the parameter at the Service Link level.

    For example, I want to set our university's ProQuest clientid at the ProQuest interface level rather than have to open each of our 20+ ProQuest collections to edit the Service Link Parameters.

    4 votes
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  8. Show item title in browser tab name (title) for uresolver landing page

    At present if users follow a link from one of our website or our VLE to an item with more than one content provider or a Public Note it takes them to an Alma landing page for the uresolver, which opens in a new window or tab.
    The <title> of the Alma uresolver tab or window shows as 'Home'. If the user has several tabs open the word 'Home' is not likely to help them identify the one that contains the links to the item they were trying to access. It would be much more helpful if the browser tab…

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  9. Openurl resolver to search CDI when no full text services found in Alma

    Sometimes the Alma openurl resolver can't locate an item, but you can find it in the CDI, so could the openurl resolver search the CDI by title + authors for possible matches? Perhaps present any results as suggestions, a bit like bX recommendations, so as not to raise expectations that the correct document has been found.

    Here's an example. JSTOR has a record for a paper that was published in print in SAE Transactions, ISSN 0096-736X, 2001, Vol.110, p.86-92
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/44724287

    But the paper is published online as SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-0233, ISSN 0148-7191
    https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/2001-01-0233/

    It is available in SAE Mobilus…

    3 votes
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  10. Allow General Electronic Services links to populate the services menu

    Currently, the only way for a link from one of our sources such as Web of Science through Primo to the resource is using the General Electronic Service (GES). The problem is that "No full text available" will display in the services menu. SFX had the ability to make the GES link display in the services menu. Is there a way to force the Proquest D&T GES link to display in the services menu instead of the "No full text available" message?

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  11. resolver proxy

    Provide the ability to use Azure AD as a resolver proxy

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  12. Link Resolver API Plugins

    While this would be helpful across the board, specifically with ProQuest's ownership of ExLibris it seems a logical step to add a link resolver API to increase the efficacy of the services page.

    Specifically request a Proquest Link Resolver API Plugin that would allow Alma to do a pre-check to ProQuest to see if full text is available. If the pre-check API query returns 0 matches, then the Full Text Service would be suppressed and the user would see 'No Full Text' on the Services Page. This would address certain linking issues where the services page recognizes full text is…

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  13. Full text hyperlink from the title level.

    Direct linking to the article (when available) directly from the title result (that is make the titles hyperlinked to the full-text).

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  14. add conditions in General Electronic Services based on ebook Collection

    We request to add conditions based on ebook Collection.
    We want to be able to display additional services only for records that belong to a specific collection.

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  15. Use user data in general electronic services

    Currently in a general electronic service we can pass bibliographic metadata via openurl format through to the target webpage. It would be useful to also pass through user data. The "Adding a General Electronic Service" section in the Online Help mentions a requester (req.) category of attributes but these don't seem to be used at the moment.

    Passing through the requester's name, email address, etc would allow us to auto-populate an external form (eg interloans, purchase suggestion forms, etc) and save the user time / potential typing errors.

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