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  1. Adding a facet to filter search in CZ

    When searching CZ for a portfolio, can we have a facet to filter to only show those collections we have activated.

    32 votes
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  2. Improve Alma's Licence „Controlled Vocabulary“ functionality

    Background (as it works now):

    Under „Manage License Terms“ a field can be defined as „Controlled Vocabulary“ and the defined CV values can be selected within a License. However, these CV values are only some kind of text module / boilerplate text which are copied into a specific license field. This means: when a CV value is changed or deleted, the content of this specific field in all licenses did not change. The change must be made in each license itself. A deleted CV value is displayed in the license field as: „<CV value> (not listed)“. The CV values functionality…

    31 votes
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  3. Why can we not have who activated a portfolio or collection in the history tab?

    Several times I will come across a portfolio of collection and would like to be able to see who activated the resource. Since we have a history tab, why doesn't this show who activated?

    31 votes
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  4. Electronic collections - let notes tab show active for functional notes

    When viewing electronic collection/service/portfolio records, the note tab does not show active - a blue triangle in new UX - when content has been added to the functional notes - authentication and/or public. I understand that currently the content indicator "turns on" when content is added via the "Add Note" feature but it would help workflow if staff did not have to click the notes field to discover if authentication or public notes had been added to either collection, service or portfolio editor. Let the notes tab show active whether the notes are functional or internal.

    31 votes
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  5. a box "holdings" to tick on Electronic Portfolio Editor level

    EXL advised us to tick to box "Cancellation restriction" in the POL to mark our journals holdings... even if the feature is at first not what it takes.
    Editors require libraries to maintain some subscriptions (holdings) and libraries have to make yearly inventory on these holdings.

    Our request : a "holdinds" box to tick to be configured on Electronic Portfolio Editor level.

    28 votes
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  6. Job and/or API to unlink a set of bib records from the CZ

    We would like the ability to run a job or use an API that would unlink a set of bib records from the CZ. There are currently both a job and an API that will unlink records from the NZ, but not the CZ.

    Use case: ebook portfolio records provided from vendors can be extremely brief, missing many points of discovery (e.g., no subjects, tables of contents, etc.). When portfolio bibs are linked to the CZ, we are forced to update each of these portfolios one at a time, which is painstaking and inefficient. We already have scripts that use…

    28 votes
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  7. If e-collection from CZ is already active in NZ, ask for validation

    It is possible to activate electronic collections from the CZ more than once in your NZ. We are aware there are use cases where this is the desired behaviour.

    Yet it would be nice if there was a short dialogue: "The collection is already active in your NZ. Are you sure you want to activate it again?" - just to avoid duplicate activation by mistake.

    27 votes
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  8. Allow us to suppress the License from display when it is not ready with status of "Draft" or review status "In review"

    For those waiting for review licenses, we will have status "Draft" and review status "In Review". These licenses are waiting to be checked and the fields are not verified for correctness. But now once the licenses are created with inventory added, all licenses are displayed out for the user, even with status “Draft” and “In Review”.

    It will be great if only the licenses with “active” and “accepted” status can be displayed, but not the “Draft” and “In review” license that they are waiting to be verified.

    27 votes
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  9. E-resources - Add Inventory number with automatic counter

    To a physical item, is it possible to add an inventory number both manually or - if configured the sequence - with the function "Allocate" to enter the next number.
    For the ebook acquired in way "pick and choose", it is necessary the same function, with sequence number, price and date of inventory.

    27 votes
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  10. Suggestion for a Pearson eLibrary platform collection

    Unfortunately, there is no eCollection in ALMA yet for the Pearson eLibrary, which is operated by Pearson Germany for university libraries (https://elibrary.pearson.de). This new eBook platform contains important textbooks that we would like to make available to our students.

    Please add an eCollection for this Pearson eLibrary platform to our Discovery Indexes, KnowledgeBases and the Alma Community Zone.

    27 votes
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  11. Autoholdings integration for Nature (SpringerNature)

    Create an autoholdings integration profile for Nature titles. The titles are already being sent from SpringerNature, however, they get rejected due to the fact that they are not included in the Springerlink CZ Collection for autoholdings. I assume that is due to the fact they have a different base URL (www.nature.com). The tools are already there for the integration. It would be nice to have all SpringerNature titles included in the process.

    26 votes
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  12. Show the same note both in Edit service and on Edit collection level

    For a bether overwiev show the note addedd in collection service also under Edit collection. Saves a lot of work.
    Note is a great field.

    25 votes
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  13. Improve 'Synchronize from CZ' job reports

    Sometimes, the information in the reports bears no resemblance to what’s in the CZ Updates Task List. For example, the 'portfolio linked to different bibliographic record' information isn't included in the CZ Updates Task List at all so you have to submit a SF case each time if you want to find out which portfolios were moved and which records are involved.

    It would be useful to have clickable counters in the 'Synchronize jobs from CZ’ job reports that take you through to the corresponding changes in the CZ Updates Task List.

    24 votes
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  14. Add vendor UTB to Upload Electronic Holdings workflow

    The vendor UTB has already e-collections in CZ which have dozens of activations in the EMEA region. We've already contacted the vendor, and they would be willing to implement the Upload Electronic Holdings workflow.

    Vendor name: UTB
    Website: https://www.utb.de
    Contact: Tanja Klapputh, klapputh@utb.de
    Alma Interface name: UTB GmbH

    23 votes
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  15. Post-migration portfolio urls remain even if changed afterwards

    Post-migration side effect with created portfolios: the url from the bib is created in the new portfolio. This url remains in the portfolio even after it has been changed at a later date (not in an editable field; the url is also searchable even after it has been changed. So, old urls from a migrated system remain searchable and in the portfolio record even after editing. Change this behavior.

    22 votes
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  16. Include parser override values in it's own column in extended export report

    Include parser override values in it's own column in extended export report

    It's not possible to view which portfolios in a collection have parser override values. Currently, the value is included in the parser parameters value in extended export reports.

    It would be helpful with managing portfolios to have a way to see when a portfolio has a parser override value. That way, we could check on those portfolios and make sure the CZ parser value has been corrected.

    Please, include parser override values in it's own column in extended export report or have another way of highlighting when an…

    22 votes
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  17. PDA import profiles for electronic titles - limit matching to specific electronic collection

    The ability to limit matching of imported MARC record against existing records with portfolios in a selected electronic collection was release for repository import profiles in the Feb 2024 release in response to a previous Ideas Exchange submission:
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/15312516-repository-import-profiles-for-electronic-titles

    Echoing the comments added to that Ideas Exchange post following the release, it would be really helpful if the same functionality could be release for PDA import profiles too, for the same reasons originally stated.

    22 votes
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  18. Add portfolio options for non-matches in PDA New Import profile

    There is often a discrepancy between candidate and purchase DDA records that we receive - often, we receive purchase records without first receiving the candidate records. Of course we try to correct this with vendors, but with limited success.

    I now force non-matched purchased records to load, but they come in with unactivated portfolios that are not in an electronic collection. Could one of these solutions be added?

    • Preferably, additional portfolio options for the New Order import profile to activate the portfolio and put it in a collection
    • Alternately, some sort of action or notification that there has not been…
    21 votes
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  19. Add electronic collection details to the Alma publishing

    Currently both physical and digital collections are published to Primo. Because of this these data elements can be added to the display sections of the Primo UI including the collections facets (courtesy of the Primo back office rules).

    Similarly the collection name is published to Primo Central and therefore can be included in the collections facet and full display Details section.

    Note: The publishing should also include details showing whether the resource is a Community Zone resource or not. (It may be desirable to only include non-Community Zone collections in the Primo displays as the PCI collections is already displayed).

    21 votes
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  20. Electronic Resource Activation Task List: do not revert to "Assigned to Me" tab after deleting a task

    When you're working in the "Unassigned" tab of the Electronic Resource Activation Task List, it always reverts to the "Assigned to Me" tab after you delete a task. I want it to stay in the "Unassigned" tab.

    21 votes
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