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  1. allow the use of sets in Overlap and Collection Analysis

    The Overlap and Collection Analysis wizard allows two report types: Set Comparison and Selected Titles. Set Comparison only allows you to choose electronic collections, so the name is a misnomer. Selected Titles only allows you to upload a file. Neither type allows you to use the itemized/logical set functionality that already exists in Alma.

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  2. Linking local portfolios without ISBN/ISSN from IZ to CZ

    Please advise how to efficiently link the IZ collection to CZ collection for those local portfolios without ISBN/ISSN

    12 votes
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  3. Automated holdings data updates for Paratext Reference Universe platform

    Reference Universe by Paratext utilizes holdings data files consisting of ISBNs to present users with search results specific to their library's holdings.

    According to Paratext, they have recently completed a pilot project where they access a library’s SFX resolver directly and retrieve information on new acquisitions without library personnel being involved at all, once the original protocols are established. This will be great for libraries using both Reference Universe and SFX.

    They are interested in establishing this automated holdings data maintenance functionality with other OpenURL resolvers, such as Alma Link Resolver.

    Please work with Paratext to establish and optimize automated…

    12 votes
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  4. Portfolio Bulk Load file limit too small

    The file limit of 10MB is too small. If we're using the Bulk Load, it means we're dealing with very large amounts of portfolios. Having to split those files is cumbersome.

    12 votes
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  5. interface names - browse/export available options

    Interfaces are selected by searching from pre-defined list - searching by entering all or part of the interface name.

    I asked Ex Libris if there was a list anywhere of the available interfaces we can choose from and was advised 'A list is not available. Currently it's only possible enter part or all of an existing interface name and select the matching interface from the drop-down list adding Interface to a vendor. '

    It is difficult to know what interfaces are available to select. It would be helpful if you could also 1) browse the full list of available interfaces…

    12 votes
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  6. Alma - add a coverage field at electronic collection service level

    Right now the coverage of a portfolio is managed at portfolio level only. It would be very useful to have a chance to set up values for coverage also at service level, so that they are inherited by all the portfolios using that collection service.

    That would be useful when a) the portfolios share the same starting date in the license or b) when - as it happens now to us - for for a huge amount of portfolios we are still waiting from the publisher more detailed coverage information, but we know know for that we have at least…

    12 votes
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  7. Update primary URL and Parser Parameters using Portfolio Loader

    Currently, when using the Portfolio Loader to update links, only the override URL and override Parser Parameters can be updated. It would also be helpful to be able to update the primary URL and primary Parser Parameters using the Portfolio Loader.

    12 votes
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  8. Create ACS eBooks Collection 2024

    I'd like ExLibris to create a CZ collection for "ACS eBooks Collection 2024" so that we can activate the content and make it available to our users via our discovery layer.

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  9. Create an electronic collection for the "Zhong hua jing dian gu ji ku"

    The Zhonghua Classics Database contains the standard punctuated versions of many important Chinese classical texts in the fields of philosophy, history and literature (such as biji) as published by Zhonghua Shuju and other major publishers of punctuated editions. The database also includes the 360 volume Quan Song Wen《全宋文》set as e-books. Quan Song Wen is a collection of Chinese prose dating from the Song dynasty that was first published in 2006 by 上海辭書出版社.
    In addition to browsing whole titles, this digitized version has been optimized to search simultaneously variant forms of characters (defaults can be changed in the advanced search), and…

    12 votes
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  10. Sorting electronic collections by "Public name (override)"

    When searching for electronic collections, results lists can currently only be sorted by collection name or by rank. It would be very useful if the list could also be sorted by "Public name (override)".

    Currently, for each entry in the result list, the name from the field "Public name (override)" is displayed first, followed by the collection name - which equals the public name - in parentheses. However, the alphabetical order is determined by the public name. This results in a collection list sorted by the names which are in second place and in parantheses. This is rather confusing and…

    11 votes
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  11. override proxy - portfolio

    Occasionally, a portfolio will move OA in a collection. It would be great to have an option to override proxy set at the service level on the portfolio. Then, rather than having to turn off proxy at the service level and update portfolio by portfolio, you can just override proxy on each portfolio as necessary.

    10 votes
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  12. 9 votes
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  13. Add Institution specific holdings feeds to Alma KB from more providers

    Currently, the Alma knowledge base offers automated institution-specific holdings feeds from Elsevier and Ovid. These greatly reduce the amount of work required by libraries to maintain holdings.

    It would be great if you could add feeds for JSTOR ebooks and EBSCO ebooks. These are currently being offered by other knowledge base providers.

    9 votes
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  14. Add portfolio or collection inventory directly within license

    We would like the ability to associate a collection or portfolio with a license record directly in the Inventory tab, rather than having to go into the collection editor or portfolio editor of the product/title and associate the license from there. When working with the license record it'd be beneficial to be able to associate a related portfolio or collection from that tab.

    9 votes
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  15. When CZ update "Portfolio bibliographic record updated" runs, if POL is attached to portfolio & bib, automatically move POL to new bib

    When we order a portfolio, the PO Line attaches to both the portfolio and the bibliographic record attached to the portfolio (this is good; it's how Alma works by design). Every week, there are numerous "Portfolio bibliographic record updated" tasks on the CZ Updates Task List. This means that the portfolio has moved to a different bib record. When "Portfolio bibliographic record updated" happens, the portfolio moves to a new bib. The POL remains attached to the portfolio (which is good!). However, the POL is not moved to the new bib record; it remains attached to the old bib record.…

    9 votes
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  16. When add local coverage dates remind to change Which coverage statement will be applied?

    When local coverage dates are added the system should remind you to chose Which coverage statement will be applied?.

    A small annoying feature of Alma, is the number of times we add amended local coverage dates to and electronic portfolio and forget to change the radio button to apply the local dates. Could a reminder be added when ever you add local dates?

    8 votes
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  17. Changing or moving the "Add all Portfolios from Community" button in Electronic Collections

    When adding a new portfolio to an existing electronic collection there are several options. Two of these options are "Add Portfolios from Community" and "Add All Portfolios from Community". These options sit beside each other and are the same colour and design. The only difference between them is the word "all". 5 times in the last twelve months we have had the experience where separate operators have selected the "Add All Portfolios from Community" in error when they really only wanted to import a single record. The result has been that Alma commenced to import tens of thousands of records…

    8 votes
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  18. Improve visibility of Publishing Information for electronic holdings

    The Publishing Information for electronic holdings is extremely valuable for troubleshooting issues with the assignment of availability status for PCI / CDI records, and with the Link Resolver matching of the OpenURL data with Alma records and presentation of services.

    With the Central Discovery Index (CDI) coming, and the associated transition of the management of discovery records out of the separate PCI interface and into Alma, many sites may take the opportunity to update and realign team responsibilities, with more staff in Alma having a need to see this information.

    Visibility of this core metadata at a minimum helps staff…

    8 votes
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  19. Create run now button for Upload Electronic Holdings integration profiles

    Currently, if the integration for an upload electronic holdings profile fails, you have to edit the profile, click save and run, and then monitor the job.

    Users should be able to right click or use the ellipsis button and choose Run Now from the Integration Profile List for any Upload Electronic Holdings integration profiles.

    8 votes
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  20. Split CZ Ebook Central Perpetual, DDA and Subscription Titles into three separate categories on the interface name

    It would be easier for us to administer our PQ subscriptions if it was specified what they were.  That is instead of  showing "Ebook Central Perpetual, DDA and Subscription Titles" in the interface name, in our case we would have DDA titles, Ebook Central owned titles and Academic Complete listed instead.  Could this be done via the metadata in these records?  For example we may wish to see how many DDA titles are appearing on Reading Lists

    8 votes
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