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  1. Use non-LC call numbers for journal categories

    This affects Primo/PrimoVE; but the job is in Alma.

    The new feature (as of Nov 2019) to browse a list of journals by category depends on the 050$a. This should be expanded to use the 055$a, 060$a, 070$a, 080$a, 082$a, 083$a, 084$a, 085$a, and 086$a. Additionally, libraries should be able to pick which of the subfields to use.

    This is an example of the lack of support for non-LC libraries.

    This idea cross-posted as Primo idea.

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  2. Acquisition Renewals for NZ e-collections

    We would like the ability to renew a shared e-collection.
    The new FY year price would be displayed in the negotiated license and then a renew button would be available. the library would see the new FY cost and then renew or cancel that subscription.
    Then this renewal or cancel would notify the NZ administrator.
    (similar to the functionality in ConsortiaManager).

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  3. Duplicate title analyis : able to detect duplication on 856

    It would be good to be able able to detect duplication on the MARC 856 field

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  4. Create an "Ideas Meta" category for ideas on the tool itself

    As an ExLibris customer, I would like a channel were I can submit my ideas on how the Idea Exchange tool could be improved, so that the tool can evolve for maximum benefit for both ExLibris and customers.

    See Meta Stack Overflow as an example.

    Currently I don't know an obvious place where I could submit this idea, which is why it ended up in Alma - Other ... The idea about a meta category thus exemplifies the need expressed in the idea itself. How meta is that? ;-)

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  5. ability to add local portfolio to bib directly

    Currently we must go to the alma menu --> add local portfolio and fill out a long form to create a local portfolio.

    The ability to search for a title and add a local portfolio would be much more efficient. Kind of like how we would add an item record.

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  6. Use sane file permissions on gzipped files from publishing jobs

    When extracting the MarcXML-files from a publishing job, the extracted files by default have unix file permissions set to 060 (u=,g=rw,o=), i.e. only readable and writable by the group, not by the user. This is weird and makes little sense.

    Even worse, it also means that on systems with default umask of 022, which is very common, the effective permissions will be 040 (u=,g=r,o=) which means that the files can be neither changed nor deleted – even by the user who extracted them – without messing with permissions.

    I can see no reason whatsoever for preferring the current default set…

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  7. Batch file download function to local PC (Alma-Digital)

    Please provide Select all and download them to local PC function on Digital Title > Representations > Files List

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  8. Free text input option for Rep Label in Global representation Changes job

    Currently there is no option to remove Rep Label or create a rule that can make it void on the "Global Representation Changes" job. Please provide with Free text input option for Rep Label in Global representation Changes job, like Public Note.

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  9. Index 049 field.

    We tie the OCLC holding library in the 049 closely to our Alma holding locations. Searching the text in the 049 field as keyword is quicker than an advanced search. If the idea below to allow free text searching of all MARC fields and subfields is implemented it would cover this request.

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  10. Allow a default setting for "Assign Inventory Manually".

    When several orders for items with existing holdings are being created it would be helpful to be able to have "Assign inventory manually" automatically checked.
    This most often occurs with serials when new orders are being created because of a vendor change. We close the old PO in order to preserve the history and create a new one with the new vendor.

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  11. Trials - table & report for Purchase Decision field

    For the Purchase Decision field in a Trial we would like to have -
    1/ Ability to add new Purchase Decisions via a table similar to other areas of Alma. At the moment only options are Yes or No
    2/ Be able to run a report (or filter) on this field so we can take to collection development meetings if Purchase Decision was, for example, Future Purchase
    See attached.

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