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  1. 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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  2. Purchase request : add a new field for the url

    In our University, we would need an additional field into the Purchase Request for the url : it would help to confirm the identification of the document.

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  3. Select All check box for digital files

    Please provide Select All function for digital files, like a check box on the header.

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  4. Watermarking function at the viewer display level

    Please provide an alternative approaches for controlling the content of images displayed to users, eg watermarking. (SF823991) It would be great if there is an option like floating a seleted(uploaded) watermark without changing the digital file itself.

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  5. Make patron / user information pop up card in Alma customizable or add more fields for purchase requests

    This specific request came to light when processing purchase requests from the task list. We would like to see the patron's user group when clicking on the patron information card link:
    https://www.screencast.com/t/XttSUJmwjEr

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  6. When building index tables, include data from all bib records (even if no holdings) and from all holdings records (even if no items).

    Currently, most holdings fields are not included in the indexing for the physical items table if there is no item attached. I believe the same is true for some bibliographic fields if there is no item and/or no holding.

    The resolution to the previous suggestion "Need a way to retrieve HOLDINGS where there are no ITEMS associated with the holding" addressed that one, very specific symptom of the larger problem.

    Now that we can FIND the holdings without items attached, we'd like to also search for and report on other information about them.

    Please index the same fields for ALL…

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  7. Allow batch deletion of POLs

    After we set up our Alma Ebook Central integration, thousands of technical PO lines were created for our triggered DDA requests. We already had POLs for these titles, so we want to delete the duplicate POLs. Currently, they have to be deleted manually. Please create a job that allows you to delete POLs in batch.

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  8. Please add Collection Name (for Digital) to search index for creating a digital title set

    Please add Collection Name (for Digital) to search index for creating a digital title set. There is only collection pid field. Alternatively, please allow Keyword index refers Collection Name too.

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  9. Identification of Reply vs Response in Communication tab of POL

    It would be useful to be able to easily identify a Reply vs a Response when looking at all of the 'Answers' associated with a Communication in a POL. Perhaps an arrow could indicate which direction the communication occurred ? e.g. an arrow pointing to the left ('out') if it is a Reply from us to the vendor, or an arrow pointing to the right ('in') if it is a Response from the vendor. See attached for screenshots.

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  10. Add "Reading List description" field to Course Reserves and Leganto Instructor Usage/Leganto Student Usage Subject Areas

    It would make sense to add the Reading List Description field to Analytics as it is information which is available but missing from the Course Reserves Subject Area, and the Leganto Subject Areas which contain Reading list information. Without this information you cannot really reproduce a list from its constituent data.
    NB this is really a Leganto issue as much as anything, but the impact is felt in Analytics.

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  11. 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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  12. Please provide more flexibility for creating video file thumbnails

    It would be great if Alma provides more flexibility for creating video file thumbnails. For example,

    1) Creating a couple more thumbnails and letting the user to choose one
    2) Taking the frame in the middle of the whole clip
    3) Giving the user a configurable option to set the timing, etc.

    Now thumbnail generation for video is taking the frame in second 1 (00:00:01) - and make it the thumbnail of the video file. Consequently many of thumbnails look alike because mostly there is a few seconds of 'opening' or fade-in effect.

    Therefore, it needs to be configurable by…

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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. Also a file export job for a set of digital titles is needed. (FYI, Rosetta has the latter function.)

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  18. Allow Personal Delivery to be fulfilled from any library circ desk

    Scenario: When an item belonging to another library that has an active home delivery request is returned or scanned in at another library's circulation desk, the item is put in transit to the owning library for the request to be fulfilled. The home delivery request should be fulfilled from any loans desk regardless of which library the item belong to.
    We are multi campus institution with libraries 100s of kms apart. We require the personal delivery requests to be fulfilled from any of our libraries, instead having to return the items to the owning library.
    A Salesforce was raised (SF…

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  19. Please enable searching by File Name, not only by File Label.

    Now I cannot search a file by its File Name, but only by keywords or its Label. File Names are original attribute values, not given additionally like Labels. Please enable searching by File Name too.

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  20. Add to the "Monitor Request" screen a filter which will allow users to see "Rejected and active" requests

    On behalf of the Product management team we would like to understand the need and use cases of the following Idea (which it's need was raised by a specific library) - any comment is welcome.

    When trying to delete a circulation desk user is notified: 'This circulation desk is attached to one or more requests and cannot be deleted'. User goes to the monitor request screen and does not find any request that prevents the desk deletion...

    The reason is that the request was rejected but it is still active (item was not scanned)

    Due to the fact the 'Monitor…

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