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  1. 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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  2. DC language values on Alma Viewer

    Currently dc:language field values that conform with ISO639-2 are displayed as they are on Alma Viewer metadata section.
    These 3-digit codes need to be mapped to their full language names, translated into Primo interface language, and presented on the viewer.

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  3. Authority linking issue with bibliographic field 240

    We'd request that when Alma links up bib field 240 with a uniform title entered in authority record, it should take into account of bibliographic contents in field 240 PLUS field 100 ALTOGETHER, and link these combined contents with uniform titles entered in authority records.

    Currently, it links up the uniform title in field 240 only with authority record. So, those generic uniform titles e.g. Works, Poetry, etc. will be ambiguous, and do not have proper linking with their authority records established with author's name.

    Details, please refer to Salesforce case # 823121

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Webhook for holdings

    We have webhooks from Alma that can notify an external system when changes to items or bibs happen. We would like to have a webhook for changes to holdings. This would be helpful as we have an offsite storage system and we would like to update it as soon as items are switched to that location in Alma, so that when the items arrive there the external system has that update.

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  9. Thumbnail creation function for larger than 500mb video files

    We need the function to create the item thumbnails of the larger than 500mb video files. Most of video type representations created by my institution are over 1~4GB in size but the thumbnails are not automatically created, so staff need to take a screenshot, resize, and manually upload it. High capacity videos are common in this era. Alma should set the capacity limit for related jobs higher, ideally to 5GB.

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  10. Add a Create Electronic Portfolio Job

    Post migration we had a lot of electronic resources that migrated to Alma as standalone bibs with no inventory or portfolios attached. Best practice in Alma for e-resources management would be to have portfolios attached to all of these records and to have as many of them sorted into local electronic collections as possible, so that global changes can be made from Admin by running a job.

    The process of manually adding local portfolios to each of these records is cumbersome. This idea would be to have a Create Electronic Portfolios Job that could be run from Admin on a…

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  11. Implement auto holdings for Oxford University Press Journals

    Implement auto holdings for Oxford University Press journals as is already done for Springer, Elsevier, Ovid.

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  12. Sort Subfields Task does not work correctly in combination with Authorities - Preferred Term Correction

    We've defined the following Sort Subfields Task but there seems to be a problem in combination with "GND Authorities -Preferred Term correction"

    700: iaqbcdtmnrpkolgfs0
    710: iagbndctkplfs0
    711: iagendctkplfs0

    The subfield i which we defined as first in 700/710/711 is suddenly put last. If this happen, the latest job that was run is always Authorities - Preferred Term correction

    In any case, the sorting should be the way we defined it in the Sort Subfields Task

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  13. Automatically deactivate any scheduling of repository import profiles when import method changed to Upload Files/s

    When the import method of a repository import profile is changed to Upload File/s, any scheduling previously set for another import method should be automatically switched off.

    Currently the scheduling status for FTP/OAI has to be manually changed to inactive, in addition to changing the import method.

    This could easily be forgotten by staff making changes to import profiles and results in the scheduled metadata import jobs continuing to run and subsequently failing.

    The process would be streamlined and more efficient if scheduling could be automatically removed when an import profile is changed to an import method which does not…

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  14. Enhancement request for New MDE > Editing Actions > Expand from Template

    Request for customizing the sorting and enable/disable the template options in the Choose Template dropdown list
    The current sorting is starting from public ones followed by private ones, in alphanumeric order respectively.
    We hope for being able to toggle enable/disable and customize the ordering of the template options

    For achieving the above feature, refer to New MDE > New > Templates display configuration
    A similar toggle button for each template, similar to the Display in Menu toggle button here, is desired.
    And allowing manually sorting the order of the templates would be appreciated as well.

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  15. Enhancement request for New MDE > Editing Actions > Expand from Template

    Request for customizing the sorting and enable/disable the template options in the Choose Template dropdown list
    The current sorting is starting from public ones followed by private ones, in alphanumeric order respectively.
    We hope for being able to toggle enable/disable and customize the ordering of the template options

    For achieving the above feature, refer to New MDE > New > Templates display configuration
    A similar toggle button for each template, similar to the Display in Menu toggle button here, is desired.
    And allowing manually sorting the order of the templates would be appreciated as well.

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  16. Return Expand From Template wide drop-down menu

    In the previous metadata editor the drop-down menu of serial patterns was wide enough so that we could see the complete description of each pattern. The new metadata editor cuts off the descriptions so that we must guess which is the correct pattern, and then remove the field and start over if the guess is wrong.

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  17. Include affected barcodes or MMS IDs in Alma job reports

    This is a suggestion to include affected barcodes or MMS IDs in Alma job reports, e.g. the Change holding information job. This is helpful for us to study what has happened, or to undo the commands. Currently there is not a way to retrieve affected barcodes in Alma or Analytics. There is a situation that the change holding information has affected the sister item records which are not included in the physical item set to run this job with. (In other words, when we first created the physical item set to run the Change holding information job, we did not…

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  18. function "back"

    Metadata Editor: We miss the simple function of being able to undo the last steps when cataloging or editing records. In Aleph there was the function
    CTRL + Z. This would be extremely helpful. The ability to restore an earlier version is not suitable for this.

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  19. Add Collection related subject area/dimensions/parameters in Analytics

    Please elaborate Collection in Analytics. We suggest three ideas for that;

    Idea 1)
    Collection can be a separate dimension, with the existing/new parameters below;
    - Collection ID (existing)
    - Collection Name (existing)
    - Collection External System
    - Collection External ID
    - Collection MMS ID (of the collection's BIB itself)
    - ★★★ The PIDs of the collection's direct sub-collections (in different rows, not combined with semicolons; should be repeatable so that the created report can show the hierarchical structure of whole collections)
    - Collection level (the depth)
    - Collection Path (from the collection's top level collection to itself)
    - Collection Description …

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    3 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →

    We have begun to investigate this more in depth and thank you very much for your three suggestions of how this can be implemented. In order to decide how best to implement this it would be useful to first know what “business needs” you are trying to address. What types of reports are you looking to create? What information do you need to get and what types of reports do you want?. Note that today the bibliographic details folder already has the collection ID and collection name.

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