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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. What Disney plus Offers?

    Surprisingly it offers a huge selection of content for just $6.99 a month. For example, you can pour a wide range of Disneyplus.com/begin films such as Frozen, Moana, and The Lion King. Furthermore, also offers a wide range of original series including The Mandalorian, Lady and the Tramp, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. In addition, also offers a wide range of classic animated films including The Lion King, Aladdin, and Toy Story. Moreover, also offers a wide range of sports content such as NBA, NFL, and MLB.It is the Disney Plus Login Code can be described as…

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  6. Configuration option to default brief citation placement to either Network or Institution

    Currently when creating a brief citation for course reserves, the default option is to place the citation in the network zone. It would be better if the default placement was configurable. It's easy to overlook this option and we never want to put our brief citations in the network zone, but end up doing so inadvertently many times.

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  7. PO Line import report: create itemized set

    After loading bibs and orders, the report allow me to create an Itemized set of what I just loaded. I would like to use this to review POL, but under Report-PO Lines, it only creates an itemized set of Titles.

    In other words: Import profiles--[...on a profile]--History--[...on a job]--Report. Scroll down to PO Lines--[...on total PO Lines Imported. *needs an option to create an Itemized POL set.

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  8. 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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  9. Selecting/deselecting multiple sets for OAI harvest

    The configuration of the digital collections import profile allows you to declare sets, but the only current options seem to be to harvest all sets or to harvest single sets individually. There's no way to CTRL-Click to include multiple sets.

    This CTRL-Click functionaity and/or set exclusion should be a feature request. For most collections, we have one or two sets that should be excluded and dozens that should not. Doing dozens of individual harvests is impractical.

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  10. 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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  11. Import jobs with many serial issues crash

    Publishing profiles at the bib level will include all items (in an ITM field with the data specified in the inventory enrichment section of the publishing profile). When trying to import these published files, if bibs for a serial have more than 50-100 items, the import job crashes with the error code like: "Import Job 3833572600004617 External system 3833573620004617 File HUscfmissingbarcode...Split file error error parsing leader with data: 14519cas a2210880 a 450"

    The only current solution is to manually edit these files with an XML editor to properly split the files.

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  12. Limit overdues notices to a particular user group

    We want to send out overdues notices to some user groups but not others. It would be useful if we could limit the letters or notices to be send only to selected user groups.

    At the moment if overdues notices are switched on, all user groups receive the overdues notices. Ideally, User group A receives an overdues notice but User group B does not.

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  13. Publishing profiles should be able to produce valid MARCXML

    The ability to produce valid MARCXML exports from publishing profiles, with the namespace included, would be useful.

    Currently the "MARCXML" option produces a file that is not valid MARCXML. It doesn't include a namespace.

    The rationale given by ExL Support for not including a namespace was that it would be possible for the user to use norm rules to change the data on export, in which case the data might not be valid, so they didn't want to include a namespace. In some cases it may be necessary for libraries to produce data exports that are not valid, but even…

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  14. Index local in Advanced search

    We have a local index with a closed list of values and we would like to present only this list of values to users doing an advanced search.

    An example with the local index "Original language" based on the 905 field. This field contains three possible values: Yes, No, Bilingual.

    We would like for an advanced search, when the user chooses the Original Language index, to present the closed list that shows three possible values: Yes No Bilingual

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  15. Mejorar realizar cambios globales en ejemplares físicos

    Permitir realizar cambios globales sobre los campos de signatura de ejemplares físicos, para modificar una parte de la signatura sin cambiar el resto. Por ejemplo:

    EPP3500(075)/ALV cambiar a PLP3500(075)/ALV

    EPP3300/WES cambiar a PLP3300/WES

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  16. Use user data in general electronic services

    Currently in a general electronic service we can pass bibliographic metadata via openurl format through to the target webpage. It would be useful to also pass through user data. The "Adding a General Electronic Service" section in the Online Help mentions a requester (req.) category of attributes but these don't seem to be used at the moment.

    Passing through the requester's name, email address, etc would allow us to auto-populate an external form (eg interloans, purchase suggestion forms, etc) and save the user time / potential typing errors.

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  17. 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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  18. Enable institutions to set a maximum daily API call limit per application

    As customers to the Alma and Primo APIs we are bound by the limits of our maximum number of calls per day. Some of our applications make up the majority of our API calls, for example, those from our student portal which call on Alma every time a student logs in.

    To help us avoid hitting our daily API limit it would be useful for us to be able to set our own maximum call limit per application. So for example, we could set the limit for calls from the staff portal to a lower figure than of the student…

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  19. 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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  20. Option to provide more details in Analystics automatic emails

    Include the Analytics objects' description in the automated emails sent out to subscribers or an option to edit the body of the email

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