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  1. Add an instructor role in Alma for additional roles in LTI launch request

    Ex Libris completed an enhancement to add an instructor role to an Alma user via LTI. This is great but we need this for instructional staff who support teaching staff, but have canvas system level permissions rather than individual course permissions.

    There are additional roles in Canvas (and perhaps other CMS systems) that should add an instructor role in Alma, as well:

    | Canvas Role | LTI String | Desired Alma Role
    | Teacher | Instructor | Instructor
    | TA | urn:lti:role:ims/lis/TeachingAssistant | Instructor
    | Designer | Content Developer | Instructor
    | Account Admin | urn:lti:instrole:ims/lis/Administrator | Instructor

    We would…

    27 votes
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    • Update the citation field labels when resource types other than Book or Journals are selected

      Currently when a user selects citation types for video or audio etc, the field labels are not updated to match accordingly.

      Mapping of fields such as that used in reference managers like Endnote would help for better display to students, and help instructors to enter appropriate metadata. eg. For a video in the more details section the labels mention pages. "Total pages" could be relabelled as "Running Time".

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      • Task list - broken links alert should link to the Citations list not the Reading Lists area

        Broken links alerts are most likely to be checked by a central team in the first instance.

        Current workflow is unnecessarily long to identify and fix citations with newly broken links:
        Reading List Task list
        Select citations with broken links.
        Choose a list to Work on
        Filter list by Broken Links alert
        Once the citation link has been resolved, they need to return to the Task List to identify the next list with a broken link

        Preferred workflow:
        Reading List Task list
        Select citations with broken links.
        This should take you to the Citations List (not the Reading Lists area)…

        16 votes
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        • Option to use custom resource type icons

          In Primo we have a custom set of resource type icons as the default images are too small and appear fuzzy. (path to the images is "custom/<institutional view>/img/"
          In Leganto only the default icons are available, or each icon must be manually updated.
          Manual updates for every citation is unmanageable, and would only result in inconsistent user experience.

          We would like an option to specify that the same set from a Primo view be used, or as a fall-back somewhere specific to put the same set of icons for Leganto to use.

          11 votes
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          • Duplicating lists - navigate automatically to new list

            When a user duplicates a list we would expect Leganto to navigate automatically to the newly created (duplicated) list rather than the original list.

            This has caused confusion for some users, who do not realise that they need to navigate to 'My Lists' in order to find their duplicated list. This has resulted in lots of duplicate draft lists appearing in our system which are not required.

            11 votes
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            • Allow Cite It to work on a PDF open in browser

              Cite It cannot be used to import details for an online PDF which is open in your browser window. Such items must be added manually in Leganto.

              In Chrome, nothing happens when you click the bookmarklet from an open PDF. In Firefox, the CIte It popup window appears but is not populated with any citation details.

              A Salesforce case about this was previously escalated to Ex Libris Product Management, but they have advised that it should be pursued as an enhancement request.

              11 votes
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              • Auto Save tags when entering

                When adding tags you have to select the tag then click the Save button. If you hit Enter it adds the next tag in the list! Most users will hit enter thinking this will Save the tag. I'd like to eliminate the extra click on the Save button and have tags auto save.

                13 votes
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                • Notes added in Alma to default to 'Library' type (rather than 'Instructor')

                  Notes added in Alma are likely to be for internal use only for Library staff. It would therefore be useful for the note type to default to 'Library' rather than 'Instructor'.

                  6 votes
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                  • Pop up to associate a duplicated with original course or updated course for a different academic year

                    A newly duplicated reading list remains attached to the same course as the original from which the duplicated reading list was made. We would expect that when a list has been duplicated a prompt box is generated which gives the user the option to associate the reading list with the original course or re-associate it with an updated course for a different academic year.

                    User story

                    As an academic I would like to duplicate the current year's reading list which is attached to a course for 2016/17 and create a reading list for 2017/18. Within this list duplication process I…

                    8 votes
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                    • Add the citation ID to the citation display in Alma

                      You can currently search for citations in Alma by ID, but this number does not display on either the 'Edit Citations' (search) or Edit Reading List Citation screens. It is therefore impossible to know the citation ID number unless you obtain it via an Analytics report or by copying it from the end of the citation URL in Leganto. By having the citation ID immediately available in Alma we could greatly improve cross working between Leganto and Alma.

                      This idea has also been raised as an Alma NERS request (5709).

                      12 votes
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                      • Allow uploaded files to be deleted in Leganto

                        It's not possible for lecturers to delete files from citations once they have been uploaded - they must ask library staff to do this in Alma. Can it be made possible for files to be uploaded in Leganto?

                        4 votes
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                        • Additional Citation Alerts for purchase and resource sharing requests

                          Citations with resource sharing and purchase requests submitted currently display alerts showing submission and approval or rejection. However the next steps in those two processes are not added. It would help library staff if the next steps were also shown as alerts, especially when they are backing up staff who are on leave. Email notifications about these items would have been sent to staff who are absent. Examples are:

                          1. Resource Sharing request received
                          2. Ordered item received
                          3. Ordered electronic item activated

                          6 votes
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                          • Add a 'Select all' option to My Collection to allow bulk export/deletion of selected items?

                            In the "My Collection" list of items, it would be useful if there was a bulk "Select All" option - as well as the individual checkboxes - to allow easier use of the (otherwise greyed out) "Export" and "Delete selected items" options

                            5 votes
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                            • Improved Citation Alert Management Functionality for UI

                              It would streamline the workflow significantly if Citation Alert Notes which are represented by the green dot in the Reading List View could include what contents of the Note actually are. This would save the workflow 3 extra clicks into the citation to edit it, checking the Notes Tab and having to then back out again to the Reading List. There is also significant work in having to clear an Alert once seen and or action, where the staff member has to select the citation, scroll to the top of the list, choose the Actions Menu, and select the Remove…

                              12 votes
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                              • Create reading lists by importing csv or xls formatted file to Alma

                                This will allow us to create lists in bulk and save considerable staff time spent creating lists manually and adding individual citations in Leganto or Alma.

                                12 votes
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                                • Alternative method for Stackmap integration

                                  At present the only option for integrating StackMap into Leganto is to use an Integration profile of "Discovery Interface" type. This forces the integration to display in Primo as well as Leganto.

                                  We are using custom javascript in Primo for a superior user experience of the maps, and do not want to compromise that by having the integration profile create additional sub-par map views.

                                  Our preferred option would be for the same user experience in Leganto as Primo. A fallback option would be to have a separate integration profile of type "Leganto" independent of the "Discovery Interface" profile. This is…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Record date/time and user ID of student who reports a broken link

                                    Current scenario: student marks a link as broken, we filter in Alma to find the citations with Report of broken link. We fix this if it is broken but just as frequently we are unable to identify any reason for the report.

                                    We need to be able to respond to the student to alert them to the fact that we have fixed the link, alert them to the fact that it coincided with reported downtime for a resource or contact them to investigate why they are unable to access the resource (when there does not appear to be a problem).

                                    19 votes
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                                    • Avoid 'Multiple Resources Located' on resource locate for related records

                                      If we have both print and ebook versions of a title then there will be two separate bibliographic records, both of which should have the alternate format ISBN added to the 020 $$z field (so that a relationship is formed).

                                      Because both records have the same ISBN, the citation will display as 'Multiple Resources Located' if added via Cite It. This requires a member of library staff to manually intervene and select one of the records to Resource Locate. This is an unnecessary additional step, as availability for both related records should be shown in Leganto anyway.

                                      Could Resource Locate…

                                      13 votes
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                                      • publish needs to be become more visible and a dual process of 'send to library' and 'publish'

                                        Not only does the publishing button need to be made more visible. But needs to act as a dual process of 'send to library' so librarians get contacted when changes are made but also publishes the reading list. Or 'send to library' needs to be made mandatory again when tags are changed (i.e. from core to supplementary) as this will change how many copies the library may need to purchase.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Display related title electronic / physical availability in Alma citation search

                                          We rely on related records to enable all availability options to display where different formats have separate bib records (as a citation can only be resource located to one record at a time). It would be useful if a 'Related' availability tab could appear in Alma alongside Physical, Electronic, Digital and Other.

                                          11 votes
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