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  1. Improvement and development of the Leganto broken link handling

    At the moment Alma offers very little to properly handle Leganto broken links via the task-list menu. Once a Broken Link Alert is removed, the information is gone from Alma entirely. The functionality is inadequate as a workflow for library staff when investigating and recording details of our progress in fixing the problem, keeping students informed and statistical reporting.

    We would like to see additional functionality :
    • Broken Link Alerts to have a more permanent record in Alma and Analytics
    • Introduction of additional fields to capture information about the Broken Links - for example broken link status (e.g.…

    125 votes
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  2. List/Course status = No list by choice

    There are many courses that, for a variety of reasons, intentionally do not have reading lists. The fact that this is deliberate is not immediately obvious though, and confusion can arise when people expect there to be a list connected to the course.

    Students might wonder if they are doing something wrong, librarians might have to keep separate spreadsheets to note which ones are supposed to be empty and instructors might be confused when asked to make lists in their LMS.

    For these courses, there should be some way to identify that the absence of any lists is by design…

    71 votes
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  3. Make the "Disable Resolving" feature in the Citation details reportable in analytics

    Please make the "Disable Resolving" feature (from the Citation details tab in Alma) reportable in the Course Reserves area of Analytics.
    This would allow institutions to ensure appropriate citations have resolving disabled. This is essential in cases where publishers do not allow direct linking in any way to their content for course readings.
    It would also allow institutions to do a tidy-up of citations which required resolving disabled at some stage but where it's no longer required.

    57 votes
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  4. Service Temporarily Unavailable Message from Primo to appear in Leganto

    In Alma, you can configure a "Service Temporarily Unavailable" message via the service labels. This can then be applied to electronic collections in Alma, and displays when viewed in Primo.

    As this functionality already exists in Alma/Primo, I feel it should be extended to appear in Leganto as well, otherwise Users are not getting information about services being unavailable.

    68 votes
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  5. Publish electronic records without inventory as e-book and not physical book

    We are a consortium, and we have a certain number of e-book records without inventory in our network zone. Deleting these records is not an option for us for various reasons.

    The expected Alma behavior for such records if there is no inventory is to publish as physical. It applies to both Primo and Leganto.

    Use case: an instructor uses the expanded search to check for newer edition of a book they have previously used in a reading list. They add what seems to be a newer physical edition from 2020. In reality, the record is an e-book published as…

    50 votes
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  6. HTML in list notes and list and sections' description fields

    In some cases, an instructor needs to provide extra information to their student by referring to an external website.
    Use case: "All the citations in this section cannot be booked through the library but can be found in the compendium. More information <a>here</a>."

    It would be very useful to use HTML in the list notes, or in the description field of the list or sections. Both so instructors can use links, but also to make the information more visible if it comes after a long list of citations (in the case of a list note).

    47 votes
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  7. Filter "My lists" by course

    Some instructors have many lists. It would be useful if they could filter based on year and semester in addition to the existing sorting options.

    45 votes
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  8. Bulk updating of citations across reading lists

    Situation
    One of our tasks in checking reading lists is ensuring that the version of each title is the latest edition. Acquisitions staff will check book citations on a reading list and, if there is a newer edition available, purchase and replace the citation on the list with this new version.

    Problem
    When a specific title is used on multiple lists, Acquisitions staff are having to manually identify all citations using this title, add the newer edition to the reading list, and remove the older edition from the reading list.

    Staff are also having to manually transfer any specific reading/public/resource…

    80 votes
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  9. Create brand new courses during rollover

    When we import course data into Alma, we use a program that extracts all the courses from our course database and produces a ready-to-use import file for any given institution. The course ID in this file is typically something like COURSE-AUTUMN-2021 (Course code, semester and year).

    We use the same file if we want to run a rollover, with some manual changes to it. We don't check if the courses we extracted are new, or if there is an existing course in Alma for the year before. Our starting point is the COURSE-ID column, and in OLD-COURSE-ID we write the…

    41 votes
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  10. Multiple assignees per list

    Some institutions would like the possibility to have several assigned librarians per lists.
    "We have many lists common to several campuses, and it will only increase in the future. In order to have a local overview, the campus libraries would like to be able to see the lists that are relevant to their campus. As of today this is difficult, as one one librarian can be assigned a list. We need to rely on manual processes (forwarding lists, and having manual overviews over which lists are for multiple campuses). This is difficult to maintain."

    38 votes
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  11. Improve functionality of Courses API

    We use the Courses API to load units from our Learning Management System into Alma/Leganto. We would also like to use it to roll over reading lists, however, it is missing key functionality that we require for our workflows.
    Because of this we have to manually roll over lists. During peak times this is a weekly job and takes up an undue amount of staff time.
    The 2 main improvements we would like to see are:
    -Addition of Write functionality for Tags: We rollover citation tags and this is not supported by the API.
    -Citation Copyright: When trying to create…

    36 votes
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  12. 27 votes
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  13. Cite it support for NDL Search (iss.ndl.go.jp).

    Please add NDL Search (https://iss.ndl.go.jp) as supported sites for Cite It! .

    NDL Search is a material search service of the National Diet Library in Japan.
    It is a major search site in Japan.

    Cite It!:
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Leganto/Product_Documentation/Leganto_Online_Help_(English)/Leganto_User_Interface_Guide/50_Working_With_Citations#Adding_a_Citation_from_A_Website_(Using_Cite_It!)

    25 votes
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  14. Customise mandatory fields per citation type

    Currently the only mandatory field for a citation is "Title". We would like to be able to customise which fields are mandatory depending on the item type, so that instructors are prompted to fill out more than just the title when adding items from outside of our collections.

    We often find tutors fill out the title and add a URL, but if that URL breaks then just the title isn’t always sufficient information to find a new link to the resource. Having just the title also doesn't give students much information to work with when judging which resources to engage…

    23 votes
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  15. Include text of Library Discussion Note in Leganto Detailed Notifications Letter

    Could the actual text of the Library Discussion Note be included for Instructors when they receive a Notification that there is an outstanding Library Discussion via the Leganto Detailed Notifications Letter.

    Currently, the Letter only tells the Instructor that there is a Library Discussion waiting for them. They then need to log-in to Leganto to see what it is. Providing the text would enable the Instructor to determine whether they need to log-in to Leganto and action something in the list or not, and would bring the letter in line with other email notifications e.g. service desk messages, where they…

    20 votes
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  16. Predefined searches to Find lists

    It is possible to create simple search-links to Leganto that gives you a list of reading lists that matches the query, e.g.:
    https://bibsys-xc.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/leganto/readinglist/searchlists?search=MGUEN101&auth=SAML

    We would like the possibility to use other and more specified fields the same way and build up an advanced search URL.

    Practical use-case: In the February 2021 release of Leganto new search fields were added to the advanced search for Term and Year. It would be useful to create a link that searches for reading lists for a specific year/term.

    22 votes
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  17. Make page range fields obligatory for book chapters and book extracts

    The total number of pages on a list is retrieved from the page range fields for book chapters and book extracts, when these fields are filled out. If they are not, the book's total number of pages is used in the calculation.

    It is not likely that this field is going to be relevant when choosing these material types so it should not be used in the calculation.
    As of today it is possible to look up a book, change it to book chapter, and save it as is, without having changed the page number at all. This causes the…

    20 votes
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  18. Add Unpaywall full text availability in Leganto

    We have enabled links to Unpaywall in Primo VE with the "enableopenaccessservicesfromunpaywallapi" setting in Config->Fulfillment->General->Other Settings. However, these links don't appear in Leganto, only Primo. I opened a case with Support [#00984855] and they confirm that this is the expected behaviour: the Unpaywall Open Access API service is presently only available through Primo.

    Our Leganto users would benefit from having Ex Libris add Unpaywall full text availability to Leganto, so that they could easily see these resources are available. Some Leganto users would see the "Full text not available" and not use the resource…

    15 votes
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  19. Hide resource locate on article citations

    The Resource Locate function appears in Row Actions List in Alma for article citations. Articles do not need to be located, just resolved. The default behavior (when not resource located) is that the URESOLVER applies the date restrictions. Portfolios falling outside of the holdings period for that specific journal are filtered out.

    However, when resource located, the citation is viewed as a journal and shows all portfolios attached to the journal's bib. record. In order to prevent this from happening, we suggest the resource locate option be hidden in Alma for this type of citation.

    12 votes
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  20. Identify more recent editions for reading list citations

    Each year reading lists and citation are rolled over to the new academic year. During the years the library acquires more recent editions of course materials, however instructors are not by default being notified of these new editions. A kind of 'identify other editions' job/feature for active reading lists could be interesting.

    Of course 'matching' criteria to identify possible new (more recent) editions need to be well defined, but we strongly believe we can benefit from this feature to maintain up to date reading lists in an efficient way!

    49 votes
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