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    Dear all,


    We are looking into this idea, and it includes several enhancement requests with varying complexity. Could you please provide a prioritized list, so we can better asses these requests according to complexity and priority (alternatively, you might consider opening dedicated ideas - like in Hanoch Roniger's comment below - to gauge the need in the community for each feature)?


    Thanks!

    Lili

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    Thank you for this ideas exchange request.
    For the purpose of clarification:
    Alma uses (among others) two levels of faceting the bibliographic records: Material type and Resource type.

    Regarding the Material Type: There are seven different distinct bibliographic material types in Alma, and this corresponds to the seven different distinct bibliographic material types used by the MARC standard. These MARC standards are explained at https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bdintro.html under section “Scope of the Bibliographic Format”. Ex Libris will leave these distinct seven formats, and not add or subtract from them. This is because there are seven distinct formats in the MARC standard. For this reason we will not add another format or change the name of an existing format. Each bibliographic record has one bibliographic material type. The Material Type is considered “Music” if the LDR pos. 6 is one of the following: c d i j. This is explained in the Ex…

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    Steve McDonald commented  · 

    I do not support this change. Alma follows the definitions in the MARC21 standard. See https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd006.html. It would be inappropriate for Alma to violate the standard definitions.

    Use Resource Type for a better classification.

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    Steve McDonald commented  · 

    The problem, in my opinion, is that Preferred Term Correction should not be changing perfectly valid LCSH terms into LCGFT terms. LCSH should be validated against LCSH; LCGFT should be validated against LCGFT, and other vocabularies should be validated against their own authorities.

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    Steve McDonald commented  · 

    Cautionary note: if a system like this is used, it will frequently place items In Transit to circulation before they have actually arrived at the library. If an order is lost in the mail or contains errors, it could cause problems. If an item does not get to circulation, there will be no record in the system saying whether the item ever arrived from the vendor.

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