The features below are currently planned for the next release. However, some of these features may, for various reasons, not be included in this month's release, but rather in a future Alma release.
- New Options for Updating Order Records – You will be able to update some of the PO line attributes after the order is created and sent to the vendor.
- Controlled Vocabulary for Local License Terms – When creating local license terms, a new Controlled Vocabulary option will allow for defining a list of possible values for the license term.
- License Templates – Similar to PO line templates, it will be possible to define license templates that can be used when creating new license records.
- New Indications in the Electronic Resource Activation Task List – In the Electronic Resource Activation Task List, Alma will indicate whether the task is linked to a Rush PO line, or to a PO line with interested users.
- New Normalization Rule Options – New normalization rules syntax options will allow for splitting subfields based on a configured delimiter.
- Peer Review/Open Access in Repository Staff Search – Peer Reviewed and Open Access indications will be searchable attributes of bibliographic records.
- New Import Profile Option – A new import profile option will enable preventing the deletion of a bibliographic record if an active order exists for the record.
- Authority Enrichment for Records Copied from the Community Zone – The linking process will consider records that have been copied from the Community Zone, and will create a link to the relevant authority records.
- Enhancement of Multilingual Authorities – Multilingual authorities will be enhanced to support automatic linkage, and will be manageable without an explicit subfield 9 language indication.
- Enhanced Match Routines – New fuzzy matching methods that match on the 008/date (within a year) and LDR/format will be available.
Digital Resource Management
- Publishing to Google Scholar for Digital Material – A new out-of-the-box publishing job will enable publishing digital content for Google Scholar.
- Receive Slip for Physical Non-Returnable Requests – Receiving a physical non-returnable request will print a slip in the same manner as for returnable requests.
- ID Types for Fulfillment Network – It will be possible to limit fulfillment network services only to patrons that have a configured ID type.
- Discovery APIs – New APIs will make it possible to retrieve a full list of a given bibliographic record’s physical items. It will also be possible to use filters to filter the retrieved list of items.
- Webhook for Change Log Updates – New Webhook configuration options will enable triggering webhooks when bibliographic records or physical items are updated.