Idea Exchange Alliance Suggestions

The Alliance has reviewed the items in the Ex Libris Idea Exchange and selected the following items that would help the Alliance and other consortia if implemented. We are suggesting that if staff have unallocated votes that they consider voting for these items to help us move the Alliance agenda forward.

If you only have a few votes, please consider the ideas submitted by Alliance members or staff first.

For an idea:

  • 3 votes = “Best idea ever! I’ll do everything I can to push it to the top.”
  • 2 votes = “Seems like a good idea. I’m willing to put some weight behind this.”
  • 1 vote = “This is an OK idea. I’ll support the Alliance on this.”

If you want to know more about the Idea Exchange please see the Ex Libris Idea Exchange FAQ or General Ex Libris Idea Exchange information.

Want to suggest an idea? Fill out the EXL Idea Exchange Suggestion Form.


AreaIdea NameSubmitted ByDate Added
RSFAdd preferred pronoun field that displays in Fulfillment Manage Patron Services displayNon-Alliance4/14/21
RSFInclude the item barcode as part of the data published from Alma to Primo in the AVA field to improve item search in PrimoRadmila Ballada 4/14/21
RSFConfiguring different sender e-mail addresses (SMPT-envelope-from) for one letter-typeNon-Alliance 4/14/21
SCTSMultiple Quick-Cataloging TemplatesLesley Lowery 4/14/21
SCTSAllow configuration of quick cataloguing form required fieldsNon-Alliance 4/14/21
SCTSAbility to find bib records with attached PO lines but no inventoryLesley Lowery 4/14/21
RSFLocation PriorityNon-Alliance 4/14/21
SCTSAdd the ability to add notes to POLs en masseDamon Campbell4/21/21
SCTSAbility to track changes made to all fields on Electronic Collection record history tabSion Romaine6/2/21
RSFMake the Availability indicator for consortia match what was in Primo BONon-Alliance6/3/21
SCTSOption to publish new set with Publishing ProfilesErin Grant8/23/21


Ex Libris accepts Content ideas for collections and data to add to the Community Zone (CZ) and Central Discovery Index (CDI). Submit an idea and fill out the EXL Idea Exchange Suggestion Form to add it here!


AreaIdea NameSubmitted ByDate Added
RSFItems loaned to Resource Sharing do not show as included in local scopesNon-Alliance 4/14/21
DUXLocalize Collection Discovery for libraries of an Alma institutionNon-Alliance 4/14/21
NRSGAdd more options to configure facets by prefilter and resource typeBlake Galbreath4/20/21
NRSGMake it possible to add or exclude records from the OTB resource display types based on locally-defined conditionsBlake Galbreath4/20/21
DUXPrimo VE: Ability to use norm rules to specify which 856 (Marc) fields display in Links serviceNon-Alliance2/3/22

As votes are returned we will revisit this list and select additional items.

Out of votes and still want to help? You can add a comment to ideas even if you are out of votes!

Keep in mind that Ex Libris likes to see use cases in the comments to demonstrate how this idea would help so your votes and comments that include use cases will help us move these ideas forward.