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Ignore call number prefix (subfield k) when indexing for Call Number Browse

Primo's browse search "By Library of Congress Call Numbers" includes the call number prefix (holdings record field 852 $k) when generating the browse list. At UGA, we use that prefix for oversize volumes (Folio, Ff), and for a variety of branch locations, special statuses and shelving areas (Juv, Ref, Vet Med, etc.).

As a result, any holdings with a prefix do not show up alongside holdings in the same call number range, essentially hiding many titles from patrons interested in browsing the shelf list. (This would be an issue for staff as well, but shelf list browsing works correctly in Alma.)

Please reconfigure Primo's browse search to ignore (but, ideally, still display) the call number prefix when generating this index.

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    Simon HuntSimon Hunt shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

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      • Kim AugerKim Auger commented  · 

        What about making it a choice in the configuration/setup?

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