Adding the publisher location to the "Keywords" index in Alma
Currently, the publisher location is not indexed in the general "Keywords" index in Alma. If someone wants to search for a certain publisher location, one must use the specific index because a "Keywords" search won't bring any results.
This is particularly unpractical when searching for series or periodicals, as they often have similar names but different publishers or publisher locations, or later editions of a certain work which can be identified by the different publisher resp. publisher location.
What confuses staff users is also that if one wants to search for a book, using the title and/or the author as search terms leads to useful results but the simple addition of the publisher location brings no results at all.
For these reasons, we suggest adding subfields 260 $a, 264 $a, 533 $b, 752 $a-g to the general "Keywords" indexing.
Volker Hartmann commented
I totally agree. Actually it is difficult to understand why on earth the location was ever excluded from the keyword search.
Patrick Borer commented
I couldn't agree more! :-)