Create facets for more MaRC fields (Location and Format)
Right now in our Aleph-Primo system, we cannot search for books in Primo with the specificity we need and are used to in the Aleph OPAC. Location or loan period and format (within books) would help our patrons.
We regularly have patrons ask for "books they can take home," i.e. physical, non-reserve books. Filters could allow us to produce these results. We also can't easily pull up just physical books or just books from our special K-12 collection (which have a unique location and loan period).
Whether you add the ability to include any MaRC fields or just these particular ones to facets would solve this problem and help us phase out use of the catalog (as we will need to do when we move to a new ILS). We understand that these filters would exclude most of the PCI records, but since these records do not deal with our local physical records, this would not be a problem.
Stacey van Groll commented
We have included both Physical Items and Available in the Library ie Physical Items in place right now as entries in the static Top Level facet.
We’ve also added a local dynamic facet for our special Curriculum collection for our primary education courses, based on three locations in our Alma LMS.
Perhaps something to explore that might meet this idea?
Cheers, Stacey van Groll
University of Queensland