Include LDR and Fixed Fields in Local Resource Types Configuration in Primo VE
In Advanced Search, Primo includes a default set of Resource Types and allows the definition and use of 20 additional local Resource Types. In Primo VE, the definition of these local Resource Types is limited to MARC fields and subfields, and excludes the MARC LDR and fixed fields (006/007/008). As is clear in the documentation about default resource types (Mapping Resource Types in Primo VE), the MARC LDR and fixed fields are a primary and crucial source for resource type identification, and their exclusion makes it very difficult to effectively map to desirable resource types. These fields are available for local resource type definition in Primo, but are lacking only in Primo VE.
Christopher Thomas commented
I agree. 33X fields could be used, but they are lacking in many pre-RDA records and minimal level records. 006/007/008 is the most consistent source for this data.