Utilize LDR and MARC fixed fields (006,007,008) in Primo VE resource type configuration
Currently it's not possible to utilize LDR and MARC fixed fields (006,007,008) in Primo VE resource type configuration. It would be helpful, if regular expressions could be used to utilize these fields. That way facets could be created for DVDs, Blu-Ray discs and streaming video etc. without workarounds, using standard cataloging.
There is a similar idea already posted for Advanced Search, but we were advised by Ex Libris to list this separately.
This functionality is now available in Primo VE April 2019 release.
Jen Frys commented
Please consider this enhancement.
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.
Nancy Babb commented
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.