Improve Browse by Subject (Primo VE)
In Primo VE, only one of “vocabulary” is available - “Library of Congress Subject Headings.” The choice to use this “vocabulary” is automatically made for you when you choose “Browse by Library of Congress Subject.” The index “Library of Congress name authority records for 651” is not available through this search as it is through the Metadata Editor via Alma. Thus, many, many LC subject headings cannot actually be browsed in Primo VE. Example, you can find NO headings beginning with “Colombia – Commerce,” because there is no LC subject authority for “Colombia – Commerce” or for any further subdivision of that heading. You CANNOT find the heading “Colombia – Commerce – History” by browse in Primo. Browse by subject gives incomplete results - nearly half the records are not discoverable using this method. Many researchers use this method to find their materials.
m schwendener commented
This improvement is critical.
Voting for this since many of our subjects do not display in Subject browse without this vocabulary.
I would like to see the vocabularies combined, not simply listed as an option if it would mean separate drop down choices in the Primo VE display. I don't think patrons or other staff should have to understand the difference in choosing for browse.