Provide option in Primo VE customization to use Alma's preferred name fields in My Library Card
The My Library Card display in Primo VE should have a configuration option to use the preferred names fields in Alma user accounts, if those fields are populated, instead of only being configured to use the first/last name fields. This will be helpful for institutions that use SIS loads to populate user data and the patrons have included preferred name data in addition to legal name data.
Thank you for this idea, This is now available in Primo BE – the user’s dispaly name is aligned with the way ALMA displays the user name, considering also the user’s preferred name fields.
R.C. Miessler commented
Resolved in February 2020 release, I'll see if ExL will close this out.
Skalk van der Merwe commented
Here at Victoria University of Wellington, we have done a bit of work to add Preferred names into Alma and other systems (incl Tipasa). There needs to be a configuration option that will allow Primo VE to use this data and display it in the My Library Card.
m schwendener commented
This is a necessity, as more institutions are attempting to use students' and employees' preferred names in cases where use of a legal name is not required.
There's already a preferred name field in Alma, which is populated via external systems. This name can (and is) displayed as the default (when populated) within the Alma system. So, it seems like it would be fairly straightforward to use the same logic for the Primo display.