Extend hypertext linking for Relation, Is Part Of, and Uniform Title to remote records
Enhanced hypertext linking for ispartof, relation, and unititle was introduced in the November 2017 Primo Release. These new fields joined existing hypertext linked fields for creator, contributor, and subject.
However, a key difference for the three newer fields is that they only show lateral links in the UI for local records. This limitation is hardcoded, and is confirmed but not explained (Case: 00486499).
Like many sites, we have configured our Primo environment without search scopes with a source-agnostic design, with the underlying premise that users do not care who owns an item or where the record comes from, only that they can access the content.
The limitation of this feature to local records causes confusion to users as to why one record has helpful linked fields, but another does not. It also actively hinders their use of this valuable relationship tool to bring together related content. As both informal and formal contextual relationships are an oft-mentioned increasingly strong focus for Ex Libris, restricting only some hypertext links to local records is a surprising design decision which does not place the user first.
See attached a doc showing a local Alma record with the relation field hyperlinked for a series, and a remote PCI record for the same series where the relation field is not linked. In this instance, this is a series which has been published as both a journal and individual monographs, which are notoriously difficult for our users to understand and bring together cohesively.