Number and sort the volumes in multi-volume works
With the March 2021 release we got "Related Link for Series Added Fields 80X-83X", which is a big improvement.
But in the list of volumes, the volumes are not sorted and they are missing their volume number.
How this looks:
https://basel.swisscovery.org/permalink/41SLSP_UBS/mmbbsj/alma993707790105504 (see also screenshot 1)
How it should be looking: see screenshot 2
Ex Libris considers this a feature enhancement request.
With the Primo VE March 2022 the related titles will be grouped by the relation type (such as Contains) and within each group relations will be sorted alphabetically by title
NERS 8160, open for voting now
"Multivolume works: show enumeration and sort the volumes accordingly"
Luigi Siciliano commented
Is such a behaviour available also for classic Primo systems?
Alice Robinson commented
As seems to be the consensus, this issue is ongoing and has not been satisfactorily resolved. A new ticket has been opened. Please vote, thanks.
Alice Robinson commented
I second this request. It consitutes a basic library requirement, (not an enhancement) in my opinion. We need the correct sequential running order in our Primo visualisation. Currently it seems to be alphabetical, but a numerical ordering has a higher priority for resources like sketchbooks of numbered drawings or photos in a paginated album: all labelled in the first instance by page number. Alphabetical presentation is useless.
In the full display of each alphabetically listed component item the page number within the host item is given. This enumeration is currently wildly random - 36,11, 13 ..
> needs to sort by the number of the volume
Which will also solve the problem that now the sort is
This is active in the Sandbox now.
While alphabetical sort is better than it was before, it is not how the sort should be.
The sort needs to show the Number of volume, as well as the title, and it needs to sort by the number of the volume.
Wouldn't it be better to sort by volume number (vol. 1 ; vol. 2 ; vol. 3 etc.) instead of title?
Kind regards, Raphael
A patron asked us about this today – can you tell us an estimated time?
Florian Ruhland commented
... and I just don't see why Primo VE shouldn't be able to do what all kinds of old-fashioned library catalogs were able to do ...
> Maybe they just forgot to unlock the needed field for the display?
"Product manager said that your suggestion is really interesting and is an enhacement request that could be discussed with Development." (SF00934664)
I completey agree that this is a basic function of a library catalog.
Katharina Wolkwitz commented
Leaving out the volume numbers in the serial-data is like providing a banking software that isn't able to add and substract...
Though - when I think about all the news about the financial-market in the last months, perhaps that comparison bears thinking about a bit more.
Maybe they just forgot to unlock the needed field for the display?
Temmo Korisheli commented
Agreed! Enumeration (and the ordered display of information) is vital to clear communication with our library patrons, not to mention staff work.
Renna Redd commented
without a volume number displaying, a citation is that much harder to find. this is essential information for a library to function, both for patrons and employees.