Index Item Level Information
We have entered journal contents into item records. Currently, journal contents is only searchable if the title is available electronically. We would like users to be able to retrieve contents from our physical journal holdings when searching in Primo. This information is contained in the public note field of the item record - having the option to make this searchable would be of great benefit to our users.
Public level notes can be seen in the Primo record, but they cannot be searched so users have to know what they're looking for before they look for it.
My hope is that now that the barcode search is possible via advanced search, this might pave the way for more item information to become searchable.
NERS 8162, open for voting now.
Please also index the call number in the item https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/43401771-call-number-index-include-item-call-numbers-not.
In Primo VE, search and browse for call numbers only works for holdings.
Richaela Staley commented
We would also like to see this feature and believe it would give institutions the flexibility to highlight materials within searches that may not be easy to discover through other means.
Institutions can adopt practices that work around not having item level information searchable, these practices become increasingly impractical such as: cataloging more than one copy of a serial issue as a monograph, entering several lines of notes in the bibliographic or holdings record, etc. These work arounds have the potential to become more unwieldy and impractical, both physically and within a database, as time goes on since serials always have the potential for growth.
Having a searchable field from the item record would be exceedingly helpful.
Öffentlichen Notiz im Exemplarsatz in swisscovery nicht suchbar
Unsere Benutzer möchten oft wissen, welche Medien aus einer Sammlungsbibliothek (z.B. Sammlung Igor Strawinsky) handschriftliche Eintragungen (z.B. Widmungen, Besitzvermerke, Notizen vom Besitzer, usw.) haben. Diese exemplarspezifischen Informationen werden in der "öffentlichen Notiz im Exemplarsatz" beschrieben. Früher war es im OPAC möglich, gezielt nach diesen Informationen zu suchen. In ALMA ist diese recherche möglich, nicht aber in Swisscovery.
Bibliotheksteam Paul Sacher Stiftung: Carlos Chanfón, Evelyne Diendorf, Tina Kilvio Tüscher, Michèle Noirjean-Linder, Lynn Suter, Andrietta Wahl, Heidrun Ziems