A new type of search - Authority Search
Add Authority Search as a new type of search in Primo. The new feature will enable both patrons and librarians to search the authors and topical subjects from their authority records and link to the related records in their local catalog(s) and preferably also CDI.
The search will be based on alma's authority files and Linked Open Data.
This development was part of the Primo roadmap for 2021 and was removed.
A similar search option was implemented at the University of Haifa using local customizations and a dedicated search scope + view.
It enables to search a term only on authority records and displays double-sided links: from the term's authority record to its occurrences as authors or subjects in the bibliographic records, and from a bibliographic record (in the regular Primo search) to the authority terms in the authority scope.
A short video for a demonstration: https://shellyaridor-haifauniv-lib.tinytake.com/msc/Njg0MTgwNl8xOTQ5NzQ5MA
(*) To support this feature also in Primo via Back Office, Alma APIs should publish authority information as XML records Primo can use.