Identify and combine related editions in Leganto
Problem: A lack of FRBRisation in bibliographic records in Alma means that in Leganto different formats of the same title can only be offered on individual citations, i.e. the print edition will be one
citation, and the eBook will be on another citation. We want to be able to offer all available formats of a title to our students.
Impact: Without the ability to combine citations of the print and electronic version of the same title, they currently appear as if they are two required readings (see attachment 1).
The lack of ability to combine multiple versions of the same title clutters the display of the reading list, creates a misleading volume of readings, and generates duplication of effort.
Desired outcome: We would like to be able to add a citation for a title in a certain format, and from that citation, search for related versions in other formats and combine these into a single Leganto citation. These would then appear in the same display as FRBRised citations (see attachments 2 and 3).
If possible, it would be helpful if we could also combine our holdings for different printings/editions of the print format in order to meet demand across related titles in our collection.
Andrew Butterworth commented
As for Ben Catt's comment - Yes we have ended the ISBN to make sure that the physical and ebook attached. However this is still only one set of items. I.e. a 4th edition with an ebook and a physical book. This function is supposed to be 'other formats and editions.' If you can only add one of item with two formats then this function does work as it should. This goes for Christoffer Naustdal comment. Yes, we are aware that we add an ebook using the link for the source URL. However, this still does not cover 'other editions and formats' - This merely covers one edition and two formats. There needs to be a clearer definition between related records and other formats and editions.
Ben Catt commented
Electronic availability can be displayed if there is a relationship between the title records with the physical holdings and ebook portfolios attached, i.e. if you add the physical ISBN to the 020 $$z subfield on the ebook record (or vice versa).
You also need to set the Customer Settings parameter related_records to true:
Christoffer Naustdal commented
I agree with you. However, it is possible to have information about physical book and e-book in the same citation. To do so:
1. Add e-book and physical book to the list.
2. Copy the source URL from the e-book, and paste it into the the source field for the physical book.