Publish electronic records without inventory as e-book and not physical book
We are a consortium, and we have a certain number of e-book records without inventory in our network zone. Deleting these records is not an option for us for various reasons.
The expected Alma behavior for such records if there is no inventory is to publish as physical. It applies to both Primo and Leganto.
Use case: an instructor uses the expanded search to check for newer edition of a book they have previously used in a reading list. They add what seems to be a newer physical edition from 2020. In reality, the record is an e-book published as such in 2020, but it has the same content as the 2018-edition, hence no newer edition has been released.
The first issue is that because of the expected behavior, the user is presented with incorrect information.
A second issue is that the library will potentially waste a lot of time trying to track down a 2020-edition that doesn't exist.
As a result, we would like the expected behavior to be changed so that electronic records are shown as such, regardless of the inventory.