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  1. Add dedicated accessibility fields

    Add fields to document the accessibility of individual research assets. This information can help Esploro managers track accessibility compliance for items and set expectations for users who may want to access items. At minimum, one field with controlled vocabulary terms and another for free-text entries would be helpful. See Cornell eCommons for sample controlled vocabulary terms addressing accessibility features and accessibility hazards: https://guides.library.cornell.edu/ecommons/batchmetadata#s-lib-ctab-19527879-4 We need our repositories to be in compliance with WCAG guidance and better mechanisms for tracking accessibility are paramount.

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  2. Improve version control of research assets

    Research outputs typically go through several different iterations or versions over the course of their lifecycle. NISO, for example, defines up to seven versions of scholarly journal articles http://www.niso.org/publications/niso-rp-8-2008-jav. In order to avoid confusion, support proper citation, and ensure compliance with publisher open access policies, it is critically important that institutional repositories clearly distinguish between different versions of the same work by prominently displaying this information in both the asset record and PDF cover sheet.

    Esploro currently offers two options for communicating version: asset type and file type.

    Asset type refers to the type of resource being deposited. When…

    30 votes
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  3. ORCID Integration to populate other identifiers

    The current Esploro ORCID integration writes the employer to the ORCID. At Southern Cross we have an integration that also pulls the other identifiers from the ORCID record. It would be ideal if the Esploro ORCID integration also wrote the identifiers contained on the ORCID record to Esploro. For example ResearcherID and SCOPUS ID.
    Many researchers have linked these identifiers to their ORCID we would like to see them automatically linked via the API to the Esploro Researcher record.

    25 votes
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  4. Add job to batch edit and/or suppress file labels in File Viewer

    Currently, the file label displays in the File Viewer above the file itself and appears as prominently as the title of the asset (same font and size). For the thousands of assets we migrated to Esploro, this file label is by default the file name, which references the ID number of the file in our previous repository and nothing else (e.g., no author, title, year). This is not at all helpful to our patrons and is frankly quite ugly. So I would recommend that you add a job to edit and/or suppress the file labels in batch. Right now we…

    24 votes
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  5. Export of search results from Portal

    Whereas in Primo, it is possible to export the results of a search (or at least, up to 50) by selecting them and then Exporting them, there does not seem to be the same option in the Researchers portal. We would like to be able to export search results from Esploro. Ideally, this export would not be restricted to 50.

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  6. Resources in Esploro duplicated in Primo VE

    Resources inserted in Esploro are duplicated in Primo VE when a bibliographic record for the same work exists in Alma or in other collections.
    We are proposing that the deduplication process, used in Primo VE for other record sources, wolud be used also for Esploro resources

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  7. LoC and DC Headings

    We would like to have the availablity to select Library of Congress or Dublin Core Subject Headings instead of the ExLibris base set of subjects. We found that ExLibris's base set is poorly inadequate and it became a huge annoyance and time consuming to copy and paste the Library of Congress headings for our catalogers.

    21 votes
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  8. Move name variants and other researcher information when moving all assets and grants

    Right now when you move all assets and grants to another researcher record, you lose any unique information from the researcher record such as name variants, affiliations, areas of interest, research topics. You have to re-input this information into the researcher record you retain.

    Efficiency would be increased if unique information from a researcher record, including identifiers, moved along with assets and grants.

    21 votes
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  9. Add a facet for "Type of Degree"

    In case of different degree in the same faculty, such as School of Education offers both EdD and PhD. Currently, the search will return all ETDs in our repository that are associated with the School of Education. So it should capture all the Ed.D.'s, but it also include results of Ph.D.'s as well. There is no facet for type of degree. Therefore, it would be more user friendly for filtering search results by "Type of Degree".

    This is about as fine as we can parse it at the moment: https://researchdiscovery.drexel.edu/esploro/search/outputs?query=any,contains,*&page=1&sort=date_d&enable_asterisk_search=true&institution=01DRXU_INST&scope=ResearchETD&mfacet=facet_academic_unit,include,01DRXU_INST___3852,1

    21 votes
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  10. Fields that have content should be visible when editing an asset

    It should not matter what the asset type is, if it was brought into Esploro by DOI or Title, while the system populates fields automatically, all fields that were populated have to appear in the ‘Edit’ version of the form (and not only in the ‘Edit in Generic Form’, as it is today).

    20 votes
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  11. Index the project type field

    ExLibris added a field called Project Type, which is an excellent way to distinguish types of theses (for instance, we would like to clarify which are senior honors theses, as opposed to master's theses). Unfortunately, without an enhancement, they will not index it, make it searchable, nor add it as a facet, which makes it pretty much useless. I would love to see this be a useful part of Esploro! This would also solve another idea, Add a facet for "Type of Degree"

    19 votes
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  12. Separate configuration options for faculty and student works

    We would like to have more granular control over our asset display configurations. Theses/dissertations and other types of non-published student works do not have the same descriptive needs as published faculty works, and having a blanket configuration that is meant to address all types of published and non-published works is leading to confusion as to how to correctly present and interpret the presented metadata. In order to best represent our non-published student works and ETDs, it would be better to have those assets configured separately from faculty works.

    18 votes
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  13. Link Esploro asset records to Alma bib records

    Permit Esploro asset records to be linked to bib records in Alma in the same way that holdings, portfolios, and digital representations are linked.

    Create an Alma job by which library staff can link assets to bib records by uploading a spreadsheet of asset IDs and their corresponding bib MMS IDs.

    Currently, we have two records for every ETD in our collection, the Alma bib record and the Esploro asset record. Both describe the same resource (the bib better than the asset record) and so they should be linked and not turn up in Primo as two separate search results.

    18 votes
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    Under Review  ·  Dan Shor responded

    Esploro assets and Alma bib records are considered different entities, each one stands by itself so it is not planned to link an Esploro asset as a service of an Alma bib record. Having said that, we are considering to allow to create a relation between an asset and an Alma bib record in a similar way we allow to create relations between assets in Esploro today. Would this be a possible solution for your need?

  14. More options for adding asset metadata to notification approval emails

    It would be good if additional metadata options can be added to the notification approval emails, such as whether the asset is open access, value from a local field, or the complete citation of the asset. This would provide more detailed information to the researcher about which asset was approved, as well as whether it is open access.

    15 votes
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  15. Ability to control the public visibility of grant information

    Give customers the ability to manage the public visibility of grant information. The details of certain grants cannot always be made public. Therefore, institutions must have the ability to selectively suppress grants from discovery and control the public visibility of certain elements (e.g., amount). Ideally, this control should be available both to Esploro staff as well as the researcher/grant recipient.

    15 votes
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  16. Do you have researchers with the same name? We need a way to distinguish between them

    We have several researchers with the same name in our institution.
    When in an asset, we want to connect the asset to the correct researcher.
    Currently, there is no way to distinguish between them (especially if they are previously affiliated).

    We suggest including the previous internal affiliation if it is a previously affiliated researcher.

    An example is in the attached file.

    14 votes
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  17. External Organizations: track local additions to learn if they have a duplicate on the “Central’ tab

    There is a mapping process that allows 'Mapping Local to Central Organization'. But, to use it, we need to know that a duplicate exists.

    We would like to know of a way to follow what is added to the “Central tab” – more importantly – to learn of external organizations that are now duplicated (as we have them on both the ‘Local’ and ‘Central’ tabs).

    Reference to 'Mapping Local to Central Organization':
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Esploro/Product_Documentation/Esploro_Online_Help_(English)/Configuring_Esploro/010_Configuring_the_Organization#Mapping_Local_to_Central_Organization

    14 votes
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  18. OAI_dc output improvements

    We would like some improvements to be made to the OAI_dc output file, for example

    dc:identifier:

    There are a number of identifiers for each record (ISSN, ISBN, DOI, Asset ID, URLs, Esploro URLS (long-type permalink, Viewer, document within viewer) but there is no qualifier to differentiate the identifier/link type

    dc:date:

    Both published date and conference/event date range appear as dc:date - they can be different years - how do we differentiate?

    dc:publisher:

    Shows both publisher and country - how to differentiate between the two?

    dc:rights:

    Includes licence information, copyright statement and internal rights (e.g. open, closed, metadata restricted) - how…

    14 votes
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  19. Display of grant acronym in the Esploro portal asset – Horizon Europe

    The European Union's Horizon Europe grants require that a grant acronym appear in the repository metadata. Esploro's asset view only includes grant name and id.
    Source: EU requirements https://erc.europa.eu/managing-your-project/open-science
    Sample Record: https://weizmann.esploro.exlibrisgroup.com/esploro/outputs/journalArticle/Identification-of-presented-SARS-CoV-2-HLA-class/993292223803596
    Grant displayed: ImmuNogenomics TArgeting Cancer, 754282, European Research Council (Belgium, Brussels) - ERC
    Grant acronym in Esploro grant record > Funder abbreviation field: INTACt

    These new Horizon Europe requirements will apply to articles published starting in 2022.
    It is important that Esploro fulfill these grant requirements in order to be a legitimate institutional repository.

    14 votes
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  20. Thesis advisor/committee member should populate Activities from the ETD record

    ETD asset records already have the activity of Thesis advisor/committee member connected directly with titles of ETDs, student names, dates and degree. Adding this information as separate Activities will be time consuming and will likely be filled with errors. This information should be maintained in one place, the ETD record, and then should display in the activity for the faculty member. We should not be creating duplicate information when we can help it. this would ensure that information remains current and is accurate

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