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  1. Esploro's | Customization of the Home page and Portal

    The CSS/JS load Idea was closed - https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/929326-esploro/suggestions/42304072-esploro-portal-and-home-page?tracking_code=c69bab7468ff8e896a94196d9e242aba
    and proposed to open the new Idea
    If there is specific functionality or customization option that we think we should add to Esploro, We have to open a dedicated idea for this idea and Ex Libris will be happy to evaluate it.

    Please Vote:
    We would like to receive the options in Esploro’s configuration pages to edit:

    Home page and Portal:
    Width of the page
    Tabs
    Headers
    Font colors
    Background colors

    On the Portal
    Logo size
    Header height, background-color
    Font colors - part of them is not readable - following Accessibility rules. …

    46 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
  2. Configure date types used for searching and filtering in research portal

    Currently, the Date facet in the research portal includes all types of dates associated with an asset (e.g. created, published, submitted, availability). Some of these dates may be used more for administrative purposes (i.e. we use Submitted for when items like ETDs were added to the repository, which may not be related to when the asset was created), and therefore should not be used for filtering search results for users.

    Additionally, because not all of the date types display in the asset details, the search results when using the date facet can be confusing for users. If a user filtered…

    30 votes
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  3. 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.…

    25 votes
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  4. Offer separate search scopes for faculty and student research assets

    Our institution uses Esploro to provide access to two different types of research assets: faculty publications and ETDs. Currently, Esploro offers the option to search ETDs separately from other assets. However, it is not possible to search our faculty assets separate from ETDs. We would like the option of parsing students and faculty assets into completely separate search scopes rather than having them combined into one.

    23 votes
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  5. Approval notification email - weekly option

    It would be good to allow researchers to subscribe to a weekly summary of new assets approved rather than receiving an individual notification for each asset on approval. When adding multiple assets for one researcher, the researcher may feel overwhelmed by the number of separate notification emails. It is possible to turn off approval notifications temporarily, however the librarian would need to remember to manually turn it back on once the assets have been added. Having a single weekly summary notification may be more end-user friendly.

    21 votes
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  6. Unpaywall OAI-PMH Output

    Here at RMIT University, we would like to make available our open access repository content to Unpaywall. https://unpaywall.org/

    In order to do this, Unpaywall have advised us of two changes that need to be made to our OAI-PMH output to enable harvesting by them.
    Firstly, they require us to configure our OAI-PMH to include clear identifications of the versions of the attached open access files, i.e.. Published Version, Accepted Manuscript and Submitted Version.
    These descriptions are used in our current Esploro Repository instance and it would be ideal if these could be included in our OAI-PMH output. Unpaywall have recommended…

    21 votes
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  7. 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.

    20 votes
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  8. 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…

    19 votes
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  9. 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.

    16 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?

  10. 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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  11. Include DOI and PMID in brief display on researcher profile

    On the researcher profiles, it would be very helpful to have the DOI (as a link) and the PMID (also as a link) display on the researcher profile. Our faculty members currently display these on their existing profiles and they are both considered standard parts of citations.

    14 votes
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  12. Add student profiles from Alma as Creators or Contributors for Assets

    We would like to track presentations, grants, student art exhibits, performances, and other activities that would qualify as artistic or scholarly outputs by students completed as part of their studies. We would like to add students (via their Alma profile) as Creators or Contributors to research assets. However, it doesn't seem like we can do this unless we add students as researchers. We do not want to create researcher profiles for students. Esploro allows tracking of these via ‘Assets’ but students can only be manually added, instead of imported from their Alma user record. This prevents us from running analytics…

    14 votes
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  13. Display book subtitle on researcher profile

    When we add a book for a researcher by ISBN, the system correctly puts the book title in the title field and the book subtitle in the subtitle field (example: Title = Epidemic invasions
    Subtitle = yellow fever and the limits of Cuban independence, 1878-1930). However, on the researcher record, only the title (Epidemic invasions) displays. When you click the title to get to the Esploro research portal, both the title and subtitle correctly display.

    Because our profiles are not public, we can't share a link with this example, but you can see it on a Brandeis profile: https://scholarworks.brandeis.edu/esploro/profile/jonathansarna/output/publication.book?institution=01BRAND

    13 votes
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  14. Afiliations in profiles should have more flexibility

    We would like researchers to be able to add an affiliation, whether or not that affiliation is listed in GRID or other system. This would allow them to list commercial entities, as well as smaller organizations that may not be included.

    We also do not want the list of titles in affiliations connected to our internal list of titles. Some of the terms (Assistant/Associate/Professor are fairly standard in the US, but other of our local titles are not as standard in at every institution, and definitely may be different internationally.

    13 votes
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  15. 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.

    13 votes
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  16. 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

    12 votes
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  17. Add notes that display in Esploro brief record display

    Though many Esploro researcher deposits naturally disappear from the research deposits queue as part of their lifecycle -- approved, returned to researchers, etc. -- for deposits that for one reason or another have to remain in the deposits queue for an extended period, a type of internal note explaining their presence in the brief display would be very helpful.

    In our case, our library does the work of seeking OA permissions for deposits, leaving deposits in the queue awaiting responses for a period of days, weeks, and in rare cases months. As you may imagine, this can build up very…

    11 votes
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  18. Add text formatting options to the Abstract Field

    When adding new records, it would be great if text editing options could be included to increase the efficiency of abstract editing. Things such as italics, bold, superscript, subscript and paragraph breaks all have to be entered in using HTML coding withich is cumbersome and time-consuming.
    Our previous Institutional Repository software included text editing options allowed for very quick and efficient addition of abstract information.

    10 votes
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  19. Internal or External data in the Researcher record

    It would be very helpful to know via Analtyics which data fields in the Researcher record were managed internal or externally, particularly when an automatic import of new researchers is employed. This will allow library staff to know which data may be in danger of being overwritten and which data will not be automatically updated.

    10 votes
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  20. Add link to Leganto and other resources on Esploro Researcher Profile

    Since researchers at universities also carry out teaching activities, it would be great to add to the Esploro Researcher Profile a link to the Leganto courses.
    Having the ability to add this and further links to other resources (cv, LMS courses, timetables, personal webpages etc.) would increase the acceptance of the researcher profiles as researcher institutional page within the university.

    10 votes
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