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  1. 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…

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Esploro - Add action for assigning a name variant to job Update Set of Research Assets

    Sometimes we need to bulk update the name displayed in the Discovery Portal for a Researcher. To do so we create a new name variant but we would also like to bulk update all assets related to this specific Researcher with the new "Name Variant".

    To do so an action "Choose Name Variant" could be added to existing Job: Update Set of Research Assets / Task Creator or Contributor

    Such a feature would also be very useful to refine the data after an import via file or an harvesting.

    10 votes
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  6. Pop-Up Cultural Advisory Notices

    We are an Australian-based Esploro customer and we have asset records containing culturally sensitive information/materials. Repository staff are currently adding the notice below to these records (which at this point, are primarily theses):

    "Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this thesis and associated project files, may contain the images/voices/names of people who have since passed away. "

    Repository staff customise this message to include what is relevant for the asset record concerned, e.g. images and/or voices and/or names and to the type of publication.

    These advice statements would be more effectively highlighted as a pop-up that…

    6 votes
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  7. Allow records from Alma and records from esploro to be part of the same collection in Primo

    In Alma we can group records into Collections (Inventory -> Manage Collections).
    The collections are presented in Primo.
    Esploro records are also displayed in our Primo. We want to be able to attach records from Esploro to display in a collection together with Alma records.

    Scenario:
    The "Science Teaching" department asked us to create a collection for them in Primo. They would like to see in this collection publications of their scientists (coming from Esploro) along with books and journals published by them (which are coming from Alma - physical and digital items).

    5 votes
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  8. Add the ability to view Publishing Information to Esploro research assets

    For Alma physical, electronic and digital records there is the option for administrators to view the Publishing information.
    This functionality does not exist for Esploro Research Assets.
    Can the ability to view publishing information for Research Assets be added to help enable troubleshooting.

    3 votes
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  9. Improve Grant discovery in Research Portal

    We want to work with our Grants Office to track funding acquired by researchers. However, the only way to access grant information is through individual researcher profiles. I believe we can publish Analytics reports for grants to a public webpage in the meantime, but it would be nice to link grants to specific researcher profiles since we are already tracking this information.

    Enhancement request: Add the ability to view Grants in the Esploro interface. This might include 1) a tab for Grants that shows a results page for grants, linked to Researcher profiles, with limiters for Org Unit, Grant Category,…

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  10. Portal - Author/Creator Facet - Show/Filter by Affiliated Persons Only

    Currently the Portal shows both affiliated and non-affiliated persons together in the 'Author/Creator' facet on the results page. The suggestion here is that this facet should show only affiliated persons. The purpose of the portal is to reflect institutional work, and this would clarify that the portal user is filtering to affiliated persons. This would also reduce the potential for duplication of names (e.g. where a non-affiliated person was imported as two different persons).

    For example, please see: https://scholarlyworks.adelphi.edu/discovery/search?query=any,contains,%22Adelphi%27s%20Celebration%20of%20Scholarly%20Research%20%26%20Creative%20Works%202021%22&tab=Research&search_scope=Research&sortby=title&vid=01ADELPHI_INST:ResearchRepository&offset=0

    (where Barbara Milrod and Barbara L Milrod currently appear as separate persons due to multiple non-affiliated person imports)

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