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  1. Improve search options for DOIs in avanced search (and/or analytics)

    We need to identify which assets had reserved DOIs in order to run a bulk job to register them.

    It is currently not possible to use advanced search to search for this, or is it possible to obtain this information via analytics.

    We need to be able to create a set of assets where DOI is reserved and asset is approved, without having to do export all assets with DOIs, use excel filters to identify those that are reserved, and import those citations back into Esploro to create a set.

    We need to identify better within Esploro whether the asset…

    3 votes
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  2. 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.

    9 votes
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  3. Display embargo release date in Esploro research portal

    We would like the ability to display the "Release Date", i.e. the date that the embargo on an asset was lifted, in the public research portal. We would like for the embargo release date to display in the asset details for both assets that are currently embargoed and assets who's embargo has lifted.

    We think it would be helpful to have an indication in the public asset metadata that the asset was embargoed at some point. This would be helpful for researchers, and also (especially for ETDs) for the asset's author to understand when the asset became available.

    2 votes
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  4. Add job to batch suppress asset records

    At times we may need to suppress asset records from discovery in our repository. Having a job that will process a set of records and suppress them would be helpful.

    3 votes
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  5. Analytics - ability to report on 'Asset Approved By'

    In Analytics, under the 'Esploro Research Assets' subject area, we can currently report on 'Asset Created By' and 'Asset Modified By'.

    We'd like to also be able to report on 'Asset Approved By'.

    This additional functionality will assist us in monitoring the work of trainees that are learning the system and our processes.

    thanks

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  6. 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…

    10 votes
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  7. Research Repository

    Add internal affiliation to non-affiliated researcher in the creator section of the asset form

    Currently it is not possible to add an internal affiliation in the creator section of an asset against a non-affiliated researcher. This poses a problem for adjuncts, visiting academics, as well as staff that may have left the institution or had a researcher record automatically created on import. As the publication cycle often has a lag of a couple of years, assets may come into Esploro after the researcher has left, or the researcher may never have had an internal researcher record to begin with. It…

    9 votes
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  8. 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).

    17 votes
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  9. Ability for researchers to show/hide details in the Communication section of their profile

    Our researcher contact details are imported daily and we are finding some researchers add other email, phone and address details via their profile and would rather the alternate contact details be displayed.

    We would like a button next to each entry in the Communication section so researchers can decide which to make visible, similar to the toggle visible/hidden icon available in the Affiliations section.

    2 votes
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  10. New option: “Populate only empty fields and overwrite all authors” in the Asset’s “Confirmation message”

    In the Deposit Article title field in the “Confirmation message”, we would like to add the option: “Populate only empty fields and overwrite all authors”.

    In the current situation, if we update authors, we have to check all the fields in an asset and fix them. We want to avoid this.

    We would like an option to overwrite only authors and populate empty fields (if there are any).

    9 votes
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  11. Include Archives and Databases in the Publication title field

    We would like to include Archives and Databases into the Asset "Publication title" autocomplete list.
    This will create consistency in the “Publication title” field.

    For example, we are missing "BioArxiv.org" which is an Archive with ISSN: 2692-8205.

    5 votes
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  12. Display department in the previous Researcher affiliation

    Hi,
    When a researcher's affiliation is former/previous, only the Institution's affiliation is displayed in the asset, without the department.
    The full affiliation, including the department, should still appear, even if the researcher is no longer in the Institution.

    8 votes
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  13. Researcher status field should be added to Analytics

    In some of our reports, we want to filter on Active researchers who are not expired.
    In Esploro, there is the Researcher status field. This field is not in Analytics.
    Please add this field to Analytics -> Esploro Researchers.

    14 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  14. Facet drafts by category or priority

    By adding a facet to drafts it will be possible to filter and order the sub-categories within drafts to organise, prioritise and focus on work items. This could be achieved by applying flags which could be filtered in the facet. Flags could be applied to a set of assets e.g. by Primary Identifier.

    1 vote
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  15. Add ability to control thumbnail image and alt text

    For assets that have multiple files uploaded, we would like to control which file/image is used for the thumbnail on the search results and assets page in Esploro. I have the following sample ETD where two JPG files are uploaded. I would like to use the image Collection.jpg as the thumbnail, but no matter what file name I use or what order I upload files in, the thumbnail continues to use the CollectionInvitation2.jpg file.

    https://eckerd-researchmanagement.esploro.exlibrisgroup.com/esploro/outputs/undergraduate/The-Collection-Senior-Thesis-Exhibition/992548163506111

    There should be a field that allows us to choose which file should be used for the thumbnail image. In addition, there is no Alt…

    3 votes
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  16. ETD/Student work deposit notification

    There is currently only one letter that can be used for ETDs with limited options for customization.

    To best serve our student community, it is important to have an ETD deposit notification letter that is generated when an ETD is ingested in Esploro. This communication allows us to not only confirm their deposit has been review and ingested, but to provide the student with the open access permanent URL (handle) that they can use when citing their work. In many cases, this information is required by employers or for other verification purposes.

    This information is vital to our student depositors,…

    29 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
  17. Manually reorder researcher education history

    Currently you cannot reorder the education history in a researcher record or via the profile. When you add education (without date information) through the profile or researcher record, it automatically creates a new row at the bottom of the list. Thus, if you are adding education information that was missed, this could result in the list not being sorted chronologically. Adding dates in does allow the sort to work properly, but only if you have dates for all education entries. If you only have partial dates, it will sort the numbered entries correctly, and the unnumbered ones will be sorted…

    1 vote
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  18. 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

    13 votes
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  19. Esploro - Metadata Embargoes for Existing ETDs

    Dear Team,

    The RMIT Research Repository team regularly receives advice from the School of Graduate Research that an embargo has been approved for an ETD that is already available open access via the Research Repository.

    ETDs affected are:

    ETD Doctorate (we've labelled this Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
    ETD Doctorate (we've labelled this Professional Doctorate)
    ETD Graduate (we've labelled this Masters by Research)

    There would commonly be around 20 of these per year with numbers expected to increase over the next few years. They occur when thesis authors request a temporary embargo due to contractual obligations with publishers and/or partner organisations,…

    1 vote
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  20. Lock Editing of Specific Fields in User Profile

    Prevent users from editing specific fields, such as job title, that are controlled by the institution. Some institutions might also want to apply this to educational history.

    Suggestion from Brandeis.

    1 vote
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