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  1. Integrate calls for papers (Papers Invited) into researcher profiles

    Integrating the submission form (https://www.papersinvited.com/#submit-paper) into researcher profiles makes it easy for journal editors and conference/event planners to quickly and easily advertise their call directly within their profile and continues to build up the practical functionality of the platform for researchers.

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  2. 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.

    7 votes
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  3. Deposit form that exists independent of researcher authentication

    Some departments award honors degrees to undergraduate and one of the requirements is that those students must write a senior honors thesis. Today, the deposit process is generally tied to a researcher profile (or the integration of ProQuest ETD admin for masters and doctoral ETDs).

    I would like to see a deposit form for ETDs that doesn't require the person to have a researcher profile. This would be particularly helpful for our undergraduate ETDs.

    10 votes
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  4. 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. …

    37 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    7 votes
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  6. Analytics should normalize publication titles to cluster article in the same journal more effectively

    Analytics currently considers capitalization variants as different for publication titles, and does not disregard initial articles. After a CDI migration in early December, we have both "American Journal of Psychiatry" and "The American journal of psychiatry". We have also gotten both "Gynecologic Oncology" and "Gynecologic oncology" and we have "PloS one" as well as "PLoS ONE" and "PLOS ONE".

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  7. 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…

    12 votes
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  8. Indication of suppressed asset on Researcher Profile

    Currently, there is no indication for the researcher to know that an asset has been suppressed via the back-end beyond the fact that it is not visible in the Research Portal (as it still displays as normal in the Researcher Profile when signed in).

    It would be good if there was an indication, similar to the notification when an asset is hidden, so that a researcher is aware that a particular asset has been suppressed in the back-end by the Librarian.

    4 votes
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  9. Series Title and abbreviated name are Missing from Conference Proceeding

    A conference can be published in a book and the book can be labelled as part of a series.
    There is no series field in the conference proceeding record.
    Note that there is also no field for the abbreviated name of a conference.

    9 votes
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  10. Add Date Presented to Analytics Researcher Subject Area > Date

    At the moment, the Esploro Researcher subject area > Asset Dates has nearly all dates except "Date Presented", which is only in the Esploro Research Assets subject area.

    This means that if we need to produce a report that includes the dates of our assets, we need to use the Researcher subject area instead of the Research Assets subject area. Alternatively, we need to manually add the date for any 'date presented' assets.

    It would be good if the dates were the same in each of the subject areas allowing for more flexibility in reporting.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
  11. Alma Esploro Interface and Alma Users as Researchers

    In the Alma Esploro interface we would like to not have to edit Researcher roles when a User is also a Researcher. Right now anyone with an Alma login will need to be granted an Observer role in Esploro if they are made Researchers.

    2 votes
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  12. Add Thesis dc Field to OAI Output

    Add the <dc:type>Thesis</type> to identify theses.

    Theses are frequently searched for by our Research Repository users and this would make them more discoverable.

    Thank you

    Keely Chapman
    RMIT University Library

    2 votes
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  13. Add local notes field to researcher record

    It would be useful to be able to add free-text local notes to researcher records.

    We could add employment information if someone works outside of academia.

    We could add notes if a researcher dies.
    We could add additional information to help disambiguate authors with duplicate names working in similar fields or institutions.

    9 votes
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  14. Automatically update Embargoes whose date has passed

    Esploro records are Opened automatically after the embargo period had passed – But:
    • The records still have "Embargo" in the "Access rights" section of the asset
    • "Embargo" still appears on the article’s cover page.

    It was suggested by Ex Libris support that once in a while we will create a set of all the records for which the embargo date passed, And run on them the 'Update Set of Research Assets' job - replacing the access rights to ‘Open’.

    We would like this process to be seamless. We request a job that automatically updates Esploro records whose embargo…

    17 votes
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  15. Controlled vocabulary for Series titles

    We request to add controlled vocabulary for series titles. It can be like the journal's one - against the community zone.

    1 vote
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  16. Local copyright permissions

    Over the years we've negotiated permissions with some publishers. Our local permissions can differ to information in Sherpa.

    We'd like a way to upload these permissions into Esploro so that we could interrogate it in a similar way to how we can through Sherpa in the form.

    4 votes
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  17. 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.

    9 votes
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  18. Populate permalink with local DOIs/handles

    We are able to generate DOIs for ETDs, but we have found that users are sharing the generated permalink instead of the assigned DOI.

    In any instance where there is a local DOI or handle, it would be great to have it populating in the permalink field.

    5 votes
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  19. Display All Asset Record IDs in Alma/Esploro Editing Screen

    Include all asset record IDs in Alma/Esploro for easier construction of OAI-PMH GetRecord requests. These currently only work on <identifier>oai:alma.61RMIT_INST:11247527950001341</identifier> and this identifier is not displayed in any asset record. This makes it impossible to complete a GetRecord request.

    3 votes
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  20. Allow Changes of ETD Asset Type of Existing ETD Records

    Sometimes it is necessary to change the Asset type of an ETD. For example, a change from an ETD-Doctorate to ETD-Graduate. At present there is no way of doing this. When a change is required, a new record needs to be created. This is both inefficient and results in the author losing all of their usage statistics.

    6 votes
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