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  1. 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

    65 votes
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  2. 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

    58 votes
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  3. Configurable forms

    I would like to see the deposit forms and related workflows configurable by each institution as they see fit. Configurable forms will potentially allow institutions to expand the usage of the tool for other collections, such as impact cases and specialised collection which must follow certain rules. It is a key feature for the system to stay ahead in the market.

    54 votes
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  4. Provide enhanced ability to customize Student Deposit Profile

    The current student deposit form (Configuration > Repository > Manage Student Deposit Profiles) has limited options for customization. We would like to see the following changes made in order to enable use of the form and make student deposits more streamlined. This would remove our need to upload assets ourselves. Here are a few suggestions:

    1) Add an "Instructions" field for every entry field to appear below the field name in smaller text.
    2) Co-authors - remove this field or make it optional. If this is not possible, could instructions be added to make it clear that it is optional.…

    54 votes
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  5. 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…

    52 votes
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  6. 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.

    47 votes
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  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…

    34 votes
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  8. Add job to bulk import asset metadata and files

    Currently there is actually no mechanism by which a batch of metadata and files for multiple assets can be imported into Esploro. Strongly recommend adding this functionality ASAP.

    34 votes
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    This Idea is very broad, and since it was opened new functionality has been added, in particular the Update by CSV. CSV update covers all metadata fields in the Asset but does not include Authors, either creators or contributors, or Files. 

    It would be helpful to get an updated list of priorities.


  9. 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.

    34 votes
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  10. Show "view online" link resolver links regardless of other links

    The view online option of link resolver only displays when there are no other links or files attached to an asset. Our procedure is to always add a link to the published version of the record, therefore the link resolver never displays.

    We would like to have the option to display link resolver links even if there is already a link in the record. This would ensure our staff and students could still access the resource if we have a full text subscription AND visitors to the portal could link to the published version.

    In 2020 when we were launching…

    33 votes
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  11. Add preferred pronoun field

    Allow a researcher to add a preferred pronoun to their researcher record that will be displayed in the researcher profile.

    26 votes
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  12. Allow researchers to add their own Media Mentions and Grants via the Add Content menu.

    Currently, Media Mentions and Grants can only be added via the admin side. Researchers should have this ability as well. Media Mentions (MM) and Grants could be added via the Add Content menu, with submissions approved by the library (similar to assets). The library would either need to enable these tabs on the researcher profiles, or they would automatically appear if MM or Grants are added.

    22 votes
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  13. Researcher ability to remove assets from profile (or flag for Lib to do so)

    I am currently at a loss for a good workflow to allow researchers to indicate to me that assets associated with their profiles are wrong. They can hide these assets, but there is no way I can see (from Esploro) which assets are hidden.
    A method for the researcher to reject an asset is sorely needed.
    Failing that, a system that allows me to see what they are doing with an asset (if they hid it, or flagged it for removal).

    I have a faculty member with a very common name. Strongly and Very Strongly matched nearly 200 items for…

    21 votes
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  14. 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.

    18 votes
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  15. Ability to shift a researcher from creator to contributor (and reverse)

    Books and edited books and book chapters can come in with editors not where we would like them (as creators or contributors). It would be helpful if we could easily shift them between the two without having to delete and re-enter them. this is especially true when there are multiple editors. If an asset is added for someone you cannot delete them from the asset.

    18 votes
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  16. Adding select all to manage creators on an asset

    It would be helpful if we had an option to select all researchers when we Manage Asset Creators. For assets with numerous authors to fix, this would be easier than needing to select each person individually.

    18 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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…

    17 votes
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  19. 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.

    16 votes
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  20. Ability to bulk update name variant

    Currently, it's possible to update the name variant for each individual assets.

    However, it's not possible to update the name variant in various assets at the same time.

    We have had several cases where we need to change the name variant for around 100 or even 200 assets.

    So it's a time-consuming process opening each assets and change the name variant.

    15 votes
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