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  1. 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.

    14 votes
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  2. Map programs & research units to ETD types

    Now that undergraduate students can self-deposit in Esploro, it is essential that the process be as straightforward as possible. Currently the programs and research units that they must select from are all possibilities. We would like a way to identify the relevant programs and research units so they are given a subset of relevant options. Without having an appropriate subset it will be much more challenging for everyone, and we are sure we will get a lot of incorrect information in the form.

    13 votes
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  3. 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…

    13 votes
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  4. Searching for Labels

    When it comes to customizing and configuring the labels (Configuration > Portal & Profiles > General Settings > Labels), we have to go through each label section one by one to search for the desired label to update. Is it possible to add a search feature to Labels, such as in Alma where we can search either by description or code name?

    12 votes
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  5. Controlled vocabularies and metadata field limits

    To aid in the discovery of both researchers and assets, it would be great if the following functionality were available:

    1. Ability to limit keywords/research topics at the researcher level
    2. Ability to limit the length of the describe your research section of the profile
    3. Availability of more controlled vocabularies - preferably not LCSH, but a blend of subject-specific vocabularies (MeSH, Inspec, MLA, etc. -- maybe even the controlled vocabularies from the old CSA indexes given how good they are for the social sciences)
    4. Ability to limit keywords to just items from controlled vocabularies

    We had an extensive discussion today with a…

    12 votes
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  6. Make collections searchable

    Collections is a feature where the institution can display selected assets together. The assets are displayed as a list you can scroll through. To make the collections more user friendly it would be nice to make a search function for collection/to make assets searchable in the collection searchable. If there are many assets in a collection it would be optimal for the user to be able to search for a specific asset or keyword in the collection.

    11 votes
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  7. Display Author/Creator publications on Portal 'Relevance' results first, before assets they have supervised/edited

    When searching or refining by Author/Creator, the theses and dissertations the researcher has supervised, as well as book chapters where they are the editor of the book, come up first in the default 'Relevance' results.

    This is misleading and confusing for users, and frustrating for researchers who want their own scholarly works displayed first and consider the works they author the most 'relevant' when searching/refining via their name.

    Is there a way that publications/works that a researcher is the actual author/creator, displays first in the results?

    11 votes
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  8. Add media availability to researcher profile

    In partnership with our campus's communications office, we would like to be able to use the Researcher Profiles to easily identify faculty who are willing to speak to media on topics relating to their areas of expertise. This could be a simple "Media Availability" field: yes/no.

    10 votes
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  9. Add ability to keep assets in sets in a specific order

    It would be great to have the ability to keep the assets within a set in a specific order. Now that we can use Analytics reports to create sets in Esploro, we would like to use top 10 lists we have created specifically for our institution to create sets of “top 10” assets, and add them to the Top 10 lists area on our homepage. You can currently do all of those things, but the set will not not stay in top 10 order. So the list that displays on the home page is not in top 10 order.

    10 votes
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  10. Allow users to sort assets

    In the Scholarship section of the profile, assets appear in reverse chronological order and there is no way to change the sort. Please add a sort feature as we have in Primo.

    9 votes
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  11. Add option to easily export internal organization structure to spreadsheet

    We would like to be able to export a file which includes:
    Top level unit | 2nd level unit | 3rd level unit | etc for all levels
    For example:
    Weizmann Institute | Chemistry Faculty | Organic Chemistry Department
    Weizmann Institute | Chemistry Faculty | Materials and Interfaces Department
    Weizmann Institute | Biochemistry Faculty | Molecular Cell Biology Department
    We managed to create such a report using the ‘Esploro Research Assets’ subject area – but this report includes only departments and faculties for which we have assets. If there are departments for which we do not have assets, they will…

    9 votes
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    Hi,


    I am reviewing Ideas Exchange and have some questions about this idea


    This would be an export of the org structure only?  Is this in reference to analytics? 

    What purpose would this report serve?


    Thanks

    Tami


  12. Expertise Finder

    Esploro is capable of being an Expert Finder but limited to subject matter expertise gleaned from your Research Topics. What about an entire area for Expertise in the profile? The idea would be to list things you consider yourself an expert in (using the same taxomonies already available or free text) and offer toggles for :
    -willing to be contacted about
    -willing to mentor
    -willing to assist in an emergency
    -willing to serve on a committee
    etc..

    Then the expertise is explicitly searchable and also indicative of people willing to apply that expertise in those scenarios. Then we would not…

    9 votes
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  13. Researcher to choose which email display in their profile

    Some of our Researcher records have multiple email addresses, whether by manual entry or from external data.

    Example: Amanda has recently married, changed surnames and has a new email address (both her old and new emails are active work emails).

    Amanda only wishes to use her new email with her married surname, so this email is set to be the preferred email address in her User record.
    Amanda only wants to display her new email on her Researcher profile, however both her old and new emails are being displayed, as they are both email Type: Work and we have configured…

    9 votes
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  14. Add way to facet research deposit by assigned to person

    As staff members are learning how to add deposits to Esploro, I review the work. Now that we have several people adding items, it would be helpful to be able to filter to one specific person to aid in training/reviewing their work

    9 votes
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  15. Enable more Esploro metadata fields to be Facetable

    Allow more/any Esploro metadata field to be a Facet in the search page (i.e. Journal Name)

    8 votes
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  16. Add the ability to display PlumX metrics badges

    We would like the ability to display PlumX badges for assets. Being able to display WOS and Altmetrics badges/metrics on assets is great, but WOS covers only a select group of journals. Adding the ability to also include PlumX badges on assets would expand our metrics coverage to give administrators the numbers they want, and give researchers a fuller, more accurate picture of the impact of their works. Metrics make the academic world go round. And the more information we can provide our users, the more buy in we encourage across campus.

    8 votes
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  17. Selecting a license in self-deposit

    Selecting a license is not intuitive on the self-deposit form. You have to click the three dots next to the file after it’s been uploaded, then select the license. This is too bothersome for the researcher, so she's not selecting a license. We can leave this blank for most items, but it's very important for anything we're registering with CrossRef or DataCite, so it requires follow-up with the researcher. It would be better if the form prompted the researcher to select a license (or not).

    8 votes
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  18. Ability to merge multiple researchers from the manage researchers page

    It would be helpful to have an option to merge multiple duplicate researchers at once from the manage researchers page, rather than relying solely on the bulk merge duplicate researchers report. Many times we need to look at the assets themselves to determine if the researchers are indeed identical.

    8 votes
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  19. Link Media Mention to Asset

    Media Mentions are usually related to a specific asset, not just a specific researchers. It would make the system more useful if a relationship with a specific asset were possible

    8 votes
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  20. Tagging Selected Outputs in Esploro

    1.0 Proposal to tag or highlight selected outputs

    We would like to explore the possibility of “tagging” (or similar demarcation) selected outputs in Esploro to differentiate / highlight them.

    This tagging will be additional to the current search / refine options (such as Research Unit or Subject).
    All forms of outputs (articles, data sets etc) should be eligible for tagging.

    For example, we may want to “tag” Covid-19 research papers and data, or other key research on particular themes or goals.

    Ideally, there should also be an option of sub-tagging eg. a main tag, and a sub-tag (ie. the option…

    8 votes
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