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  1. 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,…

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  2. Enable multiple creators for ETDs

    Currently, the ETD author field is not repeatable. We have many ETDs that are co-authored (some having up to 6 authors). Additional authors can be added in the contributors section with role author, but that a) gives them much less prominence in the record and b) requires creating a non-affiliated researcher record. We request that the ETD author field be repeatable to allow for the same level of attribution in the discovery record, and prevent the creation of non-affiliated researcher records which duplicate existing Alma profiles.

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  3. 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…

    21 votes
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  4. Link Esploro asset records to Alma bib records

    Permit Esploro asset records to be linked to bib records in Alma in the same way that holdings, portfolios, and digital representations are linked.

    Create an Alma job by which library staff can link assets to bib records by uploading a spreadsheet of asset IDs and their corresponding bib MMS IDs.

    Currently, we have two records for every ETD in our collection, the Alma bib record and the Esploro asset record. Both describe the same resource (the bib better than the asset record) and so they should be linked and not turn up in Primo as two separate search results.

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    Under Review  ·  Dan Shor responded

    Esploro assets and Alma bib records are considered different entities, each one stands by itself so it is not planned to link an Esploro asset as a service of an Alma bib record. Having said that, we are considering to allow to create a relation between an asset and an Alma bib record in a similar way we allow to create relations between assets in Esploro today. Would this be a possible solution for your need?

  5. Afiliations in profiles should have more flexibility

    We would like researchers to be able to add an affiliation, whether or not that affiliation is listed in GRID or other system. This would allow them to list commercial entities, as well as smaller organizations that may not be included.

    We also do not want the list of titles in affiliations connected to our internal list of titles. Some of the terms (Assistant/Associate/Professor are fairly standard in the US, but other of our local titles are not as standard in at every institution, and definitely may be different internationally.

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