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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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.


  7. 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.

    23 votes
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  8. 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…

    22 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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?

    14 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Marking Honors, scholarship, projects, or activities as "featured" to better highlight them

    Some faculty or researchers have honors, activities, scholarship, or projects that in some sense defines them. Instead of those items blending in with everything else, it would be nice to have a way of highlighting or featuring certain things. As an example, if someone won the nobel prize, they would most certainly want that to be made more prominent in some way.

    13 votes
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  15. Administrator emails for asset messages

    Currently, any notifications from researchers regarding asset communications are only visible to administrators via the task list. Even though assets with active messages are separated into its own category in the task list, we would like notifications for assets that already have active messages and received additional messages to be more direct. Notifications could be sent as an email to the administrator or at the least some notification in the task list that there is a new message and which asset it belongs to. As is, it’s not clear which asset has received an additional message and requires drilling down…

    13 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

    10 votes
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  19. Esploro - Add action for assigning a name variant to job Update Set of Research Assets

    Sometimes we need to bulk update the name displayed in the Discovery Portal for a Researcher. To do so we create a new name variant but we would also like to bulk update all assets related to this specific Researcher with the new "Name Variant".

    To do so an action "Choose Name Variant" could be added to existing Job: Update Set of Research Assets / Task Creator or Contributor

    Such a feature would also be very useful to refine the data after an import via file or an harvesting.

    10 votes
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  20. 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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