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.
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?
David Cupo commented
Hi Dan, thanks for responding. If this relation method you're considering would merge the two search results for the bib and related asset record while still retaining metadata from both records, then that might be a good workaround.