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  1. 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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    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?

  2. 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…

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  3. Deposit form that exists independent of researcher authentication

    Some departments award honors degrees to undergraduate and one of the requirements is that those students must write a senior honors thesis. Today, the deposit process is generally tied to a researcher profile (or the integration of ProQuest ETD admin for masters and doctoral ETDs).

    I would like to see a deposit form for ETDs that doesn't require the person to have a researcher profile. This would be particularly helpful for our undergraduate ETDs.

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  4. Approval notification email - weekly option

    It would be good to allow researchers to subscribe to a weekly summary of new assets approved rather than receiving an individual notification for each asset on approval. When adding multiple assets for one researcher, the researcher may feel overwhelmed by the number of separate notification emails. It is possible to turn off approval notifications temporarily, however the librarian would need to remember to manually turn it back on once the assets have been added. Having a single weekly summary notification may be more end-user friendly.

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  5. More granular history tab in asset mediated form

    It would be good to have more granular information in the History tab of the asset form. At the moment it only records when a deposit was created or approved. Adding when fields were edited and which fields were edited, similar to what is in the Researcher History tab, would allow for greater auditing of when metadata is changed. This would be particularly useful when large teams are editing records.

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  6. Internal or External data in the Researcher record

    It would be very helpful to know via Analtyics which data fields in the Researcher record were managed internal or externally, particularly when an automatic import of new researchers is employed. This will allow library staff to know which data may be in danger of being overwritten and which data will not be automatically updated.

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  7. Series Title and abbreviated name are Missing from Conference Proceeding

    A conference can be published in a book and the book can be labelled as part of a series.
    There is no series field in the conference proceeding record.
    Note that there is also no field for the abbreviated name of a conference.

    9 votes
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  8. Add text formatting options to the Abstract Field

    When adding new records, it would be great if text editing options could be included to increase the efficiency of abstract editing. Things such as italics, bold, superscript, subscript and paragraph breaks all have to be entered in using HTML coding withich is cumbersome and time-consuming.
    Our previous Institutional Repository software included text editing options allowed for very quick and efficient addition of abstract information.

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  9. Allow Changes of ETD Asset Type of Existing ETD Records

    Sometimes it is necessary to change the Asset type of an ETD. For example, a change from an ETD-Doctorate to ETD-Graduate. At present there is no way of doing this. When a change is required, a new record needs to be created. This is both inefficient and results in the author losing all of their usage statistics.

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  10. More options for adding asset metadata to notification approval emails

    It would be good if additional metadata options can be added to the notification approval emails, such as whether the asset is open access, value from a local field, or the complete citation of the asset. This would provide more detailed information to the researcher about which asset was approved, as well as whether it is open access.

    6 votes
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  11. 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.

    4 votes
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  12. Add "Organization ID" to Export to Excel

    It would be great if "Organization ID" was added to the assets fields exported to Excel (in "Export list").

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  13. Display All Asset Record IDs in Alma/Esploro Editing Screen

    Include all asset record IDs in Alma/Esploro for easier construction of OAI-PMH GetRecord requests. These currently only work on <identifier>oai:alma.61RMIT_INST:11247527950001341</identifier> and this identifier is not displayed in any asset record. This makes it impossible to complete a GetRecord request.

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  14. Alma Esploro Interface and Alma Users as Researchers

    In the Alma Esploro interface we would like to not have to edit Researcher roles when a User is also a Researcher. Right now anyone with an Alma login will need to be granted an Observer role in Esploro if they are made Researchers.

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  15. Add Thesis dc Field to OAI Output

    Add the <dc:type>Thesis</type> to identify theses.

    Theses are frequently searched for by our Research Repository users and this would make them more discoverable.

    Thank you

    Keely Chapman
    RMIT University Library

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  16. Controlled vocabulary for Series titles

    We request to add controlled vocabulary for series titles. It can be like the journal's one - against the community zone.

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