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  1. Export of search results from Portal

    Whereas in Primo, it is possible to export the results of a search (or at least, up to 50) by selecting them and then Exporting them, there does not seem to be the same option in the Researchers portal. We would like to be able to export search results from Esploro. Ideally, this export would not be restricted to 50.

    24 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

    21 votes
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  3. Index the project type field

    ExLibris added a field called Project Type, which is an excellent way to distinguish types of theses (for instance, we would like to clarify which are senior honors theses, as opposed to master's theses). Unfortunately, without an enhancement, they will not index it, make it searchable, nor add it as a facet, which makes it pretty much useless. I would love to see this be a useful part of Esploro! This would also solve another idea, Add a facet for "Type of Degree"

    19 votes
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  4. Separate configuration options for faculty and student works

    We would like to have more granular control over our asset display configurations. Theses/dissertations and other types of non-published student works do not have the same descriptive needs as published faculty works, and having a blanket configuration that is meant to address all types of published and non-published works is leading to confusion as to how to correctly present and interpret the presented metadata. In order to best represent our non-published student works and ETDs, it would be better to have those assets configured separately from faculty works.

    18 votes
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  5. Ability to control the public visibility of grant information

    Give customers the ability to manage the public visibility of grant information. The details of certain grants cannot always be made public. Therefore, institutions must have the ability to selectively suppress grants from discovery and control the public visibility of certain elements (e.g., amount). Ideally, this control should be available both to Esploro staff as well as the researcher/grant recipient.

    15 votes
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  6. Display of grant acronym in the Esploro portal asset – Horizon Europe

    The European Union's Horizon Europe grants require that a grant acronym appear in the repository metadata. Esploro's asset view only includes grant name and id.
    Source: EU requirements https://erc.europa.eu/managing-your-project/open-science
    Sample Record: https://weizmann.esploro.exlibrisgroup.com/esploro/outputs/journalArticle/Identification-of-presented-SARS-CoV-2-HLA-class/993292223803596
    Grant displayed: ImmuNogenomics TArgeting Cancer, 754282, European Research Council (Belgium, Brussels) - ERC
    Grant acronym in Esploro grant record > Funder abbreviation field: INTACt

    These new Horizon Europe requirements will apply to articles published starting in 2022.
    It is important that Esploro fulfill these grant requirements in order to be a legitimate institutional repository.

    14 votes
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  7. New asset page - navigation between search results

    The new portal no longer has Up and Down arrows to navigate to the next record in search results.

    We find navigation between search results very useful and would like the left panel with Up and Down arrows added to the new portal.

    10 votes
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  8. Resize the asset’s title in the portal

    The Asset’s title takes a lot of the Asset’s page real estate in the portal.
    We request an option to resize the title or that the title size be appropriately responsive to screen size.
    The existing title size is 40.5px. It uses 30% of the screen area
    This is a serious problem on small screens like laptops.
    On a phone, this title uses HALF of the screen OR MORE!
    Please see the attached examples.

    10 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Pop-Up Cultural Advisory Notices

    We are an Australian-based Esploro customer and we have asset records containing culturally sensitive information/materials. Repository staff are currently adding the notice below to these records (which at this point, are primarily theses):

    "Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this thesis and associated project files, may contain the images/voices/names of people who have since passed away. "

    Repository staff customise this message to include what is relevant for the asset record concerned, e.g. images and/or voices and/or names and to the type of publication.

    These advice statements would be more effectively highlighted as a pop-up that…

    8 votes
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  11. Allow records from Alma and records from esploro to be part of the same collection in Primo

    In Alma we can group records into Collections (Inventory -> Manage Collections).
    The collections are presented in Primo.
    Esploro records are also displayed in our Primo. We want to be able to attach records from Esploro to display in a collection together with Alma records.

    Scenario:
    The "Science Teaching" department asked us to create a collection for them in Primo. They would like to see in this collection publications of their scientists (coming from Esploro) along with books and journals published by them (which are coming from Alma - physical and digital items).

    5 votes
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  12. Display Esploro Asset Creation Date in Portal

    I received the business/use case below from Carla Cher, the Manager, Intellectual Property and Commercialisation here at RMIT University for displaying the record creation date in a publicly available asset record on the portal.

    Carla wrote, "this is extremely important information because our team needs to know the date something is published as this may have an effect on whether we can apply for a patent or not for particular areas of technology.  In addition, patent offices will search the database for the thesis when examining a patent application and may reject an application because they consider the date it…

    4 votes
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  13. Configure Homepage Entity Link Sorting Options

    It would be nice to have the ability to configure sort options for entity links on the homepage.

    Under Configuration->Portals & Profiles->Research Portal->Research Portal Configuration->Header/Footer->Header->Entities, the entity links listed can't be configured. There is an item for portalLink that can be enable/disable but can't be customize. The resulting URL that is generated contains the parameter: SORT=RANK.

    Since the portalLink displays a browsable listing of Esploro items, it would be more desirable to show items sorted by DATE_D because no search query is specified. The setting SORT=RANK displays records in seemingly random order.

    3 votes
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  14. Add ability to control thumbnail image and alt text

    For assets that have multiple files uploaded, we would like to control which file/image is used for the thumbnail on the search results and assets page in Esploro. I have the following sample ETD where two JPG files are uploaded. I would like to use the image Collection.jpg as the thumbnail, but no matter what file name I use or what order I upload files in, the thumbnail continues to use the CollectionInvitation2.jpg file.

    https://eckerd-researchmanagement.esploro.exlibrisgroup.com/esploro/outputs/undergraduate/The-Collection-Senior-Thesis-Exhibition/992548163506111

    There should be a field that allows us to choose which file should be used for the thumbnail image. In addition, there is no Alt…

    3 votes
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  15. Improve Grant discovery in Research Portal

    We want to work with our Grants Office to track funding acquired by researchers. However, the only way to access grant information is through individual researcher profiles. I believe we can publish Analytics reports for grants to a public webpage in the meantime, but it would be nice to link grants to specific researcher profiles since we are already tracking this information.

    Enhancement request: Add the ability to view Grants in the Esploro interface. This might include 1) a tab for Grants that shows a results page for grants, linked to Researcher profiles, with limiters for Org Unit, Grant Category,…

    3 votes
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  16. Allow usage data to be captured more granularly

    We would like to suggest two improvements for capturing asset views/downloads at a more granular level.

    1) Tracks usage for each file associated with an asset
    An asset can include more the one file. However, Esploro only shows the combined usage of all files associated with the asset. We would like views and downloads to be tracked individually for each file.

    2) Track usage by geography.
    Allow users to drill down (in both the portal and Analytics) to view usage by country of origin. This would be particularly helpful for evaluating the reach and impact of an institution's research in…

    3 votes
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  17. Homepage Search Scope Order (Output vs Profiles)

    On the new Esploro homepage portal interface, the default search scope for the search box is Outputs. We would like the ability to change the default search scope to be Faculty Profiles.

    3 votes
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  18. Add the ability to view Publishing Information to Esploro research assets

    For Alma physical, electronic and digital records there is the option for administrators to view the Publishing information.
    This functionality does not exist for Esploro Research Assets.
    Can the ability to view publishing information for Research Assets be added to help enable troubleshooting.

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    2 votes
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  20. "Show all" Button in asset lists

    It would be helpful to include a "show all" button in the asset list of the researcher profiles, in order to show all projects/assets on one page.

    1 vote
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