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  1. Report on generated temporary links

    At the moment, you can generate a temporary link for a closed file with an expiry date. However there is no way to report on which files have links generated and what the expires are. This means there is no way to revoke links or update users if the file is changed. It would be good if the generated temporary links and the creation/expiry date could be reported on in Analytics.

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  2. 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

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  3. Lock asset to prevent simultaneous edits

    We've developed a backlog of deposits to process. When multiple staff are working on processing these deposits it's currently possible for editing conflicts to occur if the same asset is edited simultaneously.

    Could a lock please be added to the asset to prevent such conflicts?

    thanks

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  4. 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…

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  5. Embargo end date calculation should consult the “first Online Publication” date, not only the “published date”

    Currently, If there are, in an asset, both “Published Date” and “First Online Publication” – Esploro calculates the embargo end date based ONLY on “Published Date”. The embargo end date should first consult the “First Online Publication” date.

    We suggest this workflow when calculating the Embargo end date:

    Take “First Online Publication”
    If none -> take “Published Date”
    Any non-standard use cases (which are probably the minority) can be handled by entering an explicit embargo end date.

    Thank you, Maya Amichal

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  6. Report on Duration field and other fields not yet visible in Analytics

    Currently, there is no way to report on the duration field, either through Analytics or via advanced search. It would be good to be able to report on this field, seeing as you are able to input data into this field.
    There are also other fields that are not yet visible in Analytics. Pages is one example. All fields that are able to have data inputed via the Esploro UI should be reportable via Analytics.

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  7. OAI_dc output improvements

    We would like some improvements to be made to the OAI_dc output file, for example

    dc:identifier:

    There are a number of identifiers for each record (ISSN, ISBN, DOI, Asset ID, URLs, Esploro URLS (long-type permalink, Viewer, document within viewer) but there is no qualifier to differentiate the identifier/link type

    dc:date:

    Both published date and conference/event date range appear as dc:date - they can be different years - how do we differentiate?

    dc:publisher:

    Shows both publisher and country - how to differentiate between the two?

    dc:rights:

    Includes licence information, copyright statement and internal rights (e.g. open, closed, metadata restricted) - how…

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  8. Add link to Leganto and other resources on Esploro Researcher Profile

    Since researchers at universities also carry out teaching activities, it would be great to add to the Esploro Researcher Profile a link to the Leganto courses.
    Having the ability to add this and further links to other resources (cv, LMS courses, timetables, personal webpages etc.) would increase the acceptance of the researcher profiles as researcher institutional page within the university.

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  9. 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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  10. 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.

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  11. 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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  12. New option: “Populate only empty fields and overwrite all authors” in the Asset’s “Confirmation message”

    In the Deposit Article title field in the “Confirmation message”, we would like to add the option: “Populate only empty fields and overwrite all authors”.

    In the current situation, if we update authors, we have to check all the fields in an asset and fix them. We want to avoid this.

    We would like an option to overwrite only authors and populate empty fields (if there are any).

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. Ability to create a set of researchers using Internal Researcher ID

    As part of smart harvest and CDI migration (i.e. adding assets in bulk via DOI or PMID or PMCID) we get a lot of non-affiliated researchers. Unfortunately, non-affiliated people may be conflated. We would like to add basic keywords to non-affiliated researchers (for example, co-authors on Nursing publications could have the keyword "Nursing" which would make it more obvious to the matching algorithm that they are not in Geology). The current functionality allows us to add keywords to a set of researchers, but we lack a way to easily make a set of non-affiliated researchers. We can get the internal…

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  16. Automated emailing of registered DOIs to ETD authors

    Add a scheduled job that automatically emails ETD authors the DOI registered in Esploro for their thesis/dissertation using the email address imported from ETD Admin. Otherwise the DOI is created for the work, but the authors don't even know the DOI exists.

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  17. Research Repository

    Add internal affiliation to non-affiliated researcher in the creator section of the asset form

    Currently it is not possible to add an internal affiliation in the creator section of an asset against a non-affiliated researcher. This poses a problem for adjuncts, visiting academics, as well as staff that may have left the institution or had a researcher record automatically created on import. As the publication cycle often has a lag of a couple of years, assets may come into Esploro after the researcher has left, or the researcher may never have had an internal researcher record to begin with. It…

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  18. 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.

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  19. Order type for APC and "Read and Publish" agreements

    We have started to make APC (Article Processing Charge) agreements and also Read and Publish (to publish OA at no additional costs) agreements between the Library and some publishers.
    We found that there is no suitable order type to use in Alma when creating such orders.

    We ask Ex Libris to add a suitable order type for such orders.

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  20. 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

    8 votes
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