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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    9 votes
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  4. Move name variants and other researcher information when moving all assets and grants

    Right now when you move all assets and grants to another researcher record, you lose any unique information from the researcher record such as name variants, affiliations, areas of interest, research topics. You have to re-input this information into the researcher record you retain.

    Efficiency would be increased if unique information from a researcher record, including identifiers, moved along with assets and grants.

    9 votes
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  5. 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.

    9 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Enable movement of internal organisation units in hierarchy

    Issue: We have recently undergone a restructure and many of our internal research centres and units have been moved and report to a Faculty. The affiliated researchers need to reflect this on their profiles. Currently a new organisational unit would need to be added however it is the same organisational unit with the same orgid. We cannot move the orgunit and associated assets and need to create a new orgunit under the parent organisation (then move the assets into it) however the orgid cannot be used as this is a unique identifier. This means we will…

    8 votes
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  8. 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…

    8 votes
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  9. Include researcher proxies in Esploro letters and communications

    Allow repository staff the ability to communicate with researcher proxies regarding deposits. Currently, all letters and communications regarding deposits are sent only to the researcher. In cases where a researcher has appointed a proxy to deposit assets and manage their profile, library staff should have the option to send messages to the appointed proxy instead of or in addition to the researcher. Staff should be able to select this option when approving or returning deposits or using the "Contact Researcher" button. Proxies should also have the option to recieve letters about the researcher accounts they manage.

    7 votes
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  10. Integrate calls for papers (Papers Invited) into researcher profiles

    Integrating the submission form (https://www.papersinvited.com/#submit-paper) into researcher profiles makes it easy for journal editors and conference/event planners to quickly and easily advertise their call directly within their profile and continues to build up the practical functionality of the platform for researchers.

    6 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Tagging Selected Outputs in Esploro

    1.0 Proposal to tag or highlight selected outputs

    We would like to explore the possibility of “tagging” (or similar demarcation) selected outputs in Esploro to differentiate / highlight them.

    This tagging will be additional to the current search / refine options (such as Research Unit or Subject).
    All forms of outputs (articles, data sets etc) should be eligible for tagging.

    For example, we may want to “tag” Covid-19 research papers and data, or other key research on particular themes or goals.

    Ideally, there should also be an option of sub-tagging eg. a main tag, and a sub-tag (ie. the option…

    6 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    5 votes
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  16. Indication of suppressed asset on Researcher Profile

    Currently, there is no indication for the researcher to know that an asset has been suppressed via the back-end beyond the fact that it is not visible in the Research Portal (as it still displays as normal in the Researcher Profile when signed in).

    It would be good if there was an indication, similar to the notification when an asset is hidden, so that a researcher is aware that a particular asset has been suppressed in the back-end by the Librarian.

    5 votes
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  17. 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

    4 votes
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  18. Researcher Profiles - Education Field

    Issue: Currently on the researcher profile there is no way to re-arrange the education/qualifications on the profile and there is no logic to how the qualification and education history is displayed i.e. if dates are entered it does not impact the order of display.

    Impact: A researcher who is adding Education and qualifications to their profile will want to dispaly their educational qualifications in a particular order, either from most recent to oldest, oldest to most recent, Highest qualification to least (Phd - Undergrad - certificate). Currently to add a missing qualification or to re-order the qualifications all must be…

    4 votes
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  19. Add ability for researcher approval before assets post to individual profiles

    We have researchers who publish in areas which can be controversial such as animal research or abortion.

    These researchers do not display all of their publications on their web profiles.

    We would like the ability to set individual researchers so each asset had to be approved by the researcher before it displayed in their individual research portal.

    We realize researchers can hide information, but we want to ensure that some information is not published to web profiles without approval.

    4 votes
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  20. 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").

    4 votes
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