Katharina Wolkwitz

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    Katharina Wolkwitz commented  · 

    It's great that this idea made it through NERS! :-)

    I'm curious though how it will end up after ExLibris is through with the development-process.

    When I think of the implementation of the "searching for hyphenated key-words" which ended up with a defined dictionary-list of terms instead of a parser that pulls out the hyphens from the entered search-terms I am still suprised at the ingenuity of ExLibris' giving us something matching a request's wording without hitting the meaning behind it...

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    Katharina Wolkwitz commented  · 

    I guess there is always a chasm between what librarians expect from a "search type" definition and what any kind of user might expect. ;-/

    I'm very new to Primo - we're still in the deployment phase, but being confronted with the need to differentiate between a "is exact"-search and a hopefully to be developed "true exact"-search (a feature that offers itself up to be hidden as a kind of "easteregg" for the iniated ;-) or very needy librarians ;-) ) reassures me that ExLibris is keeping true to form.

    I've "only" had expierence with Aleph so far (but that for quite some years) since version 14 till now on 22. We're going over to Alma from next year on.

    Kate

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    Katharina Wolkwitz commented  · 

    The How-to-Article also specifically targets only libraries "Relevant for Installation Type: Local" - so all other Libraries need an alternative way to delete destinct single records which have no corresponding source record in the Library-System.

    We've got the problem that our SandBox has a lot of "orphaned" records from deleted Aleph-records that stayed in the SandBox because there is no OnGoing-Publishing set-up between Aleph and the SandBox.

    At the moment we're using Primo Back-Office in combination with Aleph. We're starting our migration to Alma/PrimoVE-project in June though, so from the end of 2022 onwards we're going to need the feature for PrimoVE...

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    Katharina Wolkwitz commented  · 

    Leaving out the volume numbers in the serial-data is like providing a banking software that isn't able to add and substract...
    Though - when I think about all the news about the financial-market in the last months, perhaps that comparison bears thinking about a bit more.
    Maybe they just forgot to unlock the needed field for the display?

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    Katharina Wolkwitz commented  · 

    Hi,

    having experienced quite a lot of difficulties both with DeDup and FRBR since we've changed over to Primo last summer, I'd really like the option to have a button to switch both or either on or off "online" like any other facet.

    That being said, I wonder how to promote, explain and name-tag such buttons for my colleagues and users, so they could understand what they'd do?

    I wonder what impact such "buttons" would have on retrieval times?

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    It would be nice to be able to answer the "Did you mean: [xxx]"-question?" with a simple "no", which results in a search for just what the user entered in the search-field.

    Stemming and synonyms are all very nice and possible helpful, but this were ridiculus if it were not so demeaning and invasive. It takes the whole descision of what to search out of the users hands!

    The user should always have the choice to state "I am sure that I meant exactly what I typed in that field!"

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    Katharina Wolkwitz commented  · 

    I wonder how to explain to our users that there are some clustered records of e.g. "Dubbel: Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau" with different editions and years nicely sorted together under one entry (coming from our local library-catalog-data) and the exact same editions and years appear as single entries in the search-result-list from the CDI.

    And the final fulltext-link ends up at the exactly same page.

    If there ever was a need for FRBR this is it!

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