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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    This should be remembered from your last search in the session, just like search indexes. Mine for example is pretty much always Institution, as my work means I rarely have a need to search Community. Perhaps experiment with making your last search of the day set to Institution and then check the next morning?

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    The OpenURL was added in April 2019, and Article Title and Book Title are also available (not sure from when though).

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    I believe that workaround has now been closed, as of the March 2019 release.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi, I'm interested in this idea as sometimes the free services don't offer sufficient metadata for good Link Resolver matching. Could you clarify if you are talking about the display of services from Alma in the View It, as that doesn't correlate to the 'search algorithm' for ranking of PCI citations which matches first on the bibliographic record as the CTO and then displays the services? The display of services in Alma is within local control, such as by hiding free sources when subscription services are available by GES rules.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    I wonder if this is a local / environment bug? I have changed Analytics Object List scheduling many times and have had no loss of notifications in Manage Subscriptions.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Noting that this is only an issue for Primo VE, whereas direct linking functions as expected for Primo Back Office sites to action an out link to a new browser tab from both Brief Results and the Full Record.
    It is also an issue (IMHO) for VE that activating direct linking does not add an out link symbol to the availability status in the UI, so that users can know the expected outcome of an action ie when clicking on a link with an out link symbol, a new browser tab will be opened and, when clicking on an availability status without an out link symbol, the full record overlay will display at the Get It or View It section.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    The biggest use case for me for improving the pagination functionality is simply speeding up navigation through a list of results in the UI.
    As Blake has noted, we're currently limited to jumping 2 pages at a time in either direction at most.
    If you're reviewing a list sorted by Date-newest, and you want to skip through some content quickly, it would improve the user experience to offer the ability to click on the Page circle in the widget and, instead of the current X, have a text field where you can type a page number such as 10, to immediately go to Page 10.
    The X is irrelevant anyway given the display closes itself if you click anywhere else on the screen.
    At the moment, if you're on Page 1, you have 1st click on the circle, 2nd click on Page 5, 3rd click on the circle, 4th click on Page 7, 5th click on the circle, 6th click on Page 9, 7th click on the circle, and finally 8th click on Page 10.
    And, yes, you could also use the Date Range filter, but until you start doing a quick review of the results, you might not have a sense yet of what sort of date range you're looking at with the results of your search query. Our stats show that most users only use a couple of filters per session as well, and there should be other options (such as a good and useful pagination widget), over many facet selections.
    Improving the pagination widget to offer better page jumping functions would also help the performance of page loading in general. If users ignore the widget and click many times instead on Load More Results, by the time you get to page 10 or so, the speed of navigation and jerkiness of display starts to be obvious, because Primo is displaying so many results on screen at once and it simply can't handle it well.
    This is a prime benefit of using the pagination widget instead, as it loads the one page of content and starts the user off again at that point, which Primo clearly can handle better.
    I have noted that many of our staff don't even know that there is an option to click on the Page Number circle by the way, and are missing even the existing jumping options, so better indicative design there would be a good thing also.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    This was fixed in the latest February 2019 release.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi Caroline,
    I have a Published case in for this one: 00418011
    It has been escalated to Development as an acknowledged defect.
    No fix date yet unfortunately though.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll
    Discovery and Access Coordinator
    University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi - would you be able to use Location Code in the Fulfillment SA for this? The OLH describes it as "Stores the code of the location of the physical item at the time of the loan."

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi,
    Could you explain more, as when I do a Repository Search by Electronic Collection and then run the Export URLs job, I get a csv file with the Electronic Collections listed at the top with their 61 ID and URL and then - for instances where they have portfolios - the list of 53 IDs and URLs for the Portfolios.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    You might have more luck with this one if you post it to the Content Idea Exchange.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    I believe that this is because your local FRBR record display is set to Generic and there could be different content types in the group, such as a DVD or streamed version of a work. If you changed it to preferred FRBR record display, it should display the content type from that dynamically chosen preferred record.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    It's my understanding that Ex Libris does edit the collections to change them from Link in Record to Link Resolver, when possible, such as when a provider gives better data later.

    They only use Link in Record when they have to ie "The Link in Record availability type is usually provided when the vendor cannot supply sufficient metadata for matching against holdings, or when it is the only way to reach the full text (for an image collection, for example). PC prefers to use the Link in Record method for free for delivery collections and for subscription collections when holdings matching cannot be used."

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Content_Corner/Product_Documentation/PC_Index_Configuration_Guide/010Overview/040Availability_and_Delivery_for_Primo_Central_Index_Records_in_Primo

    I would think that the issue with the example provided of Oxford Research Encyclopedias is that the citations don't have good data for Link Resolver matching eg ISSNs, so they've fallen back to Link in Record as the only option.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi, This is possible in Primo Back Office by using the AVA in a normalization rule to create a new facet. Are you perhaps on Primo VE?

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Interesting! I hadn't noticed this before, and it's not very good :(
    I agree that Alma changes are undesirable and I would think PCI data changes are unlikely given the scale, so the best option would seem to be to adjust the search index behaviour.
    I found an example in our instance, and you're on the money that the PCI record includes the initial article in Sort, whereas Alma OTB norm rules strip it.
    PCI
    <display>
    <title>The Power of Cities in Global Climate Politics: Saviours, Supplicants or Agents of Change?</title>
    <sort>
    <title>The Power of Cities in Global Climate Politics: Saviours, Supplicants or Agents of Change?</title>
    Alma
    <display>
    <title>The power of cities in global climate politics : saviours, supplicants or agents of change? / Craig A. Johnson.</title>
    <sort>
    <title>power of cities in global climate politics : saviours, supplicants or agents of change? /</title>

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi - Isn't this already available by clicking on the title after doing a search? That is a view only mode of the bibliographic record.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi - This option is already in place in Primo BO as of the May 2016 release, irrespective of UI.
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/030Highlights/047Primo_May_2016_Highlights#Ascending_Date_Sort_Option
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi Luigi,
    Thanks for providing more detail as to how you would like to see this working in practice. It helps to conceptualise it.
    I'm stuck on the fact that local norm rules are for your own Primo database of millions at most, whereas PCI records are billions. Our expanded search is over 950,000,000. At the moment there is only one PCI server globally, with another coming on board hopefully soon. I would hazard a guess that part of the reason for only one / two is due to sheer size. But this idea has an outcome of every site locally storing a copy of each activated PCI record in their own Primo database. I can maybe see the Dedup / FRBR portion working on the Primo VE model, where these are dynamically grouped at query time, but I don't see how it would be possible for the Primo Back Office model where these are grouped at index time.
    But this is definitely an IMHO response, and I could be way off the mark with my understanding of the underlying infrastructure and capacity variables in play.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Wow! That would be a big undertaking! Wouldn't that mean that each site is doing the work of the Ex Libris Primo Central Team individually? Would you have a pipe and a norm rule set for each collection? The mind boggles at the thought of how this would work in practice!
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, Discovery and Access Coordinator

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