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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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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Note to Ex Libris - If this submission is accepted and developed, I would like to emphasise the aspect of this being a new specific targeted permission that sites can request be removed from the Catalog Manager role. We would not want this level of configuration access for staff who are not Administrators, with oversight and responsibility for records globally.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    You may have figured this out already, given when the idea was submitted, but you can remove the ability to Delete in the OBIEE directly under More and Permissions.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi James
    Could you clarify if you referring to the ispartof field for PCI results, in the Brief Results and the Full Record Display?
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    I'm a bit confused by this one, as I would expect them all to be 'Full text available', and then the preferred record becomes irrelevant. If the preferred record has insufficient or uncorrect metadata, so that it fails to connect as expected via the Alma Link Resolver, that could be a problem. But I imagine that would be difficult to cause a change in the ranking as that may come into play later in the process for delivery. But I may be misinterpreting.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi,
    I agree that’s not ideal at all. Adding the 245 c to the Title is one of the first things we configured locally during our Primo BO Implementation. I see from the guide that it is indeed hard coded and I believe the only option for adding MARC fields in VE at the moment is to create a whole new local field, which is obviously only useful in practice for completely new MARC fields not already hard coded, and especially not Title which is such a key one. This seems like a pretty clear cut use case for VE sites to be able to customise display. Out of curiosity, did Ex Libris suggest this Idea Exchange submission, Lori?
    Cheers,
    Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi Lori, I added the 245 subfield c to Display in our Alma normalization rules in the Primo Back Office. If you are not Total Care, you should be able to do this also, otherwise I believe Total Care sites can open a SalesForce case to ask for it to be done.
    Cheers,
    Stacey van Groll
    University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Good point, Ann, as it is a bit cumbersome to muck about with accounts. The ability to masquerade easily would be a nice one for staff to have. I wonder how that could be implemented just for staff though, as I wouldn't think it'd be something you'd want to make available for users. A snazzy concept for admins though, so I've added a vote :)
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Sorry if I am not understanding this correctly, but can you not set up test accounts for this sort of display and functionality configuration testing?
    Or briefly change your account to the different user group? Obviously that’s predicated on your role privileges in Alma, but I would assume you would have this level given the nature of the question and the work?
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    I can’t recall the exact release (sometime around May or June 2018, I think), but this functionality is in Alma now, so this one should be set to Completed so everyone gets their votes back.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Yes please! Excellent submission. This is such a small thing but very frustrating.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hopefully I’m reading this correctly, as this functionality was added in the Alma May 2018 release to configure whatever fields and subfields you’d like.
    I just tested it in our Sandbox to add Holdings MARC 562, specifically the a subfield, and it correctly displays in the Primo Get It.
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Release_Notes/010_2018/08_May_2018/Alma_May_2018_Release_Notes/04Fulfillment_-_May_2018_Enhancements#Holdings_Configuration_in_the_Get_It_Tab
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi - to cover the configuration question aspect, this option is not currently configurable and is set to 60 minutes, as described here: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/010Getting_Started/050Alma_User_Interface_%E2%80%93_General_Information/030Logging_Into_and_Out_of_the_User_Interface#Alma_Session_Timeout
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi - You should be able to do this already via the Primo Back Office, or ask that it be done on your behalf if you are a Total Care site.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi Lucy - Do you mean ‘No full text’ by the Brief Results Availability Statement or the Full Record View It? If the former, these should only appear if you choose to check the box to expand beyond full text, by design, unless your institution has configured locally to always show these in the default search results. If the latter, typically this means that the record is Link Resolver and there is something wrong with your Alma Services which needs correcting. The real-time check on Alma services occurs at the point of opening the Full Record display, so I can’t envisage how the PCI citation could be suppressed from appearing in the Brief Results list at all.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi,
    If this is introduced, please do so as a configuration option. We have many Search Index options which are available in Advanced Search but not Basic Search for a concise and clear Basic Search for the majority of our needs. As such, I can go to Advanced Search sometimes just needing one search row for an Advanced Search only Search Index and the current UI works for our institution.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi,
    Just to be clear, you’re asking for the Alma hard-coded 60 minute time-out to be extended? I ask especially because there is already a configuration option to not show the popup asking for location upon logging into Alma in Other Settings of General Configuration. This is an institution level setting though for all staff, also then applying to other staff who may have many more Library options and would like the prompt to choose.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    Hi,
    There are actually 3 collections like this with 'Citation Available'.
    When we discovered these, we gave very strong feedback that including non-full text results using this status was unacceptable to us, as undermining the standard Primo behaviour of the default search only including full text results. The only solution currently available is to deactivate these collections, which we have done, and gave feedback also that we would do so for any other collections using this status. Unfortunately this does impact discovery, but is a price we are willing to pay to improve the access side and retain consistency of the user inferface behaviour. We were promised that this status would not be used for any other collections, and I have not identified any new ones since January 2017.
    Details available here: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/What_does_Citations_Available_availability_statement_in_PC_records_mean
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    If this was introduced, I would definitely like it to be opt-in only, as I would not like to make our users have to see and click past a popup every time they just want to do a search.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland.

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    This was mentioned in various places, such as the webinar for the Primo February 2018 release, as coming in the May 2018 Primo release. Details are never confirmed of course until the release is officially out in Sandboxes, but I believe both an icon and a facet have been mentioned.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    I agree that the policy set by the institution should be upheld regardless of the method for removing a user account.
    I also find it confusing that the 'Delete User Policy' is completely disregarded when you delete a user account manually directly in the account, but it is taken into account when running the Purge Users job. Why is it not called 'Purge User Policy'?
    Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    I've smoothed out our workflow a little as a workaround by changing 'Encoding' to 'UTF-8' in the Keeping This Item Tile Code Table. The little drop down arrow still appears with just UTF-8 listed, but hopefully users will just go straight to Download. This only works as a bit of a kludge though because we only have the one encoding option enabled, so more configuration options are still sorely needed.
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll
    Discovery and Access Coordinator

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    We'd also had feedback from users that the New UI display for Export RIS is confusing and takes many more clicks than is necessary.
    We would love to see this idea implemented, with more configuration options such as:
    * Allow encoding options to be relabelled, for example to change UTF-8 to EndNote UTF-8
    * Allow encoding options to be reordered, for example to move UTF-8 to the top of the list
    * If all bar one encoding option has been disabled, clicking on RIS should trigger the download. Clicks currently needed: 1st click on RIS, 2nd click on Encoding, 3rd click on UTF-8, and 4th click on Download. Or, if a user figures out that steps can be skipped: 1st click on RIS and 2nd click on Download
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll
    University of Queensland

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    Stacey van Groll commented  · 

    What a great idea! It would make Analytics so much more user friendly to have more guides and Alma specific search index information in-system. Out of curiosity, did Ex Libris suggest the submission of this idea after a SalesForce case?
    Cheers, Stacey van Groll
    University of Queensland Library

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