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Newspaper Search FAQs (Alma/Primo VE)

  • Product: Alma, Primo VE

Introduction

In Primo VE, newspaper content is divided into two types:
 

  • Newspaper content that is part of hybrid collections. This content will appear in blended Everything Primo VE searches (CDI) when Newspaper Search is turned OFF. When Newspaper Search is turned ON, it will only appear in the Newspaper Search and NOT in the Everything blended search.
     
  • Newspaper content that is part of collections that ExLibris has identified as being 80% or more newspaper articles. This content will only appear in the Newspaper Search.  Therefore, to be discoverable, Newspaper Search must be turned on.

FAQs

 

  1. If I turn Newspaper Search ON, how does it impact the discoverability of newspaper content in the Everything blended search in Primo VE?
    When you turn on Newspaper Search, newspaper content from hybrid collections that was previously discoverable in the Everything blended search in Primo VE (CDI) will no longer be discoverable via the Everything blended search.  However, this content will be discoverable in the Newspaper Search, along with Newspaper Search content.
     
  2. If I turn Newspaper Search OFF, how does it impact the discoverability of newspaper content in the Everything blended search in Primo VE?
    When searching the Everything blended search in Primo VE (CDI), you will only see newspaper content that comes from hybrid collections.  You will not see any newspaper content that comes from those collections that are 80% or more newspaper content. That content is only discoverable via Newspaper Search.
     
  3. Why do I not see a "newspaper article" Resource type facet when I have Newspaper Search on?
    When Newspaper Search is turned on, the newspaper article facet is replaced with a link to the Newspaper Search since newspaper content from hybrid collections that was previously discoverable via the Everything blended search is now discoverable via the Newspaper Search.
     
  4.  How can I see what newspaper content is included in the Newspaper Search?
    1. Consult the CDI Collections List.
    2. Place a filter on the Newspaper column

      Collections listed as YES are considered hybrid and indexed in CDI (and discoverable via Everything blended search when Newspaper Search is not turned on; and via Newspaper Search when Newspaper Search is turned on).

      Collections listed as YES, NEWSPAPER SEARCH ONLY are considered 80% or more newspaper content and ONLY discoverable via the Newspaper Search.
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