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    The Discovery Customer Settings mapping table (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Other > Customer Settings) contains global settings that pertain to discovery. Each row of the table contains a parameter, which can be customized to change settings or enable/disable functionality.


    Discovery Customer Settings Mapping Table

    Most of the linking templates for Central Index collections (CDI) are now configured in the Custom linking for Central Index databases mapping table (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Other > Custom linking for Central Index databases). For more details, see Configuring the Central Index Linking Templates for Alma-Summon. 

    To customize a parameter:
    1. Select the Customize row option if you have not already done so. Otherwise, select the Edit row option.

      The following parameters are configurable:

      Discovery Customer Settings
      Parameter Key Description


      When set to true, the locations are listed alphabetically, starting with the available pickup locations in Get It.


      When set to true, coverage information for electronic journals appears in the availability statement on the Brief Results page, reducing the need for users to view a journal's details to see the coverage information.


      When set to true, the system uses the enhanced availability statuses in the brief display of the search results instead of the Not available status: 

      • Not available - Acquisition
      • Not available - Claimed Returned
      • Not available - Hold Shelf
      • Not available - Loan
      • Not available - Lost
      • Not available - In Process
      • Not available - Missing
      • Not available - Resource Sharing Request
      • Not available - Technical - Migration
      • Not available - Transit
      • Not available - Requested

      The default value is false.

      You can use the Calculated Availability Text Labels code table (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Labels) to customize or translate the display labels.


      This parameter configures the way that search strings with Chinese characters are divided into searchable tokens since words are not separated by spaces. The following search methods are supported:

      • OnegramWithBasis – ("A B C D") OR ("A B" "C D") OR (A B C D)

      • Basis – ("A B C D") OR ("A B" "C D")

      • Onegram – ("A B C D") OR (A B C D)


      In order for a record to be considered as an online record, it should have electronic or digital inventory in Alma. Otherwise, the record is considered a print record by default. This functionality allows you to treat records with an 856 subfield u in the holdings as online records, even if they do not have electronic or digital inventory in Alma.

      This parameter configures the treatment of holdings records that have an 856 u field:

      • true – If the holdings record has an 8564 u field and the second indicator is not 2, the View It service will appear and contain a link based on the 856 u field.

      • false – The View It service will not display for the holdings record, and these records will be treated as physical items only.

      • IgnoreFirstIndicator – If the holdings record has an 856 u field and the second indicator is not 2, the View It service will appear and contain a link based on the 856 u field.

      As a result, the availability status in brief display will be displayed as Available online, and those records will be included in the Available online facet.

      The online status and delivery appears in addition to any physical availability indication.

      kanopy and kanopy_latest

      Kanopy is an on-demand streaming service that allows institutions to provide access to a large collection of films. During the activation of the these services, you must also configure the template that Primo Central uses to link users to these streams.

      To configure these templates, you must replace <INSTITUTIONID> with your site-specific base URL prefix.


      For example, if the prefix for the University of Testing is unt, your template would look something like the following:{{control/sourcerecordid}}


      In the Get It section of a record's full display, the Services page displays a maximum of 10 holdings. If you set this parameter to a value from 11-100, the Show More Locations link displays under the list of holdings if there are more than 10 holdings. Users can select this link to view all the holdings. The valid values are 1-100.


      When set to true, the link to the WPM Education E-Pament System is enabled in My Library Card to allow patrons to pay fines and fees online. For more information, see Configuring the WPM Education E-Payment System for Alma-Summon.


      Specify the license ID that was received during the registration of the Syndetics Unbound service. When this field is defined, you can enable this service at the view level (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Configure Views). For more information, see Setting Up Syndetics Unbound for Alma-Summon.


      Westlaw UK is an online legal information service. During the activation of this service, you must also configure the template that Primo Central uses to link users to this collection. To configure the template, replace <sponsorcode> with the sponsor code that is provided by Westlaw UK:{{control/sourceid}}&sp=<sponsorcode>
    2. Enter a value in the parameter value field.

    3. Select Save to save your changes to the table.

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