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    Configuring Course Reserves in Primo

    Translatable
    Course reserve information is not published to Primo unless Alma is configured to publish course enrichment information (See the Course information enrichment parameter in Exporting Alma Records to Primo.). The course reserve information is defined in the MARC CNO field, which contains the following subfields:
    • $$a – Institution code
    • $$b – Start date
    • $$c – End date
    • $$e – Department code
    • $$f – Department name
    • $$g – Course instructors
    • $$j – Course name
    • $$k – Course code and section
    • $$l – Section ID
    • $$o – Searchable IDs
    • $$r – Course year
    For example:
    <datafield tag="CNO" ind1="" ind2="">
    <subfield code="a">01TRAINING_INST</subfield>
    <subfield code="b">201412150317+-317</subfield>
    <subfield code="c">201503310217+-217</subfield>
    <subfield code="e">Fine Arts</subfield>
    <subfield code="f">FINART</subfield>
    <subfield code="g">Howell, Stanley P.</subfield>
    <subfield code="j">Art History 101</subfield>
    <subfield code="k">ArtHist101</subfield>
    <subfield code="l">History</subfield>
    <subfield code="o">WI1516771</subfield>
    <subfield code="o">mrl</subfield>
    <subfield code="r">2015</subfield>
    </datafield>
    Primo's normalization rules map the above information from Alma to provide the following functionality in the Primo Front End:
    • Display course information in the brief and full display of an item
    • Create a search scope for course reserves
    • Create search indexes for course reserves
    • Create facets for course reserves
    The following figure shows the integration of the course reserve information in Primo.
    Course Reserves Enabled in the Front End
    For more details on the CNO field and publishing to Primo, see the following sections: The Format of Published Data and Publishing to Primo.

    Primo Back Office Configuration

    The PNX and normalization rules are available out of the box with Primo, but you will need to make sure that you have included the course reserve rules to your local normalization rules.

    PNX Configuration

    The following table lists the fields that are used to map course reserve data from Alma:
    New PNX Fields for Course Reserves
    Section Field Code
    Display Course info crsinfo
    Facets Course name

    Course instructor

    Course ID

    Course department
    crsname

    crsinstrc

    crsid

    crsdept
    Search Course name

    Course instructor

    Course ID

    Course department
    crsname

    crsinstrc

    crsid

    crsdept
     If you want the display fields to appear in your search results, you must modify your view in the Views Wizard.

    Code Table Configuration

    The following table lists the codes that are defined in the code tables under the Front End subsystem to support course reserve information:
    New Codes in Facet Labels Code Table
    Code Table Code Description
    Facet Labels
    facets.facet.facet_crsname
    facets.search-box.facet_crsname
    Course name
    facets.facet.facet_crsinstrc
    facets.search-box.facet_crsinstrc
    Course instructor
    facets.facet.facet_crsid
    facets.search-box.facet_crsid
    Course ID
    facets.facet.facet_crsdept
    facets.search-box.facet_crsdept
    Course department
    Facets Code Fields facet_crsname Course name
    facet_crsinstrc Course instructor
    facet_crsid Course ID
    facet_crsdept Course department
    Advanced Index Fields and
    Basic Index Fields 
    crsname
    Course name
    crsinstrc Course instructor
    crsid Course ID
    crsdept Course department
    FrontEnd Display Fields crsinfo Course Information
    Full Display Labels fulldisplay.crsinfo Course Information

    Normalization Rules

    The following rules are included in the Alma MARC normalization rules template to allow the mapping of course reserve information.
    • Display Section:
      A rule concatenates the crsid, crsname, crsdept, and crsinstrc fields into the crsinfo field using the following format:
      <course ID> : <course name> ; <course department> ; <course instructor>
      For example:
      MATH 465.(WI 15) : Mathematics 465 ; Mathematics ; Bube, Kenneth P.
    • Facets Section:
      The following tables lists the rules that map course reserve information to the Facets section of the PNX:
      New Facet Normalization Rules
      Field Rule
      facet/Course name
      Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield j
      Transformation: Copy as is
      facet/Course instructor
      Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield g
      Transformation: Copy as is
      facet/Course ID
      Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield k
      Transformation: Copy as is
      facet/Course department
      Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield l
      Transformation: Copy as is
    • Search Section:
      The following tables lists the rules that map course reserve information to the Search section of the PNX:
      New Search Normalization Rules
      Field Rule
      search/Course name
      1. Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield j
        Transformation: Copy as is
      2. Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield j
        Transformations: Delete spaces + Remove Punctuation
      search/Course instructor
      Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield g
      Transformation: Copy as is
      search/Course ID
      1. Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield k
        Transformation: Copy as is
      2. Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield k
        Transformation: Delete spaces
      3. Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield k
        Transformation: Remove punctuation
      4. Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield k
        Transformations: Delete spaces + Remove Punctuation
      search/Course department
      Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield l
      Transformation: Copy as is
      search/searchscope
      Retrieve data from MARC CNO field subfield a
      Transformations:
      Use Mapping table: Alma Institution Codes
      Add to end of string: _CR
      • The new search scope will be <institution>_CR.
      • Records will be added to search scope when MARC CNO field data exists.