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    Configuring Repository Search in Leganto

    Configuring Search Repository

    You can configure the repository in which Leganto users search for citations to be Alma or Primo/Primo VE. You will need the View Code for your Primo/Primo VE system. If you configure that searches are in Primo/Primo VE, you can restrict the searches to a specific scope or allow users to search in any scope.
    For the Primo View Code, contact your Primo system administrator. For information on the Primo VE View Code, see Configuring the Services Page.
    To configure Leganto users to search in Primo/Primo VE:
    1. On the Leganto Custom Settings page (Configuration Menu > Fulfillment > Leganto > Customer Settings), set primo_vid to the View Code.
      • When this parameter is not set, searches are in Alma (skip the next step).
      • When this parameter is set, either primo_search_scopes and/or primo_default_search_scope must be set (see next step) or searching is disabled.
    2. Configure primo_search_scopes and primo_default_search_scope based on which search feature you want to appear in Leganto.
      Leganto Search Feature Configuration Options
      Search Feature Appearing in Leganto primo_vid primo_search_scopes primo_default_search_scope Notes
      Alma-only Leave blank N/A N/A
      Disabled <vid> false or leave blank Leave blank Not recommended
      Search in a specific Primo/Primo VE scope only <vid> false or leave blank <scope ID>
      Display Primo/Primo VE scopes dropdown list; no scope selected by default <vid> true Leave blank Not recommended, because, if the instructor forgets to select a scope, the search fails.
      Note that librarians (only) can select Alma as a search scope.
      Display Primo/Primo VE scopes dropdown list; one scope selected by default <vid> true <scope ID> Note that librarians (only) can select Alma as a search scope.
    3. When you are done, select Save.
    Note that for Primo, the IP ranges for Leganto access must also be configured in Primo. See the following page in the developer network for more information: To see the mapping between Primo PNX field and Leganto citation elements, see Appendix A: Field Mapping from Primo PNX to Leganto Citations.
    To enable Leganto users to include results without full text in Primo Central search results, set the parameter primo_include_non_fulltext_option to default_true or default_false. When set to either value, a checkbox to enable results without full text appears in Leganto when a Primo Central search scope is selected. If you entered the value default_true, the checkbox is selected by default.
    Results from Primo include material type filters (Book, Article, Audio Visual, and Video). To ensure that these filters accurately reflect the counts in Primo, set the parameter primo_tab to the desired Primo tab code. For more information on Primo tabs, see Tabs in Configuring Primo's Front End.
    primo_default_search_scope must be set to a Primo/Primo VE search scope for the Other Formats and Editions feature to work; see Configuring the Display of Other Formats and Editions of Citations.

    Configuring Repository Locate Workflow

    To configure whether a citation's information is overridden by any conflicting repository information after Alma finds a match in the repository, configure the customer parameter on_locate (true/false) (Configuration Menu > Fulfillment > Leganto > Customer Settings). After a match is found: when set to overlay, Alma overrides the information in the citation with information in the repository (if information in the repository (if the information is is missing in the repository, the information in the citation remains as is); when set to merge, Alma merges the information in the citation with the information in the repository (in other words, only missing citation information is filled in using information from the repository); when set to ignore, Alma ignores the information in the repository.
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