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    Configuring Browse Search for Primo VE

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    A browse search returns an alphabetical list (based on the type of browse selected and the search terms specified by the user). Each item in the results list returns a list of related records. Currently, the following types of browse searches are supported:

    • Browse Bibliographic headings of the following types: Author, Title, Series, and Subject (based on a selected vocabulary). This type of browse utilizes the Alma browse functionality. For information on its full mapping, see Browsing Bibliographic Headings.

    • Browse shelf listings with call numbers of the following types: Library of Congress, Dewey, NLM, SUDOC, Shelving control number, UDC, and generic.

    BrowseSearch_LinkMenu2.png

    Browse Page in Primo VE

    The following figure shows an example of the alphabetical list returned by a title browse. Users can then select one of the items in the alphabetical list to display the brief results for the item.

    BrowseSearch_TitleExample.png

    Browse by Title
    1. Browse search does not group records together by FRBR/Dedup in the results. Instead, it returns all relevant records that match the search terms.

    2. If a heading contains suppressed or restricted records:

      • These records will be included in the heading's record count.

      • When a user selects the heading, these records will be omitted from the results, and the system will display the following message:

         

        Note: Some records are not displayed since they are restricted / suppressed from display.

    Configuration Options

    The following table describes the configuration that supports the Browse functionality.

    Browse Configuration
    Element Description

    Links Menu tab in View Configuration

    Enables/Disables the Browse link that displays on the Main menu in Primo VE.

    In addition, you can specify which of the following types of Browse types are offered to users: Author, Title, Call Number types (callnumber.0 - Library of Congress, callnumber.1 - Dewey, callnumber.2 - NLM, callnumber.3 - SUDOC, callnumber.4 - Shelving control number, callnumber.UDC - UDC, and callnumber - generic call number).

    View Labels code table

    The following code supports the Browse link in the Main menu:

    • mainmenu.label.Browse: Browse Search

    The following code supports the Browse link's tooltip when hovering over the link:

    • nui.mainmenu.description.Browse: Browse Search

    Browse Search Labels code table

    Defines the display labels that are associated with browse.

    After assigning a subject vocabulary in the Links Menu tab, you may want to edit its associated display label:

    • nui.browse.subject.1 - subject

    • nui.browse.subject.2 - subject

    • nui.browse.subject.3 - subject

    • nui.browse.subject.4 - subject

    • nui.browse.subject.5 - subject

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