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    Configuring Journal Search for Primo VE

    Introduction

    Primo VE's Journal Search is an enhanced user experience with auto-complete functionality that is generated from the journals held by the library as per the activation of the journals in Alma. In contrast to other link resolvers, Primo VE generates a full journal list that includes both electronic and physical journals held by the library. This allows users to limit results to electronic or physical results with the Availability facet.
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    Primo VE Journal Search

    Unlike the new Primo UI, Journal Search for Primo VE does not allow you to browse using A-Z links. 

    The maximum number of results per page is 10 (not configurable), and each result contains the following information: resource type, thumbnail, title, creator, date, availability, and actions (such as Citation and Email). Users can sort the results by either relevance or alphabetically by title.
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    Primo VE Journal Search Results Page
    The following enrichments are included in Alma CZ records and displayed in Primo VE:
    • Journal open access indicator - The relevant Alma CZ records for journals have been enriched with an open access indicator, which is based on Ulrich's (506 0_ $f Unrestricted online access $2 star) setting.
    • Journal peer review indicator - The relevant Alma CZ records for journals have been enriched with a peer review indicator, which is based on Ulrich's (500 $a Refereed/Peer-reviewed) setting.

    Searching within Journals

    The Search Inside section displays on the record's full display page when the journal has an ISSN. This service allows users to search for articles within the journal. To enable this functionality, you must define the ISSN field as a search index for advanced searches (see Adding a Search Index, Resource Type, or Language to Advanced Searches). For more information on the Full Display page, see Configuring the Full Display Page.

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    Search Inside Section on Full Display Page

    After the user enters search terms, the system performs an advanced search that returns all matching articles within the journal.

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    Advanced Search Within Journal

    Browsing Journals by Category

    Users can browse for journals by selecting specific categories and subcategories listed in the Journals by Category section of the Journal Search page. The categories are populated using the mapping of the journal LCC numbers to a three-level hierarchy adapted from Columbia's Hierarchical Interface to LC Classification (HILCC).

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    Journals by Category Section in Journal Search

    The following example returns 13 journals under the Business Education subcategory:

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    Browse by Category Results

    Configuration Options

    The following table describes the Back Office settings that support this functionality.
    Configuration Options for Alma Journal Searches
    Element Description
    Links Menu tab on the View Configuration page (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Configure Views)
    By default, Primo VE creates the Journal Search link that appears at the top of the UI.
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    Links Menu Tab - View Configuration Page

    Clearing the Display Category Browse check box on the JournalSearch > Edit Menu Link page prevents the categories from appearing on the Journal Search page.

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    Edit Menu Link - JournalSearch
    Journal Search Labels code table
    The following codes support the display labels associated with the Journal Search search box:
    • nui.journalsearch.title: Journal Search
    • nui.journalsearch.searchbox.help: Title or ISSN
    • nui.journalsearch.searchwithin.desc: Search for articles within this journal
    • nui.journalsearch.searchwithin.help: Article title or keyword
    • nui.journalsearch.category.option3Use the Journals by category option to browse journals by category.

    • nui.journalsearch.category.titleJournals by category

    • nui.journalsearch.category.resultjournals found:

    View Labels code table
    The following codes support the display labels associated with Journal Search in the Main menu:
    • mainmenu.label.journalsearch: Journal Search
    • nui.mainmenu.description.journalsearch: Journal Search
    Result Tile Labels code table
    The following codes support the display labels associated with Journal Search in the brief results:
    • nui.results.journalsearch.peer_reviewed: Peer Reviewed
    • nui.results.journalsearch.peer_reviewed.tooltip: This journal has been peer reviewed
    • nui.results.journalsearch.open_access: Open Access
    • nui.results.journalsearch.open_access.tooltip: This journal is available via Open Access

    Journal Search Category Labels code table (Configuration Menu > Discovery > Display Configuration > Labels)

    (New) This table allows you to customize and translate the display labels for the categories/subcategories in Journal Search. For example, the following code defines the label for the Microbiology & Immunology third-level subcategory:

    nui.journalsearch.category.lvl3.Microbiology_Immunology: Microbiology & Immunology

    Monitor Jobs > Scheduled (Admin Menu > Manage Jobs and Sets > Monitor Jobs)

    The new Creates Journal Categories File job runs once daily to create/update the categories/subcategories that appear in Journal Search. The system creates a maximum of three category levels.

    For all journals that have an LCC number in the MARC21 050 $a field, this job creates the categories/subcategories using Columbia's Hierarchical Interface to LC Classification (HILCC). For more details, see https://www1.columbia.edu/sec/cu/libraries/bts/hilcc/.

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