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    Configuring Course Reserves for Primo VE

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    Depending on the number of processes running in Alma, new and updated Course Reserves may take 10 to 30 minutes to appear in Primo VE. You must configure the following areas to search and display them in Primo VE:

    Configuring the Search of Course Reserves

    To enable users to search Course Reserves defined in Alma, you must ensure that your view includes the Course Reserve search profile. One way of doing this is by enabling the out-of-the-box CourseReserves search profile slot in the Search Profile Slots tab on the View Configuration page (see Configuring Discovery Views).

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    Enabling the Course Reserves Search Profile

    Configuring Facets for Course Reserves

    The Brief Results tab on the View Configuration page enables you to define which of the following Course Reserve facets appear in search results: Course Code (which includes the Section if defined), Course Name, Course Department, and Course Instructor. For more information, see Configuring the Discovery View.

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    Enabling Course Reserve Facets in Search Results
    • Ensure that you specify the search profile slots that you want to permit the search of Course Reserves.

    • When enabled, the Course Code + Name facet overrides the Course Code and Course Name facets.

    Configuring the Course Information Field in the Details Service

    In the Details section of the record's Full Display, you can display the information associated with a course (such as course code and course name). In addition, you can configure the course information field to link to the user's reading list in Leganto.

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    Course Reserve Information in Details Section - No Linking Shown
    To display the course information:
    1. Open the View Configuration page (Configuration > Discovery > Display Configuration > Configuring Views) and edit your view. For more information, see Configuring the Discovery View.

    2. Select the Full Record Services tab and configure the details code.

    3. Add and edit the Course Information field.

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      Enabling Course Information in Full Display Details
    4. In the Row Fields dialog box, add the Course Information field, which appears as follows in the UI:

      <course code>: <course name> ; <course department> ; <course instructors>

      The course information is taken directly from the following definitions in Alma:

      • Course code – The course code is taken from the Code and Section fields on the Manage Course Information page (see Managing Courses).

      • Course name – The course name is taken from the Name field on the Manage Course Information page.

      • Course instructors – The course instructors are taken from the Instructors tab on the Manage Course Information page.

      • Course department – The academic department name is taken from the Description field in the Course Faculties code table (see Configuring Academic Departments).

    5. From the Enable Linking to Leganto field, select one of the following options if you want to enable linking to Leganto:

      • Use a Permalink to the reading list – This option opens the Leganto My Lists page, which is prefiltered for this reading list.

      • Use a Link to the list on the Find Lists page – This option opens the Leganto Find Lists page, which preselects this reading list.

    6. Select Done to return to the Edit Full Display Details page.

    Configuring Course Reserve Fields in Advanced Search

    You can allow users to perform advanced searches using the following Course Reserve search fields: Course Code (which includes the course section if defined), Course Name, Course Code + Name, Course Department, and Course Instructor. These fields are configured in the Advanced Search Configuration tab on the View Configuration page (see Configuring the Discovery View).

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    Enabling Course Reserve Search Fields

    Ensure that you specify the search profile slots that you want to permit the search of Course Reserves.

    Configuring Display Labels for Course Reserves

    The following table lists the codes that define the labels used to support Course Reserves:
    Codes for Course Reserve Labels
    Code Table Code Description

    Facet Labels

    facets.facet.facet_crsname

    Course name

    facets.facet.facet_crsinstrc

    Course instructor

    facets.facet.facet_crsid

    Course ID

    facets.facet.facet_crsdept

    Course department

    facets.facet.facet_crsid_name

    Course ID and name

    Advanced Search Index Fields Labels

    search-advanced.scope.option.nui.advanced.index.course_name

    Course Name

    search-advanced.scope.option.nui.advanced.index.course_instructor

    Course Instructor

    search-advanced.scope.option.nui.advanced.index.course_code

    Course ID

    search-advanced.scope.option.nui.advanced.index.course_department_name

    Course Department Name

    Full Display Labels

    fulldisplay.crsinfo

    Course Information

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