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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 by 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 by searches are supported:

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


    Browse Page in Primo VE

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


    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 are included in the heading's record count.

      • When a user selects the heading, these records are omitted from the results, and the system displays the following message:

        Some records are not displayed since they are restricted / suppressed from display.
    3. Each heading in the list returns a maximum of 500 records.

    4. When browsing by title, it is recommended that you omit leading articles. For example, it is best to search for the title great modern English stories an anthology instead of the title The great modern English stories an anthology.

    5. Since Primo VE utilizes the Alma browse capabilities, Browse Search includes only records from the IZ and does not return NZ records that are available to the institution. The Union view/NZ view includes only information held by the NZ and not IZ-specific records.

    Configuration Options

    The following table describes the configuration that supports the Browse functionality. For information on how Browse searches are handled in Alma, see Browsing the Shelf Listing.

    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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