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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.


    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.


    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:

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

    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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