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    Configuring Fetch Item for Primo VE

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    Fetch Item (which is also known as the Citation Linker in other versions of Primo) does not search for records the same way as a regular Primo search does. Instead, it creates an OpenURL request based on specified metadata, submits the request to your Alma link resolver, and then displays the link resolver's results. This is useful when looking for a specific book, article, or journal that may not be indexed in your local Primo VE database or covered by your activated CDI collections. In addition, your link resolver may offer other services (such as purchasing or requesting items that your library does not hold).

    The Fetch Item page provides a tab for books, journals, and articles. This enables users to specify search criteria (such as volume, author, and so forth) for the selected citation type to view full text or request additional services (such as ILL). In Primo VE, the Article tab opens initially by default.

    Fetch Item Page - Article Tab

    The result of submitting a fetch item request is the Services page, which is similar to the Full Display Page for a record. For more information, see Configuring the Services Page for Primo VE.


    Services Page

    Configuration Options

    The following table describes the configuration that supports this functionality.
    Configuration Options for Fetch Item
    Element Description
    Links Menu tab in View Configuration
    The citationlinker
  • Label etch Item

  • URL citationlinker

  • Description

  • View Labels code table
    The following codes have been added to support the display labels associated with Fetch Item in the Main menu:
    • mainmenu.label.citationlinkerFetch item
    • nui.mainmenu.description.citationlinker: Fetch Item (Citation Linker)
    Citation Linker Labels code table
    Defines the labels that are associated with Fetch Item page.
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