Multiple holdings on one bookmark
It would be really helpful if we could have multiple holdings, or LCNs against one bookmark.
Here at RHUL we have a large literature collection, and where an academic has indicated the specific edition is not important, we have a situation whereby we have to have multiple bookmarks for the same title in order to accurately alert students to all the different copies that might be available.
This ends up not only being time consuming to manage, but looks extremely messy on the list.
This would be great to add the print LCN and the Ebook LCN to the one item, Would be great tio identify what is not held in e format
Catherine Riches commented
We would appreciate this at Surrey too - as well as being clearer for the students, it would be clearer for staff reviewing the reading lists, so they don't accidentally order unnecessary extra copies when checking our purchase ratios (we only bookmark one of the editions).
The workaround would be library/student notes explaining any edition is okay, but this still involves extra searching to find the alternative versions, as they don't always FRBRise on Primo so the 'see other formats/editions' button isn't reliable.
Robin Farndon commented
This would be very useful to us for our Literature and Creative Writing modules, where we may have several different editions of a given work that would be suitable.
Ted Spilsbury commented
Like Eric, I agree that this would be most useful to us when pointing students towards copies where both a hardcopy and electronic edition are held.
Eric Johnston commented
This would also be useful when a title is available in both print and electronic formats. In Primo the records may be merged to display together but only one LCN is captured when bookmarking so that it appears that we only have one format. Having both LCNs may prevent the need for academics to create separate bookmarks for print and electronic records.