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  1. Add next and previous arrows to detail display

    Instead of forcing the user to close the detail display to then click on the details of another record, the idea would be to add next and previous arrows or buttons to the detail display to allow the user to see the next or previous records details.

    45 votes
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    • Allow to delete records in Primo BE ( included dedup records )

      Right now the only way to delete a record in Primo is to refer to a KB Article [1] explaining how to write an xml OAI-PMH record with status 'deleted' and let the xml file to be ingested by a pipe. The procedure is cumbersome and error prone (e.g. issues with compression of the file on non linux machines etc.) and it does not always work properly. For example, dedup records are not properly deleted by this procedure.

      It would be good to provide a feature in the Primo BE allowing to look for specific PNX and to delete it.…

      25 votes
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      • Find e-Journal by Title search

        Add the following radio buttons to the Find e-Journal by Title search:

        *Contains
        *Starts with
        *Exact

        28 votes
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        • Make hyphenated compound searchable as closed compound

          Hyphenated compounds are indexed for search as open compounds in Primo when "remove hyphens" option is enabled.

          In German language it is also very common to concatenate them as closed compounds, thus creating a single word without spaces or hyphens. This variant should be indexed for search as well.

          Example:
          "Passagen-Werk" (hyphenated compound)
          • at the moment also finds "Passagen Werk" (open compound) when "remove hyphens" option is enabled
          • at the moment does not find "Passagenwerk" (closed compound) but should be able to find this!!

          31 votes
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          • Ability to increase the number of results that are loaded at a time in New UI

            Currently, the Primo New UI retrieves 10 search results. It is not possible to increase the number of results.
            We would like the ability to configure the number of results that are loaded at a time.

            66 votes
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            • Offer a select and "renew selected" option in Primo Loans tab

              Under the Primo 'Loans' tab, users currently have the ability the ability to renew individual titles, or "renew all". But they cannot select particular titles and renew only those.

              We have had several patrons complain about this lack of functionality as they only want to renew books when the original loan period requires them to (i.e. they don't want to renew early) so that they get the maximum loan periods allowed.

              A "renew selected" feature on the Primo Loans tab would improve the user experience.

              65 votes
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              • Allow for consistant customizations in the new UI

                The open discovery of the new UI allows customers to customize the new UI, extend its functionalities, and connect Primo with external services.
                This framework can offer an important added value to institutions; it can enable them to respond to specific needs of their user community.
                We want to implement extensions for functionalities like:
                • Offer a button “report a problem” that allows a user to report a broken link or another problem with a specific source he found. The form sends this message to our helpdesk, together with useful debug info like : is the user on or off…

                140 votes
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                • Session timeout 'Keep me alive' customization

                  Right now, Primo is only set to have a 30 minute window before the 'Keep Me Alive' timeout feature appears.

                  As someone who uses this button frequently, it would be nice if we could customize the amount of time Primo allows before this 'Keep me Alive' button appears (ie 60 min. 6 hours, 12 hours, etc.) in the BO somehow.

                  24 votes
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                  • Modify BackOffice to Clearly Identify Old UI vs New UI components and methods.

                    It is very frustrating to have documentation that leads you down one path in Backoffice, only to later find out that the path is only applicable to the old UI and has no effect on the new UI. Modify the configuration wizard to clearly identify things as new UI or old UI. Ideally, BackOffice would react to the checkbox for New UI and only show me choices that are applicable to the new UI.

                    15 votes
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                    • Facet "language" not working

                      50 votes
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                      • Improve Primo RTA status for items that are in transit, on order, in processing, missing, etc.

                        Right now if an item is not available, then the item says "Checked out..." even if the item isn't actually checked out. In Alma, the status is under "Process type" and we want this more detailed "Process type" to be displayed to our users instead of just "Checked out.." for everything that isn't available. This is really confusing if the item is missing or being processed by our technical staff. We need to be able to tell users more detail. We have had several users request our library order a book and then when the book is being processed it…

                        290 votes
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                        • New Search link in new Primo UI should unlock & reset sticky facets

                          Can the new Primo UI be configured so all locked facets are unlocked and reset when the user clicks the “New Search”link on top of the new Primo UI toolbar?

                          Since the locked facets are programmed to remain active for the session, even after clicking “New Search”, the user may receive unanticipated results, and/or a result set of “No Records Found” if the sticky facets don’t apply to the new search.

                          For an example: A search on history narrowed to the subject of “History & Archaeology” with facets “Available in the Library” and NOT “Video” does a nice job of…

                          12 votes
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                          • Primo Central Index ( PCI ) - more granularity in excluding content from activated resources - e.g. exclude from index by resource type

                            Right now in Primo Central Index the customer can either activate or not a resource. But sometimes more granularity would be appreciated. Namely adding a filter by resource type allowing inclusion or exclusion in the index would be very useful. Please note: it's *not* a matter of adding a resource type in PCI. It's a matter of excluding records with a specific resource type from activated resources.

                            For example, some resources/data sources contains not only articles, but also journals and other resource types we actually catalogue. Since right now dedup does not work between local records and PCI, this ends…

                            16 votes
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                            • Analytics - advanced search stastistics

                              Hi there,

                              According to SF case 422111 it's currently not possible to provide detailed statistics about advanced search field through OBI.

                              As for the facets, we would like to know the number of using field by field.

                              For example :
                              - We would like to know how many clicks were done on search field "Topic"
                              - We would like to know how many clicks were done on search field "Author"
                              - We would like to know in how many session the search field document type / books was used
                              - Which are the fields the most used in the advanced…

                              54 votes
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                              • Add autocomplete to embedded search tile/box

                                When setting up a Primo search tile or search box to embed in a library's website it would be great if it were possible to enable autocomplete in the embedded search box/tile so that it works the same way as it does in the Primo interface.

                                This would help library users enormously.

                                18 votes
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                                • Show cited in and cited by in the browse results in new UI

                                  In the new UI you need to look in the full results page to see cited in and cited by. Please add them back on the brief results page. As one of our researchers says "When researching a new subject one strategy is to look for articles that have a number of citations. This helps to find those articles that are cited a lot and so are especially significant within a domain and also allows a way to quickly expand reading to cover other relevant articles. Having the citations appear on the results list therefore helps to identify such articles…

                                  31 votes
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                                  • Delete and Monitor User-Submitted Tags in Primo

                                    I would love our students and patrons to adopt the tag functionality in Primo. I like that adding a tag requires being logged-in, which reduces possibility of automated or commercial spam significantly. But there's still significant likelihood of users applying tags with humorous or malicious intent.

                                    Two functions would greatly increase our likelihood of using this functionality rather than just hiding it via CSS:
                                    1. Allow administrators to delete tags.
                                    2. Allow administrators to review tags by searching and browsing in order of most recently applied first.

                                    Our implementation coordinator stated that this is currently unavailable for multitenant hosted Primo…

                                    38 votes
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                                    • List of Loans - Indicate if item is Requested

                                      It should be possible to indicate in the patron's List of Loans in the Library Account whether an item is requested, otherwise, it is not clear if the due date is sooner than on other loans because it is a Reserved item or because it was Requested by another reader.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Acquire SpringShare and integrate LibGuides functionality into Primo UI.

                                        LibGuides and the other SpringShare components provide supplemental functionality for many libraries. Many Primo customers are pointing to LibGuides for things like Database Search/A-Z, content management, and subject guides. Acquiring that resource would allow Ex Libris to incorporate the product into Primo and would allow Ex Libris to integrate the product into the secure architecture and FedRAMP approved architecture.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Add option to view complete authority records in Primo

                                          Primo does not show the complete authority record. In Aleph the end user could see the authority record through the link from Primo to the OPAC. As ALMA has no such option the end user has no way of seeing the complete authority record with all the RDA fields. If the complete authority record is displayed, not only some of the fields, the end user can find important information about the author with one click.

                                          19 votes
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