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  1. configure the order of the holdings records in the GetIt tab

    It would be very useful to have an option to configure the order of the holdings records to be displayed in Primo (e.g. according to the loan period) as opposed to the current situation where the order is random.

    77 votes
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    • Sort of holdings by location (A-Z) in Primo GetIt

      Holdings in Primo Getit are sorted by "their proximity to the patron, according to the library IP address." [1]. This results in a random list (see screenshot).

      We want a sort by library location (A-Z), because this is more intuitive in cases where many holdings exist, e.g. printed journals are distributed at many locations among the university, see example [2].

      [1] https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/Alma_Online_Help_(English)/Fulfillment/080Configuring_Fulfillment/100Discovery_Interface_Display_Logic#Configuring_Locations_Ordering_Profiles
      [2] https://primo.fu-berlin.de/FUB:FUB_ALMA_DS21922194700002883

      60 votes
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      • Copy parts of Normalization Rules Sets to other fields in the same set

        It would be very useful to be able to copy subsets/blocks of a Normalization Rule Set to other blocks/fields in the same set, instead of manually copying very complicated rules. This was a NERS request from the Free University of Bozen (4440), but it did not receive enough votes.

        21 votes
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        • new option/checkbox: "expand my results with synonyms"

          The Primo Search Engine includes synonyms by default to expand the result list. This often leads to results which are fuzzy and hardly explainable.

          Instead of including synonyms by default we want to see an option to include synonyms by explicit user decision.

          This option ("expand my result using synonyms") could be included into the facets section or should be visible close to the search button.

          28 votes
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          • Send the same enriched query (stemming, synonyms, etc) to both local index and Primo Central PC index ( important for blended search )

            As default behavior, Primo not only looks for the patron's query, but according to the guessed language enriches the original keywords of the user with additional terms, in order to improve the performance. Linguistic features ( https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/120Linguistic_Features ) may be customized by the systems librarian, for example removing or adding synonyms. But these changes affects only the results coming from the local index (i.e. the index built with records coming from the library's pipes for the catalogue, the institutional repository etc.). Primo Central (PC) records are not affected: for PC records the query enrichment is run separately and using the…

            12 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
            • Display times in Back Office according to local timezone

              Currently Primo Back Office displays all times according to the server timezone. This is particularly relevant to scheduled pipes. For smoothest operation these need to be coordinated with Alma jobs, which are scheduled against local timezones. Differences in daylight savings times mean we have to update our conversions between the two timezones at least twice a year.

              Being a multi-tenanted environment, the underlying server timezone can't easily be changed. But my suggestion is to make the *display* of any times in Back Office depend on a configurable timezone. ie

              1) Allow institutions to configure a timezone

              2) Where times and…

              11 votes
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              • Show the terms added to the patron's query by the linguistic features (i.e. stemming, synonyms etc.)

                As default behavior, Primo not only looks for the patron's query, but enriches the original keywords of the user with additional terms, in order to improve the performance.

                The system first tries to guess the language of the query, and then tries to enrich it, using a variety of steps described in the Linguistic Features section of the documentation: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/120Linguistic_Features

                For example, a query for the string: Birne
                if recognised as German, is enriched with following synonyms (dictionary file as to March 2017):

                gluehbirne(normal),gluehlampe(normal),lampe(normal),leuchte(normal),leuchtkoerper(normal),haupt(normal),kopf(normal),ruebe(normal),schaedel(normal)

                The point is that the whole thing is a blackbox for both the librarian and the…

                13 votes
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                • Journals A-Z: Subject-indexing or discipline-indexing of titles

                  Librarians and faculty members alike would like the ability to search the Journals A-Z list by subject or discipline. This is available in SFX's A-Z/Journal Title Finder functionality, and would be highly useful in Primo as well. User Services and Teaching/IL Librarians would use it to create Subject Guides and other instructional materials, while Collections Librarians would use it to help in acquisitions decision-making. Faculty members would like to refer students to quick lists of discipline-specific resources, as well as use such lists for their own current awareness and professional development.

                  31 votes
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                  • Untick the box "specific edition only" on the resource sharing form

                    On our user's resource sharing form, the box "specific edition only" is automatically ticked.

                    It's not efficient and helpful because almost nobody untick this box. And when we search the book and don't find the "right" edition, we don't know if the tick is desired or just by default.
                    So each time we meet this situation, we have to contact our user and it's a waste of time.

                    If the box "specific edition only" is untick at the beginning, we know that we could trust in.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                    • Lateral linking as standard option for more fields

                      At this moment, lateral links are available OTB for authors and subjects; and can be implemented for local fields.
                      We ‘d like lateral linking to be a standard option for more fields like : ispartof, relation and unititle.
                      Use case is a series link in tab Details.

                      113 votes
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                      • We would like PRIMO to be REAL TIME

                        We would like PRIMO to be REAL TIME, just as we had in Voyager. If we add records to ALMA, why do users have to wait 24-48 hours and many times longer, to have that record appear for use in PRIMO. Finding links to resources is key to user satisfaction.

                        64 votes
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                        • Add 'search' feature in e-shelf

                          Users should be able to search for references in their eShelf lists based of any <search> field contents in the PNX and wherever the references may be (not sensitive to folders).

                          17 votes
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                          • • Records without a date at the bottom of results list when sorting on date oldest

                            At this moment, the sort option “Date oldest” displays the records without a date on top of the results list. This is confusing and not relevant for users; when there are several records without a Creation Date they probably conclude that sorting on date oldest doesn’t work. Our request is to display the records without a date always at the bottom of the results list when a sort option on date is used (thus as well for date oldest as for date newest)

                            50 votes
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                            • Add a true "exact" search to Advanced search type

                              The available search types do not include a true "exact" search, where the results inlcude the query term(s) *and only* the query term(s). This type of search is very useful for one-word queries, especially when it is a common word. Using "begins with" in these situations can still result in dozens of results. We can construct a search, but it's not something the average user would know how to do, e.g.:

                              Title begins with intervention
                              NOT
                              Title begins with intervention?

                              This is a convoluted construction, and we'd prefer a true "is exactly" search type.

                              2 votes
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                              • "Add starts with functionality to subject field in the advanced search"

                                Add "starts with" functionality to subject field in the advanced search

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                                • Improve RTA Holdings status information for checked out / unavailable items for Alma consortiums

                                  For Alma / Primo customers in a consortial resource sharing network, when an item in an institutional view is checked out, in the brief results display, an RTA availability statement is replaced with a "Check Holdings" link. Upon clicking on the title and viewing the full display of the record, RTA is checked for all institutions, including the institution of the view the user is in, updating the RTA status. When the user clicks out of the full record, the correct status (e.g., Checked Out) displays in the RTA section of the brief record in the results list.

                                  Users should…

                                  51 votes
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                                  • Add an option to "expand my results" from the "no records found" page

                                    Currently the "no records found" page doesn't provide an option to "expand my results". Since the default behavior is to search without that option, a properly formed query for an existing item outside our collections yields the discouraging no results page. The message provides suggestions like "check your spelling." Please provide an option to try the search again with "expand my results". Ideally, Primo would know ahead of time if such an expansion would yield results and would only offer it if that was the case.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Improve Misleading Links/Terminology in Results

                                      The prominent "Use Get It To Request" link on results with multiple versions, in the case where another version is an immediately available local copy, is not a good thing to have displayed.

                                      We have also noticed the new interface offers direct "Online access" links from the results page (even with direct linking deactivated) which arbitrarily lead to what can be one of several possible destinations, each with different date coverage ranges. So in the case of embargoed content, for example, a user can be misled to think current access is unavailable.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Create link for patron to report issue with Primo Central Record

                                        This idea comes from a ticket submitted by a professor last week regarding a journal article resource that was marked as "peer reviewed" in PCI incorrectly. She reported it to us and we reported it to ExLibris, but it would seem more efficient to include a link that could report the problem directly to ExLibris for PCI content. I imagine something similar to the "report an issue" link found in google books: https://www.screencast.com/t/BdLZo2tR6D

                                        3 votes
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                                        • New books link in Primo home page

                                          We would love seeing in the Primo home page link to new books added to the collection. after developing the new book facet it'll be easier to implement this feature using the data added to the PNX.

                                          33 votes
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