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  1. 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…

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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…

      256 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…

        31 votes
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        • Open Access Flag for Open Access Content

          Open Access Content in Primo Central should be marked with an open access flag in the search or the facet section.
          As a result it should be possible to search or filter on open access content regardless of the frontend (Primo or via API).

          100 votes
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            Thank you for your contribution
            Open Access indicator & filter has been added to Summon, following analysis of the feedback for this enhancement in Summon we will evaluate the addition of Open Access indicator & filter to Primo Central.

          • 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…

            23 votes
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            • Primo does not distuinguish between see references and see too references

              Please see public ticket 423179 opened by our University.
              Sadly we have discovered that "Primo does not distuinguish between see references and see too references". In our opinion this would be an useful improvemet

              19 votes
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              • Ignore call number prefix (subfield k) when indexing for Call Number Browse

                Primo's browse search "By Library of Congress Call Numbers" includes the call number prefix (holdings record field 852 $k) when generating the browse list. At UGA, we use that prefix for oversize volumes (Folio, Ff), and for a variety of branch locations, special statuses and shelving areas (Juv, Ref, Vet Med, etc.).

                As a result, any holdings with a prefix do not show up alongside holdings in the same call number range, essentially hiding many titles from patrons interested in browsing the shelf list. (This would be an issue for staff as well, but shelf list browsing works correctly in…

                66 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.

                  6 votes
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                  • Link to record from list of requests in myAccount

                    There should be a link to the record from the to the list of requests in myAccount. At the moment there ist only a link to the details of the request (screenshot attached), and a user is forced to search the title again.

                    15 votes
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                    • Allow deletion of old unused pipes

                      We've got a long list of pipes, including some from an old repository we don't have anymore, and one I accidentally created with the wrong type (regular instead of delete-and-reload). These clutter up the list and make it harder to find the ones I actually use. It would be really good if we could delete the ones we don't want anymore.

                      (Or at least to be able to hide them, or if nothing else then to be able to rename them to "zzz_DON'T_USE" or something.)

                      3 votes
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                      • Additional Navigation for linked materials

                        When following an outside link, such as Check for Full Text, the links open a Primo page that lacks the typical navigation. Users can't easily access another search option or even get back to the homepage of their library. My suggestion is to add basic navigation to such pages so that users can continue their searching rather than ending up at a dead end or having to double back.

                        4 votes
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                        • Allow Primo to comply with the "force password change on next login" setting in Alma for internal users

                          Alma has the internal user setting "Force password change on next login". Primo does not comply with this setting, so there is no way to force patrons to change their passwords in Primo. This is problematic, because our internal user accounts have a very insecure default password initially set for them. Please consider implementing this feature for Primo

                          11 votes
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                          • Add MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) as citation style

                            The new UI 'send-to' citation functionality extends to APA, Chicago, MLA, Harvard styles. The majority of humanities students (at least at this institution) are asked to use the MHRA citation style. Please vote for this idea if you would like to see MHRA added to the list.

                            2 votes
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                            • Check for physical copies between data sources

                              Currently records harvested from local sources (e.g. Dspace) can not crosswalk to records from Alma. This means that a patron who finds a record from dspace for a dissertation can not determine if the dissertation is held as a physical copy using the find it tab in Primo.

                              For example, see http://searchit.lib.ksu.edu/KSUD:Entire_Library_Collection:01KSU_DSPACE2097/18531

                              The view it tab works, but the Check for Physical Copy times out because Primo's code is not set up to support checking for physical copies from sources other than Primo Central.

                              I request that the code be enhanced to support this discoverability.

                              4 votes
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                              • Only show "starts with" for relevant fields

                                Currently, the "starts with" functionality is only available for title searching. There are already some posts here about adding it for other fields, like call number and subject, which I support. This post is about the current behavior though. If I choose to search by another field, such as author/creator or subject, then the next dropdown allows me to choose "starts with" even though it's not available, and it immediately switches to a title search. I'd prefer that, if a user has selected a field other than Title, that "starts with" just wouldn't show up at all. If the task…

                                6 votes
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                                • [Primo] - UI - show Call Number in My Library Card - Requests

                                  The information about the shelfmark and physical position of an Item (i.e. the Physical Location and the Call Number) in not displayed in the Requests section of My Library Card. It is not displayed even if you expand the row (see attachment).

                                  The same happens in the old UI, if you click on Details. It might look like a minor issue, but it's not. Users looking at their requests have no clue where they books are actually located. They are forced to perform the search again for each item they requested. Consider that in many cases items are not moved…

                                  21 votes
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                                  • "Show Source Record" to users with Alma Staff Role only

                                    Although we can now display the MARC record in the UI using the "Show source records" we feel this feature is only really useful for Library staff and not for the vast majority of users who will not find it useful and will just add clutter to the full record for the majority. Ideally we would like the "Show source records" to be linked to the Alma library staff role so it will only display when our library staff are logged into Primo.

                                    Currently the only option to display this link in the UI is to have it appear for…

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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

                                      127 votes
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                                      • Citation Trail on the Brief display in Primo New UI

                                        Our users miss the Citation trail on the brief display in the New UI.

                                        eg "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 without having to click through each one in turn, making searches more efficient.

                                        I am doing my MSc dissertation research…

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Primo New UI : Allow OTB ordering of full record display sections

                                          The New UI does not allow libraries to easily configure the order of the sections in the full record display.
                                          We would like an Out of the Box solution to re-order the full record display.

                                          For example: We would like to move the ViewIt section to the top, and move the Actions sections to sit after the Details section.

                                          5 votes
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