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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…

    131 votes
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    • Facet "language" not working

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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.

        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…

          261 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…

            28 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…

              46 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…

                37 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.

                  • 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.

                    14 votes
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                      Allow users to text themselves call number/location for an item

                      31 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

                        21 votes
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                        • Read-only permission set for back-office users

                          As both a training tool and for wider understanding of the primo product, we would like to have a read-only permission profile where heads of public service or others could look up configuration/normalization settings, but not commit permission changes. As it stands now, each permission set has the ability to write to at least one area of back office. We would like a 'do-no-harm' account that senior or technically abled library staff could review/suggest changes without having the ability to make the change.

                          12 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

                            17 votes
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                            • Add a prm-alma-mashup-after angular directive

                              It's hard to work with the alma-mashup without the prm-alma-mashup-after directive and the lack of the directive is inconsistent with the rest of the markup in Primo.

                              4 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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                                • 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.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • proximity search operator for fulltext search in Primo Central

                                    A strong argument for a discovery index compared to a bibliographic database is the incorporation of full text in the index. I have not found an actual number or a percentage how many Primo Central collections are full text searchable. But we all know: it is significant. Since this year all Primo Central searches will always expand to full text.
                                    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/Primo_Central_Full-Text_Searching

                                    The most powerful feature for full text search is proximity.
                                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximity_search_(text)

                                    Aleph was able to support proximity for small hitsets
                                    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Aleph/Knowledge_Articles/Proximity_doesn't_work_for_larger_results.

                                    ... and Summon has a proximity feature
                                    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/Product_Documentation/Searching_in_The_Summon_Service/Search_Features/Summon%3A_Boolean%2C_Phrase%2C_Wildcard_and_Proximity_Searching#proximity

                                    Proximity search is currently not supported nor planned in…

                                    24 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.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Opening results in a new tab - stop it defaulting to the top of the list

                                        In the new Library Search, every time I open a search result in a new tab, the list of results resets to the top of the list. This is very annoying, especially if i have already had to load 3 or more pages of results.

                                        3 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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