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  1. 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…

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    • Change labels for Hathi Trust Records that are restricted to search only

      Currently, Hathi Trust records appear to have a full-text available label whether they are available in full-text or they are restricted to search only. In Summon restricted items in Hathi Trust are labeled citation online in order to not give the user a false expectation that the item would be available. I would like Primo to treat Hathi Trust records the same way.

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      • Place in queue for hold requests is confusing for users

        Can the queue numbering begin with 1 rather than zero? The zero is confusing to users when an item request is made. Users interpret this as not available. It's hard to explain the queue is for those waiting not those who placed the first request.

        91 votes
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        • Institutions are able to choose how a record is selected as the record to appear in the results list as part of the frbr process

          Where there are different editions of a work available, Primo groups these and uses the record with the richest metadata to display as the top record in the results list. Often this is not the most recent edition of the work. This can be misleading for users who believe the edition appearing in the results list to be the latest edition and so seek this out. For us, this has meant requests for items held on off-campus stores have been requested rather than a more recent edition held on the open stacks. I would like to suggest, therefore, that institutions…

          68 votes
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          • Please make the MARC bib. 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record available.

            The MARC 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record is not exposed to Primo. This means that the data in the b245p is not available to display to users in the My Account section of Primo, as part of the requesting process and on pull slips for items. This becomes important when the items have 245a data that is the same. For example, when a video game has the same name with more info in the 245p like the ones below.
            b245a b245p
            Angry birds. Star Wars
            Angry birds. Trilogy
            Assassin's creed. Brotherhood
            Assassin's creed. Revelations
            Batman. Arkham Asylum
            Batman.…

            62 votes
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            • Display of earlier editions in 'View x versions' feature instead of latest ones

              Unfortunately, and I've noticed this with other titles in Primo, e.g. Begg Economics, the latest editions of titles are hidden in the 'View x versions' area of Primo while the earliest edition is displayed in the search results. It would be better perhaps if the latest edition displayed with the option to view earlier editions under the 'View x versions' feature.

              58 votes
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              • Browse by physical location in Primo

                In Primo, it is not currently possible to browse by physical location & in our previous system, we were able to do so. For instance, from http://primo.rollins.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=showBrowse&mode=BrowseSearch&vid=01RC&tab=books_tab&dscnt=0&dstmp=1467208388734 we would like to have the option to browse by one of our locations, for instance For example, I would like to see what titles we have in Rare Special or Rare Florida Collections, but I do not see from the browse menu.

                we would like to be able to somehow browse by a given physical location in Primo without doing a keyword or title search for a particular item.

                56 votes
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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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                  • Ability to choose more granular subject links and not just the entire string, as in: "Comic books, strips, etc -- Social aspects -- United"

                    Ability to choose a section of a subject links and not just the entire string. E.g. "Comic books, strips, etc -- Social aspects -- United States" can only be selected as a whole, but not as individual parts, such as "Comic books, strips, etc."

                    50 votes
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                    • PCI to recognise the elements of a DOI to find the item

                      Errors in search results are likely to occur when users are searching for DOIs from citations. DOIs are often formatted differently in citations or online but the user will naturally just copy-paste the DOI as it appears. If the user searches for this 10.1016/j.acalib.2008.10.014 in Primo Central - you find the article. However if you search for http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2008.10.014 as it might be displayed in a citation, the article is not found. Anything preceding the DOI registry number (including doi:10.1016 for eg) will not result in a successful search.

                      44 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.

                        42 votes
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                        • Add a list of suggestions to zero result searches in the A-Z Journals list

                          It is not possible to display a list of suggestions when a user retrieves zero results for a search in the A-Z Journals list. However, it is possible in Primo simple and advanced search. It would be beneficial to provide users with a distinct list of suggestions if they retrieve zero results in the A-Z journals list.

                          41 votes
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                          • account request date

                            Add the request's date on the user's account

                            We would like that the user can see the date when he makes a request (hold or ILL) on his account.

                            We think that's will be an improvement for the users.

                            34 votes
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                            • Add search options for atoz list

                              Primo provides only title search options for A to Z list. It would be useful to have more options such as ISSN, ISBN or publisher.

                              31 votes
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                              • Add ability to change default sort for results

                                I would like to change the default sort for one of our views from Relevance to Date-newest. Our library has a lot of grey literature which is not handled appropriately by the Relevance sort.

                                27 votes
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                                • Improve Primo Alerts format

                                  Customers should have the abilty to modify and change the format of the alerts sent to the users, both the text and the visibililty of the email.

                                  26 votes
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                                  • Provide institutions with the ability to systematically boost the ranking of Subscribed PCI collections over Open Access PCI collections

                                    Often, there are multiple versions of an article offered in Primo. The different versions might be the result of having access through paid subscriptions and open access collections. However, there is currently no effective way for an institution to give systematic preference to the type of collection they want their patrons to see first. We request the ability to systematically boost the ranking of Subscribed PCI collections over Open Access PCI collections.

                                    24 votes
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                                    • Add link "Back to results list" on the e-Shelf

                                      This is the use-case I want to improve:
                                      A user is constructing complex queries and collecting some records.
                                      From time to time she wants to check the e-Shelf and then continue skimming trough the results list.

                                      ¡There is no simple navigation path from the e-Shelf back to the results list!

                                      There are 2 less-than-ideal solutions:

                                      1/ repeating the query from tab "This session's queries" (flaws: it is cumbersome to find the corresponding query and too much clicks are necessary)
                                      2/ the back button of the browser (flaws: the yellow e-Shelf star icons are not up to date and too much…

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Second sort in facets

                                        Currently, Primo shows the items in the facets (e.g. the subjects facet) either sorted alphabetically or by the number of items.
                                        However, it seems to order the items randomly when the number of items is identical for several different subject heading in the facet.
                                        It would be beneficial to be able to configure a secondary sort option for these items (for example when using a multilingual subject heading system - to present the same subject in both language one after the other).

                                        20 votes
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                                        • Holdingsfile should take into account the holdings of physical items

                                          In our Primo we have set up that only articles that you have access to is presented in the first result-list, but that you can remove this filter by checking the tick box on the left to include result that you do not have access to.

                                          Currently only the holdingf for electronic journals are taken into account. If the library has only the physical journal the article will not be part of the first search result. It will look like the library does not have this article, when the truth is that the user could get it in print.

                                          The…

                                          19 votes
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