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  1. Password reminder

    We would like to have a "Forgotten your password?" button on the login page to get a reminder via e-mail, or a link to reset the password.

    209 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.

      161 votes
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      • 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.

        140 votes
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        • 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.

          88 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.

            83 votes
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            • Secondary sorting of records in the results list

              Primo is designed to sort the results list by one parameter only (relevancy, title etc.).
              Currently, it is not possible to define a secondary sort. Thus records with the same ranking will appear in no particular order.
              It would be beneficial to be able to configure a secondary and third sort options. For example, first sorting by Relevancy, secondary by Publishing Year and third by Title.

              82 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).

                76 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.

                • exclude/include reviews from resultlist

                  There should be an option "expand my results to include book reviews", similarly to the option "expand my results beyond library collection" in the facets. While having reviews in the list is helpful for some tasks (e.g. acquisitions) they appear misleading to our students and we wish to exclude them by default.

                  71 votes
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                  • Enable actions for loans/requests in My Account

                    Right now in Primo, if you have items checked out at your library, you can't do anything with them in the UI. You can't send to RefWorks, email, etc. Users would like to be able to send these items to citation management tools and they currently can’t do that. From the loan list, there is no link back to the full record.

                    67 votes
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                    • Export to reference management systems

                      Export of Primo records through e-shelf to various reference management systems (like Endnote, RIS export) is limited to a maximum of 30 records. We'd like this maximum set to 500 or more.

                      60 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…

                        59 votes
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                        • Improve APA citation format to include the DOI for an article

                          APA citation format should include the DOI information for journal articles. As recommended by APA.

                          http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/digital-object-identifier-doi/

                          However citations from Primo do not include a DOI.

                          We note that Summon is able to do this and hope that the defect be resolved.

                          eg from Primo
                          Hooper, L. (2012). ExLibris's Primo and Musical Research. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 15(2), 119-124.
                          and from Summon
                          Hooper, L. (2012). ExLibris's primo and musical research. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 15(2), 119. doi:10.1080/10588167.2012.672088

                          58 votes
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                          • Add starts with functionality to Call Number field in the advanced search

                            "starts with" functionality should be added to the Call Number field in the advanced search in Primo.

                            46 votes
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                            • Export to Excel

                              It would be great if would could provide an option to export to excel for results saved in e-shelf

                              46 votes
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                              • alerts based on a range of call numbers

                                We would like our users to be able to define an alert in primo, based on a range of call numbers – for example:
                                lc = "ds67->ds79.99" .

                                45 votes
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                                • Combine permalinks with citations in Primo

                                  In Primo, the ability to copy citations is very useful, as is the ability to copy permalinks for individual records. When helping a patron via virtual reference (chat or email), it is cumbersome to, first, open and copy the citation, and second, open copy the permalink. It would make more sense to either hyperlink the citation with a stable link, or include the permalink after the citation in the same window.

                                  43 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.

                                    43 votes
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                                    • Add a pre-filter for Peer-reviewed Journals

                                      Our students would like the option to pre-filter their searches to articles published in Peer-reviewed journals. The current Primo configuration only allows this filter as a refining facet after searching.

                                      36 votes
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                                      • New books Carousel

                                        Hello, we all saw EDS New books Carousel and liked it.
                                        We want Ex Libris to develop new books carousel for Primo customers. please look at AUR Library - The American University of Rome page [https://www.aur.edu/], from the university main page choose the library and you'll get to EDS.
                                        I'm attaching a screen capture of the library home page with the new books carousel.
                                        Thank you!

                                        34 votes
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                                        • Can Ex_libris work with publishers to enable OA articles in hybrid journals to be discoverable ?

                                          Currently if we do not subscribe to a journal (normally a hybrid OA titles) which has open access articles the article access is not discoverable as available during a search of Primo - is there any way to identify these articles as being available ?

                                          26 votes
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