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  1. Make configurable preference of source in deduplication

    Preference of records coming from differente sources in deduplication is hardcoded in Primo and it causes undesired situations, for example poor SFX records have preference over rich ILS records and the information from ILS records is discarded. Order of preference of sources should be configurable through Primo Admin interface instead of being hardcoded

    65 votes
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    • Version control system for back office configuration

      A version control system for back office configuration tables, pipes, normalization rules etc.
      For files like Custom HTML, CSS, JS, PDS etc. we can manage change history and revert to older versions by using version control systems like Git, Subversion etc. For configuration managed via the web back office and database this is not possible, but it is a vital feature of professional system management. This will become more important in a full SaaS environment.

      57 votes
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      • Add functionality in relevancy ranking for Primo to adjust according to full text criteria

        We would like to be able to adjust the relevancy ranking of the results page to display full-text versions above duplicate results that show no full text available.

        Example:
        This would be most helpful for sources coming from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT), where the PQDT result shows as full-text available but results from other PCI sources (ERIC, ProQuest, etc.), show the source as "no full text available."

        We think this would be helpful for other situations, too.

        34 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…

          33 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.

            33 votes
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            • Multilingual CT and MT: Configure inherited languages

              Right now most CTs and MTs in the Backoffice are configured in a multitude of languages. The possibility to configure the languages needed by the instance and/or institution would make the usage more convenient and also save disk space.

              OTB-Tables could stay the same as they are now, of course. But for at least the instance – if not even single institutions – a set of needed languages should be configurable.

              31 votes
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              • Delete uploaded items from file uploader

                Add an option to delete files that were uploaded using the file uploader.

                27 votes
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                • Send email when pipe finishes with errors.

                  When a pipe finishes normally, but some records did not load due to errors, right now the only way to find out whether that happened or not is to go into the back office, Monitor Primo Status, Pipe Monitoring, and click on "Errors" next to the pipe (and a futher step to get to "History" if the pipe is not the last one run).

                  We run four Alma pipes a day, and around a half dozen other pipes once a day. WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO DO THIS and I bet a lot of other customers don't either.

                  But we…

                  22 votes
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                  • 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…

                    18 votes
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                    • Primo: ability for Back Office users to mantain their own passwords (or integrate with SAML)

                      Increasingly I am opening up the Primo Back Office to staff outside Library Systems, for example for people to build reports or test FRBR and DEDUP.

                      It would be more secure if the Back Office users had the option to change their own password rather than for me to set it.

                      Even better would be integration with the institution's Single Sign On service (as Alma does).

                      Regards,

                      Ciaran

                      Ciaran Talbot l Library Systems Manager l Red 2.6 Main Library l The University of Manchester Library l The University of Manchester l Oxford Road l Manchester l M13 9PP
                      @ciaran_talbot

                      13 votes
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                      • unix-like tool for working with normalization rule sets

                        to compare two normalization role sets or for finding spezial references in a rule set we need some tools:

                        - to compare 2 rule sets we need a tool like the diff command in unix
                        - to find references to a (mapping) table or occurences of fields in a NR we need a tool like grep in unix

                        12 votes
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                        • copy a normalization rule set from sandbox to production server

                          We need the possibility to tranfer NR testet in the sandbox environment to the production server.

                          11 votes
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                          • Email alerts when Primo BO jobs fail or complete

                            Add the ability to allow admins to receive or sign up for email alerts when jobs fail or complete in the Primo back office. This functionality is currently supported in Alma.

                            11 votes
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                            • Make integration with Alma more seamless in regard to the PCI and Link Resolver

                              When we activate our Link Resolver databases in Alma, we have to do it all over again in the Primo PCI. This is redundant effort. Yes, it is one time, but new libraries have enough else to do to configure the system and this seems like an unnecessary step.

                              8 votes
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                              • Send e-mail to Primo administrator staff after a scheduled pipe was executed

                                For many customers, especially SaaS ones that does not have direct access to the server, it is very important to know if a scheduled pipe is executed or not. The idea here is that the BO server send by email a summary of each pipe execution, indicating start and finish date and time, execution status and how many records were imported / deduplicated etc.

                                8 votes
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                                • Ability to administer synonyms via BO

                                  The systemSynonyms and userSynonyms files are only available via the command line so SaaS customers have to request changes be made via SalesForce.

                                  It would be easier to administer if the ability to view systemSynonyms and download/upload/deploy userSynonyms be in the BO.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Allow upload of SVG image files via File Uploader

                                    We have had some design work done for us and were supplied with a number of SVG format image files. The current Primo File Uploader does not support SVG format image files, but it should.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Backoffice REST API and Hooks

                                      Alma provides a growing number of API's for process orchestration and Hooks will come soon.

                                      Primo only provides REST API's which are mainly used for Frontend interaction.

                                      Primo is missing API's and Hooks to control Tools, Pipes, Processes and Schedules to implement fully automated workflows for Alma or other ILS.

                                      I would be great to see such API's and Hooks soon, please vote!

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Set default language(s) in PBO

                                        When managing the various mapping and code tables in the PBO, it gets complicated because I'm constantly having to set the language column. It would be great if we could have that narrowed by default to just the ones we need. To support multilingual institutions, it would need to allow for multiple defaults if possible.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Set default language in Primo Back Office

                                          It would be useful if Primo Back Office users were able to set their own default language preferences (e.g. for content of the code tables) rather than have to select the language every time.

                                          3 votes
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