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  1. 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

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    • Adding 'Issue' as a new resource type in Primo Central

      Resource types used in Primo Central are limited to 23 (book, article, journal, image...) [See pdf "Primo Central Index Resource Types" in the Documentation Center].

      For digitized journal issues, the type in use is 'journal'. Archive collections like HathiTrust may contain tens of thousands of digitized journal issues; institutional repositories may also contain complete issues… This is finally confusing for end-users for who see issues labelled as journals and for whom filtering by resource type has become useless.

      Adding a 24th type 'Issue' for this material would be welcome! ‘Journal’ would thus only remain for real journal records.

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      • Real Time Availability for Electronic Resources

        If a resource from Alma is unavailable to a end user due to a campus or IP restriction and receives the "No Full Text available" message, then update the "Online Access" green dot to "No Full Text/Red Dot" or "Sign In for access options/ Yellow dot"

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        • • Records without a date at the bottom of results list when sorting on date oldest

          At this moment, the sort option “Date oldest” displays the records without a date on top of the results list. This is confusing and not relevant for users; when there are several records without a Creation Date they probably conclude that sorting on date oldest doesn’t work. Our request is to display the records without a date always at the bottom of the results list when a sort option on date is used (thus as well for date oldest as for date newest)

          51 votes
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          • Full integration of Syndetics enrichment content

            Syndetic Solutions enrichment content should be indexed in Primo, to aid the retrieval of books (especially by chapter titles in TOCs) and displayed inline in the new Primo UI. The acquisition of Ex Libris by Proquest should make this commercially easier to arrange, and it should be technically easier on the Primo "cloud" platform.

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            • Create a Tableau Web Data Connector for Primo Analytics

              Primo Analytics users who also use Tableau would benefit from a generic Tableau Web Data Connector (WDC) available via a Primo Integrations page to integrate Primo Analytics into Tableau vizes via the Ex Libris API.
              The WDC could generate report-specific field structure based on the schema/xsd section of the API report XML, making the addition of Primo Analytics report data to Tableau as easy opening an Excel spreadsheet.
              Since I do not have Primo, I have not been able to test these as I did with Alma, but this idea is based on the assumption that Primo Analytics reports API…

              36 votes
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              • Increase number of citations that can be pushed to citation manager tools

                Our users would like to be able to send more than the current limit of 30 citations at a time to tools like Refworks and Easybib.

                7 votes
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                • Different RTA status messages for items on loan and missing items

                  Today the message "All items checked out from ..." is shown both for items on loan and items with process status "Missing" in Aleph. We would like to have different messages reflecting the real process status of he item.

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                  • Create link for patron to report issue with Primo Central Record

                    This idea comes from a ticket submitted by a professor last week regarding a journal article resource that was marked as "peer reviewed" in PCI incorrectly. She reported it to us and we reported it to ExLibris, but it would seem more efficient to include a link that could report the problem directly to ExLibris for PCI content. I imagine something similar to the "report an issue" link found in google books: https://www.screencast.com/t/BdLZo2tR6D

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                    • Index Ebsco API "abstract" Results so they don't appear in Primo "Full-Text" Results

                      All Primo results from the EBSCO API are searched and displayed "on the fly," and there's no option to sort the abstract-only content from full-text in Primo results.

                      So even though our default in Primo is to display ONLY "full text" results -- Primo is returning EBSCO "abstract only" or "may be full text" links in our Full-Text searches. Our users are confused, and call us wondering why they don't have full-text access in our Primo full-text search results.

                      Finding a way to sort the Ebsco abstract-only content from the full-text content, so it's working correctly within the Primo search…

                      4 votes
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                      • Add the 'until' argument to OAI-PMH pipe configuration

                        When creating a pipe to harvest using OAI, we can currently set the 'from' date but not an 'until' date. When harvesting from a large repository, this means we have to collect the whole set in one go - which may be a problem for Primo and/or the repository. We would prefer to process, say, three months data at a time.

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                        • Relais third-node adapter

                          There should be a way to search consortium library ILSes using Metalib or a z39.50 third-node adapter. We are currently building a metalib quickset to federate search across the consortium. We hate relais' discovery service so we would like to keep users in primo. Currently, the relais link in the new UI is for known items. We would like to create a consortium based union catalog. Even better would be if this could get accomplished by daily automated harvesting within PCI (leaving d2d's web API to check availability and process the loan). If you think this would require additional resources,…

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                          • RefWorks export: the maximum amount of records that can be exported to Refworks from Primo is 30. Make this number configurable to allow mor

                            RefWorks export: the maximum amount of records that can be exported to Refworks from Primo is 30. Make this number configurable to allow more records.

                            2 votes
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                            • EBSCO Database HR Source

                              Please add to the collection

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