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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…

    220 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.

      • 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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        • 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

          120 votes
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          • [Primo] - UI - show Call Number in My Library Card - Requests

            The information about the shelfmark and physical position of an Item (i.e. the Physical Location and the Call Number) in not displayed in the Requests section of My Library Card. It is not displayed even if you expand the row (see attachment).

            The same happens in the old UI, if you click on Details. It might look like a minor issue, but it's not. Users looking at their requests have no clue where they books are actually located. They are forced to perform the search again for each item they requested. Consider that in many cases items are not moved…

            15 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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              • 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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                • Return all hits for a language in advanced search

                  In advanced search when refining to language you only get a result if you have a search statement. It should be possible to get all records in a certain languge, both from pipes and Primo central, if you refine to a certain language in advanced search. As it works in Libris advanced search: http://libris.kb.se/form_extended.jsp?f=ext

                  7 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.

                    28 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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                      • Primo Analytics: ability to report on Primo API usage

                        Idea: Ability to report on Primo API usage (e.g. number of searches, search terms and source of API calls).

                        Include usage of Primo Front End and API as part of Primo Analytics so that both can be aggregated and analysed.

                        Developer Network API Analytics is not sufficient and does not provide the essential information we are looking for, e.g. search terms.

                        10 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                        • Sort loans in Primo, by due date

                          It would be really helpful if user were able to resort their loans in Primo, by due date. My use case is a user with significant number of loans - 100+ - who want to work out which loans need ot be returned and which one they can retain.

                          14 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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                            • My Account - Loans & Requests: Bibliographical Details of ILL article requests

                              Currently, users cannot see the full bibliographical details of their Resource Sharing "Article" Requests in their account,. Although all the details appear in Alma, in Primo the Journal Title, Year, Volume, Issue and Pages are missing - so in fact they can only see the Article Title and Author in the Full View mode.

                              Obviously, this is not very helpful for citation purposes or even for tracking orders - especially if there are many similar requests.

                              Thanks

                              9 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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                                • Dynamically replace spaces with underscores in Primo generated URLs

                                  Currently, URLs generated while using Primo can result in broken URLs based on the presence of spaces in information such as library names. A good solution would be to program Primo to dynamically replace spaces with underscores, resulting in non-broken URLs when doing things like copy/pasting into an email.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Allow customization of "Show source records" feature

                                    Since february 2017 relase, it is possible to display MARC record in UI, using "Show source records" feature. As this feature was very much in demand with our users and librarians, we are very pleased.

                                    Unfortunately, the feature's look and feel doesn't live up to our expectations. In the attach file, you can compare the display our users are used to and the actual display of "Show source record". It lacks of clarity.

                                    It would be great to be able to customize this feature's display in order to adapt it to our users needs and to preserve the consistency of…

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Send the same enriched query (stemming, synonyms, etc) to both local index and Primo Central PC index ( important for blended search )

                                      As default behavior, Primo not only looks for the patron's query, but according to the guessed language enriches the original keywords of the user with additional terms, in order to improve the performance. Linguistic features ( https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/120Linguistic_Features ) may be customized by the systems librarian, for example removing or adding synonyms. But these changes affects only the results coming from the local index (i.e. the index built with records coming from the library's pipes for the catalogue, the institutional repository etc.). Primo Central (PC) records are not affected: for PC records the query enrichment is run separately and using the…

                                      16 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Title Search in Journals A-Z Left-Anchored

                                        When we search for a title such as "Science" or "Nature" in the current A-Z journal list, the search is not left-anchored and thus finding titles of this kind involves scrolling through several pages of results.

                                        8 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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