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  1. Allow for consistant customizations in the new UI

    The open discovery of the new UI allows customers to customize the new UI, extend its functionalities, and connect Primo with external services.
    This framework can offer an important added value to institutions; it can enable them to respond to specific needs of their user community.
    We want to implement extensions for functionalities like:
    • Offer a button “report a problem” that allows a user to report a broken link or another problem with a specific source he found. The form sends this message to our helpdesk, together with useful debug info like : is the user on or off…

    121 votes
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    • 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…

      240 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).

        96 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…

          66 votes
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          • Primo does not distuinguish between see references and see too references

            Please see public ticket 423179 opened by our University.
            Sadly we have discovered that "Primo does not distuinguish between see references and see too references". In our opinion this would be an useful improvemet

            11 votes
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            • Add an option to "expand my results" from the "no records found" page

              Currently the "no records found" page doesn't provide an option to "expand my results". Since the default behavior is to search without that option, a properly formed query for an existing item outside our collections yields the discouraging no results page. The message provides suggestions like "check your spelling." Please provide an option to try the search again with "expand my results". Ideally, Primo would know ahead of time if such an expansion would yield results and would only offer it if that was the case.

              71 votes
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              • Allow Primo to comply with the "force password change on next login" setting in Alma for internal users

                Alma has the internal user setting "Force password change on next login". Primo does not comply with this setting, so there is no way to force patrons to change their passwords in Primo. This is problematic, because our internal user accounts have a very insecure default password initially set for them. Please consider implementing this feature for Primo

                9 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

                  122 votes
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                  • Link to record from list of requests in myAccount

                    There should be a link to the record from the to the list of requests in myAccount. At the moment there ist only a link to the details of the request (screenshot attached), and a user is forced to search the title again.

                    8 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…

                      19 votes
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                      • Additional Navigation for linked materials

                        When following an outside link, such as Check for Full Text, the links open a Primo page that lacks the typical navigation. Users can't easily access another search option or even get back to the homepage of their library. My suggestion is to add basic navigation to such pages so that users can continue their searching rather than ending up at a dead end or having to double back.

                        3 votes
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                        • 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.

                          19 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.

                            16 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Back Office funtionality to change colour of calculated availability link text

                              In the Primo back office, the calculated availability text code table has lines to control the colour of the availability icons that display in the old UI (default.delivery.class)

                              As the icons have gone from the new UI, we want to be able to easily change the colour of the text of the availability message without having to resort to CSS hacks or trying to put tags around existing lines in this code table.

                              We need to be able to change colours easily to meet our accessibility obligations as an institution

                              5 votes
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                              • Only show "starts with" for relevant fields

                                Currently, the "starts with" functionality is only available for title searching. There are already some posts here about adding it for other fields, like call number and subject, which I support. This post is about the current behavior though. If I choose to search by another field, such as author/creator or subject, then the next dropdown allows me to choose "starts with" even though it's not available, and it immediately switches to a title search. I'd prefer that, if a user has selected a field other than Title, that "starts with" just wouldn't show up at all. If the task…

                                4 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.

                                  91 votes
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                                  • sorting gets lost when switching scopes

                                    If a user sets the sorting of the result list, her predefined sorting gets lost on switching between search scopes. In this case, the sorting returns to the default, e.g. "by relevance".

                                    We see this in the new UI as well, but think that users should not be forced to select their preferred sorting again and again.

                                    Please consider this to enhance user experience.

                                    3 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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

                                          15 votes
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