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  1. Add autocomplete to embedded search tile/box

    When setting up a Primo search tile or search box to embed in a library's website it would be great if it were possible to enable autocomplete in the embedded search box/tile so that it works the same way as it does in the Primo interface.

    This would help library users enormously.

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    • Add an Abstract resource type for the Primo Central Index

      Primo Central Index contains many records for abstracts of conference papers that have been published in journal issues/supplements.

      These records are given the Article resource type in Primo. This confuses users, who when they find these items expect a full-length article instead of a short abstract.

      It also creates problems with link resolvers, which attempt to generate article-level links and fail (publishers usually do not provide these abstracts as individual articles).

      To fix this, Primo Central should be given a new resource type for abstracts.

      The sources for these records are usually large indexes such as Scopus or Web of…

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      • Add a prm-alma-mashup-after angular directive

        It's hard to work with the alma-mashup without the prm-alma-mashup-after directive and the lack of the directive is inconsistent with the rest of the markup in Primo.

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        • Sort date of FRBR groups in date-sorted results lists

          When sorting a brief results list by date, obviously always the sort date of the earliest member of a FRBR group is taken to represent the whole group. We would expect that in sort order "year (ascending)" the publication date of the earliest member record is taken, and in sort order "year (descending)" the publication date of the latest member.

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          • Add citation capabilities to the email function

            The email and citation functions should not be exclusive of each other. Users are used to emailing themselves citations from databases and other library systems. Please add citation capabilities to the email function, so that a citation can be included in the email sent.

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            • Ability to configure New Primo to force patrons to sign in

              In the classic Primo, we were able to configure force login using the javascript in the KB Article https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/How_to_configure_Primo_to_force_patrons_to_sign_in

              The KB article is for classic UI only.

              Due to security, we need to force user login.

              3 votes
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              • Feature in advanced search to retrieve all records in a certain language

                It should be possible in advanced search to choose a language and submit search and get all books in that language without having to write a word to search. As it works now it's impossible to retrieve exactly ALL books in a language in one result list. Check this feature in Libris: http://libris.kb.se/form_extended.jsp?f=ext

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                • Session timeout 'Keep me alive' customization

                  Right now, Primo is only set to have a 30 minute window before the 'Keep Me Alive' timeout feature appears.

                  As someone who uses this button frequently, it would be nice if we could customize the amount of time Primo allows before this 'Keep me Alive' button appears (ie 60 min. 6 hours, 12 hours, etc.) in the BO somehow.

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                  • Book covers images for generic FRBR result

                    In the result list a generic FRBR document does not show a cover image but only the generic FRBR icon. The result list would look much more attractive if also FRBR results had real cover images. Ideally, the real covers images of the top 3 FRBR results were used to form a fan of covers. So, the FRBR icon would only be used if there are no real covers images.

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                    • Opening results in a new tab - stop it defaulting to the top of the list

                      In the new Library Search, every time I open a search result in a new tab, the list of results resets to the top of the list. This is very annoying, especially if i have already had to load 3 or more pages of results.

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                      • Facet "language" not working

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                        • Option to e-mail clients Saved Searches

                          It will be very useful to share Saved Searches with another client by having an e-mail option available in the My Favourites > Saved Searches section in Primo, in the same way the e-mail option is available for Saved Records.

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                          • Read-only permission set for back-office users

                            As both a training tool and for wider understanding of the primo product, we would like to have a read-only permission profile where heads of public service or others could look up configuration/normalization settings, but not commit permission changes. As it stands now, each permission set has the ability to write to at least one area of back office. We would like a 'do-no-harm' account that senior or technically abled library staff could review/suggest changes without having the ability to make the change.

                            12 votes
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                            • Show cited in and cited by in the browse results in new UI

                              In the new UI you need to look in the full results page to see cited in and cited by. Please add them back on the brief results page. As one of our researchers says "When researching a new subject one strategy is to look for articles that have a number of citations. This helps to find those articles that are cited a lot and so are especially significant within a domain and also allows a way to quickly expand reading to cover other relevant articles. Having the citations appear on the results list therefore helps to identify such articles…

                              28 votes
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                              • Add MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) as citation style

                                The new UI 'send-to' citation functionality extends to APA, Chicago, MLA, Harvard styles. The majority of humanities students (at least at this institution) are asked to use the MHRA citation style. Please vote for this idea if you would like to see MHRA added to the list.

                                2 votes
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                                • Check for physical copies between data sources

                                  Currently records harvested from local sources (e.g. Dspace) can not crosswalk to records from Alma. This means that a patron who finds a record from dspace for a dissertation can not determine if the dissertation is held as a physical copy using the find it tab in Primo.

                                  For example, see http://searchit.lib.ksu.edu/KSUD:Entire_Library_Collection:01KSU_DSPACE2097/18531

                                  The view it tab works, but the Check for Physical Copy times out because Primo's code is not set up to support checking for physical copies from sources other than Primo Central.

                                  I request that the code be enhanced to support this discoverability.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Add option to view complete authority records in Primo

                                    Primo does not show the complete authority record. In Aleph the end user could see the authority record through the link from Primo to the OPAC. As ALMA has no such option the end user has no way of seeing the complete authority record with all the RDA fields. If the complete authority record is displayed, not only some of the fields, the end user can find important information about the author with one click.

                                    14 votes
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                                    • "Save query" for zero results

                                      Add the "Save query" option to zero-results pages (similar to how it already appears on results pages) for when you want to be notified of expected future results. For example, you might want an alert for a recently published article not yet in PCI, or an emerging topic that nothing has yet been written about.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Email results in new interface - records too long and not currently configurable

                                        With the new UI, the emailing function appears to have been altered from a minimised style that we have in the classic primo to a very full view in the new one.

                                        - in the Classic UI, indeed, the different formats have been used when user was sending results by email:
                                        (a) sending from Brief View or Full View creates a long version of formatted content
                                        (b) sending from eShelf creates a brief list of formatted content

                                        However, in both cases, there is no configuration available as to define which fields should be part of the format, this is currently…

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Have Available status in Primo be variable so that it shows Recently Returned for 24 hours and then automatically changes to Available

                                          Currently there is a single code table label showing an Available status. Having the option to configure a label of Recently Returned that would display for 24 or 48 hours and then automatically change to Available would more accurately tell the patron and staff twhere an item might be.

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