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  1. Add *before* directives in the new UI

    While it's great that the new UI includes directives for us to target when we do customizations, we're generally limited to only putting things AFTER what we may want to manipulate. It would be good to have an easier way to inject our customizations before.

    For example, I'd like to place some helper text before our Online Access tab on some items based on the PNX. Right now, I have to put the message below and then do some DOM manipulation. I'd prefer to avoid the DOM manipulation altogether.

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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.

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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…

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        • 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.

          7 votes
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          • EBSCO Database HR Source

            Please add to the collection

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            • Integrate the Alma Digital Viewer into the Primo UI

              I see a breaks in the user experience consistency with the Alma/Primo combination with the link to digital objects in Primo. The link is opening the Alma Digital Viewer and it's look and feel is totally different from the Primo UI. Primo is the interface to the customer. Please integrate the UI into Primo and let Alma manage the objects and the metadata.

              What my webmaster is missing and criticising on the Digital Viewer page:
              - it delivers the wrong favicon
              - link behind the Alma logo points to the actual Digital Viewer page
              - link behind the institutional logo…

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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.

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                • Citation generator is inaccurate

                  The citation in the existing and new UI for books is not valid MLA or APA.

                  The PNX information that populates the citations is stored in a hidden mapping table that cannot be edited. For example, I can see that series information for a book comes from addata/seriestitle. Primo will use the entirety of the field in the citation. For this particular record, this is the content of that section:

                  Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter Ser. ; 2.

                  Likewise, book titles come from addata/btitle. For this record, this is the entirety of the section:

                  Harry Potter and the Chamber of…

                  4 votes
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                  • [Primo] - allow the user to set the default view

                    Right now the 'default' view in Primo is the 'out of the box' view, named 'default', which is normally used as template by user for creating the View actually in use.
                    The user should be allow to define which view is the default View in the instance. Current feature "Session timeout URL" is not enough.
                    - In case for example of mistyping the URL, the system leads to the 'default/otb' view.
                    - If a View is deleted but a user has a bookmark, again the system leads to the 'default/itb' view.
                    A checkbox should instead be added to make the…

                    3 votes
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                    • 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…

                      24 votes
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                      • Total number of records in PCI

                        In Summon, one can leave the search box blank and press enter. The result page will indicate the number of total records in the central index and the Resource Type facet also provide a breakdown of record numbers by material type. It allows institutions to track the growth of their content and their distribution by format. It will be great the Primo can offer such statistics.

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                        • [Primo] - frbr - improve algorythm - consider all keys and not only the first matching key

                          In Primo FRBR documentation is explained that (I added ** signs):
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                          In the FRBRization process, the keys are compared. If a record has a matching key with another record, it is added to the same FRBR group. **Once a match is found, the system does not continue searching** for matches since a record can belong to one FRBR group only.
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                          In our experience this may lead to false positives. When comparing keys between frbr candidates, the system should consider instead the whole set of matching keys, not just the first matching one. And for example do not group…

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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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                            • 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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                              • Modify Primo display to use standard MARC holdings.

                                We're migrating well-formed MARC holdings with 85x/86x pairs but Primo cannot use them for generating displays. Instead Alma must run a job to copy that data into 866 fields for Primo to be able to display them. Primo displays should make use of standard MARC fields/subfields (our 15 year old current system's public interface can do this)

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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…

                                  17 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.

                                    6 votes
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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

                                      5 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.

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                                        • Add configuration option for displaying time as military or non-military

                                          Libraries should be able to choose whether to display time as military or non-military, based on local preference. It would be optimal if there was a per-view configuration option for making this choice.

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