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  1. "Did you mean" has no option for selecting, "No."

    A librarian submitted the following question:

    "If you do a search in the catalog for Andrew Lyght (he's an artist), you get the message "Do you mean Andrew Light?" and a whole bunch of results that have lyght spelled "light". There is no option to say "No, I mean Lyght."

    I think the Google-like functionality of "did you mean..." is a good
    direction to go in, but there needs to be an option to respond to that question, especially when what the catalog is guessing is wrong. Overall, this isn't a helpful implementation as it currently works."

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    • proximity search operator for fulltext search in Primo Central

      A strong argument for a discovery index compared to a bibliographic database is the incorporation of full text in the index. I have not found an actual number or a percentage how many Primo Central collections are full text searchable. But we all know: it is significant. Since this year all Primo Central searches will always expand to full text.
      https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/Primo_Central_Full-Text_Searching

      The most powerful feature for full text search is proximity.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximity_search_(text)

      Aleph was able to support proximity for small hitsets
      https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Aleph/Knowledge_Articles/Proximity_doesn't_work_for_larger_results.

      ... and Summon has a proximity feature
      https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/Product_Documentation/Searching_in_The_Summon_Service/Search_Features/Summon%3A_Boolean%2C_Phrase%2C_Wildcard_and_Proximity_Searching#proximity

      Proximity search is currently not supported nor planned in…

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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

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        • Allow users to personalize default scope for them

          Option to allow a Primo user to select which scope they prefer to work with when multiple scopes. Two possibilities - allow this to be set for as a saved option for signed-in users only, or allow this to be set as a cookie for guest users and be saved as a cookie on that computer. This could apppear as a "Personalize" selection.

          This will truly empower users - e.g. if they don't want to see Primo Central results most of the time, they will not be hampered by the library's choice of "All" as a default scope. Or if…

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          • Allow combining of facets in the search results

            Please create a way to view multiple physical library locations using the facets on the results page (e.g., see attached - General Collection and General Collection Oversize). Most electronic databases allows the user to hold down the CRTL key and select multiples, but that doesn't work in Primo. The 'Exclude' feature is nice, but it would be fabulous if Ex Libris could add an 'Include' feature. Please?

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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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              • 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.

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                  1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                • 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).

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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.

                  • [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…

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                    • Getit2 of PrimoCentral records lists irrelevant local resources (missing date check)

                      Records from Primo Central have a getIt2-Tab which lists print resources from local catalog for an article. The problem is that the publication date of the article and the listed resources do not match and therefore cause confusion. Think of an current article from a Journal and you get old volumes suggested from the library. Only print resources containing the article should be listed.
                      In other words: The function would be usable if the getit2 lists print resources with the same publication date.

                      Suppressing the get-it tab according to the documentation (http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/Remove_GetIT!_Tab_When_No_Print_Version%2C_Only_Electronic_Records_from_Alma) has no effect.

                      The issues were…

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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

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                        • 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.

                          5 votes
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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.

                            3 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…

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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.

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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…

                                    4 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.

                                      14 votes
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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…

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