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  1. Consortia environment; Provide inheritance for open access collections

    At present, open access collections that are activated by the consortia account are not "inherited" by individual members of the consortium. Given the number of open access collections, and the possible number of consortia members, it can be a tedious task to activate a large number of OA collections for each member.
    We would like to see that OA collections can be "inherited" as well, just like regular subscription collections.

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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…

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      • Please can you add a "Physics World Discovery" collection in Primo

        Please can you add a "Physics World Discovery" collection in ALMA. There has been a high demand for this from our customers. I have attached the necessary data. If you have any queries, please contact me - thanks, Chris/IOP Publishing

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        • Session Timeout Warning

          It would be most helpful if a 'Session Timeout' warning could be displayed a certain amout of time before the session actually ends. Included in the warning could be the options to 'keep me logged in' or 'log out now'.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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                  • Primo New UI : Allow OTB ordering of full record display sections

                    The New UI does not allow libraries to easily configure the order of the sections in the full record display.
                    We would like an Out of the Box solution to re-order the full record display.

                    For example: We would like to move the ViewIt section to the top, and move the Actions sections to sit after the Details section.

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                    • Allow configuration of multiple email addresses in back office

                      In primo's general configuration, there is a field for a staff email address. This address is used for emails which are generated by primo in response to an issue (e.g. when an IP is automatically blocked because it is suspected of being the source of a DoS attack) and is also displayed to users of primo when an error page is shown. We would ideally like to be able to send these to different email addresses so they can be processed differently. Would it be possible to add a second email address into the primo configuration and use that for…

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                      • 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

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                        • Add Show Actions icons to My Favorites

                          Option to add all the Show Actions icons to display on My Favorites, or at least some icons such as the print and e-mail icons, instead of just the ...

                          Please see screen capture attached.

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                          • OAI Pipe date options to facilitate CONTENTdm automated harvesting

                            We would like our pipe that harvests the OAI feed from CONTENTdm to run automatically either weekly or monthly.

                            However it is a known bug with CONTENTdm that if the collection is large, and if a small date range is used with the OAI data feed, then the process is likely to hang.The current workaround with Ex Libris is to manually set the start date to 100 years ago, and then run the pipe.

                            The enhancement I would like is enhancing the pipe configuration to either add

                            a.) A checkbox which adds the option of not automatically updating the start…

                            2 votes
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                              Allow users to text themselves call number/location for an item

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                              • 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…

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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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                                  • Ability to sort/filter according to item status within the new user interface

                                    When viewing holdings of a physical record in the full record display of the new Primo UI only five items/copies display by default. If a client would like to view all copies they have to click the "Show more items" link. We have received feedback that clients often do not use or even see the “Show more items” link and tend to only look at the status of the five copies that are displayed by default rather then click through to view all copies. This becomes problematic when all five copies that display on the full record by default are…

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                                    • Activation request for "Films on Demand"

                                      When searching the Community Zone there is a record for Films on Demand (Humanities and Social Sciences Video Collection), but there are no portfolios (titles) attached to it. It's just a brief bib record.

                                      We'd like to request an activated record (with items attached) for Films on Demand.

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                                      • Could the "not needed after" date when requesting an item using Primo become a required field.

                                        Could the 'not needed after' date field that the patron sees when attempting to request a physical item using Primo become a required field?

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                                        • Add series to list of browse options

                                          Please add the option to perform a browse search on series.

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