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  1. Password reminder

    We would like to have a "Forgotten your password?" button on the login page to get a reminder via e-mail, or a link to reset the password.

    205 votes
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    • Lateral linking as standard option for more fields

      At this moment, lateral links are available OTB for authors and subjects; and can be implemented for local fields.
      We ‘d like lateral linking to be a standard option for more fields like : ispartof, relation and unititle.
      Use case is a series link in tab Details.

      134 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…

        117 votes
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        • We would like PRIMO to be REAL TIME

          We would like PRIMO to be REAL TIME, just as we had in Voyager. If we add records to ALMA, why do users have to wait 24-48 hours and many times longer, to have that record appear for use in PRIMO. Finding links to resources is key to user satisfaction.

          113 votes
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          • Change labels for Hathi Trust Records that are restricted to search only

            Currently, Hathi Trust records appear to have a full-text available label whether they are available in full-text or they are restricted to search only. In Summon restricted items in Hathi Trust are labeled citation online in order to not give the user a false expectation that the item would be available. I would like Primo to treat Hathi Trust records the same way.

            96 votes
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            • Place in queue for hold requests is confusing for users

              Can the queue numbering begin with 1 rather than zero? The zero is confusing to users when an item request is made. Users interpret this as not available. It's hard to explain the queue is for those waiting not those who placed the first request.

              91 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.

                85 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

                  83 votes
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                  • Secondary sorting of records in the results list

                    Primo is designed to sort the results list by one parameter only (relevancy, title etc.).
                    Currently, it is not possible to define a secondary sort. Thus records with the same ranking will appear in no particular order.
                    It would be beneficial to be able to configure a secondary and third sort options. For example, first sorting by Relevancy, secondary by Publishing Year and third by Title.

                    80 votes
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                    • Adding 'Issue' as a new resource type in Primo Central

                      Resource types used in Primo Central are limited to 23 (book, article, journal, image...) [See pdf "Primo Central Index Resource Types" in the Documentation Center].

                      For digitized journal issues, the type in use is 'journal'. Archive collections like HathiTrust may contain tens of thousands of digitized journal issues; institutional repositories may also contain complete issues… This is finally confusing for end-users for who see issues labelled as journals and for whom filtering by resource type has become useless.

                      Adding a 24th type 'Issue' for this material would be welcome! ‘Journal’ would thus only remain for real journal records.

                      80 votes
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                      • Real Time Availability for Electronic Resources

                        If a resource from Alma is unavailable to a end user due to a campus or IP restriction and receives the "No Full Text available" message, then update the "Online Access" green dot to "No Full Text/Red Dot" or "Sign In for access options/ Yellow dot"

                        75 votes
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                        • Institutions are able to choose how a record is selected as the record to appear in the results list as part of the frbr process

                          Where there are different editions of a work available, Primo groups these and uses the record with the richest metadata to display as the top record in the results list. Often this is not the most recent edition of the work. This can be misleading for users who believe the edition appearing in the results list to be the latest edition and so seek this out. For us, this has meant requests for items held on off-campus stores have been requested rather than a more recent edition held on the open stacks. I would like to suggest, therefore, that institutions…

                          68 votes
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                          • Enable actions for loans/requests in My Account

                            Right now in Primo, if you have items checked out at your library, you can't do anything with them in the UI. You can't send to RefWorks, email, etc. Users would like to be able to send these items to citation management tools and they currently can’t do that. From the loan list, there is no link back to the full record.

                            67 votes
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                            • Please make the MARC bib. 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record available.

                              The MARC 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record is not exposed to Primo. This means that the data in the b245p is not available to display to users in the My Account section of Primo, as part of the requesting process and on pull slips for items. This becomes important when the items have 245a data that is the same. For example, when a video game has the same name with more info in the 245p like the ones below.
                              b245a b245p
                              Angry birds. Star Wars
                              Angry birds. Trilogy
                              Assassin's creed. Brotherhood
                              Assassin's creed. Revelations
                              Batman. Arkham Asylum
                              Batman.…

                              62 votes
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                              • Make configurable preference of source in deduplication

                                Preference of records coming from differente sources in deduplication is hardcoded in Primo and it causes undesired situations, for example poor SFX records have preference over rich ILS records and the information from ILS records is discarded. Order of preference of sources should be configurable through Primo Admin interface instead of being hardcoded

                                60 votes
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                                • Export to reference management systems

                                  Export of Primo records through e-shelf to various reference management systems (like Endnote, RIS export) is limited to a maximum of 30 records. We'd like this maximum set to 500 or more.

                                  60 votes
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                                  • Display of earlier editions in 'View x versions' feature instead of latest ones

                                    Unfortunately, and I've noticed this with other titles in Primo, e.g. Begg Economics, the latest editions of titles are hidden in the 'View x versions' area of Primo while the earliest edition is displayed in the search results. It would be better perhaps if the latest edition displayed with the option to view earlier editions under the 'View x versions' feature.

                                    58 votes
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                                    • Version control system for back office configuration

                                      A version control system for back office configuration tables, pipes, normalization rules etc.
                                      For files like Custom HTML, CSS, JS, PDS etc. we can manage change history and revert to older versions by using version control systems like Git, Subversion etc. For configuration managed via the web back office and database this is not possible, but it is a vital feature of professional system management. This will become more important in a full SaaS environment.

                                      58 votes
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                                      • Browse by physical location in Primo

                                        In Primo, it is not currently possible to browse by physical location & in our previous system, we were able to do so. For instance, from http://primo.rollins.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=showBrowse&mode=BrowseSearch&vid=01RC&tab=books_tab&dscnt=0&dstmp=1467208388734 we would like to have the option to browse by one of our locations, for instance For example, I would like to see what titles we have in Rare Special or Rare Florida Collections, but I do not see from the browse menu.

                                        we would like to be able to somehow browse by a given physical location in Primo without doing a keyword or title search for a particular item.

                                        56 votes
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                                        • Journals A-Z: Subject-indexing or discipline-indexing of titles

                                          Librarians and faculty members alike would like the ability to search the Journals A-Z list by subject or discipline. This is available in SFX's A-Z/Journal Title Finder functionality, and would be highly useful in Primo as well. User Services and Teaching/IL Librarians would use it to create Subject Guides and other instructional materials, while Collections Librarians would use it to help in acquisitions decision-making. Faculty members would like to refer students to quick lists of discipline-specific resources, as well as use such lists for their own current awareness and professional development.

                                          52 votes
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