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  1. 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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    • 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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      • Add 'search' feature in e-shelf

        Users should be able to search for references in their eShelf lists based of any <search> field contents in the PNX and wherever the references may be (not sensitive to folders).

        18 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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          • 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.

              3 votes
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              • Untick the box "specific edition only" on the resource sharing form

                On our user's resource sharing form, the box "specific edition only" is automatically ticked.

                It's not efficient and helpful because almost nobody untick this box. And when we search the book and don't find the "right" edition, we don't know if the tick is desired or just by default.
                So each time we meet this situation, we have to contact our user and it's a waste of time.

                If the box "specific edition only" is untick at the beginning, we know that we could trust in.

                2 votes
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                • • Records without a date at the bottom of results list when sorting on date oldest

                  At this moment, the sort option “Date oldest” displays the records without a date on top of the results list. This is confusing and not relevant for users; when there are several records without a Creation Date they probably conclude that sorting on date oldest doesn’t work. Our request is to display the records without a date always at the bottom of the results list when a sort option on date is used (thus as well for date oldest as for date newest)

                  52 votes
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                  • Remove or de-emphasize reference entries in Primo Central results

                    I was told by someone at Ex Libris that the only way to get rid of "Reference entries" (such as a single word definitions from a dictionary, or an encyclopedia entry) showing up at the top of search results, would be to de-activate the subscription to the source item (the dictionary).

                    This is upsetting. If you happen to subscribe to several encyclopedias and dictionaries that reference a term, the "Reference Entry" items multiply and crowd out the books and articles, which is probably what users are searching for.

                    We should be able to set the results ranking level for these…

                    5 votes
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                    • EBSCO Database HR Source

                      Please add to the collection

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                      • New books link in Primo home page

                        We would love seeing in the Primo home page link to new books added to the collection. after developing the new book facet it'll be easier to implement this feature using the data added to the PNX.

                        43 votes
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                        • Improve Misleading Links/Terminology in Results

                          The prominent "Use Get It To Request" link on results with multiple versions, in the case where another version is an immediately available local copy, is not a good thing to have displayed.

                          We have also noticed the new interface offers direct "Online access" links from the results page (even with direct linking deactivated) which arbitrarily lead to what can be one of several possible destinations, each with different date coverage ranges. So in the case of embargoed content, for example, a user can be misled to think current access is unavailable.

                          14 votes
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                          • Set default encoding level for Export RIS in New UI

                            In the New Primo User Interface the Export RIS functionality requires users to select an encoding level.
                            In the classic UI UTF-8 was selected by default.
                            Can the default encoding level please be an option in the New UI.
                            Many of our users are confused by which encoding level to select, and we would like to present them with a default option selected to help ease the confusion.

                            4 votes
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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…

                              3 votes
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                              • Improve RTA Holdings status information for checked out / unavailable items for Alma consortiums

                                For Alma / Primo customers in a consortial resource sharing network, when an item in an institutional view is checked out, in the brief results display, an RTA availability statement is replaced with a "Check Holdings" link. Upon clicking on the title and viewing the full display of the record, RTA is checked for all institutions, including the institution of the view the user is in, updating the RTA status. When the user clicks out of the full record, the correct status (e.g., Checked Out) displays in the RTA section of the brief record in the results list.

                                Users should…

                                51 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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                                  • 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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                                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                    • New books Carousel

                                      Hello, we all saw EDS New books Carousel and liked it.
                                      We want Ex Libris to develop new books carousel for Primo customers. please look at AUR Library - The American University of Rome page [https://www.aur.edu/], from the university main page choose the library and you'll get to EDS.
                                      I'm attaching a screen capture of the library home page with the new books carousel.
                                      Thank you!

                                      34 votes
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                                      • Add the option to restrict PCI results for resources when only a physical manifestation of those resources exist in the library’s inventory

                                        If we have a physical book/journal in stock (item status could be anything: lost / on loan / available etc.)
                                        and we have PCI collections activated that happen to also include these titles,
                                        then
                                        Primo will display the PCI results for the electronic version of these Books + their chapters & Journals + their articles and present them as ‘Full text available’ with ‘View online’ tabs – even when we do not have access to the online version of the titles.

                                        This leads to an error message + makes for a confusing experience for staff and students. We understand from…

                                        20 votes
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                                        • copy a normalization rule set from sandbox to production server

                                          We need the possibility to tranfer NR testet in the sandbox environment to the production server.

                                          10 votes
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