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  1. Allow deletion of old unused pipes

    We've got a long list of pipes, including some from an old repository we don't have anymore, and one I accidentally created with the wrong type (regular instead of delete-and-reload). These clutter up the list and make it harder to find the ones I actually use. It would be really good if we could delete the ones we don't want anymore.

    (Or at least to be able to hide them, or if nothing else then to be able to rename them to "zzz_DON'T_USE" or something.)

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    • Add an Abstract resource type for the Primo Central Index

      Primo Central Index contains many records for abstracts of conference papers that have been published in journal issues/supplements.

      These records are given the Article resource type in Primo. This confuses users, who when they find these items expect a full-length article instead of a short abstract.

      It also creates problems with link resolvers, which attempt to generate article-level links and fail (publishers usually do not provide these abstracts as individual articles).

      To fix this, Primo Central should be given a new resource type for abstracts.

      The sources for these records are usually large indexes such as Scopus or Web of…

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      • Sort date of FRBR groups in date-sorted results lists

        When sorting a brief results list by date, obviously always the sort date of the earliest member of a FRBR group is taken to represent the whole group. We would expect that in sort order "year (ascending)" the publication date of the earliest member record is taken, and in sort order "year (descending)" the publication date of the latest member.

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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.

          4 votes
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          • Offer a select and "renew selected" option in Primo Loans tab

            Under the Primo 'Loans' tab, users currently have the ability the ability to renew individual titles, or "renew all". But they cannot select particular titles and renew only those.

            We have had several patrons complain about this lack of functionality as they only want to renew books when the original loan period requires them to (i.e. they don't want to renew early) so that they get the maximum loan periods allowed.

            A "renew selected" feature on the Primo Loans tab would improve the user experience.

            7 votes
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            • Add citation capabilities to the email function

              The email and citation functions should not be exclusive of each other. Users are used to emailing themselves citations from databases and other library systems. Please add citation capabilities to the email function, so that a citation can be included in the email sent.

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              • Add MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) as citation style

                The new UI 'send-to' citation functionality extends to APA, Chicago, MLA, Harvard styles. The majority of humanities students (at least at this institution) are asked to use the MHRA citation style. Please vote for this idea if you would like to see MHRA added to the list.

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                • Ability to configure New Primo to force patrons to sign in

                  In the classic Primo, we were able to configure force login using the javascript in the KB Article https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/How_to_configure_Primo_to_force_patrons_to_sign_in

                  The KB article is for classic UI only.

                  Due to security, we need to force user login.

                  3 votes
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                  • Check for physical copies between data sources

                    Currently records harvested from local sources (e.g. Dspace) can not crosswalk to records from Alma. This means that a patron who finds a record from dspace for a dissertation can not determine if the dissertation is held as a physical copy using the find it tab in Primo.

                    For example, see http://searchit.lib.ksu.edu/KSUD:Entire_Library_Collection:01KSU_DSPACE2097/18531

                    The view it tab works, but the Check for Physical Copy times out because Primo's code is not set up to support checking for physical copies from sources other than Primo Central.

                    I request that the code be enhanced to support this discoverability.

                    4 votes
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                    • Feature in advanced search to retrieve all records in a certain language

                      It should be possible in advanced search to choose a language and submit search and get all books in that language without having to write a word to search. As it works now it's impossible to retrieve exactly ALL books in a language in one result list. Check this feature in Libris: http://libris.kb.se/form_extended.jsp?f=ext

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                      • "Save query" for zero results

                        Add the "Save query" option to zero-results pages (similar to how it already appears on results pages) for when you want to be notified of expected future results. For example, you might want an alert for a recently published article not yet in PCI, or an emerging topic that nothing has yet been written about.

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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.

                          6 votes
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                          • Email results in new interface - records too long and not currently configurable

                            With the new UI, the emailing function appears to have been altered from a minimised style that we have in the classic primo to a very full view in the new one.

                            - in the Classic UI, indeed, the different formats have been used when user was sending results by email:
                            (a) sending from Brief View or Full View creates a long version of formatted content
                            (b) sending from eShelf creates a brief list of formatted content

                            However, in both cases, there is no configuration available as to define which fields should be part of the format, this is currently…

                            4 votes
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                            • Book covers images for generic FRBR result

                              In the result list a generic FRBR document does not show a cover image but only the generic FRBR icon. The result list would look much more attractive if also FRBR results had real cover images. Ideally, the real covers images of the top 3 FRBR results were used to form a fan of covers. So, the FRBR icon would only be used if there are no real covers images.

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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.

                                22 votes
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                                • [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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                                  • "Show Source Record" to users with Alma Staff Role only

                                    Although we can now display the MARC record in the UI using the "Show source records" we feel this feature is only really useful for Library staff and not for the vast majority of users who will not find it useful and will just add clutter to the full record for the majority. Ideally we would like the "Show source records" to be linked to the Alma library staff role so it will only display when our library staff are logged into Primo.

                                    Currently the only option to display this link in the UI is to have it appear for…

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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

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                                      • Citation Trail on the Brief display in Primo New UI

                                        Our users miss the Citation trail on the brief display in the New UI.

                                        eg "when researching a new subject one strategy is to look for articles that have a number of citations. This helps to find those articles that are cited a lot and so are especially significant within a domain and also allows a way to quickly expand reading to cover other relevant articles. Having the citations appear on the results list therefore helps to identify such articles without having to click through each one in turn, making searches more efficient.

                                        I am doing my MSc dissertation research…

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                                        • Option to e-mail clients Saved Searches

                                          It will be very useful to share Saved Searches with another client by having an e-mail option available in the My Favourites > Saved Searches section in Primo, in the same way the e-mail option is available for Saved Records.

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