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  1. 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.

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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)

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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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              • 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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                          • Incorporate e-resources in the Virtual Browse tab

                            We would very much like the option to have the Virtual Browse carousel interfile e- and print resources. Currently the carousel only includes print resources.

                            Curtin University (http://catalogue.curtin.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do) seem to have achieved this (see the 'Further Reading' tab under the search results) and you can clearly identify which are online and which are print resources.

                            16 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…

                              75 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.

                                98 votes
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                                • account request date

                                  Add the request's date on the user's account

                                  We would like that the user can see the date when he makes a request (hold or ILL) on his account.

                                  We think that's will be an improvement for the users.

                                  52 votes
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                                  • Track the date of when a record is deleted

                                    If primo is given a record to be deleted, it is removed from the source record table. This means that there is no indication that Primo ever had the record. Continuing to track the record id would allow the search PNX tool to tell the user when the record was deleted. This would be useful in tracking down problems of missing records that are expected to be in Primo.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • unix-like tool for working with normalization rule sets

                                      to compare two normalization role sets or for finding spezial references in a rule set we need some tools:

                                      - to compare 2 rule sets we need a tool like the diff command in unix
                                      - to find references to a (mapping) table or occurences of fields in a NR we need a tool like grep in unix

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Add configuration option for displaying time as military or non-military

                                        Libraries should be able to choose whether to display time as military or non-military, based on local preference. It would be optimal if there was a per-view configuration option for making this choice.

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                                        • exclude/include reviews from resultlist

                                          There should be an option "expand my results to include book reviews", similarly to the option "expand my results beyond library collection" in the facets. While having reviews in the list is helpful for some tasks (e.g. acquisitions) they appear misleading to our students and we wish to exclude them by default.

                                          71 votes
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