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  1. Add filter to eliminate items already pinned from search results

    Provide a filter that would eliminate items that are already 'pinned' from the search results so that when people have many items pinned and they search on their topic, they have the ability to view only the items they haven't already pinned.
    (Our graduate students really like the pinning feature.)

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    • Tagging a Pinned item - stop forcing the entire page to reload each time

      Paraphrased omment from one of our patrons:
      - When I tag something I have pinned, the entire page has to refresh- which means it jumps all over as images come in etc and can take up to 5 seconds to fully load. Not all browsers act the same. Chrome gets me close to where I was while FireFox is a Magic 8 ball. One time I land back at the record I just tagged, the next, I am 6 records up the list. I'm working my way through my list trying to organize my articles for a lit review -…

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      • The "my account" feature in Primo shows other institutions even if no holdings are checked out--these are schools whose holdings have bee

        The "my account" feature in Primo shows other institutions even if no holdings are checked out--these are schools whose holdings have been viewed by the user only. We'd like to ONLY display other schools in this area unless the user has items requested or checked out.

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        • New UI - allow full results to be opened in a new tab

          In the old interface and in summon it is possible to open full details pages in a new tab while keeping the full results list open.

          In the new ui this is not possible. As one of our academics says
          "I prefer to review the results page first, opening potentially useful results in new tabs (using 'ctrl+click' ) so that they load 'in the background'. Then I can review each tab without disrupting the original search results (and come back to them later if necessary). "

          In the new UI the full record opens over the results list and has…

          2 votes
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          • Actions - email record function - Please give indication an email has been sent

            When emailing a record (via Actions - email ) it would be great if there was some indication that an email was sent. We often get several emailed records from clients regarding the same item – and one has mentioned it would be great to know it’s been successfully sent. Currently the pop box for entering email details just disappears once submitted.

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            • Search Compendex in Primo Central

              Please add Compendex to Primo Central. Ei Compendex is an engineering bibliographic database published by Elsevier. It indexes scientific literature pertaining to engineering materials. Beginning in 1884, it was compiled by hand under the original title of Engineering Index

              https://www.engineeringvillage.com/search/quick.url

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              • Read-only permission set for back-office users

                As both a training tool and for wider understanding of the primo product, we would like to have a read-only permission profile where heads of public service or others could look up configuration/normalization settings, but not commit permission changes. As it stands now, each permission set has the ability to write to at least one area of back office. We would like a 'do-no-harm' account that senior or technically abled library staff could review/suggest changes without having the ability to make the change.

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                • Pull database recommendations from Alma holdings

                  The resource recommender in Primo currently requires us to manually upload files which list databases or other resources we want to recommend.

                  Given that most/many? Primo users are on Alma as well, it would be good for primo/alma institutions to have autopopulated database recommendation choices (that can be turned on or off at will) from Alma local holdings.

                  This is similar to how Summon's database recommender works with 360core knowledgebase.

                  This creates better efficiency compared to creating seperate lists for the database recommender because if the URL changes or the resource gets cancelled, one would have to update one place…

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                  • Add a prm-alma-mashup-after angular directive

                    It's hard to work with the alma-mashup without the prm-alma-mashup-after directive and the lack of the directive is inconsistent with the rest of the markup in Primo.

                    5 votes
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                    • my account - loans sort options

                      User should be able to sort their loans not only by title and due date, but also by author, location, maximum renewal date and status (renewable or not) -> all columns shown should be sortable.

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                      • Turn Off/On Link to Tags and Browse Search in Main Menu Via Back Office

                        Have the ability to add or delete Tag and Browse tabs in Primo Main Menu in the back office Views Wizard, like all other menu tabs in Primo. Currently, these two recently added tabs can only be hidden or moved via CSS edits and are enabled by default without a delivered method for changing the tab or removing it all-together. All tabs should be manageable via the same Back Office method.

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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.

                          10 votes
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                          • Sort loans by "Due date--earliest" and "Due date--latest"

                            Under the “loans” section in Primo user accounts, two of the most important sort options are labelled “Due date--newest” and “Due date--oldest”.

                            “New” and “old” isn't how folks usually describe due dates (correct me if I'm wrong). Rather, you talk about what's due sooner/earlier and what's due later.

                            Could Primo either allow institutions to customise the labels, or relabel the sorting options as “Due date--earliest” and “Due date--latest”, or some such contrast (closest/farthest)?

                            2 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.

                              4 votes
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                              • Ignore call number prefix (subfield k) when indexing for Call Number Browse

                                Primo's browse search "By Library of Congress Call Numbers" includes the call number prefix (holdings record field 852 $k) when generating the browse list. At UGA, we use that prefix for oversize volumes (Folio, Ff), and for a variety of branch locations, special statuses and shelving areas (Juv, Ref, Vet Med, etc.).

                                As a result, any holdings with a prefix do not show up alongside holdings in the same call number range, essentially hiding many titles from patrons interested in browsing the shelf list. (This would be an issue for staff as well, but shelf list browsing works correctly in…

                                72 votes
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                                • Add Archives of Sexuality & Gender to PC

                                  We would like to request that Primo Central include the database "Archives of Sexuality and Gender" http://gale.cengage.co.uk/archivesexualitygender.aspx

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                                    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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…

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Find records by record numbers

                                      It would be nice to be able to search for records by a record number. Such numbers are usually noted in the 035 Fields. for example: an OCoLC number such as o3639596 or the institution number (CLSU)966634-01, or any other number that might be in the 035 that is useful.

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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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                                        • Is there anyway that all holdings can be displayed in a "paragraph" format, instead of a line-by-line format.

                                          At present time, Primo displays some holdings records in "paragraph" format, and others in line-by-line format. This is inconsistent, and makes the catalog appear sloppy. When items are in the line-by-line format it becomes time consuming to have to scroll down to find out if an institution holds an item. It would be much better for all holdings to appear in the "paragraph" format and this would then give a much needed consistency to the catalog.

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