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  1. Modify Primo display to use standard MARC holdings.

    We're migrating well-formed MARC holdings with 85x/86x pairs but Primo cannot use them for generating displays. Instead Alma must run a job to copy that data into 866 fields for Primo to be able to display them. Primo displays should make use of standard MARC fields/subfields (our 15 year old current system's public interface can do this)

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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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              • 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.

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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.

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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.

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                    • Create a Tableau Web Data Connector for Primo Analytics

                      Primo Analytics users who also use Tableau would benefit from a generic Tableau Web Data Connector (WDC) available via a Primo Integrations page to integrate Primo Analytics into Tableau vizes via the Ex Libris API.
                      The WDC could generate report-specific field structure based on the schema/xsd section of the API report XML, making the addition of Primo Analytics report data to Tableau as easy opening an Excel spreadsheet.
                      Since I do not have Primo, I have not been able to test these as I did with Alma, but this idea is based on the assumption that Primo Analytics reports API…

                      36 votes
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                      • Use an alternative to reCAPTCHA that's word based.

                        Our patrons are having a hard time using the reCAPTCHA because of it being picture based. It's problematic to use it in Firefox and IE especially which we use on all of the campus computers. If we need a robot detector, can we switch to something that's word-based? These are also difficult for visually impaired patrons, but better than the photo test.

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                        • Ability to choose more granular subject links and not just the entire string, as in: "Comic books, strips, etc -- Social aspects -- United"

                          Ability to choose a section of a subject links and not just the entire string. E.g. "Comic books, strips, etc -- Social aspects -- United States" can only be selected as a whole, but not as individual parts, such as "Comic books, strips, etc."

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                          • Expand quick in-browser "citation" styles to match those in Summon "cite this item"

                            Expand the quick in-browser "citation" tool to have the same expanded styles list available in the Summon "cite this item" tool.

                            Allow sites to include their own local styles through the administration back end.

                            Undergraduate students, particularly 1st years, often want to be able to just grad a quick citation from the interface in the style they need, not have to deal with Endnote or one of the other reference management tools.

                            11 votes
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                            • Add starts with functionality to Call Number field in the advanced search

                              "starts with" functionality should be added to the Call Number field in the advanced search in Primo.

                              47 votes
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                              • 8 votes
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                                • Copyright agreement note

                                  Copyright agreement note for ADAM objects displayed in Primo new UI as the old Aleph OPAC page. It does not match the new UI look & feel.
                                  Ex Libris explained that it's impossible to expand copyright agreement notes inside a frame like it was in traditional (old) UI. It happens since new UI supported full SSL protocol and HTML file in Aleph couldn't support this protocol.

                                  My suggestion to change the relevant Aleph HTML file design and font is impossible because there are css differences between Primo new UI and Aleph.

                                  The main idea of this enhancement is to develop…

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Provide institutions with the ability to systematically boost the ranking of Subscribed PCI collections over Open Access PCI collections

                                    Often, there are multiple versions of an article offered in Primo. The different versions might be the result of having access through paid subscriptions and open access collections. However, there is currently no effective way for an institution to give systematic preference to the type of collection they want their patrons to see first. We request the ability to systematically boost the ranking of Subscribed PCI collections over Open Access PCI collections.

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                                    • Include an option to set Primo Alert for specific latest issue of a Journal TOC (table of content)

                                      Include an option in Primo Alert for specific latest issue of a Journal TOC (table of content) as in the case of Ebscohost Alert Notification attached.

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                                        • Email alerts when Primo BO jobs fail or complete

                                          Add the ability to allow admins to receive or sign up for email alerts when jobs fail or complete in the Primo back office. This functionality is currently supported in Alma.

                                          11 votes
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