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  1. 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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    • Primo Analytics: ability to report on Primo API usage

      Idea: Ability to report on Primo API usage (e.g. number of searches, search terms and source of API calls).

      Include usage of Primo Front End and API as part of Primo Analytics so that both can be aggregated and analysed.

      Developer Network API Analytics is not sufficient and does not provide the essential information we are looking for, e.g. search terms.

      18 votes
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      • OAI Pipe date options to facilitate CONTENTdm automated harvesting

        We would like our pipe that harvests the OAI feed from CONTENTdm to run automatically either weekly or monthly.

        However it is a known bug with CONTENTdm that if the collection is large, and if a small date range is used with the OAI data feed, then the process is likely to hang.The current workaround with Ex Libris is to manually set the start date to 100 years ago, and then run the pipe.

        The enhancement I would like is enhancing the pipe configuration to either add

        a.) A checkbox which adds the option of not automatically updating the start…

        3 votes
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        • configure the order of the holdings records in the GetIt tab

          It would be very useful to have an option to configure the order of the holdings records to be displayed in Primo (e.g. according to the loan period) as opposed to the current situation where the order is random.

          100 votes
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          • Have Available status in Primo be variable so that it shows Recently Returned for 24 hours and then automatically changes to Available

            Currently there is a single code table label showing an Available status. Having the option to configure a label of Recently Returned that would display for 24 or 48 hours and then automatically change to Available would more accurately tell the patron and staff twhere an item might be.

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            • Add Back Office funtionality to change colour of calculated availability link text

              In the Primo back office, the calculated availability text code table has lines to control the colour of the availability icons that display in the old UI (default.delivery.class)

              As the icons have gone from the new UI, we want to be able to easily change the colour of the text of the availability message without having to resort to CSS hacks or trying to put tags around existing lines in this code table.

              We need to be able to change colours easily to meet our accessibility obligations as an institution

              5 votes
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              • Copy parts of Normalization Rules Sets to other fields in the same set

                It would be very useful to be able to copy subsets/blocks of a Normalization Rule Set to other blocks/fields in the same set, instead of manually copying very complicated rules. This was a NERS request from the Free University of Bozen (4440), but it did not receive enough votes.

                35 votes
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                • sortedy by call number

                  The current "Sorted by" options are Relevance, Date-oldest, Title, Author, and Date-newest. It would be helpful to also have the option of "Call Number."

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                  • Journals A-Z: Subject-indexing or discipline-indexing of titles

                    Librarians and faculty members alike would like the ability to search the Journals A-Z list by subject or discipline. This is available in SFX's A-Z/Journal Title Finder functionality, and would be highly useful in Primo as well. User Services and Teaching/IL Librarians would use it to create Subject Guides and other instructional materials, while Collections Librarians would use it to help in acquisitions decision-making. Faculty members would like to refer students to quick lists of discipline-specific resources, as well as use such lists for their own current awareness and professional development.

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                    • sorting gets lost when switching scopes

                      If a user sets the sorting of the result list, her predefined sorting gets lost on switching between search scopes. In this case, the sorting returns to the default, e.g. "by relevance".

                      We see this in the new UI as well, but think that users should not be forced to select their preferred sorting again and again.

                      Please consider this to enhance user experience.

                      3 votes
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                      • new option/checkbox: "expand my results with synonyms"

                        The Primo Search Engine includes synonyms by default to expand the result list. This often leads to results which are fuzzy and hardly explainable.

                        Instead of including synonyms by default we want to see an option to include synonyms by explicit user decision.

                        This option ("expand my result using synonyms") could be included into the facets section or should be visible close to the search button.

                        45 votes
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                        • My Account - Loans & Requests: Bibliographical Details of ILL article requests

                          Currently, users cannot see the full bibliographical details of their Resource Sharing "Article" Requests in their account,. Although all the details appear in Alma, in Primo the Journal Title, Year, Volume, Issue and Pages are missing - so in fact they can only see the Article Title and Author in the Full View mode.

                          Obviously, this is not very helpful for citation purposes or even for tracking orders - especially if there are many similar requests.

                          Thanks

                          15 votes
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                          • Return all hits for a language in advanced search

                            In advanced search when refining to language you only get a result if you have a search statement. It should be possible to get all records in a certain languge, both from pipes and Primo central, if you refine to a certain language in advanced search. As it works in Libris advanced search: http://libris.kb.se/form_extended.jsp?f=ext

                            7 votes
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                            • Show the terms added to the patron's query by the linguistic features (i.e. stemming, synonyms etc.)

                              As default behavior, Primo not only looks for the patron's query, but enriches the original keywords of the user with additional terms, in order to improve the performance.

                              The system first tries to guess the language of the query, and then tries to enrich it, using a variety of steps described in the Linguistic Features section of the documentation: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/120Linguistic_Features

                              For example, a query for the string: Birne
                              if recognised as German, is enriched with following synonyms (dictionary file as to March 2017):

                              gluehbirne(normal),gluehlampe(normal),lampe(normal),leuchte(normal),leuchtkoerper(normal),haupt(normal),kopf(normal),ruebe(normal),schaedel(normal)

                              The point is that the whole thing is a blackbox for both the librarian and the…

                              35 votes
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                              • Make Title Search in Journals A-Z Left-Anchored

                                When we search for a title such as "Science" or "Nature" in the current A-Z journal list, the search is not left-anchored and thus finding titles of this kind involves scrolling through several pages of results.

                                12 votes
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                                • Display times in Back Office according to local timezone

                                  Currently Primo Back Office displays all times according to the server timezone. This is particularly relevant to scheduled pipes. For smoothest operation these need to be coordinated with Alma jobs, which are scheduled against local timezones. Differences in daylight savings times mean we have to update our conversions between the two timezones at least twice a year.

                                  Being a multi-tenanted environment, the underlying server timezone can't easily be changed. But my suggestion is to make the *display* of any times in Back Office depend on a configurable timezone. ie

                                  1) Allow institutions to configure a timezone

                                  2) Where times and…

                                  18 votes
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                                  • Consortia environment; Provide inheritance for open access collections

                                    At present, open access collections that are activated by the consortia account are not "inherited" by individual members of the consortium. Given the number of open access collections, and the possible number of consortia members, it can be a tedious task to activate a large number of OA collections for each member.
                                    We would like to see that OA collections can be "inherited" as well, just like regular subscription collections.

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                                    • Session Timeout Warning

                                      It would be most helpful if a 'Session Timeout' warning could be displayed a certain amout of time before the session actually ends. Included in the warning could be the options to 'keep me logged in' or 'log out now'.

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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…

                                        14 votes
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                                        • Allow customization of "Show source records" feature

                                          Since february 2017 relase, it is possible to display MARC record in UI, using "Show source records" feature. As this feature was very much in demand with our users and librarians, we are very pleased.

                                          Unfortunately, the feature's look and feel doesn't live up to our expectations. In the attach file, you can compare the display our users are used to and the actual display of "Show source record". It lacks of clarity.

                                          It would be great to be able to customize this feature's display in order to adapt it to our users needs and to preserve the consistency of…

                                          14 votes
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