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  1. Secondary sorting of records in the results list

    Primo is designed to sort the results list by one parameter only (relevancy, title etc.).
    Currently, it is not possible to define a secondary sort. Thus records with the same ranking will appear in no particular order.
    It would be beneficial to be able to configure a secondary and third sort options. For example, first sorting by Relevancy, secondary by Publishing Year and third by Title.

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    • Provide institutions with the ability to systematically boost the ranking of PCI collections with link-resolver delivery over PCI collection

      Many times, there are multiple versions of an article offered in Primo. Some versions are delivered via the link resolver, while others are delivered via direct linking. Delivery via the link resolver is the norm and often provides better accessibility. 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 PCI link-resolver collections over PCI direct-linking collections.

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      • Context sensitive help

        have a default context sensitive help file(s) in the new UI that can be adapted locally, with local edits being highlighted for change, but not over written when Primo is upgraded and the help text amended centrally.

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        • Primo Analytics: extracts the usernames related to failed logins

          It would be great -with Primo analytics- building an analysis that extracts the usernames related to failed logins

          43 votes
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          • 4 votes
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            • Sliding publication date range bar option

              At the moment in Primo the publication date filter gives you only the option to retype the year or to use the up and down arrows. We would like to see something similar to the option in Summon where you have a slider bar which you can drag across to reduce the date range ie: 2006-2017

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              • Copy citations to the clipboard in rich text format

                The "citation" tool copies citations to the clipboard in plain text format. Could Primo be modified to allow citations to be copied in rich-text format, in order to preserve the formatting in the citation?

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                • Language of Services Page

                  We would like to be able to configure our Alma-Primo's services page to ALWAYS open in English, regardless of the interface language in Primo the user use.
                  In other words, to have the option to change the language of the interface in the URL or in any other way.

                  6 votes
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                  • Review content type in Primo is confusing

                    Currently the Review content type in Primo / Primo Central seems to contain both Book Reviews such as
                    http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_sciversesciencedirect_elsevierS0261-5177(06)00203-2

                    and Review Articles such as
                    http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_proquest1373464971

                    It would be better if these were in separate content types.

                    9 votes
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                    • alerts based on a range of call numbers

                      We would like our users to be able to define an alert in primo, based on a range of call numbers – for example:
                      lc = "ds67->ds79.99" .

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                      • Add "(full text resources only)" and "(full text and non-full text resources)" suffixes to list of results in Primo Central

                        We think it would be helpful if the wording directly above the list of Primo Central search results could be changed. For example, for a search for "fish" it would be great if it could say something like:

                        Results 1 - 10 of 897,789 for Primo Central (full-text resources only)

                        when the checkbox is unticked and:

                        Results 1 - 10 of 1,194,353 for Primo Central (full-text and non full-text resources)

                        when it is ticked.

                        This would prove a useful insurance in particular for users of mobiles/devices. Indeed, embracing of Responsive Web Design at an increasing number of institutions is likely…

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                        • 4 votes
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                          • Send email when pipe finishes with errors.

                            When a pipe finishes normally, but some records did not load due to errors, right now the only way to find out whether that happened or not is to go into the back office, Monitor Primo Status, Pipe Monitoring, and click on "Errors" next to the pipe (and a futher step to get to "History" if the pipe is not the last one run).

                            We run four Alma pipes a day, and around a half dozen other pipes once a day. WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO DO THIS and I bet a lot of other customers don't either.

                            But we…

                            21 votes
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                            • Please make the MARC bib. 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record available.

                              The MARC 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record is not exposed to Primo. This means that the data in the b245p is not available to display to users in the My Account section of Primo, as part of the requesting process and on pull slips for items. This becomes important when the items have 245a data that is the same. For example, when a video game has the same name with more info in the 245p like the ones below.
                              b245a b245p
                              Angry birds. Star Wars
                              Angry birds. Trilogy
                              Assassin's creed. Brotherhood
                              Assassin's creed. Revelations
                              Batman. Arkham Asylum
                              Batman.…

                              62 votes
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                              • send eMail for logged in users only

                                Currently, Primo can be used to send spam via the sendTo in the details tab. Anyone can send a message to everyone. Sending E-Mail should be possible for loggedIn users only. Indeed, there is a google reCaptcha service, but activating it is yet not acceptable due to data protection policy issues of many universities.

                                10 votes
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                                • Add the 'until' argument to OAI-PMH pipe configuration

                                  When creating a pipe to harvest using OAI, we can currently set the 'from' date but not an 'until' date. When harvesting from a large repository, this means we have to collect the whole set in one go - which may be a problem for Primo and/or the repository. We would prefer to process, say, three months data at a time.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Add a list of suggestions to zero result searches in the A-Z Journals list

                                    It is not possible to display a list of suggestions when a user retrieves zero results for a search in the A-Z Journals list. However, it is possible in Primo simple and advanced search. It would be beneficial to provide users with a distinct list of suggestions if they retrieve zero results in the A-Z journals list.

                                    41 votes
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                                    • advanced search in new UI

                                      The advanced search is not available for mobile devices (screenwidth below 960px). Actually you can link to the andvanced search but it is not very usable, as the layout needs to be improved for small screen devices.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • one-click-unsubscribe link for saved searches emails

                                        saved search emails that are send on regular basis should include a link to quickly unsubscribe from the alert.

                                        It is a common and userfriendly practice to include unsubscribe links in newsletters so they wont need to login to their account to change this. Email alerts may be annoying to the patrons in case of shifting interests unsubscribe/subscribe easily will uplift the usage of this particular service.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Display sum of Fines & Fees on My account for each library

                                          The user should be able to see in which library which fines or fees are to be paid.

                                          5 votes
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