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  1. Opening results in a new tab - stop it defaulting to the top of the list

    In the new Library Search, every time I open a search result in a new tab, the list of results resets to the top of the list. This is very annoying, especially if i have already had to load 3 or more pages of results.

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    • Only show "starts with" for relevant fields

      Currently, the "starts with" functionality is only available for title searching. There are already some posts here about adding it for other fields, like call number and subject, which I support. This post is about the current behavior though. If I choose to search by another field, such as author/creator or subject, then the next dropdown allows me to choose "starts with" even though it's not available, and it immediately switches to a title search. I'd prefer that, if a user has selected a field other than Title, that "starts with" just wouldn't show up at all. If the task…

      13 votes
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      • Add citation capabilities to the email function

        The email and citation functions should not be exclusive of each other. Users are used to emailing themselves citations from databases and other library systems. Please add citation capabilities to the email function, so that a citation can be included in the email sent.

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        • Feature in advanced search to retrieve all records in a certain language

          It should be possible in advanced search to choose a language and submit search and get all books in that language without having to write a word to search. As it works now it's impossible to retrieve exactly ALL books in a language in one result list. Check this feature in Libris: http://libris.kb.se/form_extended.jsp?f=ext

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          • Allow deletion of old unused pipes

            We've got a long list of pipes, including some from an old repository we don't have anymore, and one I accidentally created with the wrong type (regular instead of delete-and-reload). These clutter up the list and make it harder to find the ones I actually use. It would be really good if we could delete the ones we don't want anymore.

            (Or at least to be able to hide them, or if nothing else then to be able to rename them to "zzz_DON'T_USE" or something.)

            4 votes
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            • Add MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) as citation style

              The new UI 'send-to' citation functionality extends to APA, Chicago, MLA, Harvard styles. The majority of humanities students (at least at this institution) are asked to use the MHRA citation style. Please vote for this idea if you would like to see MHRA added to the list.

              4 votes
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              • proximity search operator for fulltext search in Primo Central

                A strong argument for a discovery index compared to a bibliographic database is the incorporation of full text in the index. I have not found an actual number or a percentage how many Primo Central collections are full text searchable. But we all know: it is significant. Since this year all Primo Central searches will always expand to full text.
                https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/Primo_Central_Full-Text_Searching

                The most powerful feature for full text search is proximity.
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximity_search_(text)

                Aleph was able to support proximity for small hitsets
                https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Aleph/Knowledge_Articles/Proximity_doesn't_work_for_larger_results.

                ... and Summon has a proximity feature
                https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/Product_Documentation/Searching_in_The_Summon_Service/Search_Features/Summon%3A_Boolean%2C_Phrase%2C_Wildcard_and_Proximity_Searching#proximity

                Proximity search is currently not supported nor planned in…

                23 votes
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                • Link to record from list of requests in myAccount

                  There should be a link to the record from the to the list of requests in myAccount. At the moment there ist only a link to the details of the request (screenshot attached), and a user is forced to search the title again.

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                  • Email results in new interface - records too long and not currently configurable

                    With the new UI, the emailing function appears to have been altered from a minimised style that we have in the classic primo to a very full view in the new one.

                    - in the Classic UI, indeed, the different formats have been used when user was sending results by email:
                    (a) sending from Brief View or Full View creates a long version of formatted content
                    (b) sending from eShelf creates a brief list of formatted content

                    However, in both cases, there is no configuration available as to define which fields should be part of the format, this is currently…

                    4 votes
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                    • Additional Navigation for linked materials

                      When following an outside link, such as Check for Full Text, the links open a Primo page that lacks the typical navigation. Users can't easily access another search option or even get back to the homepage of their library. My suggestion is to add basic navigation to such pages so that users can continue their searching rather than ending up at a dead end or having to double back.

                      4 votes
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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

                        9 votes
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                        • Ability to configure New Primo to force patrons to sign in

                          In the classic Primo, we were able to configure force login using the javascript in the KB Article https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/How_to_configure_Primo_to_force_patrons_to_sign_in

                          The KB article is for classic UI only.

                          Due to security, we need to force user login.

                          3 votes
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                          • Check for physical copies between data sources

                            Currently records harvested from local sources (e.g. Dspace) can not crosswalk to records from Alma. This means that a patron who finds a record from dspace for a dissertation can not determine if the dissertation is held as a physical copy using the find it tab in Primo.

                            For example, see http://searchit.lib.ksu.edu/KSUD:Entire_Library_Collection:01KSU_DSPACE2097/18531

                            The view it tab works, but the Check for Physical Copy times out because Primo's code is not set up to support checking for physical copies from sources other than Primo Central.

                            I request that the code be enhanced to support this discoverability.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                            • Primo New UI : Allow OTB ordering of full record display sections

                              The New UI does not allow libraries to easily configure the order of the sections in the full record display.
                              We would like an Out of the Box solution to re-order the full record display.

                              For example: We would like to move the ViewIt section to the top, and move the Actions sections to sit after the Details section.

                              6 votes
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                              • Sort loans in Primo, by due date

                                It would be really helpful if user were able to resort their loans in Primo, by due date. My use case is a user with significant number of loans - 100+ - who want to work out which loans need ot be returned and which one they can retain.

                                24 votes
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                                • [Primo] - UI - show Call Number in My Library Card - Requests

                                  The information about the shelfmark and physical position of an Item (i.e. the Physical Location and the Call Number) in not displayed in the Requests section of My Library Card. It is not displayed even if you expand the row (see attachment).

                                  The same happens in the old UI, if you click on Details. It might look like a minor issue, but it's not. Users looking at their requests have no clue where they books are actually located. They are forced to perform the search again for each item they requested. Consider that in many cases items are not moved…

                                  20 votes
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                                  • "Show Source Record" to users with Alma Staff Role only

                                    Although we can now display the MARC record in the UI using the "Show source records" we feel this feature is only really useful for Library staff and not for the vast majority of users who will not find it useful and will just add clutter to the full record for the majority. Ideally we would like the "Show source records" to be linked to the Alma library staff role so it will only display when our library staff are logged into Primo.

                                    Currently the only option to display this link in the UI is to have it appear for…

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                                    • Sort of holdings by location (A-Z) in Primo GetIt

                                      Holdings in Primo Getit are sorted by "their proximity to the patron, according to the library IP address." [1]. This results in a random list (see screenshot).

                                      We want a sort by library location (A-Z), because this is more intuitive in cases where many holdings exist, e.g. printed journals are distributed at many locations among the university, see example [2].

                                      [1] https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/Alma_Online_Help_(English)/Fulfillment/080Configuring_Fulfillment/100Discovery_Interface_Display_Logic#Configuring_Locations_Ordering_Profiles
                                      [2] https://primo.fu-berlin.de/FUB:FUB_ALMA_DS21922194700002883

                                      128 votes
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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.

                                        21 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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

                                          14 votes
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