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  1. We would like PRIMO to be REAL TIME

    We would like PRIMO to be REAL TIME, just as we had in Voyager. If we add records to ALMA, why do users have to wait 24-48 hours and many times longer, to have that record appear for use in PRIMO. Finding links to resources is key to user satisfaction.

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    • Send the same enriched query (stemming, synonyms, etc) to both local index and Primo Central PC index ( important for blended search )

      As default behavior, Primo not only looks for the patron's query, but according to the guessed language enriches the original keywords of the user with additional terms, in order to improve the performance. Linguistic features ( https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/120Linguistic_Features ) may be customized by the systems librarian, for example removing or adding synonyms. But these changes affects only the results coming from the local index (i.e. the index built with records coming from the library's pipes for the catalogue, the institutional repository etc.). Primo Central (PC) records are not affected: for PC records the query enrichment is run separately and using the…

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        1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
      • Dynamically replace spaces with underscores in Primo generated URLs

        Currently, URLs generated while using Primo can result in broken URLs based on the presence of spaces in information such as library names. A good solution would be to program Primo to dynamically replace spaces with underscores, resulting in non-broken URLs when doing things like copy/pasting into an email.

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        • Allow configuration of multiple email addresses in back office

          In primo's general configuration, there is a field for a staff email address. This address is used for emails which are generated by primo in response to an issue (e.g. when an IP is automatically blocked because it is suspected of being the source of a DoS attack) and is also displayed to users of primo when an error page is shown. We would ideally like to be able to send these to different email addresses so they can be processed differently. Would it be possible to add a second email address into the primo configuration and use that for…

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          • Add *before* directives in the new UI

            While it's great that the new UI includes directives for us to target when we do customizations, we're generally limited to only putting things AFTER what we may want to manipulate. It would be good to have an easier way to inject our customizations before.

            For example, I'd like to place some helper text before our Online Access tab on some items based on the PNX. Right now, I have to put the message below and then do some DOM manipulation. I'd prefer to avoid the DOM manipulation altogether.

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            • "Add starts with functionality to subject field in the advanced search"

              Add "starts with" functionality to subject field in the advanced search

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              • Add Show Actions icons to My Favorites

                Option to add all the Show Actions icons to display on My Favorites, or at least some icons such as the print and e-mail icons, instead of just the ...

                Please see screen capture attached.

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                • Allow combining of facets in the search results

                  Please create a way to view multiple physical library locations using the facets on the results page (e.g., see attached - General Collection and General Collection Oversize). Most electronic databases allows the user to hold down the CRTL key and select multiples, but that doesn't work in Primo. The 'Exclude' feature is nice, but it would be fabulous if Ex Libris could add an 'Include' feature. Please?

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                  • Ability to sort/filter according to item status within the new user interface

                    When viewing holdings of a physical record in the full record display of the new Primo UI only five items/copies display by default. If a client would like to view all copies they have to click the "Show more items" link. We have received feedback that clients often do not use or even see the “Show more items” link and tend to only look at the status of the five copies that are displayed by default rather then click through to view all copies. This becomes problematic when all five copies that display on the full record by default are…

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                    • Activation request for "Films on Demand"

                      When searching the Community Zone there is a record for Films on Demand (Humanities and Social Sciences Video Collection), but there are no portfolios (titles) attached to it. It's just a brief bib record.

                      We'd like to request an activated record (with items attached) for Films on Demand.

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                      • Could the "not needed after" date when requesting an item using Primo become a required field.

                        Could the 'not needed after' date field that the patron sees when attempting to request a physical item using Primo become a required field?

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                        • Getit2 of PrimoCentral records lists irrelevant local resources (missing date check)

                          Records from Primo Central have a getIt2-Tab which lists print resources from local catalog for an article. The problem is that the publication date of the article and the listed resources do not match and therefore cause confusion. Think of an current article from a Journal and you get old volumes suggested from the library. Only print resources containing the article should be listed.
                          In other words: The function would be usable if the getit2 lists print resources with the same publication date.

                          Suppressing the get-it tab according to the documentation (http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/Remove_GetIT!_Tab_When_No_Print_Version%2C_Only_Electronic_Records_from_Alma) has no effect.

                          The issues were…

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                          • Add series to list of browse options

                            Please add the option to perform a browse search on series.

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                            • "Did you mean" has no option for selecting, "No."

                              A librarian submitted the following question:

                              "If you do a search in the catalog for Andrew Lyght (he's an artist), you get the message "Do you mean Andrew Light?" and a whole bunch of results that have lyght spelled "light". There is no option to say "No, I mean Lyght."

                              I think the Google-like functionality of "did you mean..." is a good
                              direction to go in, but there needs to be an option to respond to that question, especially when what the catalog is guessing is wrong. Overall, this isn't a helpful implementation as it currently works."

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                              • [Primo] - frbr - improve algorythm - consider all keys and not only the first matching key

                                In Primo FRBR documentation is explained that (I added ** signs):
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                                In the FRBRization process, the keys are compared. If a record has a matching key with another record, it is added to the same FRBR group. **Once a match is found, the system does not continue searching** for matches since a record can belong to one FRBR group only.
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                                In our experience this may lead to false positives. When comparing keys between frbr candidates, the system should consider instead the whole set of matching keys, not just the first matching one. And for example do not group…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                • Citation generator is inaccurate

                                  The citation in the existing and new UI for books is not valid MLA or APA.

                                  The PNX information that populates the citations is stored in a hidden mapping table that cannot be edited. For example, I can see that series information for a book comes from addata/seriestitle. Primo will use the entirety of the field in the citation. For this particular record, this is the content of that section:

                                  Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter Ser. ; 2.

                                  Likewise, book titles come from addata/btitle. For this record, this is the entirety of the section:

                                  Harry Potter and the Chamber of…

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                                  • Allow users to personalize default scope for them

                                    Option to allow a Primo user to select which scope they prefer to work with when multiple scopes. Two possibilities - allow this to be set for as a saved option for signed-in users only, or allow this to be set as a cookie for guest users and be saved as a cookie on that computer. This could apppear as a "Personalize" selection.

                                    This will truly empower users - e.g. if they don't want to see Primo Central results most of the time, they will not be hampered by the library's choice of "All" as a default scope. Or if…

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                                    • Create link for patron to report issue with Primo Central Record

                                      This idea comes from a ticket submitted by a professor last week regarding a journal article resource that was marked as "peer reviewed" in PCI incorrectly. She reported it to us and we reported it to ExLibris, but it would seem more efficient to include a link that could report the problem directly to ExLibris for PCI content. I imagine something similar to the "report an issue" link found in google books: https://www.screencast.com/t/BdLZo2tR6D

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                                      • Add a true "exact" search to Advanced search type

                                        The available search types do not include a true "exact" search, where the results inlcude the query term(s) *and only* the query term(s). This type of search is very useful for one-word queries, especially when it is a common word. Using "begins with" in these situations can still result in dozens of results. We can construct a search, but it's not something the average user would know how to do, e.g.:

                                        Title begins with intervention
                                        NOT
                                        Title begins with intervention?

                                        This is a convoluted construction, and we'd prefer a true "is exactly" search type.

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                                        • Index Ebsco API "abstract" Results so they don't appear in Primo "Full-Text" Results

                                          All Primo results from the EBSCO API are searched and displayed "on the fly," and there's no option to sort the abstract-only content from full-text in Primo results.

                                          So even though our default in Primo is to display ONLY "full text" results -- Primo is returning EBSCO "abstract only" or "may be full text" links in our Full-Text searches. Our users are confused, and call us wondering why they don't have full-text access in our Primo full-text search results.

                                          Finding a way to sort the Ebsco abstract-only content from the full-text content, so it's working correctly within the Primo search…

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