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  1. Make configurable preference of source in deduplication

    Preference of records coming from differente sources in deduplication is hardcoded in Primo and it causes undesired situations, for example poor SFX records have preference over rich ILS records and the information from ILS records is discarded. Order of preference of sources should be configurable through Primo Admin interface instead of being hardcoded

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    • Improve Author Name Normalization for PCI Facets

      Frequently, we encounter different facet values for the same author in PCI search results. For instance, there are some PNX records in PCI with creatorcontrib facet values of "Shakespeare, William" and some with "William Shakespeare". The problem is exacerbated when results are blended with local records.

      Ideally, the name forms should be more consistent and match Primo's out-of-the box normalization rules for MARC records.

      We realize this is a difficult problem to solve when ingesting metadata from disparate sources, but we believe it could be better.

      4 votes
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      • Enable actions for loans/requests in My Account

        Right now in Primo, if you have items checked out at your library, you can't do anything with them in the UI. You can't send to RefWorks, email, etc. Users would like to be able to send these items to citation management tools and they currently can’t do that. From the loan list, there is no link back to the full record.

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        • Can Primo use a more automated fuzzy matching approach rather than requiring hard-coded alternatives or “did you mean”.

          Our users are asking for alternate spellings. If you’re one letter off on a name, it won’t find close alternatives. Did you mean or synonyms will not help with this.

          3 votes
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          • Second sort in facets

            Currently, Primo shows the items in the facets (e.g. the subjects facet) either sorted alphabetically or by the number of items.
            However, it seems to order the items randomly when the number of items is identical for several different subject heading in the facet.
            It would be beneficial to be able to configure a secondary sort option for these items (for example when using a multilingual subject heading system - to present the same subject in both language one after the other).

            20 votes
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            • "XML View" in "Send to" section of record display

              Librarians often need to look "under the hood" of what is being displayed in the OPAC. It would be great if "Send to" section of the record display included a link for displaying the PNX record.

              3 votes
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              • Browse by physical location in Primo

                In Primo, it is not currently possible to browse by physical location & in our previous system, we were able to do so. For instance, from http://primo.rollins.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=showBrowse&mode=BrowseSearch&vid=01RC&tab=books_tab&dscnt=0&dstmp=1467208388734 we would like to have the option to browse by one of our locations, for instance For example, I would like to see what titles we have in Rare Special or Rare Florida Collections, but I do not see from the browse menu.

                we would like to be able to somehow browse by a given physical location in Primo without doing a keyword or title search for a particular item.

                56 votes
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                • Ability to save phone number in "my account"

                  I would love it if I could save my phone number in my account so I don't have to type it in every time to send a record to my phone.

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                  • RefWorks export: the maximum amount of records that can be exported to Refworks from Primo is 30. Make this number configurable to allow mor

                    RefWorks export: the maximum amount of records that can be exported to Refworks from Primo is 30. Make this number configurable to allow more records.

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                    • Add AMA (American Medical Association) as Citation Style

                      Currently, the Primo Action functionality allows for APA, Chicago, and MLA citation styles. In order to benefit students of Medicine and Science, we would like to add AMA (American Medical Association) as a possible citation style.

                      19 votes
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                      • Backoffice REST API and Hooks

                        Alma provides a growing number of API's for process orchestration and Hooks will come soon.

                        Primo only provides REST API's which are mainly used for Frontend interaction.

                        Primo is missing API's and Hooks to control Tools, Pipes, Processes and Schedules to implement fully automated workflows for Alma or other ILS.

                        I would be great to see such API's and Hooks soon, please vote!

                        5 votes
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                        • Add RIS export to AngularJS Primo UI

                          Reference management options in the new Primo UI seem limited to RefWorks, EndNote, and EasyBib. I'd like an "Export RIS" option to support users of Zotero and Mendeley.

                          4 votes
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                          • Search ClinicalKey via Primo Central

                            It would be great if we can search ClinicalKey contents from Primo via Primo Central.

                            https://www.clinicalkey.com/

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                            • Don't filter out Primo Central records after clicking Library facets

                              On a blended scope, when you search in the scope and click a library facet, all the Primo Central records are filtered out because Primo Central records do not have facets:library values in PNX. For example,

                              (1) Go to our Primo:

                              http://kosmos.lib.keio.ac.jp/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=KEIO

                              (2) For your convenience, click "English" as UI language on the upper-right corner.

                              (3) On the "All materials" tab, search "cancer" (without quotes). The "All materials" scope is a blended scope that contains both local records and Primo Central records.

                              (4) On the Library facets, click any library.

                              Then all the Primo Central records are filtered out. But…

                              1 vote
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                              • Make integration with Alma more seamless in regard to the PCI and Link Resolver

                                When we activate our Link Resolver databases in Alma, we have to do it all over again in the Primo PCI. This is redundant effort. Yes, it is one time, but new libraries have enough else to do to configure the system and this seems like an unnecessary step.

                                8 votes
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                                • Export to reference management systems

                                  Export of Primo records through e-shelf to various reference management systems (like Endnote, RIS export) is limited to a maximum of 30 records. We'd like this maximum set to 500 or more.

                                  60 votes
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                                  • When there is more than one copy of a printed book, display the copy number in the call number. For example: N5300.S923 2008 v.1 c.2

                                    We have two copies of vol. 1 of Stokstad's 3rd ed. of Art History. Thus, the call number for the second copy would display like this:

                                    N5300.S923 2008 v.1 c.2

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                                    • Allow users to see the Reviews they have written, ideally somewhere in My Account

                                      Users can see their tags, but not their reviews of items, unless they keep a separate note of them. Seems like an obvious thing to include.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Display e-book-only call numbers

                                        Please have Primo display call numbers for items that are only available in electronic format. For example, if we have an item only as an e-book, no call number displays and that also means that the Virtual Browse function doesn't work. Even though the call number for an e-book might seem irrelevant, it's actually very useful in determining the focus of a book (e.g., a book about politics with a BF call number tells us it's looking at the topic from a psychological perspective). Thanks for considering.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Allow the view code field to be editable

                                          To enable seamless updates to the Primo interface it would be useful for the Code for the view to be editable.

                                          This would allow you to continue to use the same public address for your Primo instance, but switch the view to a new one by changing the code in the Back Office. For example, it would allow you to switch from a the current live view to a new one.

                                          Currently the field cannot be edited (see screenshot).

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