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  1. 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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    • 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.

      14 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" .

        45 votes
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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.…

              68 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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                    • 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.

                      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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                          • 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

                            60 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.

                              67 votes
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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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                                      • 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.

                                        8 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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