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  1. Sort holdings in Get It by call number

    Regarding the OLH (http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/Alma_Online_Help_(English)/Alma-Primo_Integration/060Configuring_Alma%E2%80%99s_Delivery_System/080Configuring_Best_Location) the sorting of holdings in Primo Get It considers the number of available items and that cannot be changed. For holdings with more than one item, that certainly makes sense but if all holdings have only one, we'd a sort not just by library and location but also by call number. This is the case in Alma List of holdings and in the MD Editor.

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    • Export search results in ISBD format

      It seems that Primo does not permit (as, I.E., Aleph) the export of a search in ISBD format: doing this would be a great thing at least for our patrons

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      • Can Ex_libris work with publishers to enable OA articles in hybrid journals to be discoverable ?

        Currently if we do not subscribe to a journal (normally a hybrid OA titles) which has open access articles the article access is not discoverable as available during a search of Primo - is there any way to identify these articles as being available ?

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        • Ability to administer synonyms via BO

          The systemSynonyms and userSynonyms files are only available via the command line so SaaS customers have to request changes be made via SalesForce.

          It would be easier to administer if the ability to view systemSynonyms and download/upload/deploy userSynonyms be in the BO.

          8 votes
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          • See Attachments from Alma in Primo

            Users should be able to see, in a clear format, their attachments that are sent out in Alma. This would be helpful because we could attach policy specific things to their accounts and they'd have a record of what notices were sent out to them.

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            • They appear as "renewable" items that really aren't

              In Primo, they appear as "renewable" copies really are not because they already have the maximum number of renovations. Why not say directly "not renewable"?

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              • Holdingsfile should take into account the holdings of physical items

                In our Primo we have set up that only articles that you have access to is presented in the first result-list, but that you can remove this filter by checking the tick box on the left to include result that you do not have access to.

                Currently only the holdingf for electronic journals are taken into account. If the library has only the physical journal the article will not be part of the first search result. It will look like the library does not have this article, when the truth is that the user could get it in print.

                The…

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                • Add search options for atoz list

                  Primo provides only title search options for A to Z list. It would be useful to have more options such as ISSN, ISBN or publisher.

                  31 votes
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                  • Add ability to change default sort for results

                    I would like to change the default sort for one of our views from Relevance to Date-newest. Our library has a lot of grey literature which is not handled appropriately by the Relevance sort.

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                    • Real Time Availability for Electronic Resources

                      If a resource from Alma is unavailable to a end user due to a campus or IP restriction and receives the "No Full Text available" message, then update the "Online Access" green dot to "No Full Text/Red Dot" or "Sign In for access options/ Yellow dot"

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                      • Make Relevancy Ranking values available

                        To assist with the fine-tuning of Field Boosting, provide a way of showing the values of the rankings of search results.

                        I.e. When a search is performed, for each hit make its total ranking value viewable either
                        - to users,
                        - in a comment in the page's source HTML, or
                        - by amending that items URL (similar to &showPnx=true).

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                        • Facet Libraries should display all libraries even when holdings not exist

                          We like to have a configuration option in facets libraries that would show all the library facets even when holdings not exist. Instead the letter zero would be displayed in parenthesis. Though if it's configurated to not show the numbers then it wouldn't be possible to display all libraries.

                          6 votes
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                          • have citations/cited by appear at cluster level record

                            The Citation Trail feature is great, but I'm afraid many users will miss it because they click on an item in search results that is a merge record for a "FRBR" cluster of articles from different sources. The citation/cited by doesn't apear on those. Since the user can get to the resources from the Online tab in this record, they are not likely to click on View All Versions. This is such a cool feature it's a shame to miss it, and it's the article that gets cited, not a particular aggregator's version of it.

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                            • Export to Excel

                              It would be great if would could provide an option to export to excel for results saved in e-shelf

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                              • Stop the difference in the item display between Alma and Primo when the description field is filled in

                                I would like to see all monograph items display as such in the Primo location tab.
                                Currently if an item (even if tagged elsewhere as a one time monograph) contains anything in the Items description field Primo is treating the item as a serial.
                                For an explanation of how Primo does this see the following knowledge center article: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/Difference_in_the_item_display_between_Alma_and_Primo_when_the_description_field_is_filled_in

                                This is a problem as it prevents users from easily seeing the availability information.
                                See for example the attached screenshot where the number of available titles does not display.

                                Please change the logic in Primo so that it does not treat…

                                3 votes
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                                • Can you update the Primo publication date slider facet to include a frequency graph?

                                  Essentially like the one the University of Leeds Library has in Summon. See The as an example: http://leeds.summon.serialssolutions.com/?fvf=ContentType%2CBook+Review%2Ct&ho=t&l=en&q=law#!/search?ho=t&fvf=ContentType,Book%20Review,t&rf=PublicationDate,1972-01-01:*&l=en&q=law or attached image. Very visual, functional and user friendly way to show the distribution of publications over time.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Change labels for Hathi Trust Records that are restricted to search only

                                    Currently, Hathi Trust records appear to have a full-text available label whether they are available in full-text or they are restricted to search only. In Summon restricted items in Hathi Trust are labeled citation online in order to not give the user a false expectation that the item would be available. I would like Primo to treat Hathi Trust records the same way.

                                    103 votes
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                                    • Title search be split to differentiate between article title and publication title

                                      Whilst doing a title search the results are often skewed by publication titles being included in the results lists.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Primo: ability for Back Office users to mantain their own passwords (or integrate with SAML)

                                        Increasingly I am opening up the Primo Back Office to staff outside Library Systems, for example for people to build reports or test FRBR and DEDUP.

                                        It would be more secure if the Back Office users had the option to change their own password rather than for me to set it.

                                        Even better would be integration with the institution's Single Sign On service (as Alma does).

                                        Regards,

                                        Ciaran

                                        Ciaran Talbot l Library Systems Manager l Red 2.6 Main Library l The University of Manchester Library l The University of Manchester l Oxford Road l Manchester l M13 9PP
                                        @ciaran_talbot

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                                        • Provide Statistics about use of Primo Central Collections

                                          It would be great if we can asses the usage of our licensed content via Primo. This will be valuable for our licensing decisions, as well it would be interesting for the hosts (Thomson Reuters, ProQuest...).

                                          For instance, we like to know:

                                          - how often users view metadata (i.e. open details tab) of records from ProQuest's Collection for Dissertations & Theses

                                          - what is the ratio of view metadata to request fulltexts from the collection?

                                          - which providers (Thomson Reuters, ProQuest, ...) are used most (view + download), what are the top collections of each provider?

                                          40 votes
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