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  1. OADOI/Unpaywall link doesn't display where needed

    I originally posted the idea https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/16880380-add-oadoi-org-as-an-option-in-uresolver which was implemented in the Alma November release.

    It looks like it's implemented the feature exactly as I suggested – unfortunately the method I suggested turns out to be exactly wrong for the use case as I (admitted briefly) described it! :-{

    Our use case, more specifically, is that when we don’t have full text for an item but an OA version is available through Unpaywall, we want that Unpaywall option to appear very visibly for users. (Being a bit fuzzy on the relationship between uResolver, GetIt, ViewIt, and when these all appear) I…

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    Thank you for your feedback.
    Today Primo does present viewit services for resources that do not have full text indications.
    We will check with Primo if this can be changed as the Unpaywall service can appear also when there is no full text service.

    Note that this issue is not relevant to PrimoVE

  2. Make Alma link resolver compatible with EndNote's "Find Full Text" feature

    EndNote offers a "Find Full Text" feature that allows users to locate full text for citations saved to their library. The feature can be configured to work with your institution's link resolver. However, according to EndNote customer support, the Alma link resolver is not currently compatible with this feature. This enhancement would allow Alma customers to locate full text for EndNote citations via openURL.

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    We have recevied te following response from EndNote:
    We support OpenURL from SFX, which offers XML responses via REST. Other services, like Primo and Alma, did not support this at the time of Find Full-Text feature development.

    However, we have already forwarded this to our Development team as an enhancement request to have this feature with the future release of the EndNote program.

    We from Technical Support are not sure how this enhancement would be prioritized in terms of upcoming development work. While all the product suggestion submissions are reviewed by development for ideas and features for new versions of the software

  3. Failsafe links to databases if/when Direct Linking fails

    When we were a Serials Solutions customer and we used Summon discovery, we also used Direct Linking. What was great about Summon was that it would provide a pane at the top of the screen after linking to full-text content that would provide a way to see all the database targets on the 360 Link page. See attached image.

    This same feature would be highly desirable in Primo and is one of the main reasons why we do not currently use Direct Linking. Currently, if the full-text fails to load for the default target, there is no way to see…

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