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  1. Export search results to Excel (or delimited file)

    When a user gets several hundred search results, they would like to be able to download a list of the entire search results. This is a feature that faculty routinely use. They may then have a faculty assistant check out some of the books.

    There is no way in Primo to capture an entire set of search results and do anything with it, such as export.

    The ability to export a set of search results was a feature in the Aleph OPAC. There is no feature parity in Primo. Users have already noted the lack of this feature.

    71 votes
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    • bad link reporter

      Bad Link Reporter

      This tool would work while librarians are searching Primo. An addon tool for Primo that looks at results when the following condition exists: a link is clicked and user gets an error, (no full text available or other Primo error messages) there would be a popup or message asking “report this bad link?”. You click on the button, it goes away allowing librarian to continue their work but clicking the button reports the permalink, search details and bad link error message including eresource used. This option only occurs for library staff. Ordinary users would not see it.

      109 votes
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      • Allow reader to sort the values in a facet by A-Z or by number of records.

        Most databases such as Web of Science or Ebsco Discovery tool allow the user to determine how to sort the values in a facet (see screenshot)

        44 votes
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        • Improve visibility of sticky facets

          The sticky facets are an excellent addition to the functionality of the new UI, but the probability of users discovering them is quite low.

          In usability testing students will alter their search terms without ever hovering their mouse over the filters they have applied to their previous search, and then have to reapply the filters.

          While the padlock is hidden behind a mouseover interaction this very desirable functionality is undiscoverable.

          Also in its current configuration the tooltips for the selected filter and the padlock clash.

          The padlock for making your selected filter 'sticky' should be visible by default, and probably…

          54 votes
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          • Primo VE doesn't have a boosting ability

            Primo VE can't boost like traditional Primo. We would like to see that brought in for us to be able to boost similar to how it is configured in the back office

            https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/060Back_Office_Guide/110Additional_Primo_Features/020Search_Engine_Configurations#Results_Boosting

            19 votes
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            • menu tile urls must be customizable by language

              Currently its not possible to define language specific URLs in the Backoffice for the main menu tile.
              Localization in Primo is possible for nearly all labels and functionalities and we think this is a must have.

              192 votes
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              • Change order of availability in "Get it" tab

                We would like the order of availability in the "Get it" tab to be different. Instead of "x copies, x available, x requests" we would prefer "x available, x requests, x copies". The users frequently misunderstand and think that "copies" are available on shelf.

                174 votes
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                • Displaying the pre-filters used, as the used facets are dispalyed

                  It would be very useful to display the pre-filters used in Primo New UI (from both simple search screen - as of May release and advanced search screen). Pre-filters used should be displayed in the brief results list just as the facets used are displayed, at the top of the column. Thus the patron can always see and be aware of all the active filters in the session

                  54 votes
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                  • Adding a "requester note" in Primo for a patron when making a purchase request

                    There is no possibility in Primo for a patron to add a note to explain why a they would like the library to purchase an item, when making a purchase request.

                    However, In Alma there is a "requester note" where you can state the reason the patron has requested the item, but this cannot be done in Primo.

                    So I suggest adding a requesters note in Primo, so the library will have more information as to why they should purchase an item for a patron.

                    66 votes
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                    • Add MODS template as Date Source for OAI-PMH harvest

                      Currently, there is no MODS template for OAI-PMH harvesting of external collections. As an example, we have many collections in an Islandora repository and have very rich metadata in MODS format. We lose most of that metadata when the collection is harvested because we must use the DC template as the Source format.

                      47 votes
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                      • Make the New Primo UI more CSS friendly

                        While the new Primo interface gave us more power to extend functionality via JavaScript it does not do the same for modifications via CSS due to the lack of properly marked up content.

                        In some parts of the New UI the content is well described, often with custom HTML elements, but there are also many places, often in the higher levels in the DOM tree, where better described selectors (preferably through classes) are needed.

                        For example, there is currently no selector that show the current system that is being displayed. The <prm-explore>-element could have the current system being shown as…

                        29 votes
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                        • "Personalize your results" - enable to add disciplines, not only delete.

                          "Personalize your results" is a Primo Central feature. The lists of degrees and disciplines are defined by Primo Central, and can be translated locally via code tables in the Back Office.
                          It is possible to DELETE degrees and disciplines via the Mapping Table, but currently it is NOT possible to add new ones. We would like tohave the possibility to add disciplines.
                          thank you.

                          12 votes
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                          • Add LC Classification Facet to PrimoVE Facet options

                            Back Office has the option to enable the LC Classification facet to Primo, however, Primo VE does not. This facet is heavily used in our Summon instance and we would like to see this behavior port over into VE.

                            41 votes
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                            • Browses: add See Also and Usage info from authority headings

                              Primo supports display of See references (not same as See Also) in browse headings, if those cross-references are in the bibliographic data ingested by Primo. There is no capacity to display See Also and Usage info from authority records, which are important so that users understand how and why certain terms, especially subjects, may be used.

                              We propose that See Also and Usage info display in the Browse headings.

                              Example headings and See Also and Usage info that does NOT currently display in Primo:

                              Blacks:

                              Search also under: subdivision Blacks under individual wars, e.g. World War, 1939-1945--Blacks; and headings beginning…

                              76 votes
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                              • Search Slot/Scope/Profile Usage in Primo Analytics

                                We would like to be able to report the total number of searches that have been performed in each search/slot/scope/profile that we have configured in Primo. Currently the only report in Analytics that has Search Scope search information is the Zero Results Report.

                                This information will provide invaluable information about our user behaviour and will help us in the customization of the Primo interface to meet the needs of our clients by assisting in decisions regarding adding or removing search profiles/scopes.

                                100 votes
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                                • Less duplicate records in Primo Central Index results

                                  Primo Central grouping is based on the existing FRBR workflow, including the grouping process at the database level (the way the Search engine handles grouping) and the Front End functionality. It is used to prevent duplicate records in the results list.

                                  Unfortunately, many records are not added to FRBR groups because the system considers the metadata are not rich enough. With the increase of records provided by (Open Access) aggregators and repositories, the number of duplicate records will certainly not decrease.

                                  Could Ex Libris improve the FRBR workflow for Primo Central records in order to reduce the number of duplicate…

                                  62 votes
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                                  • Add Urbadoc database to Primo Central index

                                    Urbadoc bibliographic database indexes european architectural journals and can enrich PCI with unique references.
                                    It would be very useful to have this database searchable in Primo Central Index.
                                    Urbadoc is an OAI-PMH data provider. More info at: http://www.cnba.it/2017/09/28/novita-urbadoc/
                                    Urbadoc URL: http://www.urbadoc.com

                                    39 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enhance SUSHI harvesting job

                                      The SUSHI harvesting job is set to either run every Saturday or not at all. Some vendors do not make their data available except for certain weeks of the month. This results in failed errors in the notification. Could this be expanded so you can set when the jobs will run, like once a month (after the 15th) when most vendors have made their usage data available.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Increase the number of records allowed in the “View Online” tab

                                        Right now, only 25 records can be displayed under the “view online” tab in Primo. If this limit is increased, or removed entirely, libraries will have greater flexibility when creating collections. For example, we have 48 local portfolios that we linked to a single bib record, and we would like all of those portfolios to be displayed under the “view online” tab of that item. So, we propose removing the limit altogether, allowing libraries to decide how many records they want to appear under the “view online” tab. We worked on this project with Ex Libris, and they ultimately advised…

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Add a field ISSN and E-ISSN that are separated but can be matched for Dedup / F

                                          For more efficient DEDUP of ejournal and print journal.
                                          The dedup test mach ISSN, but the ISSN of printed journal record is usually different from the e-ISSN of the electronic journal record, thus there is no match between two these numbers.

                                          111 votes
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