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  1. Separate the Audiovisual facet for Primo Central Index (PCI) into video and audio

    Users doing targeted searches incorporating facets to find specific types of resources on specific topics want to be able to do just that - target. Our users tell us that their searches are made more difficult by having to sift through a long list of irrelevant format results, including Video when they just want Audio, and Audio when they want only Video. This is even more frustrating for users when they can see by the display type that the list could so easily have been made shorter.

    Remote PCI resources under the Resource Type of facets:rsrctype of media and Prefilter…

    262 votes
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    • Separate language menu

      In August release 2018, there is finally a good improvement in the sign in area, but unfortunately the language selection is now inside a personal menu. If guests user enters Primo which by default is not in his native language, they wouldn't know what to do. There is a nice solution created by Manneheim University, and I hope Exlibris will take it as an example:

      https://primo-49man.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=MAN_UB&sortby=rank&lang=de_DE

      Naomi

      126 votes
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      • Make facets sticky by default for the session

        I would like to suggest that Primo's facets should be sticky by default (or at least that this should be a configuration option). The "Reset filters" link right below the selected filters implies that filters will stick unless reset; users find this confusing. I agree with other posters' points about the lock icon being visible at all times, and that a selection of New Search should automatically clear sticky facets, but otherwise, I would like to propose that facets should stick unless the user either selects New Search, or clicks "Reset filters" (perhaps this could be renamed "Clear filters"). This…

        108 votes
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        • 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.

          153 votes
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          • Display 6XX fields with $v form subdivisions intact

            Primo VE is configured to map 6XX $v form subdivisions to a separate display field, breaking the subject string. In some cases, the form subdivision is plucked out of the 6XX, leaving the surrounding string incomplete. For example:

            600 10 $aO'Keeffe, Georgia, $d1887-1986 $vExhibitions
            displays in Primo VE as:

            Subject O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986

            Genre Exhibitions

            651 #0 $aRome (Italy) $vMaps $vEarly works to 1800
            displays in Primo VE as:

            Subject Rome (Italy)

            Genre Maps
            Early works to 1800

            And so on, for all 6XX $v form subdivisions. This cannot be reconfigured. Additionally, each occurrence of the form subdivision is displayed…

            18 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
            • Summary Holdings Display>Primo VE

              Summary Holdings Display>Primo VE
              We would like our summary holdings to display one "click/screen" earlier than they do now.

              For example,

              https://col-hope.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991001380029704767&context=L&vid=01COL_HOPE:HOPE&search_scope=MyInst_and_CI&tab=Everything&lang=en

              Users first have to click on the little arrow on the right of a holdings location before viewing the summary holdings statement.

              We would like the summary holdings to display as a third line under the initial location data.

              How it displays now:
              Van Wylen Library
              Available, Bound Journals Section 3rd Floor ; HF5601 .N53

              How we want it to display
              Van Wylen Library
              Available, Bound Journals Section 3rd Floor ; HF5601 .N53
              Summary holdings: v.45:no.12(1975:Dec.)-v.55:no.12(1985:Dec.)

              We have…

              54 votes
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              • [Primo] - add tag delivery/fulltext to local PNX , thus improving blended search and full text availability information

                The feature "Expand My Results / Results with no full-text" allows to include in the search results PCI records with no full text. It relies on a pnx value in tag "fulltext" delivery section:
                <delivery>
                ...
                <fulltext>no_fulltext</fulltext>
                </delivery>

                The problem is that <fulltext> tag / field is *not* available in the Normalization Rule for local records.

                The consequence is for example that when we harvest data from our dpace institutional repository we may have fulltext, but sometimes we may have just metadata records. But without the delivery/fulltext field in the PNX we can't manage records with just metadata so that…

                27 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                • New UI: Set automatically the cursor in the search box

                  Hello,

                  A feature that many users would like to see in the Primo new UI is to have the cursor already in the search box when they open the page. The user would be able to type directly their query and not have to click first in the search box. In the Primo classic UI, the cursor was already in the search box.

                  The SF case 00508525 was about the same issue.

                  Thank you.

                  19 votes
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                  • View Primo as someone else / different types of users

                    View Primo as "someone else". It would be useful to view our Primo-page as different types of users. Being able to view Primo as an internal user, or a student, or staff member, or an external user, would help us troubleshoot configuration and settings in Alma. Have we activated the right functionality for the different user groups? Have we hidden what we want to hide?

                    tl;dr: Facebook's "View as" functionality in Primo.

                    50 votes
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                    • Offer phone view to low-end devices

                      On mid-tier devices, such as a low-end laptop or a Surface Pro, Primo is very slow to respond, and quickly pegs the CPU doing trivial tasks such as simply scrolling the page. After doing some benchmarking on an Android phone, we discovered that some of the performance issues can be mitigated by rendering the phone view. I request that the more efficient phone view be available to lower-end devices.

                      25 votes
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                      • Include LDR and Fixed Fields in Local Resource Types Configuration in Primo VE

                        In Advanced Search, Primo includes a default set of Resource Types and allows the definition and use of 20 additional local Resource Types. In Primo VE, the definition of these local Resource Types is limited to MARC fields and subfields, and excludes the MARC LDR and fixed fields (006/007/008). As is clear in the documentation about default resource types (Mapping Resource Types in Primo VE), the MARC LDR and fixed fields are a primary and crucial source for resource type identification, and their exclusion makes it very difficult to effectively map to desirable resource types. These fields are available for…

                        75 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)

                          76 votes
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                          • Can Noodletools be added into Primo as a citation tool?

                            We want Noodletools added into Primo for citations

                            35 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.

                              142 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

                                47 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…

                                  71 votes
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                                  • Make Journal titles hyperlinks

                                    Hi there, users would be helped if search results didn't just bring back links to articles but also had the journal title hyperlinked to take them to the journal's home page or contents page. To help further there could be text box that instructs the user to search for the article they're looking for in the journal's site. Deep links to articles are the most common to fail so this improvement would help students find the articles within journal/publishers sites. Saving time and making them give up less easily.

                                    Thanks for your consideration.
                                    Cheers, James

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Citation Linker does not ignore initial articles

                                      The Journal search in the Citation Linker doesn't always ignore the initial article. I'm referring to "articles" in the grammar sense (the, a, an, etc). So for example, you get different "view it" results for Washington Post vs. The Washington Post. This isn't a huge issue, but it is confusing.

                                      12 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix the Zotero translator problem (September 2018)

                                        Primo and the Zotero translator have stopped playing nicely together ( September 2018 - see https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/comment/316205/#Comment_316205 ).

                                        I cannot download metadata from my institution (University of York) or British Library (an important source!).

                                        This would be very frustrating at any time but at the start of the academic year it makes it very difficult for new students.

                                        I am aware that there is an existing 'idea' in this list "Make zotero work with Primo" but that originates from September 2017 and is closed.

                                        Many thanks

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Option to request multiple volumes

                                          Currently, users who wish to request multiple volumes of a set or journal must submit individual requests for each volume. In practice, though, users frequently want multiple volumes. Our institution has the bulk of our collection in remote storage, so we get a lot of requests of this nature. I would love to see a checkbox option in Primo where users could check off all of the items they want, rather than submitting a separate request for each. Obviously this would need to send the appropriate request to Alma or whatever other system people might be using; I understand that…

                                          3 votes
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