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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…

    216 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

      114 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.

        112 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…

          79 votes
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          • 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…

            45 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)

              74 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.

                129 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…

                  52 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…

                    70 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.

                      30 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

                        28 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.

                          246 votes
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                          • My Library Card - Display Renew icon for all loans (New UI)

                            There is no Renew icon for the loans that can't be renewed in Primo now.It made library patrons puzzled when they can't renew some loans, Because they can't find the Renew Icon.It would be very useful to display the Renew icon for all loans.When the loans can't be renewed,the icon can be another one and the patrons would be prompted for the reason.

                            20 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.

                              182 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

                                55 votes
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                                • Could Exlibris regularly update the list of common titles used by the Primo duplication detection vector?

                                  Primo uses the duplicate detection vector to determine whether or not records will be deduped and merged in Primo.

                                  https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/030Duplicate_Detection_Process/030Duplicate_Detection_Vector

                                  One of the match criteria is full title. If two records have the same title and the title is not in the list of common titles, the records are assigned 600 points. (800 points or higher means the records will be dedupe/merged.)

                                  The list of common titles is provided here: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/180Files_Used_by_the_Dedup_Algorithm#wwconnect_header

                                  It includes common titles such as annual report, bulletin, transactions... Unfortunately it does not include other common titles such as news, poems, plays... (See attached Excel file.)

                                  My request…

                                  13 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.

                                      48 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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                                        • Primo VE: Return to classic Primo method of allowing you to jump through attached holdings

                                          In the old Primo interface, there are buttons for jumping through the holdings attached to a record (see the attached image from UCONN's catalog). In Primo VE, all you can do is click on "show more items" to expand the list to include about 15 more items (see the image from the UC Hastings catalog). If you want to see the latest item received and there are a number of records, you have to click on "show more items" many, many times to get to the end of the list. It would be great if Primo VE could go back…

                                          14 votes
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