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  1. Add Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) content to Primo Central Index

    Could you work with Centre for Economic Policy Research to add metadata for their publications to Primo Central Index? This is a critical source for working papers for economists. Access to their content requires a subscription. Currently, there is an Alma CZ collection with a very small subset of the CEPR's publications.I have not been able to find a collection in Primo Central Index to turn on for this publisher.

    https://cepr.org/publications

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  2. [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>
    ...

    &lt;fulltext&gt;no_fulltext&lt;/fulltext&gt;
    

    </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…

    30 votes
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  3. Resource Recommender / searchable tags / language code table

    If you want to use the Resource Recommender feature in more languages than just English, you have to put all tags into the "Searchable Tags" box of the English interface. If you change to another language, the box is greyed out and can't be edited.

    I would like to suggest an overhaul of this part of the RR to make the "Searchable Tags" just as avaible for other languages as title and description are.

    3 votes
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  4. 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.

    17 votes
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  5. 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.

    124 votes
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  6. Newspaper index activations should be on the ejournal/newspaper title level rather than on the collection level

    The Newspaper Index should be activated on the ejournal/newspaper title level rather than on the collection level.
    For example if you activate in PCI a target like Gale Onefile, that has newspaper articles from a range of different titles, the result is radically different in the main Primo index and the Newspaper Index.

    The main index will have this activation on ejournal/newspaper title level, so will only display newspaper articles and other content that Alma or SFX says are subscribed.
    In the Newspaper Index however the activation is on the Collection level, so that all Gale OneFile newspaper articles are…

    4 votes
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  8. bX: Display dates for recommended articles in Primo VE brief results

    Article dates do not display in brief results related to bX article recommendations. The dates display in the bX sidebar, but when a user clicks on a bX recommended title, the date is missing from the brief results. It was noted that this configuration is currently hard coded and not configurable.

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  9. More contact options for "person" in Resource Recommender

    Right now in the Resource Recommender, the only 'contact' option for a 'person' is e-mail. We would like more options, possibly including:

    URL - This is important because maybe they have a profile page that has more information, for example, in LibGuides. Would also open up the possibility to include a URL that takes the user to a form to request an appointment

    Phone number

    Hours - Because we're not necessarily able to respond at all hours.

    16 votes
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  11. Primo Central Index ( PCI ) - more granularity in excluding content from activated resources - e.g. exclude from index by resource type

    Right now in Primo Central Index the customer can either activate or not a resource. But sometimes more granularity would be appreciated. Namely adding a filter by resource type allowing inclusion or exclusion in the index would be very useful. Please note: it's not a matter of adding a resource type in PCI. It's a matter of excluding records with a specific resource type from activated resources.

    For example, some resources/data sources contains not only articles, but also journals and other resource types we actually catalogue. Since right now dedup does not work between local records and PCI, this ends…

    118 votes
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  12. Add an Abstract resource type for the Primo Central Index

    Primo Central Index contains many records for abstracts of conference papers that have been published in journal issues/supplements.

    These records are given the Article resource type in Primo. This confuses users, who when they find these items expect a full-length article instead of a short abstract.

    It also creates problems with link resolvers, which attempt to generate article-level links and fail (publishers usually do not provide these abstracts as individual articles).

    To fix this, Primo Central should be given a new resource type for abstracts.

    The sources for these records are usually large indexes such as Scopus or Web of…

    159 votes
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  13. PCI Collections Descriptions

    PCI Collections have very minimal descriptions. It's very time consuming to try and track down the appropriate page on the external resource's site to both see descriptive information about the collection and also try to get publication and title indexes. What if this was all made available through one of ExL's websites? At least knowing what is available in a collection before hitting "activate" (including number of titles, title lists, etc) would be fantastically more effective, rather than blindly switching on PCI collections because they sound cool.

    48 votes
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  14. Embargoed resources displaying in Primo

    Currently records from within an embargo period are discover-able to end-users via Primo.
    The user then thinks we have access to the records and selects it only to be presented with No full text available.
    Embargoed records are outside of our coverage range and should not display in our discovery interface.

    21 votes
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  15. [Primo] - allow to set up a default view, i.e. the landing view for the user when view ID is missing or mistyped

    Right now the 'default' view in Primo is the 'out of the box' view, named 'default', which is normally used as template by user for creating the View actually in use. And that's fine.
    But the customer should be allowed to define which view sahll be used as default View in the Primo instance. Current feature "Session timeout URL" is not enough.
    - In case for example of mistyping the URL, the system leads to the 'default/otb' view.
    - If a View is deleted but a user has a bookmark, again the system leads to the 'default/otb' view.

    It should…

    8 votes
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  16. Search with 'OR' using DeepLinks

    Query params in a deep-search are correlated with "AND" by default. It is not possible to correlate two query params of a deep link with a boolean OR.

    This feature could be very useful, for instance if you want to search for an author including variant spelling (think of Primo Central Index). Or to query multiply keywords via a single Deep Link.

    3 votes
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  17. Find records by record numbers

    It would be nice to be able to search for records by a record number. Such numbers are usually noted in the 035 Fields. for example: an OCoLC number such as o3639596 or the institution number (CLSU)966634-01, or any other number that might be in the 035 that is useful.

    11 votes
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  18. Activation request for "Films on Demand"

    When searching the Community Zone there is a record for Films on Demand (Humanities and Social Sciences Video Collection), but there are no portfolios (titles) attached to it. It's just a brief bib record.

    We'd like to request an activated record (with items attached) for Films on Demand.

    16 votes
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  19. Modify Primo display to use standard MARC holdings.

    We're migrating well-formed MARC holdings with 85x/86x pairs but Primo cannot use them for generating displays. Instead Alma must run a job to copy that data into 866 fields for Primo to be able to display them. Primo displays should make use of standard MARC fields/subfields (our 15 year old current system's public interface can do this)

    15 votes
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  20. Add the option to restrict PCI results for resources when only a physical manifestation of those resources exist in the library’s inventory

    If we have a physical book/journal in stock (item status could be anything: lost / on loan / available etc.)
    and we have PCI collections activated that happen to also include these titles,
    then
    Primo will display the PCI results for the electronic version of these Books + their chapters & Journals + their articles and present them as ‘Full text available’ with ‘View online’ tabs – even when we do not have access to the online version of the titles.

    This leads to an error message + makes for a confusing experience for staff and students. We understand from…

    23 votes
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