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  1. 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.

    100 votes
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    • Journal coverage dates to show in the brief results page

      Would like the ability to configure Primo to display the coverage dates found in the Alma portfolio record to display in the Primo brief results.
      Currently, dates from the Alma bibliographic can display in the brief results but usually the publication date found in the bib differs than the coverage in the portfolio.
      Our patrons and staff would like to do a search for ejournals and see from the results what our coverage/holdings are without clicking into the full details.

      38 votes
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      • Provide a way to configure which citation style is the default selection in the Citations dialogue

        It would be helpful if we could set a particular citation style to be the default style that is selected when users open the 'Citations' dialogue from the 'Send to' actions. At present it always opens on APA because it is the first style in the list.

        For example at my institution we have courses that use APA and MLA, but the majority use Harvard style, so I'd like Harvard to be the 'selected' style shown when the dialogue opens.

        26 votes
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        • Change order of holdings for e-journals in ViewIt

          Allow the institution to determine the ordering of resources in the ViewIt section of Primo. The single select options would include:
          • By Date – Ascending
          • By Date – Descending
          • Alphabetical
          • (Not sure if there are others)

          Currently e-journal titles with multiple holdings are displayed in alphabetical order. When each holding has a different date range, it can be difficult to scan quickly. This would allow each institution to select what works best for their users.

          20 votes
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          • Saved Records Print out in Brief Display

            A second print option should be added so that saved records can be printed as a list, with the same brief display elements in the Pinned record display (title, author, citation). The current print option include the entire record (notes, abstracts, ToC etc.) and if one is part of a consortium, all the holdings in the other member libraries.

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            • Display only a certain amount of characters in the "Title" area for search results.

              Several entries in the PCI, especially Book Reviews, have "incorrect" metadata provided by the vendor, which leads to extremely long titles being displayed in the results page. Having the ability to cap the display of these titles at a customizable number of maximum characters could help in such cases to clean up display (as many times correcting the metadata for these results is beyond ExLibris' capability/authority).

              5 votes
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              • A-Z eBook functionality (similar to eJournals A-Z + databases A-Z)

                We're in the process of implementing Alma/Primo (at present we're Summon clients). Per Inna Ilinskaya, there is no equivalent ejournals/databases A-Z functionality for ebooks in Primo. This is something that our users have become accustomed to in using Summon. Inna recommended that we post this as an enhancement.

                7 votes
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                • Please make the MARC bib. 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record available.

                  The MARC 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record is not exposed to Primo. This means that the data in the b245p is not available to display to users in the My Account section of Primo, as part of the requesting process and on pull slips for items. This becomes important when the items have 245a data that is the same. For example, when a video game has the same name with more info in the 245p like the ones below.
                  b245a b245p
                  Angry birds. Star Wars
                  Angry birds. Trilogy
                  Assassin's creed. Brotherhood
                  Assassin's creed. Revelations
                  Batman. Arkham Asylum
                  Batman.…

                  83 votes
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                  • Holdingsfile should take into account the holdings of physical items

                    In our Primo we have set up that only articles that you have access to is presented in the first result-list, but that you can remove this filter by checking the tick box on the left to include result that you do not have access to.

                    Currently only the holdingf for electronic journals are taken into account. If the library has only the physical journal the article will not be part of the first search result. It will look like the library does not have this article, when the truth is that the user could get it in print.

                    The…

                    34 votes
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                    • Improve Primo Alerts format

                      Customers should have the abilty to modify and change the format of the alerts sent to the users, both the text and the visibililty of the email.

                      109 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

                        161 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…

                          148 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.

                            22 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

                              7 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

                                52 votes
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                                • Adjust number of results Collection Discovery

                                  Collection Discovery pages are great but loading 10 at a time is not enough. Would like to see adjustable results dial similar to what was recently released in Alma. Perhaps even up to 100 results on a page would be sufficient.

                                  11 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…

                                    69 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.

                                      29 votes
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                                      • Launch Primo Studio from back office and auto-generate your own view

                                        There is the option from the UI customization Package Manager page in the Primo back office to launch Primo Studio, but at the moment you have to manually adjust the URL and view code in order to see your own version of Primo. On top of this, you also have to manually upload your own view package in order to see your own customisations. I'd like this to be improved so that the launch button from the Primo BO automatically launches Primo Studio with your own UI and all of its customisations so that changes can be applied immediately

                                        2 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.

                                          199 votes
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