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  1. Make it easier to copy a call number

    Please make it easier to copy the call number from a holdings record in primo.

    The design of the holdings info in Primo prevents users from easily selecting/copying the call number. Since the holdings info is a link, clicking and dragging from left to right makes it impossible to select the call number. It is possible to click and drag from right to left (not intuitive for LTR languages), or to click through to the item and then select the call number (not discoverable).

    See linked video for an illustration of the problem.
    https://www.useloom.com/share/2f446721f95346079a3d62f878ecbe7f

    142 votes
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  2. 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.

    274 votes
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  3. Free text input should be blocked in Resource Sharing Form

    When users request items with multiple volumes in the resource sharing form (NERS Enhancement - Request ID #4856), they can select a specific volume from the pull down list, also freely input any information in the text box. Errors of manual input may lead to inefficiency or failure of handling the requests, for example, user input “1” in the text box instead of selecting “v.1” from the list, the request can be created successfully, but information of requested volume cannot be shown in Alma, neither “Borrowing Requests” of Borrowing Library nor “Pick from shelf” of Lending Library, the libraries need…

    64 votes
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  4. Hierarchical labels for sub-collections in Collections hierarchy

    When browsing the Collections hierarchy there is a separate label for top level collections and for sub-collections (at whatever level). We would like to be able to have separate labels according to values contained in the bib records. This would allow the different levels of a complex sub-collection hiearchy to be expressed appropriately: e.g. it would allow us to reflect transparently the structure of our archival collections: Collection - Series - File - Item. it could also allow the hierarchy of different types of collections to be expressed differentially.

    52 votes
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  5. Available Online link should be configurable to link directly to full text from full item record page, not just brief results list

    We would like it so the green Available Online link on the item record could be made to link directly to the full text, since we have the green available online link to go directly to full text on the results list (direct linking turned on).

    75 votes
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  6. 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.

    184 votes
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    Thank you for posting this suggestions. We are checking if this is the right behavior in terms of accessibility. (How will the user be familiar with the main menu options if the focus is on search box ? )

  7. 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…

    251 votes
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  8. Add facets into the Collection Discovery UI

    While we are really happy that the functionality to search withing collections is planned, we propose to implement the facets also for the Collection Discovery.

    Facets are very useful to limit results in big collections for discovery and browsing, when the user doesn't know exactly what he is looking for. We do have several big collections.
    Also, functionality would be more consistent with the Primo Search interface.

    65 votes
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  9. Smart login messages - Do not show login message in the ViewIt for Open Access material

    If a user is not logged in they get the Login message on the ViewIt and GetIt tab, whether they need to login to access that resource or not.

    For example, Open Access material.

    We have had many instances of users complaining that they have to login to access OA material. In fact they do not need to login to access this material. The Primo login message is confusing and misleading the user to think that they do need to login.
    See for example the following Open Access material in our Primo instance.
    https://primo-direct-apac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=RMIT_ALMA_DC11160517080001341&context=L&vid=RMITU&lang=en_US

    In this example the resource is…

    30 votes
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  10. 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

    178 votes
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  11. 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.

    27 votes
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  12. "see" references also for the browsing by title

    Hello,
    our (public) case #00518038 has confirmed that the "see" references to not-preferred forms in a browse search are implemented only for Authors and subjects.
    We ask the implementation also for the titles
    Thanks,
    Fabiano

    7 votes
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  13. Allow libraries at primary Alma campus to be prioritized in Primo displays

    Currently on an item brief display, when multiple holdings exist, the availability statement shows whichever holding library comes first alphabetically, and on the results pages the Libraries facet lists libraries in alphabetical order. This alpha setup is problematic for multi-college / multi-library institutions that use per-campus Primo views. If the campus holds the item, its holding, not another campus that comes first alphabetically, should display in the availability statement. In addition, the Libraries facet should either prioritize the primary campus, or be sorted in order of number of hits (as most facets are) rather than alphabetically.

    16 votes
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  14. make sign-in reminder above items list sticky

    for records with large numbers of items attached it would improve the user experience if the banner which reminds users to sign in to place requests was 'sticky' so that it was always visible no matter how far down the list of items they are. for instance, our staff have reported user confusion when browsing for a specific physicval volume of a long-running journal title - they eventually find the item they want but then don't know how to get it because there's no sign in option.

    2 votes
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  15. Journal links

    Journal hyperlinks should be by ISSN, now it makes a search by title.

    7 votes
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  16. Resource recommender

    Currently there isn’t any option to order resources other than alphabetically for the resource recommender.

    We have control over the order that the ‘Types’ of resources display by (e.g. Databases, People, Websites …), but as all of our resources are databases, we are limited to the default sort.

    Would like more flexibility on this.

    1 vote
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  17. Allow custom "Username" and "Password" labels when using multiple modes of authentication

    For institutions using multiple modes of authentication (such as LDAP for externally-managed users and Alma for internally-managed users), it is not currently possible to customize the "Username" and "Password" labels to have custom labels display for each authentication method. The "User Login" code table only provides one field for customizing the username or password, which displays for all methods of authentication. It would be more helpful to all users (and particularly internally-managed users) if we could specify on the login page which information users should enter as their "username" and "password."

    3 votes
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  18. My Library Card - Personal Details ability to Disable Edit option

    Currently patrons can access the area

    My Library Card/Personal Details

    Where there is an option to edit their details (address, phone number etc).

    As our borrower details all come from corporate systems we would like to disable the edit function as, for example, students changing/updating any details such as their address should occur via the student record system not in Primo as a standalone action which will lead to confusion.
    In the old UI there was at least a tip on the edit page:
    "Changes to e-mail address and text message number will be reflected in Primo only."

    It would…

    225 votes
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  19. Facets for location of item within a library as well as library

    Currently it is only possible to filter search results by the holding Library. The ability to filter search results to a specific location or locations within a library would be useful - for example, to filter the results to copies held at the "Student Library" location and not those held at the "Old Library" location as students cannot borrow items from the Old Library and only want to see the copies they can borrow (those held at the "Student Library" location).

    8 votes
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  20. 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…

    62 votes
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