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  1. Ability to dedup or FRBR between local data and CDI data

    For Primo Central Index data collections, the PCI citation often represents a title that we also hold in our local data. The current inability to dedupe or cluster between PCI and local data means that users will always be presented with two hits when they are on the combined/everything scope.

    With the new Central Discovery Index (CDI), we would like the ability to configure a deduping or clustering algorithm such that we only present one hit to the user.

    756 votes
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  2. Making the peer reviewed icon more accurate

    Articles and journals are marked with the peer reviewed icon in Primo based on information extracted from Ulrichsweb (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Ulrich%27s/Product_Documentation/Searching/Ulrichsweb%3A_Peer-Reviewed_Refereed_Journals_and_Academic_Scholarly_Journals).
    The Peer Review indicator can only be set at the journal level at the moment. If a journal is identified as peer reviewed, or refereed in Ulrichsweb, all articles from this journal will be shown with the peer reviewed icon in Primo.
    However, not all articles in such journals are peer reviewed, meaning the icon sends the wrong information to user, and that this label is not reliable. It can further cause users to lose confidence in the system.…

    679 votes
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  3. Display both link in record and links from link resolver in CDI

    When there are records in CDI that have link in record, but also would return links from the link resolver both types of links should be displayed to the end user.

    The challenges with the link in record are discussed in this idea: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/40487230-preference-cdi-link-resolver-records-over-link-in

    They have a tendency to break and if the link for some reason do not lead to the full text the end user does not get any other way to the full text (as they do with the multiple links fromt he link resolver).

    We hope that Ex Libris enables the system to display both link…

    607 votes
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    Thank you for suggesting this idea, the direction is to enable customers to show more links and offer some configuration options to set preferences.

    Note that this is not something that we can do in the near future since it is a complex change.

  4. Add a true "exact" search to Advanced search type

    The available search types do not include a true "exact" search, where the results inlcude the query term(s) and only the query term(s). This type of search is very useful for one-word queries, especially when it is a common word. Using "begins with" in these situations can still result in dozens of results. We can construct a search, but it's not something the average user would know how to do, e.g.:

    Title begins with intervention
    NOT
    Title begins with intervention?

    This is a convoluted construction, and we'd prefer a true "is exactly" search type.

    554 votes
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  5. Number and sort the volumes in multi-volume works

    With the March 2021 release we got "Related Link for Series Added Fields 80X-83X", which is a big improvement.

    But in the list of volumes, the volumes are not sorted and they are missing their volume number.

    How this looks:
    https://basel.swisscovery.org/permalink/41SLSP_UBS/mmbbsj/alma993707790105504 (see also screenshot 1)

    How it should be looking: see screenshot 2

    Ex Libris considers this a feature enhancement request.

    (SF00934664, SF00930520)

    325 votes
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  6. 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

    309 votes
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  7. Localize Collection Discovery for libraries of an Alma institution

    For a given library in an Alma institution, the Alma collections associated to this library should only appear in the Collection Discovery page and on the records of items belonging to this collection, if the library is associated to the Primo view (in the "Primo view mapped into Alma libraries" mapping table).

    In the current situation, all the collections of any library of the Alma institution are visible, even if the Primo view is limited to one or some libraries in the institution.

    306 votes
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  8. Library Card page

    I think it would more user-focused if the "Library Card" dashboard listed all of the requests and loans in one spot, regardless of the lending library. Many users are unaware of which library they've requested an item through - it would be nice if there was only one dashboard for patrons to check on the status of everything in one spot.

    291 votes
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  9. Add Jump to Last & Specific Page Options to Primo Search Results Paging Bar

    Our users are asking for the option to jump to the last page of the search results in Primo. They would also like to get to a specific page number in the Primo search results paging bar by typing the number in there. First and last page options are basic functionalities of pagers and users expect those.

    290 votes
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  10. Hide DUE TIME in Primo

    It should be possible to hide DUE TIME in Primo, both in My Library Card and the item list. Many libraries do not offer loans by the hour and opening hours in Alma are not the same as the opening hours of the physical library. Therefore displaying the due time in Primo is often just noise.

    See attached screenshots.

    272 votes
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  11. course reserve

    Course Reserves:
    Requested Enhancement: Offer interface with drop-down menus for Course Title, Course Department, and Course Instructor (similar to drop-down menus in Voyager)

    Currently users can search for course reserves, but there is not a good mechanism to browse. Offering drop-down menus would easily allow users to see what was currently on course reserve by course title, department and instructor.

    Thank you for considering

    244 votes
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  12. 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

    201 votes
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  13. Find e-Journal by Title search

    Add the following radio buttons to the Find e-Journal by Title search:

    *Contains
    *Starts with
    *Exact

    186 votes
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  14. Less duplicate records in Primo Central Index results

    Primo Central grouping is based on the existing FRBR workflow, including the grouping process at the database level (the way the Search engine handles grouping) and the Front End functionality. It is used to prevent duplicate records in the results list.

    Unfortunately, many records are not added to FRBR groups because the system considers the metadata are not rich enough. With the increase of records provided by (Open Access) aggregators and repositories, the number of duplicate records will certainly not decrease.

    Could Ex Libris improve the FRBR workflow for Primo Central records in order to reduce the number of duplicate

    175 votes
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  15. Browses: add See Also and Usage info from authority headings

    Primo supports display of See references (not same as See Also) in browse headings, if those cross-references are in the bibliographic data ingested by Primo. There is no capacity to display See Also and Usage info from authority records, which are important so that users understand how and why certain terms, especially subjects, may be used.

    We propose that See Also and Usage info display in the Browse headings.

    Example headings and See Also and Usage info that does NOT currently display in Primo:

    Blacks:

    Search also under: subdivision Blacks under individual wars, e.g. World War, 1939-1945--Blacks; and headings beginning…

    175 votes
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  16. Add ability to change default sort for results

    I would like to change the default sort for one of our views from Relevance to Date-newest. Our library has a lot of grey literature which is not handled appropriately by the Relevance sort.

    152 votes
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  17. Review content type in Primo is confusing

    Currently the Review content type in Primo / Primo Central seems to contain both Book Reviews such as
    http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_sciversesciencedirect_elsevierS0261-5177(06)00203-2

    and Review Articles such as
    http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_proquest1373464971

    It would be better if these were in separate content types.

    141 votes
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  18. Move Peer Reviewed into it's own facet group

    The Peer Reviewed facet is currently grouped in the Availability facet group. It has nothing to do with Availability or the other things in the Availability facet group. Not seeing another facet group that makes sense, Peer Reviewed should be in it's own facet group. This will make more sense to the user, allow more flexibility in controlling the placement and the look and feel of these individual facets.

    139 votes
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  19. 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.

    126 votes
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  20. Ranking of search results by Resource Sharing Library

    Concerning search results in Primo : could it be made possible to rank different holdings of the same title by Resource Sharing Library of the patron? This way the patron would see on top of the list the item that is the easiest accessible to him. At present patrons often request items from another library because they did not notice the title is also available at their own library.

    124 votes
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