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  1. 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…

    33 votes
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  2. Extend hypertext linking for Relation, Is Part Of, and Uniform Title to remote records

    Enhanced hypertext linking for ispartof, relation, and unititle was introduced in the November 2017 Primo Release. These new fields joined existing hypertext linked fields for creator, contributor, and subject.
    However, a key difference for the three newer fields is that they only show lateral links in the UI for local records. This limitation is hardcoded, and is confirmed but not explained (Case: 00486499).
    Like many sites, we have configured our Primo environment without search scopes with a source-agnostic design, with the underlying premise that users do not care who owns an item or where the record comes from, only that…

    7 votes
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  3. 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.

    10 votes
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  4. Adding a hierarchical tree display option to Collection Lobby

    Please add a hierarchical tree display option to Collection Lobby. When a top-level collection has many sub-collections across all depth level, it's too hard to browse individual collections and titles.

    9 votes
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  5. Change wording of "partial results found" error message

    Currently when users enter too many boolean operatoCurrently when users enter too many boolean operators or trucation symbols in their search they will get the error message "Partial results found. Please note additional results may be available by refining your search. May we suggest: try reducing the numbers of ? and/or * in your search."

    This error message is confusing. What it should really say is something like this:
    "Your truncated search terms match too many words. The search cannot retrieve all of them so some records you might expect might be missing from the search results. If you can…

    3 votes
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  6. 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

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  7. Primo Back Office: In a consortial environment, Ability to localize Alma collections to a specific instance of Primo

    Hello.

    Our university system is in a consortial configuration of Alma and Primo Back Office.

    Currently, we cannot use Alma collections because one university's (local and institution-specific) collections display in all other Primo instances in our consortia. This is problematic and confusing because a collection at University A displays in University B's Primo as if it were University B's collection. But the collection is local and specific to University A only.

    The "collections" I'm talking about are described in the following Exlibris documentation: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/040Resource_Management/050Inventory/050Managing_Collections
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/060Back_Office_Guide/060Configuring_Primo%E2%80%99s_Front_End/050Collection_Discovery

    We opened Salesforce cases 00636941 and 00708998 and were told by the Exlibris analysts that…

    8 votes
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  8. Enhanced logo and help link for social authentication page

    We are in the process of migrating to Alma/Primo VE. They both share the same social authentication page, and this idea is to enhance the options for this page.

    1.) The Primo VE help links which are configurable in Alma config > Discovery > Authentication > User Authentication only appear in the Alma authentication option. If a new patron clicks Sign in, and then clicks Social Sign In, they will never see our help links. I would like to have the option to put a help link on the first Sign in modal page, or on the Social Authentication page…

    4 votes
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  9. Div before the search-results

    Similar to the top-bar-before doc that Ex Libris did for alerts, I would like a search-results-before div for customizations. When loading flex components in the after div and reversing the order through css, the interface loads the component and the customization jumps to the top of the search results list.

    I would like to build a resourceType based super-facet tab set which users could use as a filter - starting with All, Articles, Books, Book Chapters, etc. the load order problem makes it look like components are shuffling around during load...

    2 votes
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  10. Overdue notices from Alma in Primo

    In the mouse-over appearing in My loans above ‘not renewable’ a user sees all overdue notices that he/she has received for that specific item.
    For instance when the user gets the fourth overdue notice he/she also sees the third and the second one in the small mouse-over text.

    For a better readability we’d like only the most recent notice to appear in the mouse-over.

    1 vote
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  11. Improve navigation behaviour for Contextual Relationships

    With the current May 2019 design for related items by contextual relationships, when a user finishes looking at the related items and wants to the return to their search results, they are returned to the very top of the result list.

    The only time this doesn’t happen is if they have used the pagination widget to navigate by page selection.

    This is an extremely poor experience if the user has spent time working their way through a result list, and may be several pages deep, only to find that they have completely lost their place in the list.

    Ex Libris…

    4 votes
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  12. Dark mode for Primo

    Users ask for a possibility to view the catalogue interface in dark mode. Could this be realized for Primo?
    Thank you!

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  13. Search by abbreviation journal titles

    We would like to search by abbreviation journal titles.
    For exsample, "The Journal of Chemical Science" ="JACS"="J. AMER. CHEM. SOC.".
    In SFX, we can do it, so I hope in Primo, too.

    4 votes
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  14. Option for linking Collection details page instead of Collection Lobby

    Simple search results on Primo NUI for Digital collections shows Title and View the collection link only, which get us its collection lobby page directly. Please give us an option that enables to check the collection's metadata(bib) on its Details page and then the user can move to the collection lobby by clicking the link like E-resources.

    0 votes
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  15. Make search expansions for author names visible to end users

    When performing an advanced author search, Primo returns results for associated pseudonyms. For example, an exact author search for J.K. Rowling returns results for the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. However, unlike with keyword search expansions, the user is given no indication that Primo is including results for related terms. This enhancement would make expanded author searches behave like other search expansions by providing proper notification and giving the use the option to exclude the expanded search results.

    5 votes
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  16. Adoption of W3C Accessibility Guidelines

    The WCAG 2.0 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines should be adopted in research and discoverability systems to allow to people with disability have autonomy and full access to available research possibilities.

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  17. 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.

    33 votes
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  18. Auto correct typos

    Primo search should have the ability to auto correct common spelling errors and typos.

    A current review of our zero result searches has shown that many zero result searches are typos and misspellings.
    Users are used to systems that can auto-correct or suggest corrections for misspelled words.
    Auto correct of typos would greatly improve the user experience.

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  19. 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.

    13 votes
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  20. "Load more results" button in My account / Loans / Previous and historic loans

    In the same way as there is now a 'load more results' button in My favorites / Saved records, we would like to see a 'load more results' button in My account / Loans / Previous and historic loans.
    Thank you!

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