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  1. Make the New Primo UI more CSS friendly

    While the new Primo interface gave us more power to extend functionality via JavaScript it does not do the same for modifications via CSS due to the lack of properly marked up content.

    In some parts of the New UI the content is well described, often with custom HTML elements, but there are also many places, often in the higher levels in the DOM tree, where better described selectors (preferably through classes) are needed.

    For example, there is currently no selector that show the current system that is being displayed. The <prm-explore>-element could have the current system being shown as…

    44 votes
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  2. Stop matching records with 020 subfield z

    As part of a matching process Primo checks the 020 subfield z, which in MARC format is used for Canceled/invalid ISBN, to display two records as related. That means Primo shows the holdings of the "related" record in the full display of the first record. For a user the holdings will be on the record with invalid ISBN. Very confusing. We've been adviced to delete the ISBN in 020 z or move it to 776, which is a very bad solution. I advice ExLibris to get rid of this solution and not violate the standards of MARC.

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  3. Pre-load images

    Patrons have reported latency for loading search results in Primo. And our observation shows that:
    - Images are always loaded at the last and it normally take a few seconds to be loaded completely
    - The thumbnails are likely meaningful only for books (book covers) while other types are loaded with default icons
    Our suggestion: Pre-load image for non-book items (e.g., article, video and etc) in hope to improve user experience with search.

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  4. Show/hide password in the login screen

    On the Primo new UI login screen, we would find useful to have an "eye" symbol beside the password field, which would allow to show/hide the password.

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    19 votes
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  6. Folders to organize Save Query searches in Primo

    I'd like to see a way to organize my Save Query searches in Primo when I'm signed into my account.

    Prior to our go live date, I'm doing a lot of test searches in Primo to analyze results so we can tweak it for the best results. Having the ability to save different searches and variations of them in folders would be a great option, both for us and for our students when we complete our rollover before the Fall semester.

    2 votes
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  7. 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

    9 votes
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  8. Friendly EERROR Message should be displayed when customer input a wrong primo URL

    When user inputs a wrong primo URL such as: http://discovery.lib.shanghaitech.edu.cn:1701/primo_library/libweb/uploaded_files/shtech/index.php?s=captcha

    By now Primo displays a messy page(See attachment)

    We would like to see a more friendly ERROR message page without the messy information

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  9. 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.

    7 votes
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  10. Multiple versions of Books not showing as format BOOKS

    In both Primo VE and Primo when there are multiple versions of a book , it is not clear that the format is BOOKS. When the multiple version is an ARTICLE this is indicated. Can this be fixed please.

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  11. Increase the number of records allowed in the “View Online” tab

    Right now, only 25 records can be displayed under the “view online” tab in Primo. If this limit is increased, or removed entirely, libraries will have greater flexibility when creating collections. For example, we have 48 local portfolios that we linked to a single bib record, and we would like all of those portfolios to be displayed under the “view online” tab of that item. So, we propose removing the limit altogether, allowing libraries to decide how many records they want to appear under the “view online” tab. We worked on this project with Ex Libris, and they ultimately advised…

    42 votes
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  12. 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.

    14 votes
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  13. seperate 'my favorites' from search history

    Please separate 'my favorites' from the search history. users dont think to look under my favorites for search history and the title hierarchy does not make sense. My favorites should go to pinned items and a separate tab should exist for search history.

    2 votes
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  14. An option to move the send-to section in Primo VE

    We would like to be able to control the location of the send-to section in the Primo VE full record display.

    47 votes
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  15. Ability to Run Blank Search with Limiters - Primo VE

    I have been asked by one of our Directors if it is possible within Primo VE to conduct a blank search, limited by material type or some other limiter, and get the full result of what is in our collection. I have not been able to figure out if there is a way to do this. She said she came from an institution that had this capability (Alma - Classic Primo), but I am not sure if that functionality is available in Primo VE.

    6 votes
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  16. Primo VE: Return to classic Primo method of allowing you to jump through attached holdings

    In the old Primo interface, there are buttons for jumping through the holdings attached to a record (see the attached image from UCONN's catalog). In Primo VE, all you can do is click on "show more items" to expand the list to include about 15 more items (see the image from the UC Hastings catalog). If you want to see the latest item received and there are a number of records, you have to click on "show more items" many, many times to get to the end of the list. It would be great if Primo VE could go back…

    17 votes
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  17. 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

    122 votes
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  18. Allow users to choose how many results to see

    With a lot of online retail sites, users are able to choose how many search hits they see per page.

    Would this be a helpful addition to Primo?

    After all, since the new UI was introduced, the subject of infinite-scrolling vs paging has been contentious amongst Ex Libris customers. It has already led to the addition of the 'Next Page' widget.

    Allowing users to choose how many hits they would like to see might take a lot of the debate from us, and put the decision directly into the hands of the end user.

    5 votes
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  19. sticky sort order

    the classic UI retained any changes made to the user to the sort order of results, such that a change to e.g. sort by date newest would be retained for the duration of their session. the new ui doesn't work in this way but the ability to set a sticky sort order or to be able to set an individual sort order preference on a user by user basis would be excellent.

    8 votes
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  20. 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.

    108 votes
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