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  1. Subject Browse - allow merging of identical subject terms from different vocabularies

    Right now, when I browse in my Primo by subject, I'm seeing a lot of subject headings repeated from different taxonomies. For example: Microbiology (EBPS), Microbiology (FAST), Microbiology (fast MESH), Microbiology (LCSH), Microbiology (LCSHKIDS FAST), Microbiology (MESH). This looks like a mess and is confusing for the user. I'd like to propose that where subject headings are identical between taxonomies, they be merged into one entry so the user doesn't have to check them all.

    4 votes
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  2. Find e-Journal by Title search

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

    *Contains
    *Starts with
    *Exact

    144 votes
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  3. Ability to delete lines from advanced search

    At the moment in advanced search in the new UI you can add up to 7 new lines but not delete any of them if you change your mind about a search query and want to delete a line you have added. Clearing just takes you back to the beginning again

    10 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Add wording to Advanced Search Box

    Currently, unlike the Basic Search box, one cannot add wording in the Advanced Search box in the new Primo UI, like "Enter search terms", which is confusing as users don't know that they need to click in the first Advanced Search box to start searching. Even moving the cursor to the first Advanced Search box would help.

    Thanks,

    Ryan

    Ryan Edwards
    Digital Access and Systems Librarian
    Getty Digital – Collection Management Systems
    Getty Research Institute
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
    reedwards@getty.edu
    310.440.7398

    2 votes
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  6. Automatically open to full display when there is only one result for the search.

    When a Primo search finds an exact match (only one record displays in the search results list), it would be useful (and reduce clicks) if the record automatically opened to the full display. If a user knows exactly what they're looking for, the interim (brief) display is unnecessary. A direct link to the full display is currently only possible from a permalink. The permalink contains the publishing id which is not available from Alma APIs, analytics or source record. Search urls using the source record id should automatically open to the full display.

    4 votes
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  7. Make the result list look ok when printed by adding a print stylesheet

    Yes, sometimes you actually want to make a print copy of the result list :) But if you try that (with the new UI), the result is a complete mess. I just tried printing a result with 5 results, expecting them to fit into one page. Instead I got three pages, and two of the results disappeared altogether.

    To make the result list look ok when printed, we need a print stylesheet. Of course every Primo customer can spend hours trying to make their own, but it would be much better if Primo could ship with a default stylesheet that…

    12 votes
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  8. Return to search results from favorites space

    there should be a "return to search results" in the prm-favorites-toolbar in the same way there is the a return to search results for "my account"

    2 votes
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  9. Adding reset button to the volume filter in the GetIt tab

    The filter in the GetIt tab allows users to filter the display of the volumes by year, volume or description.
    It would be helpful to add a reset button that will reset the values chosen and display all values available.
    Currently, in order to reset the values in the fields chosen the patron must click on the arrow for the drop-down menu of each field (year, volume, description) and choose the value ALL

    17 votes
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  10. Filter out the titles with the status "Citation Available" which don't have fulltext available under PCI

    Filter out the titles with the status "Citation Available" which don't have fulltext available under PCI

    William Wai-yan NG
    Assistant Librarian II
    The Open University of Hong Kong
    Tel: (852) 2768 6755

    2 votes
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  11. Display Interface Display Label

    Have the ability to configure the Display Interface Display Logic label to display if an item is loanable, library use only, etc based on the patron who logins in or a guest viewer.

    Currently by default the labels will show 'loanable' in the Display Interface Display Logic configuration. It's only possible to configure the label for all guests.

    19 votes
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  12. direct links to HTML/PDF content in brief display within search results

    For any provider that has direct links to HTML or PDF content, I believe that link should be somewhere in the brief display area right over the sendTo actions.

    2 votes
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  13. 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.

    141 votes
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  14. Add option to view complete authority records in Primo

    Primo does not show the complete authority record. In Aleph the end user could see the authority record through the link from Primo to the OPAC. As ALMA has no such option the end user has no way of seeing the complete authority record with all the RDA fields. If the complete authority record is displayed, not only some of the fields, the end user can find important information about the author with one click.

    39 votes
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  15. Option to e-mail clients Saved Searches

    It will be very useful to share Saved Searches with another client by having an e-mail option available in the My Favourites > Saved Searches section in Primo, in the same way the e-mail option is available for Saved Records.

    36 votes
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  16. Tagging a Pinned item - stop forcing the entire page to reload each time

    Paraphrased omment from one of our patrons:
    - When I tag something I have pinned, the entire page has to refresh- which means it jumps all over as images come in etc and can take up to 5 seconds to fully load. Not all browsers act the same. Chrome gets me close to where I was while FireFox is a Magic 8 ball. One time I land back at the record I just tagged, the next, I am 6 records up the list. I'm working my way through my list trying to organize my articles for a lit review -…

    15 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Table of Contents Display

    It would be nice to have the table of contents field (505) formatted in a more user friendly manner within PrimoVE. In Voyager there was a rule that converted the ' -- ' to <LF><CR> (which is 'Enter').

    I have attached examples of how it displays in our Voyager OPAC vs PrimoVE.

    7 votes
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  19. Set default encoding level for Export RIS in New UI

    In the New Primo User Interface the Export RIS functionality requires users to select an encoding level.
    In the classic UI UTF-8 was selected by default.
    Can the default encoding level please be an option in the New UI.
    Many of our users are confused by which encoding level to select, and we would like to present them with a default option selected to help ease the confusion.

    49 votes
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  20. Institutions are able to choose how a record is selected as the record to appear in the results list as part of the frbr process

    Where there are different editions of a work available, Primo groups these and uses the record with the richest metadata to display as the top record in the results list. Often this is not the most recent edition of the work. This can be misleading for users who believe the edition appearing in the results list to be the latest edition and so seek this out. For us, this has meant requests for items held on off-campus stores have been requested rather than a more recent edition held on the open stacks. I would like to suggest, therefore, that institutions…

    190 votes
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