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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    8 votes
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  5. 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.

    16 votes
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  6. 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

    189 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    71 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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…

    20 votes
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  11. 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.

    9 votes
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  12. Launch Primo Studio from back office and auto-generate your own view

    There is the option from the UI customization Package Manager page in the Primo back office to launch Primo Studio, but at the moment you have to manually adjust the URL and view code in order to see your own version of Primo. On top of this, you also have to manually upload your own view package in order to see your own customisations. I'd like this to be improved so that the launch button from the Primo BO automatically launches Primo Studio with your own UI and all of its customisations so that changes can be applied immediately

    5 votes
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  13. Switching the scope, within a tab, should invoke automatic search

    When switching a scope, within a tab, automatic search is not invoked (if the Primo View is configured for automatic search when switching tabs).

    This is counter-intuitive because the two dropdowns for tabs and scopes are next to each other but do not behave in the same way. Users are confused when nothing happens after they change the scope.

    Here is an example of a Primo View with tabs and scopes. You'll see that changing CSUSM Collection to Media Library does not update the search results automatically. However, changing Books and More to CSU+ invokes the automatic search.

    https://csusm-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?query=any,contains,history%20japan&tab=default_tab&search_scope=01CALS_USM&vid=01CALS_USM_DEV&lang=en_US&offset=0

    10 votes
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  14. 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.

    127 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Find e-Journal by Title search

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

    *Contains
    *Starts with
    *Exact

    172 votes
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  17. 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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  18. “My Favorites” pin should indicate number of records in favorites

    In the Primo New UI, there is the “my favorites” pin icon at the top right of the screen (screenshot below of the pin). We ran some usability surveys and found that users would like an indication, via the icon, that something is there. Like the number if pinned items and/or a different color indicating that something is there.

    45 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Allow the list of items in Favorites to be "printed" as a PDF file

    Primo lacks a lot of functionality for printing - most modern data systems allow output of PDF files. This would enhance output on both traditional computers and portable devices.

    6 votes
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