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  1. Stop the difference in the item display between Alma and Primo when the description field is filled in

    I would like to see all monograph items display as such in the Primo location tab.
    Currently if an item (even if tagged elsewhere as a one time monograph) contains anything in the Items description field Primo is treating the item as a serial.
    For an explanation of how Primo does this see the following knowledge center article: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/Difference_in_the_item_display_between_Alma_and_Primo_when_the_description_field_is_filled_in

    This is a problem as it prevents users from easily seeing the availability information.
    See for example the attached screenshot where the number of available titles does not display.

    Please change the logic in Primo so that it does not treat…

    70 votes
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  2. Display sum of Fines & Fees on My account for each library

    The user should be able to see in which library which fines or fees are to be paid.

    8 votes
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  3. Add search options for atoz list

    Primo provides only title search options for A to Z list. It would be useful to have more options such as ISSN, ISBN or publisher.

    35 votes
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  4. Holdingsfile should take into account the holdings of physical items

    In our Primo we have set up that only articles that you have access to is presented in the first result-list, but that you can remove this filter by checking the tick box on the left to include result that you do not have access to.

    Currently only the holdingf for electronic journals are taken into account. If the library has only the physical journal the article will not be part of the first search result. It will look like the library does not have this article, when the truth is that the user could get it in print.

    The…

    34 votes
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  5. Configuring brief display for different formats

    It would be useful to be able to configure different fields to display in the brief results for different formats within Primo.

    13 votes
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  6. 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.

    30 votes
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  7. Display e-book-only call numbers

    Please have Primo display call numbers for items that are only available in electronic format. For example, if we have an item only as an e-book, no call number displays and that also means that the Virtual Browse function doesn't work. Even though the call number for an e-book might seem irrelevant, it's actually very useful in determining the focus of a book (e.g., a book about politics with a BF call number tells us it's looking at the topic from a psychological perspective). Thanks for considering.

    9 votes
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  8. Display of earlier editions in 'View x versions' feature instead of latest ones

    Unfortunately, and I've noticed this with other titles in Primo, e.g. Begg Economics, the latest editions of titles are hidden in the 'View x versions' area of Primo while the earliest edition is displayed in the search results. It would be better perhaps if the latest edition displayed with the option to view earlier editions under the 'View x versions' feature.

    65 votes
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  9. Improve Primo Alerts format

    Customers should have the abilty to modify and change the format of the alerts sent to the users, both the text and the visibililty of the email.

    111 votes
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  10. 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

    2 votes
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  11. Preferred Primo Central record should be “Full text available”

    “Full text available” records should be ranked higher when determining the preferred record in Primo Central FRBR groups. This is the preferable behavior since this facilitates access to full text of articles for users. Thanks!

    3 votes
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  12. Ability to set Primo into read-only mode (e.g. for closing times)

    It would be nice to have a comfortable ability to set Primo into read-only mode (= customers can not make an order) like a button or checkbox in the backend.
    Reason: many institutions have closing times in summer (for revision, etc.) and the customers should not be able to make an order. Another reasons are major system changes (e.g. switch from Aleph to Alma) where read-only mode is mandatory.

    Until now (classic and new UI) we avoid orders by modifying the CSS file (by using 'display:none;' in several places).

    1 vote
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  13. Don’t reload the app when clicking ‘new search’!

    Instead of reloading the entire primo-explore app, we would like to wipe the search query and search results without reloading the app. This would improve mobile experience and also speed responsiveness for the desktop version.

    Allen

    7 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Improve FRBR item chosen for brief display so that most recent edition displays

    When selecting a FRBRed item to display in the Brief Results, a book with multiple editions should always display the most recent edition by default. I have tried all kinds date boosting in the search engine configurations, and I still can't get this to happen. Example: we have many editions of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, up to the 19th ed., and they are listed in the right order when you click "See all versions". However, the edition that displays in the Brief Display is the 12th edition. I've searched this title in other institutions, and they seem to have…

    3 votes
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  16. future publication date

    Allow users to search for items with publication dates beyond the current year. It is not uncommon for libraries to have items in their collection with publication dates set in the future. However, these items cannot be found using the date filter because Primo rejects as invalid any year beyond the current one. This enhancement would remove that restriction.

    1 vote
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  17. Display Primo Viewit links for Alma-D resources above the general electronic services menu

    In the viewit segment of the full record display in Primo, links to electronic resources (Alma-E or online resources) display above links to general electronic services. Links to digital resources from Alma-D display below any general electronic service options. Since accessing the resource (either digital or electronic) will generally be the higher priority for users, we would like links to digital resources to always display above any general electronic services.

    4 votes
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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. Add 'Show more' - 'Show less' options

    Where Primo displays significant amounts of metadata from a single record in search results and the 'Details' section (such as very long lists of authors / subjects or very detailed summaries, contents notes, etc.), it would be useful if the text being displayed was truncated and options to Show more/less were provided for the user.

    5 votes
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  20. Newspaper search featured collections autosearch should be optional

    As currently implemented, clicking a Featured Newspaper collection link will "display all matching results for the selected category, From these results, users can then search within the selected category to narrow the search."

    However, this can result in an enormous results set. As an example, we have a featured set that contains just two newspaper titles: the historic Los Angeles Times archive and the historic New York Times archive. Clicking the featured collection returns over 48 million results. There is nothing useful a patron can do with 48 million results.

    Suggested alternative behavior: Upon clicking a Featured link, the search…

    1 vote
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