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  1. marcit loads of e-journals should have a peer-reviewed/open-access subfield

    Since there is no sfx ideas exchange, I will post this idea here since there is no trigger/flag for open access or peer-reviewed as part of the MARCIt profile. This would be helpful for journal loads. Seems to me that if you're sitting on the article data, you might be able to flag the journal record within the marcit profile, no?

    Thanks,
    Allen

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  2. Ability to set the primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/ url to redirect to default view.

    Currently the / url either errors out or redirects to alma. Since many users just go to the root url it would be great to have this redirect to the default view

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  3. Allow customer configuration of the types of links in view online section

    We have finding aids that are not using linktorsrc because they are properly cataloged. However, we would like the finding aid link to have the same prominence as ‘view online’. Of course we could change the norm rules to include finding aids as linktorsrc, but there may be other reasons customers want the ‘view online’ block to appear that include add link, linktofa or other link category. I think the most flexible solution is to make this block configurable in back office.

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  4. an "I Want It" button

    The Penn State library has an “I want it” feature in its catalog, in the search results. It struck me as very direct and to the point. When you click it, it prompts you to sign into their system but I assume it would take you to a request form. I don’t know why they hide it under that three dot icon. I would like to see in Primo, if possible, an “I want it” button, not buried in a menu but right next to every book title in the Primo search result. The idea being that clicking “I want…

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  5. Please display university in dissertation abstracts records

    Please display university in dissertation abstracts records

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  6. Mask Patron ID

    Currently, only the password is masked in the sign-in form in the new Primo UI and we'd like the Patron ID (username) to be masked in the sign-in form as well.

    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

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  7. Don't pre-populate the email address in the Saved Search/Email records pop-up

    Currently, in the new Primo UI, the email address is pre-populated in the Saved Search/Email records pop-up. We would like the email address field to be empty.

    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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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…

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  10. 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).

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Patron must agree the borrowing request agreement in Primo before booking a Kindle book

    The customer of 86CUHKSZ would like to add a borrowing request agreement in Primo, so when a patron wants to book a Kindle book, the borrowing request agreement must be read and agreed at first, otherwise, the patron cannot book the Kindle book. And the customer would like to have an interface to update the agreement accordingly.

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  14. make sign-in reminder above items list sticky

    for records with large numbers of items attached it would improve the user experience if the banner which reminds users to sign in to place requests was 'sticky' so that it was always visible no matter how far down the list of items they are. for instance, our staff have reported user confusion when browsing for a specific physicval volume of a long-running journal title - they eventually find the item they want but then don't know how to get it because there's no sign in option.

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  15. "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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  16. Detailed Results in-view counter

    Primo system allows for viewing detailed results of a given search, one at a time. Navigation through the results is being done using the Arrow icons of the side of the display (picture attached).

    Currently there is no option to know your current position on a line of numerous results.

    It would be useful to be able to view a counter next to the arrow icons which will indicate my current position on the results line, for example "Result 5 out of 17". Attached is an example of that feature in the ALEPH interface.

    Thank you.

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  17. Enable synonymisation in phrase searches

    It is still the case in Primo that one version of a synonymised term proves searchable as a phrase search, but not both, despite both having been added to the local and/or hosted versions (delete where applicable) of the Primo synonym list.

    E.g. “Versus” and “vs” have been added to the synonym list, but whilst a search for “Semantics versus pragmatics” returns results, a search for “Semantics vs pragmatics” returns none.

    It needs to be appreciated that there will always be instances where performing a search without speechmarks for a search term that includes a synonym isn't practicable, in particular…

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  18. Keep chosen UI language after login

    At the moment, following login, the Primo UI changes to either

    a) preferred UI user language as indicated in the user preferences, or

    b) default language

    This leads to odd situations, for example,


    • User changes UI (from German) to English -> everything is now in English


    • Does a search etc etc -> still in English


    • Logs in - Login etc window in English


    • After successful login, the user is returned to Primo... but in German!


    This is inexplicable for the user, and unless they know about preferences, and where to set them, it happens every time.

    Note to change preferences…

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  19. Primo Saved Search email - link color setting

    Improve color customization of Saved Search Email Alerts

    The February 2020 Primo feature does not allow us to customize the link text in the header (used for the terms of the saved search), which leads to contrast issues.

    Similar to the "Unsubscribe" customization, there should be a similar component to set the color of link text in the header.

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  20. DDA portfolios should be presented as Online Preview Available or something else

    DDA portfolios (e.g. ProQuest E-book Preview) should be presented as Online Preview Available or something distinguishable that the institution can customize. Patrons are often confused.

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