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  1. Smart login messages - Do not show login message in the ViewIt for Open Access material

    If a user is not logged in they get the Login message on the ViewIt and GetIt tab, whether they need to login to access that resource or not.

    For example, Open Access material.

    We have had many instances of users complaining that they have to login to access OA material. In fact they do not need to login to access this material. The Primo login message is confusing and misleading the user to think that they do need to login.
    See for example the following Open Access material in our Primo instance.
    https://primo-direct-apac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=RMITALMADC11160517080001341&context=L&vid=RMITU&lang=en_US

    In this example the…

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  2. Add 245 subfield c to Primo display

    Please add the 245 subfield c to the display in Primo. It does display in Alma. In the example below, you are not able to determine the author/creator's responsibility for the work - Author vs. forward vs. photographer.

    https://cmog.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991302983504126&context=L&vid=01CORNINGINST:01CORNINGINST&search_scope=MyInstitution&tab=LibraryCatalog&lang=en

    We would love to have more granularity in general for what fields/subfields display in Primo for our specific institution.

    Thank you!

    34 votes
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  3. Display multi-lingual values in facets in a consistent order

    Currently, same values in different languages in multi-lingual facets (topic, author) appear randomly.

    We suggest to create a consistent language order independent of the sort by_size configuration option, so that the values in these facets will be displayed by the determined order. For example, if the order will be: Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Cyrillic - the values will always be displayed by this same language order.

    See example image provided for the following search:
    https://haifa-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?query=any,contains,gibran%20kahlil&tab=defaulttab&searchscope=booksandmore&vid=HAU&lang=en_US

    We are suggesting that for the facets set by size in the View, the same value in all languages will be grouped…

    33 votes
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  4. 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.

    32 votes
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  5. Adding Facets to Database Search page.

    By adding a 'Facets' pane to the Database Search results page, consistency between the different search type's results will be improved and users will be able to post-filter Find Databases searches.
    For example: a user would be able to filter by both subject AND resource type as used to be possible when the Metalib interface was used for the Databases A-Z list.

    31 votes
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  6. 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.

    30 votes
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  7. Primo does not distuinguish between see references and see too references

    Please see public ticket 423179 opened by our University.
    Sadly we have discovered that "Primo does not distuinguish between see references and see too references". In our opinion this would be an useful improvemet

    28 votes
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  8. 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…

    25 votes
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  9. Add link "Back to results list" on the e-Shelf

    This is the use-case I want to improve:
    A user is constructing complex queries and collecting some records.
    From time to time she wants to check the e-Shelf and then continue skimming trough the results list.

    ¡There is no simple navigation path from the e-Shelf back to the results list!

    There are 2 less-than-ideal solutions:

    1/ repeating the query from tab "This session's queries" (flaws: it is cumbersome to find the corresponding query and too much clicks are necessary)
    2/ the back button of the browser (flaws: the yellow e-Shelf star icons are not up to date and too much…

    25 votes
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  10. [Primo] - UI - show Call Number in My Library Card - Requests

    The information about the shelfmark and physical position of an Item (i.e. the Physical Location and the Call Number) in not displayed in the Requests section of My Library Card. It is not displayed even if you expand the row (see attachment).

    The same happens in the old UI, if you click on Details. It might look like a minor issue, but it's not. Users looking at their requests have no clue where they books are actually located. They are forced to perform the search again for each item they requested. Consider that in many cases items are not moved…

    24 votes
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  11. Show loans/fines as a pop-up when signing in to Primo (New UI)

    We think it would be useful to show users their current loans (especially overdues) and any fines in a small pop up window whenever they sign in to Primo, rather than waiting for them to go to My Account specifically.

    23 votes
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  12. 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

    23 votes
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  13. Allow libraries at primary Alma campus to be prioritized in Primo displays

    Currently on an item brief display, when multiple holdings exist, the availability statement shows whichever holding library comes first alphabetically, and on the results pages the Libraries facet lists libraries in alphabetical order. This alpha setup is problematic for multi-college / multi-library institutions that use per-campus Primo views. If the campus holds the item, its holding, not another campus that comes first alphabetically, should display in the availability statement. In addition, the Libraries facet should either prioritize the primary campus, or be sorted in order of number of hits (as most facets are) rather than alphabetically.

    20 votes
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  14. Improve the Alma linkresolver design to reduce the appearance multiple online links by a single provider in Primo/Primo VE search results

    As a Primo user I would like to see a single link per provider for the content I discover, with the option to view additional links if I wish.

    Background
    Primo search results deliver multiple links per provider for each search result. Our clients find this overwhelming.

    We now use a custom linkresolver to bundle the multiple search result links to a single link from each provider. The option to view all links remains under a drop-down menu.

    When we migrate to Primo VE the custom linkresolver will no longer work. We will return to the multiple links per provider…

    20 votes
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  15. Resource Sharing form direct linking to support SAML2 login

    Currently direct linking to the Alma Resource Sharing form is only possible with PDS authentication.

    We would like to suggest support for SAML Authentication.

    The following page on the knowledge centre discusses direct linking to the almarsform
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/060Alma-PrimoIntegration/040ConfiguringthePrimoFrontEndforanAlmaDataSource/100DirectLinkingtotheResourceSharingRequest_Form

    19 votes
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  16. add a check box feature in the "Refine my Results" lists on the left column in each facet

    The value of the faceted search is that it leads the searcher quickly and efficiently to the desired result. The checkbox facet type lets users select multiple values.
    We would like to add a check box feature in the "Refine my Results" lists on the left column in each facet, as is already being done in the "More options" links therein. The reason for this request is that in our opinion, the user will notice from the beginning this option exists in the facet, and it will facilitate his search. Some users don't click "More options", and thus they will…

    19 votes
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  17. Link to record from list of requests in myAccount

    There should be a link to the record from the to the list of requests in myAccount. At the moment there ist only a link to the details of the request (screenshot attached), and a user is forced to search the title again.

    19 votes
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  18. My Account - Previous and Historic Loans

    For privacy reasons, many libraries disable the tracking of historic loans.

    But when a client is signed into Primo, has items on their account, and goes to the Loans page of My Account, there is a drop-down with an option to choose to display either "active loans" or "previous and historic loans". It is redundant to have that second option there, since we have disabled it. There should be a way in Primo Back Office to hide that.

    19 votes
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  19. 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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  20. cursor location after clearing search box

    Choosing "new search" puts the cursor in the search box. But when I click on the small x to clear the search terms, I would like the cursor to return to the search box.

    18 votes
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