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  1. German search character conversion - combined vowels representing umlauted letter as well as umlauted letter

    In German, an "umlaut" over a letter can be represented with the two dots over the letter, or as a vowel combination, e.g. Anfänge or Anfaenge. If the user searches any of these (or just the un-umlauted letter), we'd like them to see results that contain all the variants.

    Ex Libris investigated the configurations for character conversion in searching/indexing, and suggested filing a Primo enhancement:

    " it is not currently possible to convert ü into u and also into ue. This would be an enhancement request. "

    Which we will do, but wanted to float it here also.

    4 votes
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  2. Add 'search' feature in e-shelf

    Users should be able to search for references in their eShelf lists based of any <search> field contents in the PNX and wherever the references may be (not sensitive to folders).

    66 votes
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  3. Sort loans in Primo, by due date

    It would be really helpful if user were able to resort their loans in Primo, by due date. My use case is a user with significant number of loans - 100+ - who want to work out which loans need ot be returned and which one they can retain.

    33 votes
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  4. Add filter to eliminate items already pinned from search results

    Provide a filter that would eliminate items that are already 'pinned' from the search results so that when people have many items pinned and they search on their topic, they have the ability to view only the items they haven't already pinned.
    (Our graduate students really like the pinning feature.)

    3 votes
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  5. Add citation capabilities to the email function

    The email and citation functions should not be exclusive of each other. Users are used to emailing themselves citations from databases and other library systems. Please add citation capabilities to the email function, so that a citation can be included in the email sent.

    11 votes
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  6. Sort date of FRBR groups in date-sorted results lists

    When sorting a brief results list by date, obviously always the sort date of the earliest member of a FRBR group is taken to represent the whole group. We would expect that in sort order "year (ascending)" the publication date of the earliest member record is taken, and in sort order "year (descending)" the publication date of the latest member.

    6 votes
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  7. Add starts with functionality to Call Number field in the advanced search

    "starts with" functionality should be added to the Call Number field in the advanced search in Primo.

    99 votes
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  8. Sort loans by "Due date--earliest" and "Due date--latest"

    Under the “loans” section in Primo user accounts, two of the most important sort options are labelled “Due date--newest” and “Due date--oldest”.

    “New” and “old” isn't how folks usually describe due dates (correct me if I'm wrong). Rather, you talk about what's due sooner/earlier and what's due later.

    Could Primo either allow institutions to customise the labels, or relabel the sorting options as “Due date--earliest” and “Due date--latest”, or some such contrast (closest/farthest)?

    5 votes
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  9. New books Carousel

    Hello, we all saw EDS New books Carousel and liked it.
    We want Ex Libris to develop new books carousel for Primo customers. please look at AUR Library - The American University of Rome page [https://www.aur.edu/], from the university main page choose the library and you'll get to EDS.
    I'm attaching a screen capture of the library home page with the new books carousel.
    Thank you!

    58 votes
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  10. Ability to sort/filter according to item status within the new user interface

    When viewing holdings of a physical record in the full record display of the new Primo UI only five items/copies display by default. If a client would like to view all copies they have to click the "Show more items" link. We have received feedback that clients often do not use or even see the “Show more items” link and tend to only look at the status of the five copies that are displayed by default rather then click through to view all copies. This becomes problematic when all five copies that display on the full record by default are…

    7 votes
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  11. Dynamically replace spaces with underscores in Primo generated URLs

    Currently, URLs generated while using Primo can result in broken URLs based on the presence of spaces in information such as library names. A good solution would be to program Primo to dynamically replace spaces with underscores, resulting in non-broken URLs when doing things like copy/pasting into an email.

    8 votes
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  12. Allow users to personalize default scope for them

    Option to allow a Primo user to select which scope they prefer to work with when multiple scopes. Two possibilities - allow this to be set for as a saved option for signed-in users only, or allow this to be set as a cookie for guest users and be saved as a cookie on that computer. This could apppear as a "Personalize" selection.

    This will truly empower users - e.g. if they don't want to see Primo Central results most of the time, they will not be hampered by the library's choice of "All" as a default scope. Or if…

    2 votes
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  13. Copy citations to the clipboard in rich text format

    The "citation" tool copies citations to the clipboard in plain text format. Could Primo be modified to allow citations to be copied in rich-text format, in order to preserve the formatting in the citation?

    14 votes
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  14. alerts based on a range of call numbers

    We would like our users to be able to define an alert in primo, based on a range of call numbers – for example:
    lc = "ds67->ds79.99" .

    37 votes
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  16. send eMail for logged in users only

    Currently, Primo can be used to send spam via the sendTo in the details tab. Anyone can send a message to everyone. Sending E-Mail should be possible for loggedIn users only. Indeed, there is a google reCaptcha service, but activating it is yet not acceptable due to data protection policy issues of many universities.

    12 votes
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  17. When there is more than one copy of a printed book, display the copy number in the call number. For example: N5300.S923 2008 v.1 c.2

    We have two copies of vol. 1 of Stokstad's 3rd ed. of Art History. Thus, the call number for the second copy would display like this:

    N5300.S923 2008 v.1 c.2

    21 votes
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  18. Can Primo use a more automated fuzzy matching approach rather than requiring hard-coded alternatives or “did you mean”.

    Our users are asking for alternate spellings. If you’re one letter off on a name, it won’t find close alternatives. Did you mean or synonyms will not help with this.

    9 votes
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  19. Export to Excel

    It would be great if would could provide an option to export to excel for results saved in e-shelf

    66 votes
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  20. Inter-Library Loan (resource sharing) history from Alma to Primo

    Make Alma send a reader's Inter-Library Loan (resource sharing) history of requests to the library card in Primo.

    That way the reader can see her requests from the Inter-Library Loans as she may do with the library requests.

    Currently, neither Alma nor Aleph sends that information to Primo.

    17 votes
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