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  1. 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" .

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  2. Allow patrons to disable FRBR + disable FRBR in advanced search

    Hi

    Our patrons run into a lot of problems caused by FRBR.

    Please
    – Add a checkmark to allow the patrons to disable FRBR per search, no matter if logged in or not.
    (like "Include articles without fulltext")

    – Make it a parameter in the patron settings

    – Disable FRBR as default in advanced search


    This could also be used as a feeble workaround for the missing exact search https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/18579556-add-a-true-exact-search-to-advanced-search-type

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  3. Can Ex_libris work with publishers to enable OA articles in hybrid journals to be discoverable ?

    Currently if we do not subscribe to a journal (normally a hybrid OA titles) which has open access articles the article access is not discoverable as available during a search of Primo - is there any way to identify these articles as being available ?

    36 votes
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  4. Use of initial articles in title starts with searches in Primo Advanced Search

    Primo is currently unable to adequately accommodate initial articles (a, an, the etc.) when doing a title starts with search in Advanced Search.

    The first title field that appears in the sort section of the PNX is used as the title that is matched against when doing a title starts with search but this leads to different outcomes depending on whether the records are indexed from PCI or Alma:

    When the title field in the sort section of the PNX is created from Alma the default behaviour is to strip the initial article
    When the title field in the sort…

    36 votes
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  5. Improve usability of exclude/include facet options

    Based on recent usability testing of the new UI we have found that our users appeared to be confused about how to include and exclude facet options from their results set. One of the main pain points seemed to be that they did not know that they were able to exclude a specific facet option (for example to exclude English items from the results set most of our users ticked all options under the language facet other then English rather then just excluding the English option).

    At the moment the option to exclude only appears when someone hovers over the…

    33 votes
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  6. Primo - Pay Fines Link - don't show when there are no fines

    The Pay Fines in Library Card/Account section of Primo displays even when a user has no fines.

    Clicking the link takes the user through to our payment provider allowing them to attempt to pay a fine/fee of zero.

    It would be a notable improvement to the user experience if this link only displayed when there was actually a fine/fee to be paid.

    31 votes
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  7. Add a multilingual keyboard to the User Interface

    Our patrons want to search in multiple languages in Primo, e.g. Chinese, Russian, Arabic, etc. When they come to the library they are often limited, because of the local keyboards. A virtual multilingual keyboard would be an ideal solution to support their needs.
    Portal Judaica (cf. screenshot attached) provides an example of how to implement this in the user interface. The website https://www.lexilogos.com/ supports a variety of languages to give you an idea of which languages should be supported by the virtual keyboard. Thank you for voting.

    [internal reference PRM-252]

    31 votes
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  8. Ability to view historic requests including Alma Resource Sharing requests

    Provide the ability to view historic requests including Alma Resource Sharing requests: • It is important for patrons to be able to see what they have already requested. If certain items are requested more than once copyright might be infringed. • Cancelled requests (by both the requester and the library) should be included • It should be possible to filter the list by request status and request type • Alma Resource Sharing requests should be included. Our patrons previously used the Relais ILL system which permitted them to peruse historic requests. • The option could be made accessible as for…

    30 votes
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  9. Add autocomplete to embedded search tile/box

    When setting up a Primo search tile or search box to embed in a library's website it would be great if it were possible to enable autocomplete in the embedded search box/tile so that it works the same way as it does in the Primo interface.

    This would help library users enormously.

    29 votes
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  10. Enable search and browse also for item call numbers, not only holdings

    Hi

    We switched to Primo VE some months ago and are really missing a call number index that shows all our call numbers, in items as well as in holdings.

    https://slidetodoc.com/three-types-of-call-numbers-in-alma-yoel

    "Item Call Number – is it in Primo VE search indexes?
    • The item call number cannot be added as a Primo VE search index.
    • Of the three call numbers only the “Holding Call Number” can be added as a Primo VE search index."

    Our call number index is set to "callnumber.4 – Shelving control number call number", our item call numbers are type 4, but they are…

    27 votes
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  11. 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.

    27 votes
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  12. Allow patrons to request extension of hold shelf period in 'my Library account' list of requests in Primo

    Alma-Primo integration as requires My account functionality to Requests from Alma.

    For Patron physical item requests which have placed on the hold shelf it would be very useful to add the ability for Patrons to Request an extension of the hold shelf expiry. This should only appear if there is no outstanding queue of requests against the item.
    This functionality would save many queries from students who ask the Library helpdesk for an extension. We are often able to extend the hold shelf period where there are no further requests but ti would be nice to automate the requesting/task handling…

    26 votes
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  13. Exclude online material

    Many library users want to search for print material and not the online material. We want to be able to exclude the online material. Right now you can choose to search print material that is available on the shelf, but doing that you miss out on the titles that are out on loan.

    23 votes
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  14. Reserve a Study Place

    We would like to give to the patrons the possibilty to reserve a study place, As a user could reserve a seat for the cinema we would like to give to the patron the possibility to reserve a seat in our library

    23 votes
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  15. Add SMS/text for Primo VE 'Send To' options

    Users would like to text themselves call numbers/ catalog records. Please consider adding this option to the Primo VE 'Send to' options

    23 votes
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  16. 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

    22 votes
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  17. Ability to share favorites

    We'd like to see a more robust favorites area, with more options for configuration. One thing in particular we'd like would be the ability to organize lists of favorites, then to share those with other users. This has been brought up by librarians who'd like to work on lists collaboratively and then share those lists with students or instructors.

    22 votes
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  18. Add “Request another item”, “Check current requests” and “Close” options to “Request placed” page

    See the current Request placed page display attached. Add “Request another item”, “Check current requests” and “Close” options to the “Request placed” page that displays after a Primo Resource Sharing request has been placed. Also, add the ability to customise the link text, add explanatory text and generally customise the page. Our clients sometimes need to create several requests at the same time. Currently the required navigation back to the request form is not obvious. The end user must know to close the current browser tab or select the original Primo tab to the left and then re-select the Interlibrary…

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  19. Add the 300 Marc field as one that is keyword searchable.

    Adding the 300 field as a searchable field in the keyword index would be a useful feature for users searching for parts of a music score

    22 votes
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  20. 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.

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