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  1. 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…

    29 votes
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  2. 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…

    28 votes
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  3. 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.

    26 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    23 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Sliding publication date range bar option

    At the moment in Primo the publication date filter gives you only the option to retype the year or to use the up and down arrows. We would like to see something similar to the option in Summon where you have a slider bar which you can drag across to reduce the date range ie: 2006-2017

    21 votes
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  8. Enable Full Text Searching

    Enable full text searching for all searches as opposed to only as an enhanced search when results are low. This is especially confusing for when the same search can return less results after a user logs in.

    20 votes
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  9. 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.

    19 votes
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  10. 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

    18 votes
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  11. 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

    17 votes
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  12. Optimize call number Advanced Search

    Currently you can conduct an advanced call number search, but there are a few issues with it:

    -It doesn't properly search the entry as a call number like the Browse function does. It treats it like a regular word which results in severely incomplete results. For example, if I do advanced search > call number > contains > MT, I receive 90 results, though we have 3,578 items with call numbers that begin with MT.

    -The only way to see a mostly accurate number of holdings is to search partial numbers + an asterisk. For example, MT* returns most of…

    16 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?

    16 votes
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  14. Campus Activated Subscriber Access for better off-campus and mobile access to full text

    Google Scholar is rolling out a programme with publishers for easier access to full-text subscription content. They call this Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA). The description from the latest press release says "CASA makes note of a user’s institutional affiliation when they access content from an authorized on-campus location, and then enables continued access to their library’s journal and book holdings from home or when using a device not connected to the institution’s network".

    The way this could work with Primo is by setting a cookie on the user's device when they are on campus and access Primo. If their…

    16 votes
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  15. Make Title Search in Journals A-Z Left-Anchored

    When we search for a title such as "Science" or "Nature" in the current A-Z journal list, the search is not left-anchored and thus finding titles of this kind involves scrolling through several pages of results.

    15 votes
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  16. Remove or de-emphasize reference entries in Primo Central results

    I was told by someone at Ex Libris that the only way to get rid of "Reference entries" (such as a single word definitions from a dictionary, or an encyclopedia entry) showing up at the top of search results, would be to de-activate the subscription to the source item (the dictionary).

    This is upsetting. If you happen to subscribe to several encyclopedias and dictionaries that reference a term, the "Reference Entry" items multiply and crowd out the books and articles, which is probably what users are searching for.

    We should be able to set the results ranking level for these…

    14 votes
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  17. Improve Misleading Links/Terminology in Results

    The prominent "Use Get It To Request" link on results with multiple versions, in the case where another version is an immediately available local copy, is not a good thing to have displayed.

    We have also noticed the new interface offers direct "Online access" links from the results page (even with direct linking deactivated) which arbitrarily lead to what can be one of several possible destinations, each with different date coverage ranges. So in the case of embargoed content, for example, a user can be misled to think current access is unavailable.

    13 votes
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  18. Fix the RIS file export

    Many Primo Alma customers have had to add additional display fields in Primo to enable correct export of Multiple authors and Publishers to a RIS file for Refworks or other Bibilographic tools.

    Please can this be fixed for everyone? I am attaching our Refworks mapping file as an example.

    13 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Add fields for Name and email address to the Action>Email option

    Our students have started using the Action>Email option which is available when displaying a record in Primo to ask questions about that title/item.

    Unfortunately they don't realise that their Name/email address isn't being included and so we are receiving messages to our library email from Primo asking us to help without details of the patron!

    If you could add fields for Name and email address to the Action>Email form that would resolve the issue.

    12 votes
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