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  1. My Account - Previous/Historic Requests

    Our previous resource sharing system allowed clients to view previous/historic Requests however Primo only allows active resource sharing Requests to be tracked and viewed. Can the functionality available for Primo's My Account Loans view please also be applied to Requests so previous/historic requests can also be viewed by clients.

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  2. Separate the resource type/facet "dissertations" for PCI (and CDI...) into "dissertations" and "theses"

    Some institutional repositories available through PCI contain a lot of student theses. The resource type/facet "dissertations" contains both dissertations and theses. Users searching for doctoral dissertations and using the facet dissertations end up with a search result consisting of both dissertations and theses. It is not possible to see the difference in Primo. The user have to follow the full-text link to find out what kind of resource it is. This is time-consuming and sometimes misleading.

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  3. Include call number for physical items in Excel / CSV Export

    Thank you for adding the option to export results in Primo to Excel and CSV.

    Please could the call number for physical items be added as an extra column in the export. When clients export results from Primo, their intention is also to look for those items that are physical on the shelves and without the call number, they again have to access each record's link to obtain the call number.

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  4. Provide option to 'View All' authors in the author facet

    After performing a search, users sometimes want to filter by an author that does not appear in the top 20 most frequently returned. We would like to provide users with the option to view and browse all authors returned in the search results. A 'View All' link at the base of the facet could be added to enable this.

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  5. Permalinks that go to View It / Get It tabs

    Enable Primo to be configured to create Permalinks that go to View It / Get It tabs to give the user quicker access to a resource.

    In order to still be permanent, system administrators should be able to configure an order of preference for the permalinks between view it, get it and details to guarantee the link goes somewhere as long as the resource remains in Primo.

    6 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.

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  7. Best bets

    Summon has a best bets feature which enables you to have links to Library Opening Hours if that's what someone searches for. Primo doesn't have this, so we are going backwards in customer service when we implement this. Please can you replace Primo with Summon or at least bring Primo up to the same standard?

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  8. My Favourites/ My Favorites: Drag and drop labels to saved items

    It would be helpful to users if they could drag and drop existing labels to add them to records they've 'pinned' in My Favourites.

    Once you have a large number of pinned items and labels drag and drop would be quicker and easier than opening the 'edit labels' block for each record.

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  9. Permalinks as real persistent URI's for digital objects

    Add an option to present permalinks for digital objects as real system independent permanent identifier URI's to the digital object itself.

    The term "permalink" is misleading. Current permalinks are not persistent links. They link to Primo records and they only work as long as the institution offers Primo. And then Primo BO permalinks do not work for Primo VE, if the library did not use Alma before.

    For digital objects, the users are really only interested in the links to the actual object. So it would be better if permalinks would use existing persistent identifier URI's, like DOI's (available for…

    6 votes
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  10. Remove restriction on number of Primo facets value from CDI

    CDI facets are artificially restricted to a maximum of 20 facet values, including for content type, collection, language, and topic (subject). For the Journal Title facet, this is even lower at 10 facet values. The only time more facet values will be returned from CDI records is when local records share the same data and are returned in the results set.
    There is clear evidence from our Primo Analytics data that that our users value this feature, with an average of 1,550 to 1,750 facet filtering actions per day over the last few years.
    The result of this restriction is…

    6 votes
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  11. Improve the Export to Mendeley

    Include abstracts and subject headings in the Export to Mendeley function

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  12. Persistent "Number of results to display" setting

    As a user, I would like the "Number of results to display" setting in the "My Account" area to be persistent for my user account.

    Currently, this setting is dependent on a browser cookie and/or system cache. As a security measure, many users clear caches and cookies when they close their browser. This results in the setting reverting to a default value when they next log in to Primo.

    Having this setting directly associated with a user's Primo account would provide a more consistent user experience.

    5 votes
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  13. Option to extend Held Shelf Expiry Date

    We would like the option, within My Account for the user to be able extend the Held Shelf expiry date of their requests. They would click on a button and, if no-one had already requested their item the system would automatically extend the Held shelf expiry date (it could do this by an agreed period - for example 2 days and if, required an email could be sent to Library Requests staff to alert them)

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  14. 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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  15. Enable renewal of interlibrary loans via My Library Account

    It is confusing to users that they can renew some items on loan to them via My Library Account, but not inter-library loans. We would like a configurable Renew option available for inter-library loans in My Library Account. If a user clicked this option, the request for renewal from the user would populate a tasklist in Alma for resource sharing staff to action. If staff proceed to request a renewal from the lending partner, the workflow should connect so that the response and the updated due date flows back through to My Library Account. Currently all renewal requests for interlibrary…

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  16. Allow request forms to be submitted without first needing to remove focus from fields

    If a user fills in the comment field on a physical request form in Primo and then clicks on the Request button the form refreshes but does not submit. Either a second click on the Request button is required to submit it or the user needs to click away from the comment field to remove the focus from it before clicking on the Request button.

    We think users should be able to fill out the comment field and click on the Request button to submit the form. There should be no need to click the Request button twice or remove…

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  17. Citation Linker: support DOI link format

    The Citation Linker doesn't currently support lookup of citation data using a DOI if a user has entered the DOI as a link, e.g. https://doi.org/10.1111/123456789.
    This only works if the user enters the traditional form 10.1111/123456789.

    As the current guidelines from Crossref (https://www.crossref.org/education/metadata/persistent-identifiers/doi-display-guidelines/) are to always display DOIs as a link, many publishers now use this format. For maximum compatibility, the Citation Linker should be able to interpret DOIs in this form.

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  18. Permalinks that go to View It / Get It tabs

    Enable Primo to be configured to create Permalinks that go to View It / Get It tabs to give the user quicker access to a resource.

    In order to still be permanent, system administrators should be able to configure an order of preference for the permalinks between view it, get it and details to guarantee the link goes somewhere as long as the resource remains in Primo.

    4 votes
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  19. Don't filter out Primo Central records after clicking Library facets

    On a blended scope, when you search in the scope and click a library facet, all the Primo Central records are filtered out because Primo Central records do not have facets:library values in PNX. For example,

    (1) Go to our Primo:

    http://kosmos.lib.keio.ac.jp/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=KEIO

    (2) For your convenience, click "English" as UI language on the upper-right corner.

    (3) On the "All materials" tab, search "cancer" (without quotes). The "All materials" scope is a blended scope that contains both local records and Primo Central records.

    (4) On the Library facets, click any library.

    Then all the Primo Central records are filtered out. But…

    4 votes
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  20. Is there anyway that all holdings can be displayed in a "paragraph" format, instead of a line-by-line format.

    At present time, Primo displays some holdings records in "paragraph" format, and others in line-by-line format. This is inconsistent, and makes the catalog appear sloppy. When items are in the line-by-line format it becomes time consuming to have to scroll down to find out if an institution holds an item. It would be much better for all holdings to appear in the "paragraph" format and this would then give a much needed consistency to the catalog.

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