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  1. A new type of search - Authority Search

    Add Authority Search as a new type of search in Primo. The new feature will enable both patrons and librarians to search the authors and topical subjects from their authority records and link to the related records in their local catalog(s) and preferably also CDI.
    The search will be based on alma's authority files and Linked Open Data.

    This development was part of the Primo roadmap for 2021 and was removed.

    A similar search option was implemented at the University of Haifa using local customizations and a dedicated search scope + view.
    It enables to search a term only on…

    48 votes
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  2. My Favorites load automatially as user scrolls down

    In a recent student survey we had feedback that users would like their complete list of Favorites to be more accessible and visible. In particular, users requested that instead of choosing 'Load more results' after every ten My Favorites, that their My Favorites list auto-loaded as they scrolled down the page.

    8 votes
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  3. "Feedback Tool" for the New Primo UI: insert the e-mail of the logged in user automatically

    Currently the field "e-mail" in the Feedback form is defined as optional.

    As well as with the current e-mail functionality of bibliographic citations, we would expect the e-mail to be automatically pre-filled when a user is logged in. But unfortunately this does not happen.

    Please insert the e-mail of the logged in user automatically or at least give us the possibility to set this option in the Primo backend.

    Thank you in advance!

    P.S.: Please see also this Idea:
    Feedback Tool for Primo VE - allow user's email as addressFrom in Report a Problem Letter
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/45350419-feedback-tool-for-primo-ve-allow-user-s-email-as

    19 votes
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  4. Add Generic Record Actions

    In View Configuration > Brief Record Display > Record Actions, implement the function of adding generic icons to the Full Display.

    It should be possible to add:
    - An icon file
    - A label
    - A URL template(if possible using variables)

    This would decrease the amount of programming necessary to add new features and expand on the amount of information that can be added(Eventhough you can already add a lot of features)

    9 votes
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  5. 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…

    515 votes
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  6. Enable retrieval with/without/compound hyphens in Hebrew

    It is very important to enable the search in Primo with and without hyphen to retrieve all relevant records (with hyphen, without hyphen and as compound words).
    Some examples of current discrepancies in retrieval are:

    צפון-קרוליינה retrieved 2 results
    צפון קרוליינה retrieved 486 results

    עת-מול retrieved zero results
    עת מול retrieved 83 results, including the title עת-מול : עתון לתולדות ארץ ישראל ועם ישראל. ‬

    searching using the pre-filter Title and limiting to 2010-2021 for
    ארצות הברית retrieves 71 results
    ארצות-הברית

    96 votes
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  7. "Feedback Tool" for the New Primo UI: possibility to define the e-mail field as a mandatory field

    We have been using the feedback tool for a few weeks now and have unfortunately received many requests where the users did not provide an e-mail address.
    As a result, we have no way to ask a question or explain the reported behaviour (as it is correct).

    Therefore, we would be glad if the e-mail field can be defined as a mandatory field in the Primo back office.
    A user can of course still enter a fake e-mail address, but then this is a deliberate action.

    Thank you in advance!

    13 votes
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  8. Add ability to save a record with a label while in the full record (Saved Record with label to My Favorites)

    I'm a student reviewing a list of results in Primo for a new assignment. I only have a bit of time right now to start my research, and in this first session I want to save articles which look like they meet my topic. Then I plan to come back on another day when I have more time, to do more detailed assessment of the articles I saved, read the full text, and start writing my assignment. I'm using a label to organise the articles in My Favorites, because I have quite a few topics for several assignments due in…

    7 votes
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  9. Primo does not work with some date formats used for old material and rare books.

    Primo does not work with some date formats used for old material and rare books. The biggest problem is that Primo only recognises 4-digit dates and does not accommodate date searches for pre-1000 dates that have 3 digits or less. This issue greatly inhibits searches for a significant number of users of archives and rare material collections.

    Primo also does not work well with dates in square brackets that include text and unknown dates that have a question mark or dash instead of the wildcard character ‘u’ - e.g. [i.e. 1973], [between 1772 and 1802?], 195? or 195-. These are…

    51 votes
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  10. Hide digitization button when items of a title are on loan / unavailable

    We would like to suggest the option to hide the digitzation button when all items of a title are on loan / unavailable.
    Currently, titles can be requested for digitization while all items corresponding to a title are on loan or unavailable, which can result in significant waiting periods between requesting a title for digitization and the fulfillment of said request.
    Therefore, we propose that the digitization button only appears when an item is available for the title in question. This would benefit patrons, since they can assume that if a request can be made, it will be processed right…

    89 votes
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  11. Remove CDI constant expansion of results

    PCI results respect that a user knows what they want, but help with expansion when necessary, such as by stemming when there are very few results returned by the exact query. A user has autonomy also to target their results with techniques such as quotation marks, Boolean operators, and Advanced Search.

    In CDI, expansion is constant, by term inflection applied to all searches, as well as higher recall in general by design. This cannot be prevented by features such as Boolean operators, quotation marks or Advanced Search, and is illogical in conjunction with other features like 'Did you mean'.
    Note:…

    760 votes
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  12. Ability to move search by voice or add more space between the three buttons

    It would be useful to be able to move the "search by voice" function or expand the space between it and other buttons. As currently it is too close to the submit search button and cancel search button. Meaning that students and staff sometimes click on this accidently. It would be useful to be able to move this or make the spaces between these three items a bit larger. So these accidently clicks didn't keep happening.

    3 votes
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  13. 3 votes
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  14. 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

    114 votes
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  15. Alerts in a consortium with NZ: send alerts for records added to the inventory of the institution of the user

    The alert functionality is not really functional in a library network with a Network Zone. Users get an alert when a new bibliographic record is created in the Network Zone, but most users don't care about new acquisitions in other institutions. What they want is to be alerted on new acquisitions in their own institution. This means: to get an alert when a new bibrecord is added to the inventory of of their IZ (not only by creating a new record but also by adding a holding or portfolio to an existing record in the NZ).
    Our request is to…

    98 votes
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  16. Support the use of wildcards within phrase searches

    At present, the use of wildcards within a phrase search is not supported in CDI. This functionality is supported when searching local records only but does not work when searching CDI or using a blended scope. Since the goal of discovery is to provide a single point of access to local and remote collections, it follows that both indexes should support the same search functionality and operators.

    1 vote
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  17. 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…

    37 votes
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  18. 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.

    229 votes
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  19. Data accompanying article

    How will you keep datasets or articles being lost because they share the time title? It is becoming more and more common for articles to have accompanying data and from your description of match and merge, it seems that this may result in either the dataset or the article being excluded from search results. Thanks for considering!

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  20. 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…

    22 votes
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