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  1. Improve the Export to Mendeley

    Include abstracts and subject headings in the Export to Mendeley function

    6 votes
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  2. 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.

    44 votes
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  3. "Guide Me" in Primo

    I would like to suggest to add “Guide Me” also in Primo for library users, as it exists already in Alma for library staff.
    Most of the libraries would like to have some guides for Primo users about different useful functions. The built-in option of “Guide Me” that the user will receive during his search in Primo can be very useful. This “Guide Me” can be Generic (written by Ex Libris) and include an edit option which will allow the Librarian to edit it.
    Examples where it can be relevant: 1. Expand these results. 2. Advanced search. 3. Related articles…

    14 votes
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  4. Export ISSN, EISSN, DOI and PMID Separately

    Using Export to Excel or CSV, we are able to export Identifier, but ISSN, EISSN, DOI and PMID are grouped together in one field.
    It will be more user-friendly if each Identifier is splitted into separate fields as shown in the attachment.

    Also I'd like to ask you one more favor.
    It would be great if "https://doi.org/" is added to DOI to access easily like https://doi.org/10.1109/5.771073.

    9 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Make separate resource types for Manuscripts and Archival materials in CDI

    In Primo VE, the separate resource types "Manuscripts" and "Archival material" exist, which is right because the content is very different.
    In CDI however, these two types are taken together as one resource type: "Archival Material / Manuscripts".

    This gives an undesirable and confusing effect on the facet values in the blended scope (CDI with local records): three facets display for this material: "Manuscripts" and "Archival Material" for the local records and "Archival Material / Manuscripts" for the CDI records. See screenshot in attachment.

    In order to avoid this, we would need to make a local Resource type "Archival Material…

    34 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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…

    16 votes
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  9. 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…

    5 votes
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  10. 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

    28 votes
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  11. 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.

    11 votes
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Our library would like you to add a second email address option in the dialogue box coming from My basket in order to streamline c & c

    Our library would like you to add a second email address option to those provided in the email dialogue box accessed from My basket so that clients can send a list of items for click and collect to both the Library email and their own email as cc if desired. (Some clients may not wish to use this option, so it should be optional and not essential.)

    Also please add another slot to the dialogue box specifically for the name of the patron to be inserted before the slot for the notes, i.e., Name of patron: John Smith
    This slot…

    1 vote
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  15. Our library would like you to add a second email address option in the dialogue box coming from My basket in order to streamline c & c

    Our library would like you to add a second email address option to those provided in the email dialogue box accessed from My basket so that clients can send a list of items for click and collect to both the Library email and their own email as cc if desired. (Some clients may not wish to use this option, so it should be optional and not essential.)

    Also please add another slot to the dialogue box specifically for the name of the patron to be inserted before the slot for the notes, i.e., Name of patron: John Smith
    This slot…

    1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. add abstracts scanning in scrolling view

    When Primo (now Promo VE) switched from a book catalog interface to a journal (Central Index) database interface, one new functionality was desired/required by researchers.
    The ability to toggle on/off viewing Abstracts in the results is an important option for real-time exploration. Many scholars perform a preliminary scan of titles to remove obvious non-matches, but they then prefer to view the abstracts from
    possibly important materials before downloading items into their personal databases. What is missing is the ability to select scrolling through records with the abstracts in view. This could either be added as an option on the initial…

    1 vote
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  18. 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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  19. Allow direct linking from database records without impacting other records

    Database records in the database list behave as other records in Primo.
    You click on a post from the database list/brief display, the record opens itself, and from there you can click on the database link.

    While this makes sense for regular records, this is a bit unnecessary with database records:
    - not many more details are displayed on the detailed view.
    - when looking up a specific database, the only interesting information is the link itself.

    Many users reported that this extra click was annoying as what they want is to access the database. Some of them, especially within…

    6 votes
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  20. Reconcile top-level facet selection (one by one vs. multiple)

    Currently, if you select top-level facets one by one (e.g. "Peer-reviewed Journals" then "Full Text Online"), you get different results than if you select both facets at once (using the checkboxes and clicking "Apply Filters".) The first applies a boolean AND and the second applies a boolean OR.

    Ex Libris support has confirmed that this intended and expected behavior.

    This functionality seems confusing to both our patrons and staff. I think I can see the argument if this occurs within certain other facets (e.g. Resource Type), but because this happens with top-level facets that do not otherwise seem like the…

    63 votes
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