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  1. The "my account" feature in Primo shows other institutions even if no holdings are checked out--these are schools whose holdings have bee

    The "my account" feature in Primo shows other institutions even if no holdings are checked out--these are schools whose holdings have been viewed by the user only. We'd like to ONLY display other schools in this area unless the user has items requested or checked out.

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  2. Combining searches from search history into a new search

    My colleagues misses the functionality from our previous discovery system to combine searches in the search history list into a new search in an easy way, e.g. S1 AND S3

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  3. Actions - email record function - Please give indication an email has been sent

    When emailing a record (via Actions - email ) it would be great if there was some indication that an email was sent. We often get several emailed records from clients regarding the same item – and one has mentioned it would be great to know it’s been successfully sent. Currently the pop box for entering email details just disappears once submitted.

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  4. Cutting and Pasting Search Strategies following a PRIMO search

    As a reference librarian, I regularly include a copy of a my strategy with a hypertext link to the search in an email or Google Doc. There is a nice summary of the strategy above the search in PRIMO, but I can't copy it well; it needs a lot of editing if pasted.

    In my search history, it is a hyper-link and when I highlight it to copy, it tends to re-run the link.

    The alternatives are too share a link (the links too searches are too long -- a short link may work) or to do a screen capture…

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  5. 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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  6. Add a search results permalink to the New UI results page

    When we do searches in Primo for patrons, we often want to be able to send them to a list of results, rather than a specific item.

    There is a jquery customization the classic UI created by Western Washington University at https://www.orbiscascade.org/blog/9/?bid=121

    However, that customization does not work on the new UI, and requires users to be able to create a SQL database to store redirects, and to store files on a local server.

    Ideally, search results permalink functionality could be built into Primo's New UI.

    The attached screenshot shows the WWU search results permalink in action.

    38 votes
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  7. my account - loans sort options

    User should be able to sort their loans not only by title and due date, but also by author, location, maximum renewal date and status (renewable or not) -> all columns shown should be sortable.

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  8. Make hyphenated compound searchable as closed compound

    Hyphenated compounds are indexed for search as open compounds in Primo when "remove hyphens" option is enabled.

    In German language it is also very common to concatenate them as closed compounds, thus creating a single word without spaces or hyphens. This variant should be indexed for search as well.

    Example:
    "Passagen-Werk" (hyphenated compound)
    • at the moment also finds "Passagen Werk" (open compound) when "remove hyphens" option is enabled
    • at the moment does not find "Passagenwerk" (closed compound) but should be able to find this!!

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  9. 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)?

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Add citation capabilities to the email function

    The email and citation functions should not be exclusive of each other. Users are used to emailing themselves citations from databases and other library systems. Please add citation capabilities to the email function, so that a citation can be included in the email sent.

    11 votes
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  13. Facet "language" not working

    The facet "language" in Primo is not working correctly. When I choose another language than german or english, e.g. italian, I got german or english titles whose authors have an italian background. This is not making any sense. Especially our chinese students expect titles in chinese when they use this facet. And as it is a global problem I think ExLibris has to find a solution. I checked with several Primo catalogues from other libraries:

    e.g.
    http://www.getty.edu/research/library/
    https://fu-berlin.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primolibrary/libweb/action/search.do?vid=FUB
    https://library.wlu.ca/
    http://primo.abdn.ac.uk:1701/primolibrary/libweb/action/search.do (they obviously deactivated the language facet already while it is not working)
    http://primo.tug-libraries.on.ca/primolibrary/libweb/action/search.do?vid=WATERLOO&resetconfig=true
    http://primo.bib.uni-mannheim.de/primolibrary/libweb/action/search.do?vid=MANUB
    http://onesearch.slq.qld.gov.au/primo

    67 votes
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  14. Only show "starts with" for relevant fields

    Currently, the "starts with" functionality is only available for title searching. There are already some posts here about adding it for other fields, like call number and subject, which I support. This post is about the current behavior though. If I choose to search by another field, such as author/creator or subject, then the next dropdown allows me to choose "starts with" even though it's not available, and it immediately switches to a title search. I'd prefer that, if a user has selected a field other than Title, that "starts with" just wouldn't show up at all. If the task…

    67 votes
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  15. Allow Primo to comply with the "force password change on next login" setting in Alma for internal users

    Alma has the internal user setting "Force password change on next login". Primo does not comply with this setting, so there is no way to force patrons to change their passwords in Primo. This is problematic, because our internal user accounts have a very insecure default password initially set for them. Please consider implementing this feature for Primo

    82 votes
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    Allow users to text themselves call number/location for an item

    67 votes
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  17. Ability to sort/filter according to item status within the new user interface

    When viewing holdings of a physical record in the full record display of the new Primo UI only five items/copies display by default. If a client would like to view all copies they have to click the "Show more items" link. We have received feedback that clients often do not use or even see the “Show more items” link and tend to only look at the status of the five copies that are displayed by default rather then click through to view all copies. This becomes problematic when all five copies that display on the full record by default are…

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  18. "Did you mean" has no option for selecting, "No."

    A librarian submitted the following question:

    "If you do a search in the catalog for Andrew Lyght (he's an artist), you get the message "Do you mean Andrew Light?" and a whole bunch of results that have lyght spelled "light". There is no option to say "No, I mean Lyght."

    I think the Google-like functionality of "did you mean..." is a good
    direction to go in, but there needs to be an option to respond to that question, especially when what the catalog is guessing is wrong. Overall, this isn't a helpful implementation as it currently works."

    46 votes
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  19. proximity search operator for fulltext search in Primo Central

    A strong argument for a discovery index compared to a bibliographic database is the incorporation of full text in the index. I have not found an actual number or a percentage how many Primo Central collections are full text searchable. But we all know: it is significant. Since this year all Primo Central searches will always expand to full text.
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/KnowledgeArticles/PrimoCentralFull-TextSearching

    The most powerful feature for full text search is proximity.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximitysearch(text)

    Aleph was able to support proximity for small hitsets
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Aleph/KnowledgeArticles/Proximitydoesn'tworkforlargerresults.

    ... and Summon has a…

    56 votes
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  20. 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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