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

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  2. 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…

    10 votes
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  3. "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."

    48 votes
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  4. 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…

    60 votes
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  5. Allow combining of facets in the search results

    Please create a way to view multiple physical library locations using the facets on the results page (e.g., see attached - General Collection and General Collection Oversize). Most electronic databases allows the user to hold down the CRTL key and select multiples, but that doesn't work in Primo. The 'Exclude' feature is nice, but it would be fabulous if Ex Libris could add an 'Include' feature. Please?

    9 votes
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  6. Dynamically replace spaces with underscores in Primo generated URLs

    Currently, URLs generated while using Primo can result in broken URLs based on the presence of spaces in information such as library names. A good solution would be to program Primo to dynamically replace spaces with underscores, resulting in non-broken URLs when doing things like copy/pasting into an email.

    8 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Ignore call number prefix (subfield k) when indexing for Call Number Browse

    Primo's browse search "By Library of Congress Call Numbers" includes the call number prefix (holdings record field 852 $k) when generating the browse list. At UGA, we use that prefix for oversize volumes (Folio, Ff), and for a variety of branch locations, special statuses and shelving areas (Juv, Ref, Vet Med, etc.).

    As a result, any holdings with a prefix do not show up alongside holdings in the same call number range, essentially hiding many titles from patrons interested in browsing the shelf list. (This would be an issue for staff as well, but shelf list browsing works correctly in…

    133 votes
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  9. 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…

    11 votes
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  10. new option/checkbox: "expand my results with synonyms"

    The Primo Search Engine includes synonyms by default to expand the result list. This often leads to results which are fuzzy and hardly explainable.

    Instead of including synonyms by default we want to see an option to include synonyms by explicit user decision.

    This option ("expand my result using synonyms") could be included into the facets section or should be visible close to the search button.

    78 votes
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  11. Primo - My Account : Differentiate normal loans & reading room loans

    We would like it to be clear for a patron which loans he has at home and which loans are in the reading room. Currently in Primo, there is no differentiation between the two. Is there some way to do this in Alma and or Primo? Thanks

    9 votes
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  12. Add 'search' feature in e-shelf

    Users should be able to search for references in their eShelf lists based of any <search> field contents in the PNX and wherever the references may be (not sensitive to folders).

    141 votes
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  13. 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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  14. configure the order of the holdings records in the GetIt tab

    It would be very useful to have an option to configure the order of the holdings records to be displayed in Primo (e.g. according to the loan period) as opposed to the current situation where the order is random.

    147 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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?

    45 votes
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  17. 11 votes
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  18. New books Carousel

    Hello, we all saw EDS New books Carousel and liked it.
    We want Ex Libris to develop new books carousel for Primo customers. please look at AUR Library - The American University of Rome page [https://www.aur.edu/], from the university main page choose the library and you'll get to EDS.
    I'm attaching a screen capture of the library home page with the new books carousel.
    Thank you!

    68 votes
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  19. allow all fines (closed and open) to show in patron's library account online

    Patrons can only see active fines in their library account, but they need to be able to see all closed and paid fines as well so they can review what has been charged to them and what they have already paid. This is key especially when fines are exported to the bursar office since those are marked as 'closed' and students can no longer review them!

    8 votes
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  20. Expand quick in-browser "citation" styles to match those in Summon "cite this item"

    Expand the quick in-browser "citation" tool to have the same expanded styles list available in the Summon "cite this item" tool.

    Allow sites to include their own local styles through the administration back end.

    Undergraduate students, particularly 1st years, often want to be able to just grad a quick citation from the interface in the style they need, not have to deal with Endnote or one of the other reference management tools.

    11 votes
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