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  1. "Search within results"

    We would like to propose a "Search within results" option for Primo. "Search within results" would be a keyword search across all fields present in a user's results list. This is an option offered in common databases, such as Web of Science, so it is something users expect. We feel this search function would increase Primo's usability particularly for inexperienced users.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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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  5. 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…

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  6. 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

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  7. Alternative Coverage & Newspaper Search in PCI/CDI

    We rely on PCI alternative coverage for maintaining the best discovery layer as this enables full text access to results obtained from known-item searches and topic searches. Using both PCI alternative coverage and the Newspaper Search together present challenges. Using both of these options together result in too many false positives; false positives disappoint users and erode their trust in our discovery system.

    Please consider including the Newspaper Search with the regular Primo Central updates that are compared against our institutional electronic holdings file so the Availability statements are correct. As we look ahead to the introduction of CDI, please…

    64 votes
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  8. Allow admin to select in what order Resource Types are displayed

    Currently the Resource Types can only be arranged alphabetically or by count (how often the type appears in search results). We would like to be able to preference certain types above others (for example, books, ebooks, articles...over things like Text Resources. So that for any search, the Resource Types are always arranged the same way and in a way that is most helpful for users.

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  9. 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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  10. Collection Discovery display items in a list view

    Currently Collection Discovery only offers users the ability to view collections as a Grid or a Gallery. These displays provide extremely limited information about the items making it impossible for users to decide which items they'd like to view.
    Please add the ability for users to view collection items as a list, similar to the search results view. This list view would present each record one after the other with basic bibliographic information such as title, author/creator, resource type, date.

    55 votes
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  11. Displaying the pre-filters used, as the used facets are dispalyed

    It would be very useful to display the pre-filters used in Primo New UI (from both simple search screen - as of May release and advanced search screen). Pre-filters used should be displayed in the brief results list just as the facets used are displayed, at the top of the column. Thus the patron can always see and be aware of all the active filters in the session

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  12. Combine permalinks with citations in Primo

    In Primo, the ability to copy citations is very useful, as is the ability to copy permalinks for individual records. When helping a patron via virtual reference (chat or email), it is cumbersome to, first, open and copy the citation, and second, open copy the permalink. It would make more sense to either hyperlink the citation with a stable link, or include the permalink after the citation in the same window.

    48 votes
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  13. "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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  14. The option to search the contents of My Collection/My Favorites

    Feedback from postgraduate Primo user:
    "I tend to save anything that looks interesting to My Collection, but now there is a lot there. I have arranged into folders, but still it would be useful to be able to search through the collection, rather than having to search the whole library."

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  15. Add a pre-filter for Peer-reviewed Journals

    Our students would like the option to pre-filter their searches to articles published in Peer-reviewed journals. The current Primo configuration only allows this filter as a refining facet after searching.

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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?

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  17. Sort purchase requests in Primo, by newest

    It would be really helpful if user were able to sort their purchase requests in Primo by purchase-request creation date newest. Now Primo shows their purchase requests sorted by oldest, normally the user wants to see the follow up of the most recent.

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  18. Drag/drop results facets

    We would like to be able to let our users personalize their search experience by dragging and dropping results facets into different positions in the list. For example, our first facet is Show Only. If a user wanted to see Material Type or Publication Date first, they could simply drag one of those facets to the top of the list. Making those choices persistent through a session and/or through their own personal account would be even better.

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  19. Restrict discoverability of e-resources for walk in users to those resources they are licenced to use

    We're looking to restrict the discoverability of electronic resources for walk in users to those resources they are licenced to use.

    Ideally, Primo would identify that the walk in users were from a certain IP range and in combination with an Alma licence
    condition which allowed walk-in use to the resources, it would allow them to discover the resource.

    39 votes
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  20. 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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