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  1. 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.

    49 votes
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  2. 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.

    48 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Use of initial articles in title starts with searches in Primo Advanced Search

    Primo is currently unable to adequately accommodate initial articles (a, an, the etc.) when doing a title starts with search in Advanced Search.

    The first title field that appears in the sort section of the PNX is used as the title that is matched against when doing a title starts with search but this leads to different outcomes depending on whether the records are indexed from PCI or Alma:

    When the title field in the sort section of the PNX is created from Alma the default behaviour is to strip the initial article
    When the title field in the sort…

    41 votes
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  6. 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.

    41 votes
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  7. Ability to share favorites

    We'd like to see a more robust favorites area, with more options for configuration. One thing in particular we'd like would be the ability to organize lists of favorites, then to share those with other users. This has been brought up by librarians who'd like to work on lists collaboratively and then share those lists with students or instructors.

    41 votes
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  8. 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.

    39 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Primo - Pay Fines Link - don't show when there are no fines

    The Pay Fines in Library Card/Account section of Primo displays even when a user has no fines.

    Clicking the link takes the user through to our payment provider allowing them to attempt to pay a fine/fee of zero.

    It would be a notable improvement to the user experience if this link only displayed when there was actually a fine/fee to be paid.

    37 votes
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  11. alerts based on a range of call numbers

    We would like our users to be able to define an alert in primo, based on a range of call numbers – for example:
    lc = "ds67->ds79.99" .

    37 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Pre-filter for Primo database search

    Please add pre-filters to the Primo database search to allow users to filter their results prior to performing a search (as it is possible for a general Primo search).

    This would be very helpful for e.g. database types (bibliographies, dictonaries, subject gateways, reference works, etc.) or other database indicators like "Open Access", "Full Text database", "Database supports OpenURL", etc.

    It should be possible to use these pre-filters in combination with all database search options:
    - search for a keyword
    - A to Z index search
    - Category search
    and choosen pre-filters should remain for the session (like the "sticky" facets),…

    32 votes
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  15. Add a multilingual keyboard to the User Interface

    Our patrons want to search in multiple languages in Primo, e.g. Chinese, Russian, Arabic, etc. When they come to the library they are often limited, because of the local keyboards. A virtual multilingual keyboard would be an ideal solution to support their needs.
    Portal Judaica (cf. screenshot attached) provides an example of how to implement this in the user interface. The website https://www.lexilogos.com/ supports a variety of languages to give you an idea of which languages should be supported by the virtual keyboard. Thank you for voting.

    [internal reference PRM-252]

    31 votes
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  16. Inter-Library Loan (resource sharing) history from Alma to Primo

    Make Alma send a reader's Inter-Library Loan (resource sharing) history of requests to the library card in Primo.

    That way the reader can see her requests from the Inter-Library Loans as she may do with the library requests.

    Currently, neither Alma nor Aleph sends that information to Primo.

    30 votes
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  17. Make the path shorter to change PIN code for self check

    One of the most frequent problems our borrowers have is that they have forgotten the pin code they use when borrowing books at the self check machine. We prefer that they change it themselves by logging into their account, but doing that is rather cumbersome. The function is hidden under My library account/Settings/Address/language settings/Update login credentails. It could instead be placed in the menu or lifted so that it appears before the adress and language settings.

    28 votes
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  18. Exclude online material

    Many library users want to search for print material and not the online material. We want to be able to exclude the online material. Right now you can choose to search print material that is available on the shelf, but doing that you miss out on the titles that are out on loan.

    28 votes
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  19. 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.

    28 votes
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  20. 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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