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  1. provide different indication for items 'available online' - but not for my library

    when searching for 'electronic sources only' the result list provides the indication 'available online' for all items, including those NOT available for my library.

    I do want to see the items not available for my library, but there should be a different indication for them.

    Is it possible to show items as 'available online' for those available for my library, and show the other items with 'inter-library loan' indication?

    thanks

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    1 comment  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  2. Make Primo VE search box placeholder text customizable by search profile/scope

    Placeholder text within the Primo VE search box (Search Tiles Labels table > nui.search.placeholder) can be customized by View by adding a new label that includes the name of the specific view. However, it would be most helpful if the search placeholder text could also be customized by search scope or profile, so that when the user selects a different option within the same view the placeholder text changes. Brief instructions/examples for searching could then be included for each profile/scope, greatly enhancing the user search experience by identifying the kind of content included or the best way to search.

    10 votes
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  3. Make the login help link language sensitive

    In Alma Configuration it is possible to define Login page help links for Primo VE and to translate the label to another language, but it is not possible to have separate URLs for help pages in different languages.

    We would like the URL to be customizable per language the same way the label is.

    5 votes
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  4. Reconvigure Search Algorithm to Highlight Subscription Databases

    Some change in the Primo search algorithm now shows free sources, such as DOAJ, as not only the best source, but the only source for some articles, even though the article is available in several of our subscription databases. I always want students to utilize subscription databases over free sources, mostly because the subscription databases add value, such as citation help, and also, we pay for them and I want students to use them. I would like to see the algorithm highlight subscription databases regardless of whether a free source is available.

    2 votes
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  5. Data elements for Calculated Availability should be configurable

    The Calculated Availability text is composed of Availability status + Library + location + call number .
    We want to be able to configure what elements should display based on their value. For instance, we only want to display call numbers for items that are on open shelves (as determined by library and/or location value). For items in closed stacks, the call number is irrelevant to the users and only serves to clutter up the interface.

    4 votes
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  6. Hover-over article abstract in PRIMO VE

    Currently, patrons need to go into the full article record from the brief results page to read abstracts.We would like to suggest that PRIMO VE provide the user with a hover-over article abstract on the brief results page so patrons can skim abstracts before going into the full record.

    2 votes
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  7. Allow HTML in Collection Discovery description field

    It would be useful to allow HTML in the description field of an Alma Collection record. It would allow some formatting and links out to other pages. Currently any HTML displays as text.

    3 votes
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  8. Field labels in Brief Record Displays

    It would help the user to make sense of what they are reading in the Brief Record Display if we could include labels for some of the fields -- particularly for "Subject" and "Is part of".

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  9. Primo VE: ability to search without search expansion and to display a link to include expanded terms if desired

    Currently if the search expansion with controlled vocabulary feature is switched on in Primo VE, the search expansion is automatically included in the search by default and the user has to click to remove the expanded terms from their search. It would be beneficial to have the ability to have the feature switched on, but with the expansion not included by default and for the user to be able to include the expanded terms if desired.

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  10. Primo VE: Ability to use norm rules to specify which 856 (Marc) fields display in Links service

    In Primo Back Office (BO), it is possible to use normalization rules to specify which 856 Marc fields display in the "Links" section of the Primo full record view. (See attached screenshot.)

    We would like the same functionality in Primo VE to choose which 856 links to display based on the 856 first and second indicators and/or the subfields of the 856 field. Thank you.

    4 votes
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  11. Configure fields included in Course Information

    We would like to be able to modify the default configuration of Course Information field displayed in the details view of the full record in Primo VE, adding to or deleting the default elements (Course ID, Department Name, Course Instructor Name) or changing their order. For example, an institution may want to include only Course ID and Instructor Name but not Department Name here. This is not currently possible.

    4 votes
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  12. statista

    Add Statista database to Primo Central Index and Alma activation

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  13. Allow for deactivating or re-ordering Open Access facet in Primo VE

    Changes made in the Facet labels include trying to reorder the facets as well as disable the display of the Open Access option do not seem to have any effect.

    6 votes
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  14. Separate Library selection and Personal Delivery Address in Getit pop-up

    We have configured Alma so all Personal Delivery requests go to a central library. Need to modify Getit so patrons cannot select a Library and also enter a personal delivery address i.e. separate Library pickup from Personal Delivery.

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  15. Searching special characters Ayin or Apostrophe in Primo

    In Alma, you get the same results if you include or exclude the special character ayin or apostrophe in your search terms. However, in Primo searches you need to include these special characters. If they are missing, you will not find the same result.

    Ayin is used in transliterated title of items in Hebrew, Arabic, Armaic, Syriac, and Korean languages. It is not on a standard US keyboard, so it is difficult for users to include it in the search.

    Apparently, Alma uses a different indexing system. We would like Primo to be able to do the same as Alma…

    3 votes
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  16. Categorise dbs/guides/sites via Primo admin. The databases be indexed, searched or browsed for in PrimoVE customers that do not have Alma

    The ability to subject categorise databases, library guides, Web sites etc via Primo admin. The databases and guides they are included in the Primo index so that the words in the title, description or keywords when searched will appear within the results. Also so the resources can browsed for in PrimoVE or Primo classic by the categories so there is not a long list to scroll through. This is for customers that do not have Alma or any library catalogue. I have seen you can currently do this only for Alma catalogue users.

    3 votes
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  17. Provide LibGuides Type Functionality in Studio

    Expand the new Primo Studio functionality to include an ability to create content like many of us are using through LibGuides. A simple content management system that would allow us to create simple web pages would allow us to replicate things like subject guides directly in Primo. If that content can also be indexed and searchable through the Primo VE search box that would be even better! This would avoid the need for seperate systems like LibGuides.

    7 votes
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  18. Customizable Collection Discovery according to PrimoVE views

    It'll be great if, according to the view, you can see specific collections displayed in the Collection Discovery.
    Currently, Collection Discovery is the same regardless of the view, which goes in detriment of the user experience.

    6 votes
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  19. Improve the formatting of Primo VE forms so that they can expand and accommodate longer titles.

    In Primo VE the Resource Sharing and Purchase Request forms are designed to be very narrow - the entry fields are 50 characters wide. They look like they have been designed to be optimised for a mobile interface and do not resize if more room is available.
    This means that if I requested Title is longer than 50 characters you cannot see it all at once.

    We have attempted to use changes in the css to widen the form but this causes issues with the display of Advanced Search fields.

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  20. Improve the Cite them Right Harvard CSL file to correct errors

    Cite them Right Harvard does not display correctly. I have a 2 page list of errors! e.g. Surname, First name, when it should be Surname, initial. In journals the publisher appears.
    Please work with Cite them Right Online to fix this as it is used by multiple libraries in the UK.

    5 votes
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