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  1. Visualization of Analytical Bibliographic Data in PrimoVE.: Correct Sorting of Parts

    A multi-part resource (eg: a sketchbook containing 200 drawings) is catalogued in MARC 773 (host/item relationship). PrimoVE ought to sort and display the component parts using $$g and $$q. Currently PrimoVE fails to do this in the correct numerical order. Rather, the presentation is alphabetical which is useless for component-items organized by their part or page number. There was a recent ideas exchange issue raised on this very topic, which was “solved” by providing the aforementioned “alphabetical solution”. However, a NUMERICAL visualization has much more value in Discovery for patrons who are interested in locating an item as part of…

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  2. Add 'Search in full text' toggle parameter to the URL so that it is retained

    Ex Libris introduced a new 'Search in full text' toggle in the Primo May 2022 Release, with the option for a site to set a default while also empowering users with the autonomy to change the setting to meet their needs.
    This was an excellent range of configuration options for both sites and users, but unfortunately there is a significant flaw.
    If a user does choose to change this setting from the default, and then uses other Primo features such as sharing the search with colleagues by QR Code link, or saving the search for their own re-use by setting…

    160 votes
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  3. Translate coverage and licence labels for NZ full text services in IZ views

    PrimoVEs in our network use 4 languages for the user interface - English, German, French and Italian.
    Consortial and Open Access e-resources are activated in the Network Zone for all the IZs.
    When viewing Full-text services from NZ in the detailed view in IZs, the coverage and license labels are not translated to the language of the user UI.
    The absence of translation creates discrepancy for our users. The IZ FT services' labels are translated but the NZ services are always in English.

    102 votes
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  4. The new Give Us Feedback Tool should provide information about the end users IP

    Access to electronic resources our library subscribes to is IP-based. If the user's IP address belongs to the university's IP range, they are recognized when they go to the resource and do not experience any access problems. Most of the issues reported to our support team come from students who forgot to turn on the VPN. Adding the IP address information to the feedback message would save us a lot of time in processing such issues.

    47 votes
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  5. Relevancy sorting in FRBR version list display should use terms searched

    FRBR groups and the display of versions within them does not consider the relevancy of the terms searched. Often a user is searching for a specific version within the FRBR group (ex: Homer's Iliad translated by Richmond Lattimore) but there is no way to focus in on this version within the list of FRBR versions. Even when users search specifically for terms: Iliad Lattimore, Lattimore is hidden within search results. Within the list of FRBR versions, sorting by Relevancy should use the terms searched by the user -- this should enable the works of a single translator (like Lattimore) to…

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  6. Inform users when wildcard limit has been reached for local records (when still displaying CDI results)

    Based on Salesforce case 06390632.

    When using wildcards in a Primo search, there is a limit to how many you can use before the search triggers an error that excludes all local records.

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/Long_combinations_of_Boolean_operators_and_truncated_terms_(wildcards)_return_0_results

    This limit is only for local records. The CDI search does not follow the same limitations and will still gather results even if this limit is reached.

    If a users crosses the wildcard threshold when searcing in a scope containing only local records, there will be an error message displayed that explains why no results were found. However, if the same search is done in a…

    45 votes
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  7. Searching an item corresponding to a specific record is not possible if not logged in to the IZ that owns this item

    If you are logged in an IZ A and you are searching a specific item belonging to a specific record, you will find it only if this IZ A owns this item. If you are logged in IZ B that does not own any item of this title, the holdings are merged into one or several records (deduped) and you cannot distinguish which item belongs to which record.
    Example:
    IZ A has 6 records of one title; each record has one item.
    In the IZ A, searching this title, you will find 6 records, each one with its item
    IZ…

    31 votes
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  8. Allow patrons to order a specific item in a fulfillment network

    Hi

    We are in a consortium with a fulfillment network.

    Which in many cases means that the patrons can not pick which copy of a book they want to order.

    While this may make sense as the default (1), it is frustrating for many patrons, myself included.

    • When more than one copy is available, I want to be able to decide which one to get
    • When a book is on loan I may prefer to wait for the copy of my favorite library to come back instead of getting the book from somewhere else

    This is especially relevant when I'm…

    154 votes
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  9. Remove field 655 from the subject facet

    In Primo VE the 655 are shown in the Subject facet. As the 655 relate to form and not to content, they should not be shown as subjects. Furthermore, the 655 are correctly shown in the “Genre” facet.

    The 655 should be excluded from the Topic facet in the Facets Section Mapping:
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/020Primo_VE/Primo_VE_(English)/120Other_Configurations/Mapping_to_the_Display%2C_Facets%2C_and_Search_Sections_in_the_Primo_VE_Record#Facets_Section_Mapping

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  10. Primo Name/Title Browse Searches

    Primo Name/Title Browse Searches

    As frequent Primo users searching for known music items, the Alma Music Users Group would like to propose that Ex Libris create a left-anchored browse search for name/title entries found in bibliographic records. An alphabetical left-anchored browse search is particularly helpful for known-item searches that are often used for music materials and prolific literary authors.

    Currently, Primo provides browse search options for names (name portion only ($a,$q,$d)) and name/title headings used as subjects. For prolific authors, it is not unusual to find thousands of name/title headings lumped under the composers or authors name, with “20+ records”…

    264 votes
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  11. Make the Resource Recommender Banner fit the length of the resource description

    The banner description text is truncated in the first line, making the display of the description dependent on its length and even shorter when viewed on mobile devices. It would be great if the height of the banner would auto-adjust to show all the text.

    I attach images showing this (banner.png) and how we would like it to be displayed (banner_modified.png).

    Thanks

    30 votes
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  12. Collection Discovery : Add a button "View this collection as search results"

    Beside the buttons to display a collection as a Grid or a Gallery, we would like to have a button to get the collection items in the result list, with the brief display and the facets. This could be a deeplink on the Collection ID with a "query=cdparentid" in the URL.

    Please note that there exist two very close ideas:
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/36709789-add-facets-into-the-collection-discovery-ui
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/37607257-collection-discovery-display-items-in-a-list-view
    But this idea groups both features.

    Thank you.

    43 votes
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  13. 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…

    43 votes
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  14. Give Us Feedback: control on which page the icon is displayed

    We would like to control on which page the new "Give Us Feedback" tool icon (May 2022 release) is displayed.
    We are using this tool only for reporting broken links. We need the icon only on the Full View of the search results, but currently, it must be displayed on all pages.
    Actually, most of the feedbacks from our users have been sent by accidentally clicking the icon on the Brief View of the search results, Primo VE home page, etc.
    So, it would be helpful if we could control on which page the icon is displayed.
    Please support this…

    21 votes
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  15. Make consistent the use of CDI record data in Primo UI

    Current CDI design in Primo UI is to expose metadata from all participant records for both returning results from a search query, and in the values presented for selection in facet for filtering results, but the display of metadata within records is only by site-specific activations.
    This means that a user can search for a term in Primo, have results returned on the basis of that term, select the value for the term in a facet, but then not see the term in the record display.

    The negative impact of this design decision includes:
    * a user is confused by…

    261 votes
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  16. Feedback Tool for Primo VE - allow user's email as addressFrom in Report a Problem Letter

    The Feedback Tool for Primo VE (May 2022) would be even better if the user's email address could be put in the addressFrom field in the Report a Problem letter in Alma. Just as the category is put in the emailSubject field:
    New feedback received from a Primo user - {category _ name}
    allow the addressFrom field to contain:
    {user _ email}
    This would then work better with CRMs and ticketing systems, or just mean that you can hit Reply to the email.

    21 votes
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  17. Collection Discovery: "new" pagination method instead of endless scrolling

    Already some time ago (May 2021 Release) Ex Libris has rolled out the "new" pagination method: users can now specify whether to display 10, 25, or 50 results per page.

    This works also in the "Database Search" and the "Journal Search" but not in the "Collection Discovery" section of Primo.
    "Collection Discovery" still provides the old endless scrolling method (Button "Load More Results") where you quickly run into brower performance problems if a collection contains my items.

    Please make the "new" pagination method also availalbe in the "Collection Discovery" area.
    Thank you in advance!

    14 votes
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  18. "Feedback Tool" for the New Primo UI: possibility to define the e-mail field as a mandatory field

    We have been using the feedback tool for a few weeks now and have unfortunately received many requests where the users did not provide an e-mail address.
    As a result, we have no way to ask a question or explain the reported behaviour (as it is correct).

    Therefore, we would be glad if the e-mail field can be defined as a mandatory field in the Primo back office.
    A user can of course still enter a fake e-mail address, but then this is a deliberate action.

    Thank you in advance!

    16 votes
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  19. OpenURL resolving - BaseURL configurable for extension to consortial network

    If an OpenURL request comes from external to Primo VE, then only the inventory in the IZ is considered and there is no possibility to extend the request to the physical inventory of the corresponding consortial network.

    Suggestion for an enhancement: the BaseURL for OpenURL-request should be configurable in a way that the argument "consortial network" can be included in the request [i.e. with the configuration it can be decided whether only
    a.) the inventory of the IZ (or Campus)
    OR
    b.) also the physical inventory of all libraries of the consortial network should be displayed (i.e. analogous to "search_scope")”

    48 votes
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  20. "Feedback Tool" for the New Primo UI: insert the e-mail of the logged in user automatically

    Currently the field "e-mail" in the Feedback form is defined as optional.

    As well as with the current e-mail functionality of bibliographic citations, we would expect the e-mail to be automatically pre-filled when a user is logged in. But unfortunately this does not happen.

    Please insert the e-mail of the logged in user automatically or at least give us the possibility to set this option in the Primo backend.

    Thank you in advance!

    P.S.: Please see also this Idea:
    Feedback Tool for Primo VE - allow user's email as addressFrom in Report a Problem Letter
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/45350419-feedback-tool-for-primo-ve-allow-user-s-email-as

    16 votes
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