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  1. Add more options to configure facets by prefilter and resource type

    The configuration options for facets in Primo VE are currently very limited, and not at parity with Primo on Back Office. It is not currently possible in Primo VE for a single record to have multiple facets or prefilter resource type values, to better align with CDI in a blended search, it is not possible to configure the facet and prefilter resource type values separately and independently of the display resource type values, and these facets cannot be configured with sufficient granularity. As examples of this configuration issue to be made possible with this request: Example 1: Our display types…

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  2. Number and sort the volumes in multi-volume works

    With the March 2021 release we got "Related Link for Series Added Fields 80X-83X", which is a big improvement.

    But in the list of volumes, the volumes are not sorted and they are missing their volume number.

    How this looks:
    https://basel.swisscovery.org/permalink/41SLSP_UBS/mmbbsj/alma993707790105504 (see also screenshot 1)

    How it should be looking: see screenshot 2

    Ex Libris considers this a feature enhancement request.

    (SF00934664, SF00930520)

    330 votes
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  3. Item policy translations

    In Alma the Institutions have no possibility to add the translations for the policies. In multilingual consortia environments the only possibilities are to display in Discovery the policy description in English or to add all description translations in the same field. Neither these solutions are user friendly.
    The translations should be distributed from the Network.

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  4. Make it possible to add or exclude records from the OTB resource display types based on locally-defined conditions

    We would like to have more flexibility with Primo VE resource types and the related facet and prefilter values. There are situations in which we would like to be able to add records to an OTB resource display type that don't meet the OTB conditions. For example, for certain textual integrating resources that users are likely to think of as books, we use conditions based on the presence of form/genre headings to add them to the OTB ""book"" display type in Primo BO (e.g., open textbooks that are periodically updated: https://searchit.libraries.wsu.edu/permalink/f/j5jme3/CP71251613210001451). Conversely, we would sometimes like to be able…

    252 votes
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  5. Enable the Hebrew Acronym file in CDI

    I would like the Hebrew Acronym file to work in the same manner for local and remote records and enable the correct retrieval of records with any of the many Hebrew words that are comprised of initials (eg פלמ"ח, תנ"ך, תשנ"א, אדמו"ר, בג"ץ, רמב"ם, מפא"י…….).

    Currently, searching a term either with or without the " sign will retrieve the term both with and without the quotation sign (") but ONLY for local records. Until this will work in CDI, many remote records will not be retrievable when searching terms that can be written in both ways (with or without the…

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  6. Display related holdings for monographs only for the 773 $w relation and not for the 8xx $w relation

    When filtering to a certain location via facets, you often get results from other locations too, which is unexpected from patrons perspective in many cases. This is caused by the current related records setting which is also taking locations with related records into account. The display is correct for analytical records without inventory (book chapters and articles), but not for the other monographical resources.

    What we wish to achieve is the following:

    When the record of a book chapter, journal issue or journal article (i.e. a record containing a 773 field with $w) is viewed in Primo, the holding of…

    223 votes
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  7. Search Limiters for Accessibility Features

    As a cataloger, I would like to propose a new option to filter search results for items with accessibility features (captions, audio descriptions, large print, etc). We are in the process of adding 041 subfields (mostly p and q), and 341 and 532 fields to our records in order to help users more easily identify items intended for those with hearing or visual disabilities. Ideally, this feature would utilize that input based on the presence of indicators in the 341 or 532 fields (i.e., 0 and 1) or controlled vocabulary terms to create search facets or indications (similar to the…

    48 votes
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  8. Ranking of search results by Resource Sharing Library

    Concerning search results in Primo : could it be made possible to rank different holdings of the same title by Resource Sharing Library of the patron? This way the patron would see on top of the list the item that is the easiest accessible to him. At present patrons often request items from another library because they did not notice the title is also available at their own library.

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  9. Results for e-resources when narrowing down to IZ

    The users expect that with the facets, you would be able to filter electronic resources by library and/or IZ that licensed them. This is currently not the case. When filtering by location, e-resources (incl. external data sources) are not delivered as results.

    Electronic resources should be recognized by Primo as owned by libraries and institutions like physical resources. We would highly appreciate if Ex Libris could make this possible.

    120 votes
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  10. Display both link in record and links from link resolver in CDI

    When there are records in CDI that have link in record, but also would return links from the link resolver both types of links should be displayed to the end user.

    The challenges with the link in record are discussed in this idea: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/40487230-preference-cdi-link-resolver-records-over-link-in

    They have a tendency to break and if the link for some reason do not lead to the full text the end user does not get any other way to the full text (as they do with the multiple links fromt he link resolver).

    We hope that Ex Libris enables the system to display both link…

    607 votes
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    Thank you for suggesting this idea, the direction is to enable customers to show more links and offer some configuration options to set preferences.

    Note that this is not something that we can do in the near future since it is a complex change.

  11. Classification Authority Record Enrichment in Primo VE

    In addition to the indexing of bibliographic metadata, Primo VE indexes preferred and non-preferred terms from 1XX and 4XX fields in related Alma authority records.
    This is not the case for classification authority records. In the old Primo, it was possible to enrich bibliographic records with additional terms available in 7xx fields of the classification record. For instance:
    153 ##$aE860$hUnited States$hLater twentieth century, 1961-$hNixon's administration, 1969-August 9, 1974$jWatergate Affair, 1972-
    750 00$aWatergate Affair, 1972-1974.

    Could you enable enrichment with 7xx fields of classification authority records in the same way fields 1xx and 4xx of authority records enrich bibliographic records in…

    91 votes
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  12. Allow CDI records and external resources to be added to Alma collections for Primo Collection Discovery

    We appreciate being able to create curated collections of Alma records to highlight lists of recommended reading and similar tools in Primo VE Collection Discovery. Sometimes we have a title that we’d love to include in these lists, but then find that a record exists only in CDI but not Alma. This is true for certain video collections, for example, that have database-type collections in Alma (no portfolios). There may also be single external resources (websites, etc.) that we'd also like to highlight. Currently there is no way to add CDI records nor single external resources to these collections. You…

    73 votes
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  13. Please add to the PRIMO VE mapping table documentation the last update date and mark the new changes in red.

    Hello,

    We recently discovered that the Primo VE mapping table was updated with new information.

    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

    It would be very helpful if you could add last update date and mark in red the new information, the same way that LC mark in red the new information in Marc 21.

    If you would apply this suggestion also to other documentation pages it would be great.

    Thanks,
    Dafna

    30 votes
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  14. Make persistent search history a user customizable option

    Would like to have this option be at the user level instead of the system level: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/How_to_disable_the_option_to_save_authenticated_user's_search_history

    I realize users can delete individual searches at anytime, but if they don't want any searches saved there is no way for them to do this. Since this can't be controlled at the individual user level, for privacy concerns we have to disable it at the system level and therefore users who might not have privacy concerns do not get to benefit from the feature.

    66 votes
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  15. Ability to merge deduped records in Primo VE

    In Primo VE, you can currently choose to display a preferred dedup record (in the full and brief display), either from Alma-P, Alma-E or Alma-D (or none, and the first record to show up in the result list will display).

    We would like to add the option to merge all local records. This is the default behaviour in Primo classic.

    21 votes
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  16. Journal search>Browse by categories : allow indexing of Unimarc journals (PrimoVE)

    Currently, only journals described in Marc21 are indexed by subject in Journal Search.
    The Unimarc community is now large in Alma/PrimoVE, and the Browse by Categories function would be useful if it took into account all formats.
    The idea would be to allow indexing of journals described in Unimarc, which have Rameau/LC subject fields in 60X and LCC field in 680.

    33 votes
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  17. Facet 'Other libraries' should be customizable like the other facets

    Hi
    We're in a consortium, using Primo VE.

    Our first two search scope slots are
    – IZ
    – NZ plus CDI

    It is possible to show a facet 'Other libraries', which shows the libraries outside our own IZ.

    But 'Other libraries' can't be customized like a normal facet:
    – it can't be displayed only in the search scope slot NZ/CDI without being displayed in the search scope slot IZ
    – it can't be separated from the facet Libraries and for example put last in the list of facets
    – it can't be collapsed if the facet Libraries is not collapsed

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  18. Enable search and browse also for item call numbers, not only holdings

    Hi

    We switched to Primo VE some months ago and are really missing a call number index that shows all our call numbers, in items as well as in holdings.

    https://slidetodoc.com/three-types-of-call-numbers-in-alma-yoel

    "Item Call Number – is it in Primo VE search indexes?
    • The item call number cannot be added as a Primo VE search index.
    • Of the three call numbers only the “Holding Call Number” can be added as a Primo VE search index."

    Our call number index is set to "callnumber.4 – Shelving control number call number", our item call numbers are type 4, but they are…

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  19. Enable authority Record Enrichment in Primo VE on local subject fields

    In addition to the indexing of bibliographic metadata, Primo VE indexes preferred and non-preferred terms from 1XX and 4XX fields in related Alma authority records. However, this works only in the generic advanced search Subject field.

    We need Primo VE to enable authority record enrichment on local fields as well.

    Indeed, we have configured local subject fields that are more specific than the default Subject field. These enable searching only on specific subject vocabularies. But configuring such fields does not include the enrichment capability.

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  20. Collection Discovery usage in Primo Analytics

    Currently, Analytics possibilities for "Collection Discovery" are rather limited. With action “Display a Collection”, you can for example see how many times your collections (all together) have been displayed, added to favorites... in a period of time, but you cannot see which collections are the most and the less successful, what materials should maybe be more promoted, which collection should maybe be removed because its content is maybe of too little interest, which collections are added to favorites, etc.

    Therefore, we would like Collection IDs and Collection Names to be transferred to Primo Analytics. Additionally, if this could also be…

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