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  1. Hide DUE TIME in Primo

    It should be possible to hide DUE TIME in Primo, both in My Library Card and the item list. Many libraries do not offer loans by the hour and opening hours in Alma are not the same as the opening hours of the physical library. Therefore displaying the due time in Primo is often just noise.

    See attached screenshots.

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  2. Possibillity to add print journal holdings to Primo holdings-file

    In Primo only the electronic holdings for e-books and e-journals are taken into consideration when determining the availability for a record/article from the central index (PCI/CDI).

    The libraries also have print/physical holdings of journals that can fulfill the needs of the end-user and that can fill gaps in the electronic coverage. If the user search for an article that the library only has as part of the physical journal holdings the availability of the article are set to "Not available" and dependig on the configuration the article might not even show up in the result-list.

    This has been adressed in…

    523 votes
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  3. Localize Collection Discovery for libraries of an Alma institution

    For a given library in an Alma institution, the Alma collections associated to this library should only appear in the Collection Discovery page and on the records of items belonging to this collection, if the library is associated to the Primo view (in the "Primo view mapped into Alma libraries" mapping table).

    In the current situation, all the collections of any library of the Alma institution are visible, even if the Primo view is limited to one or some libraries in the institution.

    247 votes
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  4. Ability to dedup or FRBR between local data and CDI data

    For Primo Central Index data collections, the PCI citation often represents a title that we also hold in our local data. The current inability to dedupe or cluster between PCI and local data means that users will always be presented with two hits when they are on the combined/everything scope.

    With the new Central Discovery Index (CDI), we would like the ability to configure a deduping or clustering algorithm such that we only present one hit to the user.

    450 votes
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  5. Limit autocomplete-suggestions from PCI/CDI to activated sources

    In Primo you can activate autocomplete to get suggestions for search-queries based on what the end-user begins to type in the search-box.

    We have tested the functionality and see that it could be useful for the end user to get these suggestions. However we see that the suggestions from the central index in some cases are a little strange and that you get suggestions from the entire index and not only the sources the institution has activated. This means that the end-user could get suggestions that gives 0 results.

    If you get a suggestion that leads to nothing you will…

    202 votes
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  6. Making the peer reviewed icon more accurate

    Articles and journals are marked with the peer reviewed icon in Primo based on information extracted from Ulrichsweb (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Ulrich%27s/ProductDocumentation/Searching/Ulrichsweb%3APeer-ReviewedRefereedJournalsandAcademicScholarlyJournals).
    The Peer Review indicator can only be set at the journal level at the moment. If a journal is identified as peer reviewed, or refereed in Ulrichsweb, all articles from this journal will be shown with the peer reviewed icon in Primo.
    However, not all articles in such journals are peer reviewed, meaning the icon sends the wrong information to user, and that this label is not reliable. It can further…

    590 votes
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  7. Reconcile top-level facet selection (one by one vs. multiple)

    Currently, if you select top-level facets one by one (e.g. "Peer-reviewed Journals" then "Full Text Online"), you get different results than if you select both facets at once (using the checkboxes and clicking "Apply Filters".) The first applies a boolean AND and the second applies a boolean OR.

    Ex Libris support has confirmed that this intended and expected behavior.

    This functionality seems confusing to both our patrons and staff. I think I can see the argument if this occurs within certain other facets (e.g. Resource Type), but because this happens with top-level facets that do not otherwise seem like the…

    57 votes
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  8. Wrong holdings information for FRBR-grouped books outside of IZ

    An institution owns a specific edition of a book, ex:https://bibsys-almaprimo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=BIBSYSILS71566408110002201&context=L&vid=SSHF&searchscope=defaultscope&isFrbr=true&tab=allebibliotek&lang=no_NO

    When extending the search scope to other libraries, they may find other editions of the book, which they don’t own (https://bibsys-almaprimo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=BIBSYSILS71566408110002201&context=L&vid=SSHF&searchscope=blendedscope&isFrbr=true&tab=allebibliotek&lang=no_NO ).

    The original/owned book's barcode is shown for the other edition(s) as well. This is unfortunate as it is quite confusing (contradictory messages, give the impression the library owns resources it doesn’t), and can lead the user to order the wrong book.

    The availability status is correct but the holdings information is not. The ISBN should be used here…

    222 votes
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  9. Allow "best location" on brief results display to be configured by view

    A user viewing a view that is associated with a particular library or campus should be able to view availability of physical items at that library or campus libraries in the brief results layout. This idea is primarily for institutions with multiple libraries and, especially, multiple campuses. Campuses are associated with libraries, and typically a Primo view will be associated with a campus.

    Currently "best location" can only be set via the user's IP address. This approach works when users are at the location, but when a user is off-campus, the first location to show on brief results and full…

    308 votes
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  10. Items loaned to Resource Sharing do not show as included in local scopes

    Primo indexes one location for each item - the current location. In the case of resource sharing, the current location for the item is the temporary location. Therefore, when you search from a local scope, items in the resource sharing location are not found.

    We would like to have the scope reflect the permanent location not the temporary location.

    We have a scope for our Teaching Materials Collection which is specifically geared to our Education major students. They are taught to use this scope in their instruction. Not finding materials in this scope that are on loan via R/S (as…

    32 votes
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  11. Add Mandatory choices for all Request forms in Primo VE

    For the Digitization Request, Hold and Booking Request, and Purchase Request forms, the Alma mapping tables (under GetIt Configuration) define the fields that are displayed to users (Yes = viewable to users, No = not viewable to users).

    We would like to have the possibility to configure mandatory fields if we want the user to specify a field in the form (as it is already the case with a check box in the Resource Sharing Request form).

    167 votes
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  12. Determine source for Autocomplete-suggestions in a blended scope

    In Primo you can activate autocomplete to get suggestions for search-queries based on what the end-user begins to type in the search-box.

    We have tested the functionality and see that it could be useful for the end user to get these suggestions. However we see that the suggestions from the central index in some cases are a little strange and that you get suggestions from the entire index and not only the sources the institution has activated. This means that the end-user could get suggestions that gives 0 results.

    The local index suggestions seems to be a lot more accurate…

    128 votes
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  13. Warn user to sign in when saving to favorites

    Primo (new UI) does not alert the user to sign in in order to save favorites. I suggest that when a user who has not logged in clicks the pushpin icon to save an item to Favorites, a modal appear to let them know they must sign in to save favorites, and give them an opportunity to do so.

    264 votes
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  14. Hide completed purchase requests from the Primo MyAccount

    Completed purchase requests (rejected or approved) should not be visible in the Primo MyAccount.

    127 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  15. Allow libraries to configure the Brief Record Display with more flexibility

    In the brief and full display pages, libraries can display information contained in data fields (such as the title, author, and creation date) from the source record. This information helps users to differentiate records quickly. In some cases, there can be a lot of information that is displayed. This is particularly the case when Contributor is added: all 7XX fields are added, and in their entirety (see for example in the attached screenshot).

    We would like an option that would allow the library to either limit the number of fields to display (for example max 3 7XX fields) or to…

    136 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  16. Adding Facets to Database Search page.

    By adding a 'Facets' pane to the Database Search results page, consistency between the different search type's results will be improved and users will be able to post-filter Find Databases searches.
    For example: a user would be able to filter by both subject AND resource type as used to be possible when the Metalib interface was used for the Databases A-Z list.

    31 votes
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  17. Boost Institutional Search Results in Primo VE

    We'd like the ability to boost our institutional results in a search profile slot that includes consortial records.

    46 votes
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  18. Add ability to select multiple options on Advanced Search drop down menus in Primo VE

    It is not currently possible to select multiple options on an Advanced Search drop down menu is Primo VE (ex: Material Type, Language); this functionality would be very helpful for users who wish to do more precise searching -- especially since Primo VE lacks the functionality of combining search results. This functionality is the HTML select multiple attribute (https://www.w3schools.com/tags/attselectmultiple.asp)

    53 votes
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  19. Skip Primo log in when the user has already logged in through Open Athens

    When users log in through Open Athens they still have to click on Primo Log in button

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  20. "Title starts with" advanced search should search alternate titles, too

    The "Title starts with" advanced search in Primo and Primo VE only searches the 245 field, not the 246. This is problematic in cases where a title contains special characters, numbers, etc. For instance, if a user is doing a "Title starts with" search for a book called "Understanding & Dismantling Racism," they would need to use the ampersand rather than spelling out "and" in order to find the book. This is in spite of the fact that the bibliographic record for that book contains a 246 field with the "and" spelled out. One of the points of the 246…

    25 votes
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