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  1. Increase Primo search capability to support major common search expansions on synonyms.

    Salesforce case #00583901 refers (unpublished)

    Ex Libris advises that, due to performance considerations, Primo search is unable to support the search expansion for the spelling variants that include the use of 's' or 'z' within a word. This is a common trans-Atlantic spelling variation, and omitting it has a significant impact on search results.

    Example: a search for the terms “practice globalisation” produces 441,248 results, but by changing the 's' in globalisation to a 'z', Primo produces an additional 12,000 search results.

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  2. Improve logic for Consortial/AFN and ILL requests

    If all holdings across the Network Zone (NZ) are unavailable, we want to be able to suppress the option to place a Consortial loan request (ie. a resource sharing request in an automated fulfillment network), thus directing the user to ILL.

    25 votes
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  3. Advanced search functionality for the Newspaper Search

    Please provide advanced search functionality for the Newspaper Search. Users would like to limit searches by criteria such as publication name.

    21 votes
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  4. Support Microsoft Edge for Primo

    According to documentation (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/ProductDocumentation/Primo/NewPrimoUserInterface/010FrequentlyAskedQuestions#Browser_Certification), Ex Libris does not support Microsoft Edge for Alma.
    The use of Edge is growing and should be considered a major browser, and therefore supported.

    4 votes
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  5. Add HeinOnline collections to Primo Central Index

    HeinOnline articles currently not discoverable in Primo.

    6 votes
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  6. Use non-LC call numbers for journal categories

    This affects Primo/PrimoVE; but the job is in Alma.

    The new feature (as of Nov 2019) to browse a list of journals by category depends on the 050$a. This should be expanded to use the 055$a, 060$a, 070$a, 080$a, 082$a, 083$a, 084$a, 085$a, and 086$a. Additionally, libraries should be able to pick which of the subfields to use.

    This is an example of the lack of support for non-LC libraries.

    This idea cross-posted as Alma idea.

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  7. ahead of print

    More appropriate link resolving for "Ahead of Print" (pre-publish) articles.

    We recently had a report of problem linking for an "Ahead of Print" Primo article result. In this instance, linking resolved to an incorrect article - since it matched by keyword search at the journal.

    If better metadata cannot be obtained for "Ahead of print" articles, and these are not formally published articles, perhaps these results should not be included for Primo results -- or be able to be pulled into results in a separate facet?

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  8. Add the Bridget Williams Books collections to Primo Central Index

    As a student and researcher of New Zealand materials I would like the books published by Bridget Williams Books to be indexed in Primo Central Index.

    Background: Currently the content of these collections is not discoverable in Primo. This makes it harder to discover key New Zealand content and impacts the efficiency of my study and research capabilities.

    15 votes
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  9. Ability to examine raw data of a PCI collection for quality assessment

    Its tedious to check the quality of primo central collection. It will be helpful to have an API access to the raw data of Primo Central Collections. Collections need to be checked for quality issues e.g. resource types contained. Its important to understand the density, language, and formatting of metadata before a collection is activated in production. Please enable an API for the PNX / Metadata of the collections records. Metadata experts could then assess the quality of a collection more easily. The method would be also more reliable and convenient than checking (some) examples via the Primo frontend.

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  11. Increase the granularity of of metadata fields for searching in Primo Central

    Additional metadata fields be made searchable within Primo Central. Author affiliation, Abstract, Author Keywords, Thesaurus keywords, Chemical name, Source title, Funding information, full text, etc. The publishers and some database providers provide some or all of this information, for the publishers that do not supply the information, the field will be empty, for the many duplicate records the field information may be found in one or more of the duplicate records. It would be better to make search available for the additional fields, than over simplify search and remove the capability. Improves the level of sophisticated and accurate searching within…

    10 votes
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  12. Display order: side by side instead of top-down

    In Primo, allow the option to display to show print and electronic results side-by-side instead of one after the other. Also apply to link resolver results.
    (Currently using Alma and Primo, not Primo VE.)

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  13. Add Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) content to Primo Central Index

    Could you work with Centre for Economic Policy Research to add metadata for their publications to Primo Central Index? This is a critical source for working papers for economists. Access to their content requires a subscription. Currently, there is an Alma CZ collection with a very small subset of the CEPR's publications.I have not been able to find a collection in Primo Central Index to turn on for this publisher.

    https://cepr.org/publications

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  14. More Gale Historical Collections

    Could you please add the following Gale Historical databases to the Primo Central Index as individual collections?

    British Library Manuscripts Part I and II
    Luso-Brazilian History and Culture: Oliveira Lima Library I & II
    Chatham House Online Archive I & II
    Early Arabic Printed Books Religion & Law
    Early Arabic Printed Books Science & History
    Early Arabic Printed Books Christian Literature
    Early Arabic Printed Books Literature Hosting
    Financial Times Historical Archive
    Illustrated London News
    The Independent Newspaper, London 1986-2016 Hosting
    World Scholar: Latin America And The Caribbean Hosting
    Liberty Magazine1924-50 Hosting
    The Listener Historical Archive Hosting
    19th Century US Newspapers …

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  15. [Primo] - add tag delivery/fulltext to local PNX , thus improving blended search and full text availability information

    The feature "Expand My Results / Results with no full-text" allows to include in the search results PCI records with no full text. It relies on a pnx value in tag "fulltext" delivery section:
    <delivery>
    ...

    &lt;fulltext&gt;no_fulltext&lt;/fulltext&gt;
    

    </delivery>

    The problem is that <fulltext> tag / field is not available in the Normalization Rule for local records.

    The consequence is for example that when we harvest data from our dpace institutional repository we may have fulltext, but sometimes we may have just metadata records. But without the delivery/fulltext field in the PNX we can't manage records with just metadata so that…

    30 votes
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  16. Resource Recommender / searchable tags / language code table

    If you want to use the Resource Recommender feature in more languages than just English, you have to put all tags into the "Searchable Tags" box of the English interface. If you change to another language, the box is greyed out and can't be edited.

    I would like to suggest an overhaul of this part of the RR to make the "Searchable Tags" just as avaible for other languages as title and description are.

    3 votes
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  17. Citation Linker does not ignore initial articles

    The Journal search in the Citation Linker doesn't always ignore the initial article. I'm referring to "articles" in the grammar sense (the, a, an, etc). So for example, you get different "view it" results for Washington Post vs. The Washington Post. This isn't a huge issue, but it is confusing.

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  18. Distinguish (master) theses from dissertations in Proquest Disseration publishing (PQDP)

    In Proquest Disseration publishing (PQDP) they distinguish source type from degree. That means source type is always theses and dissertations. Primo Central use publication type dissertation for all PQDP records. PC should distinguish dissertations from theses, like a master thesis, in publication types.

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  19. Add a field ISSN and E-ISSN that are separated but can be matched for Dedup / F

    For more efficient DEDUP of ejournal and print journal.
    The dedup test mach ISSN, but the ISSN of printed journal record is usually different from the e-ISSN of the electronic journal record, thus there is no match between two these numbers.

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  20. More contact options for "person" in Resource Recommender

    Right now in the Resource Recommender, the only 'contact' option for a 'person' is e-mail. We would like more options, possibly including:

    URL - This is important because maybe they have a profile page that has more information, for example, in LibGuides. Would also open up the possibility to include a URL that takes the user to a form to request an appointment

    Phone number

    Hours - Because we're not necessarily able to respond at all hours.

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