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  1. Different identification system depending on the view

    In our university we have a pending important problem to solve:
    - In order to solve some Primo cases in which the user has to be identified, Exlibris technicians ask us for credentials to be able to analyze and solve the cases but logically, for security reasons, we should not give our personal credentials to anyone.
    - Our user authentication is through SAML so all of our users are external in Alma.


    • The Systems Department of our university requires that in order to create a user in the system (external to Alma), the responsibility for that account must rest with…

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  2. 776 first indicator and display

    The first indicator for the 776 field specifies whether that field should be displayed or not. I added some 776 fields with a first indicator 1 (do not display note) yet this field is displaying in Primo. I would suggest that when 776 is used with a first indicator 1, this field does not display in Primo as per MARC (see link below)

    https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd776.html

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  3. Add HeinOnline collections to Primo Central Index

    HeinOnline articles currently not discoverable in Primo.

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  4. showPnx page as XML

    In the classic UI, if you added the parameter showPnx=true, in the address bar, to the URL of a record's full display, you were able to get an XML file with the PNX version of the record. In the NUI, on the contrary, the same parameter takes you to a web page containing the PNX record in a textarea.
    The XML view of the PNX record was very much easier to manage: colouring of tags, open/close section as well as you need them, etc.
    Why did you change this behaviour for worse?
    Could we get back the XML version of…

    3 votes
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  5. Request: Please make it possible to find a match only by a title in Alma linkresolver

    What I want is to make Alma link resolver find matches by a title. Now, Alma linker resolver is returning results only when ISSN/ISBN is given. And, a lot of CJK titles don't have ISSN/ISBN so that there are many occasions when a subscribed CJK portfolio without an identifier is not found in Primo service page. Unlike Alma link resolver, 360 link resolver supports title searching. This is the example of 360 link. The URL below doesn't contain ISSN information either but, it finds the correct match.

    360 Link resolver:
    http://kg6wg8ak8z.scholar.serialssolutions.com/?sid=google&aulast=이영호&atitle=한국학 연구의 동향과'동아시아 한국학'&title=한국학연구&volume=15&date=2006&spage=9

    but, Alma link resolver doesn't…

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  6. 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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  7. 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.

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  8. SRU Barcode

    We would like SRU availability fields to include barcode. Barcode is a useful identifier for items. This addition would allow us to do things like get all the barcodes in a location and do an inventory.

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  9. 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.

    22 votes
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  10. Add Knowledge Unlatched content to PCI

    We would like to see Knowledge Unlatched fully indexed in the PCI to enhance discovery for all of the materials in this Open Access collection.

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  11. Dedup process - Create Additional data PNX fied based on prefered record

    In dedup process, all fields from Additional Data section are merged and duplicate fields are removed. This design choice cause some issues with Citation service. When you merge records from differents sources, there is a strong possibility that data are not exactly the same and some data are duplicated. This problem may often be solved by choosing fields from prefered records as it is the case for display section

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  12. add date/time stamps to indexing & hotswapping sections of Job Details Report

    In the job details reports, where indexing and hotswapping are reported, there is no date/time stamp to indicate how long these portions of the job took to run. It's useful for guesstimating the length of a process before we start it and other sections like FRBR and DeDup include this information

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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?

    7 votes
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  16. 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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  18. 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…

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  19. 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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  20. 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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