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  1. Primo Header is cut off at a certain Window Size

    When one reduces the size of the browser window, the button for the advanced search moves into the “hidden” menu. Right before it disappears, it is cut off and can no longer be read. Furthermore horizontal scrolling is required in order to visually grasp the other menu items such as "Login" and "Menu". As far as we could check, this affects a browser window size from around 600px to 800px.

    This does not depend on local CSS modifications. It is a general UX issue that affects responsive design and furthermore is breaking with the WCAG accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.1, 1.4.10, …

    61 votes
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  2. Article level records from Alma should populate resource sharing form correctly

    Article records from CDI will populate the Primo VE resource sharing form correctly, as a document delivery option for when there is no full-text available.
    However, when it comes to article level records from Alma, the Journal title is incorrect (instead, the article title is entered into this field) and other information is missing, like publication year, volume, etc. Overall the article is not recognized in the Context Object as an article, but instead treated as a journal - thus omitting all fields not relevant to a journal record.
    Example:

    1 - Go to: https://kbdk-kgl-psb.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/45KBDK_KGL/1pioq0f/alma99124396529705764. See that the resource…

    50 votes
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  3. Privacy in patron letters

    Currently, patrons receive detailed item information in patron letters. We would like to make it possible for patrons to turn off letters (such as when they do not want this detailed information living in their email accounts).

    In testing, we found that the current 'Personal Details' configuration in Alma (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/020Primo_VE/Primo_VE_(English)/060Library_Card_Configuration/Configuring_Personal_Details_Settings_for_Primo_VE) does not allow us to limit patron changes to ONLY the notification preferences.

    27 votes
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  4. Add option to filter out Global title index results without any offer

    When creating a scope that include CDI records non filtered per availability (Rapido-CDI expanded index), Global title index without any offer (no Get it section, no view online section and no item available in the Rapido tile) are retrieved (example). These records are owned by libraries participating in any POD (outside of ours) of Rapido.

    We would like to have an option to exclude the Global title index results without an offer.

    85 votes
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  5. Add Reserves "Reading List" to facets navigation panel.

    This would allow a clean up project for a multiple location library system. It would bring reserves more closely aligned with standard cataloging by basically using the Course as a high level catalog record (think bib level), Reading List as middle tier (holdings level shelving location). By combining the Course to one entry with the reading lists showing shelving, it would take our records from five courses and five reading lists per class offering to one course with five reading list. This would help clean up database space and form more consistency across locations.

    10 votes
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  6. Highlight OCR text within image in Viewer, not just in full text field

    Digital representations seen in the Alma-D Viewer, accessed through Primo, are often PDFs with OCRed text. These items have a "Full Text" field with this text displayed with the item's metadata in the side pane, and using a browser's "CTR+F" function will highlight results for a searched word, but this functionality would be helpful if it also extended to highlighting the word in the image as well. In dense newspapers, for example, the user may find the needed word in the block of full text, but he would then need to examine the image carefully to track down the instance…

    2 votes
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  7. PrimoVE should allow disabling of Aggregator Content Data

    Improving OpenAIRE Links in PrimoVE: A Customization Proposal

    Many of the OpenAIRE links in our system are currently unreliable. To address this issue, we propose the following enhancements:

    1) Aggregator Content Data Class: We recommend introducing an aggregator class specifically
    for Aggregator Content Data in the code. This class would allow us to apply custom styling
    and control the display of OpenAIRE links.

    2) CSS Customization: If we had a dedicated <span class="OpenAIRE">, we could easily add CSS
    rules to hide OpenAIRE links. Currently, we lack this flexibility, and our users are
    inundated with potentially unreliable links. Other Contenre Data…

    4 votes
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  8. Add Search within "Journals by Category" results

    Journals by Category is less useful since each category could have hundreds of results. For example, searching by the category "Psychology" produces 623 journals. EDS' journal search allows you to search within that category--so in this case, you'd be able to search a specific topic among only the 623 psychology journals identified. We have professors who require students to find ten articles in Economics/Accounting journals that are published in the USA. A search within the category Economics journals for a topic, and perhaps even the location facet, would help these students out!

    3 votes
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  9. 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.

    199 votes
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  10. Landolt-Börnstein collection

    Can you please add the Landolt-Börnstein collection since it isn't available in SFX? Our library has the entire collection through Springer Materials. Thank you

    1 vote
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  11. Add the creation date to the titles in the Saved Search Letter

    Users can set an alert on the Saved Searches page and will then receive the Saved Search letter by email whenever there are new results for their saved search. However, a new result is not necessarily a new publication. The Saved Search letter could also contain older publications which are new to the inventory of the discovery system. For the users, it would be helpful to already see in the Saved Search letter the creation date of the titles, so that they know which results are real new publications. In Primo VE, however, it is currently not possible to add…

    7 votes
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  12. Streamline favourites by adding the ability to create labels from the item.

    It would be great if once you clicked the add to favourites button for an item you were either presented with a "Would you like to add a label" option, or the ability to add labels/tags from the ellipses menu, rather than having to go to the favourites menu.

    23 votes
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  13. Advanced Search option in Collection Discovery for Alma-D

    Primo's public Collection Discovery pages currently lack the ability to run advanced searches. As a result, only keyword searches are possible at either the collection or sub-collection level, which prevents users from being able to limit or refine searches by necessary fields like Date, Creator, etc. This means that users have to browse collections, sub-collections, and items more broadly than is often helpful when an advanced search would be more likely to bring them immediately relevant results. Primo's Advanced Search for regular discovery is a valuable tool that should also appear in Alma-D's Collection Discovery.

    6 votes
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  14. Bulk search results export

    In a recent user survey, students provided feedback they would like the ability to export all or a large number of their search results. Currently they are limited to a maximum of 50 results at a time. Users reported they had worked to create a search strategy and were disappointed they could not obtain a full list of their search results, and were forced to move to searching individual databases instead.

    17 votes
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  15. SFX: Allow users to create local targets with parent-child hierarchy

    In SFX, parent-child hierarchy is quite common in global-type targets as shown in Fig.1 attached below. The advantage of this feature is that it can well display the natural logical relationships between parent-targets and child-targets. However, when creating local targets, parent-child hierarchy is not accessible and all the locally created targets are at the same level, whether they have logical relationships or not. So it's highly suggested that parent-child hierarchy should be an option when users create local targets.

    9 votes
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  16. Make the path shorter to change PIN code for self check

    One of the most frequent problems our borrowers have is that they have forgotten the pin code they use when borrowing books at the self check machine. We prefer that they change it themselves by logging into their account, but doing that is rather cumbersome. The function is hidden under My library account/Settings/Address/language settings/Update login credentails. It could instead be placed in the menu or lifted so that it appears before the adress and language settings.

    28 votes
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  17. Request physical book when e-book is also available at home or other libraries

    No request or resource sharing option is available when the home library has an e-book. There are many scenarios where a patron may need a physical book and they should have the ability to request one from Primo.

    10 votes
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  18. 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”…

    267 votes
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  19. 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…

    155 votes
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  20. Pre-filter for Primo database search

    Please add pre-filters to the Primo database search to allow users to filter their results prior to performing a search (as it is possible for a general Primo search).

    This would be very helpful for e.g. database types (bibliographies, dictonaries, subject gateways, reference works, etc.) or other database indicators like "Open Access", "Full Text database", "Database supports OpenURL", etc.

    It should be possible to use these pre-filters in combination with all database search options:
    - search for a keyword
    - A to Z index search
    - Category search
    and choosen pre-filters should remain for the session (like the "sticky" facets),…

    32 votes
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