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  1. Add "Back to results list" when a document has several editions

    We would like to propose an improvement to the search results for end-users in Primo. Our suggestion is to have an easier way to get back to the search results list if a document has several editions.
    Currently, if a user opens a document that has several editions/versions, they have to reset their active search filters (“List of editions/versions”) in order to go back their original search results list. Our suggestion is to have a button that says “Back to results list” instead.

    In addition, we propose that when returning to the results list, the user returns to the same…

    176 votes
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  2. Export search results to Excel (or delimited file)

    When a user gets several hundred search results, they would like to be able to download a list of the entire search results. This is a feature that faculty routinely use. They may then have a faculty assistant check out some of the books.

    There is no way in Primo to capture an entire set of search results and do anything with it, such as export.

    The ability to export a set of search results was a feature in the Aleph OPAC. There is no feature parity in Primo. Users have already noted the lack of this feature.

    360 votes
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  3. Drag/drop results facets

    We would like to be able to let our users personalize their search experience by dragging and dropping results facets into different positions in the list. For example, our first facet is Show Only. If a user wanted to see Material Type or Publication Date first, they could simply drag one of those facets to the top of the list. Making those choices persistent through a session and/or through their own personal account would be even better.

    38 votes
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  4. Generate citation on multiple pinned items

    Our users make heavy use of the generate citation button, but they currently have to do this one record at a time. It would make things easier for them if they could pin all the relevant items, and then go into My Account, select all their pinned items, and generate a citation for all of them.

    They can currently perform several actions by batch on all pinned items - email results, export to Refworks and so on - but the generate citation action is not yet available to them.

    The citation that appears could be simply plaint text, with the…

    41 votes
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  5. Summary Holdings Display>Primo VE

    Summary Holdings Display>Primo VE
    We would like our summary holdings to display one "click/screen" earlier than they do now.

    For example,

    https://col-hope.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991001380029704767&context=L&vid=01COL_HOPE:HOPE&search_scope=MyInst_and_CI&tab=Everything&lang=en

    Users first have to click on the little arrow on the right of a holdings location before viewing the summary holdings statement.

    We would like the summary holdings to display as a third line under the initial location data.

    How it displays now:
    Van Wylen Library
    Available, Bound Journals Section 3rd Floor ; HF5601 .N53

    How we want it to display
    Van Wylen Library
    Available, Bound Journals Section 3rd Floor ; HF5601 .N53
    Summary holdings: v.45:no.12(1975:Dec.)-v.55:no.12(1985:Dec.)

    We have…

    124 votes
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  6. Use of initial articles in title starts with searches in Primo Advanced Search

    Primo is currently unable to adequately accommodate initial articles (a, an, the etc.) when doing a title starts with search in Advanced Search.

    The first title field that appears in the sort section of the PNX is used as the title that is matched against when doing a title starts with search but this leads to different outcomes depending on whether the records are indexed from PCI or Alma:

    When the title field in the sort section of the PNX is created from Alma the default behaviour is to strip the initial article
    When the title field in the sort…

    25 votes
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  7. Allow reader to sort the values in a facet by A-Z or by number of records.

    Most databases such as Web of Science or Ebsco Discovery tool allow the user to determine how to sort the values in a facet (see screenshot)

    119 votes
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  8. Collection Discovery display items in a list view

    Currently Collection Discovery only offers users the ability to view collections as a Grid or a Gallery. These displays provide extremely limited information about the items making it impossible for users to decide which items they'd like to view.
    Please add the ability for users to view collection items as a list, similar to the search results view. This list view would present each record one after the other with basic bibliographic information such as title, author/creator, resource type, date.

    5 votes
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  9. Virtual Browse Improvements

    We see great value in Primo’s virtual browse and would like to see it improved. As more libraries move physical collections offsite it is critical to provide comparable discovery and browse experiences in our online environments.

    First, we would like to be able to embed the virtual browse into other places like our own library website or Springshare’s Libguides. This would increase visibility and usage of the virtual browse.

    Second, we would like the user to be able to start a virtual browse by using a keyword or call number search.

    Third, we would like the virtual browse to support…

    9 votes
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  10. My Favourites/ My Favorites: Drag and drop labels to saved items

    It would be helpful to users if they could drag and drop existing labels to add them to records they've 'pinned' in My Favourites.

    Once you have a large number of pinned items and labels drag and drop would be quicker and easier than opening the 'edit labels' block for each record.

    6 votes
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  11. My Library Account: add Recalled Loans Tab

    It would be very beneficial for library patrons to be able to view their recalled loans, at a glance, when checking their library account in Primo; please could you add a Recalled Loans tab to the Overview section of My Library Account

    132 votes
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  12. Update the Primo RSS feed channel link to point to NUI, not the classic interface

    Although this is a small issue this is confusing whenever we dispay a Primo RSS feed through a widget to our end users . I submitted this to support and was told that I should consider posting it on Ideas Exchange instead.

    To see a sample alert RSS feed from our instance: https://senecacollege-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/newRss?rssId=1730438767&queryTerm=Concrete%20slabs%20--%20Design%20and%20construction&vid=01SENC&ver=2_1_4

    <channel><link> goes to https://senecacollege-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=01SENC

    3 votes
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  13. loan history lookup option

    Loan history lookup options, such as, a search box, a year select box or a slider (of the return date), would be helpful for the users having hundreds of loan history records.

    3 votes
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  14. Displaying the pre-filters used, as the used facets are dispalyed

    It would be very useful to display the pre-filters used in Primo New UI (from both simple search screen - as of May release and advanced search screen). Pre-filters used should be displayed in the brief results list just as the facets used are displayed, at the top of the column. Thus the patron can always see and be aware of all the active filters in the session

    58 votes
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  15. Provide PCI collection batch updator (e.g. uploading .xlsx files, etc.)

    PCI collections can be activated/inactivated one by one manually. It's too time-consuming and inefficient to repeat search-click-tick-back-search-again.
    Please provide a batch update function, such as, uploading an .xlsx file, etc.

    3 votes
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  16. Notes in My Favourites

    Classic interface Primo offered a Note bubble in eShelf, that allowed users to annotate their references. Something our students have found useful.

    The new interface however, neither contains migrated eShelf Note bubble data, or alternative functionality to capture annotations.

    Labels can be used as a workaround, but this isn't really the functionality our students seek.

    I invite others to comment and support this idea.

    Thanks

    Wayne

    4 votes
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  17. sort order for result list

    Dear all,

    in the new UI in Primo exist only the sort order year (ascending). Please add the sort order descending (oldest on top).

    Best Regards

    Michael Voss

    6 votes
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  18. Force sign-in before pinning items

    Our library conducted a formal usability study with the Primo New UI in Fall 2017 and we found that user's figured out how to pin items but they didn't realize that they wouldn't be able to get back to their pinned items later because they didn't sign in.

    We would like one of the following enhancements:

    1. When user tries to pin first item in a session where they are not signed in, a notification pops up telling the user that their pinned item will not be saved to their account unless they sign in, and provide a sign-in button…

    71 votes
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  19. Aleph patron setting - "force change password at the first login" in Primo (Privacy and security of personal data)

    Aleph doesn't have a Parameter or a flag on the patron record to "force the Password change at the first Login". This is a security Problem, related GDPR and privacy of personal data. Users must be force to change their Password at the first Login. Please consider implementing this Feature in Aleph.

    7 votes
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  20. Restrict discoverability of e-resources for walk in users to those resources they are licenced to use

    We're looking to restrict the discoverability of electronic resources for walk in users to those resources they are licenced to use.

    Ideally, Primo would identify that the walk in users were from a certain IP range and in combination with an Alma licence
    condition which allowed walk-in use to the resources, it would allow them to discover the resource.

    6 votes
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