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  1. 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.

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  2. 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…

    198 votes
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  3. "Search within results"

    We would like to propose a "Search within results" option for Primo. "Search within results" would be a keyword search across all fields present in a user's results list. This is an option offered in common databases, such as Web of Science, so it is something users expect. We feel this search function would increase Primo's usability particularly for inexperienced users.

    63 votes
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  4. Alternative Coverage & Newspaper Search in PCI/CDI

    We rely on PCI alternative coverage for maintaining the best discovery layer as this enables full text access to results obtained from known-item searches and topic searches. Using both PCI alternative coverage and the Newspaper Search together present challenges. Using both of these options together result in too many false positives; false positives disappoint users and erode their trust in our discovery system.

    Please consider including the Newspaper Search with the regular Primo Central updates that are compared against our institutional electronic holdings file so the Availability statements are correct. As we look ahead to the introduction of CDI, please…

    34 votes
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  5. Add a multilingual keyboard to the User Interface

    Our patrons want to search in multiple languages in Primo, e.g. Chinese, Russian, Arabic, etc. When they come to the library they are often limited, because of the local keyboards. A virtual multilingual keyboard would be an ideal solution to support their needs.
    Portal Judaica (cf. screenshot attached) provides an example of how to implement this in the user interface. The website https://www.lexilogos.com/ supports a variety of languages to give you an idea of which languages should be supported by the virtual keyboard. Thank you for voting.

    [internal reference PRM-252]

    31 votes
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  6. 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…

    81 votes
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  7. 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.

    39 votes
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  8. View user request history

    We would love to be able to view a user's request history in the Requests tab of their account. You can view Returns and Fines histories so why not Requests?
    This would be very useful for students and staff! Thanks.

    66 votes
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  9. Introduce Nested Faceting in "Refine My Results"

    Currently, it is possible to create new facets in the "Refine My Results" section with a little bit of work. Is there a way that nested facets could be introduced to this section? For example, there might be a facet titled "video" with the option of expanding this to introduce sub-facets like DVD, VHS, Film, Bluray, eVideo, etc. Or, under the facet "book" we would have the option of expanding this to introduce sub-facets like print book, eBook, Thesis/dissertation, Microform, Large print, Braille book, etc.

    2 votes
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  10. Please apply user_defined_unicode_normalization.txt conversion to PCI records.

    Please apply user_defined_unicode_normalization.txt conversion to PCI records. It's essential to search CJK records.

    9 votes
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  11. 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…

    169 votes
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  12. Separate the resource type/facet "dissertations" for PCI (and CDI...) into "dissertations" and "theses"

    Some institutional repositories available through PCI contain a lot of student theses. The resource type/facet "dissertations" contains both dissertations and theses. Users searching for doctoral dissertations and using the facet dissertations end up with a search result consisting of both dissertations and theses. It is not possible to see the difference in Primo. The user have to follow the full-text link to find out what kind of resource it is. This is time-consuming and sometimes misleading.

    4 votes
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  13. Reserve a Study Place

    We would like to give to the patrons the possibilty to reserve a study place, As a user could reserve a seat for the cinema we would like to give to the patron the possibility to reserve a seat in our library

    4 votes
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  14. 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…

    37 votes
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  15. Improve filtering when searching in Journals

    When we try to filter by year for a journal with multiple locations, it goes to a screen that doesn't contain the filtered year. The search can end up looping back and forth, and one ends up having to click to find more items rather than getting to the year requested. Here is a document describing the situation, with screen shots:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hWFCi0Rw1-Pchdgdd3vOIt8egy-5U945G3uwO5JrHV0/edit?usp=sharing

    I'm attaching the file in Word in case the shared document cannot be accessed. Thank you!

    3 votes
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  16. Como generar listado de búsqueda completa descargable

    Estimados, al realizar búsqueda en Primo queremos descargar listado del resultado de la búsqueda completa, descargar o imprimir listado de todos los resultados.
    Formato excel o csv.

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  17. 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)

    154 votes
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  18. 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.

    10 votes
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  19. Permalinks as real persistent URI's for digital objects

    Add an option to present permalinks for digital objects as real system independent permanent identifier URI's to the digital object itself.

    The term "permalink" is misleading. Current permalinks are not persistent links. They link to Primo records and they only work as long as the institution offers Primo. And then Primo BO permalinks do not work for Primo VE, if the library did not use Alma before.

    For digital objects, the users are really only interested in the links to the actual object. So it would be better if permalinks would use existing persistent identifier URI's, like DOI's (available for…

    6 votes
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  20. Incorporate DOI in the DEDUP parameters

    Incorporate DOI in the DEDUP parameters could be a good option to improve the duplicated detection.

    3 votes
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