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  1. Integrate Retraction Watch data into CDI article records

    We would like to see metadata on retracted articles incorporated to CDI/Primo from the Retraction Watch database (https://retractionwatch.com). While some CDI records indicate in titles that the articles have been retracted, not all do -- this appears to be provider-dependent. Adding a metadata element to indicate retracted status would make it possible to flag retracted articles visibly and consistently, and to create a facet/filter for retracted articles.

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  2. Allow CDI records and external resources to be added to Alma collections for Primo Collection Discovery

    We appreciate being able to create curated collections of Alma records to highlight lists of recommended reading and similar tools in Primo VE Collection Discovery. Sometimes we have a title that we’d love to include in these lists, but then find that a record exists only in CDI but not Alma. This is true for certain video collections, for example, that have database-type collections in Alma (no portfolios). There may also be single external resources (websites, etc.) that we'd also like to highlight. Currently there is no way to add CDI records nor single external resources to these collections. You…

    115 votes
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  3. Enable creation of Carousel widgets for collections

    We would love to be able to create scrolling carousels to highlight collections, and embed them in other platforms (LibGuides, webpages, etc.) We see examples of this kind of carousel within Primo VE records, for materials that are in Collection Discovery (aka Digital Collections); at the bottom of the record there is a feature labeled "More from the same collection" with a link to the full collection in Collection Discovery as well as a scrolling carousel of images with the book jacket images and links to the other titles. We would like to be able to embed this kind of…

    73 votes
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  4. Support Indexing of Collection Type(Alma-D)

    When adding an Alma digital titles, all Alma digital titles are indexed, so it takes a total of three days to be published.
    It takes three days to update the primo collection lobby.

    Please consider that only certain collection types or some collections can be indexed to reduce publishing time.

    • Support Indexing of Collection Type(Alma-Digital)
    • Enable indexing of a range between start and end values.(Alma-Digital)
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  5. blockchain

    Please consider adding blockchain technology to Primo for tracking the provenance/use/download of research content.

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  6. Make Primo content discoverable via Microsoft Bing search engine

    With an increasing emphasis on measuring and maximising the impact of research outputs, an incentive for researchers depositing content in an institutional repository is that this can boost readership, citation counts and potential impact of the research - but this is dependent on the discoverability of this content.
    Studies have shown that an increasing proportion of academic search and discovery activity occurs outside the discovery services provided by the library, with researchers using discipline-specific indexes such as Scopus, academic search engines such as Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic, and general web search engines like Google and Bing.
    It is therefore…

    25 votes
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  7. Wrong holdings information for FRBR-grouped books outside of IZ

    An institution owns a specific edition of a book, ex:https://bibsys-almaprimo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=BIBSYS_ILS71566408110002201&context=L&vid=SSHF&search_scope=default_scope&isFrbr=true&tab=alle_bibliotek&lang=no_NO

    When extending the search scope to other libraries, they may find other editions of the book, which they don’t own (https://bibsys-almaprimo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=BIBSYS_ILS71566408110002201&context=L&vid=SSHF&search_scope=blended_scope&isFrbr=true&tab=alle_bibliotek&lang=no_NO ).

    The original/owned book's barcode is shown for the other edition(s) as well. This is unfortunate as it is quite confusing (contradictory messages, give the impression the library owns resources it doesn’t), and can lead the user to order the wrong book.

    The availability status is correct but the holdings information is not. The ISBN should be used here to prevent tis from happening, instead of the…

    237 votes
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  8. Display Peer Reviewed and Open Access icons when coming to Primo via OpenURL

    Our clients can benefit from having the Peer Reviewed and Open Access icons display in Primo when clicking through from a Database or Google Scholar. We would like to meet our clients where they are searching for articles and these two indications are important to them.

    Example title: Biological invasions, ecological resilience and adaptive governance

    There are Peer reviewed or Open access indications when linking back from Google Scholar: https://sun.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/openurl?institution=27US_INST&vid=27US_INST:27US_V1&volume=183&date=2016&aulast=Chaffin&issn=0301-4797&spage=399&id=doi:10.1016%2Fj.jenvman.2016.04.040&auinit=BC&title=Journal%20of%20environmental%20management&atitle=Biological%20invasions,%20ecological%20resilience%20and%20adaptive%20governance&sid=google

    but we do see these indications when searching the title directly in Primo VE
    https://sun.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/27US_INST/2fbt29/cdi_proquest_miscellaneous_1826712776

    2 votes
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  9. Allow API retrieval of a user's saved searches

    We would like the ability to retrieve a user's saved searches via API, in order to allow for the user's searches to be displayed with other user information (e.g., in a library website user account).

    There is an existing API, in the DevTools' Network tab as
    /primo_library/libweb/webservices/rest/v1/savedSearches?vid=..., which requires a Guest or User JWT.

    However, this API has not been added to the API Gateway for public use. We would like for this to be added to the API Gateway.

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  10. Options for applying Primo Dedup process selectively

    We want options that can prevent two Alma BIBs from being merged by Primo Dedup Process.
    It could be an option per pipe or local record, or any better method. (Related SF Case# 00872193, etc.)

    e.g.)
    * Alma-P : Dedup OFF
    * Alma-E : Dedup ON
    * CDI : Dedup ON
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    Currently Primo runs dedup process for all records. (Please correct me if I am wrong.)
    It is a necessary and useful function for electronic resources - especially for articles- but sometimes not for local print materials.

    Catalogers decide whether to maintain separate BIBs or to merge…

    4 votes
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  11. We couldn't link a digital object to a reading list from our repository (DSpace).

    We found it very interesting that PRIMO could link a digital object from our DSpace repository to a reading list.

    Currently, this is only possible if we add the citation to the repository in ALMA and it is generating repeated references (since it collects our DSpace).
    It would be desirable that Primo to be able to view citations from reading lists that are not in the Alma repository.

    90 votes
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  12. Implement Just in Time (JIT) SAML provisioning for Primo Classic

    JIT SAML provisioning is supported for Alma and Primo VE, but currently not for Primo Classic. IWe would like to see this functinality implemented for Primo Classic as well.

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  13. Adding 'preprint' as a new resource type in CDI

    Preprints from preprint archives such as arXiv.org are currently shown as 'article' in Primo. While preprints are a wonderful thing for open science, it’s important to maintain a clear distinction between a journal article, which has undergone peer review, and a preprint, which has not. The article is citable, the preprint is generally not. This is something we teach our students, and also something we try inform the general public about.

    Many preprints are also never published in journals in the end. Other preprints end up as e.g. book chapters, not articles.

    While arXiv (1991) is the oldest and best-known…

    17 votes
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  14. Find alternate ISBNs in the available record to force an available syndetic cover image.

    I've learned that the book cover images from Syndetics in Primo comes from the first Addata: ISBN PNX field which comes from the first subfield a in the MARC 020 field.

    Often, we have the electronic version of a book that uses a different ISBN in the first MARC 020 |a

    Small presses/publishers may have only sent Syndetics a print ISBN image and that image is available from Syndetics. Since often the print ISBN is in the MARC 020 field already - but not necessarily in subfield a or in the first position - it means that the default book…

    7 votes
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  15. Allow key-based SFTP for pipes

    When configuring pipes in Primo it is possible to use SFTP as the harvesting method, but there is no option to use keys for authentication, only to specify a password.

    This is in contrast to when setting up integration profiles in Alma, where key based authentication is possible.
    Please incorporate a system similar to that used in Alma into the SFTP configuration for pipes in Primo.

    4 votes
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  16. Collecting records directly for Primo to feed an union catalog

    Our library we are going to participate in a union catalog project. The company in charge of making the catalog has asked us to provide with access to the records of our library data sources (ILS, repositories, other databases, etc.) in order to collect (through OAI / PMH or any other method) and incorporate them into the new union catalog.

    We think that, since some libraries have only Primo installed, For this project, a other similar projects, it would be more efficient that the records can be collected directly from Primo and not from the other systems. Thus, it would…

    3 votes
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  17. error page for samlLogin internal server errors

    Currently any SAML error on POST /primo_library/libweb/samlLogin results in internal server error response (HTTP 500) and shows a corrupted paged from the old UI (see attachment)

    Please implement a SAML NUI error Page for these types of errors including the SAML Error description which is currently only written into library_server.log files, e.g.:

    2019-09-17 08:36:39,773 ERROR [t-ajp-bio-7701-exec-19] [c-Saml20MessageValidators] [O -(540627545,1652141697,null)] - SAML failure: This reponse samlSessionId does not match ours
    2019-09-17 08:36:39,773 ERROR [t-ajp-bio-7701-exec-19] [c-SAMLLoginServlet] [O -(540627545,1652141697,null)] - SAML failure: Response was not verified

    Event though the end user may not understand the technical details, theses SAML messages are at least…

    76 votes
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  18. Display Copy ID field in Get It

    Alma has a Copy ID field but it does not display in Primo in the Get It section. This value should display. It does not have to be in its own column, it could be concatenated with a label of "Copy" and show in the Description column. This was possible in the Aleph/Primo configuration.

    57 votes
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  19. The ability to customized Worldcat link in Worldcat search API

    It would be great if the worldcat link in the Worldcat search scope (enabled via Worldcat search API) could be customized to allow either 1. a proxy prefix or 2. for replacement with a worldcat discovery link.

    We're looking into this because when we were on campus, the link was able to - via IP recognition - offer users the option of going to our Worldcat Discovery instance, which brings together worldcat records with our services (i.e. ILL) We would like to somehow replicate that experience now that our services have all gone remote.

    Sample record: https://umbrella.lib.umb.edu/primo-explore/search?query=any,contains,bear%20extinction&tab=worldcat&search_scope=WorldCat&vid=01MA_UMB&offset=0&pcAvailability=true

    Thank you!

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  20. Adding of Primo collection to Leganto

    Right now, Primo Collection are searchable in Leganto. However, adding the collection to Leganto is not supported.

    The Primo collection link added to Leganto will not go into the exact collection, it goes to a list of all collection instead.

    SF case #00723349

    10 votes
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