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  1. Add Mandatory choices for all Request forms in Primo VE

    For the Digitization Request, Hold and Booking Request, and Purchase Request forms, the Alma mapping tables (under GetIt Configuration) define the fields that are displayed to users (Yes = viewable to users, No = not viewable to users).

    We would like to have the possibility to configure mandatory fields if we want the user to specify a field in the form (as it is already the case with a check box in the Resource Sharing Request form).

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  2. Hide completed purchase requests from the Primo MyAccount

    Completed purchase requests (rejected or approved) should not be visible in the Primo MyAccount.

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  3. Allow libraries to configure the Brief Record Display with more flexibility

    In the brief and full display pages, libraries can display information contained in data fields (such as the title, author, and creation date) from the source record. This information helps users to differentiate records quickly. In some cases, there can be a lot of information that is displayed. This is particularly the case when Contributor is added: all 7XX fields are added, and in their entirety (see for example in the attached screenshot).

    We would like an option that would allow the library to either limit the number of fields to display (for example max 3 7XX fields) or to…

    128 votes
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  4. Bib MARC field 505$t should be indexed in the Primo PNX file as a title entry

    The MARC 505$r is indexed in the PNX as Creator and contributor. The MARC 505$t is not similarly indexed in the PNX as an added or alternate title.

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  5. Visualización doble de registros con copias impresas y electrónicas activadas en Primo Central

    En los casos en que disponemos de un registro bibliográfico con ejemplares en formato impreso, copia electrónica activada en la "Comunity Zone", y además se ha activado también en Primo Central para garantizar la indexación y la capacidad de recuperación a nivel de texto completo, el registro bibliográfico se visualiza en Primo VE como si fueran dos registros bibliográficos exactamente con la misma información (códigos de barras, signaturas y ubicaciones duplicados).

    Según nos dicen desde SalesForce, debido a limitaciones/arquitectura del sistema, no es posible combinar el registro de Primo Central con los registros locales en Alma, lo cual crea confusión…

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  6. Usage Statistics view on the Library Search/Primo for Alma D

    We know we can run usage statistics via alma analytics. The usage report is for the internal library staff to decide on different collections. I want to propose to add the functionality to Alma D, where everyone will see the usage report on Primo in a different facet. This is an essential feature, especially for the end-users. If the function is added, the end-users will be able to see the statistical report about the document/resource, i.e., When was the document/resource last used?
    Yesterday:
    Past 30 days:
    Total Views:
    Total Downloads:
    Total Uses:

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  7. Disturbing hover texts in Get It and Active Filters

    Hover texts in Primo VE

    In the "Get IT/Location" area in the copy view, all data (for example: section, callnumber, availability, ...) is output again as hovertext (white font with black, semi-transparent background) when hovering over it (see appendices 1-3). The same error also occurs with the Active Filters on the search results page (see appendix 4).

    This redundancy disturbs the user experience and already confuses users. In some cases, this phenomenon makes it impossible to see the entire text.
    I request that these disturbing hover texts be removed.

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  8. Improve Primo Search Algorithms

    When our users look for a book in the Primo Search Portal they expect that the Primo Search behaves like a Google Search, i.e. they expect that Primo finds books with titles or metadata containing words similar to those in their query. Unfortunately, the Primo Search is very sensitive to the exact spelling of the words in the query. If the search query is slightly inaccurate, the book is not found in Primo. I tried such unsuccessful search queries on www.amazon.de, and Amazon usually found the correct book: Amazon showed the correct hit on top of the list (see…

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  9. HAL : issue about "full text access" link

    HAL https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/ is one of the major open repository in French.
    Some publications give full text access, others not. See screenshot attached.
    We did activate for search Hyper Article en Ligne (HAL) in PCI.
    Our concern is that all HAL publications in PRIMO display with "full text access" link even when there is no full text.

    Please have a look to the example : Reconceptualizing the classification of PNAS articles.
    This issue generates lots of complains from our final users. HAL is very well used in French speaking countries.

    so could you fix this and indicate "full text access" when…

    40 votes
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  10. When an item has representations for use in Leganto that are suppressed in Primo VE, remove the View Online section

    Currently we have print books with digital representations attached in Alma, for use in Leganto. We suppress these representations from Primo by using a note and display logic as this is the only option currently available. However this means that the book in Primo shows an "available online" status in the brief results, and when the full record is opened there is a View Online (GetIT tab) section that is just blank. Returning to the brief results then shows "Check available services". This is very confusing to users. We would like to have a different method of suppressing that means…

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  11. Make the resource sharing form more customizable

    We would need the resource sharing form to be more customizable. Specifically, we lack the ability to add generic text to display general information to the user. Ideally it should also be possible to add a customizable checkbox that the user have to tick before proceeding with the request.

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  12. Index MARC 250 (Edition Statement) in Primo VE

    The MARC 250 field is not included in the out-of-the-box indexing in Primo VE according to the documentation. Users frequently include the edition in their searches because it is referenced in a citation they've found. It seems like it would be a worthy inclusion in the keyword index.

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  13. CONFIGURATION OF SANCTIONS IN LIBRARY CARD (PRIMO)

    Good afternoon,
    Together with greeting you, I request support so that in the Library Card in PRIMO environment information that is displayed from the SANCIONES + MESSAGES Vignette provides the following information:


    1. TITLE OF THE BOOK BY WHICH USER IS SANCTIONED.

    2. DATE OF CREATION OF THE SANCTION

    3. DATE OF EXPIRATION OF THE PENALTY

    RESULT: The user who consults the status of said SANCTION, knows the title (s) by which it was blocked by the system.
    Attached is the detail of what is requested.

    Thanking you for your support, I say goodbye carefully

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  14. Display item policy in item record

    It would be useful if item policy could be configured as a field to display in either the brief or full item display. Currently, the loanable indicator is defined by the fulfillment terms of use, which is dependent on users signing in in order for Primo to calculate the loan policy specifically for that user.

    Having the option to display the item policy from Alma as a field in Primo would be beneficial as this does not change dependent on the user type or fulfillment rules. It would also provide more information to users irrespective of whether they are able…

    275 votes
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  15. Ex Libris should allow customers to call or have an online chat with their support team

    We are disappointed with the technical support service provided by Ex Libris. We strongly believe that Ex Libris should provide customers with more effective, prompt and interactive service.

    There should be an option to call or chat online in real time with a support person who has a sound understanding of the product in question. This would be in line with all system vendors we have previously dealt with.

    We appreciate that there will be some issues that are designated as bugs or enhancements and will require more in depth investigation. However, a direct call/chat option with a properly trained…

    303 votes
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  16. Add filter for "Available Now" (i.e. not checked out etc.) to Availability filter/facet

    The Availability filter/facet in Primo VE currently includes options to limit by "Available online" and "Held by library". It would be helpful if these options could be further refined to enable filtering to materials that are actually currently fully available/accessible -- for example, not checked out to another user or in another out-of-library processing status. This is functionality that I see in other library catalogs, especially for electronic resources/ebook collections.

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  17. Improve Browse by Subject (Primo VE)

    In Primo VE, only one of “vocabulary” is available - “Library of Congress Subject Headings.” The choice to use this “vocabulary” is automatically made for you when you choose “Browse by Library of Congress Subject.” The index “Library of Congress name authority records for 651” is not available through this search as it is through the Metadata Editor via Alma. Thus, many, many LC subject headings cannot actually be browsed in Primo VE. Example, you can find NO headings beginning with “Colombia – Commerce,” because there is no LC subject authority for “Colombia – Commerce” or for any further subdivision…

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  18. Customizable RIS mapping table for Primo VE

    In Primo, customers could customize the RIS export table, to determine what PNX fields should be used for RIS fields. In Primo VE this is not possible:

    The mapping of the RIS fields to PNX fields is as follows:
    IS addata/issue
    TY addata/ristype
    N2 addata/abstract
    N1 addata/notes
    PB addata/publisher
    A2 display/contributor
    ET addata/edition
    KW display/subject
    EP addata/epage
    DO addata/doi
    PY addata/date ; display/creationdate
    JA addata/stitle
    VL addata/volume
    CY addata/cop
    AU display/creator
    T3 addata/seriestitle
    T2 addata/addtitle
    T1 display/title
    SP Addata/spage
    JF Addata/jtitle
    ID Alma MMS ID
    SN Addata/issn; addata/isbn; addata/eissn; addata/eisbn

    As most reference managers will read A2 as Series Editor,…

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  19. Ability to store test records for Primo VE

    When you test normalization rules for external data sources in Primo VE, you need to upload your test record from your computer every time you make a change in the NR. It should be possible to store sample records for easier testing

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  20. Option to create additional links for records from external data sources in Primo VE

    At time, in Primo VE, it is only possible to create a link to the resource and a link to the thumbnail in the Import Profile for external data sources. In Primo with a BO, however, it is possible to create nearly as many links in the PNX links section as you like. We use these links a lot for the records of our many different data sources, e.g. create links to an abstract or tables of content, links to related titles, and many mores. These links help to enrich metadata and are user friendly. Therefore, we suggest that in…

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