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  1. Utilize data from multiple fields (LDR and fixed fields 006,007,008) in Primo VE resource type configuration

    Related to a previous idea now marked as Completed
    (see: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/35488570-utilize-ldr-and-marc-fixed-fields-006-007-008-in)

    The functionality introduced in the April 2019 release only allows you to specify ONE field in the source MARC record that contains the resource type that you want to map to the local resource type.

    Primo VE should to be able to determine the resource type from combinations of data in MORE THAN ONE of the fields in the MARC record; i.e. fixed-field coding in the 006/007/008 field in conjunction with the LDR field.

    This is particularly crucial for complex resources not coded as language material (LDR pos.…

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  2. 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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  3. 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…

    54 votes
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  4. Primo VE: add peer-reviwed and open access facet values to local records

    In Primo VE you can add an OpenAccess indicator to the records, but it should also be possible to add a value (bases on normalization routines) that includes these records into the OA facet value in the top-level facets, so they are included when using this filter. This option should apply to both Alma records and external data records.

    The same normalization option should be available for the Peer-reviewed indicator and facet value

    132 votes
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  5. 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…

    59 votes
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  6. 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.

    29 votes
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  7. 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…

    28 votes
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  8. 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.

    64 votes
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  9. 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…

    278 votes
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  10. 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…

    46 votes
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  11. Display number of loans in item record (Primo VE).

    It can be useful if Primo VE display the number of loans per item under the get It section.

    63 votes
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  12. 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…

    13 votes
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  13. 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

    27 votes
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  14. Improve new sort in collection discovery

    As of Nov 2019, we can sort a collection in collection discovery by "relevance" which seems to be arbitrarily applied and title.

    1. There should be the same sort options (as the main Primo results):
    * Date (newest)
    * Date (oldest)
    * Author

    2. Institutions should be able to apply a default of choice

    3. Institutions should be able to remove a sort option

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  15. Hover-over article abstract in PRIMO VE

    Currently, patrons need to go into the full article record from the brief results page to read abstracts.We would like to suggest that PRIMO VE provide the user with a hover-over article abstract on the brief results page so patrons can skim abstracts before going into the full record.

    29 votes
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  16. Barcode search in Primo

    It would be extremely helpful it we could search Primo VE by item barcode. We often want to quickly locate a bib record in Primo and scanning a barcode is the simplest and quickest search.

    18 votes
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  17. Primo VE: Campus facet

    For larger libraries, it would be helpful to have a Campus facet, as a superstructure to the Libraries facet (which can be very long). Unfortunately, this cannot currently be created as a local facet.

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  18. Primo VE: Public names for Libraries and Locations

    It would often be helpful if patron-facing names of libraries and locations were different from the staff-facing names in Alma, e.g., staff users may need to know exactly which of several "Closed stack" is in play, while this is irrelevant information for end users. So public names of Libraries and Locations should be editable through the Discovery Labels code table

    17 votes
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  19. Provide option in Primo VE customization to use Alma's preferred name fields in My Library Card

    The My Library Card display in Primo VE should have a configuration option to use the preferred names fields in Alma user accounts, if those fields are populated, instead of only being configured to use the first/last name fields. This will be helpful for institutions that use SIS loads to populate user data and the patrons have included preferred name data in addition to legal name data.

    13 votes
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  20. Resource Recommender customizable for each view

    PrimoVE views serve different audiences. If the Resource Recommender were customizable for each view the user experience will be improved.

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