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  1. Ability to dedup or FRBR between local data and CDI data

    For Primo Central Index data collections, the PCI citation often represents a title that we also hold in our local data. The current inability to dedupe or cluster between PCI and local data means that users will always be presented with two hits when they are on the combined/everything scope.

    With the new Central Discovery Index (CDI), we would like the ability to configure a deduping or clustering algorithm such that we only present one hit to the user.

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  2. Different URL:s in Resource Recommender depending on language

    When adding resources to Resource Recommender you can only use one URL. We would like to have the option to enter different URL:s depending on which language you are using in Primo. All our web pages are translated to English but now we can only point to our pages in Swedish. This would be a great enhancement to all multi-lingual universities.

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  3. Provide Toggle Checkbox When Including Results with No Full-Text

    Please provide a toggle checkbox when the setting is configured to include results with no full-text. We would like to present all results by default and then let a person remove unwanted results (i.e., results with no full text).

    The current setup is the reverse and is contrary to the idea of filtering. People use filters to narrow their search results, not expand them.

    Also, I know there is a Full-Text Online facet, but this only appears after you select a resource type facet. Therefore, this method is not convenient to achieve the same thing.

    Thanks,
    Blake

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  4. Alerts in a consortium with NZ: send alerts for records added to the inventory of the institution of the user

    The alert functionality is not really functional in a library network with a Network Zone. Users get an alert when a new bibliographic record is created in the Network Zone, but most users don't care about new acquisitions in other institutions. What they want is to be alerted on new acquisitions in their own institution. This means: to get an alert when a new bibrecord is added to the inventory of of their IZ (not only by creating a new record but also by adding a holding or portfolio to an existing record in the NZ).
    Our request is to…

    16 votes
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  5. Make separate resource types for Manuscripts and Archival materials in CDI

    In Primo VE, the separate resource types "Manuscripts" and "Archival material" exist, which is right because the content is very different.
    In CDI however, these two types are taken together as one resource type: "Archival Material / Manuscripts".

    This gives an undesirable and confusing effect on the facet values in the blended scope (CDI with local records): three facets display for this material: "Manuscripts" and "Archival Material" for the local records and "Archival Material / Manuscripts" for the CDI records. See screenshot in attachment.

    In order to avoid this, we would need to make a local Resource type "Archival Material…

    13 votes
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  6. Add output of rank value to Primo VE via Primo REST API

    In Primo BO it's possible via xservices API to get a rank value for a record. That output should also be available for Primo REST API.

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  7. "Guide Me" in Primo

    I would like to suggest to add “Guide Me” also in Primo for library users, as it exists already in Alma for library staff.
    Most of the libraries would like to have some guides for Primo users about different useful functions. The built-in option of “Guide Me” that the user will receive during his search in Primo can be very useful. This “Guide Me” can be Generic (written by Ex Libris) and include an edit option which will allow the Librarian to edit it.
    Examples where it can be relevant: 1. Expand these results. 2. Advanced search. 3. Related articles…

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  8. Limit autocomplete-suggestions from PCI/CDI to activated sources

    In Primo you can activate autocomplete to get suggestions for search-queries based on what the end-user begins to type in the search-box.

    We have tested the functionality and see that it could be useful for the end user to get these suggestions. However we see that the suggestions from the central index in some cases are a little strange and that you get suggestions from the entire index and not only the sources the institution has activated. This means that the end-user could get suggestions that gives 0 results.

    If you get a suggestion that leads to nothing you will…

    237 votes
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  9. Remove restriction on number of Primo facets value from CDI

    CDI facets are artificially restricted to a maximum of 20 facet values, including for content type, collection, language, and topic (subject). For the Journal Title facet, this is even lower at 10 facet values. The only time more facet values will be returned from CDI records is when local records share the same data and are returned in the results set.
    There is clear evidence from our Primo Analytics data that that our users value this feature, with an average of 1,550 to 1,750 facet filtering actions per day over the last few years.
    The result of this restriction is…

    5 votes
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  10. Export to Excel

    We would like the "Export to Excel" functionality to be configurable. For exemple, we would like to remove the permalink column from the file.

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  11. Reconcile top-level facet selection (one by one vs. multiple)

    Currently, if you select top-level facets one by one (e.g. "Peer-reviewed Journals" then "Full Text Online"), you get different results than if you select both facets at once (using the checkboxes and clicking "Apply Filters".) The first applies a boolean AND and the second applies a boolean OR.

    Ex Libris support has confirmed that this intended and expected behavior.

    This functionality seems confusing to both our patrons and staff. I think I can see the argument if this occurs within certain other facets (e.g. Resource Type), but because this happens with top-level facets that do not otherwise seem like the…

    63 votes
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  12. Visually Indicate Boolean AND Grouping of Facets

    This is in reaction to a discussion on the mailing list ("[Primo] facets - issue with selecting one-by-one vs. multiple") and to have an idea for the other option (in contrast to [0]) to resolve the dilemma described there:

    Instead of changing the system behavior it would be good to indicate what is happening. In general it makes sense that after selecting one facet, looking at the results and deciding to add another facet that the boolean connection of these two facets will be "AND", while selecting some facets in one go is likely intended to be an "OR".

    Forms…

    50 votes
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  13. Making the peer reviewed icon more accurate

    Articles and journals are marked with the peer reviewed icon in Primo based on information extracted from Ulrichsweb (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Ulrich%27s/ProductDocumentation/Searching/Ulrichsweb%3APeer-ReviewedRefereedJournalsandAcademicScholarlyJournals).
    The Peer Review indicator can only be set at the journal level at the moment. If a journal is identified as peer reviewed, or refereed in Ulrichsweb, all articles from this journal will be shown with the peer reviewed icon in Primo.
    However, not all articles in such journals are peer reviewed, meaning the icon sends the wrong information to user, and that this label is not reliable. It can further…

    653 votes
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  14. Add prm-spinner after patron submits a Request Form

    When patrons submit a request form (Physical Item/Article/Resource Sharing) in Primo VE, there can be a time lag of up to 45 seconds before they get a confirmation message. Before Ex Libris disabled the Send button, patrons were resubmitting the requests during this time lag. Now it appears they are reloading the page and resubmitting request.

    I suggest you simply add an in progress status with a spinner so patrons get a visual cue that the form submission is in progress and they just need to be a little patient.

    35 votes
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  15. Items loaned to Resource Sharing do not show as included in local scopes

    Primo indexes one location for each item - the current location. In the case of resource sharing, the current location for the item is the temporary location. Therefore, when you search from a local scope, items in the resource sharing location are not found.

    We would like to have the scope reflect the permanent location not the temporary location.

    We have a scope for our Teaching Materials Collection which is specifically geared to our Education major students. They are taught to use this scope in their instruction. Not finding materials in this scope that are on loan via R/S (as…

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  16. Enable filtering for resource type in Central Index just for articles

    When using the articles filter searches are returning other formats e.g. books which is confusing for users

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  17. 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=BIBSYSILS71566408110002201&context=L&vid=SSHF&searchscope=defaultscope&isFrbr=true&tab=allebibliotek&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=BIBSYSILS71566408110002201&context=L&vid=SSHF&searchscope=blendedscope&isFrbr=true&tab=allebibliotek&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…

    224 votes
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  18. Primo Analytics - Add Actions for clicks on View It links, for both Link in Record and Link Resolver

    There is a significant gap in Analytics recorded actions for user engagement with electronic resources directly in our Primo environment.

    In Classic UI, this was partially possible by GetIt Link 1 and GetIt Link 2 actions, but invoked by a user clicking on the Get It tab, rather than an actual link.

    This aspect is not even possible in New UI with a known gap for years for these GetIt actions.
    Link Resolver Usage data is partially recorded in Alma Analytics, dependent on configuration.
    This situation of data loss will be even more of an issue on CDI, with the…

    26 votes
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  19. More options for Collection Discovery images

    Hi

    In Collection Discovery, please allow more options for the images per collection:

    – Allow a separte image for the header banner of the single collection page.

    For the overview page, the picture has to have the dimensions 3:1. The same picture is used for the header of the collection.
    This leads to the pictures looking bad and often the description of the collection is hard to read.
    Please make these 2 separate pictures to be uploaded and make the default header banner a monochrome colour taken from the css.


    – Allow the pictures to be activated / deactivated for testing. At…

    9 votes
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  20. Primo VE's API Favorites should return the "saved searches" on an user

    Primo VE's API Favorites (/primo/v1/favorites, GET) is currently returning the favorite records that an user has saved into his account.

    But an user also have saved searches on his account. The API is not returning those searches. It would be helpful to get them in the API results...

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