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  1. Primo Collections: Allow NZ records

    For consortial users, it would be very helpful to be able to include NZ records in Primo Collections, instead of just IZ records.

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  2. Resource Recommender: allow users to dismiss

    This is important especially on small screens, where RRs can get in the way when not pertinent to a user's needs.

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  3. Allow lowercase Boolean operators

    When searching in Primo VE, Boolean operators must be entered in all caps. Many databases and search engines allow either uppercase or lowercase Boolean operators, so this requirement may trip up users and prevent them from getting the results they were looking for.

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  4. CDI records: please provide us the ORCIDs in the PNX record in a usable form

    Unfortunately, we have received the following case response: "We have reviewed your request with our content operations team and determined that our system is currently not designed to provide the functionality you requested, so the next step is to pursue this as an enhancement."
    So we hope to get support for our proposal in the Alma community.

    We are currently working on making the ORCID more visible in our Primo (incl. linking to the ORCID entry of an author).

    We are glad to see that CDI records already contain the ORCIDs in the PNX record.
    Unfortunately, they cannot be used…

    53 votes
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  5. Add Reserves "Reading List" to facets navigation panel.

    This would allow a clean up project for a multiple location library system. It would bring reserves more closely aligned with standard cataloging by basically using the Course as a high level catalog record (think bib level), Reading List as middle tier (holdings level shelving location). By combining the Course to one entry with the reading lists showing shelving, it would take our records from five courses and five reading lists per class offering to one course with five reading list. This would help clean up database space and form more consistency across locations.

    10 votes
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  6. Highlight OCR text within image in Viewer, not just in full text field

    Digital representations seen in the Alma-D Viewer, accessed through Primo, are often PDFs with OCRed text. These items have a "Full Text" field with this text displayed with the item's metadata in the side pane, and using a browser's "CTR+F" function will highlight results for a searched word, but this functionality would be helpful if it also extended to highlighting the word in the image as well. In dense newspapers, for example, the user may find the needed word in the block of full text, but he would then need to examine the image carefully to track down the instance…

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  7. Make DOIs active links in full record display

    It would help users connect to content if the DOI in the Identifier field were an active link. This could either be through adding "https://doi.org/" in front of the DOI to display a complete URL, or by simply adding that to build active links behind the scenes. For example, use https://doi.org/10.48331/scielo.LS5RKD rather than DOI: 10.48331/scielo.LS5RKD

    This would be especially helpful for open access content in the CDI that is often displayed to users without any links to follow. Copying and pasting the DOI by itself into a browser search produces inconsistent results that often fail to go to…

    3 votes
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  8. Add Welsh as a supported Language for the Voice Search Assistant on Primo/PrimoVE

    Currently, Welsh is not one of the supported languages on the Voice Search Assistant on Primo/PrimoVE.

    The Voice Search Assistant does not recognise even simple words in Welsh and displays irrelevant results when testing the feature in the Sandbox environment.

    This means Welsh universities are excluded from using this feature for Welsh speaking users.

    Please can you add Welsh as a supported language so that Welsh speaking users can have the benefit of this feature.

    18 votes
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  9. Enable Quicklinks on a Provider-by-Provider Basis

    We would like to be able to enable QuickLinks links on a per-provider basis.

    We would like more control over which providers QuickLinks operates again, both for testing and link accuracy reasons.

    When we find a provider for which QuickLinks do not work well, we have no workaround other than disabling QuickLinks completely. This negatively affects our users, because QuickLinks may be working well for resources from other Providers.

    We would also like be to be able to test QuickLinks with new providers, prior to having QuickLinks attempt to link to the new provider's resources.

    7 votes
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  10. Index Item Description in Primo VE

    We record the monographic titles of periodical issues only in the Item Description field and not in the periodical bibliographic record.
    This item field is searchable in Alma but not in Primo VE.
    We need that the Item Description field to also be searchable in Primo VE.

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  11. Allow manual control of thumbnails in Primo records

    Primo uses Syndetics to supply thumbnails of book covers for records within Primo. However, when Syndetics provides an incorrect image based on their data, it requires a ticket and often several weeks to correct it. In contrast, some records have no thumbnail at all and use a default gray book icon. Libraries should have the option to use this default icon when Syndetics is providing an incorrect image, or to upload and use local images in cases of records that have no images in Syndetics (for example, with archival and special collection books that are old enough that they have…

    22 votes
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  12. Browse results based on Primo VE view

    We have several different Primo VE views for different libraries & library collections. However, the Browse functionality includes all records/titles from across the institution. It's confusing to users to see results from different views when they are expecting results to be in the context of the view they are using.

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  13. Make search selections "sticky" when navigating from page to page

    When a patron is creating a resource list to email or save, they may wish to include items from more than one page of search results. Currently, if they select items on page 1 and the navigate to page 2 they lose any selections from page 1. The only way to retain selections is to pin them page by page. This is time consuming and can limit the flow of finding resources. Can selections of search results be "sticky" so they stay when the patron navigates from one page of results to the next?

    26 votes
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  14. Ability to sort or group online services by availability date

    We would like the ability to sort or at least group the online services via the availability date. At the moment, I have to manually add and sort hundreds of ecollections to put the focus on these rather than our big packages (Proquest, Ebscohost, etc.)
    We found that users generally click on the first few links despite what the availability dates are listed. Grouping by interface is available (https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/blog/how-to-use-the-online-services-order-to-to-control-the-order-of-the-services-on-the-services-page-in-primo-after-clicking-available-online/?unapproved=1024&moderation-hash=5a646f643de45dfa00b8dbf001d0157f#comment-1024) so it would be nice to group titles in a similar fashion where we can group all ecollection with ongoing access at the top.

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  15. purchase request form

    Currently with Purchase Request forms, if there is already a physical copy in stock, depending on the display logic rules set up - the purchase request form link will appear (useful for librarians wanting more copies) this will auto populate the form. However this will only appear when there is a physical copy as it appears in the get it section of the full record view.

    For items available only electronically, I can add a GES to allow librarians to go to the blank purchase request form, but it won't auto populate.

    This doesn't give parity or a similar experience…

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  16. PrimoVE should allow disabling of Aggregator Content Data

    Improving OpenAIRE Links in PrimoVE: A Customization Proposal

    Many of the OpenAIRE links in our system are currently unreliable. To address this issue, we propose the following enhancements:

    1) Aggregator Content Data Class: We recommend introducing an aggregator class specifically
    for Aggregator Content Data in the code. This class would allow us to apply custom styling
    and control the display of OpenAIRE links.

    2) CSS Customization: If we had a dedicated <span class="OpenAIRE">, we could easily add CSS
    rules to hide OpenAIRE links. Currently, we lack this flexibility, and our users are
    inundated with potentially unreliable links. Other Contenre Data…

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  18. Portfolio Order

    Logic Rules often become complex in showing exactly which holdings to display. We would like to have the ability to rank(or order) portfolios based upon institutional needs and have an easier way to exclude portfolios that we do not want displayed, without creating an endless amount of display logic rules that can inevitably cause issues.

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  19. ability to reintegrate Newspaper indexes into main search

    deactivating "Newspaper search" results in a loss of content. Activating Newspaper search defeats the purpose of a discovery layer for some institutions. Also the the results in Newspaper Search still fails many times for known item searches and does not function the same as the main search.

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  20. Add Search within "Journals by Category" results

    Journals by Category is less useful since each category could have hundreds of results. For example, searching by the category "Psychology" produces 623 journals. EDS' journal search allows you to search within that category--so in this case, you'd be able to search a specific topic among only the 623 psychology journals identified. We have professors who require students to find ten articles in Economics/Accounting journals that are published in the USA. A search within the category Economics journals for a topic, and perhaps even the location facet, would help these students out!

    3 votes
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