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  1. Add Next and Previous arrows to Digital Collections

    Add Next and Previous arrows to Details pages in Digital Collections and, ideally, to image viewers so that users don't have to click back to the collection thumbnails after viewing each collection item/image.

    This could work the same way as the Next and Previous arrows in the Primo Details page for search results.

    15 votes
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  2. Primo VE be able to get information from AVA and INT holding fields

    Currently, Primo VE's normalization rules can only use information from bibliographic records, so it is not possible to obtain and process information from holdings. The classic version of Primo can get this information from the AVA and INT holdings fields but Primo VE can not perform this task.

    14 votes
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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…

    194 votes
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  4. Allow request forms to be submitted without first needing to remove focus from fields

    If a user fills in the comment field on a physical request form in Primo and then clicks on the Request button the form refreshes but does not submit. Either a second click on the Request button is required to submit it or the user needs to click away from the comment field to remove the focus from it before clicking on the Request button.

    We think users should be able to fill out the comment field and click on the Request button to submit the form. There should be no need to click the Request button twice or remove…

    5 votes
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  5. Allow "best location" on brief results display to be configured by view

    A user viewing a view that is associated with a particular library or campus should be able to view availability of physical items at that library or campus libraries in the brief results layout. This idea is primarily for institutions with multiple libraries and, especially, multiple campuses. Campuses are associated with libraries, and typically a Primo view will be associated with a campus.

    Currently "best location" can only be set via the user's IP address. This approach works when users are at the location, but when a user is off-campus, the first location to show on brief results and full…

    325 votes
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  6. Primo VE: Ability to search by publisher (advanced search or facet)

    The MARC 260b + 264b field is not included in the out-of-the-box indexing in Primo VE advanced search or facet as PUBLISHER. According to the documentation the publisher name is searchable only by general in the simple search and not in the advanced search, specific search for the publisher name. Readers want to limit the results by the name of the publisher.

    36 votes
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  7. Determine source for Autocomplete-suggestions in a blended scope

    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.

    The local index suggestions seems to be a lot more accurate…

    136 votes
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  8. Primo VE: need for an option to Show All Items from a location

    An option to show All items from a location should be available in Primo VE.
    Currently if you want to display all items from a location, you have to use the 'Show More Items' button several times which can be very excruciating while displaying newspaper's items.

    2 votes
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  9. Remove the character limit for the Resource Recommender Description field

    Currently, there is either no limit or a large limit on the Description field of the Resource Recommender when files are uploaded from Excel.

    However, if you open an existing Recommender to edit something (fix a typo, add additional keywords, update a URL), you are not permitted to save unless the Description field has fewer than 300 characters. This means I opt not to fix my typos, and I have to spend the time to rewrite the description to fit into <= 300 characters in order to update a URL. I find this limitation very frustrating.

    Please either remove or…

    140 votes
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  10. Provide option to 'View All' authors in the author facet

    After performing a search, users sometimes want to filter by an author that does not appear in the top 20 most frequently returned. We would like to provide users with the option to view and browse all authors returned in the search results. A 'View All' link at the base of the facet could be added to enable this.

    8 votes
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  11. Warn user to sign in when saving to favorites

    Primo (new UI) does not alert the user to sign in in order to save favorites. I suggest that when a user who has not logged in clicks the pushpin icon to save an item to Favorites, a modal appear to let them know they must sign in to save favorites, and give them an opportunity to do so.

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  12. Journal Search results should display dates of access not dates of publication

    When performing the Journal Search, the results are displaying dates of publication NOT displaying dates of access which is confusing our users thinking we have access to the entirety of the journals instead of just partial years.

    For example: https://adelphi.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/jsearch?query=any,contains,Journal%20of%20Health%20and%20Social%20Policy&tab=jsearchslot&vid=01ADELPHIINST:01ADELPHI_INST&offset=0&journals=any,Journal%20of%20Health%20and%20Social%20Policy

    1989-2006 is the dates of available publication. We only subscribe to 2000-2006.

    Currently the only way around this is to modify the bib record, which could not be done since this is a CZ record.

    I would like to see either the ability to add the dates of access to the brief results or have the capability to…

    4 votes
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  13. Primo VE mobile website - ease of customization

    It would be great if there was an 'out of the box' view of Primo that enabled mobile access (via smartphone or small tablet) without needing to modify CSS.
    Users are increasingly accessing Primo from their mobile devices, and the standard interface does not allow for this type of functionality.

    11 votes
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  14. Enable the addition of referencing style to the results list by email

    In Summon, you can select the format of your results list before emailing it to yourself or another person. Eg. You want to view your search results in APA format, or AGLC, etc., and also have the link sent to you for each item in the list.

    This functionality would be a great addition to Primo VE.

    9 votes
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  15. 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…

    207 votes
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  16. No-contact pickup option for hold form.

    Add a field to the hold form so patrons can indicate that they want no-contact / curbside pickup of their requested item instead of coming inside the location they selected. Allow it to default as checked.

    17 votes
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  17. Customize the Discipline Hierarchy for "Personalize Your Results"

    We would like to customize the "Personalize Your Results" service in Primo UI in order to change the display and hierarchy of the existing disciplines. Currently, discipline labels can be customized, but not rearranged. However, depending on the country, history and traditions, institutions may have a very different approach towards disciplines and their hierarchy.
    We have patrons who do not understand why ‘Physics’ does not belong to ‘Sciences’, why ‘Public Health’ is not under ‘Medicine’, etc. This request aims to give the customers the possibility to create their own hierarchy, not to create or merge disciplines nor to have any…

    25 votes
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  18. Show printed holdings in brief display when both printed and electronic exist

    When having articles with both printed and electronic holdings the printed holdings doesn't get displayed in Brief Display until you click to the Full Display. If you then return to Brief Display you will see the printed holdings. Look at screencast: https://www.screencast.com/t/6v3E0HBQ The printed holdings should be displayed directly in Brief Display without having to click to full display.

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  19. Hide completed purchase requests from the Primo MyAccount

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

    127 votes
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  20. Adding Facets to Database Search page.

    By adding a 'Facets' pane to the Database Search results page, consistency between the different search type's results will be improved and users will be able to post-filter Find Databases searches.
    For example: a user would be able to filter by both subject AND resource type as used to be possible when the Metalib interface was used for the Databases A-Z list.

    31 votes
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