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  1. Primo new UI - My Account - Title List - adding a link to all the titles

    In the Primo new UI, we would like to have URLs on each title list in My Account, linking to the full record in the new UI. Pls see the attachment for screen capture.

    William NG
    Assistant Librarian II, The Open University of Hong Kong

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    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Admin →
  2. Cutting and Pasting Search Strategies following a PRIMO search

    As a reference librarian, I regularly include a copy of a my strategy with a hypertext link to the search in an email or Google Doc. There is a nice summary of the strategy above the search in PRIMO, but I can't copy it well; it needs a lot of editing if pasted.

    In my search history, it is a hyper-link and when I highlight it to copy, it tends to re-run the link.

    The alternatives are too share a link (the links too searches are too long -- a short link may work) or to do a screen capture…

    3 votes
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  3. Reinstate timeout url in Primo New UI

    We would like Primo to timeout to our Library home page instead of the Primo homepage. This was possible in the Classic UI but is not available in the new UI. Please make the Timeout URL option work in the new UI

    3 votes
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  4. Link to record from list of requests in myAccount

    There should be a link to the record from the to the list of requests in myAccount. At the moment there ist only a link to the details of the request (screenshot attached), and a user is forced to search the title again.

    19 votes
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  5. Opening results in a new tab - stop it defaulting to the top of the list

    In the new Library Search, every time I open a search result in a new tab, the list of results resets to the top of the list. This is very annoying, especially if i have already had to load 3 or more pages of results.

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  6. Check for physical copies between data sources

    Currently records harvested from local sources (e.g. Dspace) can not crosswalk to records from Alma. This means that a patron who finds a record from dspace for a dissertation can not determine if the dissertation is held as a physical copy using the find it tab in Primo.

    For example, see http://searchit.lib.ksu.edu/KSUD:EntireLibraryCollection:01KSU_DSPACE2097/18531

    The view it tab works, but the Check for Physical Copy times out because Primo's code is not set up to support checking for physical copies from sources other than Primo Central.

    I request that the code be enhanced to support this discoverability.

    4 votes
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  7. Make Title Search in Journals A-Z Left-Anchored

    When we search for a title such as "Science" or "Nature" in the current A-Z journal list, the search is not left-anchored and thus finding titles of this kind involves scrolling through several pages of results.

    15 votes
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  8. "Show Source Record" to users with Alma Staff Role only

    Although we can now display the MARC record in the UI using the "Show source records" we feel this feature is only really useful for Library staff and not for the vast majority of users who will not find it useful and will just add clutter to the full record for the majority. Ideally we would like the "Show source records" to be linked to the Alma library staff role so it will only display when our library staff are logged into Primo.

    Currently the only option to display this link in the UI is to have it appear for…

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  9. Allow configuration of multiple email addresses in back office

    In primo's general configuration, there is a field for a staff email address. This address is used for emails which are generated by primo in response to an issue (e.g. when an IP is automatically blocked because it is suspected of being the source of a DoS attack) and is also displayed to users of primo when an error page is shown. We would ideally like to be able to send these to different email addresses so they can be processed differently. Would it be possible to add a second email address into the primo configuration and use that for…

    4 votes
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  10. Send the same enriched query (stemming, synonyms, etc) to both local index and Primo Central PC index ( important for blended search )

    As default behavior, Primo not only looks for the patron's query, but according to the guessed language enriches the original keywords of the user with additional terms, in order to improve the performance. Linguistic features ( https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/ProductDocumentation/TechnicalGuide/120Linguistic_Features ) may be customized by the systems librarian, for example removing or adding synonyms. But these changes affects only the results coming from the local index (i.e. the index built with records coming from the library's pipes for the catalogue, the institutional repository etc.). Primo Central (PC) records are not affected: for PC records the query enrichment is run separately and…

    19 votes
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  11. Citation generator is inaccurate

    The citation in the existing and new UI for books is not valid MLA or APA.

    The PNX information that populates the citations is stored in a hidden mapping table that cannot be edited. For example, I can see that series information for a book comes from addata/seriestitle. Primo will use the entirety of the field in the citation. For this particular record, this is the content of that section:

    Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter Ser. ; 2.

    Likewise, book titles come from addata/btitle. For this record, this is the entirety of the section:

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of…

    13 votes
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  12. Set default language(s) in PBO

    When managing the various mapping and code tables in the PBO, it gets complicated because I'm constantly having to set the language column. It would be great if we could have that narrowed by default to just the ones we need. To support multilingual institutions, it would need to allow for multiple defaults if possible.

    3 votes
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  13. Improve Misleading Links/Terminology in Results

    The prominent "Use Get It To Request" link on results with multiple versions, in the case where another version is an immediately available local copy, is not a good thing to have displayed.

    We have also noticed the new interface offers direct "Online access" links from the results page (even with direct linking deactivated) which arbitrarily lead to what can be one of several possible destinations, each with different date coverage ranges. So in the case of embargoed content, for example, a user can be misled to think current access is unavailable.

    13 votes
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  14. Track the date of when a record is deleted

    If primo is given a record to be deleted, it is removed from the source record table. This means that there is no indication that Primo ever had the record. Continuing to track the record id would allow the search PNX tool to tell the user when the record was deleted. This would be useful in tracking down problems of missing records that are expected to be in Primo.

    5 votes
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  15. unix-like tool for working with normalization rule sets

    to compare two normalization role sets or for finding spezial references in a rule set we need some tools:


    • to compare 2 rule sets we need a tool like the diff command in unix

    • to find references to a (mapping) table or occurences of fields in a NR we need a tool like grep in unix

    12 votes
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  16. Use an alternative to reCAPTCHA that's word based.

    Our patrons are having a hard time using the reCAPTCHA because of it being picture based. It's problematic to use it in Firefox and IE especially which we use on all of the campus computers. If we need a robot detector, can we switch to something that's word-based? These are also difficult for visually impaired patrons, but better than the photo test.

    18 votes
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  17. Create a Tableau Web Data Connector for Primo Analytics

    Primo Analytics users who also use Tableau would benefit from a generic Tableau Web Data Connector (WDC) available via a Primo Integrations page to integrate Primo Analytics into Tableau vizes via the Ex Libris API.
    The WDC could generate report-specific field structure based on the schema/xsd section of the API report XML, making the addition of Primo Analytics report data to Tableau as easy opening an Excel spreadsheet.
    Since I do not have Primo, I have not been able to test these as I did with Alma, but this idea is based on the assumption that Primo Analytics reports API…

    32 votes
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  18. Expand quick in-browser "citation" styles to match those in Summon "cite this item"

    Expand the quick in-browser "citation" tool to have the same expanded styles list available in the Summon "cite this item" tool.

    Allow sites to include their own local styles through the administration back end.

    Undergraduate students, particularly 1st years, often want to be able to just grad a quick citation from the interface in the style they need, not have to deal with Endnote or one of the other reference management tools.

    11 votes
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  19. Copyright agreement note

    Copyright agreement note for ADAM objects displayed in Primo new UI as the old Aleph OPAC page. It does not match the new UI look & feel.
    Ex Libris explained that it's impossible to expand copyright agreement notes inside a frame like it was in traditional (old) UI. It happens since new UI supported full SSL protocol and HTML file in Aleph couldn't support this protocol.

    My suggestion to change the relevant Aleph HTML file design and font is impossible because there are css differences between Primo new UI and Aleph.

    The main idea of this enhancement is to develop…

    8 votes
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  20. Context sensitive help

    have a default context sensitive help file(s) in the new UI that can be adapted locally, with local edits being highlighted for change, but not over written when Primo is upgraded and the help text amended centrally.

    2 votes
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