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  1. Work with additional batches of 50 records after the first set of 50

    It's now possible to select and act upon a set of 50 records in Primo VE. However, once the first set of 50 records has been selected and saved to Favorites (or otherwise acted upon), all actions on additional records must be done manually, one at a time. After the first 50, the user gets the message, "Please edit your selection to include no more than 50 records." and then it is no longer possible to work with records in batch.
    For example, often a user will perform a search in Primo VE and find a set of 150 or…

    7 votes
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  2. "Title starts with" advanced search should search alternate titles, too

    The "Title starts with" advanced search in Primo and Primo VE only searches the 245 field, not the 246. This is problematic in cases where a title contains special characters, numbers, etc. For instance, if a user is doing a "Title starts with" search for a book called "Understanding & Dismantling Racism," they would need to use the ampersand rather than spelling out "and" in order to find the book. This is in spite of the fact that the bibliographic record for that book contains a 246 field with the "and" spelled out. One of the points of the 246…

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  3. Possibility to disactivate related link to physical holding (based on ISSN) for articles

    On Primo VE, when a CDI record contains an ISSN that matches physical holdings (ie. the catalog contains a physical version of the journal that contains this article), it will automatically add on this record a GetIt section with the related physical holdings.

    Example:

    https://virtuoseplus.sorbonne-nouvelle.fr/permalink/33USPCUSN/1lm7vtm/cdigaleinfotracacademiconefileA391721336

    This can be disturbing for the user (and even for librarians), as the get it section shown for this article record contains all the issues in the holding associated with the ISSN, and not only the one containing the article. When the library detains many items in the related physical holding,…

    6 votes
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  4. Add ability to select multiple options on Advanced Search drop down menus in Primo VE

    It is not currently possible to select multiple options on an Advanced Search drop down menu is Primo VE (ex: Material Type, Language); this functionality would be very helpful for users who wish to do more precise searching -- especially since Primo VE lacks the functionality of combining search results. This functionality is the HTML select multiple attribute (https://www.w3schools.com/tags/attselectmultiple.asp)

    61 votes
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  5. Add very compact display option, 1 row per title

    Please add a really compact additional display option
    – 1 row per title
    – no icon

    to allow an overview / quick scanning of long result lists.

    When I do a search on my laptop, I see two titles on the result list and the start of a third.


    Default number of results for the compact display should be 100 or more.

    And it should be a setting in the patron account.

    3 votes
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  6. Allow API retrieval of a user's saved searches

    We would like the ability to retrieve a user's saved searches via API, in order to allow for the user's searches to be displayed with other user information (e.g., in a library website user account).

    There is an existing API, in the DevTools' Network tab as
    /primo_library/libweb/webservices/rest/v1/savedSearches?vid=..., which requires a Guest or User JWT.

    However, this API has not been added to the API Gateway for public use. We would like for this to be added to the API Gateway.

    1 vote
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  7. Browse shelf only to display electronic material

    Nowadays, browse Shelf Configuration dialog box, can be configurated with one of the following options:
    - Browse Bibliographic Headings – if you want to display both physical and electronic material in Browse Shelf.
    - Browse Shelf Listing – if you want to display physical items only in Browse Shelf. This is the default option.

    I ask for a new option to display only electronic material, this is useful for those libraries that not use a standard classification system being that the physical browse shelf is a disaster.

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  8. A-Z ejournals list

    Would it be possible to re-instate the alphabetical groupings of eJournals that used to appear in Primo before Primo VE? This would be in addition to the subject groupings that we now have. The Subject groupings are great, but we have some customers who prefer to search through the alphabetical groupings that we used to have. If it could be something that could be incorporated, but have the ability to turn it off for those that don't want it on their Primo VE that would be great. Different people look for things in different ways and I think having both…

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  9. Users should be able to choose the length of the result page between 10 and 100 results per page

    Users should be able to choose the length of the result page between 10 and 100 results per page according to predefined steps.
    The option to do so should be available for unsigned users and should be persisted if a user is signed in.

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  10. Advanced search: holding call number

    We would like Primo VE to be able to search for all the 852 subfields in holdings (852 $h to $m).
    Currently this is not the case.

    2 votes
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  11. Show more than 10 records in My Favorites

    Actually, in My Favorites 10 records are listed by default. Patrons should be able to define the number of records presented once up to 50 records. That would facilitate orientation and navigation within My Favorites.

    2 votes
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  12. Brief Record Display in Primo VE

    We have just been updating the order of the icons thinks like Citation, Permalink, RefWorks, etc. When you set this up in Alma the order of the itmes is the wrong way round: The first item you want displayed has to be bottom of the icon list, not the top, which is completely counter intuitive. Please can the icons list sort top is first instead?

    3 votes
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  13. Skip Primo log in when the user has already logged in through Open Athens

    When users log in through Open Athens they still have to click on Primo Log in button

    14 votes
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  14. Make the table under Discovery > Configure Views > Full Record Services > Record Details drag and drop enabled

    When a user has more than 5 fields in the Edit Full Display Details, it's extremely onerous to have to click the up or down arrows to move data fields (such as title, identifier, series, etc).

    This table should be drag and drop.

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  15. Syndetics Unbound on Brief Results

    Syndetics Unbound enrichment elements can now be displayed on the search results pages of various discovery systems, but not Primo.

    Providing this integration would better showcase Unbound's elements which are very popular with users but are somewhat hidden on the full display page.

    3 votes
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  16. prioritize highlighted reference

    Make it possible to configure and/or prioritize how highlighted reference entries show up in Primo. As it stands, if I have multiple resources that would be triggered to display as highlighted reference, one should show but it might not be the best one. We should be able to adjust which resources display.

    3 votes
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  17. Find alternate ISBNs in the available record to force an available syndetic cover image.

    I've learned that the book cover images from Syndetics in Primo comes from the first Addata: ISBN PNX field which comes from the first subfield a in the MARC 020 field.

    Often, we have the electronic version of a book that uses a different ISBN in the first MARC 020 |a

    Small presses/publishers may have only sent Syndetics a print ISBN image and that image is available from Syndetics. Since often the print ISBN is in the MARC 020 field already - but not necessarily in subfield a or in the first position - it means that the default book…

    11 votes
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  18. Export ISSN, EISSN, DOI and PMID Separately

    Using Export to Excel or CSV, we are able to export Identifier, but ISSN, EISSN, DOI and PMID are grouped together in one field.
    It will be more user-friendly if each Identifier is splitted into separate fields as shown in the attachment.

    Also I'd like to ask you one more favor.
    It would be great if "https://doi.org/" is added to DOI to access easily like https://doi.org/10.1109/5.771073.

    1 vote
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  19. Make it easier to copy a call number

    Please make it easier to copy the call number from a holdings record in primo.

    The design of the holdings info in Primo prevents users from easily selecting/copying the call number. Since the holdings info is a link, clicking and dragging from left to right makes it impossible to select the call number. It is possible to click and drag from right to left (not intuitive for LTR languages), or to click through to the item and then select the call number (not discoverable).

    See linked video for an illustration of the problem.
    https://www.useloom.com/share/2f446721f95346079a3d62f878ecbe7f

    297 votes
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  20. Include Local collections in Collection Facet

    Primo with PCI and CDI do not show Local Collection names in the Collection Facet. This is a disservice to our locally loaded collections. The way this facet is currently configured, it only relates with metadata fields on CDI records and will not show local collections.

    13 votes
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