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  1. Remove Oclc only limitation in 035 indexing in Primo VE - i.e. index all 035 values

    Right now values in tag 035 are indexed in Primo VE only if they are Oclc values (see reply to idea: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/31282558-find-records-by-record-numbers ).
    In all other cases they are not indexed, and Ex Libris says that one can add a local field for 035 tag to index all of them. That's what we did at our Library. Still, it's hard to understand why one should implement a local field for a feature that should work out of the box.

    All 035 values should be indexed by default.

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  2. Ability to reduce limit for number of links in "View It"

    Ability to reduce the limit for full text links in "View It"

    At present, the limit for links in "View It" is set to 25, see: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/View_It_is_limited_for_25_resources
    However, it is not possible to reduce the number and lower the limit (as it was possible in the SFX environment).

    We would like the ability reduce the limit for links in the "View It" section of a Primo record.

    23 votes
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  3. Primo VE - make frbr work with Esploro / research data data as well

    Surprisingly, in Primo VE FRBR feature does not apply to Esploro research data records blended with Alma records.
    It should instead work also with Esploro / Research Data.

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  4. Language field in Brief Record Display ought to use the Language codes Labels (VE)

    For institutions with multi-lingual collections, the out-of-the-box Language field can be a useful addition to the record display. When Language is added to the Full Record display, the "Language codes Labels" code table is used to convert the abbreviated codes used in metadata records into generally understood language names–e.g. the code 'gle' displays as 'Irish'.

    When the Language field is added to the Brief Record display, however, the labels are NOT used and the code is displayed as-is. Ex Libris recognizes this as a defect (case #06659538) but a solution is not part of the current development work plan. We…

    14 votes
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  5. Display View It sort order by portfolio with highest number of access first

    There doesn't seem to be a way to make the display of portfolios in the View It sort by portfolio with the most number of access first.

    We have some titles that have multiple portfolios - some have 3 user access, unlimited, and single access. It would be easier for end-users to view/click on the portfolio with the most number of access first - this would reduce user frustrations with being turned away.

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  6. Link search results for full text to the digital representation instead of the title

    One of the selling points of Primo VE is that full text from digital representations (Alma-D) is indexed automatically. When a user performs a search wherein full text is found, they can click on the brief result to go to the full display, then click on the digital representation to open the file in the viewer.

    This works well for titles with only one digital representation and file. If you search our catalog for the keywords feeder is also designed as a feeder, you will see an ESL Pamphlet about the Black River Canal as the first result. When you…

    27 votes
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  7. CDI article title in English but article is in a different language

    CDI article title has English title, but when article is accessed, it is in a different language. CDI title should be in language of article.

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  8. Include authentication in QR Code link for favourites

    On Primo VE you can generate a QR Code for the page you are viewing.

    If the page is a search the QR Code link works, once scanned the search is replicated.
    If the page is from your account, LibraryCare, My Loans, My Requests, when the code is scanned it invokes authentication.

    However, for Favourites, when the code is scanned it shows a "blank" screen if the user isn't already authenticated on the scanning device.

    I would like to propose that the link generated for Favourites invokes authentication in the same way as pages for Loans, Requests etc,

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  9. Primo VE - "related titles sorted alphabetically by title"

    The Articles such as "der, die das" should be ignored for the sort." - Currently it is not possible to configure the sort of the related titles.

    Example:

    https://nb-helveticat.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991000194329703976&context=L&vid=41SNL_51_INST:helveticat&lang=en&search_scope=Helveticat&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,sz000003745

    SHOW ALL

    Contains : "Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit" Contains : 8 1/2 = (otto e mezzo) Contains : Abschied von Sansibar : Roman Contains : Abwässer : ein Gutachten

    [...]

    Contains : Balzac : Leben und Werk : Zeugnisse und Aufsätze von Victor Hugo bis Georges Simenon

    [...]

    Contains : Carl Gustav Jung : Leben, Werk, Wirkung

    [..]

    Contains : Damals und heute : ein Machiavelli-Roman

    Contains : Das Bankhaus Nucingen :…

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  10. Allow fields available in the CTO to be used in General Electronic Services (GES)

    Fields found in the CTO should be available to use in url templates and service availability rules within General Electronic Services (GES).

    We use some GES's to link out to our resource sharing system that uses OpenUrl parameters in the url template. We've discovered that many books only have editors and don't include that information in the general author attributes within the CTO. Instead, the editor gets added to rft.sau in the CTO and it is the only field in the record that contains editor information. If you add this field to the url template in the GES and you…

    3 votes
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  11. Add the option to sort results in Collection by newest acquisitions

    We would like to be able to sort results in a Collection in Primo VE by newest acquisitions at the top. So perhaps sorting by date created of the record in Alma.

    This way we could make collections that display the newest purchases in our library at the top.

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  12. book reviews- link to book

    Book reviews can be useful, but frustrating for the patron. I would like to see the actual book info linked from the review, so the patron can request a purchase or ILL easily.

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  13. Display both active (payable) AND accruing fines/fees at Fine+fees tab of a user’s account

    Fines+fees tab of a user’s account does not show the balance of the accruing fines. Fines+fees tab doesn’t include the information of the loans that have accruing fines on them, and this confuses clients. They should be able to see this information easily and understand the difference between active and accruing fines.

    We propose that Fine+fees tab of a user’s account should display the total amount of active and accruing balance; the active (payable) balance with the Pay button beside it and the accruing balance. We also wish that the fine type of the loans that have accruing fines would…

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  14. Ability to copy and paste the results from a browse search

    As a librarian, I would like to be able to copy and paste the results from a browse search into Wordpad or Word so that I could then use those results to create a list of hyperlinked subject headings for a library guide. It appears as though this inability to copy and paste applies to all of the “Browse” options (see attached).

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  15. Que Primo tenga en cuenta todos los tipos de comillas posibles

    Actualmente sólo el carácter UTF-8 22 (UNICODE 0022) se considera como comilla en las búsquedas Primo. Se trata del carácter ", accesible mediante Mayúsculas-2 en la mayoría de los teclados.
    Pero otros dispositivos y telcados utilizan otros tipos de caracteres, que Primo no tiene en consideración a la hora de ejecutar las búsquedas, y así, cuando se introduce una búsqueda entre comillas, los resultados varían según el dispositivo que utilice cada usuario, porque si Primo no detecta que esos caracteres son comillas, combina las palabras de búsqueda con el operador OR.
    Entendemos que es necesario que Primo tenga en cuenta…

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  16. Add document delivery transactions to Requests tab in 'My Account'

    Current digitization (document delivery/digitization) requests are shown when requests are in process. I would like docdel and digitization requests to be available in the Requests tab until they are expired.

    Ideally, a download button would be available while the document is available ( before the doc expires or max views has been exceeded) and the number of remaining views is displayed (see image).

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  17. Have the sort order for libraries affect the pickup location order in Primo

    There is currently a library sort order in Discovery for Primo VE. Our wish was to have the main campus appear first and then the branches. However we discovered that while we have options to try sorting by IP or by a custom order, this configuration does not apply to the request screen - pickup location order. We confirmed this with a ticket, and develop noted that only the alphabetical order applies to this area. We believe, it would be helpful to allow libraries with multiple libraries to put the main library at the top as that is the one…

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  18. Add a top-level "Discipline" facet based on the complete HILCC Hierarchy

    I see that a "Journals by Category" feature was recently added, but it only appears on the journal search screen, and appears to omit much of the HILCC - for example, there is no category for "Performing Arts", much less for specific performing arts like "Dance" which we're used to seeing in Summon.

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  19. Improve the date/year filter selection

    The existing "arrow" option for date/year filter selection in Primo VE is problematic for users, resulting in "rage clicks" as they try to select the required date range.

    Can alternative configuration options be provided so we can control how the date/year filtering displays?

    For example options to display a calendar or date range slider or manual data entry to adjust the years.

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  20. Resource type filter bar: after a search, terms with no hits should be inactive or a counter should be visible

    The resource type filter bar under the search field will remind patrons of Google. Which is good, because they know how that works.

    But: there is no indication in Primo VE that the filters are also visible and clickable if there are no hits behind them.

    Please either add a counter (which would be consistent with the facets in the side column), or deactivate the terms that don't have hits, so that they are not clickable.

    Clicking on something and landing on an empty page is frustrating.

    Example:
    https://basel.swisscovery.org/discovery/search?query=any,contains,filters&tab=UBS&search_scope=UBS&vid=41SLSP_UBS:live&lang=en&offset=0

    -> Book chapters and Music scores have no hits, but the…

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