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  1. Make users more aware of results found in other search profile slots/ tabs

    In most Primos, users can search in different search profile slots (Primo VE) or tabs (Primo with a BO), e.g. Library Catalogue, PCI, Everything. However, our users do not switch a lot between the different slots/tabs. The majority performs the whole session in the same slot/tab. In order to make the users more aware of the different slot/tabs and the different content in them, we suggest that on top of the results list the number of results in every defined slot/tab should be displayed. The displayed information should be a link, so that the users can easily switch to the…

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  2. 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…

    112 votes
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  3. Allow to print "Item description"

    We want to display "Item description" on print pdf from Primo VE. Because in some rare books, we uses item description to identify the material.

    3 votes
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  4. Keyboard shortcuts for Primo

    I can find documentation on keyboard shortcuts available in Alma, but nothing for Primo. It would be great if this functionality could be made available and documented.

    7 votes
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  5. Extend the character limit for text fields in Vendor Licences.

    Licences often have more than just one clause relating to that field. The character limit currently prohibits how much of the clause can be added to that field.

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  6. Author/Subjects that include dates

    Some authors have the same names so we want to include the date field ($d) in the search when users click on their links within full records. However, we have learned that Ex Libris has hard-coded a facet search into the $$Q, thereby killing this option because you get 0 results (since the facet search includes the date). This is currently not configurable, but is a huge problem for us. Here is an example:
    https://catalog.library.vanderbilt.edu/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991043557451103276&context=L&vid=01VANINST:vanui&lang=en&searchscope=MyInstandCI&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=Everything&query=any,contains,Harry%20Potter&offset=0

    Click on the creator "Potter, Harry, 1954- author."

    Gives 0 results, with a facet of "Potter, Harry, 1954-"

    Remove the facet…

    2 votes
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  7. Primo VE: subject searching with hyphens

    When I click on a subject heading in a record in Primo VE (https://catalog.library.vanderbilt.edu/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991029907089703276&context=L&vid=01VANINST:DIVINITY&searchscope=MyInstitution&tab=LibraryCatalog&lang=en), Primo VE does an exact subject search and gets no results, not even the record on which I clicked the subject heading. This only happens with some subject headings, not all. An example: the subject heading Self immolation -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism gives zero results (not even the record which contains the subject link I'm clicking on shows up, nor any other records with that subject heading -- 2 others); while the subject heading Buddhism -- China -- Customs and practices…

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  8. Incorrect citation formatting

    Below is an email that I got from one of our reference librarians:

    Here’s a citation issue, we’re coping with.
    I expect you can’t fix this because it looks like a broad indexing issue, but can it be reported?

    PROBLEM ONE (this affects MLA & APA & Chicago)
    The Primo citations often include extra information, for example:
    -- that it is a “report” or includes an “author abstract” or “Brief Article”

    In these cases, it looks like it stems from Primo including too much info in the title field.

    PROBLEM TWO (this affects only MLA)
    Primo citations often include not…

    2 votes
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  9. Make the resource sharing form more customizable

    We would need the resource sharing form to be more customizable. Specifically, we lack the ability to add generic text to display general information to the user. Ideally it should also be possible to add a customizable checkbox that the user have to tick before proceeding with the request.

    23 votes
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  10. Analytics: Add Referrer to the rest of the Primo Subject Areas

    Referrer is only in the Primo Action Usage Subject Area. This field should be added to other subject areas as appropriate -- like Primo Sessions

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  11. My Library Card: Option to hide DUE TIME

    We'd like the option to hide the DUE TIME in My Library Card, Primo VE.

    In our library, we allow users to return borrowed item at any library. Users can return items that are due today until the library where they are returning items closes.

    Each library has different closing time with many exceptions, so we set the closing time to 23:59 for all libraries. Therefore, due time is always displayed as 23:59 regardless of the real library closing time and it is confusing to users.

    2 votes
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  12. Index MARC 250 (Edition Statement) in Primo VE

    The MARC 250 field is not included in the out-of-the-box indexing in Primo VE according to the documentation. Users frequently include the edition in their searches because it is referenced in a citation they've found. It seems like it would be a worthy inclusion in the keyword index.

    29 votes
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  13. Div before the search-results

    Similar to the top-bar-before doc that Ex Libris did for alerts, I would like a search-results-before div for customizations. When loading flex components in the after div and reversing the order through css, the interface loads the component and the customization jumps to the top of the search results list.

    I would like to build a resourceType based super-facet tab set which users could use as a filter - starting with All, Articles, Books, Book Chapters, etc. the load order problem makes it look like components are shuffling around during load...

    2 votes
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  14. 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…

    31 votes
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  15. Visualización doble de registros con copias impresas y electrónicas activadas en Primo Central

    En los casos en que disponemos de un registro bibliográfico con ejemplares en formato impreso, copia electrónica activada en la "Comunity Zone", y además se ha activado también en Primo Central para garantizar la indexación y la capacidad de recuperación a nivel de texto completo, el registro bibliográfico se visualiza en Primo VE como si fueran dos registros bibliográficos exactamente con la misma información (códigos de barras, signaturas y ubicaciones duplicados).

    Según nos dicen desde SalesForce, debido a limitaciones/arquitectura del sistema, no es posible combinar el registro de Primo Central con los registros locales en Alma, lo cual crea confusión…

    63 votes
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  16. We couldn't link a digital object to a reading list from our repository (DSpace).

    We found it very interesting that PRIMO could link a digital object from our DSpace repository to a reading list.

    Currently, this is only possible if we add the citation to the repository in ALMA and it is generating repeated references (since it collects our DSpace).
    It would be desirable that Primo to be able to view citations from reading lists that are not in the Alma repository.

    91 votes
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  17. The list of languages to be shown in their original characters (Advanced search option))

    Currently the display language of the list of target records' languages is subject to change. There is no option to customize it on Primo BO, but it would be great if we can show them in their original characters.

    3 votes
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  18. Improve filtering when searching in Journals

    When we try to filter by year for a journal with multiple locations, it goes to a screen that doesn't contain the filtered year. The search can end up looping back and forth, and one ends up having to click to find more items rather than getting to the year requested. Here is a document describing the situation, with screen shots:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hWFCi0Rw1-Pchdgdd3vOIt8egy-5U945G3uwO5JrHV0/edit?usp=sharing

    I'm attaching the file in Word in case the shared document cannot be accessed. Thank you!

    3 votes
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  19. Add ability for Local Resource Types to look at multiple fields

    For some resource types (like streaming video) where we use community zone records that aren't all RDA, the bibs are missing a consistent way for me to identify them and we can't update the records to add whatever field is necessary (like a 655 $a Internet videos.). I would like to be able to write a rule for local resource types that uses an OR statement, rather than just a single field. That way I could indicate that if it had the 655 OR a 347 $a Video file it should have Streaming Video as its resource type.

    6 votes
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  20. Primo VE: Availability of print inventory with multiple holdings

    In Primo VE, when availability is calculated for print inventory with holdings in multiple libraries, please show the library with the most items first.

    For example if there are 25 items in the Main Library and 3 items in the Law Library, Primo should display “Available at Main Library… and other locations”.

    Primo should not display “Available at Law Library… and other locations.”

    Thank you.

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