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  1. Improve Author/Creator search results

    We want more control over Author/Creator search results. Ex Libris has informed us that the author/creator searching norm rules are hard coded and cannot be changed. Currently our results include MARC fields 245 (statement of responsibility) and 600, 610, 611 (names as subjects). We don't want these fields included and would like to be able to sculpt search results through MARC field editing. Inclusion of these fields confuses users in author searches and returns results that are irrelevant when searching for works of a known author.

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      1 comment  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Search Box Placeholder Text to Be Customizable by VIEW

      The search box placeholder text is customizable in the Code Table (nui.search.placeholder) but the change is global. It would be much more useful if the default could be set in the Code Table and then further customized in each view if desired. Or, if that isn't possible, to remove it from the Code Table and just make it a customizable field in each view. Or, if that isn't possible, at least a check box in the view settings that would allow us to remove/hide the placeholder text that was set in the Code Table.

      It's great that we can make…

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      • Make it possible to remove the 'until' date in OAI request for all pipes

        Each time a pipe harvesting using OAI method is run, the OAI request set the 'until' parameter to the time the pipe is run. Here is an example of such OAI request: https://ourjournals.ac.nz/index.php/LPR/oai?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&from=2018-11-05T01:44:31Z&until=2018-12-01T22:40:07Z When the target OAI feeds contain records do not have a date stamp, it will be automatically filled with the date/time the record is accessed by the OAI harvester. This means that all these records without a date stamp will never be harvested into Primo as they will be always have a later date stamp than the 'until' parameter. We would like to see an option to…

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        • Do Not Highlight Stop Words in the Results of a Keyword Search

          There is no value to highlighting words in the search results of a keyword search that were considered STOP words when the search was conducted.

          Words such as AND, THE, OR, IN, TO, etc., provide no value on their own and should not be highlighted. Not only does highlighting them add visual noise to the search results, it sends the wrong message to users about how to construct a strong search string.

          As the screenshot shows, the highlighting is only adding noise.

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          • My Library Card: Display BLock Expiry Date

            It would be very beneficial for library patrons to be able to view their Block Expiry Date in the "Block + Message" section of My Library Card.

            Currently, only "Block Description" is displayed. If the Block Expiry Date is displayed, library patrons do not need to ask the library staff. It will be a nice feature for library staff as well since the number of inquiries will decrease.

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              0 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
            • Saved Records Print out in Brief Display

              A second print option should be added so that saved records can be printed as a list, with the same brief display elements in the Pinned record display (title, author, citation). The current print option include the entire record (notes, abstracts, ToC etc.) and if one is part of a consortium, all the holdings in the other member libraries.

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              • Saved Records download in Excel / CRV format

                In PRIMO add an option to save results in a tab-delimited format (as in ALMA).

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                • Implement Alma Journal Search

                  Allow Primo VE users to implement the Alma Journal search from Primo New UI.

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                    0 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Limiter to Select PCI Collections in Primo VE Advanced Searches

                    I'd like to suggest that libraries have the option of adding a limiter to the advanced search area of Primo VE that would allow users to pre-select particular PCI indexes to search. Currently, this can only be done by applying the limiters once search results have been generated.

                    It would be beneficial if users had the option of pre-selecting which PCI collections to search prior to actually running the search.

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                    • Provide a way to configure which citation style is the default selection in the Citations dialogue

                      It would be helpful if we could set a particular citation style to be the default style that is selected when users open the 'Citations' dialogue from the 'Send to' actions. At present it always opens on APA because it is the first style in the list.

                      For example at my institution we have courses that use APA and MLA, but the majority use Harvard style, so I'd like Harvard to be the 'selected' style shown when the dialogue opens.

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                      • Change order of holdings for e-journals in ViewIt

                        Allow the institution to determine the ordering of resources in the ViewIt section of Primo. The single select options would include:
                        • By Date – Ascending
                        • By Date – Descending
                        • Alphabetical
                        • (Not sure if there are others)

                        Currently e-journal titles with multiple holdings are displayed in alphabetical order. When each holding has a different date range, it can be difficult to scan quickly. This would allow each institution to select what works best for their users.

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                        • Newspaper index activations should be on the ejournal/newspaper title level rather than on the collection level

                          The Newspaper Index should be activated on the ejournal/newspaper title level rather than on the collection level.
                          For example if you activate in PCI a target like Gale Onefile, that has newspaper articles from a range of different titles, the result is radically different in the main Primo index and the Newspaper Index.
                          The main index will have this activation on ejournal/newspaper title level, so will only display newspaper articles and other content that Alma or SFX says are subscribed.
                          In the Newspaper Index however the activation is on the Collection level, so that all Gale OneFile newspaper articles are…

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                            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
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                              • Adding Faculty Affiliation and Patron Degree Level to Resource Sharing Form

                                We would like to add two drop-down fields to the Primo RS form:
                                1. Faculty affiliation of requester e.g. Humanities, Social Sciences, etc...
                                2. Degree level of student e.g. BA, MA, PhD etc...

                                These fields would obviously need to appear on the Alma form and be retrievable via Analytics

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                                  3 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
                                • Primo VE Browse databases by category

                                  We would like to be able to have the option to group the browse into more than 1 list for example a Subjects list and a Resource type list to avoid one huge list for users to scroll through to find the link they are looking for

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                                  • Ability to set Primo into read-only mode (e.g. for closing times)

                                    It would be nice to have a comfortable ability to set Primo into read-only mode (= customers can not make an order) like a button or checkbox in the backend.
                                    Reason: many institutions have closing times in summer (for revision, etc.) and the customers should not be able to make an order. Another reasons are major system changes (e.g. switch from Aleph to Alma) where read-only mode is mandatory.

                                    Until now (classic and new UI) we avoid orders by modifying the CSS file (by using 'display:none;' in several places).

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                                    • Aleph patron setting - "force change password at the first login" in Primo (Privacy and security of personal data)

                                      Aleph doesn't have a Parameter or a flag on the patron record to "force the Password change at the first Login". This is a security Problem, related GDPR and privacy of personal data. Users must be force to change their Password at the first Login. Please consider implementing this Feature in Aleph.

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                                      • Show availability of ER thanks to IP analysis

                                        Primo could analyse the IP address of the PC accessing Primo in order to determine whether or not a electronic resource is available or not.
                                        This would take into account the actual IP address and not the hypothetical one via campus management.
                                        No idea if this is technically feasable.
                                        It would diminish the frustration of patrons who click on electronic resources shown as available but the destination page wants 35 dollars to access the resource (because the patron is in the wrong IP range).

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                                        • 6 votes
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