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  1. Expandable facets beyond the number we set

    Recently it has become possible in VE to display up to 50 facets. 50 tries the patience of the average user but may be what it takes to help those with more specific needs. In some cases CDI limits the number anyway. It would be better if more facets are available this could be noted at the bottom by a "more" link which would then display more than the default number. This would be more consistent with other ways Primo displays complexity.

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  2. Make persistent search history opt-in instead of opt-out

    Make Persistent search history an opt-in instead of opt-out when enabled by a library.

    If a library enables the persistent search history in Primo VE, the feature is automatically turned on for all patron records. It would be helpful if patrons who would like to use the persistent search history feature could choose to opt-in to it instead of requiring users to opt-out of it.

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  3. Include item copy id in OpenURL

    We use OpenURL to pass request information from Primo VE to Aeon. Currently OpenURL cannot include item copy id (see case 06436874).

    Item copy id is "used to identify individual copies of the same title when multiple copies exist at the same location".

    This is important for our special collections libraries, because they often have multiple unique copies. For example, copy 2 may have annotations by the author and thus have specific importance to researchers, compared with copy 1 which is not annotated.

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  4. Primo May 2022 Release: Display Multiple Links in View It

    This feature offers the possibility to show more fulltext links in three sections:
    (1) CDI "Subscription" links
    (2) Alma iframe with Alma portfolio links
    (3) CDI "Open Access" links

    However, currently it is not possible to configure the display of these sections.

    Please think about the following improvements:

    Possibility to display all link sections automatically instead of only showing the first link section and a "Show more" option for the other sections (see attachement).

    Possibility to decide to display both new link sections (additional CDI "Subscription" links, additional CDI "Open Access" links) or only one of them.
    If you have…

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  5. Filter for which record types, local or community zone, you want to generate the hypertext.

    When working with Community Zone records, we see that linking tags, such as 776, appear in Primo in the Related Titles option, and the resource it links to does not return any results. If we deactivate the hypertext link for related titles, the links that were from our records and that are correct would also be affected. We suggest that you can somehow filter for which record types, local or community zone, you want to generate the hypertext.

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  6. Exclude certain records or collections from search results

    We have a link to browse on our catalogue homepage to show new items added to the collection within the last 7 days. We would like this search to ONLY show the titles we have ordered or received by donation; NOT the titles from open access collections. Often open access collection titles are in other languages or on topics we don't need at our library so they are not helpful to our users to have in the new items search results list.
    We would like to be able to specify which records/collections are displayed in certain circumstances.
    eg: general searching…

    3 votes
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  7. "Feedback Tool" for the New Primo UI: Configuring the Feedback Letter - please support multilingualism

    There are already pre-defined labels for the e-mail in different languages (e.g. default.report.emailTextNoEmail) but they are currently non-functional :-(

    Configuring the Feedback Tool for the New Primo UI
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Primo/New_Primo_User_Interface/Additional_Features_for_the_New_UI/Configuring_the_Feedback_Tool_for_the_New_Primo_UI
    "Note: Only the en_US descriptions are supported for email labels, and no translations are provided if configured in the table."

    According to Production Management, implementation is not planned for the time being and we should raise an idea.
    So, please vote for this idea ;-)

    7 votes
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  8. Pre-filter for Primo database search

    Please add pre-filters to the Primo database search to allow users to filter their results prior to performing a search (as it is possible for a general Primo search).

    This would be very helpful for e.g. database types (bibliographies, dictonaries, subject gateways, reference works, etc.) or other database indicators like "Open Access", "Full Text database", "Database supports OpenURL", etc.

    It should be possible to use these pre-filters in combination with all database search options:
    - search for a keyword
    - A to Z index search
    - Category search
    and choosen pre-filters should remain for the session (like the "sticky" facets),…

    8 votes
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  9. The new Give Us Feedback Tool should provide information about the end users IP

    Access to electronic resources our library subscribes to is IP-based. If the user's IP address belongs to the university's IP range, they are recognized when they go to the resource and do not experience any access problems. Most of the issues reported to our support team come from students who forgot to turn on the VPN. Adding the IP address information to the feedback message would save us a lot of time in processing such issues.

    46 votes
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  10. google books

    With Primo BO there is the possibility to provide patrons with a link to Google Books. This is very useful to access ancient prints that have been digitized by Google Books.

    This functionality is currently not available in Primo VE. It would be very useful if it could be developed by ExLibris.

    Thank you.

    4 votes
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  11. Add barcode as variable in Location Map Link Template

    Add the item barcode to the Location Map Link Template. Item localization systems do not necessarily work with callnumber and location.

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  12. "Feedback Tool" for the New Primo UI: possibility to define the e-mail field as a mandatory field

    We have been using the feedback tool for a few weeks now and have unfortunately received many requests where the users did not provide an e-mail address.
    As a result, we have no way to ask a question or explain the reported behaviour (as it is correct).

    Therefore, we would be glad if the e-mail field can be defined as a mandatory field in the Primo back office.
    A user can of course still enter a fake e-mail address, but then this is a deliberate action.

    Thank you in advance!

    16 votes
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  13. Give Us Feedback: control on which page the icon is displayed

    We would like to control on which page the new "Give Us Feedback" tool icon (May 2022 release) is displayed.
    We are using this tool only for reporting broken links. We need the icon only on the Full View of the search results, but currently, it must be displayed on all pages.
    Actually, most of the feedbacks from our users have been sent by accidentally clicking the icon on the Brief View of the search results, Primo VE home page, etc.
    So, it would be helpful if we could control on which page the icon is displayed.
    Please support this…

    18 votes
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  14. Fill the gap of Open Access CDI records not marked with the Open Access icon and facet

    The Open Access icon and facet were added to Primo in May 2018, per previous submission: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/19130257-open-access-flag-for-open-access-content

    This is applied at metadata level by provider feed first for PCI and now CDI.
    This current decision is the root cause for a significant gap in the number of OA records incorrectly not marked as OA.
    For example, tens of thousands of PloS One articles not marked as OA.

    In September 2022 a change is made in terms of the link proxy being removed when it is determined at the link level that the access is OA.
    But unfortunately this change is…

    10 votes
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  15. Searching an item corresponding to a specific record is not possible if not logged in to the IZ that owns this item

    If you are logged in an IZ A and you are searching a specific item belonging to a specific record, you will find it only if this IZ A owns this item. If you are logged in IZ B that does not own any item of this title, the holdings are merged into one or several records (deduped) and you cannot distinguish which item belongs to which record.
    Example:
    IZ A has 6 records of one title; each record has one item.
    In the IZ A, searching this title, you will find 6 records, each one with its item
    IZ…

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  16. Make the Resource Recommender Banner fit the length of the resource description

    The banner description text is truncated in the first line, making the display of the description dependent on its length and even shorter when viewed on mobile devices. It would be great if the height of the banner would auto-adjust to show all the text.

    I attach images showing this (banner.png) and how we would like it to be displayed (banner_modified.png).

    Thanks

    30 votes
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  17. Send an automated confirmation email after a booking request has been successfully placed

    Currently Primo has a nice feature that allows patrons to book items after they log in to their library account. It is called booking request in Alma and Request Item in Primo. We use it to let our patrons book equipment. However, it doesn't send out an automated confirmation email after a booking request has been successfully placed. We request to have this feature (i.e. the system sends out an automated confirmation email to the patron after a booking request has been successfully placed).

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  18. Do not display private fields in “display source record” or full record in Primo VE.

    Marc 21 coding is used to identify some marc record fields/subfields as private. As an example, the indicators in the 541 tag are used to indicate that data in the field is ‘private’ to the organisation. Primo VE should automatically hide these fields from the source record and full details display in Primo VE. If an organisation wishes for the field to be made public they can adjust the record coding as appropriate. Alternatively organisations should be able to select to suppress private fields (as identified in marc 21) from public display.

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  19. "Feedback Tool" for the New Primo UI: insert the e-mail of the logged in user automatically

    Currently the field "e-mail" in the Feedback form is defined as optional.

    As well as with the current e-mail functionality of bibliographic citations, we would expect the e-mail to be automatically pre-filled when a user is logged in. But unfortunately this does not happen.

    Please insert the e-mail of the logged in user automatically or at least give us the possibility to set this option in the Primo backend.

    Thank you in advance!

    P.S.: Please see also this Idea:
    Feedback Tool for Primo VE - allow user's email as addressFrom in Report a Problem Letter
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/45350419-feedback-tool-for-primo-ve-allow-user-s-email-as

    16 votes
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  20. Reverse the order of Available in Library / Available Online on full record display

    We are new to Primo so pardon if this idea already exists. My public services colleagues would like to see "Available Online" appear before Physical Availability in the brief record information on the top of the full record display. We can move the View it service section higher in the page but we can't flip these two links.

    4 votes
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