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  1. Provide system performance metrics

    The Ex Libris Systems Status page only provides simple up/down and planned maintenance information. While this is important, it does not help with other issues, such as slow response time.
    We would like to have access to system performance metrics, including volume of API calls and response time. This could be set up as more detailed information linked from the system status page, or perhaps as reports in the analytics system.

    Although I'm entering this as a primo improvement, it applies to all hosted products.

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  2. Ability to merge local data with cdi records

    We currently export Imperial Open Access Spiral material to CDI and Primo VE. This means in Primo VE we show duplicate records for all our Open Access Spiral Records. One from the local source and one from CDI. This is not the best user experience. It is also confusing for library staff working on Spiral Records in Primo VE.

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  3. Deliver more accurate faceting of search results by improved use of PNX metadata

    Can Ex Libris please look into a system whereby one content type can be privileged over another, supporting more accurate faceting of search results.

    BACKGROUND
    We recently discovered a number of CDI records incorrectly displayed the generic TEXT RESOURCE label for journal articles. It seems these records have been supplied by third party suppliers whose policies dictate that their metadata will not be updated, even upon request (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/ContentCorner/KnowledgeArticles/Summon%3AFixestoAggregatorContent_Data).

    In many cases the PNX metadata provided indications as to what these really were, even though the allocated resource type was TEXT RESOURCE.
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  4. Archival materials misleadingly accessible via ILL

    When searching my institution's PrimoVE instance with the "Add results beyond your library's collection" box checked (it is checked by default), users are getting search results that include archival and special collections materials from other institutions. Users who log in can request these items via EZBorrow or ILL, but this is misleading because archival and special collections materials do not circulate and cannot be checked out or delivered to another library. These requests will always be denied and cause some confusion for users and library staff. We're concerned that users will be at best confused by having this option seemingly…

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  5. EBooks from "Initiative E-Books.NRW" to CDI

    As part of "Initiative E-Books.NRW" from the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW we now have access to about 100.000 E-Books from several providers. The Ministerium published a press release of this issue in January (https://www.mkw.nrw/presse/e-books-nrw).

    We don't want to put the metadata into our local system, because the access to the content is limited to 3 years. After the 3 years we may have access to content that was frequently asked. For now it is not clear, which content that may be.

    We would appreciate to have this metadata in the CDI to make it easier for…

    3 votes
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  6. Classification Authority Record Enrichment in Primo VE

    In addition to the indexing of bibliographic metadata, Primo VE indexes preferred and non-preferred terms from 1XX and 4XX fields in related Alma authority records.
    This is not the case for classification authority records. In the old Primo, it was possible to enrich bibliographic records with additional terms available in 7xx fields of the classification record. For instance:
    153 ##$aE860$hUnited States$hLater twentieth century, 1961-$hNixon's administration, 1969-August 9, 1974$jWatergate Affair, 1972-
    750 00$aWatergate Affair, 1972-1974.

    Could you enable enrichment with 7xx fields of classification authority records in the same way fields 1xx and 4xx of authority records enrich bibliographic records in…

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  7. add vernacular title to exported records in Primo VE

    hi,

    in primo back office it's possible to use a mapping table to add the display/vertitle field to exports to RefWorks and RIS but the export mappings in Primo VE seem to be fixed and the equivalent of the vertitle field is not included. this should be a straightforward addition and provide much better exported references for users - thanks for considering!

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  8. display logic should allow us to block Resource Sharing Request if the item is an ebook

    As more and more ebooks are offered and indexed in CDI, we need a way to block the UW Request from showing for these. At this time Resource sharing is not equipped to handle the loaning of entire ebooks. So we need users to use different options and unfortunately we do not have a way to block the RS request when an item is an ebook

    7 votes
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  9. Ranking of search results by Resource Sharing Library

    Concerning search results in Primo : could it be made possible to rank different holdings of the same title by Resource Sharing Library of the patron? This way the patron would see on top of the list the item that is the easiest accessible to him. At present patrons often request items from another library because they did not notice the title is also available at their own library.

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  10. Enable creation of Carousel widgets for collections

    We would love to be able to create scrolling carousels to highlight collections, and embed them in other platforms (LibGuides, webpages, etc.) We see examples of this kind of carousel within Primo VE records, for materials that are in Collection Discovery (aka Digital Collections); at the bottom of the record there is a feature labeled "More from the same collection" with a link to the full collection in Collection Discovery as well as a scrolling carousel of images with the book jacket images and links to the other titles. We would like to be able to embed this kind of…

    29 votes
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  11. Move the Sort by options to top of results

    We would like the Sort by option to be at the top of screen, for consistency with other databases. Users are used to seeing Sorting options at the top of the page. These options are hard to locate within the other filtering options in the panel to the left/right of the Primo results.

    13 votes
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  12. Make the Availability indicator for consortia match what was in Primo BO

    We have has several users report in a week that they are confused by the lack of accuracy in the availability indicator in Primo VE. For example Milwaukee noticed that this item shows that it is available in another institution- https://wisconsin-uwm.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01UWI_ML/cc3uhc/alma9912304483902121

    If I check that institution the item is checked out and if I look it Alma it has been out for over a year. <a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="https://wisconsin-uwosh.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01UWI_OSH/hvjabb/alma991004692621402126">https://wisconsin-uwosh.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01UWI_OSH/hvjabb/alma991004692621402126</a>   
    
    

    Now compare it to Primo BO you will note that in the institutional holdings area, it says Out of the Library. - <a rel="nofollow noreferrer" href="https://uwi-primoalma-prod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/104qq38/UWI71401656290002121">https://uwi-primoalma-prod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/104qq38/UWI71401656290002121</a>

    We would want VE to…

    33 votes
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  13. Allow CDI records and external resources to be added to Alma collections for Primo Collection Discovery

    We appreciate being able to create curated collections of Alma records to highlight lists of recommended reading and similar tools in Primo VE Collection Discovery. Sometimes we have a title that we’d love to include in these lists, but then find that a record exists only in CDI but not Alma. This is true for certain video collections, for example, that have database-type collections in Alma (no portfolios). There may also be single external resources (websites, etc.) that we'd also like to highlight. Currently there is no way to add CDI records nor single external resources to these collections. You…

    72 votes
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  14. New records facet according to Inventary record

    Primo VE facet for New records (last month, last week) retrieves records according to the bibliographic record creation date.
    The problem in some institutions is it takes an average of one month from when the record is created until it is available to the user, therefore, the new records that are available in the last week for the user appear under the last month facet or even, sometimes, in the last three months.

    We ask for theese facets take into account the Inventory Date instead of the Bibliographic Record Creation Date

    6 votes
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  15. Treat "and" and "&" (ampsersand) as interchangeable for the purposes of FRBR

    There might be multiple local (i.e. repository) records for different editions of a book, where the title field of some editions features the word "and", but the title field of other editions features the character "&". At the moment, this results in two FRBR groups for that book on Primo VE - one group for the editions with "and" and another group for the editions with "&".

    When determining FRBR groups for local (i.e. repository) records, "and" and "&" should be treated interchangeably, so that all editions of a book will be grouped together, even if the title has changed…

    5 votes
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  16. Allow us to collapse like locations for a library using mapping table like classic

    In classic Primo we would able to collapse like locations for a library using a mapping table. For example we have some very large buildings and for logistics we have locations like Stacks 3rd floor and Stacks 4th floor. In the facets it would be nice to just have Stacks be grouped all together. This also allows us to create custom pre-filter for our libguides.

    39 votes
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  17. Allow additional links to be added to my library account

    In classic Primo we were able to add our ILL link to the library account area, so users could go over and see the rest of their loans. We would like the ability to do this again and have it show up on the loans tab in the My Library Account.

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  18. Enable the Hebrew Acronym file in CDI

    I would like the Hebrew Acronym file to work in the same manner for local and remote records and enable the correct retrieval of records with any of the many Hebrew words that are comprised of initials (eg פלמ"ח, תנ"ך, תשנ"א, אדמו"ר, בג"ץ, רמב"ם, מפא"י…….).

    Currently, searching a term either with or without the " sign will retrieve the term both with and without the quotation sign (") but ONLY for local records. Until this will work in CDI, many remote records will not be retrievable when searching terms that can be written in both ways (with or without the…

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  19. Display pagination navigation on top of resultpage

    Following the new pagination experience (May 2021 release), our users would like to see the pagination navigation also at the top of their resultpage.

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  20. Display all editions of FRBR items even when using scroll wheel or right button

    In brief display in Primo, we can choose what will be displayed when a user clics on an FRBR title :
    - a single item / a single edition in full display chosen by an algorithm ;
    - or the list of all editions in brief display. This is what we have chosen to display, so our users can't miss the fact that we have several editions of the same book.

    But it actually only works if the user uses the left button of a mouse.

    When using scroll wheel or right button, you always have an item chosen by…

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