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  1. Add filter for "Available Now" (i.e. not checked out etc.) to Availability filter/facet

    The Availability filter/facet in Primo VE currently includes options to limit by "Available online" and "Held by library". It would be helpful if these options could be further refined to enable filtering to materials that are actually currently fully available/accessible -- for example, not checked out to another user or in another out-of-library processing status. This is functionality that I see in other library catalogs, especially for electronic resources/ebook collections.

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  2. Field labels in Brief Record Displays

    It would help the user to make sense of what they are reading in the Brief Record Display if we could include labels for some of the fields -- particularly for "Subject" and "Is part of".

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  3. Primo Analytics - add the ability to generate Primo Send To menu Citation Style usage

    Idea: Add the ability to generate usage statistics for each of the Citation Styles which display in the Primo Send to menu.

    Currently it is possible to report on the number of times the Citation option is selected from the Primo Send to menu.

    However it is not possible to track usage for each of the citation styles e.g. APA, Harvard, Oxford, etc.

    Use case:

    The ability to track usage for each style to:

    - Determined the order of citation styles in the display (from most popular to least popular).
    - To determine which options should continue be offered to…

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  4. Primo Analytics - add the ability to monitor availability link clicks by availability category

    Currently usage statistics may be generated using the "Click on availability statement" Analytics action, however there is no way to differentiate clicks on say, "Available at" (for physical resources) and "Check online access".

    We would like the ability to extract availability clicks by category:

    Check online access
    Available at
    No full text
    etc.

    General use cases:

    To help us decide what types of links should display where and in what order in Primo.

    More specific use case:

    To help us understand how patrons are accessing electronic resources. For instance, we have added the BrowZine PDF fulltext link to Primo. We…

    2 votes
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  5. Add in-line display option for textual holdings and notes (866 a,z) in Get It section

    The display of the 866 a (holdings) and z (notes) subfields as separate lines in Primo VE is confusing for users. We request the option to display the 866 subfields a and z in the same line in Primo.
    For example, a journal has 2 866 fields, one of which includes "CD-ROM" in subfield z to indicate the format. The word "CD-ROM" appears in the third line, causing confusion about if this refers to the line above, or is a separate holding.

    Availability:
    v.66 (1996)-v.85 (2015),
    v.87 (2017) - v.88 (2018)
    CD-ROM

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  6. Primo VE: ability to search without search expansion and to display a link to include expanded terms if desired

    Currently if the search expansion with controlled vocabulary feature is switched on in Primo VE, the search expansion is automatically included in the search by default and the user has to click to remove the expanded terms from their search. It would be beneficial to have the ability to have the feature switched on, but with the expansion not included by default and for the user to be able to include the expanded terms if desired.

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  7. provide different indication for items 'available online' - but not for my library

    when searching for 'electronic sources only' the result list provides the indication 'available online' for all items, including those NOT available for my library.

    I do want to see the items not available for my library, but there should be a different indication for them.

    Is it possible to show items as 'available online' for those available for my library, and show the other items with 'inter-library loan' indication?

    thanks

    6 votes
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  8. loan history lookup option

    Loan history lookup options, such as, a search box, a year select box or a slider (of the return date), would be helpful for the users having hundreds of loan history records.

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  9. Resource Recommender / searchable tags / language code table

    If you want to use the Resource Recommender feature in more languages than just English, you have to put all tags into the "Searchable Tags" box of the English interface. If you change to another language, the box is greyed out and can't be edited.

    I would like to suggest an overhaul of this part of the RR to make the "Searchable Tags" just as avaible for other languages as title and description are.

    3 votes
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  10. Collection Discovery display items in a list view

    Currently Collection Discovery only offers users the ability to view collections as a Grid or a Gallery. These displays provide extremely limited information about the items making it impossible for users to decide which items they'd like to view.
    Please add the ability for users to view collection items as a list, similar to the search results view. This list view would present each record one after the other with basic bibliographic information such as title, author/creator, resource type, date.

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  11. User data update using federated authentication

    When patron logins to PrimoVE using organisational federated authentication, it would be useful possibility to utilise EduPersonSchema attributes (or such) to update patron information in Alma database via 'Update Patron Details' -api. #SAML2 #Shibboleth
    e.g. https://wiki.eduuni.fi/display/CSCHAKA/FunetEduPerson+schema

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  12. Increase Primo search capability to support major common search expansions on synonyms.

    Salesforce case #00583901 refers (unpublished)

    Ex Libris advises that, due to performance considerations, Primo search is unable to support the search expansion for the spelling variants that include the use of 's' or 'z' within a word. This is a common trans-Atlantic spelling variation, and omitting it has a significant impact on search results.

    Example: a search for the terms “practice globalisation” produces 441,248 results, but by changing the 's' in globalisation to a 'z', Primo produces an additional 12,000 search results.

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  13. Add the Bridget Williams Books collections to Primo Central Index

    As a student and researcher of New Zealand materials I would like the books published by Bridget Williams Books to be indexed in Primo Central Index.

    Background: Currently the content of these collections is not discoverable in Primo. This makes it harder to discover key New Zealand content and impacts the efficiency of my study and research capabilities.

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  14. Display of consortium e-resource coverage

    Consortium partner library's e-resource coverage and public notes should be displayed in Primo VE.

    When searching Primo VE in consortium environment with Search Profile "DiscoveryNetwork", coverage of e-resource licensed by the consortium partner library (not by the consortium) is not displayed. Only bib record (in NZ) is displayed.

    Currently, no information about e-resource holdings of consortium partner library is displayed and users will not be able to notice that the partner library subscribed to this e-journal. If they noticed, they could access to this e-journal as walk-in users visiting the partner library or request copies of articles through Interlibrary Loan.

    19 votes
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  15. Reconvigure Search Algorithm to Highlight Subscription Databases

    Some change in the Primo search algorithm now shows free sources, such as DOAJ, as not only the best source, but the only source for some articles, even though the article is available in several of our subscription databases. I always want students to utilize subscription databases over free sources, mostly because the subscription databases add value, such as citation help, and also, we pay for them and I want students to use them. I would like to see the algorithm highlight subscription databases regardless of whether a free source is available.

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  16. Implement "Scheduled report to FTP server" feature for Primo Analytics

    We would like to request for "Scheduled report to FTP server" feature to be implemented for Primo Analytics, so we could schedule the Primo data in Power BI Reports/Dashboards to be automatically refreshed.

    Power BI is the enterprise solution for data visualisation in UNSW. Currently Ex Libris does not seem to support the connection between Analytics (OBIEE) and Power BI (e.g. via Web Data Connector). Instead of manually exporting data from Primo Analytics and uploading it to Power BI, we need to find a better way to automatically update the data in Power BI Reports/Dashboard.

    If we can schedule Primo…

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  17. Separating Scholarly and Peer Reviewed facets in the PCI

    As a former Summon library, we are lamenting that there used to be separate facets in Summon for Scholarly and for Peer-reviewed articles - as not all peer-reviewed content is scholarly. Ex Libris has responded to my Salesforce inquiry that there are no current plans to separate this content into separate facets, but the idea may be considered for the CDI roadmap.

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  18. Allow analytics to display what resources are most selected after a certain search query

    It would be great to see which resources are most selected after a certain search query.

    This wouldn't even have to be an exhaustive list-- even just seeing the top three selected results for the top 100 search strings would help us better tailor recommendations (particularly in Resource Recommender) for popular search terms.

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  19. Stop matching records with 020 subfield z

    As part of a matching process Primo checks the 020 subfield z, which in MARC format is used for Canceled/invalid ISBN, to display two records as related. That means Primo shows the holdings of the "related" record in the full display of the first record. For a user the holdings will be on the record with invalid ISBN. Very confusing. We've been adviced to delete the ISBN in 020 z or move it to 776, which is a very bad solution. I advice ExLibris to get rid of this solution and not violate the standards of MARC.

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  20. Pre-load images

    Patrons have reported latency for loading search results in Primo. And our observation shows that:
    - Images are always loaded at the last and it normally take a few seconds to be loaded completely
    - The thumbnails are likely meaningful only for books (book covers) while other types are loaded with default icons
    Our suggestion: Pre-load image for non-book items (e.g., article, video and etc) in hope to improve user experience with search.

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