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  1. Visually Indicate Boolean AND Grouping of Facets

    This is in reaction to a discussion on the mailing list ("[Primo] facets - issue with selecting one-by-one vs. multiple") and to have an idea for the other option (in contrast to [0]) to resolve the dilemma described there:

    Instead of changing the system behavior it would be good to indicate what is happening. In general it makes sense that after selecting one facet, looking at the results and deciding to add another facet that the boolean connection of these two facets will be "AND", while selecting some facets in one go is likely intended to be an "OR".

    Forms…

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  2. Display order of portfolio at Catalogue (can we prioritize the links to be displayed?)

    For title with multiple portfolios, come from different platforms, I wonder if there is any way to prioritize the links according to our needs, e.g.

    Criteria 1: portfolio with access to the current issues will be displayed first, instead of the portfolio with closed holdings.

    Criteria 2: purchase portfolio will be displayed before the free access portfolios

    Criteria 3: platform with less broken link reports received will be displayed before the one with more broken link reports

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  3. Ability to use other fields instead of interface name for View Online fields

    We are looking to change the display of the "View Online" space. At the moment, if a resource does not have an Interface name, it displays "view full text". I would like to suggest to have the ability to use the Electronic Portfolio name as an option.

    Reasoning behind this: We have hundreds of vendors as well as use Ebsconet as our subscription manager. It is clunky to go in to every single vendor just to add an Interface name.

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  4. Include Local collections in Collection Facet

    Primo with PCI and CDI do not show Local Collection names in the Collection Facet. This is a disservice to our locally loaded collections. The way this facet is currently configured, it only relates with metadata fields on CDI records and will not show local collections.

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  5. Display and edit all user addresses in my account By now, only the preferred address defined in Alma is displayed in Primo my account. All

    Display and edit all user addresses in my account

    By now, only the preferred address defined in Alma is displayed in Primo my account. All Alma user addresses should be displayed and be editable by patrons in my account of Primo. This is important for better transparency and to avoid invalid and deprecated addresses. It should also be possible to chooses the Address types in my Primo account to preferred, secondary, work and office.

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  6. "Title starts with" advanced search should search alternate titles, too

    The "Title starts with" advanced search in Primo and Primo VE only searches the 245 field, not the 246. This is problematic in cases where a title contains special characters, numbers, etc. For instance, if a user is doing a "Title starts with" search for a book called "Understanding & Dismantling Racism," they would need to use the ampersand rather than spelling out "and" in order to find the book. This is in spite of the fact that the bibliographic record for that book contains a 246 field with the "and" spelled out. One of the points of the 246…

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  7. To have possible filtering FRBR groups to display only records that match with the search definition

    it is important to have possible filtering FRBR groups to display only records that match with the search definition. It happens in recommended bibliography. They are reprints of the same book with the same ISBN, but students need only the last reprint. So, it would be useful to filter FRBR groups and display the last reprint not all of them.

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  8. Hide DUE TIME in Primo

    It should be possible to hide DUE TIME in Primo, both in My Library Card and the item list. Many libraries do not offer loans by the hour and opening hours in Alma are not the same as the opening hours of the physical library. Therefore displaying the due time in Primo is often just noise.

    See attached screenshots.

    256 votes
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  9. Primo alerts - user defined frequency and digest options

    Based on user suggestions, it would be helpful if, when users set themselves an alert for a saved search, they could choose the frequency with which these came through.

    Some users might want them more/less than weekly.

    Also, perhaps users could also choose to receive the alerts in a digest form: with the update for every search bundled into one email.

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  10. Sort by library in the Location facet when library name is configured to display

    When the option to display the library name in the Location facet is configured, we would like the Location facet to be sorted alphabetically by library.

    Currently, the facet list is sorted by location, which means that results for the same library are scattered among the list. For a user it would make more sense to have all the locations from the same library listed together.

    13 votes
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  11. Please provide an option to search items from sub-collections together

    Please provide an option to search items from sub-collections together. Now users only can search the items in the current collection but usually the items in sub-collections are also relevant result for the search query. Some may think they can just go back to the basic search page and search again but the others would think it's uncomfortable because they are already familiar with Windows File search function.

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  12. Adding Facets to Database Search page.

    By adding a 'Facets' pane to the Database Search results page, consistency between the different search type's results will be improved and users will be able to post-filter Find Databases searches.
    For example: a user would be able to filter by both subject AND resource type as used to be possible when the Metalib interface was used for the Databases A-Z list.

    31 votes
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  13. Sub-collections: allowing a different description at the top level from a click further down

    With sub-collections, we would like to be able to have a different description at the top level, than at a click further down.

    For instance, on the collections page, a sub-collection description might simply read:

    "Relating to agriculture and rural development"

    , whereas, once the user has clicked into that sub-collection, they would see a different, and potentially more ample, description, such as:

    "Material relating to all aspects of agriculture and rural development including material dealing with soil, irrigation, crops, farming material and village life."

    7 votes
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  14. Browse tab results display: don't follow creator immediately by publication date

    In the results display on Browse tab for LC call number searches, the creator (1XX) is (almost) immediately followed by the publication date. (There's a space between the two fields). In cases where the 1XX field ends with an open-ended date, it looks like the publication year is a death date.

    The attached file has an example which shows:
    Financing consumer sales ... [title]
    Geva, Benjamin, 1946- 1984 [authority (1xx) date of publication]

    The work was published in 1984, I was in a meeting with Geva last month so he's clearly still alive. The current display is misleading and could…

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  15. Library Card page

    I think it would more user-focused if the "Library Card" dashboard listed all of the requests and loans in one spot, regardless of the lending library. Many users are unaware of which library they've requested an item through - it would be nice if there was only one dashboard for patrons to check on the status of everything in one spot.

    38 votes
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  16. Localize Collection Discovery for libraries of an Alma institution

    For a given library in an Alma institution, the Alma collections associated to this library should only appear in the Collection Discovery page and on the records of items belonging to this collection, if the library is associated to the Primo view (in the "Primo view mapped into Alma libraries" mapping table).

    In the current situation, all the collections of any library of the Alma institution are visible, even if the Primo view is limited to one or some libraries in the institution.

    247 votes
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  17. DDA portfolios should be presented as Online Preview Available or something else

    DDA portfolios (e.g. ProQuest E-book Preview) should be presented as Online Preview Available or something distinguishable that the institution can customize. Patrons are often confused.

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  18. Primo Saved Search email - link color setting

    Improve color customization of Saved Search Email Alerts

    The February 2020 Primo feature does not allow us to customize the link text in the header (used for the terms of the saved search), which leads to contrast issues.

    Similar to the "Unsubscribe" customization, there should be a similar component to set the color of link text in the header.

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  19. Keep chosen UI language after login

    At the moment, following login, the Primo UI changes to either

    a) preferred UI user language as indicated in the user preferences, or

    b) default language

    This leads to odd situations, for example,


    • User changes UI (from German) to English -> everything is now in English


    • Does a search etc etc -> still in English


    • Logs in - Login etc window in English


    • After successful login, the user is returned to Primo... but in German!


    This is inexplicable for the user, and unless they know about preferences, and where to set them, it happens every time.

    Note to change preferences…

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  20. Could the blank resource sharing request form check the Alma link resolver before a user submits the request

    We have configured the blank resource sharing request form into our Primo menu. Before submitting a request on this form it would be useful if the request was check against our institutional collection using the Alma link resolver (similar to what happens with the Citation linker).

    15 votes
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