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  1. Make the login help link language sensitive

    In Alma Configuration it is possible to define Login page help links for Primo VE and to translate the label to another language, but it is not possible to have separate URLs for help pages in different languages.

    We would like the URL to be customizable per language the same way the label is.

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  2. Improve Browse by Subject (Primo VE)

    In Primo VE, only one of “vocabulary” is available - “Library of Congress Subject Headings.” The choice to use this “vocabulary” is automatically made for you when you choose “Browse by Library of Congress Subject.” The index “Library of Congress name authority records for 651” is not available through this search as it is through the Metadata Editor via Alma. Thus, many, many LC subject headings cannot actually be browsed in Primo VE. Example, you can find NO headings beginning with “Colombia – Commerce,” because there is no LC subject authority for “Colombia – Commerce” or for any further subdivision…

    26 votes
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  3. Ability to store test records for Primo VE

    When you test normalization rules for external data sources in Primo VE, you need to upload your test record from your computer _every_ _time_ you make a change in the NR. It should be possible to store sample records for easier testing

    9 votes
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  4. Data elements for Calculated Availability should be configurable

    The Calculated Availability text is composed of Availability status + Library + location + call number .
    We want to be able to configure what elements should display based on their value. For instance, we only want to display call numbers for items that are on open shelves (as determined by library and/or location value). For items in closed stacks, the call number is irrelevant to the users and only serves to clutter up the interface.

    4 votes
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  5. Primo VE: Public names for Libraries and Locations

    It would often be helpful if patron-facing names of libraries and locations were different from the staff-facing names in Alma, e.g., staff users may need to know exactly which of several "Closed stack" is in play, while this is irrelevant information for end users. So public names of Libraries and Locations should be editable through the Discovery Labels code table

    5 votes
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  6. Resource Recommender customizable for each view

    PrimoVE views serve different audiences. If the Resource Recommender were customizable for each view the user experience will be improved.

    9 votes
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  7. Hover-over article abstract in PRIMO VE

    Currently, patrons need to go into the full article record from the brief results page to read abstracts.We would like to suggest that PRIMO VE provide the user with a hover-over article abstract on the brief results page so patrons can skim abstracts before going into the full record.

    2 votes
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  8. Allow HTML in Collection Discovery description field

    It would be useful to allow HTML in the description field of an Alma Collection record. It would allow some formatting and links out to other pages. Currently any HTML displays as text.

    3 votes
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  9. Display more than 10 locations in PRIMO VE

    We are using bch scheme and when a bibliographic record has more than 10 locations, PRIMO only shows 10, even though the results are limited to one library.
    For example, there are one item in our Medical Library, but it doesn't show. https://granatensis.ugr.es/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991014023258604990&context=L&vid=34CBUA_UGR:VU1&search_scope=MyInstitution&tab=Granada&lang=es

    20 votes
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  10. Separate Library selection and Personal Delivery Address in Getit pop-up

    We have configured Alma so all Personal Delivery requests go to a central library. Need to modify Getit so patrons cannot select a Library and also enter a personal delivery address i.e. separate Library pickup from Personal Delivery.

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  11. Searching special characters Ayin or Apostrophe in Primo

    In Alma, you get the same results if you include or exclude the special character ayin or apostrophe in your search terms. However, in Primo searches you need to include these special characters. If they are missing, you will not find the same result.

    Ayin is used in transliterated title of items in Hebrew, Arabic, Armaic, Syriac, and Korean languages. It is not on a standard US keyboard, so it is difficult for users to include it in the search.

    Apparently, Alma uses a different indexing system. We would like Primo to be able to do the same as Alma…

    3 votes
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  12. Categorise dbs/guides/sites via Primo admin. The databases be indexed, searched or browsed for in PrimoVE customers that do not have Alma

    The ability to subject categorise databases, library guides, Web sites etc via Primo admin. The databases and guides they are included in the Primo index so that the words in the title, description or keywords when searched will appear within the results. Also so the resources can browsed for in PrimoVE or Primo classic by the categories so there is not a long list to scroll through. This is for customers that do not have Alma or any library catalogue. I have seen you can currently do this only for Alma catalogue users.

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  13. 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.

    3 votes
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  14. 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".

    2 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    2 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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