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  1. Incorrect citation formatting

    Below is an email that I got from one of our reference librarians:

    Here’s a citation issue, we’re coping with.
    I expect you can’t fix this because it looks like a broad indexing issue, but can it be reported?

    PROBLEM ONE (this affects MLA & APA & Chicago)
    The Primo citations often include extra information, for example:
    -- that it is a “report” or includes an “author abstract” or “Brief Article”
    In these cases, it looks like it stems from Primo including too much info in the title field.

    PROBLEM TWO (this affects only MLA)
    Primo citations often include not…

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  2. Make the resource sharing form more customizable

    We would need the resource sharing form to be more customizable. Specifically, we lack the ability to add generic text to display general information to the user. Ideally it should also be possible to add a customizable checkbox that the user have to tick before proceeding with the request.

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  3. My Library Card: Option to hide DUE TIME

    We'd like the option to hide the DUE TIME in My Library Card, Primo VE.

    In our library, we allow users to return borrowed item at any library. Users can return items that are due today until the library where they are returning items closes.

    Each library has different closing time with many exceptions, so we set the closing time to 23:59 for all libraries. Therefore, due time is always displayed as 23:59 regardless of the real library closing time and it is confusing to users.

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  4. Index MARC 250 (Edition Statement) in Primo VE

    The MARC 250 field is not included in the out-of-the-box indexing in Primo VE according to the documentation. Users frequently include the edition in their searches because it is referenced in a citation they've found. It seems like it would be a worthy inclusion in the keyword index.

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  5. Improve Primo Search Algorithms

    When our users look for a book in the Primo Search Portal they expect that the Primo Search behaves like a Google Search, i.e. they expect that Primo finds books with titles or metadata containing words similar to those in their query. Unfortunately, the Primo Search is very sensitive to the exact spelling of the words in the query. If the search query is slightly inaccurate, the book is not found in Primo. I tried such unsuccessful search queries on www.amazon.de, and Amazon usually found the correct book: Amazon showed the correct hit on top of the list (see…

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  6. Visualización doble de registros con copias impresas y electrónicas activadas en Primo Central

    En los casos en que disponemos de un registro bibliográfico con ejemplares en formato impreso, copia electrónica activada en la "Comunity Zone", y además se ha activado también en Primo Central para garantizar la indexación y la capacidad de recuperación a nivel de texto completo, el registro bibliográfico se visualiza en Primo VE como si fueran dos registros bibliográficos exactamente con la misma información (códigos de barras, signaturas y ubicaciones duplicados).

    Según nos dicen desde SalesForce, debido a limitaciones/arquitectura del sistema, no es posible combinar el registro de Primo Central con los registros locales en Alma, lo cual crea confusión…

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  7. Add ability for Local Resource Types to look at multiple fields

    For some resource types (like streaming video) where we use community zone records that aren't all RDA, the bibs are missing a consistent way for me to identify them and we can't update the records to add whatever field is necessary (like a 655 $a Internet videos.). I would like to be able to write a rule for local resource types that uses an OR statement, rather than just a single field. That way I could indicate that if it had the 655 OR a 347 $a Video file it should have Streaming Video as its resource type.

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  8. Primo VE: Availability of print inventory with multiple holdings

    In Primo VE, when availability is calculated for print inventory with holdings in multiple libraries, please show the library with the most items first.

    For example if there are 25 items in the Main Library and 3 items in the Law Library, Primo should display “Available at Main Library… and other locations”.
    Primo should not display “Available at Law Library… and other locations.”

    Thank you.

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  9. Number of items excluding EBSCO would be shown in PCI facet

    When I set a mixed search of Primo PCI and EBSCO API on Primo VE, facet doesn't display number of items of each facet and the sort of facet is out of control. I have heard that this is due to the specification of the EBSCO API. I think that if it is impossible to show the number of EBSCO results, as a second solution, only the number of PCI results, excluding EBSCO, should be displayed.

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  10. Improve new sort in collection discovery

    As of Nov 2019, we can sort a collection in collection discovery by "relevance" which seems to be arbitrarily applied and title.

    1. There should be the same sort options (as the main Primo results):
    * Date (newest)
    * Date (oldest)
    * Author

    2. Institutions should be able to apply a default of choice

    3. Institutions should be able to remove a sort option

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  11. HAL : issue about "full text access" link

    HAL https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/ is one of the major open repository in French.
    Some publications give full text access, others not. See screenshot attached.
    We did activate for search Hyper Article en Ligne (HAL) in PCI.
    Our concern is that all HAL publications in PRIMO display with "full text access" link even when there is no full text.

    Please have a look to the example : Reconceptualizing the classification of PNAS articles.
    This issue generates lots of complains from our final users. HAL is very well used in French speaking countries.

    so could you fix this and indicate "full text access" when…

    13 votes
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  12. Include Course Information with Coures Icon in brief record display

    We would like the option to include the Course Information (from the full record) with the Course icon for the breif record display for course reserves. This way students can quickly see the information without having to open the record.

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  13. Allow more than four fields to display in the Brief Record Display

    Please allow more than 4 fields to display in the brief record display. We would like Course Informaton to display for our Course Reserves. Why is there a limit? We should be able to add as many fields as we would like to the brief record display.

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  14. My Library Card: Indicate number of loans at each library

    Listed in the left margin of the My Library Card page in our multi-campus / multi-library environment are the names of each library from which a user has requested or borrowed an item. To save the user time in finding relevant, timely information, we'd like the number of items currently "in play" (on loan, requested, with associated fines, etc.) displayed next to each library in that list.

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  15. short loan

    Display due times for short loans in Primo, using the time format specified in Alma, rather than defaulting to showing due times in military (24h) time.

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  16. Add Course Reserve Public Notes to Primo VE record details display

    A proscribed set of Course Information can be displayed in the Primo VE record details, but there is no way to add other notes or information related to course reserve in Primo VE, as there is in Leganto. There is a Public Notes field in Alma's Reading List > Citation > Citation Parameters settings, but this note can only be displayed in Leganto. If the Public Note could be made available for display in the Primo VE record as well it could be used in conjunction with the Course Information display to provide important information to end users -- for…

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  17. ORCID to be searchable in Primo VE

    I'd like to add ORCID to our catalog records, at least for our ETDs (thesis authors and their advisors), and to have the IDs being searchable in Primo VE.

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  18. Search Loans within user Account

    We have users who would like to be able to search within their list of currently checked out items. At present, the only options are (1) export the list of loans to BibTeX or RIS and search them in another program, or (2) sort by checkout date or title. When faculty have 400 items checked out, neither of these options is feasible. They would like a search box option within their account to search across all the items they have checked out.

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  19. Add spacing between multiple entries of same marc field

    Often, and especially in archival description, we use the same marc fields several times in the same record. So, more than 1 520 (description/scope&content) or more than 1 545 (bio/hist note) and many others.

    The current display in primo ve kinda "smooshes" them all together. Would be great for readability if there was at least a space between multiple entries of the same field in any given record. Attachment has example in primo ve and one in - believe it or not - digitool, where there are extra spaces between each of the repeated fields. Much easier to read.

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  20. Improve the browse callnumber functionality in Primo VE to include Moys callnumbers

    As a Primo VE law academic or student I would like the Moys callnumbers to be browsable in Primo VE. They are a special classification suited to my subject area. This functionality was previously available.

    Background
    Moys call numbers are not supported in Primo VE, even though they display in the Alma Browse functionality.

    Primo NUI did display them correctly.

    Having invested considerable resourcing in developing Moys classification for our Law collections it is frustrating that we are no longer able to browse these callnumbers.

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