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  1. Add the option to sort results in Collection by newest acquisitions

    We would like to be able to sort results in a Collection in Primo VE by newest acquisitions at the top. So perhaps sorting by date created of the record in Alma.

    This way we could make collections that display the newest purchases in our library at the top.

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  2. Show only Uniform title when FRBR key contains field 130 information

    When records are grouped together in Primo VE because they have the same uniform title in MARC field 130, the display of the title and creators in the Brief results display for this group is not ideal.

    The group shows the title and creators of one of the records in the group, which can be confusing to the user.

    What would be more ideal in these cases is that when the Uniform Title is used to generate the FRBR key, to only display the Uniform title from field 130 in the Brief results display for the grouped records, and no…

    4 votes
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  3. Include Citation type as a configurable field in Purchase request form

    When a purchase request is made from Primo selected in Citation type: Book, the order line that is created is of type Physical-One time, and cannot be modified.

    It would be nice to modify this default configuration.

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  4. Add option to control the visibility of collections in Primo and Collections Lobby

    Give customers the option to control the visibility of individual collections in Primo and on the Collections Lobby page.

    Use case: Our institution would like to have a limited number of centrally curated and managed collections that can be viewed in the Collections Lobby. But we would also like to give librarians the option to create their own collections for special projects, exhibits, or courses, which would not be displayed in the Lobby but could still be made accessible via direct link. Ideally, this could be achieved by adding checkboxes to the Collection Editor page - one controlling the collection's…

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  5. "Search inside" option in PrimoVE for Journal titles - prevent this option for print only titles

    Currently in PrimoVE, when a journal title search is undertaken for a title that is held in print format only, the "search inside" option is present. This is extremely misleading for users. If they undertake a search using this function, where the title is held in print format only, the user is shown articles from other titles.
    Our idea therefore seeks that the leader, 007, 008 marc fields are used to identify when the title is a print only title and therefore prevent the "search inside" option from appearing against such titles in PrimoVE.

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  6. Enable user personalization for their default "Expand my results" and "Search in full text" options

    Currently, institutions set a default for "Expand my results" and "Search in full text." Users can toggle these settings, but unlike other filters, these toggles are not "sticky" and it does not seem possible to "lock" them. When the session is reset or the user selects "New Search", the institutional default is re-applied. The user who prefers other settings must therefore constantly re-toggle their desired options.

    We find vastly different needs between our faculty, graduate students, professional practitioners, and undergraduates in their search behaviors and preferences. Currently, we have default settings designed for the least sophisticated searchers (undergraduates), but many…

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  7. Option to bulk export normalization rules Primo VE

    We would like to make a bulk export for backup of the normalization rules that we have set up in Primo VE.

    At the moment this functionality does not exist but would be very helpful for us. At the moment if we make changes to the normalization rules it is easy to accidentally delete the entire set of rules for one field. It is also not possible to easily roll back a change that we made.

    Therefore it would be useful to have the export option, to have an extra copy of all the normalization rules as a backup.

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  8. Display item enumeration on location level under Get It for Primo VE

    We would like to be able to configure the information displayed under Get it in the location/holding level for Primo VE to contain information from the enumeration fields from the item level.

    This used to be possible in Primo BO (see attached screenshot), but unfortunately not anymore in Primo VE.

    When there are many holdings and items the user, as a consequence, will have to perform many clicks through all the holdings and checking all the items to find the volume that they are looking for.
    It would then be more useful if they could see on the location level…

    3 votes
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  9. add a link to the location section

    We would like to be able to create an embedded link to the location section in PRIMO VE (please see image attached)

    This embedded link would then be added to a libguide to provide real time information on the location of the item

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  10. Allow suppression of GES based on Primo View

    Currently a GES (General Electronic Service) link can be suppressed or shown based on certain characteristics of the record or though Alma Display Logic Rule, through characteristics of the logged in user or presence / absence of other GES links. We would like the ability to control the display of GES links based on the current Primo view. This would allow us to show or suppress links in certain Primo views before asking the user to login.

    6 votes
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  11. Language field in Brief Record Display ought to use the Language codes Labels (VE)

    For institutions with multi-lingual collections, the out-of-the-box Language field can be a useful addition to the record display. When Language is added to the Full Record display, the "Language codes Labels" code table is used to convert the abbreviated codes used in metadata records into generally understood language names–e.g. the code 'gle' displays as 'Irish'.

    When the Language field is added to the Brief Record display, however, the labels are NOT used and the code is displayed as-is. Ex Libris recognizes this as a defect (case #06659538) but a solution is not part of the current development work plan. We…

    14 votes
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  12. Have the sort order for libraries affect the pickup location order in Primo

    There is currently a library sort order in Discovery for Primo VE. Our wish was to have the main campus appear first and then the branches. However we discovered that while we have options to try sorting by IP or by a custom order, this configuration does not apply to the request screen - pickup location order. We confirmed this with a ticket, and develop noted that only the alphabetical order applies to this area. We believe, it would be helpful to allow libraries with multiple libraries to put the main library at the top as that is the one…

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  13. Display Licenses for Results from CDI if holdings are associated with a license

    For Primo VE search results, display the license for results obtained from the CDI. Primo already displays the license terms of results obtained from Alma holdings. License terms are displayed next to a Primo VE result that is from an institution’s Alma holding if the Alma holding has a license assigned to it (shown in the Electronic Collection Editor’s General tab in Alma), but the license is not currently displayed when Primo VE search results are obtained from the CDI for the same holding (that does have a license assigned to it.). This would benefit ILL staff who rely on…

    14 votes
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  14. Ability to reduce limit for number of links in "View It"

    Ability to reduce the limit for full text links in "View It"

    At present, the limit for links in "View It" is set to 25, see: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/View_It_is_limited_for_25_resources
    However, it is not possible to reduce the number and lower the limit (as it was possible in the SFX environment).

    We would like the ability reduce the limit for links in the "View It" section of a Primo record.

    23 votes
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  15. Item - Searchability of Public note in Primo VE

    We use the Public note of the item for provenance information. For this reason, the field contents should be searchable in Primo VE.

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  16. Share on social media: add Mastodon and Bluesky

    Share on social media from full title display:

    Please add Mastodon and Bluesky as options.

    Can't speak for Threads as that's blocked in Europe, but would probably make sense to add it at the same time.

    2 votes
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  17. Add the creation date to the titles in the Saved Search Letter

    Users can set an alert on the Saved Searches page and will then receive the Saved Search letter by email whenever there are new results for their saved search. However, a new result is not necessarily a new publication. The Saved Search letter could also contain older publications which are new to the inventory of the discovery system. For the users, it would be helpful to already see in the Saved Search letter the creation date of the titles, so that they know which results are real new publications. In Primo VE, however, it is currently not possible to add…

    7 votes
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  18. Fulfillment Network - Restrict the ordering of books from the other institution when there are books loanable in the home organization

    *This is for the Fulfillment Network, not AFN.
    We are in a small consortium, just two institutions. Now we are trying to use direct requesting function of the Fulfillment Network, not AFN. In this case, we found that there is no option which restricts the ordering of books from the other institution when there are books loanable in the home organization.

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  19. Banner - start and end date

    We're using the banner to promote different library related events/workshops etc that run throughout the year. Currently we would have to manually enable and disable banners.

    If there was something that allows us to determine how long the banner would display then it would make it easier, and not having to make sure a member of staff is available on certain days of the year just to switch on/off a banner.

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  20. Create search alerts for results obtained from selecting a "view sources citing this" link from an original article

    Our users would like to be able to track when new citations are added to a list of sources derived from the "view sources citing this" feature.

    They suggest this could be done by creating a search alert to advise them of the changes.

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