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  1. No-contact pickup option for hold form.

    Add a field to the hold form so patrons can indicate that they want no-contact / curbside pickup of their requested item instead of coming inside the location they selected. Allow it to default as checked.

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  2. Include call number for physical items in Excel / CSV Export

    Thank you for adding the option to export results in Primo to Excel and CSV.

    Please could the call number for physical items be added as an extra column in the export. When clients export results from Primo, their intention is also to look for those items that are physical on the shelves and without the call number, they again have to access each record's link to obtain the call number.

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  3. add abstracts scanning in scrolling view

    When Primo (now Promo VE) switched from a book catalog interface to a journal (Central Index) database interface, one new functionality was desired/required by researchers.
    The ability to toggle on/off viewing Abstracts in the results is an important option for real-time exploration. Many scholars perform a preliminary scan of titles to remove obvious non-matches, but they then prefer to view the abstracts from
    possibly important materials before downloading items into their personal databases. What is missing is the ability to select scrolling through records with the abstracts in view. This could either be added as an option on the initial…

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  4. Configure collection discovery to display in shelflist order

    We are using Collection Discovery to create new books browsing for our top subject areas but it would be great if they could display in shelflist order so like books group together.
    What we really want is a low maintenance bookshelf browse feature which auto populates with new resources and removes the old. Anyway, display in LCC or some shelflist order would be good, even if the call number is hidden (because many are ebooks and it might confuse patrons).

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  5. Browse by subject: visualize the 360 and 680 fields from the authorities records

    It´s important for the users in order to navigate from one subject to other

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  6. Provide Toggle Checkbox When Including Results with No Full-Text

    Please provide a toggle checkbox when the setting is configured to include results with no full-text. We would like to present all results by default and then let a person remove unwanted results (i.e., results with no full text).

    The current setup is the reverse and is contrary to the idea of filtering. People use filters to narrow their search results, not expand them.

    Also, I know there is a Full-Text Online facet, but this only appears after you select a resource type facet. Therefore, this method is not convenient to achieve the same thing.

    Thanks,
    Blake

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  7. Recommender for standing expressions (that have little or nothing in common with an actual title)

    We are switching from Ebsco Discovery Service EDS to Primo VE this year. One functionality that EDS offers - and that seems to be lacking in Primo VE - is the Item Exact Match Recommender https://cloud.ebsco.com/apps/item-exact-match-recommender-custom-data-file-driven

    We use this mainly for documents that are widely known by a standing expression that will not help when doing a search for this expression with Primo.

    Examples:
    1) "Metzger" refers to the document "Lern- und Arbeitsstrategien" by Christoph Metzger. No one knows the title, but everybody knows the standing expression.
    2) Decisions by the Swiss Supreme Court, "Bundesgerichtsentscheide" - hardly anyone knows that…

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  8. Collection Discovery tiles should display the pub dates of items

    A pub date should appear on the tile even if there is no room for a long title and it would need to be abbreviated. Then, complete bibliographic citation information (at least title, author, publisher, date) should appear when the user mouses over the tile. Also, LC order to simulate a bookshelf browse would be nice.

    Our plan is to use Collection Discovery to create collections of new and significant publications in the disciplines to encourage browsing. Providing just the book cover and title and not in LC order is limiting.

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  9. Remove CDI constant expansion of results

    PCI results respect that a user knows what they want, but help with expansion when necessary, such as by stemming when there are very few results returned by the exact query. A user has autonomy also to target their results with techniques such as quotation marks, Boolean operators, and Advanced Search.

    In CDI, expansion is constant, by term inflection applied to all searches, as well as higher recall in general by design. This cannot be prevented by features such as Boolean operators, quotation marks or Advanced Search, and is illogical in conjunction with other features like 'Did you mean'.
    Note:…

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  10. Allow Roman numerals for page range in digitization request form

    Users submit a range of pages when they request digitization of a material. Preliminary pages in books often use Roman numerals. Please whitelist these characters along with 0-9 in the form validation scheme.

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  11. Provide a subject area in Analytics that lets us report on hotswap/indexing.

    Every so often we find out from our cataloging staff that after several pipe/index cycles records are still not appearing in our Primo instance. We then go to Primo BO and find that records haven't hotswapped or indexed in several days (sometimes longer). We would like to KNOW when this happens. Primo Analytics provides reports on Pipes and on PNX/FRBR-Dedup cycles, but NOT hotswap/index cycles. The only way we can know if this is slowed or stopped is if a staff member happens to report it to us. It would be very useful to have a subject area in Analytics…

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  12. Add 956 field to the Links area of the Detailed record

    Currently the only links that display from the bib record are in the 856 with a 4 in the first indicator. We'd like the ability to show 956 links, for local information like digital library links.

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  13. Direct linking for Digital Objects to have an order in case of several DOs

    Currently direct linking for digital objects when there are more than one does not follow any order. Hence, when a record has several D.Os any of them could benefit arbitrarily of the direct linking.
    For example, take an English record that is accompanied by several DOs of the document in different languages. The ideal scenario will be to have the English Record and Direct linking to the English D.O. and in the Full Display the options to see other language versions. Currently, the Direct Linking takes any D.O. , which could be confusing to users.
    We would like to have…

    4 votes
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  14. Pin Book resource type to top of resource facet list

    In university libraries, a task for many users is to find books. However, because Primo VE with CDI returns so many electronic books, the Book resource type is dropped below the "Show more" fold. It would be helpful if Discovery Admin could pin some resource types to the top of the list to accelerate users in this task.

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  15. LOGO

    Please make an option to change the logo according to the language display in PrimoVE
    now only one logo is possible

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  16. 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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  17. The ability to customized Worldcat link in Worldcat search API

    It would be great if the worldcat link in the Worldcat search scope (enabled via Worldcat search API) could be customized to allow either 1. a proxy prefix or 2. for replacement with a worldcat discovery link.

    We're looking into this because when we were on campus, the link was able to - via IP recognition - offer users the option of going to our Worldcat Discovery instance, which brings together worldcat records with our services (i.e. ILL) We would like to somehow replicate that experience now that our services have all gone remote.

    Sample record: https://umbrella.lib.umb.edu/primo-explore/search?query=any,contains,bear%20extinction&tab=worldcat&searchscope=WorldCat&vid=01MAUMB&offset=0&pcAvailability=true

    Thank…

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  18. Allow direct linking from database records without impacting other records

    Database records in the database list behave as other records in Primo.
    You click on a post from the database list/brief display, the record opens itself, and from there you can click on the database link.

    While this makes sense for regular records, this is a bit unnecessary with database records:
    - not many more details are displayed on the detailed view.
    - when looking up a specific database, the only interesting information is the link itself.

    Many users reported that this extra click was annoying as what they want is to access the database. Some of them, especially within…

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  19. Customize the Discipline Hierarchy for "Personalize Your Results"

    We would like to customize the "Personalize Your Results" service in Primo UI in order to change the display and hierarchy of the existing disciplines. Currently, discipline labels can be customized, but not rearranged. However, depending on the country, history and traditions, institutions may have a very different approach towards disciplines and their hierarchy.
    We have patrons who do not understand why ‘Physics’ does not belong to ‘Sciences’, why ‘Public Health’ is not under ‘Medicine’, etc. This request aims to give the customers the possibility to create their own hierarchy, not to create or merge disciplines nor to have any…

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  20. Primo VE: Please add 773x to the index on ISSN

    When searching on ISSN in Primo, not only journals are found, but also articles because articles in CDI have a data field ISSN.
    This is not the case for locally catalogued articles because following the MARC standard, the ISSN of the journal is catalogued in tag 773$x.
    Not only are locally catalogued articles not found when searching on ISSN, but also the facet on Journal title doesn't work for these local articles.
    Therefor, our question is to add tag 773$x to the index on ISSN to allow for a consistent search experience for local articles and CDI articles.

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