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  1. Add an Abstract resource type for the Primo Central Index

    Primo Central Index contains many records for abstracts of conference papers that have been published in journal issues/supplements.

    These records are given the Article resource type in Primo. This confuses users, who when they find these items expect a full-length article instead of a short abstract.

    It also creates problems with link resolvers, which attempt to generate article-level links and fail (publishers usually do not provide these abstracts as individual articles).

    To fix this, Primo Central should be given a new resource type for abstracts.

    The sources for these records are usually large indexes such as Scopus or Web of…

    133 votes
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  2. Primo Central Index ( PCI ) - more granularity in excluding content from activated resources - e.g. exclude from index by resource type

    Right now in Primo Central Index the customer can either activate or not a resource. But sometimes more granularity would be appreciated. Namely adding a filter by resource type allowing inclusion or exclusion in the index would be very useful. Please note: it's not a matter of adding a resource type in PCI. It's a matter of excluding records with a specific resource type from activated resources.

    For example, some resources/data sources contains not only articles, but also journals and other resource types we actually catalogue. Since right now dedup does not work between local records and PCI, this ends…

    122 votes
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  3. Add a field ISSN and E-ISSN that are separated but can be matched for Dedup / F

    For more efficient DEDUP of ejournal and print journal.
    The dedup test mach ISSN, but the ISSN of printed journal record is usually different from the e-ISSN of the electronic journal record, thus there is no match between two these numbers.

    118 votes
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  4. PCI Collections Descriptions

    PCI Collections have very minimal descriptions. It's very time consuming to try and track down the appropriate page on the external resource's site to both see descriptive information about the collection and also try to get publication and title indexes. What if this was all made available through one of ExL's websites? At least knowing what is available in a collection before hitting "activate" (including number of titles, title lists, etc) would be fantastically more effective, rather than blindly switching on PCI collections because they sound cool.

    45 votes
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  5. Increase Primo search capability to support major common search expansions on synonyms.

    Salesforce case #00583901 refers (unpublished)

    Ex Libris advises that, due to performance considerations, Primo search is unable to support the search expansion for the spelling variants that include the use of 's' or 'z' within a word. This is a common trans-Atlantic spelling variation, and omitting it has a significant impact on search results.

    Example: a search for the terms “practice globalisation” produces 441,248 results, but by changing the 's' in globalisation to a 'z', Primo produces an additional 12,000 search results.

    39 votes
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  6. [Primo] - add tag delivery/fulltext to local PNX , thus improving blended search and full text availability information

    The feature "Expand My Results / Results with no full-text" allows to include in the search results PCI records with no full text. It relies on a pnx value in tag "fulltext" delivery section:
    <delivery>
    ...

    &lt;fulltext&gt;no_fulltext&lt;/fulltext&gt;
    

    </delivery>

    The problem is that <fulltext> tag / field is not available in the Normalization Rule for local records.

    The consequence is for example that when we harvest data from our dpace institutional repository we may have fulltext, but sometimes we may have just metadata records. But without the delivery/fulltext field in the PNX we can't manage records with just metadata so that…

    30 votes
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  7. Please add ABC-CLIO African American Experience to Primo client resources

    We would like to see full text for ABC-CLIO African American Experience in Primo client resources

    27 votes
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  8. Improve logic for Consortial/AFN and ILL requests

    If all holdings across the Network Zone (NZ) are unavailable, we want to be able to suppress the option to place a Consortial loan request (ie. a resource sharing request in an automated fulfillment network), thus directing the user to ILL.

    25 votes
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  9. 24 votes
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  10. Add the option to restrict PCI results for resources when only a physical manifestation of those resources exist in the library’s inventory

    If we have a physical book/journal in stock (item status could be anything: lost / on loan / available etc.)
    and we have PCI collections activated that happen to also include these titles,
    then
    Primo will display the PCI results for the electronic version of these Books + their chapters & Journals + their articles and present them as ‘Full text available’ with ‘View online’ tabs – even when we do not have access to the online version of the titles.

    This leads to an error message + makes for a confusing experience for staff and students. We understand from…

    23 votes
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  11. ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History

    Please add ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History to Primo client resources index so it can be activated for discovery.

    22 votes
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  12. Embargoed resources displaying in Primo

    Currently records from within an embargo period are discover-able to end-users via Primo.
    The user then thinks we have access to the records and selects it only to be presented with No full text available.
    Embargoed records are outside of our coverage range and should not display in our discovery interface.

    21 votes
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  13. Advanced search functionality for the Newspaper Search

    Please provide advanced search functionality for the Newspaper Search. Users would like to limit searches by criteria such as publication name.

    21 votes
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  14. Send the same enriched query (stemming, synonyms, etc) to both local index and Primo Central PC index ( important for blended search )

    As default behavior, Primo not only looks for the patron's query, but according to the guessed language enriches the original keywords of the user with additional terms, in order to improve the performance. Linguistic features ( https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/ProductDocumentation/TechnicalGuide/120Linguistic_Features ) may be customized by the systems librarian, for example removing or adding synonyms. But these changes affects only the results coming from the local index (i.e. the index built with records coming from the library's pipes for the catalogue, the institutional repository etc.). Primo Central (PC) records are not affected: for PC records the query enrichment is run separately and…

    20 votes
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  15. Use an alternative to reCAPTCHA that's word based.

    Our patrons are having a hard time using the reCAPTCHA because of it being picture based. It's problematic to use it in Firefox and IE especially which we use on all of the campus computers. If we need a robot detector, can we switch to something that's word-based? These are also difficult for visually impaired patrons, but better than the photo test.

    18 votes
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  16. Citation Linker does not ignore initial articles

    The Journal search in the Citation Linker doesn't always ignore the initial article. I'm referring to "articles" in the grammar sense (the, a, an, etc). So for example, you get different "view it" results for Washington Post vs. The Washington Post. This isn't a huge issue, but it is confusing.

    17 votes
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  17. More contact options for "person" in Resource Recommender

    Right now in the Resource Recommender, the only 'contact' option for a 'person' is e-mail. We would like more options, possibly including:

    URL - This is important because maybe they have a profile page that has more information, for example, in LibGuides. Would also open up the possibility to include a URL that takes the user to a form to request an appointment

    Phone number

    Hours - Because we're not necessarily able to respond at all hours.

    16 votes
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  18. Add the Bridget Williams Books collections to Primo Central Index

    As a student and researcher of New Zealand materials I would like the books published by Bridget Williams Books to be indexed in Primo Central Index.

    Background: Currently the content of these collections is not discoverable in Primo. This makes it harder to discover key New Zealand content and impacts the efficiency of my study and research capabilities.

    15 votes
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  19. Activation request for "Films on Demand"

    When searching the Community Zone there is a record for Films on Demand (Humanities and Social Sciences Video Collection), but there are no portfolios (titles) attached to it. It's just a brief bib record.

    We'd like to request an activated record (with items attached) for Films on Demand.

    15 votes
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  20. Ability to examine raw data of a PCI collection for quality assessment

    Its tedious to check the quality of primo central collection. It will be helpful to have an API access to the raw data of Primo Central Collections. Collections need to be checked for quality issues e.g. resource types contained. Its important to understand the density, language, and formatting of metadata before a collection is activated in production. Please enable an API for the PNX / Metadata of the collections records. Metadata experts could then assess the quality of a collection more easily. The method would be also more reliable and convenient than checking (some) examples via the Primo frontend.

    14 votes
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