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  1. Control Purchase Request Display in Primo by Material Type

    Using display logic rules there is no easy way to show the Purchase Request link based on material type. We want to enable the purchase request link for ebooks, but not ejournals. I did come up with a hackey workaround by creating a GES that only does the identification of the journal and then a display logic rule to hide the purchase request if this GES is present, but there seems like there should be a better way to do this?

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  3. Primo Analytics - Ability to report on all search strings, not just Popular and Zero Results

    Primo Analytics currently only includes search string data for Popular and Zero Results subject areas. It would be a vast improvement to be able to see all search string results.
    Note: This functionality is available via BIRT, but only by individual reports by first letter of the alphabet, which are unwieldy and essentially unusable in loading so slowly (and often not at all).

    180 votes
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  4. Hide completed purchase requests from the Primo MyAccount

    Completed purchase requests (rejected or approved) should not be visible in the Primo MyAccount.

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  5. 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…

    168 votes
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  6. Only show "starts with" for relevant fields

    Currently, the "starts with" functionality is only available for title searching. There are already some posts here about adding it for other fields, like call number and subject, which I support. This post is about the current behavior though. If I choose to search by another field, such as author/creator or subject, then the next dropdown allows me to choose "starts with" even though it's not available, and it immediately switches to a title search. I'd prefer that, if a user has selected a field other than Title, that "starts with" just wouldn't show up at all. If the task…

    167 votes
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  7. Enable the Hebrew Acronym file in CDI

    I would like the Hebrew Acronym file to work in the same manner for local and remote records and enable the correct retrieval of records with any of the many Hebrew words that are comprised of initials (eg פלמ"ח, תנ"ך, תשנ"א, אדמו"ר, בג"ץ, רמב"ם, מפא"י…….).

    Currently, searching a term either with or without the " sign will retrieve the term both with and without the quotation sign (") but ONLY for local records. Until this will work in CDI, many remote records will not be retrievable when searching terms that can be written in both ways (with or without the…

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  8. proximity search operator for fulltext search in Primo Central

    A strong argument for a discovery index compared to a bibliographic database is the incorporation of full text in the index. I have not found an actual number or a percentage how many Primo Central collections are full text searchable. But we all know: it is significant. Since this year all Primo Central searches will always expand to full text.
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/Primo_Central_Full-Text_Searching

    The most powerful feature for full text search is proximity.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proximity_search_(text)

    Aleph was able to support proximity for small hitsets
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Aleph/Knowledge_Articles/Proximity_doesn't_work_for_larger_results.

    ... and Summon has a proximity feature
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Summon/Product_Documentation/Searching_in_The_Summon_Service/Search_Features/Summon%3A_Boolean%2C_Phrase%2C_Wildcard_and_Proximity_Searching#proximity

    Proximity search is currently not supported nor planned in…

    167 votes
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  9. My Library Account: add Recalled Loans Tab

    It would be very beneficial for library patrons to be able to view their recalled loans, at a glance, when checking their library account in Primo; please could you add a Recalled Loans tab to the Overview section of My Library Account

    165 votes
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  10. Results for e-resources when narrowing down to IZ

    The users expect that with the facets, you would be able to filter electronic resources by library and/or IZ that licensed them. This is currently not the case. When filtering by location, e-resources (incl. external data sources) are not delivered as results.

    Electronic resources should be recognized by Primo as owned by libraries and institutions like physical resources. We would highly appreciate if Ex Libris could make this possible.

    163 votes
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  11. Improve Display Logic in Alma Uresolver to show all variant coverage statements in a collapsed menu

    Ideally, Alma should be able to display ALL unique variant coverage statements when showing a collapsed menu.

    If a library uses the Display Logic rules to for example show Proquest as an option only once in a services menu, this works very well where a journal may be in 12 Proquest databases with the same coverage.

    However, when the coverage varies significantly between these databases, Alma uresolver will still just show one of the coverage statements and a user will only see a subset of holdings and believe this is all the library has. (eg Nursing standard in Proquest is…

    159 votes
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  12. 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.

    157 votes
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  13. Configure fields included in Course Information

    We would like to be able to modify the default configuration of Course Information field displayed in the details view of the full record in Primo VE, adding to or deleting the default elements (Course ID, Department Name, Course Instructor Name) or changing their order. For example, an institution may want to include only Course ID and Instructor Name but not Department Name here. This is not currently possible.

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    Hi,

    This is to update that this issue is still not planned to be developed in the current road map. We will continue to evaluate it for a future release.

    Therefore we are keeping this under "Under review" status.


    Best regards,

    Yael.

  14. Move Peer Reviewed into it's own facet group

    The Peer Reviewed facet is currently grouped in the Availability facet group. It has nothing to do with Availability or the other things in the Availability facet group. Not seeing another facet group that makes sense, Peer Reviewed should be in it's own facet group. This will make more sense to the user, allow more flexibility in controlling the placement and the look and feel of these individual facets.

    156 votes
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  15. Allow patrons to order a specific item in a fulfillment network

    Hi

    We are in a consortium with a fulfillment network.

    Which in many cases means that the patrons can not pick which copy of a book they want to order.

    While this may make sense as the default (1), it is frustrating for many patrons, myself included.

    • When more than one copy is available, I want to be able to decide which one to get
    • When a book is on loan I may prefer to wait for the copy of my favorite library to come back instead of getting the book from somewhere else

    This is especially relevant when I'm…

    155 votes
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  16. Add fields for Name and email address to the Action>Email option

    Our students have started using the Action>Email option which is available when displaying a record in Primo to ask questions about that title/item.

    Unfortunately they don't realise that their Name/email address isn't being included and so we are receiving messages to our library email from Primo asking us to help without details of the patron!

    If you could add fields for Name and email address to the Action>Email form that would resolve the issue.

    154 votes
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  17. Allow Primo to comply with the "force password change on next login" setting in Alma for internal users

    Alma has the internal user setting "Force password change on next login". Primo does not comply with this setting, so there is no way to force patrons to change their passwords in Primo. This is problematic, because our internal user accounts have a very insecure default password initially set for them. Please consider implementing this feature for Primo

    149 votes
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  18. Active Links in Journal Record when Searching in Journals

    Currently when you search for a journal in a general search the full record will have links to the author, subject heading, etc. When you use the actual Journal Search this links are not available. It would be nice to have active links in this record as well.

    145 votes
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  19. Ignore call number prefix (subfield k) when indexing for Call Number Browse

    Primo's browse search "By Library of Congress Call Numbers" includes the call number prefix (holdings record field 852 $k) when generating the browse list. At UGA, we use that prefix for oversize volumes (Folio, Ff), and for a variety of branch locations, special statuses and shelving areas (Juv, Ref, Vet Med, etc.).

    As a result, any holdings with a prefix do not show up alongside holdings in the same call number range, essentially hiding many titles from patrons interested in browsing the shelf list. (This would be an issue for staff as well, but shelf list browsing works correctly in…

    145 votes
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  20. Primo VE: add option to mark all Display Fields for Search and Facet

    Primo VE has a standard out of the box mapping of Display Fields, Search Fields and Facets (see https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/020Primo_VE/050Other_Configuration/Mapping_to_the_Display%2C_Facets%2C_and_Search_Sections_in_the_Primo_VE_Record). Customers cannot adapt or create Search fields and Facets. This is only possible now for Local Fields. I don't understand why this is not possible. Please provide options to mark Display Fields for Search and Facet and to create Search Fields and Facets, just like for Local Fields.

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