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  1. Display both link in record and links from link resolver in CDI

    When there are records in CDI that have link in record, but also would return links from the link resolver both types of links should be displayed to the end user.

    The challenges with the link in record are discussed in this idea: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/40487230-preference-cdi-link-resolver-records-over-link-in

    They have a tendency to break and if the link for some reason do not lead to the full text the end user does not get any other way to the full text (as they do with the multiple links fromt he link resolver).

    We hope that Ex Libris enables the system to display both link…

    607 votes
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    Thank you for suggesting this idea, the direction is to enable customers to show more links and offer some configuration options to set preferences.

    Note that this is not something that we can do in the near future since it is a complex change.

  2. Secondary sorting of records in the results list

    Primo is designed to sort the results list by one parameter only (relevancy, title etc.).
    Currently, it is not possible to define a secondary sort. Thus records with the same ranking will appear in no particular order.
    It would be beneficial to be able to configure a secondary and third sort options. For example, first sorting by Relevancy, secondary by Publishing Year and third by Title.

    567 votes
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  3. Add more options to configure facets by prefilter and resource type

    The configuration options for facets in Primo VE are currently very limited, and not at parity with Primo on Back Office. It is not currently possible in Primo VE for a single record to have multiple facets or prefilter resource type values, to better align with CDI in a blended search, it is not possible to configure the facet and prefilter resource type values separately and independently of the display resource type values, and these facets cannot be configured with sufficient granularity. As examples of this configuration issue to be made possible with this request: Example 1: Our display types…

    358 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  4. Number and sort the volumes in multi-volume works

    With the March 2021 release we got "Related Link for Series Added Fields 80X-83X", which is a big improvement.

    But in the list of volumes, the volumes are not sorted and they are missing their volume number.

    How this looks:
    https://basel.swisscovery.org/permalink/41SLSP_UBS/mmbbsj/alma993707790105504 (see also screenshot 1)

    How it should be looking: see screenshot 2

    Ex Libris considers this a feature enhancement request.

    (SF00934664, SF00930520)

    325 votes
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  5. Warn user to sign in when saving to favorites

    Primo (new UI) does not alert the user to sign in in order to save favorites. I suggest that when a user who has not logged in clicks the pushpin icon to save an item to Favorites, a modal appear to let them know they must sign in to save favorites, and give them an opportunity to do so.

    302 votes
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  6. Hide DUE TIME in Primo

    It should be possible to hide DUE TIME in Primo, both in My Library Card and the item list. Many libraries do not offer loans by the hour and opening hours in Alma are not the same as the opening hours of the physical library. Therefore displaying the due time in Primo is often just noise.

    See attached screenshots.

    272 votes
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  7. Less duplicate records in Primo Central Index results

    Primo Central grouping is based on the existing FRBR workflow, including the grouping process at the database level (the way the Search engine handles grouping) and the Front End functionality. It is used to prevent duplicate records in the results list.

    Unfortunately, many records are not added to FRBR groups because the system considers the metadata are not rich enough. With the increase of records provided by (Open Access) aggregators and repositories, the number of duplicate records will certainly not decrease.

    Could Ex Libris improve the FRBR workflow for Primo Central records in order to reduce the number of duplicate

    175 votes
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  8. View user request history

    We would love to be able to view a user's request history in the Requests tab of their account. You can view Returns and Fines histories so why not Requests?
    This would be very useful for students and staff! Thanks.

    153 votes
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  9. Review content type in Primo is confusing

    Currently the Review content type in Primo / Primo Central seems to contain both Book Reviews such as
    http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_sciversesciencedirect_elsevierS0261-5177(06)00203-2

    and Review Articles such as
    http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_proquest1373464971

    It would be better if these were in separate content types.

    141 votes
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  10. Hide completed purchase requests from the Primo MyAccount

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

    127 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  11. Primo VE: Ability to use norm rules to specify which 856 (Marc) fields display in Links service

    In Primo Back Office (BO), it is possible to use normalization rules to specify which 856 Marc fields display in the "Links" section of the Primo full record view. (See attached screenshot.)

    We would like the same functionality in Primo VE to choose which 856 links to display based on the 856 first and second indicators and/or the subfields of the 856 field. Thank you.

    100 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  12. Adding 'Issue' as a new resource type in Primo Central

    Resource types used in Primo Central are limited to 23 (book, article, journal, image...) [See pdf "Primo Central Index Resource Types" in the Documentation Center].

    For digitized journal issues, the type in use is 'journal'. Archive collections like HathiTrust may contain tens of thousands of digitized journal issues; institutional repositories may also contain complete issues… This is finally confusing for end-users for who see issues labelled as journals and for whom filtering by resource type has become useless.

    Adding a 24th type 'Issue' for this material would be welcome! ‘Journal’ would thus only remain for real journal records.

    96 votes
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  13. Generate citation on multiple pinned items

    Our users make heavy use of the generate citation button, but they currently have to do this one record at a time. It would make things easier for them if they could pin all the relevant items, and then go into My Account, select all their pinned items, and generate a citation for all of them.

    They can currently perform several actions by batch on all pinned items - email results, export to Refworks and so on - but the generate citation action is not yet available to them.

    The citation that appears could be simply plaint text, with the…

    95 votes
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  14. • Records without a date at the bottom of results list when sorting on date oldest

    At this moment, the sort option “Date oldest” displays the records without a date on top of the results list. This is confusing and not relevant for users; when there are several records without a Creation Date they probably conclude that sorting on date oldest doesn’t work. Our request is to display the records without a date always at the bottom of the results list when a sort option on date is used (thus as well for date oldest as for date newest)

    79 votes
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  15. Analytics - advanced search stastistics

    Hi there,

    According to SF case 422111 it's currently not possible to provide detailed statistics about advanced search field through OBI.

    As for the facets, we would like to know the number of using field by field.

    For example :
    - We would like to know how many clicks were done on search field "Topic"
    - We would like to know how many clicks were done on search field "Author"
    - We would like to know in how many session the search field document type / books was used
    - Which are the fields the most used in the advanced…

    78 votes
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  16. Make persistent search history a user customizable option

    Would like to have this option be at the user level instead of the system level: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/How_to_disable_the_option_to_save_authenticated_user's_search_history

    I realize users can delete individual searches at anytime, but if they don't want any searches saved there is no way for them to do this. Since this can't be controlled at the individual user level, for privacy concerns we have to disable it at the system level and therefore users who might not have privacy concerns do not get to benefit from the feature.

    63 votes
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  17. Version control system for back office configuration

    A version control system for back office configuration tables, pipes, normalization rules etc.
    For files like Custom HTML, CSS, JS, PDS etc. we can manage change history and revert to older versions by using version control systems like Git, Subversion etc. For configuration managed via the web back office and database this is not possible, but it is a vital feature of professional system management. This will become more important in a full SaaS environment.

    57 votes
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  18. Tagging a Pinned item - stop forcing the entire page to reload each time

    Paraphrased omment from one of our patrons:
    - When I tag something I have pinned, the entire page has to refresh- which means it jumps all over as images come in etc and can take up to 5 seconds to fully load. Not all browsers act the same. Chrome gets me close to where I was while FireFox is a Magic 8 ball. One time I land back at the record I just tagged, the next, I am 6 records up the list. I'm working my way through my list trying to organize my articles for a lit review -…

    16 votes
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  19. Session Timeout Warning

    It would be most helpful if a 'Session Timeout' warning could be displayed a certain amout of time before the session actually ends. Included in the warning could be the options to 'keep me logged in' or 'log out now'.

    11 votes
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  20. Display of 541 and 561 fields in holdings records should be determined by value in first indicator of the field

    Currently if display of 541 and/or 561 fields in holdings records is enabled in "Holdings Display Customization", 541 and/or 561 fields display in the GetIt section in Primo regardless of the value in the first indicator. If the value in the first indicator is zero then the 541/561 field should not be displayed - this is standard MARC coding (see https://www.loc.gov/marc/holdings/hd541.html and https://www.loc.gov/marc/holdings/hd561.html ).

    Ex Libris proposed a solution to us where when the holdings record is saved the a 541 and/or 561 field with first indicator empty or 1 is copied to a 999 field, and in the Holdings…

    7 votes
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