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  1. Improve Primo RTA status for items that are in transit, on order, in processing, missing, etc.

    Right now if an item is not available, then the item says "Checked out..." even if the item isn't actually checked out. In Alma, the status is under "Process type" and we want this more detailed "Process type" to be displayed to our users instead of just "Checked out.." for everything that isn't available. This is really confusing if the item is missing or being processed by our technical staff. We need to be able to tell users more detail. We have had several users request our library order a book and then when the book is being processed it…

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    • 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…

      57 votes
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      • 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'.

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        • • 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)

          56 votes
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          • 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.

            28 votes
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            • Enable actions for loans/requests in My Account

              Right now in Primo, if you have items checked out at your library, you can't do anything with them in the UI. You can't send to RefWorks, email, etc. Users would like to be able to send these items to citation management tools and they currently can’t do that. From the loan list, there is no link back to the full record.

              81 votes
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              • Export to Excel

                It would be great if would could provide an option to export to excel for results saved in e-shelf

                53 votes
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                • Change labels for Hathi Trust Records that are restricted to search only

                  Currently, Hathi Trust records appear to have a full-text available label whether they are available in full-text or they are restricted to search only. In Summon restricted items in Hathi Trust are labeled citation online in order to not give the user a false expectation that the item would be available. I would like Primo to treat Hathi Trust records the same way.

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                  • Display of earlier editions in 'View x versions' feature instead of latest ones

                    Unfortunately, and I've noticed this with other titles in Primo, e.g. Begg Economics, the latest editions of titles are hidden in the 'View x versions' area of Primo while the earliest edition is displayed in the search results. It would be better perhaps if the latest edition displayed with the option to view earlier editions under the 'View x versions' feature.

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                    • 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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                      • 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.

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