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  1. 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:…

    753 votes
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  2. Library Card page

    I think it would more user-focused if the "Library Card" dashboard listed all of the requests and loans in one spot, regardless of the lending library. Many users are unaware of which library they've requested an item through - it would be nice if there was only one dashboard for patrons to check on the status of everything in one spot.

    747 votes
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  3. Improve indexing of in press articles in CDI

    The Central Discovery Index (CDI) includes many in press articles (i.e., articles that have been accepted for publication in a future issue). However, because these records do lack a pub date, volume, or issue number, the Alma link resolver cannot reliably determine whether an institution has access to these articles. We ask that Ex Libris improve they way in press articles are indexed in CDI so that the link resolver does not return false positives for content the library does not actually own.

    Example: https://www.screencast.com/t/iZ2jjOgWgC6v

    476 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
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  4. Search Slot/Scope/Profile Usage in Primo Analytics

    We would like to be able to report the total number of searches that have been performed in each search/slot/scope/profile that we have configured in Primo. Currently the only report in Analytics that has Search Scope search information is the Zero Results Report.

    This information will provide invaluable information about our user behaviour and will help us in the customization of the Primo interface to meet the needs of our clients by assisting in decisions regarding adding or removing search profiles/scopes.

    337 votes
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  5. Separate language menu

    In August release 2018, there is finally a good improvement in the sign in area, but unfortunately the language selection is now inside a personal menu. If guests user enters Primo which by default is not in his native language, they wouldn't know what to do. There is a nice solution created by Manneheim University, and I hope Exlibris will take it as an example:

    https://primo-49man.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=MAN_UB&sortby=rank&lang=de_DE

    Naomi

    201 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. 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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  8. Allow CDI records and external resources to be added to Alma collections for Primo Collection Discovery

    We appreciate being able to create curated collections of Alma records to highlight lists of recommended reading and similar tools in Primo VE Collection Discovery. Sometimes we have a title that we’d love to include in these lists, but then find that a record exists only in CDI but not Alma. This is true for certain video collections, for example, that have database-type collections in Alma (no portfolios). There may also be single external resources (websites, etc.) that we'd also like to highlight. Currently there is no way to add CDI records nor single external resources to these collections. You…

    141 votes
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  9. Option to highlight active tabs in Primo top pane

    We would like the option to highlight active tabs in the Primo top pane. At present, it is not clear which tab is in use. Highlighting of active tabs supports navigation and improves user experience, but there is currently no easy way to implement this. Including an option to do so, for example via CSS, would be helpful.

    129 votes
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  10. New books link in Primo home page

    We would love seeing in the Primo home page link to new books added to the collection. after developing the new book facet it'll be easier to implement this feature using the data added to the PNX.

    103 votes
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  11. 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…

    81 votes
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    Hi All,

    This is to update that this is planned to be covered in the new engagement Analytics platform which we are currently developing.


    More details on the "Engagement Analytics" can be found here - 

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Materials/Roadmap/020Primo_VE_Roadmap_Highlights#Engagement__Analytics


    Best regards,

    Yael.

  12. Allow HTML coding for all labels

    Hi

    Please allow HTML coding for all labels.
    Including URLs via a href when the label isn't used as a link already.

    This is working for a few labels, but far from all.


    Related:

    HTML for public notes https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/44282220-support-html-in-ges-public-notes-in-how-to-get-it

    HTML for collection discovery description https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/37773493-allow-html-in-collection-discovery-description-fie

    52 votes
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  13. A new type of search - Authority Search

    Add Authority Search as a new type of search in Primo. The new feature will enable both patrons and librarians to search the authors and topical subjects from their authority records and link to the related records in their local catalog(s) and preferably also CDI.
    The search will be based on alma's authority files and Linked Open Data.

    This development was part of the Primo roadmap for 2021 and was removed.

    A similar search option was implemented at the University of Haifa using local customizations and a dedicated search scope + view.
    It enables to search a term only on…

    48 votes
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  14. Provide option to collapse the Details area of the full record display

    We would like to be able to collapse the Details area of the full record display by default in order to reduce clutter. This ability would be configurable ie libraries could choose whether to hide or show by default the Details information.

    If configured, we would like to see the heading 'Details' beside a chevron or similar icon that indicates information is hidden. When the user clicks on this icon, the full bibliographic details will appear.

    40 votes
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  15. Make it easier to re-order Primo display details in Full Record Services

    When configuring the order of "details" fields in Configuration -> Discovery -> Configure Views: [View Profile] -> Full Record Services: Details, Alma users are only able to re-order fields by moving them up or down one table entry at a time. Anytime you add a new field, it's added to the end of the list by default. In our case, we have almost 50 different display fields, and if we want that new field to appear near the top of the list, we have to scroll down and click the Up arrow for that field 50 times to bring it…

    37 votes
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  16. 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.

    29 votes
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  17. Add very compact display option, 1 row per title

    Please add a really compact additional display option
    – 1 row per title
    – no icon

    to allow an overview / quick scanning of long result lists.

    When I do a search on my laptop, I see two titles on the result list and the start of a third.


    Default number of results for the compact display should be 100 or more.

    And it should be a setting in the patron account.

    15 votes
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  18. Primo New UI : Allow OTB ordering of full record display sections

    The New UI does not allow libraries to easily configure the order of the sections in the full record display.
    We would like an Out of the Box solution to re-order the full record display.

    For example: We would like to move the ViewIt section to the top, and move the Actions sections to sit after the Details section.

    15 votes
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  19. Move the Sort by options to top of results

    We would like the Sort by option to be at the top of screen, for consistency with other databases. Users are used to seeing Sorting options at the top of the page. These options are hard to locate within the other filtering options in the panel to the left/right of the Primo results.

    13 votes
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  20. My Library Card: Option to hide Personal Details

    It should be possible to hide Personal Details section under My Account in Primo VE.

    We are able to disable the labels in the following, but seems no option to hide the Personal Details section. Even if we disabled the labels for this tab, it is not completely disable from appearing or being clickable.

    1. Configuration > Discovery > Display Configuration > Labels > All code Tables > Library card Labels
    2. Configuration > Discovery > Library Card Configuration > Personal Details Configuration

    Also, Primo Technical Support Analysts already confirmed the personal details section cannot be hidden using CSS. So we post…

    9 votes
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