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  1. Filter journal holdings that can fulfill the request for an article

    If an user has found an article that is not available electronic, but the library has the journal in print, the end user gets the list of holdings for the journal and can go into a specific holding to see the items.

    In general we would like that when the end user has found an article they should only need to click on Request (or Digitize) and all relevant metadata are sent to Alma and the system selects the correct item to fulfill the request. If locate is not possible the librarian has enough information to work on the request.

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    In order to assist our patrons and improve the overall UX, once the patron found the desired article, the system will filter the holdings search results based on the article’s metadata (Year) to present the patron with the most relevant holdings and from there assist the patron to request the desired item.

    This enhancement has been added to our roadmap and will be available to PrimoVE customers.

    Thanks,
    Noam

  2. Journal coverage dates to show in the brief results page

    Would like the ability to configure Primo to display the coverage dates found in the Alma portfolio record to display in the Primo brief results.

    Currently, dates from the Alma bibliographic can display in the brief results but usually the publication date found in the bib differs than the coverage in the portfolio.
    Our patrons and staff would like to do a search for ejournals and see from the results what our coverage/holdings are without clicking into the full details.

    522 votes
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  3. Utilize data from multiple fields (LDR and fixed fields 006,007,008) in Primo VE resource type configuration

    Related to a previous idea now marked as Completed
    (see: https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/35488570-utilize-ldr-and-marc-fixed-fields-006-007-008-in)

    The functionality introduced in the April 2019 release only allows you to specify ONE field in the source MARC record that contains the resource type that you want to map to the local resource type.

    Primo VE should to be able to determine the resource type from combinations of data in MORE THAN ONE of the fields in the MARC record; i.e. fixed-field coding in the 006/007/008 field in conjunction with the LDR field.

    This is particularly crucial for complex resources not coded as language material (LDR pos.…

    284 votes
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  4. Add "Back to results list" when a document has several editions

    We would like to propose an improvement to the search results for end-users in Primo. Our suggestion is to have an easier way to get back to the search results list if a document has several editions.
    Currently, if a user opens a document that has several editions/versions, they have to reset their active search filters (“List of editions/versions”) in order to go back their original search results list. Our suggestion is to have a button that says “Back to results list” instead.

    In addition, we propose that when returning to the results list, the user returns to the same…

    228 votes
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    Thank you for this suggestion. we plan to make it more visible to the end users and add button of “Back to Search” which will do the same as “List of versions” but more intuitive to end users, in addition we plan to add title “Showing list of versions”.

  5. Add Mandatory choices for all Request forms in Primo VE

    For the Digitization Request, Hold and Booking Request, and Purchase Request forms, the Alma mapping tables (under GetIt Configuration) define the fields that are displayed to users (Yes = viewable to users, No = not viewable to users).

    We would like to have the possibility to configure mandatory fields if we want the user to specify a field in the form (as it is already the case with a check box in the Resource Sharing Request form).

    223 votes
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  6. Bib MARC field 505$t should be indexed in the Primo PNX file as a title entry

    The MARC 505$r is indexed in the PNX as Creator and contributor. The MARC 505$t is not similarly indexed in the PNX as an added or alternate title.

    167 votes
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  7. Allow users to choose how many results to see

    With a lot of online retail sites, users are able to choose how many search hits they see per page.

    Would this be a helpful addition to Primo?

    After all, since the new UI was introduced, the subject of infinite-scrolling vs paging has been contentious amongst Ex Libris customers. It has already led to the addition of the 'Next Page' widget.

    Allowing users to choose how many hits they would like to see might take a lot of the debate from us, and put the decision directly into the hands of the end user.

    88 votes
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    Thank you for this idea, we plan to let the user set the number of results to see per page and in addition to replace the behavior of the “Load More Results” in the brief results with pagination. With this – the more results per page and the pagination we will make sure to keep the performance.

  8. Add LC Classification Facet to PrimoVE Facet options

    Back Office has the option to enable the LC Classification facet to Primo, however, Primo VE does not. This facet is heavily used in our Summon instance and we would like to see this behavior port over into VE.

    48 votes
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  9. Better analytics for resource recommender to tell how many times recommendation is triggered and how often it is clicked

    The resource recommender can be a very new tool to help improve the user experience of searchers.

    However without proper analytics it is hard to tell if all the effort done to create them have had an impact.

    Hence it would be helpful to have data like

    Analytics that tell staff

    a) How often a recommendation is triggered or most common recommendations shown
    b) How often a recommendation is clicked

    41 votes
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    Thank you for posting this suggestion. We plan to provide usage information once recommended resource appears.
    As for “How often a recommendation is clicked” this is available since August 2019: recently we added usage information for “Click on resource recommender”

  10. Provide PCI collection batch updator (e.g. uploading .xlsx files, etc.)

    PCI collections can be activated/inactivated one by one manually. It's too time-consuming and inefficient to repeat search-click-tick-back-search-again.
    Please provide a batch update function, such as, uploading an .xlsx file, etc.

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    Thank you for this idea. With the move to CDI coming in 2020 the current interface for Primo Central activation will become obsolete, Activation for CDI will be handled from Alma and SFX in a single activation process and simplified flow

  11. Improve FRBR item chosen for brief display so that most recent edition displays

    When selecting a FRBRed item to display in the Brief Results, a book with multiple editions should always display the most recent edition by default. I have tried all kinds date boosting in the search engine configurations, and I still can't get this to happen. Example: we have many editions of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, up to the 19th ed., and they are listed in the right order when you click "See all versions". However, the edition that displays in the Brief Display is the 12th edition. I've searched this title in other institutions, and they seem to have…

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    This was also raised in NERS 6230 – Enable option to favour latest edition of bibliographic work to top the FRBR group.
    We plan to add to the “Preferred Record” configuration option to boost by date

  12. Div before the search-results

    Similar to the top-bar-before doc that Ex Libris did for alerts, I would like a search-results-before div for customizations. When loading flex components in the after div and reversing the order through css, the interface loads the component and the customization jumps to the top of the search results list.

    I would like to build a resourceType based super-facet tab set which users could use as a filter - starting with All, Articles, Books, Book Chapters, etc. the load order problem makes it look like components are shuffling around during load...

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