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  1. We would like PRIMO to be REAL TIME

    We would like PRIMO to be REAL TIME, just as we had in Voyager. If we add records to ALMA, why do users have to wait 24-48 hours and many times longer, to have that record appear for use in PRIMO. Finding links to resources is key to user satisfaction.

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    Thank you for posting this request. This enhancement is already supported in Primo VE, which optimizes the management of Primo with Alma by utilizing the Alma platform.
    Beyond this particular example, libraries adopting Primo VE can further reduce duplicated administrative processes and optimize workflows. For more details please see: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Primo_VE

  2. Physical Holdings should be considered in determining Primo Availabilty.

    At this time, Alma physical holdings are NOT considered in determining article coverage in Primo search results. The system should be smart enough to recognize physical holding date/coverage. ExLibris should create a look-up tool that will check our physical holdings and offer Get It details so patrons will see that articles are available in print journals that are owned by the library.

    278 votes
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    This enhancement is already supported in Primo VE, which optimizes the management of Primo with Alma by utilizing the Alma platform.

    When opening the full record page, Primo VE always checks for available services both physical and electronic. This is for locally held records, PCI records and records from openURL. In cases of an article where the journal is also held physically by the library, in addition to the electronic services Primo VE will also display the physical holdings and item information and allow relevant patron requests.

  3. Password reminder

    We would like to have a "Forgotten your password?" button on the login page to get a reminder via e-mail, or a link to reset the password.

    262 votes
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    The option to add ‘Forgot My Password’ or ‘Reset Password’ link is now supported for Primo customer on the new interface that are using Alma authentication profile.

    Please refer to article “How to add a ‘Forgot My Password’ link to the login page in the new UI when using Alma for authentication”

    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/How_to_add_a_'Forgot_My_Password'_link_to_the_login_page_in_the_new_UI_when_using_Alma_for_authentication

    For more information on Ex Libris Identity Service, you can refer to
    https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/alma/integrations/user-management/authentication/exl_identity_service/

  4. APA citation 7th edition

    Currently, the Primo Action functionality allows for APA 6th citation style. In order to benefit students, we would like to include the APA (American Psychological Association) 7th edition as a possible citation style.

    181 votes
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  5. Export to reference management systems

    Export of Primo records through e-shelf to various reference management systems (like Endnote, RIS export) is limited to a maximum of 30 records. We'd like this maximum set to 500 or more.

    139 votes
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  6. Add Australian language codes to Primo Back Office

    We would like Austlang (Australian language) codes added to the out of the box language code and mapping tables in Primo and for this coding to map to language facets and language display without any additional intervention by institutions. These language codes, used by many Australian libraries, are recorded in the 041$a field(s) of the bibliographic record. These codes do not conform to the three alpha character coding found in ISO639-2 or 639-3. Australian libraries would expect to use these codes in addition to the standard language coding currently available.
    The full list of Austlang codes can be downloaded from…

    117 votes
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    Primo offers a way to expose the Australian language using a dedicated facet and display field.
    As mentioned in the idea the Austlang codes do not conform to the three alpha character coding supported in Primo/ Primo VE (ISO639 standard), as such it can’t be added to the standard language coding table.
    The article below offers a solution for both Primo and Primo VE to add these codes to a dedicated mapping table and crate a dynamic facet that use it.
    https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Knowledge_Articles/How_to_add_Indigenous_Language_facet_to_Primo//VE

  7. Allow Google Analytics Integration for the New Primo UI

    The old Primo UI allowed administrators to insert Google Analytics tracking code into Primo, but the new UI does not. Since nearly every site on the internet allows for some type of web analytics tracking, this is a deficit in functionality for the new Primo UI.

    83 votes
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  8. Show cited in and cited by in the browse results in new UI

    In the new UI you need to look in the full results page to see cited in and cited by. Please add them back on the brief results page. As one of our researchers says "When researching a new subject one strategy is to look for articles that have a number of citations. This helps to find those articles that are cited a lot and so are especially significant within a domain and also allows a way to quickly expand reading to cover other relevant articles. Having the citations appear on the results list therefore helps to identify such articles…

    47 votes
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  9. Unimarc support for local resource type configuration (Primo VE)

    The amelioration of local resource type configuration has been implemented on last april release concerning MARC21 fields, but we are using Unimarc, like other institutions in France, and we also would like to be able to create local resources type based on unimarc fields (including Leader). We would be grateful that you also implement these amelioration in unimarc as well !

    42 votes
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  10. Ability to Run Blank Search with Limiters - Primo VE

    I have been asked by one of our Directors if it is possible within Primo VE to conduct a blank search, limited by material type or some other limiter, and get the full result of what is in our collection. I have not been able to figure out if there is a way to do this. She said she came from an institution that had this capability (Alma - Classic Primo), but I am not sure if that functionality is available in Primo VE.

    39 votes
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  11. Sort loans in Primo, by due date

    It would be really helpful if user were able to resort their loans in Primo, by due date. My use case is a user with significant number of loans - 100+ - who want to work out which loans need ot be returned and which one they can retain.

    36 votes
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  12. Add PMID search funcitionality

    We're switching from Summon to Primo. There was PMID search functionality integrated with the Summon search (i.e. you did not have to default to a Citation Linker search to conduct a PMID article lookup). It would be extremely useful at our institution to include PMID lookup from the default Primo search scope rather than to try to educate our users to use Citation Linker when doing a searching using PMIDs. As mentioned, our users have already become accustomed to searching PMIDs in Summon, so it was a bit of a surprise that this functionality wasn't included in the default Primo…

    14 votes
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  13. Offer users option to login for more results

    When system detects that users are not logged in, Primo should offer users the option to login to get all of the results to which they are entitled.

    10 votes
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  14. Add Altmetric badge

    Display Almetric information for a spesific atrical as part of Primo user interface
    Embedd for articles display in Primo Altmetric badge

    9 votes
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  15. Add eshelf items to specific folder

    User shall be able to selcet spesific folder for which he would like to add the eself item.
    This will simplify the management of the eshelf items

    8 votes
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  16. Ability to add labels for saved record/favorites in brief view

    Currently, one has to go the favorites menu, search the record in the list and categorize via labels.

    It would be nice when user could perform a search and categorize/labels favorite records directly in the brief view.

    9 votes
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  17. We would like to be able to configure Main Menu Links on the Primo Services Page.

    Hi,
    We would like to be able to configure Main Menu Links on the Primo Services Page.
    Thank You,
    Best Regards,
    Anton.

    5 votes
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  18. Allowing patrons to create more than one favorites list

    I've had patrons want to create more than one list in Primo based on the topics they are searching. While they know they can add tags, they really preferred the idea of having multiple lists.

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