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  1. Export search results to Excel (or delimited file)

    When a user gets several hundred search results, they would like to be able to download a list of the entire search results. This is a feature that faculty routinely use. They may then have a faculty assistant check out some of the books.

    There is no way in Primo to capture an entire set of search results and do anything with it, such as export.

    The ability to export a set of search results was a feature in the Aleph OPAC. There is no feature parity in Primo. Users have already noted the lack of this feature.

    449 votes
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  2. Add next and previous arrows to detail display

    Instead of forcing the user to close the detail display to then click on the details of another record, the idea would be to add next and previous arrows or buttons to the detail display to allow the user to see the next or previous records details.

    449 votes
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  3. Better display of subcategories in database-search in Primo

    In the Database search in Primo, to show subcategories you have to click the little arrow in front of the top category. This is not intuitive for end users, and this is actually the feedback that we get most often.

    It would be much better if clicking on a top category both did a search for records in this category and at the same time opened the subcategories.

    This would enable the user to see all the databases in one category, and at the same time display the possibillity to narrow down to a subcategory if necessary.

    I hope that…

    374 votes
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  4. Journals A-Z: Subject-indexing or discipline-indexing of titles

    Librarians and faculty members alike would like the ability to search the Journals A-Z list by subject or discipline. This is available in SFX's A-Z/Journal Title Finder functionality, and would be highly useful in Primo as well. User Services and Teaching/IL Librarians would use it to create Subject Guides and other instructional materials, while Collections Librarians would use it to help in acquisitions decision-making. Faculty members would like to refer students to quick lists of discipline-specific resources, as well as use such lists for their own current awareness and professional development.

    356 votes
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  5. Separate the Audiovisual facet for Primo Central Index (PCI) into video and audio

    Users doing targeted searches incorporating facets to find specific types of resources on specific topics want to be able to do just that - target. Our users tell us that their searches are made more difficult by having to sift through a long list of irrelevant format results, including Video when they just want Audio, and Audio when they want only Video. This is even more frustrating for users when they can see by the display type that the list could so easily have been made shorter.

    Remote PCI resources under the Resource Type of facets:rsrctype of media and Prefilter…

    335 votes
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  6. 'pin' \ save to eshelf all items of a specific search

    Add the ability to 'pin' all results of a specific search, without having to manually select them.

    The classic UI has the option to save all items in a specific page to eshelf, this is missing from the NUI and it also doesn't offer a full solution. Users asked for the ability to add all results of a certain search to their eshelf with one click.

    286 votes
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  7. Ability to select which location appears first

    When there are titles held in multiple locations, enable the ability to determine which location will appear first in the record.

    258 votes
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  8. Make facets sticky by default for the session

    I would like to suggest that Primo's facets should be sticky by default (or at least that this should be a configuration option). The "Reset filters" link right below the selected filters implies that filters will stick unless reset; users find this confusing. I agree with other posters' points about the lock icon being visible at all times, and that a selection of New Search should automatically clear sticky facets, but otherwise, I would like to propose that facets should stick unless the user either selects New Search, or clicks "Reset filters" (perhaps this could be renamed "Clear filters"). This…

    254 votes
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  9. Offer a select and "renew selected" option in Primo Loans tab

    Under the Primo 'Loans' tab, users currently have the ability the ability to renew individual titles, or "renew all". But they cannot select particular titles and renew only those.

    We have had several patrons complain about this lack of functionality as they only want to renew books when the original loan period requires them to (i.e. they don't want to renew early) so that they get the maximum loan periods allowed.

    A "renew selected" feature on the Primo Loans tab would improve the user experience.

    252 votes
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  10. menu tile urls must be customizable by language

    Currently its not possible to define language specific URLs in the Backoffice for the main menu tile.
    Localization in Primo is possible for nearly all labels and functionalities and we think this is a must have.

    245 votes
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  11. My Library Card - Personal Details ability to Disable Edit option

    Currently patrons can access the area

    My Library Card/Personal Details

    Where there is an option to edit their details (address, phone number etc).

    As our borrower details all come from corporate systems we would like to disable the edit function as, for example, students changing/updating any details such as their address should occur via the student record system not in Primo as a standalone action which will lead to confusion.
    In the old UI there was at least a tip on the edit page:
    "Changes to e-mail address and text message number will be reflected in Primo only."

    It would…

    238 votes
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  12. New UI: Set automatically the cursor in the search box

    Hello,

    A feature that many users would like to see in the Primo new UI is to have the cursor already in the search box when they open the page. The user would be able to type directly their query and not have to click first in the search box. In the Primo classic UI, the cursor was already in the search box.

    The SF case 00508525 was about the same issue.

    Thank you.

    186 votes
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  13. My Library Card - Display Renew icon for all loans (New UI)

    There is no Renew icon for the loans that can't be renewed in Primo now.It made library patrons puzzled when they can't renew some loans, Because they can't find the Renew Icon.It would be very useful to display the Renew icon for all loans.When the loans can't be renewed,the icon can be another one and the patrons would be prompted for the reason.

    158 votes
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  14. Lateral linking as standard option for more fields

    At this moment, lateral links are available OTB for authors and subjects; and can be implemented for local fields.
    We ‘d like lateral linking to be a standard option for more fields like : ispartof, relation and unititle.
    Use case is a series link in tab Details.

    147 votes
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  15. Session timeout 'Keep me alive' customization

    Right now, Primo is only set to have a 30 minute window before the 'Keep Me Alive' timeout feature appears.

    As someone who uses this button frequently, it would be nice if we could customize the amount of time Primo allows before this 'Keep me Alive' button appears (ie 60 min. 6 hours, 12 hours, etc.) in the BO somehow.

    145 votes
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  16. Find Databases in Primo without Metalib

    Primo shall provide an Out-Of-The-Box A-Z databases list that references data from the ILS as an alternative to the current Primo find Databases function that relies on MetaLib,

    143 votes
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  17. Primo VE: add peer-reviwed and open access facet values to local records

    In Primo VE you can add an OpenAccess indicator to the records, but it should also be possible to add a value (bases on normalization routines) that includes these records into the OA facet value in the top-level facets, so they are included when using this filter. This option should apply to both Alma records and external data records.

    The same normalization option should be available for the Peer-reviewed indicator and facet value

    142 votes
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  18. Improve APA citation format to include the DOI for an article

    APA citation format should include the DOI information for journal articles. As recommended by APA.

    http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/digital-object-identifier-doi/

    However citations from Primo do not include a DOI.

    We note that Summon is able to do this and hope that the defect be resolved.

    eg from Primo
    Hooper, L. (2012). ExLibris's Primo and Musical Research. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 15(2), 119-124.
    and from Summon
    Hooper, L. (2012). ExLibris's primo and musical research. Music Reference Services Quarterly, 15(2), 119. doi:10.1080/10588167.2012.672088

    126 votes
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    Thank you for this idea, with the enhancement of supporting Citation Style Language (CSL) in Primo, the mapping of data was improved. The DOI is included for APA style taken from CSL official repository

  19. exclude/include reviews from resultlist

    There should be an option "expand my results to include book reviews", similarly to the option "expand my results beyond library collection" in the facets. While having reviews in the list is helpful for some tasks (e.g. acquisitions) they appear misleading to our students and we wish to exclude them by default.

    119 votes
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  20. Primo Central FRBR process specific to each customer's activations

    Currently, Primo Central performs the FRBR process on its entire index without considering the collections activated at the customer's level. Having FRBR at the level of the whole PC leads to often have in the catalogue a 'View all versions', even if in the PC of the Institution there is just 1 version of a record. Another consequence is also that Primo Central facets display unrelated results. In some cases, other records (from the FRBR group) may not appear, which does apply to the facet limitation, because they haven't been activated in the PC registration system. This situation often leads…

    116 votes
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