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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. '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.

    289 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Utilize LDR and MARC fixed fields (006,007,008) in Primo VE resource type configuration

    Currently it's not possible to utilize LDR and MARC fixed fields (006,007,008) in Primo VE resource type configuration. It would be helpful, if regular expressions could be used to utilize these fields. That way facets could be created for DVDs, Blu-Ray discs and streaming video etc. without workarounds, using standard cataloging.

    There is a similar idea already posted for Advanced Search, but we were advised by Ex Libris to list this separately.

    104 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
  15. Add sort order in e-shelf

    User shall be able to sort his eShelf lists based of the folowing field: title, upadted date, author

    103 votes
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  16. 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.

    95 votes
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  17. Open Access Flag for Open Access Content

    Open Access Content in Primo Central should be marked with an open access flag in the search or the facet section.
    As a result it should be possible to search or filter on open access content regardless of the frontend (Primo or via API).

    94 votes
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  18. Change the "Guest" button to a "Sign In" button.

    The new Primo interface has a "Guest" label/button which you have to click to get to a "Sign In" button. This is ridiculous. This confuses a "who you are" label with a login button. There is nothing intuitive about this. Users have to click twice to login.

    90 votes
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  19. Ability to choose more granular subject links and not just the entire string, as in: "Comic books, strips, etc -- Social aspects -- United"

    Ability to choose a section of a subject links and not just the entire string. E.g. "Comic books, strips, etc -- Social aspects -- United States" can only be selected as a whole, but not as individual parts, such as "Comic books, strips, etc."

    82 votes
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  20. Show My Account and Sign In without extra click and Show logged in user's name under Sign Out

    Hello,

    The California State University (CSU) system has developed custom angular js to Show My Account and Sign In without extra click and Show logged in user's name under Sign Out as the OTB functionality for the new Primo UI, forcing one to hover over the "Guest" label seems inadequate from a usability perspective.

    We would like to know if ExLibris can build-in this angular js functionality into the main source code for the new Primo UI, so the current, inadequate OTB functionality for signing into My Account can be addressed.

    Here is the angular js code for the CSU:

    73 votes
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