How can we improve Primo?

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.

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  • Hiroe commented  · 

    I hope it could do in Primo VE, too. And from e-shelf as well. I've just been asked by a faculty member to be able to do that.

  • m schwendener commented  · 

    I agree with Peter Kiely: this should be an additional export option also for pinned items etc.

  • Peter Kiely commented  · 

    I think it would also be good to be able to export 'My Favorites' to Excel or delimited file. Especially good for portability, where you have to migrate your account, for example.

  • Misty Yarneau commented  · 

    We have been live with Alma/Primo for just over a week and we have already found several instances where we need to export hundreds of citations. Our users prefer Excel not EndNote. The workaround we are using is cumbersome and not sustainable for the long run. Please add this enhancement.

  • Anonymous commented  · 

    Yes, this is needed. I'm a librarian who works with faculty and graduate students who need to research comprehensively (i.e., literature reviews). It is exhausting to have to keep loading more results and checking off boxes individually.

  • A Rowe commented  · 

    We would love something like this.
    If it can capture the records citation metadata and permalink to the Primo record that would be great.

  • Peter Jansen commented  · 

    This would be a very welcome addition to Primo. We have a particular demand from Academic staff who can spot at a glance whether we have a relevant title and what we may need to purchase.

  • Daphne commented  · 

    This is an important feature that we were also asked about by our readers.
    It would be a very useful improvement if this feature will be available.

  • anonymous commented  · 

    Please make this feature available

  • Anonymous commented  · 

    Please make available in both Primo and Primo VE!

  • Kate Bowers commented  · 

    Please do not concatenate! The concatenation in Alma is unwelcome and I hope will be reversed. For example: "Book By Gimbel, Steven, (New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018)" is hard to parse back out to meaningful data. Each datum would be much more useful in separate cells.

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