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  1. Increase Primo search capability to support major common search expansions on synonyms.

    Salesforce case #00583901 refers (unpublished)

    Ex Libris advises that, due to performance considerations, Primo search is unable to support the search expansion for the spelling variants that include the use of 's' or 'z' within a word. This is a common trans-Atlantic spelling variation, and omitting it has a significant impact on search results.

    Example: a search for the terms “practice globalisation” produces 441,248 results, but by changing the 's' in globalisation to a 'z', Primo produces an additional 12,000 search results.

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  2. Add the Bridget Williams Books collections to Primo Central Index

    As a student and researcher of New Zealand materials I would like the books published by Bridget Williams Books to be indexed in Primo Central Index.

    Background: Currently the content of these collections is not discoverable in Primo. This makes it harder to discover key New Zealand content and impacts the efficiency of my study and research capabilities.

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  3. [Primo] - add tag delivery/fulltext to local PNX , thus improving blended search and full text availability information

    The feature "Expand My Results / Results with no full-text" allows to include in the search results PCI records with no full text. It relies on a pnx value in tag "fulltext" delivery section:
    <delivery>
    ...
    <fulltext>no_fulltext</fulltext>
    </delivery>

    The problem is that <fulltext> tag / field is *not* available in the Normalization Rule for local records.

    The consequence is for example that when we harvest data from our dpace institutional repository we may have fulltext, but sometimes we may have just metadata records. But without the delivery/fulltext field in the PNX we can't manage records with just metadata so that…

    30 votes
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  4. Resource Recommender / searchable tags / language code table

    If you want to use the Resource Recommender feature in more languages than just English, you have to put all tags into the "Searchable Tags" box of the English interface. If you change to another language, the box is greyed out and can't be edited.

    I would like to suggest an overhaul of this part of the RR to make the "Searchable Tags" just as avaible for other languages as title and description are.

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  5. More Gale Historical Collections

    Could you please add the following Gale Historical databases to the Primo Central Index as individual collections?

    British Library Manuscripts Part I and II
    Luso-Brazilian History and Culture: Oliveira Lima Library I & II
    Chatham House Online Archive I & II
    Early Arabic Printed Books Religion & Law
    Early Arabic Printed Books Science & History
    Early Arabic Printed Books Christian Literature
    Early Arabic Printed Books Literature Hosting
    Financial Times Historical Archive
    Illustrated London News
    The Independent Newspaper, London 1986-2016 Hosting
    World Scholar: Latin America And The Caribbean Hosting
    Liberty Magazine1924-50 Hosting
    The Listener Historical Archive Hosting
    19th Century US Newspapers …

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  6. Distinguish (master) theses from dissertations in Proquest Disseration publishing (PQDP)

    In Proquest Disseration publishing (PQDP) they distinguish source type from degree. That means source type is always theses and dissertations. Primo Central use publication type dissertation for all PQDP records. PC should distinguish dissertations from theses, like a master thesis, in publication types.

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  7. Add a field ISSN and E-ISSN that are separated but can be matched for Dedup / F

    For more efficient DEDUP of ejournal and print journal.
    The dedup test mach ISSN, but the ISSN of printed journal record is usually different from the e-ISSN of the electronic journal record, thus there is no match between two these numbers.

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  10. bX: Display dates for recommended articles in Primo VE brief results

    Article dates do not display in brief results related to bX article recommendations. The dates display in the bX sidebar, but when a user clicks on a bX recommended title, the date is missing from the brief results. It was noted that this configuration is currently hard coded and not configurable.

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  11. Newspaper index activations should be on the ejournal/newspaper title level rather than on the collection level

    The Newspaper Index should be activated on the ejournal/newspaper title level rather than on the collection level.
    For example if you activate in PCI a target like Gale Onefile, that has newspaper articles from a range of different titles, the result is radically different in the main Primo index and the Newspaper Index.
    The main index will have this activation on ejournal/newspaper title level, so will only display newspaper articles and other content that Alma or SFX says are subscribed.
    In the Newspaper Index however the activation is on the Collection level, so that all Gale OneFile newspaper articles are…

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  12. Primo Central Index ( PCI ) - more granularity in excluding content from activated resources - e.g. exclude from index by resource type

    Right now in Primo Central Index the customer can either activate or not a resource. But sometimes more granularity would be appreciated. Namely adding a filter by resource type allowing inclusion or exclusion in the index would be very useful. Please note: it's *not* a matter of adding a resource type in PCI. It's a matter of excluding records with a specific resource type from activated resources.

    For example, some resources/data sources contains not only articles, but also journals and other resource types we actually catalogue. Since right now dedup does not work between local records and PCI, this ends…

    101 votes
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  13. PCI Collections Descriptions

    PCI Collections have very minimal descriptions. It's very time consuming to try and track down the appropriate page on the external resource's site to both see descriptive information about the collection and also try to get publication and title indexes. What if this was all made available through one of ExL's websites? At least knowing what is available in a collection before hitting "activate" (including number of titles, title lists, etc) would be fantastically more effective, rather than blindly switching on PCI collections because they sound cool.

    40 votes
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  14. Embargoed resources displaying in Primo

    Currently records from within an embargo period are discover-able to end-users via Primo.
    The user then thinks we have access to the records and selects it only to be presented with No full text available.
    Embargoed records are outside of our coverage range and should not display in our discovery interface.

    18 votes
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  15. Activation request for "Films on Demand"

    When searching the Community Zone there is a record for Films on Demand (Humanities and Social Sciences Video Collection), but there are no portfolios (titles) attached to it. It's just a brief bib record.

    We'd like to request an activated record (with items attached) for Films on Demand.

    15 votes
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  16. Add the option to restrict PCI results for resources when only a physical manifestation of those resources exist in the library’s inventory

    If we have a physical book/journal in stock (item status could be anything: lost / on loan / available etc.)
    and we have PCI collections activated that happen to also include these titles,
    then
    Primo will display the PCI results for the electronic version of these Books + their chapters & Journals + their articles and present them as ‘Full text available’ with ‘View online’ tabs – even when we do not have access to the online version of the titles.

    This leads to an error message + makes for a confusing experience for staff and students. We understand from…

    23 votes
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  17. Untick the box "specific edition only" on the resource sharing form

    On our user's resource sharing form, the box "specific edition only" is automatically ticked.

    It's not efficient and helpful because almost nobody untick this box. And when we search the book and don't find the "right" edition, we don't know if the tick is desired or just by default.
    So each time we meet this situation, we have to contact our user and it's a waste of time.

    If the box "specific edition only" is untick at the beginning, we know that we could trust in.

    6 votes
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  18. Improve Author Name Normalization for PCI Facets

    Frequently, we encounter different facet values for the same author in PCI search results. For instance, there are some PNX records in PCI with creatorcontrib facet values of "Shakespeare, William" and some with "William Shakespeare". The problem is exacerbated when results are blended with local records.

    Ideally, the name forms should be more consistent and match Primo's out-of-the box normalization rules for MARC records.

    We realize this is a difficult problem to solve when ingesting metadata from disparate sources, but we believe it could be better.

    11 votes
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  19. Citation Linker does not ignore initial articles

    The Journal search in the Citation Linker doesn't always ignore the initial article. I'm referring to "articles" in the grammar sense (the, a, an, etc). So for example, you get different "view it" results for Washington Post vs. The Washington Post. This isn't a huge issue, but it is confusing.

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  20. Library Stack added

    To add Library Stack to your indexing so results will populate in Primo.

    10 votes
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