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  1. Provide PCI collection updates in Customer Center

    Primo Central Index new collection updates are sent in email, which can be easily lost. Provide the monthly update lists in the Customer Center (as is done with SFX weekly updates).

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  2. Modify Primo display to use standard MARC holdings.

    We're migrating well-formed MARC holdings with 85x/86x pairs but Primo cannot use them for generating displays. Instead Alma must run a job to copy that data into 866 fields for Primo to be able to display them. Primo displays should make use of standard MARC fields/subfields (our 15 year old current system's public interface can do this)

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  3. 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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  4. Increase the granularity of of metadata fields for searching in Primo Central

    Additional metadata fields be made searchable within Primo Central. Author affiliation, Abstract, Author Keywords, Thesaurus keywords, Chemical name, Source title, Funding information, full text, etc. The publishers and some database providers provide some or all of this information, for the publishers that do not supply the information, the field will be empty, for the many duplicate records the field information may be found in one or more of the duplicate records. It would be better to make search available for the additional fields, than over simplify search and remove the capability. Improves the level of sophisticated and accurate searching within…

    10 votes
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  5. Library Stack added

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

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  6. 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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  7. [Primo] - allow to set up a default view, i.e. the landing view for the user when view ID is missing or mistyped

    Right now the 'default' view in Primo is the 'out of the box' view, named 'default', which is normally used as template by user for creating the View actually in use. And that's fine.
    But the customer should be allowed to define which view sahll be used as default View in the Primo instance. Current feature "Session timeout URL" is not enough.
    - In case for example of mistyping the URL, the system leads to the 'default/otb' view.
    - If a View is deleted but a user has a bookmark, again the system leads to the 'default/otb' view.

    It should…

    8 votes
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  8. [Primo] - frbr - improve algorythm - consider all keys and not only the first matching key

    In Primo FRBR documentation is explained that (I added signs):
    "
    In the FRBRization process, the keys are compared. If a record has a matching key with another record, it is added to the same FRBR group.
    Once a match is found, the system does not continue searching** for matches since a record can belong to one FRBR group only.
    "
    In our experience this may lead to false positives. When comparing keys between frbr candidates, the system should consider instead the whole set of matching keys, not just the first matching one. And for example do not group records…

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  9. PCI Collection List in a .csv or similiar format

    It would be great to have the PCI Collection List in .csv or similar format. It's time consuming to convert it to a format that is usable. It would be great to be able to easily deduplicate with the PCI Activations export and compare from version to version so we can easily see what collections have been added to the PCI without having to spend hours eyeballing or converting the document.

    7 votes
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  10. ahead of print

    More appropriate link resolving for "Ahead of Print" (pre-publish) articles.

    We recently had a report of problem linking for an "Ahead of Print" Primo article result. In this instance, linking resolved to an incorrect article - since it matched by keyword search at the journal.

    If better metadata cannot be obtained for "Ahead of print" articles, and these are not formally published articles, perhaps these results should not be included for Primo results -- or be able to be pulled into results in a separate facet?

    7 votes
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  11. 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.

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  12. Add HeinOnline collections to Primo Central Index

    HeinOnline articles currently not discoverable in Primo.

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  13. Find records by record numbers

    It would be nice to be able to search for records by a record number. Such numbers are usually noted in the 035 Fields. for example: an OCoLC number such as o3639596 or the institution number (CLSU)966634-01, or any other number that might be in the 035 that is useful.

    5 votes
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  14. Total number of records in PCI

    In Summon, one can leave the search box blank and press enter. The result page will indicate the number of total records in the central index and the Resource Type facet also provide a breakdown of record numbers by material type. It allows institutions to track the growth of their content and their distribution by format. It will be great the Primo can offer such statistics.

    4 votes
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  15. Add Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) content to Primo Central Index

    Could you work with Centre for Economic Policy Research to add metadata for their publications to Primo Central Index? This is a critical source for working papers for economists. Access to their content requires a subscription. Currently, there is an Alma CZ collection with a very small subset of the CEPR's publications.I have not been able to find a collection in Primo Central Index to turn on for this publisher.

    https://cepr.org/publications

    4 votes
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  16. Include an option to set Primo Alert for specific latest issue of a Journal TOC (table of content)

    Include an option in Primo Alert for specific latest issue of a Journal TOC (table of content) as in the case of Ebscohost Alert Notification attached.

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  17. Check for physical copies between data sources

    Currently records harvested from local sources (e.g. Dspace) can not crosswalk to records from Alma. This means that a patron who finds a record from dspace for a dissertation can not determine if the dissertation is held as a physical copy using the find it tab in Primo.

    For example, see http://searchit.lib.ksu.edu/KSUD:EntireLibraryCollection:01KSU_DSPACE2097/18531

    The view it tab works, but the Check for Physical Copy times out because Primo's code is not set up to support checking for physical copies from sources other than Primo Central.

    I request that the code be enhanced to support this discoverability.

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  18. Support Microsoft Edge for Primo

    According to documentation (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/ProductDocumentation/Primo/NewPrimoUserInterface/010FrequentlyAskedQuestions#Browser_Certification), Ex Libris does not support Microsoft Edge for Alma.
    The use of Edge is growing and should be considered a major browser, and therefore supported.

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  19. Give us a way to brute force boosting any record in Alma with a local field

    We have to break the rules of cataloging to add fields to get certain important titles that should ALWAYS be first in a relevance sort to show up at the top. Give us a local field to use in a bib record to always ensure a boost to the top (similar to what we can do to "top" a particular collection to offer in direct linking).

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  20. 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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