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  1. 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.

    105 votes
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    • Separate language menu

      In August release 2018, there is finally a good improvement in the sign in area, but unfortunately the language selection is now inside a personal menu. If guests user enters Primo which by default is not in his native language, they wouldn't know what to do. There is a nice solution created by Manneheim University, and I hope Exlibris will take it as an example:

      https://primo-49man.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=MAN_UB&sortby=rank&lang=de_DE

      Naomi

      164 votes
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      • 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…

        164 votes
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        • Journal coverage dates to show in the brief results page

          Would like the ability to configure Primo to display the coverage dates found in the Alma portfolio record to display in the Primo brief results.
          Currently, dates from the Alma bibliographic can display in the brief results but usually the publication date found in the bib differs than the coverage in the portfolio.
          Our patrons and staff would like to do a search for ejournals and see from the results what our coverage/holdings are without clicking into the full details.

          41 votes
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          • Provide a way to configure which citation style is the default selection in the Citations dialogue

            It would be helpful if we could set a particular citation style to be the default style that is selected when users open the 'Citations' dialogue from the 'Send to' actions. At present it always opens on APA because it is the first style in the list.

            For example at my institution we have courses that use APA and MLA, but the majority use Harvard style, so I'd like Harvard to be the 'selected' style shown when the dialogue opens.

            26 votes
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            • Change order of holdings for e-journals in ViewIt

              Allow the institution to determine the ordering of resources in the ViewIt section of Primo. The single select options would include:
              • By Date – Ascending
              • By Date – Descending
              • Alphabetical
              • (Not sure if there are others)

              Currently e-journal titles with multiple holdings are displayed in alphabetical order. When each holding has a different date range, it can be difficult to scan quickly. This would allow each institution to select what works best for their users.

              22 votes
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              • Browses: add See Also and Usage info from authority headings

                Primo supports display of See references (not same as See Also) in browse headings, if those cross-references are in the bibliographic data ingested by Primo. There is no capacity to display See Also and Usage info from authority records, which are important so that users understand how and why certain terms, especially subjects, may be used.

                We propose that See Also and Usage info display in the Browse headings.

                Example headings and See Also and Usage info that does NOT currently display in Primo:

                Blacks:

                Search also under: subdivision Blacks under individual wars, e.g. World War, 1939-1945--Blacks; and headings beginning…

                131 votes
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                • Add Jump to Last & Specific Page Options to Primo Search Results Paging Bar

                  Our users are asking for the option to jump to the last page of the search results in Primo. They would also like to get to a specific page number in the Primo search results paging bar by typing the number in there. First and last page options are basic functionalities of pagers and users expect those.

                  214 votes
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                  • Reasons for non-renewal in Primo

                    In Primo, when the renewal is not possible from My library-loans, it don’t show the exact reason, the message should be much more explicit and understandable.

                    At the moment we have put a message in the header including all possible reasons to give the user some clue. “May be that in any of the materials loaned, RENEWALS ARE NOT ALLOWEDdue to the user in sanctioned, has any book overdue, maximum renewal date is reached or another user has a request.”

                    This message also appears when we consult the historical loans and in that case it should not appear.

                    65 votes
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                    • Improve Primo RTA status for items that are in transit, on order, in processing, missing, etc.

                      Right now if an item is not available, then the item says "Checked out..." even if the item isn't actually checked out. In Alma, the status is under "Process type" and we want this more detailed "Process type" to be displayed to our users instead of just "Checked out.." for everything that isn't available. This is really confusing if the item is missing or being processed by our technical staff. We need to be able to tell users more detail. We have had several users request our library order a book and then when the book is being processed it…

                      547 votes
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                      • Saved Records Print out in Brief Display

                        A second print option should be added so that saved records can be printed as a list, with the same brief display elements in the Pinned record display (title, author, citation). The current print option include the entire record (notes, abstracts, ToC etc.) and if one is part of a consortium, all the holdings in the other member libraries.

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                        • Display only a certain amount of characters in the "Title" area for search results.

                          Several entries in the PCI, especially Book Reviews, have "incorrect" metadata provided by the vendor, which leads to extremely long titles being displayed in the results page. Having the ability to cap the display of these titles at a customizable number of maximum characters could help in such cases to clean up display (as many times correcting the metadata for these results is beyond ExLibris' capability/authority).

                          5 votes
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                          • A-Z eBook functionality (similar to eJournals A-Z + databases A-Z)

                            We're in the process of implementing Alma/Primo (at present we're Summon clients). Per Inna Ilinskaya, there is no equivalent ejournals/databases A-Z functionality for ebooks in Primo. This is something that our users have become accustomed to in using Summon. Inna recommended that we post this as an enhancement.

                            7 votes
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                            • Option to e-mail clients Saved Searches

                              It will be very useful to share Saved Searches with another client by having an e-mail option available in the My Favourites > Saved Searches section in Primo, in the same way the e-mail option is available for Saved Records.

                              34 votes
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                              • Place in queue for hold requests is confusing for users

                                Can the queue numbering begin with 1 rather than zero? The zero is confusing to users when an item request is made. Users interpret this as not available. It's hard to explain the queue is for those waiting not those who placed the first request.

                                263 votes
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                                • Review content type in Primo is confusing

                                  Currently the Review content type in Primo / Primo Central seems to contain both Book Reviews such as
                                  http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_sciversesciencedirect_elsevierS0261-5177(06)00203-2

                                  and Review Articles such as
                                  http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_proquest1373464971

                                  It would be better if these were in separate content types.

                                  134 votes
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                                  • My Account - Loans & Requests: Bibliographical Details of ILL article requests

                                    Currently, users cannot see the full bibliographical details of their Resource Sharing "Article" Requests in their account,. Although all the details appear in Alma, in Primo the Journal Title, Year, Volume, Issue and Pages are missing - so in fact they can only see the Article Title and Author in the Full View mode.

                                    Obviously, this is not very helpful for citation purposes or even for tracking orders - especially if there are many similar requests.

                                    Thanks

                                    23 votes
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                                    • account request date

                                      Add the request's date on the user's account

                                      We would like that the user can see the date when he makes a request (hold or ILL) on his account.

                                      We think that's will be an improvement for the users.

                                      67 votes
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                                      • Please make the MARC bib. 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record available.

                                        The MARC 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record is not exposed to Primo. This means that the data in the b245p is not available to display to users in the My Account section of Primo, as part of the requesting process and on pull slips for items. This becomes important when the items have 245a data that is the same. For example, when a video game has the same name with more info in the 245p like the ones below.
                                        b245a b245p
                                        Angry birds. Star Wars
                                        Angry birds. Trilogy
                                        Assassin's creed. Brotherhood
                                        Assassin's creed. Revelations
                                        Batman. Arkham Asylum
                                        Batman.…

                                        84 votes
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                                        • Holdingsfile should take into account the holdings of physical items

                                          In our Primo we have set up that only articles that you have access to is presented in the first result-list, but that you can remove this filter by checking the tick box on the left to include result that you do not have access to.

                                          Currently only the holdingf for electronic journals are taken into account. If the library has only the physical journal the article will not be part of the first search result. It will look like the library does not have this article, when the truth is that the user could get it in print.

                                          The…

                                          34 votes
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