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  1. Browse by physical location in Primo

    In Primo, it is not currently possible to browse by physical location & in our previous system, we were able to do so. For instance, from http://primo.rollins.edu/primolibrary/libweb/action/search.do?fn=showBrowse&mode=BrowseSearch&vid=01RC&tab=bookstab&dscnt=0&dstmp=1467208388734 we would like to have the option to browse by one of our locations, for instance For example, I would like to see what titles we have in Rare Special or Rare Florida Collections, but I do not see from the browse menu.

    we would like to be able to somehow browse by a given physical location in Primo without doing a keyword or title search for a particular item.

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  2. Add facets into the Collection Discovery UI

    While we are really happy that the functionality to search withing collections is planned, we propose to implement the facets also for the Collection Discovery.

    Facets are very useful to limit results in big collections for discovery and browsing, when the user doesn't know exactly what he is looking for. We do have several big collections.
    Also, functionality would be more consistent with the Primo Search interface.

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  3. Stop the difference in the item display between Alma and Primo when the description field is filled in

    I would like to see all monograph items display as such in the Primo location tab.
    Currently if an item (even if tagged elsewhere as a one time monograph) contains anything in the Items description field Primo is treating the item as a serial.
    For an explanation of how Primo does this see the following knowledge center article: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/KnowledgeArticles/DifferenceintheitemdisplaybetweenAlmaandPrimowhenthedescriptionfieldisfilledin

    This is a problem as it prevents users from easily seeing the availability information.
    See for example the attached screenshot where the number of available…

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  4. Add Show Actions icons to My Favorites

    Option to add all the Show Actions icons to display on My Favorites, or at least some icons such as the print and e-mail icons, instead of just the ...

    Please see screen capture attached.

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  5. An option to move the send-to section in Primo VE

    We would like to be able to control the location of the send-to section in the Primo VE full record display.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Make the New Primo UI more CSS friendly

    While the new Primo interface gave us more power to extend functionality via JavaScript it does not do the same for modifications via CSS due to the lack of properly marked up content.

    In some parts of the New UI the content is well described, often with custom HTML elements, but there are also many places, often in the higher levels in the DOM tree, where better described selectors (preferably through classes) are needed.

    For example, there is currently no selector that show the current system that is being displayed. The <prm-explore>-element could have the current system being shown as…

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  8. Free text input should be blocked in Resource Sharing Form

    When users request items with multiple volumes in the resource sharing form (NERS Enhancement - Request ID #4856), they can select a specific volume from the pull down list, also freely input any information in the text box. Errors of manual input may lead to inefficiency or failure of handling the requests, for example, user input “1” in the text box instead of selecting “v.1” from the list, the request can be created successfully, but information of requested volume cannot be shown in Alma, neither “Borrowing Requests” of Borrowing Library nor “Pick from shelf” of Lending Library, the libraries need…

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  9. Display of earlier editions in 'View x versions' feature instead of latest ones

    Unfortunately, and I've noticed this with other titles in Primo, e.g. Begg Economics, the latest editions of titles are hidden in the 'View x versions' area of Primo while the earliest edition is displayed in the search results. It would be better perhaps if the latest edition displayed with the option to view earlier editions under the 'View x versions' feature.

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  10. Improve visibility of sticky facets

    The sticky facets are an excellent addition to the functionality of the new UI, but the probability of users discovering them is quite low.

    In usability testing students will alter their search terms without ever hovering their mouse over the filters they have applied to their previous search, and then have to reapply the filters.

    While the padlock is hidden behind a mouseover interaction this very desirable functionality is undiscoverable.

    Also in its current configuration the tooltips for the selected filter and the padlock clash.

    The padlock for making your selected filter 'sticky' should be visible by default, and probably…

    62 votes
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  11. PCI to recognise the elements of a DOI to find the item

    Errors in search results are likely to occur when users are searching for DOIs from citations. DOIs are often formatted differently in citations or online but the user will naturally just copy-paste the DOI as it appears. If the user searches for this 10.1016/j.acalib.2008.10.014 in Primo Central - you find the article. However if you search for http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2008.10.014 as it might be displayed in a citation, the article is not found. Anything preceding the DOI registry number (including doi:10.1016 for eg) will not result in a successful search.

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  13. Integrate the Alma Digital Viewer into the Primo UI

    I see a breaks in the user experience consistency with the Alma/Primo combination with the link to digital objects in Primo. The link is opening the Alma Digital Viewer and it's look and feel is totally different from the Primo UI. Primo is the interface to the customer. Please integrate the UI into Primo and let Alma manage the objects and the metadata.

    What my webmaster is missing and criticising on the Digital Viewer page:
    - it delivers the wrong favicon
    - link behind the Alma logo points to the actual Digital Viewer page
    - link behind the institutional logo…

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  14. List of Loans - Indicate if item is Requested

    It should be possible to indicate in the patron's List of Loans in the Library Account whether an item is requested, otherwise, it is not clear if the due date is sooner than on other loans because it is a Reserved item or because it was Requested by another reader.

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  15. Hierarchical labels for sub-collections in Collections hierarchy

    When browsing the Collections hierarchy there is a separate label for top level collections and for sub-collections (at whatever level). We would like to be able to have separate labels according to values contained in the bib records. This would allow the different levels of a complex sub-collection hiearchy to be expressed appropriately: e.g. it would allow us to reflect transparently the structure of our archival collections: Collection - Series - File - Item. it could also allow the hierarchy of different types of collections to be expressed differentially.

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  16. Configuring brief display for different formats

    It would be useful to be able to configure different fields to display in the brief results for different formats within Primo.

    51 votes
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  17. Set default encoding level for Export RIS in New UI

    In the New Primo User Interface the Export RIS functionality requires users to select an encoding level.
    In the classic UI UTF-8 was selected by default.
    Can the default encoding level please be an option in the New UI.
    Many of our users are confused by which encoding level to select, and we would like to present them with a default option selected to help ease the confusion.

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  18. 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

    46 votes
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  19. Increase the number of records allowed in the “View Online” tab

    Right now, only 25 records can be displayed under the “view online” tab in Primo. If this limit is increased, or removed entirely, libraries will have greater flexibility when creating collections. For example, we have 48 local portfolios that we linked to a single bib record, and we would like all of those portfolios to be displayed under the “view online” tab of that item. So, we propose removing the limit altogether, allowing libraries to decide how many records they want to appear under the “view online” tab. We worked on this project with Ex Libris, and they ultimately advised…

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  20. “My Favorites” pin should indicate number of records in favorites

    In the Primo New UI, there is the “my favorites” pin icon at the top right of the screen (screenshot below of the pin). We ran some usability surveys and found that users would like an indication, via the icon, that something is there. Like the number if pinned items and/or a different color indicating that something is there.

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