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  1. 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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  2. “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.

    44 votes
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  3. Numerical order for Search by list

    We would like the list search in Primo to show the results in numerical and not just alphabetical order.
    For example, for call numbers the number 101 should appear before the number 1000.
    Thank you and good day.
    Alberto (Italy)

    43 votes
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  4. Add ability to change default sort for results

    I would like to change the default sort for one of our views from Relevance to Date-newest. Our library has a lot of grey literature which is not handled appropriately by the Relevance sort.

    42 votes
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  5. Add option to view complete authority records in Primo

    Primo does not show the complete authority record. In Aleph the end user could see the authority record through the link from Primo to the OPAC. As ALMA has no such option the end user has no way of seeing the complete authority record with all the RDA fields. If the complete authority record is displayed, not only some of the fields, the end user can find important information about the author with one click.

    42 votes
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  6. 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.

    41 votes
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  7. Differenciating the code for PCI records from the code for Alma records

    The PCI records that we don't subscribe and the Alma records without holding show the same labels on Get It section because they share the codes, such as:

    c.uresolver.getit2.holdinglist.empty.top
    c.uresolver.getit2.holding
    list.empty.signedinuser
    c.uresolver.getit2.holdinglist.empty.signedinuser.noservices
    c.uresolver.getit2.holdinglist.empty.guestuser
    c.uresolver.getit2.holding_list.empty.bottom
    (Samples are on SF #00731305)

    We want those two groups of records to be distinguished from each other so that we can apply different labels giving more customized information to our patrons.

    41 votes
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  8. Penalization date visible in users' loan page

    Hello! It would be great once we had read the bar code of the user, and we have the general information to do a loan or a return it will be great if there we can see the date until they can't borrow books. If not it is a problem because they ask you until when they are ban and we have to go until their profile to penalty section to see it.

    Thank you!

    41 votes
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  9. Easily share records in Social Media

    When sharing a record in social media (Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.) using the Full Display page's URL - it would be better to see in the preview the Name, Description, Domain, and Thumbnail of the record that has been shared.

    Please see the attached PDF file for a detailed example.

    41 votes
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  10. Add a list of suggestions to zero result searches in the A-Z Journals list

    It is not possible to display a list of suggestions when a user retrieves zero results for a search in the A-Z Journals list. However, it is possible in Primo simple and advanced search. It would be beneficial to provide users with a distinct list of suggestions if they retrieve zero results in the A-Z journals list.

    40 votes
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  11. Subject Browse - allow merging of identical subject terms from different vocabularies

    Right now, when I browse in my Primo by subject, I'm seeing a lot of subject headings repeated from different taxonomies. For example: Microbiology (EBPS), Microbiology (FAST), Microbiology (fast MESH), Microbiology (LCSH), Microbiology (LCSHKIDS FAST), Microbiology (MESH). This looks like a mess and is confusing for the user. I'd like to propose that where subject headings are identical between taxonomies, they be merged into one entry so the user doesn't have to check them all.

    38 votes
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  12. Provide institutions with the ability to systematically boost the ranking of Subscribed PCI collections over Open Access PCI collections

    Often, there are multiple versions of an article offered in Primo. The different versions might be the result of having access through paid subscriptions and open access collections. However, there is currently no effective way for an institution to give systematic preference to the type of collection they want their patrons to see first. We request the ability to systematically boost the ranking of Subscribed PCI collections over Open Access PCI collections.

    38 votes
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  13. Smart login messages - Do not show login message in the ViewIt for Open Access material

    If a user is not logged in they get the Login message on the ViewIt and GetIt tab, whether they need to login to access that resource or not.

    For example, Open Access material.

    We have had many instances of users complaining that they have to login to access OA material. In fact they do not need to login to access this material. The Primo login message is confusing and misleading the user to think that they do need to login.
    See for example the following Open Access material in our Primo instance.
    https://primo-direct-apac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=RMITALMADC11160517080001341&context=L&vid=RMITU&lang=en_US

    In this example the…

    35 votes
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  14. Provide option to collapse the Details area of the full record display

    We would like to be able to collapse the Details area of the full record display by default in order to reduce clutter. This ability would be configurable ie libraries could choose whether to hide or show by default the Details information.

    If configured, we would like to see the heading 'Details' beside a chevron or similar icon that indicates information is hidden. When the user clicks on this icon, the full bibliographic details will appear.

    34 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    33 votes
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  17. Add search options for atoz list

    Primo provides only title search options for A to Z list. It would be useful to have more options such as ISSN, ISBN or publisher.

    32 votes
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  18. Primo does not distuinguish between see references and see too references

    Please see public ticket 423179 opened by our University.
    Sadly we have discovered that "Primo does not distuinguish between see references and see too references". In our opinion this would be an useful improvemet

    28 votes
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  19. [Primo] - UI - show Call Number in My Library Card - Requests

    The information about the shelfmark and physical position of an Item (i.e. the Physical Location and the Call Number) in not displayed in the Requests section of My Library Card. It is not displayed even if you expand the row (see attachment).

    The same happens in the old UI, if you click on Details. It might look like a minor issue, but it's not. Users looking at their requests have no clue where they books are actually located. They are forced to perform the search again for each item they requested. Consider that in many cases items are not moved…

    25 votes
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  20. Add link "Back to results list" on the e-Shelf

    This is the use-case I want to improve:
    A user is constructing complex queries and collecting some records.
    From time to time she wants to check the e-Shelf and then continue skimming trough the results list.

    ¡There is no simple navigation path from the e-Shelf back to the results list!

    There are 2 less-than-ideal solutions:

    1/ repeating the query from tab "This session's queries" (flaws: it is cumbersome to find the corresponding query and too much clicks are necessary)
    2/ the back button of the browser (flaws: the yellow e-Shelf star icons are not up to date and too much…

    25 votes
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