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  1. Citation generator is inaccurate

    The citation in the existing and new UI for books is not valid MLA or APA.

    The PNX information that populates the citations is stored in a hidden mapping table that cannot be edited. For example, I can see that series information for a book comes from addata/seriestitle. Primo will use the entirety of the field in the citation. For this particular record, this is the content of that section:

    Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter Ser. ; 2.

    Likewise, book titles come from addata/btitle. For this record, this is the entirety of the section:

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of…

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  2. Print and email options in Primo do not contain important holding data from Alma iframe

    See this example:
    https://www.screencast.com/t/1aQ3ev3zphx

    In the example above the important holding information of 2016 latest edition only is not present in the info emailed or printed if the user selections either of those options in Primo

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  3. We would like patrons to be able to view their library barcode in Primo.

    Under My Library Account > Personal Details, we think patrons should be able to view their library barcode number. We use ours in additional systems, and we think it would be helpful to point someone to their library account details.

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  4. Make the result list look ok when printed by adding a print stylesheet

    Yes, sometimes you actually want to make a print copy of the result list :) But if you try that (with the new UI), the result is a complete mess. I just tried printing a result with 5 results, expecting them to fit into one page. Instead I got three pages, and two of the results disappeared altogether.

    To make the result list look ok when printed, we need a print stylesheet. Of course every Primo customer can spend hours trying to make their own, but it would be much better if Primo could ship with a default stylesheet that…

    12 votes
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  5. Primo New UI : Allow OTB ordering of full record display sections

    The New UI does not allow libraries to easily configure the order of the sections in the full record display.
    We would like an Out of the Box solution to re-order the full record display.

    For example: We would like to move the ViewIt section to the top, and move the Actions sections to sit after the Details section.

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  6. Embed Advanced Search on Browse/Journal search pages

    We have had requests to include the Advanced Search on the Browse and A-Z pages. If one wants to run an Advanced Search one has to return to a new (basic search) search and then click Advanced Search. I had submitted a SF case but the response was that this is not a functionality available in Primo. We believe this would improve usability.

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  7. Resource recommender

    Currently there isn’t any option to order resources other than alphabetically for the resource recommender.

    We have control over the order that the ‘Types’ of resources display by (e.g. Databases, People, Websites …), but as all of our resources are databases, we are limited to the default sort.

    Would like more flexibility on this.

    10 votes
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  8. Display virtual browse by shelf mark as default (without mouse-over)

    The new PRIMO Ui virtual browse has changed the display of the shelf mark information. You need to do a mouse-over to see the shelf mark. The suggestion is to make shelf mark display as default (as in the old UI), publication year as an option in back office or maybe have both shelf mark and publication year on different rows (without mouse-over solution).
    1. Will all users understand it’s a mouse-over solution here?
    2. Will all users be able to display the shelf mark with mouse-over? Compatible with all major web browsers? The mouse over doesn’t work in Safari…

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  9. Switching the scope, within a tab, should invoke automatic search

    When switching a scope, within a tab, automatic search is not invoked (if the Primo View is configured for automatic search when switching tabs).

    This is counter-intuitive because the two dropdowns for tabs and scopes are next to each other but do not behave in the same way. Users are confused when nothing happens after they change the scope.

    Here is an example of a Primo View with tabs and scopes. You'll see that changing CSUSM Collection to Media Library does not update the search results automatically. However, changing Books and More to CSU+ invokes the automatic search.

    https://csusm-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?query=any,contains,history%20japan&tab=defaulttab&search

    10 votes
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  10. Ability to delete lines from advanced search

    At the moment in advanced search in the new UI you can add up to 7 new lines but not delete any of them if you change your mind about a search query and want to delete a line you have added. Clearing just takes you back to the beginning again

    10 votes
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  11. Display e-book-only call numbers

    Please have Primo display call numbers for items that are only available in electronic format. For example, if we have an item only as an e-book, no call number displays and that also means that the Virtual Browse function doesn't work. Even though the call number for an e-book might seem irrelevant, it's actually very useful in determining the focus of a book (e.g., a book about politics with a BF call number tells us it's looking at the topic from a psychological perspective). Thanks for considering.

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  12. Add *before* directives in the new UI

    While it's great that the new UI includes directives for us to target when we do customizations, we're generally limited to only putting things AFTER what we may want to manipulate. It would be good to have an easier way to inject our customizations before.

    For example, I'd like to place some helper text before our Online Access tab on some items based on the PNX. Right now, I have to put the message below and then do some DOM manipulation. I'd prefer to avoid the DOM manipulation altogether.

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  13. sorting gets lost when switching scopes

    If a user sets the sorting of the result list, her predefined sorting gets lost on switching between search scopes. In this case, the sorting returns to the default, e.g. "by relevance".

    We see this in the new UI as well, but think that users should not be forced to select their preferred sorting again and again.

    Please consider this to enhance user experience.

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  14. Provide institutions with the ability to systematically boost the ranking of PCI collections with link-resolver delivery over PCI collection

    Many times, there are multiple versions of an article offered in Primo. Some versions are delivered via the link resolver, while others are delivered via direct linking. Delivery via the link resolver is the norm and often provides better accessibility. 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 PCI link-resolver collections over PCI direct-linking collections.

    9 votes
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  15. Accessibility Menu

    Primo need Accessibility Menu Plugin

    9 votes
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  16. Make Journal titles hyperlinks

    Hi there, users would be helped if search results didn't just bring back links to articles but also had the journal title hyperlinked to take them to the journal's home page or contents page. To help further there could be text box that instructs the user to search for the article they're looking for in the journal's site. Deep links to articles are the most common to fail so this improvement would help students find the articles within journal/publishers sites. Saving time and making them give up less easily.

    Thanks for your consideration.
    Cheers, James

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  17. Allow customization of the item status field in Primo

    The item status field is misleading for material that is on order. Primo displays a message saying “Item not yet received, expected on DD/MM/YYYY”. This date can be several weeks in the future. It is calculated by adding a set number of days specific to a vendor to the date that the order was sent to the vendor. The number of days is set according to when it is judged to be appropriate to claim items which have not been received. We therefore tend to set it as eight or so weeks in the future for many vendors. In reality…

    9 votes
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  18. Allow users to choose how many results to see

    With a lot of online retail sites, users are able to choose how many search hits they see per page.

    Would this be a helpful addition to Primo?

    After all, since the new UI was introduced, the subject of infinite-scrolling vs paging has been contentious amongst Ex Libris customers. It has already led to the addition of the 'Next Page' widget.

    Allowing users to choose how many hits they would like to see might take a lot of the debate from us, and put the decision directly into the hands of the end user.

    9 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Adding a hierarchical tree display option to Collection Lobby

    Please add a hierarchical tree display option to Collection Lobby. When a top-level collection has many sub-collections across all depth level, it's too hard to browse individual collections and titles.

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