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  1. Virtual Browse Improvements

    We see great value in Primo’s virtual browse and would like to see it improved. As more libraries move physical collections offsite it is critical to provide comparable discovery and browse experiences in our online environments.

    First, we would like to be able to embed the virtual browse into other places like our own library website or Springshare’s Libguides. This would increase visibility and usage of the virtual browse.

    Second, we would like the user to be able to start a virtual browse by using a keyword or call number search.

    Third, we would like the virtual browse to support…

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  2. Author/Title Index in Browse Search

    Every library catalog I have ever used has included an Author/Title index which searches headings combining author/creator name and uniform title. The index usually includes:
    * 100/240
    * 110/240
    * 111/240
    * 700 where $$t is present
    * 710 where $$t is present
    * 711 where $$t is present
    * 800 where $$t is present
    * 810 where $$t is present; and
    * 811 where $$t is present

    I have included screenshots of how this browse search works in the Library of Congress' system, using "Shakespeare, William" as a search term.

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  3. Harvard referencing (key for UK market for Alma and Primo)

    Harvard is the most widely used referencing system in the UK. yet Primo cannot do it. Please make Harvard available asap as we are being forced to change from Summon which has this capability.

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  4. Expand quick in-browser "citation" styles to match those in Summon "cite this item"

    Expand the quick in-browser "citation" tool to have the same expanded styles list available in the Summon "cite this item" tool.

    Allow sites to include their own local styles through the administration back end.

    Undergraduate students, particularly 1st years, often want to be able to just grad a quick citation from the interface in the style they need, not have to deal with Endnote or one of the other reference management tools.

    11 votes
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  5. Add citation capabilities to the email function

    The email and citation functions should not be exclusive of each other. Users are used to emailing themselves citations from databases and other library systems. Please add citation capabilities to the email function, so that a citation can be included in the email sent.

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  7. Allow Lateral Links to Perform a Browse Search

    Our library consortium would like to have the links in the details section of the record display bring the user to the browsable index. That way, if a record has a subject of "Library catalogs", the user would get a list of clickable subject headings with subdivisions so as to either find more records with the same subject or records with a more narrow focus:

    Library catalogs
    Library catalogs and readers [see Library catalogs and users]
    Library catalogs and users
    Library catalogs and users--Australia--PErth (W.A.)
    Library catalogs and users--Bibliography.
    Library catalogs and users--Case studies.
    Library catalogs and users--Congresses
    etc.

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  8. Create a link for users to report an issue

    There are some institutions that have added functionality where users can report a problem for a specific record. It would be great if this could be offered through Primo. Users would click on an icon to report their issue. In the back office, there would be the option to configure the url for the hyperlinked icon. It would be even better to add logic where you could configure the link in relation to the type of record (CZ, NZ, IZ). This builds on the idea on reporting an issue for CZ records.

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  9. Collection Discovery display items in a list view

    Currently Collection Discovery only offers users the ability to view collections as a Grid or a Gallery. These displays provide extremely limited information about the items making it impossible for users to decide which items they'd like to view.
    Please add the ability for users to view collection items as a list, similar to the search results view. This list view would present each record one after the other with basic bibliographic information such as title, author/creator, resource type, date.

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  10. Ability to share favorites

    We'd like to see a more robust favorites area, with more options for configuration. One thing in particular we'd like would be the ability to organize lists of favorites, then to share those with other users. This has been brought up by librarians who'd like to work on lists collaboratively and then share those lists with students or instructors.

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  11. Ability to sort/filter according to item status within the new user interface

    When viewing holdings of a physical record in the full record display of the new Primo UI only five items/copies display by default. If a client would like to view all copies they have to click the "Show more items" link. We have received feedback that clients often do not use or even see the “Show more items” link and tend to only look at the status of the five copies that are displayed by default rather then click through to view all copies. This becomes problematic when all five copies that display on the full record by default are…

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  12. Allow combining of facets in the search results

    Please create a way to view multiple physical library locations using the facets on the results page (e.g., see attached - General Collection and General Collection Oversize). Most electronic databases allows the user to hold down the CRTL key and select multiples, but that doesn't work in Primo. The 'Exclude' feature is nice, but it would be fabulous if Ex Libris could add an 'Include' feature. Please?

    9 votes
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  13. Option to request multiple volumes

    Currently, users who wish to request multiple volumes of a set or journal must submit individual requests for each volume. In practice, though, users frequently want multiple volumes. Our institution has the bulk of our collection in remote storage, so we get a lot of requests of this nature. I would love to see a checkbox option in Primo where users could check off all of the items they want, rather than submitting a separate request for each. Obviously this would need to send the appropriate request to Alma or whatever other system people might be using; I understand that…

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  14. Title search be split to differentiate between article title and publication title

    Whilst doing a title search the results are often skewed by publication titles being included in the results lists.

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  15. Please apply user_defined_unicode_normalization.txt conversion to PCI records.

    Please apply userdefinedunicode_normalization.txt conversion to PCI records. It's essential to search CJK records.

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  16. Can Primo use a more automated fuzzy matching approach rather than requiring hard-coded alternatives or “did you mean”.

    Our users are asking for alternate spellings. If you’re one letter off on a name, it won’t find close alternatives. Did you mean or synonyms will not help with this.

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  17. Add Twentieth Century American Poetry and Twentieth Century English Poetry

    Please add Twentieth Century American Poetry. 20th Century English Poetry and 20th Century English Poetry to Primo for activation and discovery

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  18. Add 583 data from holding record to Primo GetIt tab

    Currently, Primo can be configured to display additional holdings information in the GetIt tab: 867, 868, 561$a$u$3, 563$a$u$3, 541$a$b$c$d, and 852$t. We would like to also display the 583 $u and $z. 583 is a note about an action taken (in the past or future) on the holdings, and $z is a public note. Examples of 583 notes would be decisions to move to storage, dates of digitization, use in exhibits, decisions to discard or retain, etc. Since $z is a public note, we would like Primo to support displaying the public note.

    Our particular use case is to display…

    8 votes
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  19. Dynamically replace spaces with underscores in Primo generated URLs

    Currently, URLs generated while using Primo can result in broken URLs based on the presence of spaces in information such as library names. A good solution would be to program Primo to dynamically replace spaces with underscores, resulting in non-broken URLs when doing things like copy/pasting into an email.

    8 votes
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  20. Collection Discovery: search in all sub-collections

    We would like to allow the user to use the Collection Discovery interface also for discovery. Currently, it is only possible to search at the collection level. It is important to enabling a search across all levels of all collections as the user cannot know in which collection/sub-collections to search for needed items.
    Following are a couple of user stories:
    * We have various collections of photos. We would like to allow the user to search across the various collections and sub-collections for the pictures of the Knossos temple. We have relevant photos in two different sub-collections.
    * We would…

    8 votes
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