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  1. Fix the RIS file export

    Many Primo Alma customers have had to add additional display fields in Primo to enable correct export of Multiple authors and Publishers to a RIS file for Refworks or other Bibilographic tools.

    Please can this be fixed for everyone? I am attaching our Refworks mapping file as an example.

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  2. Improve Misleading Links/Terminology in Results

    The prominent "Use Get It To Request" link on results with multiple versions, in the case where another version is an immediately available local copy, is not a good thing to have displayed.

    We have also noticed the new interface offers direct "Online access" links from the results page (even with direct linking deactivated) which arbitrarily lead to what can be one of several possible destinations, each with different date coverage ranges. So in the case of embargoed content, for example, a user can be misled to think current access is unavailable.

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  3. send eMail for logged in users only

    Currently, Primo can be used to send spam via the sendTo in the details tab. Anyone can send a message to everyone. Sending E-Mail should be possible for loggedIn users only. Indeed, there is a google reCaptcha service, but activating it is yet not acceptable due to data protection policy issues of many universities.

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  4. Add fields for Name and email address to the Action>Email option

    Our students have started using the Action>Email option which is available when displaying a record in Primo to ask questions about that title/item.

    Unfortunately they don't realise that their Name/email address isn't being included and so we are receiving messages to our library email from Primo asking us to help without details of the patron!

    If you could add fields for Name and email address to the Action>Email form that would resolve the issue.

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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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  6. 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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  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. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

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  11. Enable users to send an enquiry about an existing resource sharing request from My Library Account to a tasklist in Alma

    Currently if users have an enquiry about their resource sharing request they have to contact us separately via email or phone. Since they can see their current requests in My Library Account, it would be great if they could click on an option e.g. 'Send an enquiry about this request' in My Library Account, enter in their query, and Submit. This would then populate a tasklist in Alma (similar to Notes functionality in Leganto/Alma) that resource sharing staff could action and reply to. This would bring this communication workflow into Alma.

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  12. Reminder of Library Pin

    Within My account have a "Forgotten your Library Pin?" button to get a reminder via e-mail.

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  14. Remove or de-emphasize reference entries in Primo Central results

    I was told by someone at Ex Libris that the only way to get rid of "Reference entries" (such as a single word definitions from a dictionary, or an encyclopedia entry) showing up at the top of search results, would be to de-activate the subscription to the source item (the dictionary).

    This is upsetting. If you happen to subscribe to several encyclopedias and dictionaries that reference a term, the "Reference Entry" items multiply and crowd out the books and articles, which is probably what users are searching for.

    We should be able to set the results ranking level for these…

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  15. 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…

    10 votes
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  16. Allow Barcode Copying in Primo

    We would like to be able to have the barcode information not get automatically re-hidden so that we can copy barcodes from Primo. This would be particularly helpful for quick reference without having to enter Alma.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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