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  1. Remove CDI constant expansion of results

    PCI results respect that a user knows what they want, but help with expansion when necessary, such as by stemming when there are very few results returned by the exact query. A user has autonomy also to target their results with techniques such as quotation marks, Boolean operators, and Advanced Search.

    In CDI, expansion is constant, by term inflection applied to all searches, as well as higher recall in general by design. This cannot be prevented by features such as Boolean operators, quotation marks or Advanced Search, and is illogical in conjunction with other features like 'Did you mean'.
    Note:…

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  2. Only show "starts with" for relevant fields

    Currently, the "starts with" functionality is only available for title searching. There are already some posts here about adding it for other fields, like call number and subject, which I support. This post is about the current behavior though. If I choose to search by another field, such as author/creator or subject, then the next dropdown allows me to choose "starts with" even though it's not available, and it immediately switches to a title search. I'd prefer that, if a user has selected a field other than Title, that "starts with" just wouldn't show up at all. If the task…

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  3. A new type of search - Authority Search

    Add Authority Search as a new type of search in Primo. The new feature will enable both patrons and librarians to search the authors and topical subjects from their authority records and link to the related records in their local catalog(s) and preferably also CDI.
    The search will be based on alma's authority files and Linked Open Data.

    This development was part of the Primo roadmap for 2021 and was removed.

    A similar search option was implemented at the University of Haifa using local customizations and a dedicated search scope + view.
    It enables to search a term only on…

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  4. Provide PCI collection batch updator (e.g. uploading .xlsx files, etc.)

    PCI collections can be activated/inactivated one by one manually. It's too time-consuming and inefficient to repeat search-click-tick-back-search-again.
    Please provide a batch update function, such as, uploading an .xlsx file, etc.

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    Thank you for this idea. With the move to CDI coming in 2020 the current interface for Primo Central activation will become obsolete, Activation for CDI will be handled from Alma and SFX in a single activation process and simplified flow

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