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  1. bad link reporter

    Bad Link Reporter

    This tool would work while librarians are searching Primo. An addon tool for Primo that looks at results when the following condition exists: a link is clicked and user gets an error, (no full text available or other Primo error messages) there would be a popup or message asking “report this bad link?”. You click on the button, it goes away allowing librarian to continue their work but clicking the button reports the permalink, search details and bad link error message including eresource used. This option only occurs for library staff. Ordinary users would not see it.

    160 votes
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    • Generate a report of the MMSID's harvested by Primo Back Office

      We would like to be able to generate a report of the MMSID's harvested by Primo Back Office.

      58 votes
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      • [PRIMO] Allow normalization of Primo Central Index PC records

        It would be great to have the ability to normalize the Primo Central records using NR set as we do for local records.
        This would be very beneficial. For example:

        - Customers could choose their own facet values and harmonize them with local records.
        - Values only in PC records could be removed of modified (e.g. toplevel facet values for Open access and Peer Reviewed )
        - FRBR and Dedup could be performed also against local records, thus greatly improving results in blended search.
        etc.

        12 votes
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        • View Primo as someone else / different types of users

          View Primo as "someone else". It would be useful to view our Primo-page as different types of users. Being able to view Primo as an internal user, or a student, or staff member, or an external user, would help us troubleshoot configuration and settings in Alma. Have we activated the right functionality for the different user groups? Have we hidden what we want to hide?

          tl;dr: Facebook's "View as" functionality in Primo.

          54 votes
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          • Could Exlibris regularly update the list of common titles used by the Primo duplication detection vector?

            Primo uses the duplicate detection vector to determine whether or not records will be deduped and merged in Primo.

            https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/030Duplicate_Detection_Process/030Duplicate_Detection_Vector

            One of the match criteria is full title. If two records have the same title and the title is not in the list of common titles, the records are assigned 600 points. (800 points or higher means the records will be dedupe/merged.)

            The list of common titles is provided here: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/180Files_Used_by_the_Dedup_Algorithm#wwconnect_header

            It includes common titles such as annual report, bulletin, transactions... Unfortunately it does not include other common titles such as news, poems, plays... (See attached Excel file.)

            My request…

            16 votes
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            • Tags Management in consortium level environment

              The Tags Management page is only available to institution level in a non-sharing environment and this is not available in a consortium level environment.

              So staff users can't delete tags, which is a problem.

              Please make it available for all environment.

              9 votes
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              • Add MODS template as Date Source for OAI-PMH harvest

                Currently, there is no MODS template for OAI-PMH harvesting of external collections. As an example, we have many collections in an Islandora repository and have very rich metadata in MODS format. We lose most of that metadata when the collection is harvested because we must use the DC template as the Source format.

                46 votes
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                • Allow read-only access to PCI activation wizard

                  Others within our institution would like the ability to see what collections are activated PCI. However, Alma does not allow such access without granting users the role of Discovery Admin. It would be great if there was a way to grant read-only access so other users can view (but not edit) active and available PCI collections.

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                  • "Personalize your results" - enable to add disciplines, not only delete.

                    "Personalize your results" is a Primo Central feature. The lists of degrees and disciplines are defined by Primo Central, and can be translated locally via code tables in the Back Office.
                    It is possible to DELETE degrees and disciplines via the Mapping Table, but currently it is NOT possible to add new ones. We would like tohave the possibility to add disciplines.
                    thank you.

                    15 votes
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                    • Add a Description Field to the Full Normalization Rules

                      I think it would be verry useful to have a Description Field for each Noramlization Rule so it can be easier to find which one you need to edit. This can also be useful if you want to use and existing Norm rule as a template for a new one, or if you just want to copy part of one. See image for an example.

                      10 votes
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                      • Enhance SUSHI harvesting job

                        The SUSHI harvesting job is set to either run every Saturday or not at all. Some vendors do not make their data available except for certain weeks of the month. This results in failed errors in the notification. Could this be expanded so you can set when the jobs will run, like once a month (after the 15th) when most vendors have made their usage data available.

                        7 votes
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                        • Allow libraries to review PCI metadata in collections

                          We would like the ability to not only see more information about the collections (which is already another idea on here) but also the ability to see the metadata for each collection. For example, for Kanopy, we have loaded the MARC records into Alma, but would like to review what the metadata for the PCI collection looks like so we can make a decision about whether or not to enable it. We have no way to know what the PCI collection will add or do until we turn it on in production Primo.

                          14 votes
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                          • validate normalization rules during saving

                            It would be good if during saving a rule ore a rule set a validation is running to check if the NR is consistent ( such as the existance of all used tables)

                            4 votes
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                            • Add toggle switch which requires IP validation to grant access to PCI paid content

                              Primo allows authentication via access from a specific IP address range or patron login. Once authenticated, patrons can search paid content (from subscription databases) in the Primo Central Index. We are not an academic institution, therefore we do not have a fixed population of patrons in the form of students. In MetaLib our patrons could see paid content in search results only if they were onsite.

                              We propose that a toggle switch be added to the Back Office, at the institution level, which would allow us to require IP validation for access to PCI paid content. Thus, being signed in…

                              4 votes
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                              • Reinstate ability to customize header/footer HTML and no results HTML file functionality in New Primo UI

                                Would like to reinstate the ability to customize header/footer html files as well as the ability to customize the no results html file in the Primo New UI please. In the Old UI, you could customize and upload these files individually. You cannot customize any of them in the New UI, even if included in the customization package html folder. Would like to have those files included in the customization manager.

                                We would like this ability because some code needs to run first (which case it would be included in the header) or last (when you would include it in…

                                4 votes
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                                • resource recommender

                                  Resource Recommender (RR) entries are currently applied to all Views. There is no way to add them to one view and not to another view.
                                  We keep a test view on our Production server because our Sandbox is not yet configured for LDAP authentication. We expected that we would be able to apply the RR to only the test view, but this is no currently possible. There are undoubtedly other use cases in this lack of control is also an issue.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Add Back Office code/mapping table codes to UI as IDs or comments

                                    When trying to configure the Primo UI, it would be really nice to be able to inspect an element and see if there are corresponding back office code/mapping table values that control it. These could be added as comments or as IDs or in some other way. This would help Primo admins track down the correct settings quickly and accurately.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Automatic sync of library codes with scopes and static facets

                                      The Library Codes on the Institution page are currently automatically copied to the Library Names code table and the ILS Library Codes mapping table, which is great.
                                      We would like to have an option to automatically sync these library codes also with the Scopes and Search Scopes (used for searching, and Location drop-down lists) and Static Library facets mapping table, in order to eliminate the need for manually updating all library codes in the scopes and static facets.

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                                      • Primo VE: Add the ability to configure different availability messages by location

                                        We would like to be able to configure availability messages by location. For example, if there are no items, the message "Ask at the Reference Desk" displays. We have a few locations (one for digital materials and one for citations) that do not have physical holdings, so we don't want this message to display for those locations.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Allow to delete records in Primo BE ( included dedup records )

                                          Right now the only way to delete a record in Primo is to refer to a KB Article [1] explaining how to write an xml OAI-PMH record with status 'deleted' and let the xml file to be ingested by a pipe. The procedure is cumbersome and error prone (e.g. issues with compression of the file on non linux machines etc.) and it does not always work properly. For example, dedup records are not properly deleted by this procedure.

                                          It would be good to provide a feature in the Primo BE allowing to look for specific PNX and to delete it.…

                                          44 votes
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