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  1. We would like the ability to weight certain PCI results higher than others (ie. Hathitrust)

    We have an example journal of Index Medicus. When we search this record in our blended local and PCI search the hathitrust PCI record does not display until the 3rd-4th page: https://purdue-primo-prod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?query=any,contains,index%20medicus&tab=default_tab&search_scope=everything&sortby=rank&vid=PURDUE&mode=Basic&offset=0

    If we want to withdraw the print record, because it is available in hathitrust, having this on the 3rd-4th page is not acceptable. We would like the ability to boost or weight certain PCI resources, based on the collection name, higher within our results.

    This request seems somewhat related to:
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/16944994-provide-institutions-with-the-ability-to-systemati
    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/16945003-provide-institutions-with-the-ability-to-systemati

    Although this request to me is more generic than both of those, but seemingly related.

    Thanks!

    31 votes
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  2. Dedup and FRBR cluster monitoring

    Since BIRT reports in back office are being deprecated and they are not available in VE, those who implement Dedup or FRBR will have no way to monitor the clusters that goes beyond what's currently in analytics (just a report of cluster sizes). Size of clusters is important, but when "impossibly large" clusters form (we recently noticed many, up to 89 members!), we need to be able to see the records forming the cluster in order to diagnose problems. The BIRT tool is way too slow and unwieldly for this purpose but provides useful information: contents of the fields that…

    38 votes
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  3. 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.

    203 votes
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  4. pin password

    Add the ability to control what fields display in the My Library Card | Update PIN / Password box dependent upon whether the User is an Internal or External user in Alma. Showing external users the option to change their password is confusing as their password is maintained outside of Primo/Alma.

    3 votes
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  5. 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.

    57 votes
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  6. Primo Registration Service collections should be editable by Ex Libris staff

    As a discovery librarian I would like the Primo Registration Service (Collection Activation) to be editable by Ex Libris staff so that resources incorrectly set as collection-level resources could be reset to Subscription (Linkresolver) level. This would mean large numbers of false positive search results in Primo UI could be reduced.

    Background: the Oxford Research Encyclopedias collection has been set up in Primo Registration Service as a collection-level resource and delivers Primo search results for every title in the collection, whether subscribed or not.

    It includes 27 separate encyclopedias on diverse subjects (we have only 2 titles).

    These are new…

    9 votes
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  7. [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.

    11 votes
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  8. Primo Central note field - include in export

    In the new Primo Central Activation User Interface (Feb 2019 release) you can now add notes to Primo Central collections. Would it be possible for the notes field to be included in the export to excel?

    9 votes
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  9. [Primo] - Add an enabled / disabled status field to pipes

    It would be useful to have an enabled / disabled status field in the Pipe definition.
    For example delete pipes or rarely used pipes could be disabled and enabled only when needed, thus minimizing the risk of launching/scheduling them by mistake.
    This would also mitigate the current lack of the possibility to deleted old / unused pipes (see https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/19994728-allow-deletion-of-old-unused-pipes ). Disabling them would be an improvement.

    2 votes
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  10. 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.

    47 votes
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  11. 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.

    48 votes
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  12. 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…

    13 votes
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  13. 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.

    12 votes
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  14. 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.

    14 votes
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  15. EZProxy (Primo institution wizard) more granular application against specific collections

    Currently in Primo institution wizard (Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > Institution Wizard > Delivery Base URLs) you can enter an EZProxy base URL. If a proxy is added it will be applied to all Link in Record type resources (though there is the option to exclude OA collections). I would like more granularity so that we could choose to apply the proxy to certain Link in Record type collections, but not to apply the proxy to others.

    85 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    10 votes
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  18. 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.…

    45 votes
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  19. 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.

    8 votes
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  20. 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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