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  1. Allow for consistant customizations in the new UI

    The open discovery of the new UI allows customers to customize the new UI, extend its functionalities, and connect Primo with external services.
    This framework can offer an important added value to institutions; it can enable them to respond to specific needs of their user community.
    We want to implement extensions for functionalities like:
    • Offer a button “report a problem” that allows a user to report a broken link or another problem with a specific source he found. The form sends this message to our helpdesk, together with useful debug info like : is the user on or off…

    198 votes
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  2. Full integration of Syndetics enrichment content

    Syndetic Solutions enrichment content should be indexed in Primo, to aid the retrieval of books (especially by chapter titles in TOCs) and displayed inline in the new Primo UI. The acquisition of Ex Libris by Proquest should make this commercially easier to arrange, and it should be technically easier on the Primo "cloud" platform.

    131 votes
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  3. Real Time Availability for Electronic Resources

    If a resource from Alma is unavailable to a end user due to a campus or IP restriction and receives the "No Full Text available" message, then update the "Online Access" green dot to "No Full Text/Red Dot" or "Sign In for access options/ Yellow dot"

    102 votes
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  4. Adding 'Issue' as a new resource type in Primo Central

    Resource types used in Primo Central are limited to 23 (book, article, journal, image...) [See pdf "Primo Central Index Resource Types" in the Documentation Center].

    For digitized journal issues, the type in use is 'journal'. Archive collections like HathiTrust may contain tens of thousands of digitized journal issues; institutional repositories may also contain complete issues… This is finally confusing for end-users for who see issues labelled as journals and for whom filtering by resource type has become useless.

    Adding a 24th type 'Issue' for this material would be welcome! ‘Journal’ would thus only remain for real journal records.

    98 votes
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  5. Add Learning Express to Discovery, KB and Alma Community Zone

    There is currently no discovery for Learning Express. This database is used by all libraries in Texas and should be added to the Community Zone and PCI for indexing and discovery.

    91 votes
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  6. We couldn't link a digital object to a reading list from our repository (DSpace).

    We found it very interesting that PRIMO could link a digital object from our DSpace repository to a reading list.

    Currently, this is only possible if we add the citation to the repository in ALMA and it is generating repeated references (since it collects our DSpace).
    It would be desirable that Primo to be able to view citations from reading lists that are not in the Alma repository.

    80 votes
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  7. • Records without a date at the bottom of results list when sorting on date oldest

    At this moment, the sort option “Date oldest” displays the records without a date on top of the results list. This is confusing and not relevant for users; when there are several records without a Creation Date they probably conclude that sorting on date oldest doesn’t work. Our request is to display the records without a date always at the bottom of the results list when a sort option on date is used (thus as well for date oldest as for date newest)

    76 votes
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  8. Put useful data into the RSS feeds created by Primo

    Technically RSS feeds created by Primo are working. But from a content perspective the feed is a mess.

    Let's start with the feed header:

    Primo delivers <rss version="2.0">
    The standard specification are at http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification . It was published in August 2002. The RSS 2.0 specification is copyrighted by Harvard University and is frozen. Please use RFC 4287 also known as Atom.
    https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4287
    It is simply the better option for may reasons.
    http://www.intertwingly.net/wiki/pie/Rss20AndAtom10Compared

    The description of the feed is <title>Records from Primo</title> .
    As a user I would like to see my search terms in the feed title - like in…

    65 votes
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  9. error page for samlLogin internal server errors

    Currently any SAML error on POST /primo_library/libweb/samlLogin results in internal server error response (HTTP 500) and shows a corrupted paged from the old UI (see attachment)

    Please implement a SAML NUI error Page for these types of errors including the SAML Error description which is currently only written into library_server.log files, e.g.:

    2019-09-17 08:36:39,773 ERROR [t-ajp-bio-7701-exec-19] [c-Saml20MessageValidators] [O -(540627545,1652141697,null)] - SAML failure: This reponse samlSessionId does not match ours
    2019-09-17 08:36:39,773 ERROR [t-ajp-bio-7701-exec-19] [c-SAMLLoginServlet] [O -(540627545,1652141697,null)] - SAML failure: Response was not verified

    Event though the end user may not understand the technical details, theses SAML messages are at least…

    65 votes
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  10. Can Noodletools be added into Primo as a citation tool?

    We want Noodletools added into Primo for citations

    60 votes
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  11. Create link for patron to report issue with Primo Central Record

    This idea comes from a ticket submitted by a professor last week regarding a journal article resource that was marked as "peer reviewed" in PCI incorrectly. She reported it to us and we reported it to ExLibris, but it would seem more efficient to include a link that could report the problem directly to ExLibris for PCI content. I imagine something similar to the "report an issue" link found in google books: https://www.screencast.com/t/BdLZo2tR6D

    41 votes
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  12. Create a Tableau Web Data Connector for Primo Analytics

    Primo Analytics users who also use Tableau would benefit from a generic Tableau Web Data Connector (WDC) available via a Primo Integrations page to integrate Primo Analytics into Tableau vizes via the Ex Libris API.
    The WDC could generate report-specific field structure based on the schema/xsd section of the API report XML, making the addition of Primo Analytics report data to Tableau as easy opening an Excel spreadsheet.
    Since I do not have Primo, I have not been able to test these as I did with Alma, but this idea is based on the assumption that Primo Analytics reports API…

    32 votes
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  13. Include custom referencing styles in Ex Libris Primo

    Load custom referencing styles into Primo eg. Coventry University Harvard style so that users can generate references in their own institution's style via Primo

    25 votes
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  14. Exported citations to EndNote include a URL

    When you export citations from Primo to EndNote using the download option then you don't get a fulltext URL. This means you would have to save the pdf if available or add the link separately.

    20 votes
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  15. Index Ebsco API "abstract" Results so they don't appear in Primo "Full-Text" Results

    All Primo results from the EBSCO API are searched and displayed "on the fly," and there's no option to sort the abstract-only content from full-text in Primo results.

    So even though our default in Primo is to display ONLY "full text" results -- Primo is returning EBSCO "abstract only" or "may be full text" links in our Full-Text searches. Our users are confused, and call us wondering why they don't have full-text access in our Primo full-text search results.

    Finding a way to sort the Ebsco abstract-only content from the full-text content, so it's working correctly within the Primo search…

    20 votes
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  16. OAI Pipe date options to facilitate CONTENTdm automated harvesting

    We would like our pipe that harvests the OAI feed from CONTENTdm to run automatically either weekly or monthly.

    However it is a known bug with CONTENTdm that if the collection is large, and if a small date range is used with the OAI data feed, then the process is likely to hang.The current workaround with Ex Libris is to manually set the start date to 100 years ago, and then run the pipe.

    The enhancement I would like is enhancing the pipe configuration to either add

    a.) A checkbox which adds the option of not automatically updating the start…

    17 votes
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  17. Fix the Zotero translator problem (September 2018)

    Primo and the Zotero translator have stopped playing nicely together ( September 2018 - see https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/comment/316205/#Comment_316205 ).

    I cannot download metadata from my institution (University of York) or British Library (an important source!).

    This would be very frustrating at any time but at the start of the academic year it makes it very difficult for new students.

    I am aware that there is an existing 'idea' in this list "Make zotero work with Primo" but that originates from September 2017 and is closed.

    Many thanks

    17 votes
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  18. Make it possible to remove the 'until' date in OAI request for all pipes

    Each time a pipe harvesting using OAI method is run, the OAI request set the 'until' parameter to the time the pipe is run. Here is an example of such OAI request: https://ourjournals.ac.nz/index.php/LPR/oai?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&from=2018-11-05T01:44:31Z&until=2018-12-01T22:40:07Z When the target OAI feeds contain records do not have a date stamp, it will be automatically filled with the date/time the record is accessed by the OAI harvester. This means that all these records without a date stamp will never be harvested into Primo as they will be always have a later date stamp than the 'until' parameter. We would like to see an option to…

    16 votes
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  19. Increase number of citations that can be pushed to citation manager tools

    Our users would like to be able to send more than the current limit of 30 citations at a time to tools like Refworks and Easybib.

    16 votes
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  20. Getit2 of PrimoCentral records lists irrelevant local resources (missing date check)

    Records from Primo Central have a getIt2-Tab which lists print resources from local catalog for an article. The problem is that the publication date of the article and the listed resources do not match and therefore cause confusion. Think of an current article from a Journal and you get old volumes suggested from the library. Only print resources containing the article should be listed.
    In other words: The function would be usable if the getit2 lists print resources with the same publication date.

    Suppressing the get-it tab according to the documentation (http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/Remove_GetIT!_Tab_When_No_Print_Version%2C_Only_Electronic_Records_from_Alma) has no effect.

    The issues were…

    15 votes
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