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  1. Improve Primo Search Algorithms

    When our users look for a book in the Primo Search Portal they expect that the Primo Search behaves like a Google Search, i.e. they expect that Primo finds books with titles or metadata containing words similar to those in their query. Unfortunately, the Primo Search is very sensitive to the exact spelling of the words in the query. If the search query is slightly inaccurate, the book is not found in Primo. I tried such unsuccessful search queries on www.amazon.de, and Amazon usually found the correct book: Amazon showed the correct hit on top of the list (see…

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  2. Hover-over article abstract in PRIMO VE

    Currently, patrons need to go into the full article record from the brief results page to read abstracts.We would like to suggest that PRIMO VE provide the user with a hover-over article abstract on the brief results page so patrons can skim abstracts before going into the full record.

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  3. Barcode search in Primo

    It would be extremely helpful it we could search Primo VE by item barcode. We often want to quickly locate a bib record in Primo and scanning a barcode is the simplest and quickest search.

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  4. Improve the Cite them Right Harvard CSL file to correct errors

    Cite them Right Harvard does not display correctly. I have a 2 page list of errors! e.g. Surname, First name, when it should be Surname, initial. In journals the publisher appears.
    Please work with Cite them Right Online to fix this as it is used by multiple libraries in the UK.

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  5. HAL : issue about "full text access" link

    HAL https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/ is one of the major open repository in French.
    Some publications give full text access, others not. See screenshot attached.
    We did activate for search Hyper Article en Ligne (HAL) in PCI.
    Our concern is that all HAL publications in PRIMO display with "full text access" link even when there is no full text.

    Please have a look to the example : Reconceptualizing the classification of PNAS articles.
    This issue generates lots of complains from our final users. HAL is very well used in French speaking countries.

    so could you fix this and indicate "full text access" when…

    35 votes
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  6. Index MARC 250 (Edition Statement) in Primo VE

    The MARC 250 field is not included in the out-of-the-box indexing in Primo VE according to the documentation. Users frequently include the edition in their searches because it is referenced in a citation they've found. It seems like it would be a worthy inclusion in the keyword index.

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  7. Primo VE: Allow Exclusion of Institution Zone only records from Discovery Network/NZ Scope

    In consortial environments, the Network Scope includes Institution Zone only records such as laptops, keys, etc.

    We would like the capability to exclude IZ only records from a Discovery Network scope so that we can display only records that are NZ bibs, not local IZ with no NZ bibs.

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  8. Disturbing hover texts in Get It and Active Filters

    Hover texts in Primo VE

    In the "Get IT/Location" area in the copy view, all data (for example: section, callnumber, availability, ...) is output again as hovertext (white font with black, semi-transparent background) when hovering over it (see appendices 1-3). The same error also occurs with the Active Filters on the search results page (see appendix 4).

    This redundancy disturbs the user experience and already confuses users. In some cases, this phenomenon makes it impossible to see the entire text.
    I request that these disturbing hover texts be removed.

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  9. Items loaned to Resource Sharing do not show as included in local scopes

    Primo indexes one location for each item - the current location. In the case of resource sharing, the current location for the item is the temporary location. Therefore, when you search from a local scope, items in the resource sharing location are not found.

    We would like to have the scope reflect the permanent location not the temporary location.

    We have a scope for our Teaching Materials Collection which is specifically geared to our Education major students. They are taught to use this scope in their instruction. Not finding materials in this scope that are on loan via R/S (as…

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  10. Ability to store test records for Primo VE

    When you test normalization rules for external data sources in Primo VE, you need to upload your test record from your computer every time you make a change in the NR. It should be possible to store sample records for easier testing

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  11. Resource Recommender customizable for each view

    PrimoVE views serve different audiences. If the Resource Recommender were customizable for each view the user experience will be improved.

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  12. Cambiar la prioridad de las portadas en Primo VE

    Las portadas de Primo se intentan extraer desde el servicio de Syndetics y Google, si el servicio de Syndetics tiene una portada disponible se muestra esta y no la de Google. Por este motivo, por ejemplo, en alma se visualiza una portada de Google y en Primo una de Syndetics.

    Primo VE no tiene la opción de desactivar o cambiar la prioridad de las portadas, por lo que para solucionar este problema se necesitaría que se pueda activar o desactivar la prioridad de las portadas.

    Esperamos que esta idea resulte de interés a todos los usuarios de PRIMO VE y…

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  13. Changing the language in Primo should also update the preferred language in Alma

    We have a mix of users with different languages at our university, but we cannot get a reliable language setting from the SIS feed. Therefore it is important that the users can edit the language preference themself to get letters from the library in the correct language.

    Today, changing the language in Primo only changes the interface language in Primo, but we would like it to also update the preferred language in Alma.

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  14. Journal A-Z and Database A-Z functionality based on a campus scope.

    On our current Primo we have Journal A-Z and Database A-Z functionality based on a campus scope. This is due to us having two Primo views - one for Cardiff University and one for NHS Wales. We share a catalogue but have created the ability for our users to search in Primo on a dedicated view depending on their affiliation; so that they receive search results only for items to which they have access. This split in search results includes the A-Z listings. And it is all based around a campus scope. We have been told that for our move…

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  15. Primo VE: Public names for Libraries and Locations

    It would often be helpful if patron-facing names of libraries and locations were different from the staff-facing names in Alma, e.g., staff users may need to know exactly which of several "Closed stack" is in play, while this is irrelevant information for end users. So public names of Libraries and Locations should be editable through the Discovery Labels code table

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  16. Adding Faculty Affiliation and Patron Degree Level to Resource Sharing Form

    We would like to add two drop-down fields to the Primo RS form:
    1. Faculty affiliation of requester e.g. Humanities, Social Sciences, etc...
    2. Degree level of student e.g. BA, MA, PhD etc...

    These fields would obviously need to appear on the Alma form and be retrievable via Analytics

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  17. Preference CDI Link Resolver records over Link in Record when merging

    CDI now merges multiple results for the same article together, but when it does it preferences CDI records with 'Link in Record' rather than displaying the Link Resolver choices under Full Text Availability. The Link in Record articles often lead to indexing sites, not to the publisher where the full text is available. We need a config option where we can preference Subscription (Linkresolver) over Link in Record when merging records in Primo

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  18. CONFIGURATION OF SANCTIONS IN LIBRARY CARD (PRIMO)

    Good afternoon,
    Together with greeting you, I request support so that in the Library Card in PRIMO environment information that is displayed from the SANCIONES + MESSAGES Vignette provides the following information:


    1. TITLE OF THE BOOK BY WHICH USER IS SANCTIONED.

    2. DATE OF CREATION OF THE SANCTION

    3. DATE OF EXPIRATION OF THE PENALTY

    RESULT: The user who consults the status of said SANCTION, knows the title (s) by which it was blocked by the system.
    Attached is the detail of what is requested.

    Thanking you for your support, I say goodbye carefully

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  19. Primo VE: Ability to use norm rules to specify which 856 (Marc) fields display in Links service

    In Primo Back Office (BO), it is possible to use normalization rules to specify which 856 Marc fields display in the "Links" section of the Primo full record view. (See attached screenshot.)

    We would like the same functionality in Primo VE to choose which 856 links to display based on the 856 first and second indicators and/or the subfields of the 856 field. Thank you.

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  20. Add DOI and PMID to Advanced Search Indexes in Primo VE

    DOI and PMID searching can be augmented for enhancement in keyword searching in Primo VE, so that these identifiers can be searches as keywords. It would be very helpful to our researchers to be able to more efficiently and exactly search within Advanced Search fields for DOI and PMID. These fields can be searched within unique fields in the Citation Linker, so the indexes exist, but they are not available for inclusion in Advanced Search settings. We would like to be able to add DOI and PMID as options in Advanced Search settings in Primo VE.

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