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  1. Separating Scholarly and Peer Reviewed facets in the PCI

    As a former Summon library, we are lamenting that there used to be separate facets in Summon for Scholarly and for Peer-reviewed articles - as not all peer-reviewed content is scholarly. Ex Libris has responded to my Salesforce inquiry that there are no current plans to separate this content into separate facets, but the idea may be considered for the CDI roadmap.

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  2. Provide option in Primo VE customization to use Alma's preferred name fields in My Library Card

    The My Library Card display in Primo VE should have a configuration option to use the preferred names fields in Alma user accounts, if those fields are populated, instead of only being configured to use the first/last name fields. This will be helpful for institutions that use SIS loads to populate user data and the patrons have included preferred name data in addition to legal name data.

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  3. Data elements for Calculated Availability should be configurable

    The Calculated Availability text is composed of Availability status + Library + location + call number .
    We want to be able to configure what elements should display based on their value. For instance, we only want to display call numbers for items that are on open shelves (as determined by library and/or location value). For items in closed stacks, the call number is irrelevant to the users and only serves to clutter up the interface.

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  4. Allow for deactivating or re-ordering Open Access facet in Primo VE

    Changes made in the Facet labels include trying to reorder the facets as well as disable the display of the Open Access option do not seem to have any effect.

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  5. Primo VE: Campus facet

    For larger libraries, it would be helpful to have a Campus facet, as a superstructure to the Libraries facet (which can be very long). Unfortunately, this cannot currently be created as a local facet.

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  6. Improve Author/Creator search results

    We want more control over Author/Creator search results. Ex Libris has informed us that the author/creator searching norm rules are hard coded and cannot be changed. Currently our results include MARC fields 245 (statement of responsibility) and 600, 610, 611 (names as subjects). We don't want these fields included and would like to be able to sculpt search results through MARC field editing. Inclusion of these fields confuses users in author searches and returns results that are irrelevant when searching for works of a known author.

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  7. Add enabling/disabling OpenURL as option in Direct Linking Configuration

    Some libraries (like mine) would appreciate the ability to disable direct linking for incoming OpenURL searches while enabling direct linking for other functions (such as direct linking from results list). We would like this flexibility because we find that direct linking from the results list saves the time of our users, but direct linking from incoming OpenURL searches is more confusing. We don't want to have to turn off direct linking altogether to help solve this confusion, but have no choice with current settings. Other libraries may desire the opposite settings: disabling direct linking from results list but enabling for…

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  8. Collapse Advanced Search

    When using advanced search it would be ideal to collapse the search box header area so users can see the results right away without scrolling. Most user's screen resolutions are small and they aren't aware if the search was executed without having to scroll down the page. By collapsing the advance search area after the search is executed then the users be able to see the results.

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  9. provide different indication for items 'available online' - but not for my library

    when searching for 'electronic sources only' the result list provides the indication 'available online' for all items, including those NOT available for my library.

    I do want to see the items not available for my library, but there should be a different indication for them.

    Is it possible to show items as 'available online' for those available for my library, and show the other items with 'inter-library loan' indication?

    thanks

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  10. Add in-line display option for textual holdings and notes (866 a,z) in Get It section

    The display of the 866 a (holdings) and z (notes) subfields as separate lines in Primo VE is confusing for users. We request the option to display the 866 subfields a and z in the same line in Primo.
    For example, a journal has 2 866 fields, one of which includes "CD-ROM" in subfield z to indicate the format. The word "CD-ROM" appears in the third line, causing confusion about if this refers to the line above, or is a separate holding.

    Availability:
    v.66 (1996)-v.85 (2015),
    v.87 (2017) - v.88 (2018)
    CD-ROM

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  11. Make the login help link language sensitive

    In Alma Configuration it is possible to define Login page help links for Primo VE and to translate the label to another language, but it is not possible to have separate URLs for help pages in different languages.

    We would like the URL to be customizable per language the same way the label is.

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  12. Remove 490 from Browse Index

    We would like the ability to remove certain fields from the Browse Index - specifically the 490 field. We still want it included in the Keyword Index, but not in the Browse Index. The reason for this request is that the 490 series description field is displaying in the Browse bib headings in Primo and Alma. This results in two series fields displaying, when there is only one series.

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  13. Primo VE: add option to mark all Display Fields for Search and Facet

    Primo VE has a standard out of the box mapping of Display Fields, Search Fields and Facets (see https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/ProductDocumentation/020PrimoVE/050OtherConfiguration/MappingtotheDisplay%2CFacets%2CandSearchSectionsinthePrimoVE_Record). Customers cannot adapt or create Search fields and Facets. This is only possible now for Local Fields. I don't understand why this is not possible. Please provide options to mark Display Fields for Search and Facet and to create Search Fields and Facets, just like for Local Fields.

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  14. Allow HTML in Collection Discovery description field

    It would be useful to allow HTML in the description field of an Alma Collection record. It would allow some formatting and links out to other pages. Currently any HTML displays as text.

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  15. Block free text input functon in Resource Sharing Form

    When users request items with multiple volumes in the resource sharing form (NERS Enhancement - Request ID #4856), they can select a specific volume from the pull down list, also freely enter the volume information in the box. Errors of manual input may lead to in inefficient or failure of handling the requests, e.g. user input “1” in the text box instead of selecting “v.1” from the list, the request can be created successfully, but the description cannot be shown in “Borrowing Requests” of Borrowing Library or “Pick from the shelf” of Lending Library, the libraries need to spend extra…

    8 votes
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  16. Provide LibGuides Type Functionality in Studio

    Expand the new Primo Studio functionality to include an ability to create content like many of us are using through LibGuides. A simple content management system that would allow us to create simple web pages would allow us to replicate things like subject guides directly in Primo. If that content can also be indexed and searchable through the Primo VE search box that would be even better! This would avoid the need for seperate systems like LibGuides.

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  17. Improve new sort in collection discovery

    As of Nov 2019, we can sort a collection in collection discovery by "relevance" which seems to be arbitrarily applied and title.


    1. There should be the same sort options (as the main Primo results):

    2. Date (newest)

    3. Date (oldest)

    4. Author


    5. Institutions should be able to apply a default of choice


    6. Institutions should be able to remove a sort option


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  18. Customizable Collection Discovery according to PrimoVE views

    It'll be great if, according to the view, you can see specific collections displayed in the Collection Discovery.
    Currently, Collection Discovery is the same regardless of the view, which goes in detriment of the user experience.

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  19. Option to allow patrons to opt-in/ opt-out of sms from Primo VE my account tab.

    Currently there is no option to enable the sms opt-in option from PRIMO VE. This will allow patrons to enable/disable sms notification if they wish to from My Personal Details on PRIMO VE.

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  20. Add ability for Local Resource Types to look at multiple fields

    For some resource types (like streaming video) where we use community zone records that aren't all RDA, the bibs are missing a consistent way for me to identify them and we can't update the records to add whatever field is necessary (like a 655 $a Internet videos.). I would like to be able to write a rule for local resource types that uses an OR statement, rather than just a single field. That way I could indicate that if it had the 655 OR a 347 $a Video file it should have Streaming Video as its resource type.

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