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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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…

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Allow Search Box Placeholder Text to Be Customizable by VIEW

    The search box placeholder text is customizable in the Code Table (nui.search.placeholder) but the change is global. It would be much more useful if the default could be set in the Code Table and then further customized in each view if desired. Or, if that isn't possible, to remove it from the Code Table and just make it a customizable field in each view. Or, if that isn't possible, at least a check box in the view settings that would allow us to remove/hide the placeholder text that was set in the Code Table.

    It's great that we can make…

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  8. location displayed for resources sharing

    Display location field in resource sharing records for other institutions. This will alert us if an item does not cirulate. Of course it woudl be better if non circulating items did not display the resources sharing link (I will open a request for this too), but at least listing the location will help us tell our students why their request was cancelled.

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  9. location displayed for resources sharing

    Do not display the resource sharing link for item that do not circulate. This is super confusing for our students. The request link does not display in the other scopes, but cannot seem to be turned off for resources sharing. Our students are requesting items from our sister college that do not circulate.

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  10. Contextual Relationships - chapters


    1. Only display chapters for the volume being viewed, i.e. chapters from vol. 2 of the Cambridge Ancient History rather than chapters from all the volumes (230 in all!)

    2. Display chapters in page number order ( we can’t figure out the logic behind the current order of display)

    3. For multi-volume titles, a “other volumes in this title” link in addition to other chapters from the same volume

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  11. Saved search for search term not found in index

    Occasionally there is a search term which is new and has not been indexed yet (such as a new species name like Rhenopyrgus viviani). At present we just see just see a 'no records found' message - it would be useful to create a saved search to pick up when this term appears in the literature.

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  12. In Primo VE and in consortial Alma setup, display print and electronic inventory even if dedupe/frbr is enabled

    In a consortial Alma setup with a Network Zone and with Primo VE, our consortia has noticed that if an Institution Zone (IZ) has enabled dedupe/frbr in a Primo View and there is print and electronic inventory for a title, the print inventory of other IZ’s is completely hidden and only the electronic displays.

    See “enabled dedupe frbr1.png” https://wrlc-gwu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/search?query=any,contains,doing%20bayesian%20data%20analysis%20a%20tutorial%20with%20r%20jags%20and%20stan&tab=WRLCPMyInstAll&searchscope=WRLCPMyInstAll&vid=01WRLCGWA:test&offset=0

    As you can see in “enabled dedupe frbr2.png” only the electronic inventory displays.
    https://wrlc-gwu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01WRLC_GWA/1b1hkge/alma9912376416404101

    Compare with an IZ in the same consortia which has disabled dedupe/frbr to prove that physical inventory exists.

    See…

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  13. Author/Subjects that include dates

    Some authors have the same names so we want to include the date field ($d) in the search when users click on their links within full records. However, we have learned that Ex Libris has hard-coded a facet search into the $$Q, thereby killing this option because you get 0 results (since the facet search includes the date). This is currently not configurable, but is a huge problem for us. Here is an example:
    https://catalog.library.vanderbilt.edu/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991043557451103276&context=L&vid=01VANINST:vanui&lang=en&searchscope=MyInstandCI&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=Everything&query=any,contains,Harry%20Potter&offset=0

    Click on the creator "Potter, Harry, 1954- author."

    Gives 0 results, with a facet of "Potter, Harry, 1954-"

    Remove the facet…

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  14. Add the ability to browse search on genre/form

    Add the ability to browse search on genre/form (655).

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  15. Add display field Contributor to Fields boosting in Primo VE

    Fields boosting in Primo VE has not an option for Fields boosting of display field Contributor. The default rule for Contributor is including 700, 710, 711. As an example, that means if you boost the creator field for a book with three authors the second and third author in field 700 will not get boosted, just the first author in 100.

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  16. Primo VE: subject searching with hyphens

    When I click on a subject heading in a record in Primo VE (https://catalog.library.vanderbilt.edu/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991029907089703276&context=L&vid=01VANINST:DIVINITY&searchscope=MyInstitution&tab=LibraryCatalog&lang=en), Primo VE does an exact subject search and gets no results, not even the record on which I clicked the subject heading. This only happens with some subject headings, not all. An example: the subject heading Self immolation -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism gives zero results (not even the record which contains the subject link I'm clicking on shows up, nor any other records with that subject heading -- 2 others); while the subject heading Buddhism -- China -- Customs and practices…

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  17. Show number of results in Search History

    It would be useful to display the number of results associated with a search query when viewing Search History in Primo VE.

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  18. Reconvigure Search Algorithm to Highlight Subscription Databases

    Some change in the Primo search algorithm now shows free sources, such as DOAJ, as not only the best source, but the only source for some articles, even though the article is available in several of our subscription databases. I always want students to utilize subscription databases over free sources, mostly because the subscription databases add value, such as citation help, and also, we pay for them and I want students to use them. I would like to see the algorithm highlight subscription databases regardless of whether a free source is available.

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  19. Searching special characters Ayin or Apostrophe in Primo

    In Alma, you get the same results if you include or exclude the special character ayin or apostrophe in your search terms. However, in Primo searches you need to include these special characters. If they are missing, you will not find the same result.

    Ayin is used in transliterated title of items in Hebrew, Arabic, Armaic, Syriac, and Korean languages. It is not on a standard US keyboard, so it is difficult for users to include it in the search.

    Apparently, Alma uses a different indexing system. We would like Primo to be able to do the same as Alma…

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  20. statista

    Add Statista database to Primo Central Index and Alma activation

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