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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. PrimoVE - allow search scopes defined by Ex Libris and local search scopes to be combined

    It would be great to allow search scopes to be combined in PrimoVE so that predefined search scopes and local search scopes can be configured to search as one scope. Currently, PrimoVE is not able to do this and makes searching more complicated to educate end users on how to search.

    For Example, Allow 690 and 6XXs to be able to be search all under Subject. Curently Subject does not include 690.

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  4. 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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  5. Primo VE mobile website - ease of customization

    It would be great if there was an 'out of the box' view of Primo that enabled mobile access (via smartphone or small tablet) without needing to modify CSS.
    Users are increasingly accessing Primo from their mobile devices, and the standard interface does not allow for this type of functionality.

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  6. Add 956 field to the Links area of the Detailed record

    Currently the only links that display from the bib record are in the 856 with a 4 in the first indicator. We'd like the ability to show 956 links, for local information like digital library links.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Browse by government document call number

    Currently, we don't have the option of browsing call numbers in the 086 field in Primo VE. This is a problem for the many libraries who work with government documents and use government documents call number schemes. Being able to search for single call numbers doesn't help for tasks where you need a list ordered by call numbers (like taking inventory, weeding, and assigning new call numbers). Please add a government documents call number browse index.

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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. Enable the addition of referencing style to the results list by email

    In Summon, you can select the format of your results list before emailing it to yourself or another person. Eg. You want to view your search results in APA format, or AGLC, etc., and also have the link sent to you for each item in the list.

    This functionality would be a great addition to Primo VE.

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  12. Improve the browse callnumber functionality in Primo VE to include Moys callnumbers

    As a Primo VE law academic or student I would like the Moys callnumbers to be browsable in Primo VE. They are a special classification suited to my subject area. This functionality was previously available.

    Background
    Moys call numbers are not supported in Primo VE, even though they display in the Alma Browse functionality.

    Primo NUI did display them correctly.

    Having invested considerable resourcing in developing Moys classification for our Law collections it is frustrating that we are no longer able to browse these callnumbers.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Work with additional batches of 50 records after the first set of 50

    It's now possible to select and act upon a set of 50 records in Primo VE. However, once the first set of 50 records has been selected and saved to Favorites (or otherwise acted upon), all actions on additional records must be done manually, one at a time. After the first 50, the user gets the message, "Please edit your selection to include no more than 50 records." and then it is no longer possible to work with records in batch.
    For example, often a user will perform a search in Primo VE and find a set of 150 or…

    8 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Recommender for standing expressions (that have little or nothing in common with an actual title)

    We are switching from Ebsco Discovery Service EDS to Primo VE this year. One functionality that EDS offers - and that seems to be lacking in Primo VE - is the Item Exact Match Recommender https://cloud.ebsco.com/apps/item-exact-match-recommender-custom-data-file-driven

    We use this mainly for documents that are widely known by a standing expression that will not help when doing a search for this expression with Primo.

    Examples:
    1) "Metzger" refers to the document "Lern- und Arbeitsstrategien" by Christoph Metzger. No one knows the title, but everybody knows the standing expression.
    2) Decisions by the Swiss Supreme Court, "Bundesgerichtsentscheide" - hardly anyone knows that…

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