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  1. 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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  2. statista

    Add Statista database to Primo Central Index and Alma activation

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  3. 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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  4. Add records from Citation-only databases and/or "Citation Availability" statements

    We need to give our users access to the wide range of content to which we subscribe, including the records in citation-only databases. If we subscribe to a resource and activate it in Alma, we would like these resources to be included in our "Filter by availability" searches in Primo VE -- even if the content is citation rather than full article text. When we "expand my results", too much additional content (such as non-licensed ebooks from selected packages) are included. We want to be able to include citation records but exclude inaccessible content. There isn't a way to do…

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  5. Categorise dbs/guides/sites via Primo admin. The databases be indexed, searched or browsed for in PrimoVE customers that do not have Alma

    The ability to subject categorise databases, library guides, Web sites etc via Primo admin. The databases and guides they are included in the Primo index so that the words in the title, description or keywords when searched will appear within the results. Also so the resources can browsed for in PrimoVE or Primo classic by the categories so there is not a long list to scroll through. This is for customers that do not have Alma or any library catalogue. I have seen you can currently do this only for Alma catalogue users.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. In Primo VE add the ability to control the information displayed in the Details service of the Full Record Display where the title is on a L

    In Primo VE add the ability to control the information displayed in "Course List" field in the Details service of the Full Record Display where the title is on a Leganto reading list.
    OTB the following data elements are displayed: Cource code; Reading List title; Course department; List owner (?).
    We would like to ability to control which data elements are displayed.
    This development would bring VE in step with Primo.

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  9. Prevent OTB icons from loading before custom icons

    Although Primo customers have the option of using custom resource type icons, the out-of-the-box icons still load momentarily before being replaced by the custom icons. This enhancement would prevent the OTB icons from loading for customers who opt to use their own icons.

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  10. Search Loans within user Account

    We have users who would like to be able to search within their list of currently checked out items. At present, the only options are (1) export the list of loans to BibTeX or RIS and search them in another program, or (2) sort by checkout date or title. When faculty have 400 items checked out, neither of these options is feasible. They would like a search box option within their account to search across all the items they have checked out.

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  11. Make user-created tags keyword searchable.

    Currently, user-created tags are findable via the tag portal in the Ellipsis, or they can be searched in the Advanced Search by specifying the tag field. We would like to be able to make them keyword searchable in the basic search.

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  12. Suppress dedup/FRBR for external records in Primo VE

    Following the introduction of support for FRBR and dedup for external records in the February Primo VE release, it should be possible to apply suppress rules for FRBR and dedup to external data, in the same way you currently can for local records.

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  13. Allow to print "Item description"

    We want to display "Item description" on print pdf from Primo VE. Because in some rare books, we uses item description to identify the material.

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  14. Indent newspaper search under Source Type limiters

    Indent the "Newspapers search" link under the "Source Type" limiter to bring it in line with the other listed source types (e.g. Articles, Reivews, Books, etc.).

    As it currently displays, without being indented, it appears that all of the source types listed below are sub-sets of the Newspapers search.

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  15. To have a “Saved Query” feature at the top of the search results at Journal Search page

    Currently, only the general search has this "Saved Query" feature in the search result. We would like to have this feature when searching at Journal Search page too.

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  16. Incorrect citation formatting

    Below is an email that I got from one of our reference librarians:

    Here’s a citation issue, we’re coping with.
    I expect you can’t fix this because it looks like a broad indexing issue, but can it be reported?

    PROBLEM ONE (this affects MLA & APA & Chicago)
    The Primo citations often include extra information, for example:
    -- that it is a “report” or includes an “author abstract” or “Brief Article”

    In these cases, it looks like it stems from Primo including too much info in the title field.

    PROBLEM TWO (this affects only MLA)
    Primo citations often include not…

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  17. My Library Card: Option to hide DUE TIME

    We'd like the option to hide the DUE TIME in My Library Card, Primo VE.

    In our library, we allow users to return borrowed item at any library. Users can return items that are due today until the library where they are returning items closes.

    Each library has different closing time with many exceptions, so we set the closing time to 23:59 for all libraries. Therefore, due time is always displayed as 23:59 regardless of the real library closing time and it is confusing to users.

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  18. 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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  19. My Library Card: Indicate number of loans at each library

    Listed in the left margin of the My Library Card page in our multi-campus / multi-library environment are the names of each library from which a user has requested or borrowed an item. To save the user time in finding relevant, timely information, we'd like the number of items currently "in play" (on loan, requested, with associated fines, etc.) displayed next to each library in that list.

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  20. Primo VE: ability to search without search expansion and to display a link to include expanded terms if desired

    Currently if the search expansion with controlled vocabulary feature is switched on in Primo VE, the search expansion is automatically included in the search by default and the user has to click to remove the expanded terms from their search. It would be beneficial to have the ability to have the feature switched on, but with the expansion not included by default and for the user to be able to include the expanded terms if desired.

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