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  1. 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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  2. "science full text select"

    Please add HW Wilson Science Full Text Select to Primo Central Index and Alma activation

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  3. Improve the formatting of Primo VE forms so that they can expand and accommodate longer titles.

    In Primo VE the Resource Sharing and Purchase Request forms are designed to be very narrow - the entry fields are 50 characters wide. They look like they have been designed to be optimised for a mobile interface and do not resize if more room is available.
    This means that if I requested Title is longer than 50 characters you cannot see it all at once.

    We have attempted to use changes in the css to widen the form but this causes issues with the display of Advanced Search fields.

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  4. Add spacing between multiple entries of same marc field

    Often, and especially in archival description, we use the same marc fields several times in the same record. So, more than 1 520 (description/scope&content) or more than 1 545 (bio/hist note) and many others.

    The current display in primo ve kinda "smooshes" them all together. Would be great for readability if there was at least a space between multiple entries of the same field in any given record. Attachment has example in primo ve and one in - believe it or not - digitool, where there are extra spaces between each of the repeated fields. Much easier to read.

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  5. 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.

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    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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  6. Add Course Reserve Public Notes to Primo VE record details display

    A proscribed set of Course Information can be displayed in the Primo VE record details, but there is no way to add other notes or information related to course reserve in Primo VE, as there is in Leganto. There is a Public Notes field in Alma's Reading List > Citation > Citation Parameters settings, but this note can only be displayed in Leganto. If the Public Note could be made available for display in the Primo VE record as well it could be used in conjunction with the Course Information display to provide important information to end users -- for…

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  7. fergusons

    Please add Fergusons Career Guidance Center to Primo Central Index and Alma Activation

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  8. Field labels in Brief Record Displays

    It would help the user to make sense of what they are reading in the Brief Record Display if we could include labels for some of the fields -- particularly for "Subject" and "Is part of".

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  9. Provide an option for users to see all items in an electronic collection

    Alma allows us to make the bib record for an electronic collection like Wiley e-Books viewable by customers in Primo. We would like the contents of the electronic collection to be displayed when the user clicks on the electronic collection name in Primo.

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  10. Resultados de la búsqueda por índices

    La página de resultados de la búsqueda por indices cuando el número de resultados es mayor de 20, no muestra el número de resultados sino que pone 20+. Para saber el múmero de resultados tienes que clickear y pasar a la siguiente pantalla. La propuesta de mejora es que mostrase el número de resultados desde la primera pantalla de respuesta.
    Ejemplo: https://fama.us.es/discovery/browse?vid=34CBUA_US:VU1&browseQuery=historia%20de%20espa%C3%B1a&browseScope=subject.1&innerPnxIndex=-1&numOfUsedTerms=-1&fn=BrowseSearch

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  11. Allow more than four fields to display in the Brief Record Display

    Please allow more than 4 fields to display in the brief record display. We would like Course Informaton to display for our Course Reserves. Why is there a limit? We should be able to add as many fields as we would like to the brief record display.

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  12. Include Course Information with Coures Icon in brief record display

    We would like the option to include the Course Information (from the full record) with the Course icon for the breif record display for course reserves. This way students can quickly see the information without having to open the record.

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  13. Separate Library selection and Personal Delivery Address in Getit pop-up

    We have configured Alma so all Personal Delivery requests go to a central library. Need to modify Getit so patrons cannot select a Library and also enter a personal delivery address i.e. separate Library pickup from Personal Delivery.

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  14. In Primo VE, in the Get It service in full record display add the ability to hide the display of individual issues of a journal.

    In Primo VE, in the Get It service in full record display add the ability to hide the display of individual issues of a journal at each location.

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  15. ORCID to be searchable in Primo VE

    I'd like to add ORCID to our catalog records, at least for our ETDs (thesis authors and their advisors), and to have the IDs being searchable in Primo VE.

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  16. Add Limiter to Select PCI Collections in Primo VE Advanced Searches

    I'd like to suggest that libraries have the option of adding a limiter to the advanced search area of Primo VE that would allow users to pre-select particular PCI indexes to search. Currently, this can only be done by applying the limiters once search results have been generated.

    It would be beneficial if users had the option of pre-selecting which PCI collections to search prior to actually running the search.

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  17. PrimoVE : Allow splitting Dublin Core Fields

    As we have set up Discovery import profiles to import Dublin Core data from other institutions into our PrimoVE instance, we have discovered a few institutions that concatenate the DC:CREATOR and DC:SUBJECT fields into a single field.

    The ability to split these fields in normalization would be extremely useful in the Primo environment.

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  18. Resource Sharing

    When a patron is trying to request an ILL and has located and signed in, make the "Resource Sharing" link under How to Get It, show as a link in blue and display more prominently.

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  19. short loan

    Display due times for short loans in Primo, using the time format specified in Alma, rather than defaulting to showing due times in military (24h) time.

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  20. Primo VE: Availability of print inventory with multiple holdings

    In Primo VE, when availability is calculated for print inventory with holdings in multiple libraries, please show the library with the most items first.

    For example if there are 25 items in the Main Library and 3 items in the Law Library, Primo should display “Available at Main Library… and other locations”.

    Primo should not display “Available at Law Library… and other locations.”

    Thank you.

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