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  1. Make Alma link resolver compatible with EndNote's "Find Full Text" feature

    EndNote offers a "Find Full Text" feature that allows users to locate full text for citations saved to their library. The feature can be configured to work with your institution's link resolver. However, according to EndNote customer support, the Alma link resolver is not currently compatible with this feature. This enhancement would allow Alma customers to locate full text for EndNote citations via openURL.

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  2. Increase Primo search capability to support major common search expansions on synonyms.

    Salesforce case #00583901 refers (unpublished)

    Ex Libris advises that, due to performance considerations, Primo search is unable to support the search expansion for the spelling variants that include the use of 's' or 'z' within a word. This is a common trans-Atlantic spelling variation, and omitting it has a significant impact on search results.

    Example: a search for the terms “practice globalisation” produces 441,248 results, but by changing the 's' in globalisation to a 'z', Primo produces an additional 12,000 search results.

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  3. Primo VE: Allow Exclusion of Institution Zone only records from Discovery Network/NZ Scope

    In consortial environments, the Network Scope includes Institution Zone only records such as laptops, keys, etc.

    We would like the capability to exclude IZ only records from a Discovery Network scope so that we can display only records that are NZ bibs, not local IZ with no NZ bibs.

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  4. Make facets sticky by default for the session

    I would like to suggest that Primo's facets should be sticky by default (or at least that this should be a configuration option). The "Reset filters" link right below the selected filters implies that filters will stick unless reset; users find this confusing. I agree with other posters' points about the lock icon being visible at all times, and that a selection of New Search should automatically clear sticky facets, but otherwise, I would like to propose that facets should stick unless the user either selects New Search, or clicks "Reset filters" (perhaps this could be renamed "Clear filters"). This…

    251 votes
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  5. Ability to select/set preferred record criteria for dedupe/FRBR in Primo VE

    We have instances where records for print materials in our holdings are combined with records for e-resources, to display a single record with multiple access points in our catalog. That is good and expected. However, often the source record is an e-resource record rather than the record for our physical holding, and we would prefer that the record for our physical resource be used so that important local notes are sure to be displayed. When the record for an e-resource is used instead, our local notes are not displayed, and that is a big problem.

    57 votes
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  6. My Favorites: while pinning item, allow user to choose label

    When a user pins an item to My Favorites from the search results or detail view, the item goes to My Favorites without a label. Users would like to choose the label at the time they pin it.

    Otherwise, they have to pin things, then go into My Favorites and go through all the things they just pinned a second time. By this time the user may not recall the specific reason they pinned it. We would like My Favorites to work similar to Pinterest and other similar tools, where the user can assign a tag/label as they are pinning,…

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  7. Drag/drop results facets

    We would like to be able to let our users personalize their search experience by dragging and dropping results facets into different positions in the list. For example, our first facet is Show Only. If a user wanted to see Material Type or Publication Date first, they could simply drag one of those facets to the top of the list. Making those choices persistent through a session and/or through their own personal account would be even better.

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  8. Primo VE: Need for new ‘Discovery Manager’ roles

    Create Discovery Manager roles and give customers the possibility to assign Discovery roles to colleagues who are in charge of specific content updates in the front end (notably Tag management, Resource Recommender management, Primo Central Index activations/deactivations) and who are not necessarily Primo administrators. For more flexibility and granularity, different roles (or parameters to add?) should be created. For example, a staff user in charge of Resource Recommender management should not necessarily have access to PCI activations.

    Subject and reference librarians could directly work in Alma in order to keep recommended resources, tags and PCI collections updated; tasks where traditional…

    59 votes
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  9. Add facets into the Collection Discovery UI

    While we are really happy that the functionality to search withing collections is planned, we propose to implement the facets also for the Collection Discovery.

    Facets are very useful to limit results in big collections for discovery and browsing, when the user doesn't know exactly what he is looking for. We do have several big collections.
    Also, functionality would be more consistent with the Primo Search interface.

    65 votes
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  10. Dedup and FRBR cluster monitoring

    Since BIRT reports in back office are being deprecated and they are not available in VE, those who implement Dedup or FRBR will have no way to monitor the clusters that goes beyond what's currently in analytics (just a report of cluster sizes). Size of clusters is important, but when "impossibly large" clusters form (we recently noticed many, up to 89 members!), we need to be able to see the records forming the cluster in order to diagnose problems. The BIRT tool is way too slow and unwieldly for this purpose but provides useful information: contents of the fields that…

    38 votes
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  11. Smart login messages - Do not show login message in the ViewIt for Open Access material

    If a user is not logged in they get the Login message on the ViewIt and GetIt tab, whether they need to login to access that resource or not.

    For example, Open Access material.

    We have had many instances of users complaining that they have to login to access OA material. In fact they do not need to login to access this material. The Primo login message is confusing and misleading the user to think that they do need to login.
    See for example the following Open Access material in our Primo instance.
    https://primo-direct-apac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=RMIT_ALMA_DC11160517080001341&context=L&vid=RMITU&lang=en_US

    In this example the resource is…

    30 votes
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  12. Display more than 10 locations in PRIMO VE

    We are using bch scheme and when a bibliographic record has more than 10 locations, PRIMO only shows 10, even though the results are limited to one library.
    For example, there are one item in our Medical Library, but it doesn't show. https://granatensis.ugr.es/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991014023258604990&context=L&vid=34CBUA_UGR:VU1&search_scope=MyInstitution&tab=Granada&lang=es

    20 votes
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  13. Display item policy in item record

    It would be useful if item policy could be configured as a field to display in either the brief or full item display. Currently, the loanable indicator is defined by the fulfillment terms of use, which is dependent on users signing in in order for Primo to calculate the loan policy specifically for that user.

    Having the option to display the item policy from Alma as a field in Primo would be beneficial as this does not change dependent on the user type or fulfillment rules. It would also provide more information to users irrespective of whether they are able…

    65 votes
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  14. Advanced search functionality for the Newspaper Search

    Please provide advanced search functionality for the Newspaper Search. Users would like to limit searches by criteria such as publication name.

    15 votes
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  15. Shibboleth authentication based patron update

    It would be useful to be able to utilise Alma’s patron data update (via ‘Update User Details’ RestAPI) using attributes released in the federated authentication process and are in accordance with EduPerson -schema (Shibboleth/SAML2).

    https://wiki.eduuni.fi/display/CSCHAKA/FunetEduPerson+schema

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  16. Separate language menu

    In August release 2018, there is finally a good improvement in the sign in area, but unfortunately the language selection is now inside a personal menu. If guests user enters Primo which by default is not in his native language, they wouldn't know what to do. There is a nice solution created by Manneheim University, and I hope Exlibris will take it as an example:

    https://primo-49man.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=MAN_UB&sortby=rank&lang=de_DE

    Naomi

    178 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Generate citation on multiple pinned items

    Our users make heavy use of the generate citation button, but they currently have to do this one record at a time. It would make things easier for them if they could pin all the relevant items, and then go into My Account, select all their pinned items, and generate a citation for all of them.

    They can currently perform several actions by batch on all pinned items - email results, export to Refworks and so on - but the generate citation action is not yet available to them.

    The citation that appears could be simply plaint text, with the…

    44 votes
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  19. Summary Holdings Display>Primo VE

    Summary Holdings Display>Primo VE
    We would like our summary holdings to display one "click/screen" earlier than they do now.

    For example,

    https://col-hope.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991001380029704767&context=L&vid=01COL_HOPE:HOPE&search_scope=MyInst_and_CI&tab=Everything&lang=en

    Users first have to click on the little arrow on the right of a holdings location before viewing the summary holdings statement.

    We would like the summary holdings to display as a third line under the initial location data.

    How it displays now:
    Van Wylen Library
    Available, Bound Journals Section 3rd Floor ; HF5601 .N53

    How we want it to display
    Van Wylen Library
    Available, Bound Journals Section 3rd Floor ; HF5601 .N53
    Summary holdings: v.45:no.12(1975:Dec.)-v.55:no.12(1985:Dec.)

    We have…

    130 votes
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  20. Display of consortium e-resource coverage

    Consortium partner library's e-resource coverage and public notes should be displayed in Primo VE.

    When searching Primo VE in consortium environment with Search Profile "DiscoveryNetwork", coverage of e-resource licensed by the consortium partner library (not by the consortium) is not displayed. Only bib record (in NZ) is displayed.

    Currently, no information about e-resource holdings of consortium partner library is displayed and users will not be able to notice that the partner library subscribed to this e-journal. If they noticed, they could access to this e-journal as walk-in users visiting the partner library or request copies of articles through Interlibrary Loan.

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