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  1. 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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  2. 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…

    110 votes
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  3. Do Not Highlight Stop Words in the Results of a Keyword Search

    There is no value to highlighting words in the search results of a keyword search that were considered STOP words when the search was conducted.

    Words such as AND, THE, OR, IN, TO, etc., provide no value on their own and should not be highlighted. Not only does highlighting them add visual noise to the search results, it sends the wrong message to users about how to construct a strong search string.

    As the screenshot shows, the highlighting is only adding noise.

    47 votes
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  4. Cambiar la prioridad de las portadas en Primo VE

    Las portadas de Primo se intentan extraer desde el servicio de Syndetics y Google, si el servicio de Syndetics tiene una portada disponible se muestra esta y no la de Google. Por este motivo, por ejemplo, en alma se visualiza una portada de Google y en Primo una de Syndetics.

    Primo VE no tiene la opción de desactivar o cambiar la prioridad de las portadas, por lo que para solucionar este problema se necesitaría que se pueda activar o desactivar la prioridad de las portadas.

    Esperamos que esta idea resulte de interés a todos los usuarios de PRIMO VE y…

    27 votes
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  5. Add the Bridget Williams Books collections to Primo Central Index

    As a student and researcher of New Zealand materials I would like the books published by Bridget Williams Books to be indexed in Primo Central Index.

    Background: Currently the content of these collections is not discoverable in Primo. This makes it harder to discover key New Zealand content and impacts the efficiency of my study and research capabilities.

    13 votes
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  6. Allow reader to sort the values in a facet by A-Z or by number of records.

    Most databases such as Web of Science or Ebsco Discovery tool allow the user to determine how to sort the values in a facet (see screenshot)

    116 votes
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  7. Use of initial articles in title starts with searches in Primo Advanced Search

    Primo is currently unable to adequately accommodate initial articles (a, an, the etc.) when doing a title starts with search in Advanced Search.

    The first title field that appears in the sort section of the PNX is used as the title that is matched against when doing a title starts with search but this leads to different outcomes depending on whether the records are indexed from PCI or Alma:

    When the title field in the sort section of the PNX is created from Alma the default behaviour is to strip the initial article
    When the title field in the sort…

    23 votes
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  8. bad link reporter

    Bad Link Reporter

    This tool would work while librarians are searching Primo. An addon tool for Primo that looks at results when the following condition exists: a link is clicked and user gets an error, (no full text available or other Primo error messages) there would be a popup or message asking “report this bad link?”. You click on the button, it goes away allowing librarian to continue their work but clicking the button reports the permalink, search details and bad link error message including eresource used. This option only occurs for library staff. Ordinary users would not see it.

    183 votes
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  9. Display 6XX fields with $v form subdivisions intact

    Primo VE is configured to map 6XX $v form subdivisions to a separate display field, breaking the subject string. In some cases, the form subdivision is plucked out of the 6XX, leaving the surrounding string incomplete. For example:

    600 10 $aO'Keeffe, Georgia, $d1887-1986 $vExhibitions
    displays in Primo VE as:

    Subject O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986

    Genre Exhibitions

    651 #0 $aRome (Italy) $vMaps $vEarly works to 1800
    displays in Primo VE as:

    Subject Rome (Italy)

    Genre Maps
    Early works to 1800

    And so on, for all 6XX $v form subdivisions. This cannot be reconfigured. Additionally, each occurrence of the form subdivision is displayed…

    49 votes
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  10. Change order of holdings for e-journals in ViewIt

    Allow the institution to determine the ordering of resources in the ViewIt section of Primo. The single select options would include:
    • By Date – Ascending
    • By Date – Descending
    • Alphabetical
    • (Not sure if there are others)

    Currently e-journal titles with multiple holdings are displayed in alphabetical order. When each holding has a different date range, it can be difficult to scan quickly. This would allow each institution to select what works best for their users.

    26 votes
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  11. "see" references also for the browsing by title

    Hello,
    our (public) case #00518038 has confirmed that the "see" references to not-preferred forms in a browse search are implemented only for Authors and subjects.
    We ask the implementation also for the titles
    Thanks,
    Fabiano

    7 votes
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  12. Adding Faculty Affiliation and Patron Degree Level to Resource Sharing Form

    We would like to add two drop-down fields to the Primo RS form:
    1. Faculty affiliation of requester e.g. Humanities, Social Sciences, etc...
    2. Degree level of student e.g. BA, MA, PhD etc...

    These fields would obviously need to appear on the Alma form and be retrievable via Analytics

    21 votes
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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

    6 votes
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  14. Make Primo VE search box placeholder text customizable by search profile/scope

    Placeholder text within the Primo VE search box (Search Tiles Labels table > nui.search.placeholder) can be customized by View by adding a new label that includes the name of the specific view. However, it would be most helpful if the search placeholder text could also be customized by search scope or profile, so that when the user selects a different option within the same view the placeholder text changes. Brief instructions/examples for searching could then be included for each profile/scope, greatly enhancing the user search experience by identifying the kind of content included or the best way to search.

    10 votes
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  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. Allow libraries at primary Alma campus to be prioritized in Primo displays

    Currently on an item brief display, when multiple holdings exist, the availability statement shows whichever holding library comes first alphabetically, and on the results pages the Libraries facet lists libraries in alphabetical order. This alpha setup is problematic for multi-college / multi-library institutions that use per-campus Primo views. If the campus holds the item, its holding, not another campus that comes first alphabetically, should display in the availability statement. In addition, the Libraries facet should either prioritize the primary campus, or be sorted in order of number of hits (as most facets are) rather than alphabetically.

    13 votes
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  17. View Primo as someone else / different types of users

    View Primo as "someone else". It would be useful to view our Primo-page as different types of users. Being able to view Primo as an internal user, or a student, or staff member, or an external user, would help us troubleshoot configuration and settings in Alma. Have we activated the right functionality for the different user groups? Have we hidden what we want to hide?

    tl;dr: Facebook's "View as" functionality in Primo.

    57 votes
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  18. Journal links

    Journal hyperlinks should be by ISSN, now it makes a search by title.

    7 votes
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  19. Make it possible to remove the 'until' date in OAI request for all pipes

    Each time a pipe harvesting using OAI method is run, the OAI request set the 'until' parameter to the time the pipe is run. Here is an example of such OAI request: https://ourjournals.ac.nz/index.php/LPR/oai?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&from=2018-11-05T01:44:31Z&until=2018-12-01T22:40:07Z When the target OAI feeds contain records do not have a date stamp, it will be automatically filled with the date/time the record is accessed by the OAI harvester. This means that all these records without a date stamp will never be harvested into Primo as they will be always have a later date stamp than the 'until' parameter. We would like to see an option to…

    9 votes
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  20. Add filter for "Available Now" (i.e. not checked out etc.) to Availability filter/facet

    The Availability filter/facet in Primo VE currently includes options to limit by "Available online" and "Held by library". It would be helpful if these options could be further refined to enable filtering to materials that are actually currently fully available/accessible -- for example, not checked out to another user or in another out-of-library processing status. This is functionality that I see in other library catalogs, especially for electronic resources/ebook collections.

    2 votes
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