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  1. sortedy by call number

    The current "Sorted by" options are Relevance, Date-oldest, Title, Author, and Date-newest. It would be helpful to also have the option of "Call Number."

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  2. "Show Source Record" to users with Alma Staff Role only

    Although we can now display the MARC record in the UI using the "Show source records" we feel this feature is only really useful for Library staff and not for the vast majority of users who will not find it useful and will just add clutter to the full record for the majority. Ideally we would like the "Show source records" to be linked to the Alma library staff role so it will only display when our library staff are logged into Primo.

    Currently the only option to display this link in the UI is to have it appear for…

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  3. Getit2 of PrimoCentral records lists irrelevant local resources (missing date check)

    Records from Primo Central have a getIt2-Tab which lists print resources from local catalog for an article. The problem is that the publication date of the article and the listed resources do not match and therefore cause confusion. Think of an current article from a Journal and you get old volumes suggested from the library. Only print resources containing the article should be listed.
    In other words: The function would be usable if the getit2 lists print resources with the same publication date.

    Suppressing the get-it tab according to the documentation (http://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/Remove_GetIT!_Tab_When_No_Print_Version%2C_Only_Electronic_Records_from_Alma) has no effect.

    The issues were…

    15 votes
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  4. Display times in Back Office according to local timezone

    Currently Primo Back Office displays all times according to the server timezone. This is particularly relevant to scheduled pipes. For smoothest operation these need to be coordinated with Alma jobs, which are scheduled against local timezones. Differences in daylight savings times mean we have to update our conversions between the two timezones at least twice a year.

    Being a multi-tenanted environment, the underlying server timezone can't easily be changed. But my suggestion is to make the *display* of any times in Back Office depend on a configurable timezone. ie

    1) Allow institutions to configure a timezone

    2) Where times and…

    19 votes
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  5. Allow configuration of multiple email addresses in back office

    In primo's general configuration, there is a field for a staff email address. This address is used for emails which are generated by primo in response to an issue (e.g. when an IP is automatically blocked because it is suspected of being the source of a DoS attack) and is also displayed to users of primo when an error page is shown. We would ideally like to be able to send these to different email addresses so they can be processed differently. Would it be possible to add a second email address into the primo configuration and use that for…

    4 votes
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  6. Index Ebsco API "abstract" Results so they don't appear in Primo "Full-Text" Results

    All Primo results from the EBSCO API are searched and displayed "on the fly," and there's no option to sort the abstract-only content from full-text in Primo results.

    So even though our default in Primo is to display ONLY "full text" results -- Primo is returning EBSCO "abstract only" or "may be full text" links in our Full-Text searches. Our users are confused, and call us wondering why they don't have full-text access in our Primo full-text search results.

    Finding a way to sort the Ebsco abstract-only content from the full-text content, so it's working correctly within the Primo search…

    14 votes
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  7. Add *before* directives in the new UI

    While it's great that the new UI includes directives for us to target when we do customizations, we're generally limited to only putting things AFTER what we may want to manipulate. It would be good to have an easier way to inject our customizations before.

    For example, I'd like to place some helper text before our Online Access tab on some items based on the PNX. Right now, I have to put the message below and then do some DOM manipulation. I'd prefer to avoid the DOM manipulation altogether.

    10 votes
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  8. Send the same enriched query (stemming, synonyms, etc) to both local index and Primo Central PC index ( important for blended search )

    As default behavior, Primo not only looks for the patron's query, but according to the guessed language enriches the original keywords of the user with additional terms, in order to improve the performance. Linguistic features ( https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Primo/Product_Documentation/Technical_Guide/120Linguistic_Features ) may be customized by the systems librarian, for example removing or adding synonyms. But these changes affects only the results coming from the local index (i.e. the index built with records coming from the library's pipes for the catalogue, the institutional repository etc.). Primo Central (PC) records are not affected: for PC records the query enrichment is run separately and using the…

    22 votes
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  9. Citation generator is inaccurate

    The citation in the existing and new UI for books is not valid MLA or APA.

    The PNX information that populates the citations is stored in a hidden mapping table that cannot be edited. For example, I can see that series information for a book comes from addata/seriestitle. Primo will use the entirety of the field in the citation. For this particular record, this is the content of that section:

    Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter Ser. ; 2.

    Likewise, book titles come from addata/btitle. For this record, this is the entirety of the section:

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of…

    13 votes
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  10. [Primo] - frbr - improve algorythm - consider all keys and not only the first matching key

    In Primo FRBR documentation is explained that (I added ** signs):
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    In the FRBRization process, the keys are compared. If a record has a matching key with another record, it is added to the same FRBR group. **Once a match is found, the system does not continue searching** for matches since a record can belong to one FRBR group only.
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    In our experience this may lead to false positives. When comparing keys between frbr candidates, the system should consider instead the whole set of matching keys, not just the first matching one. And for example do not group…

    7 votes
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  11. Remove or de-emphasize reference entries in Primo Central results

    I was told by someone at Ex Libris that the only way to get rid of "Reference entries" (such as a single word definitions from a dictionary, or an encyclopedia entry) showing up at the top of search results, would be to de-activate the subscription to the source item (the dictionary).

    This is upsetting. If you happen to subscribe to several encyclopedias and dictionaries that reference a term, the "Reference Entry" items multiply and crowd out the books and articles, which is probably what users are searching for.

    We should be able to set the results ranking level for these…

    12 votes
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  12. Improve RTA Holdings status information for checked out / unavailable items for Alma consortiums

    For Alma / Primo customers in a consortial resource sharing network, when an item in an institutional view is checked out, in the brief results display, an RTA availability statement is replaced with a "Check Holdings" link. Upon clicking on the title and viewing the full display of the record, RTA is checked for all institutions, including the institution of the view the user is in, updating the RTA status. When the user clicks out of the full record, the correct status (e.g., Checked Out) displays in the RTA section of the brief record in the results list.

    Users should…

    100 votes
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  13. Set default language(s) in PBO

    When managing the various mapping and code tables in the PBO, it gets complicated because I'm constantly having to set the language column. It would be great if we could have that narrowed by default to just the ones we need. To support multilingual institutions, it would need to allow for multiple defaults if possible.

    3 votes
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  14. Improve Misleading Links/Terminology in Results

    The prominent "Use Get It To Request" link on results with multiple versions, in the case where another version is an immediately available local copy, is not a good thing to have displayed.

    We have also noticed the new interface offers direct "Online access" links from the results page (even with direct linking deactivated) which arbitrarily lead to what can be one of several possible destinations, each with different date coverage ranges. So in the case of embargoed content, for example, a user can be misled to think current access is unavailable.

    13 votes
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  15. Sliding publication date range bar option

    At the moment in Primo the publication date filter gives you only the option to retype the year or to use the up and down arrows. We would like to see something similar to the option in Summon where you have a slider bar which you can drag across to reduce the date range ie: 2006-2017

    21 votes
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  16. Track the date of when a record is deleted

    If primo is given a record to be deleted, it is removed from the source record table. This means that there is no indication that Primo ever had the record. Continuing to track the record id would allow the search PNX tool to tell the user when the record was deleted. This would be useful in tracking down problems of missing records that are expected to be in Primo.

    5 votes
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  17. unix-like tool for working with normalization rule sets

    to compare two normalization role sets or for finding spezial references in a rule set we need some tools:

    - to compare 2 rule sets we need a tool like the diff command in unix
    - to find references to a (mapping) table or occurences of fields in a NR we need a tool like grep in unix

    12 votes
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  18. Use an alternative to reCAPTCHA that's word based.

    Our patrons are having a hard time using the reCAPTCHA because of it being picture based. It's problematic to use it in Firefox and IE especially which we use on all of the campus computers. If we need a robot detector, can we switch to something that's word-based? These are also difficult for visually impaired patrons, but better than the photo test.

    18 votes
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  19. Create a Tableau Web Data Connector for Primo Analytics

    Primo Analytics users who also use Tableau would benefit from a generic Tableau Web Data Connector (WDC) available via a Primo Integrations page to integrate Primo Analytics into Tableau vizes via the Ex Libris API.
    The WDC could generate report-specific field structure based on the schema/xsd section of the API report XML, making the addition of Primo Analytics report data to Tableau as easy opening an Excel spreadsheet.
    Since I do not have Primo, I have not been able to test these as I did with Alma, but this idea is based on the assumption that Primo Analytics reports API…

    32 votes
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  20. Expand quick in-browser "citation" styles to match those in Summon "cite this item"

    Expand the quick in-browser "citation" tool to have the same expanded styles list available in the Summon "cite this item" tool.

    Allow sites to include their own local styles through the administration back end.

    Undergraduate students, particularly 1st years, often want to be able to just grad a quick citation from the interface in the style they need, not have to deal with Endnote or one of the other reference management tools.

    11 votes
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