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  1. Campus Activated Subscriber Access for better off-campus and mobile access to full text

    Google Scholar is rolling out a programme with publishers for easier access to full-text subscription content. They call this Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA). The description from the latest press release says "CASA makes note of a user’s institutional affiliation when they access content from an authorized on-campus location, and then enables continued access to their library’s journal and book holdings from home or when using a device not connected to the institution’s network".

    The way this could work with Primo is by setting a cookie on the user's device when they are on campus and access Primo. If their…

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    • Ignore call number prefix (subfield k) when indexing for Call Number Browse

      Primo's browse search "By Library of Congress Call Numbers" includes the call number prefix (holdings record field 852 $k) when generating the browse list. At UGA, we use that prefix for oversize volumes (Folio, Ff), and for a variety of branch locations, special statuses and shelving areas (Juv, Ref, Vet Med, etc.).

      As a result, any holdings with a prefix do not show up alongside holdings in the same call number range, essentially hiding many titles from patrons interested in browsing the shelf list. (This would be an issue for staff as well, but shelf list browsing works correctly in…

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      • A-Z eBook functionality (similar to eJournals A-Z + databases A-Z)

        We're in the process of implementing Alma/Primo (at present we're Summon clients). Per Inna Ilinskaya, there is no equivalent ejournals/databases A-Z functionality for ebooks in Primo. This is something that our users have become accustomed to in using Summon. Inna recommended that we post this as an enhancement.

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        • Option to e-mail clients Saved Searches

          It will be very useful to share Saved Searches with another client by having an e-mail option available in the My Favourites > Saved Searches section in Primo, in the same way the e-mail option is available for Saved Records.

          34 votes
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          • Place in queue for hold requests is confusing for users

            Can the queue numbering begin with 1 rather than zero? The zero is confusing to users when an item request is made. Users interpret this as not available. It's hard to explain the queue is for those waiting not those who placed the first request.

            263 votes
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            • Secondary sorting of records in the results list

              Primo is designed to sort the results list by one parameter only (relevancy, title etc.).
              Currently, it is not possible to define a secondary sort. Thus records with the same ranking will appear in no particular order.
              It would be beneficial to be able to configure a secondary and third sort options. For example, first sorting by Relevancy, secondary by Publishing Year and third by Title.

              462 votes
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              • Review content type in Primo is confusing

                Currently the Review content type in Primo / Primo Central seems to contain both Book Reviews such as
                http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_sciversesciencedirect_elsevierS0261-5177(06)00203-2

                and Review Articles such as
                http://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/44SHU_VU1:default_scope:TN_proquest1373464971

                It would be better if these were in separate content types.

                134 votes
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                • Create link for patron to report issue with Primo Central Record

                  This idea comes from a ticket submitted by a professor last week regarding a journal article resource that was marked as "peer reviewed" in PCI incorrectly. She reported it to us and we reported it to ExLibris, but it would seem more efficient to include a link that could report the problem directly to ExLibris for PCI content. I imagine something similar to the "report an issue" link found in google books: https://www.screencast.com/t/BdLZo2tR6D

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                  • My Account - Loans & Requests: Bibliographical Details of ILL article requests

                    Currently, users cannot see the full bibliographical details of their Resource Sharing "Article" Requests in their account,. Although all the details appear in Alma, in Primo the Journal Title, Year, Volume, Issue and Pages are missing - so in fact they can only see the Article Title and Author in the Full View mode.

                    Obviously, this is not very helpful for citation purposes or even for tracking orders - especially if there are many similar requests.

                    Thanks

                    23 votes
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                    • account request date

                      Add the request's date on the user's account

                      We would like that the user can see the date when he makes a request (hold or ILL) on his account.

                      We think that's will be an improvement for the users.

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                      • Add the option to restrict PCI results for resources when only a physical manifestation of those resources exist in the library’s inventory

                        If we have a physical book/journal in stock (item status could be anything: lost / on loan / available etc.)
                        and we have PCI collections activated that happen to also include these titles,
                        then
                        Primo will display the PCI results for the electronic version of these Books + their chapters & Journals + their articles and present them as ‘Full text available’ with ‘View online’ tabs – even when we do not have access to the online version of the titles.

                        This leads to an error message + makes for a confusing experience for staff and students. We understand from…

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                          2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                        • Please make the MARC bib. 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record available.

                          The MARC 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record is not exposed to Primo. This means that the data in the b245p is not available to display to users in the My Account section of Primo, as part of the requesting process and on pull slips for items. This becomes important when the items have 245a data that is the same. For example, when a video game has the same name with more info in the 245p like the ones below.
                          b245a b245p
                          Angry birds. Star Wars
                          Angry birds. Trilogy
                          Assassin's creed. Brotherhood
                          Assassin's creed. Revelations
                          Batman. Arkham Asylum
                          Batman.…

                          84 votes
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                          • Add the 'until' argument to OAI-PMH pipe configuration

                            When creating a pipe to harvest using OAI, we can currently set the 'from' date but not an 'until' date. When harvesting from a large repository, this means we have to collect the whole set in one go - which may be a problem for Primo and/or the repository. We would prefer to process, say, three months data at a time.

                            4 votes
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                            • Holdingsfile should take into account the holdings of physical items

                              In our Primo we have set up that only articles that you have access to is presented in the first result-list, but that you can remove this filter by checking the tick box on the left to include result that you do not have access to.

                              Currently only the holdingf for electronic journals are taken into account. If the library has only the physical journal the article will not be part of the first search result. It will look like the library does not have this article, when the truth is that the user could get it in print.

                              The…

                              34 votes
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                              • Add search options for atoz list

                                Primo provides only title search options for A to Z list. It would be useful to have more options such as ISSN, ISBN or publisher.

                                33 votes
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                                • Display of earlier editions in 'View x versions' feature instead of latest ones

                                  Unfortunately, and I've noticed this with other titles in Primo, e.g. Begg Economics, the latest editions of titles are hidden in the 'View x versions' area of Primo while the earliest edition is displayed in the search results. It would be better perhaps if the latest edition displayed with the option to view earlier editions under the 'View x versions' feature.

                                  62 votes
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                                  • Improve Primo Alerts format

                                    Customers should have the abilty to modify and change the format of the alerts sent to the users, both the text and the visibililty of the email.

                                    106 votes
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                                    • 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…

                                      39 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Primo VE  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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…

                                        72 votes
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                                        • [PRIMO] Allow normalization of Primo Central Index PC records

                                          It would be great to have the ability to normalize the Primo Central records using NR set as we do for local records.
                                          This would be very beneficial. For example:

                                          - Customers could choose their own facet values and harmonize them with local records.
                                          - Values only in PC records could be removed of modified (e.g. toplevel facet values for Open access and Peer Reviewed )
                                          - FRBR and Dedup could be performed also against local records, thus greatly improving results in blended search.
                                          etc.

                                          12 votes
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