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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

    15 votes
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  3. Ability to examine raw data of a PCI collection for quality assessment

    Its tedious to check the quality of primo central collection. It will be helpful to have an API access to the raw data of Primo Central Collections. Collections need to be checked for quality issues e.g. resource types contained. Its important to understand the density, language, and formatting of metadata before a collection is activated in production. Please enable an API for the PNX / Metadata of the collections records. Metadata experts could then assess the quality of a collection more easily. The method would be also more reliable and convenient than checking (some) examples via the Primo frontend.

    14 votes
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  4. 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.

    16 votes
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  5. 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…

    27 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Primo Analytics - Ability to report on all search strings, not just Popular and Zero Results

    Primo Analytics currently only includes search string data for Popular and Zero Results subject areas. It would be a vast improvement to be able to see all search string results.
    Note: This functionality is available via BIRT, but only by individual reports by first letter of the alphabet, which are unwieldy and essentially unusable in loading so slowly (and often not at all).

    49 votes
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  8. 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)

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  9. Collection Discovery display items in a list view

    Currently Collection Discovery only offers users the ability to view collections as a Grid or a Gallery. These displays provide extremely limited information about the items making it impossible for users to decide which items they'd like to view.
    Please add the ability for users to view collection items as a list, similar to the search results view. This list view would present each record one after the other with basic bibliographic information such as title, author/creator, resource type, date.

    8 votes
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  10. Resource Recommender customizable for each view

    PrimoVE views serve different audiences. If the Resource Recommender were customizable for each view the user experience will be improved.

    9 votes
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  11. 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.

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  12. Access by IP-Ranges : add criteria in Primo Analytics

    Primo Analytics should support IP ranges as a filter criteria in the usage reports. This will enhance our statistics, for instance:

    - how much usage is generated by certain libraries?
    - how many patrons use primo off-campus or via VPN?
    - are there users not affiliated with the university?
    - what is the percentage of usage generated by library staff?
    - etc.

    The IP ranges might be taken from the backoffice configuration
    Primo Home > Ongoing Configuration Wizards > Institution Wizard > Edit IPs

    Please support this idea as we think this will lead to a clearer picture of our…

    10 votes
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  13. 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…

    58 votes
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  14. Block free text input functon in Resource Sharing Form

    When users request items with multiple volumes in the resource sharing form (NERS Enhancement - Request ID #4856), they can select a specific volume from the pull down list, also freely enter the volume information in the box. Errors of manual input may lead to in inefficient or failure of handling the requests, e.g. user input “1” in the text box instead of selecting “v.1” from the list, the request can be created successfully, but the description cannot be shown in “Borrowing Requests” of Borrowing Library or “Pick from the shelf” of Lending Library, the libraries need to spend extra…

    9 votes
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  15. Add in-line display option for textual holdings and notes (866 a,z) in Get It section

    The display of the 866 a (holdings) and z (notes) subfields as separate lines in Primo VE is confusing for users. We request the option to display the 866 subfields a and z in the same line in Primo.
    For example, a journal has 2 866 fields, one of which includes "CD-ROM" in subfield z to indicate the format. The word "CD-ROM" appears in the third line, causing confusion about if this refers to the line above, or is a separate holding.

    Availability:
    v.66 (1996)-v.85 (2015),
    v.87 (2017) - v.88 (2018)
    CD-ROM

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  16. Data elements for Calculated Availability should be configurable

    The Calculated Availability text is composed of Availability status + Library + location + call number .
    We want to be able to configure what elements should display based on their value. For instance, we only want to display call numbers for items that are on open shelves (as determined by library and/or location value). For items in closed stacks, the call number is irrelevant to the users and only serves to clutter up the interface.

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  17. Primo VE: Public names for Libraries and Locations

    It would often be helpful if patron-facing names of libraries and locations were different from the staff-facing names in Alma, e.g., staff users may need to know exactly which of several "Closed stack" is in play, while this is irrelevant information for end users. So public names of Libraries and Locations should be editable through the Discovery Labels code table

    7 votes
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  18. pin password

    Add the ability to control what fields display in the My Library Card | Update PIN / Password box dependent upon whether the User is an Internal or External user in Alma. Showing external users the option to change their password is confusing as their password is maintained outside of Primo/Alma.

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    27 votes
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  20. Hover-over article abstract in PRIMO VE

    Currently, patrons need to go into the full article record from the brief results page to read abstracts.We would like to suggest that PRIMO VE provide the user with a hover-over article abstract on the brief results page so patrons can skim abstracts before going into the full record.

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